My attorney gave me empty promises told me a price then that price sky rocketed right after his promise fell through. He then told me if I go to treatment and and stay in contact with him I won't get a warrant well multiple rehabs and calling him withy case managers and talking to his clerk... Read more »
I would suggest reviewing the agreement you signed with the attorney and seeing if they will discuss it with you. If they told you it would cost one amount and changed it it may explain why in the agreement you signed. It is impossible for anyone to explain why an attorney would have advised you a...Read more »
You cannot go to the Utah Bar because you had a bad court experience. Attorneys have certain standards that they must follow for ethical and other reasons. The Bar oversees those ethical guidelines. They're not the attorney's supervisor that you complain to if you lost a case. If you feel...Read more »
My fiance was arrested with no new charges for absconding. Is there valid reason to search the vehicle? He was in my vehicle, and the vehicle was searched and then impounded, is the search a violation of rights?
The short answer is: maybe. It depends on a several factors. First, when you say absconding, is that from probation or for failure to attend something pre-trial? If it's the former, it will depend in part on the language of his probation agreement. Second, if your fiance was the driver of the...Read more »
If AP&P and assisting officer searched a parolees room and led to an arrest, can AP&P then reach out to their friend who is former law enforcement (who was romantically involved with parolee) about the arrest? Can they also pick up the parolees belongings from the Inn they were staying at... Read more »
I case there are anyone who seen my previous messages I thought I was paranoid so got my own urine test from doctor came up clean now found out downstairs neighbor and across the street neighbor broke into my back window hide something in my spare bedroom they did not know I was taking out garbage... Read more »
As you have been told before by me and other attorneys, you need to hire an attorney if you have been charged with a crime. You cannot represent yourself on this by asking questions online. All cases are very fact specific and there is no silver bullet to defend you. Please call an attorney.
It sounds like whoever set the disposition hearing was under the impression you were ready to change your plea. If you have been arraigned (which is to say you have formally entered a not-guilty plea), that would be the only reason to set it for disposition. Don't worry, though. Unless you go...Read more »
“But the interpretive rule of legislative acquiescence bars us from disregarding that body’s failure to amend the drug possession statute for the last 40 years.” - IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON "...statute was unconstitutional, violating due process clause protections... Read more »
The short answer is "yes." Prior precedent within the state is referred to as binding or controlling, as lower courts are required to follow it and appellate courts (simply put) would have to overrule it to depart from it. Authority from other jurisdictions is considered...Read more »
I was recently raided with a search for fire arms and electronic devices. While they were searching some of the officers seen allegedly other stolen items. The officers then got another warrent after searching house. Is that legal?
If an item is legal for you to have in your possession and you feel that you are in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury then you may use that item to defend yourself. If you cannot legally possess a handgun, you should not be in possession of an "air gun" either.
I have a friend that slept with a gal that was 17 almost 18 back in October of 2013. My friend was 25 at the time so he was 8 years older than her. He turned 26 a few months after they hooked up and she turned 18 a few months after as well. It was consensual.
My friend met up with some hookers 5.5 years ago in Salt Lake County and he worries he's going to get in trouble for it. I believe the statute of limitations In 2016 is 2 years for them to find out and press charges. Now 5.5 years later can anything happen to him?
While you are generally correct that the statute of limitations in Utah for patronizing a prostitute is 2 years, there are a few important caveats to that. First, if your friend has prior convictions for the same thing or if the prostitutes involved were minors, it could be a third-degree Felony...Read more »
This is Utah. I called police as i thought i had intruders in my home. they did a search and had me go to the hospital for a evaluation. They executed the search warrant to cover after i had left upon where they found illegal marijuana oil. They then got another warrant for that. The first warrant... Read more »
There's quite a bit going on here, and I would need more information to really evaluate the situation. It sounds like during the initial sweep of the house for intruders, the police may have seen something that prompted them and gave them a basis to get the first warrant. You would need to see...Read more »
You will need to file a police report and report it stolen in order to get it back. Your friend will be charged with a crime (likely multiple). If you don't want them to get charged I would suggested going to the pawnshop and purchasing it back yourself.
She works a full time job and he took 30000 that she was paid from her job and a settlement and put it in an account with only his name on it, and she is only asking for half but he is telling her he is keeping it all. He won't give her a penny of it. He also cheated for 13 years.
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