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Q: Whats the punishment in Utah for registering to vote under a po box, but it's still in the district where you live?
James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 8, 2024

Registering to vote using a P.O. box instead of a residential address can raise concerns under Utah law, as voter registration typically requires a physical address to ensure you are voting in the correct district. While the intention might be to remain within legal boundaries, especially if the... View More

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Q: Can Park City Tow Keep My Social Security Card and Birth Certificate after towing my friends Car?

My friends car was towed from town lift parking garage and park city tow refused to give me any of my possessions back including my prescription glasses, Birth Certificate and Social security card. This has prevented me from being able to get a Job and made me homeless.

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answered on Jan 29, 2024

In Utah, a towing company generally does not have the right to withhold your personal belongings, including your Social Security card and birth certificate, after towing a vehicle. These items are your personal property and should be returned to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Real Estate Law for Utah on
Q: If my dog is on my own condo association's common property, am I subject to local leash laws? Or just condo by-laws?

Our puppy slipped under our private gate onto condo property. We recovered her within seconds, but a neighbor complained to police of a leash law violation. We came home after an evening out to find a note that warned of a citation if we did not contact the officer about the complaint. We looked up... View More

Lincoln W. Hobbs
Lincoln W. Hobbs
answered on Aug 10, 2016

That would depend upon your condominium association's governing documents and the local ordinances. Many condominium declarations expressly incorporate municipal animal ordinances. You do have an interesting defense if the city is seeking to fine you, rather than the association.

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