Michael Hepworth | Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer


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Michael K. Hepworth

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Michael is the Managing Partner of Hepworth & Associates, LLC. He is also the Principal Broker and President of Security Real Estate, LLC located in Bountiful, Utah, and Vice President of Hepworth Investment Group, LLC, which is a real estate development company.
Position Organization Location Duration
Managing PartnerHepworth & Associates, LLC2014-Present
School Degree Major Graduation
Weber State UniversityB.S.Political ScienceN/A
State / Court Date
Federal Bar2014
Utah2014
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers         
    Utah State Bar         
    Federal Bar Association         
    Davis County Bar Association
  • Best Defense Team - Sturm College of Law, Student Trial Lawyers Association
  • https://www.hepworthlegal.com/2018/07/utah-amendment-drops-the-dui-bac-level-from-08-to-05/
    A recent Utah amendment drops the DUI BAC level from .08 to .05. On March 23, 2017, the Utah Legislature approved the above-mentioned amendment to Section 41-6a-502 of the Utah Code. What does that mean? Effective December 30, 2018, the DUI blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) level will drop from .08 to .05 grams. Provisions (a) and (c) of section 41-6a-502 of the Utah Code will now read, “A person may not operate or be in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state if the person: (a) has sufficient alcohol in the person’s body that a subsequent chemical test shows that the person has a blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater at the time of the test . . . or (c) has a blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater at the time of operation or actual physical control.”

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(2014) Licensed as Attorney in Utah. Verified with Utah State Bar.February 05, 2015

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Michael is a 4th generation entrepreneur and attorney. His great grandfather, Henry W. Stahle, Esq., founded a real estate development, management, and investment firm that he and his family still operate to this day. Michael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude) from Weber State University, and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Michael is the Managing Partner of Hepworth & Associates, LLC. He is also the Principal Broker and President of Security Real Estate, LLC located in Bountiful, Utah, and Vice President of Hepworth Investment Group, LLC, which is a real estate development company. Michael’s practice areas criminal defense, real estate, personal injury, and litigation.

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Michael K. Hepworth
320 W 500 S Ste. 200
Bountiful, UT 84010
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