It Depends. Ultimately it depends on what the Judge believes. What the Judge believes will depend on the facts of a particular case and how well those facts and the relevant law are argued to the Judge by an attorney. For a judge to determine that evidence was obtained in violation of a...View More
The maximum fine for a Class B Misdemeanor is $1900 ($1000 + 90% surcharge). (https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/criminallaw/penalties.asp). However, Judges rarely order people to pay maximum fines. For example, a DUI conviction as a Class B Misdemeanor, requires a judge to order around a $1500 fine....View More
My sister is being held at Salt Lake County Jail and has two holds one is a US Marshals federal hold and the other an immigration hold. She has only had one court date even thought she has been incarcerated since August. She has had a lawyer come see her twice in 6 months whom claims is a private... View More
It sounds like your sister may be dealing with a federal case. Federal cases tend to move slowly; it would not be unusual for a person to have initially appeared before the court in August and to not have had another hearing. By calling an attorney with access to the federal and state systems, you...View More
Currently I work as an exotic dancer and I am licensed with an SOB license. If I go in front of a judge and am found guilty of this, would that revoke my license, I can't find anything online regarding it, it says I need to tell them any past arrests but not what would revoke it. I can't... View More
He has been charged with 21 counts of rape and sodomy between the two victims. County attorney representing my daughters states he will most likely get 6 months or less of treatment/incarceration. He has already admitted to his crimes to police. County attorney is going to reduce charges to gain a... View More
You can hire an attorney, in Utah victim's of crimes have a right to be heard. One thing you should know is that the juvenile justice system sentences offenders for different purposes that adults. In the District court, a criminal sentence is meant to serve retribution or punishment among...View More
When I was 17 I was on probation I did good till about the third month and it kept getting worse and worse living with my dad(he’d get in my face yelling, threaten to hit me, constantly would kick me out then threaten to call my PO for running away constantly degrade me cause my weed charges(2))... View More
You should call an attorney who can look up the case in the CARE system. It seems unlikely that the Court would have any interest in pursuing the case; but, there is no way to know if you are good without determining what occurred in the case.
I just want to know if I am able to file a protective order for my child 15 years old against her cousin over 30 years old? He was sending my daughter naked pictures of himself saying it was an accident but also saying he’s ok if he does it accidentally and if she felt like she wanted to send him... View More
At your initial appearance, the Judge will inform you of the charges against you, the maximum possible penalties for those charges, and will ask you if you want to have an attorney appointed to represent you. The Judge will also take your initial plea of guilty or not guilty. Plead not guilty....View More
Yes. usually, cops cite the person, or people, that they believe possess an illegal substance. But, a prosecutor can charge a crime against anyone they have probable cause to believe has committed that crime. Usually a prosecutor makes this decision after the cops "screen" the case...View More
Technically a person can be arrested anywhere because a warrant is a judicial command to any law enforcement to arrest that person. Whether an officer at the DMV is likely to execute a warrant is hard to say. But, if DMV suspended a license due to a warrant, and the warrant still exists, it seems...View More
Niece is 15 and her cousin is 30 he has sent her pictures or his private part but it’s sent from Snapchat and the pictures weren’t saved. The whole conversation is saved but no pictures. In the conversation he does state he’s going to send it and also more than once, he states in one of the... View More
You have described a crime. Crimes should be reported to law enforcement. Although private citizens can sue one another, the usually do so when there has been damages that can be converted into money. Unless you are looking for money, there might not be much reason to sue another person. If...View More
There is a crime called "Unlawful Sexual Contact with a 17 Year Old." To commit the crime, an adult needs to be 7 years older than the 17 year old, and has to have sexual activity with them, whether consensual or non-consensual.
Non-consensual sexual activity is always a crime....View More
asleep in the park it was during the time ur allowed to be there i fell asleep and was woke up by two officer telling me i had been groping my self when i wasn't around no kids no citizens the woke me up by poking at me then asked me if they could search for weapons and some how ended up... View More
If officers have a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, even if the suspicion ultimately turns out to be wrong, they can stop someone for an investigatory detention. During such a detention, if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person may be armed and dangerous, they can conduct...View More
Just that I feel bullied and coerced into saying that I am using meth when I'm not and I'm only using Ritalin as I've been told to which keeps pulling up false positives and I'm scared that they are going to try and throw me back in jail for it
Provided documentation to AP&P. Stay calm and patient. Don't get "sideways" with them, just continue to explain. Remember that they deal with a lot of people that lie to them about these things. If they do file an OSC, contact and show up with a lawyer and your prescriptions.
Utah state. I got possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia. Just weed, first charge ever in my 28 years. Also Failure to register registration. Warning. Is what the ticket says.
the officer gave me a break for just making it easy for him when he asked if I had... View More
The prosecutor can charge whatever they want, but they would likely drop the registration charge in exchange for a guilty plea. You need to show up at court with an attorney who can negotiate with the prosecutor and who can look at the evidence. If there is a way to fight the case, don't lie...View More
I know some states have a limit on how much advance rent a landlord can collect. Does Utah have any such rules if I wanted to pay either the full 2-3 year lease at the beginning, or pay each year in full. Are there any downsides as a renter to do that?
I would not advise it for the same reason I would not buy a ring on a first date. Landlord-Tenant relationships sometimes go south or simply must end for various reasons. Further, when landlords have money in hand, they tend to pay less attention to their obligations.
This is for a second degree felony drug charge, I was offered a third degree felony and they would take off the DUI. i am shooting for a Class A misdemeanor with the DUI. I am a freelance writer, the "letter" is very proper in manner, persuasive yet honest. Court makes me nervous at... View More
If you are trying to get a better offer, it is the prosecutor rather than the Judge who you must convince. Thus, reading a letter in court is unlikely to be the best way to persuade the prosecutor. I generally advise clients to not talk, send letters, or otherwise communicate with the prosecutor...View More
There has been physical altercation between the individual and one of the residents as well. Despite numerous times of being told to not come onto our property or into our home the individual has continued to do so. It is the boyfriend of one of our children. Neither are residents.
It might be a good idea to send them a formal letter telling them that they are not welcome on your property and that you are "trespassing" them from the property. Of course, as long as daughter is dating this person, it may be impossible to keep them from affecting your life.
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