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What is Murder?

Murder is homicide plus malice. This means an unlawful killing of a human being done with some form of intent.

In Utah, How Is Aggravated Murder Defined?

The term “aggravated” refers to a crime being more serious in criminal sentencing and nature that it’s non-aggravated murder counterpart. Utah outlines nine ways a murder charge can be changed to aggravated murder: 

How Does Utah Classify Aggravated Murder?

Utah classifies murder in two ways: first degree murder or capital felony.

What is a Capital Felony?

A capital felony refers to the defendant getting the death penalty for an aggravated murder conviction. 

What is a First Degree Aggravated Murder Felony?

The aggravated murder felony carries a minimum mandatory of 25 years in Utah state prison. The maximum punishment is life without parole

What’s the Difference between the Two Felonies?

Whether a person is charged with capital felony and first degree felony depends on the circumstances surrounding the murder. 

Should I Consult an Attorney about My Aggravated Murder Charge?

Yes, aggravated murder is one of the most serious charges in Utah. Talk to a criminal lawyer about possible defenses.

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Last Modified: 04-20-2016 03:50 PM PDT

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