Over-criminalization is a plague that has spread across the country, including Utah. With over 10,000 laws and new ones being passed every year, there comes a point when the criminal code needs to be reexamined.
This bill would repeal a crime that makes it a class B misdemeanor for failure to appear in court.
This bill not only addresses the plague of over-criminalization, but also addresses one of the chief causes of a bloated amount of misdemeanor offenses.
Each year bills passed by the legislature have the potential of creating new, or altering existing, crimes and the penalties associated with them. In an age when government policy can result in criminalizing everything from...