I am pleased to announce the release of a new self-defense law card. Every Utah concealed carry holder should keep this card in their wallet with them at all times. This card folds in half to fit inside your wallet. On the outside, you will find what to say to the police after a self-defense situation and on the other, you will find what to say on a 911 call. On the inside of the card, you will find a short summary of Utah Self Defense Laws. This card is free for Utah concealed carry holders. Please limit yourself to the number of cards you will use yourself or give to others. A donation for envelope and stamp are much appreciated. Please fill out the form below with your Name, address and how many cards you want to receive for free. Alternatively, you can come by my office at 9468 South 560 West in Sandy, if you’d like to pick one up and see my law office/gun store.
Here is the information on the card:
What to say to the police:
My name is ___________________
I have a concealed firearm permit,
I invoke my right to remain silent
and will make a full statement
once I speak with my lawyer
Self- Defense laws on the inside:
Use of deadly force in defense of yourself or another – UCA § 76-2-402
You must have a reasonable belief that it is necessary to protect yourself or a
third person against the imminent use of unlawful force to prevent death or serious
bodily injury OR to prevent the commission of a forcible felony:
Forcible Felony: aggravated assault, mayhem, aggravated murder, murder,
manslaughter, kidnapping, and aggravated kidnapping, rape, forcible sodomy,
rape of a child, object rape, object rape of a child, sexual abuse of a child,
aggravated, sexual abuse of a child, aggravated sexual assault and forcible entry
of an occupied vehicle.
When deadly force is not authorized: (1) you provoke the use of force; (2) assailant
is attempting to commit, committing or fleeing after the commission or attempted
commission of a felony; or (3) you are engaged in combat by mutual agreement
Use of deadly force in defense of your habitation – UCA § 76-2-405: You may
only use deadly force to defend your habitation if (1) the assailant breaks
into your home and you have a reasonable fear that they are going to harm you;
or (2) you reasonably believe that the assailant is there to commit a felony.
Use of deadly force in defense of property – UCA § 76-2-406:
You can use force, but not deadly force to protect your property.
Where Concealed Carry is Prohibited: Correctional Facility, Mental Health Facility
Secure area of Airport, House of Worship with notice, Private Property with Notice
Federal Buildings, Courts, Post Office,
National Parks where your Utah permit is not recognized
What to do when interacting with police – Keep your hands visible,
DO NOT make sudden movements and inform the officer you
have a Concealed Firearm Permit.