Title 77 - Utah Code of Criminal Procedure - Chapter 20 - Bail - Section 8 - Grounds for detaining or releasing defendant on conviction and prior to sentence. (Effective 10/1/2020)


Published: 2020-10-01

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Effective 10/1/2020 Superseded 5/5/2021 77-20-8 Grounds for detaining or releasing defendant on conviction and prior to sentence. (1) Upon conviction, by plea or trial, the court shall order that the convicted defendant who is

waiting imposition or execution of sentence be detained, unless the court finds by clear and convincing evidence presented by the defendant that the defendant is not likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court, and will not pose a danger to the physical, psychological, or financial and economic safety or well-being of any other person or the community if released.

(2) If the court finds the defendant does not need to be detained, the court shall order the release of the defendant on suitable conditions, which may include the conditions under Subsection 77-20-1(4).