Well, if you owe them the money for the damage you caused, it seems that they simply applied "self-help," and got the money back from you quickly through your check. I don't know that there is any legal action you can bring to recover the money, unless you truly don't owe the...Read more »
I think the solution here is fairly simple. Your public defender needs to go to the prosecutor and explain that he/she failed to notify you of the plea offer (which it is their ethical obligation to do), and ask the prosecutor to give you another chance to accept the offer. If your public...Read more »
I am filling out the paperwork for expunging a conviction, and I am required to fill out a cover sheet for civil actions. This is for a conviction in Utah County, Utah. The plaintiff on the conviction was Lehi City. I did not have an attorney.
You need to hire a lawyer to help you with this. The fact that it happened so long ago might be used to your advantage. But a DUI case is too complex to handle alone. Consult with a good criminal defense attorney as soon as you can!
From her. Charged with DV and interfering with device. Police charged with felony but shouldn’t it be misdemeanor 1st time offense? Is it felony if kids are there? If wife wants charges dropped can they be dropped or do police pursue on their own?
Your brother-in-law needs to consult with a good criminal defense attorney right away. Whether a domestic violence charge is a felony or a misdemeanor can depend on a lot of factors. I don't know enough about his situation to give specific advice here. But whatever the case may be, his...Read more »
Your question cannot be answered with a simple yes or no. If this is your first DUI offense within the past 10 years, and if your license was suspended for 120 days (a per se suspension), then if your DUI charge is dismissed in the criminal court, then the Driver License Division should reinstate...Read more »
It depends on the crime. Misdemeanors have a two year statute of limitation. Most felonies have a four year statute of limitation. However, there are some offenses, like sex offenses and homicides that don't have those limitations. Thus, for those offenses you can be charged as an adult...Read more »
What you are running into here is an example of "prosecutorial discretion." Whatever the police chose to do on the day you were cited is one thing. But the prosecutor can file a formal charging document called an Information, and charge things that were or were not included in the...Read more »
The main purpose of bail is to guarantee the bailed person's appearance at all of the court's hearings. So the presumption is that the bail will be returned to you once the case is finalized (adjudicated, in legalese). It usually takes the court two to three weeks to get the money back...Read more »
I got in the vehicle willingly thinking I was going to work, once I was in he peeled out of the driveway and began driving recklessly going up through the canyons saying he was being chased. This was a result of meth which I did not know he had taken at the time. After he had began to act this way... Read more »
As the victim in that case, you have the right to give your input to the prosecutor, to attend all court hearings, and to tell the judge in the case your feelings about the case at sentencing. But once you reported the matter to the police, you no longer have the power to be the deciding factor in...Read more »
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