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Deceptive Business Practices Under Utah Code § 76-6-507

It is a class B misdemeanor offense for a person, during the course of business, to:

  • use or possess a false weight measure, or any other device to falsely determine or record any quality or quantity;
  • take or attempt to take more than the represented quantity of any commodity or service when a buyer provides the weight or measure;
  • sell, offer, or expose for sale adulterated or mislabeled commodities;

It is an acceptable defense to the prosecution that the defendant was not aware of his or her conduct or was not knowing or reckless.

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