Part 1 Corrupt Practices 76-8-101 – 76-8-110
Part 2 Abuse of Office 76-8-201 – 76-8-203
Part 3 Obstructing Governmental Operations 76-8-301 – 76-8-317
Part 4 Offenses Against Public Property 76-8-401 – 76-8-420
Part 5 Falsification in Official Matters 76-8-501 – 76-8-513
Part 6 Abuse of Process 76-8-601 – 76-8-603
Part 7 Colleges and Universities 76-8-701 – 76-8-717
Part 8 Sabotage Prevention 76-8-801 – 76-8-811
Part 9 Syndicalism and Sabotage 76-8-901 – 76-8-904
Part 11 Taxation 76-8-1101
Part 12 Public Assistance Fraud 76-8-1201 – 76-8-1207
Part 13 Unemployment Insurance Fraud 76-8-1301
Part 14 Disruption of School Activities 76-8-1401 – 76-8-1403

Terms Used In Utah Code > Title 76 > Chapter 8

  • Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Chief administrator: means the principal of a school or the chief administrator of a school that does not have a principal, and includes the administrator's designee or representative. See Utah Code 76-8-1401
  • Citation: means a summons, ticket, or other official document issued by a peace officer for a traffic violation, containing an order that requires the motorist to respond. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Client: means a person who receives or has received public assistance. See Utah Code 76-8-1201
  • Collateral: means cash or other security deposited to secure an appearance for trial, following the issuance by a peace officer of a citation for a traffic violation. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety created in Section 53-1-103. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the division director appointed under Section 53-3-103. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Driver License Division of the department created in Section 53-3-103. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Drive: means :
    (a) to operate or be in physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway; and
    (b) in Subsections 53-3-414(1) through (3), Subsection 53-3-414(5), and Sections 53-3-417 and 53-3-418, the operation or physical control of a motor vehicle at any place within the state. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • driver: includes any person who is required to hold a CDL under Part 4, Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, or federal law. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Driver license: means a license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle issued under the laws of the home jurisdiction. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • False statement: includes a false unsworn declaration, with "unsworn declaration" being defined in Section 78B-18a-102. See Utah Code 76-8-501
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: includes a person who:Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Highway: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Highway: means the entire width between property lines of every way or place of any nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for traffic. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Home jurisdiction: means the jurisdiction that issued the driver's license of the traffic violator. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Issuing jurisdiction: means the jurisdiction in which the traffic citation was issued to the motorist. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Jurisdiction: means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • License: means the privilege to drive a motor vehicle. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Material: means capable of affecting the course or outcome of an official proceeding, unless the person who made the statement or provided the information retracts the statement or information before the earlier of:
    (a) the end of the official proceeding in which the statement was made or the information was provided;
    (b) when it becomes manifest that the false or misleading nature of the statement or information has been or will be exposed; or
    (c) when the statement or information substantially affects the proceeding. See Utah Code 76-8-501
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Motor vehicle: means the same as that term is defined in Section 41-1a-102. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Motorist: means a driver of a motor vehicle operating in a party jurisdiction other than the home jurisdiction. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Oath: includes "affirmation. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Official proceeding: means :
    (a) any proceeding before:
    (i) a legislative, judicial, administrative, or other governmental body or official authorized by law to take evidence under oath or affirmation;
    (ii) a notary; or
    (iii) a person that takes evidence in connection with a proceeding described in Subsection (3)(a)(i);
    (b) any civil or administrative action, trial, examination under oath, administrative proceeding, or other civil or administrative adjudicative process; or
    (c) an investigation or audit conducted by:
    (i) the Legislature, or a house, committee, subcommittee, or task force of the Legislature; or
    (ii) an employee or independent contractor of an entity described in Subsection (3)(c)(i), at or under the direction of an entity described in Subsection (3)(c)(i). See Utah Code 76-8-501
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Peace officer: means any officer certified in accordance with Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer Classifications. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Person: means :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Personal property: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Personal recognizance: means an agreement by a motorist made at the time of issuance of the traffic citation that he will comply with the terms of that traffic citation. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • public money: means funds, money, and accounts, regardless of the source from which they are derived, that are owned, held, or administered by the state or any of its boards, commissions, institutions, departments, divisions, agencies, bureaus, laboratories, or other similar instrumentalities, or any county, city, school district, political subdivision, or other public body. See Utah Code 76-8-401
  • Public officer: means :
    (a) all elected officials of the state, a political subdivision of the state, a county, town, city, precinct, or district;
    (b) a person appointed to or serving an unexpired term of an elected office;
    (c) a judge of a court of record and not of record including justice court judges; and
    (d) a member of the Board of Pardons and Parole. See Utah Code 76-8-401
  • real property: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Road: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • School: means an elementary school or a secondary school that:
    (a) is a public or private school; and
    (b) provides instruction for one or more of the grades kindergarten through 12. See Utah Code 76-8-1401
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Suspension: means the temporary withdrawal by action of the division of a licensee's privilege to drive a motor vehicle. See Utah Code 53-3-102
  • Swear: includes "affirm. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Terms of the citation: means those options expressly stated upon the citation. See Utah Code 53-3-702
  • Testify: means to make an oral statement under oath or affirmation. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Vehicle: means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • White-collar crime: A nonviolent criminal act involving deceit, concealment, subterfuge, or other fraudulent activity.
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing, issued in the name of:Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Writing: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
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