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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Utah on
Q: My 12 year old son may be charged with assault for a school fight. At what point should I hire an attorney?

They say he will be charged with assault. How will I know this has happened? Both kids shoved each other, but my son shoved first. Should we fight this? At what point should I hire an attorney? The other kid's father is a lawyer.

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on May 9, 2019

You need to hire an attorney ASAP and don't let your son talk to anyone without an attorney present.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Utah on
Q: a girl lied and said i chased her down the road and beat her up and dislocated her shoulder what can i do

this girl and my sister fought because this girl has been harrassing and bullying my sister for 2 years and jumped her at the mall a couple months ago. this girl shows up to our house with a giant group of friends and fights my sister. someone called the cops and everyone ran. this girl filed a... Read more »

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on Jul 19, 2018

You should not be charged as an adult. Hire an attorney ASAP.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: Can i get pulled over in McDonald's parking lot when the officer never got behind me until the drive tru

And i didn't give him no reason to pull me over or to search my car

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on Mar 7, 2018

I believe your only asking the question because you received a ticket for something. Why did the officer give you a ticket?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: can a police officer drive with their headlights off while following a vehicle suspected of a traffic crime?

can a police officer drive with their headlights off (at night / dark) while following a vehicle suspected of a traffic crime?

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on Jan 18, 2018

Sure, why not?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Utah on
Q: I was put into dcfs codtody flatly accused of meltesting a sib was proven not guilty about adulthood can i sew

The charges were never taken care of messed up my hole life can i sew state for messing my entire life up

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on Jan 11, 2018

No, you cannot sue the State for charging you with a crime.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: Can an Officer add additional charges after you’ve signed the original citation?

I was issued a citation for an “ilegal turn” on December 6. After the Officer arrived back at the station, he added “driving while license suspended” to my citation. I had NO idea that my license was suspended. Is this legal? Even after I signed the original citation, and wasn’t notified... Read more »

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on Jan 11, 2018

Yes, the prosecutor can amend the charging document at any time.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: Can I press criminal defamation charges on someone in Utah if I’m out of state? If no, can I do it at any police state?
Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on Jan 11, 2018

No, you cannot press criminal charges against someone. Only the state prosecutor can file criminal charges.

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