Bangerter Law - October 2018

THE BANGERTER CASE FILES OCTOBER 2018

FROM THE DESK OF Matthew Bangerter

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI or other crime, you may feel lost or overwhelmed by the legal process.

I’ve written a free book answering some of the following common questions:

What’s scarier than being at a Halloween party without a good costume? Being at a Halloween party without anything interesting to add, of course! Avoid this nightmare scenario by learning the fascinating history behind everyone’s favorite Halloween traditions. apples bats & chicken feed S ecret O rigins of H alloween T raditions Halloween decorations tend to rely on scary or supernatural themes. Cobwebs, skeletons, and ghosts crowd the scene, but there are usually a few bats in there as well. Compared to jangling skeletons, these little mammals aren’t that scary. While bats do risk carrying rabies, for the most part, bats are more likely to help people by eating mosquitoes than harm anyone. So why are they part of our creepy Halloween decor? Bats were associated with Halloween long before the first trick-or-treaters. When celebrating the ancient festival Samhain — a precursor to Halloween — the Celts lit huge bonfires. These fires attracted insects, which in turn attracted bats looking for a midnight snack. Bats came to be linked to Samhain and that tradition was carried into modern Halloween. WHERE DID ALL THESE BATS COME FROM?

How do people unknowingly and unintentionally hurt themselves and their cases? What are the most common misconceptions about arrests in criminal cases?

What does it mean to be indicted?

How do your Miranda rights affect your case?

What happens after your arrest?

Can you get your record sealed or expunged?

... And other frequently asked questions

You can download the book for no charge and no obligation from my website at BangerterLaw.com.

If you still have questions about your case, call my office for a consultation and schedule an appointment. I’m here to help!

WHAT’S UP WITH BOBBING FOR APPLES?

Giving out apples instead of candy is a surefire way to get your house egged by angry trick- or-treaters. On a night that’s all about candy and sweets, how did we come to play a game involving fruit? Surprisingly, the old game of bobbing for apples has roots in some more romantic traditions.

Bobbing for apples was a part fortune-telling game and part courting ritual in 18th century England. A young woman would write the name of her suitor on an apple and put it in a

-MatthewBangerter

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