Title 76 Chapter 9 Section 404

Utah Criminal Code
Offenses Against Public Order and Decency
Section 404
Criminal defamation.


76-9-404.   Criminal defamation.

            (1) A person is guilty of criminal defamation if he knowingly communicates to any person orally or in writing any information which he knows to be false and knows will tend to expose any other living person to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule.

            (2) Criminal defamation is a class B misdemeanor.

Enacted by Chapter 196, 1973 General Session