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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Q: I am facing 3 Charges for contributing to a minor for alcohol but I am not of legal age to purchase it and I know the

Adult who did purchase it which then Contributes to minors , can I get these Charges Dropped? I am only 18 and not legal age to purchase

Taylor C. Hartley
Taylor C. Hartley answered on Sep 11, 2019

According to the law, an "adult" for purposes of "Contributing to a minor" is someone who is 18. So, unfortunately, even though you are not of legal age to drink, you are of legal age to contribute to a minor. However, an attorney most likely would still be able to help you with this charge by... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: I'm on probation and renting a room in my aunts house, can they search the whole house or only my property and room?

In utah

Taylor C. Hartley
Taylor C. Hartley answered on Sep 9, 2019

Normally, law enforcement only has the right to search the area you're renting. If your rental agreement allows you to be in other parts of the house, then you're not just renting a room, but all the common areas, too. The other parts of the house may also be subject to search if you don't have a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: citation after an accident the day before i moved to Canada. I found out that I need to appear in court. options?

the day before I moved to canada I got in a car accident in which resulted in a citation. this week I found out that my appearance was requested in court. currently I am not able to leave Canada until the end of the year. what options do I have to get this matter resolved via long distance? and how... Read more »

Taylor C. Hartley
Taylor C. Hartley answered on Sep 3, 2019

You can quickly resolve it by paying the fine (which may include restitution). However, if you would rather contest it, an attorney can go to court for you and resolve it without you having to come back. An attorney would be able to get the police report and figure out different options of how to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: Can a 17 year old get in trouble with the law in any way for beating up a 21 year old.
Taylor C. Hartley
Taylor C. Hartley answered on Jul 9, 2019

Short answer, yes. This most likely would be assault. Depending on how severely the other person was beaten (or if a weapon was used), it could be an aggravated assault. But because this is NC law, it may be slightly different what the actual charge is, but the basics should be the same.

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