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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Q: Im 17 and got a ticket in Colorado and I live in utah, can my ticket be taken care of over the phone?

I don't know if I have to show up in person to Colorado to get this taken care of or if I can just pay my fine over the phone? On the citation it says that a parent or guardian has to be with me in my "court date" The problem is my parents say they won't drive to Colorado with... Read more »

William Melton
William Melton
answered on Sep 28, 2022

You need to ask an attorney in Colorado to know for sure, but I think you can just pay the fine without appearing. Most states allow traffic tickets to be resolved without personally appearing. You should call the court directly and ask them. They may even have an option for you to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Tax Law for Utah on
Q: The US based Estate, but the beneficiaries are non resident aliens

Estate has been probated in the US (because stocks are located there). After the decedents death, the estate generated income (dividends) that are subject to income tax. The beneficiaries however are non resident aliens, and there is a tax treaty which provides reduced income tax on dividends, will... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Tax Law and Securities Law for Utah on
Q: What assets does the Estate Tax cover?

My father passed away in 2011 leaving shares. In 2012, the stock yield dividends in value above exemption. For certain reasons, I was able to retrieve these assets in 2022.

As of now, I am receiving the shares which worth more and these dividends. The question is whether I shall pay... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: So my tenant is going to leave before the 3 month lease that we signed on toshe still owes me about 400 in deposit help!

She keeps breaking the rules of the contract and she doesn’t respect them, I want to know what I can do if she breaks the contract and leaves before with the keys of the place? And what I can do next time to prevent this. I know I was being to nice but that’s what I get for caring.

0 Answers | Asked in Antitrust, Business Law, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Utah on
Q: I’m opening a medspa in Utah. Can I give patients or friends credit toward one of my services if they give me referrals?

This is a brand new business and I need referrals. If I say hey, here’s a credit of $50 toward your next service because you referred “Sally” to me and she booked a treatment. Or can I say to other local adjacent businesses here’s a credit or free Botox or I’ll give you botox and and all... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Q: Following the 4th circuit decision in Tanner Hirschfeld V. ATF, is it legal to purchase handgun ammunition at 18 (FFL)?

When attempting to purchase handguns at any FFL, it is required that the individual purchasing the handgun (or ammunition thereof) be at least 21. Isn’t this contrary to the courts decision? At what point in a legal case does the unconstitutional law not mean anything anymore (i.e. you won’t... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: My mom was granted a protective order and the police said they wouldn't serve it

I'm transgender and the police blantly refused to serve my protective order what can I do

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: What be the reason I receive a traffic court subpoena? It was out of no where. I have a few traffic tickets, none recent

I have attended court for the traffic violations so I’m not sure if those tickets would have anything to do with it

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Utah on
Q: Do I have to repay a sign on bonus if I was never given a way to pay it back?

I received a letter stating I can make payments on repaying a sign on bonus back they gave me the information to put on the check but never told me where to send it or anything like that, I’ve reached out multiple times and received no response what actions do I need to take on either paying them... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
answered on Sep 23, 2022

If you are obilated to pay back the signing bonus, just go to their website or look up their business on the state business registration website and send a certified check in the mail to their address.

Just because they haven't responded...
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0 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Utah on
Q: I went to doc in May. They never contacted me but instead sent my info to emergency contact instead. Is this legal?

I visited a doctors office and gave them my contact information for me and added an emergency contact because they wanted me to. They never contacted me afterwards but instead sent my bill information to my emergency contact. I thought for HIPAA they couldn’t even acknowledge I was there unless I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Utah on
Q: Rights to get Financial Statement as one of the investors


I invested in a small business , which owns an large equipment leased to a customer). This business is run by the the auditor (who files my taxes) and his partners. The business is in trouble, having financial issues and a litigation with the broker who was involved in the business.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Utah on
Q: Can I request that a my ex’s new partner (not married) not attend our children’s parent teacher conferences?

My preference is that non parent participation is agreed upon by both parents…is that legally supported?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Utah on
Q: Can a used car dealership sell me a car with out emissions being done?

The check engine light came on just a few days after driving it home and the brakes were so bad it was scary to even drive. I'm also paying over $35,000 for a vehicle that isn't worth $11,000 at least not with the shape it's in.

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
answered on Sep 20, 2022


I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble with your car. I am unsure what you are asking when you say "emissions being done". Are you asking whether a dealership has a duty to make sure the emissions are compliant with state law prior to sale? Or are you saying something else?


0 Answers | Asked in Collections and Small Claims for Utah on
Q: If a jugdement was entered on you 10/2/2014 don't you need to be served papers? Only served in 2019 for jugdement

I got papers 2019 it had old address I haven't lived at since 2010 I now got more papers for motion to renew jugdement. This hospital bill that's from 2013 I don't know what for hospital can't find record of it...

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Utah on
Q: Am I obligated to refund money to a buyer who made a purchase at my yard sale?

Buyer perused item (large screen TV in original box) at a local garage sale in Salt Lake County, Utah, took pictures and seemed to look for the product specs online. An agreement was reached and the buyer paid the seller for the item. Twenty-four hours later, the buyer sends a message that they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Utah on
Q: In Utah: Dvrce pndng in MT, X tells my son has a Court Order to take a truck owned b4 we were married - criminal?

RECORDED claiming she has a Court Order (ridiculously false) to take a truck originally titled to my dad, changed to me b4 marriage, she knows I've put $thousands in it, just painted it and am I'm selling it - and makes this claim. Attempted theft by deception?? What about claiming a... Read more »

William Melton
William Melton
answered on Sep 16, 2022

You should report it to law enforcement. I suspect they will tell you it's a civil matter(it's not, but that's how they get out of dealing with it), but I would still make the police report.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Utah on
Q: What do we do if a family member gave us a property we lived there for over 8 years and still live there but he passed.

We have paid the property tax in our names for years.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Q: my federal case was filed for motion of dismissal does that mean i’m done with court?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 12, 2022

If this is a criminal charge against you, then it appears the Government is dismissing one or all charges against you. However Jeopardy probably does not apply, which means you might get charged later within the SOL. Talk to your attorney and stay out of trouble as you may be watched.

0 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Utah on
Q: Do I have a legal case for medical malpractice? Did the surgeon commit medical malpractice?

I developed complications after Nissen surgery. I consulted for a second opinion and was told the complications are due to nerve damage from surgery. Complications include severe gastroparesis, abdominal pain, nausea, lack of appetite, weight loss, esophageal spasms, and taking new medications to... Read more »

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