No. 20220325.

546 P.3d 963 (2024)

2024 UT 10

STATE of Utah, Appellant, v. Jon Michael CLARA, Appellee.

Supreme Court of Utah.

Filed March 14, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sean D. Reyes , Att'y Gen., Andrew F. Peterson , Deputy Solic. Gen., Salt Lake City, for appellant.

Ann M. Taliaferro , Kristin G. Wilson , Salt Lake City, for appellee.

Justice Petersen authored the opinion of the Court, in which Chief Justice Durrant, Associate Chief Justice Pearce, Justice Hagen, and Justice Pohlman joined.


¶1 This appeal involves the dismissal of a criminal case under the Pretrial Justification Statute. UTAH CODE § 76-2-309(3). The Statute allows a criminal defendant who makes a claim of self-defense to have that claim assessed by a judge at an evidentiary hearing before trial...

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