Some class A misdemeanors may not be prosecuted in Utah County due to overworked attorneys
The Utah County Attorney’s Office has a problem. Or rather, the Utah County Attorney’s Office is dealing with too many problems.
There were 4,398 criminal cases prosecuted in Utah County last year, meaning that each county attorney managed an average of 244 cases.
That’s nearly one half more cases than the maximum 150 cases per prosecutor per year recommended by the American Bar Association. The ideal number of cases is 95.
Utah County Attorney David Leavitt explained that overworked prosecutors are then unable to devote appropriate time and resources to crucial cases like the 19 homicides currently being prosecuted.