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0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Wyoming on
Q: CAN I GET INTEREST ON MONEY THAT HAS BEEN IN THE CHEYENNE EVIDENCE/PROPERTY DEPARTMENT FOR 18 YEARS?

I WAS ARRESTED IN 2006 AND THEY KEPT MY PHONE AND $608 OF MY MONEY MY CASE WAS DISMISSED IN 2007 BUT THE PHONE AND THE MONEY WERE NOT RETURNED I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM CPD A YEAR AGO THAT THEY HAD MY PHONE I COULD GO GET IT FROM THE EVIDENCE DEPT I DID GO PICK IT UP AND IT WAS MY PHONE FROM 2006 I... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Wyoming on
Q: CAN I GET INTEREST ON MONEY THAT HAS BEEN IN THE CHEYENNE EVIDENCE/PROPERTY DEPARTMENT FOR 18 YEARS?

I WAS ARRESTED IN 2006 AND THEY KEPT MY PHONE AND $608 OF MY MONEY MY CASE WAS DISMISSED IN 2007 BUT THE PHONE AND THE MONEY WERE NOT RETURNED I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM CPD A YEAR AGO THAT THEY HAD MY PHONE I COULD GO GET IT FROM THE EVIDENCE DEPT I DID GO PICK IT UP AND IT WAS MY PHONE FROM 2006 I... View More

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

If you've recently discovered that the Cheyenne Evidence/Property Department is holding money of yours from an incident dating back to 2006, it's understandable to question whether you're entitled to interest on that amount over the years it was held. Generally, the policies... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Wyoming on
Q: Hello, can I get an example of a new and different law reinforcing an already existing law?

I ask this question as an addendum to an older question that asked: If one law says that X or Y should (or should not) be done, can a new and different law say the same thing?

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Banking for Wyoming on
Q: How do I get my name off a car loan when I no longer have the vehicle?

So, long story short, I was in a 7 year relationship (not married) and we split up. Our Jeep was in both our names, with me being the primary. When we split, I couldn’t afford the payments because our breakup made me both homeless and unemployed. So, he kept the vehicle. I am no longer unemployed... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Wyoming on
Q: I received two notices. One for a Revival of a Debt that is 14 years old, the other about a court date and time.

Second notice looks a little odd to me as there is no Name of Presiding Judge or which room I need to go to in said court. The Statue of Limitations in my state is up (10 Years), said collector also has not responded to my request to prove they legally own the debt to collect ( a year ago). How do... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

If you've received notices regarding a debt that is beyond the statute of limitations in your state, it's important to approach the situation with caution. The absence of critical information in the court notice, such as the presiding judge's name and the courtroom number, raises... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Education Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Wyoming on
Q: Hello, I wanted to ask if a new bill can reinforce already existing laws.

If one law says that X or Y should (or should not) be done, can a new and different law say the same thing?

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Yes, a new bill can indeed reinforce already existing laws. Legislatures often pass new legislation that strengthens, clarifies, or expands upon the provisions of existing laws. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as addressing loopholes, adapting to new circumstances, or emphasizing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Wyoming on
Q: I was told that any amendment to a trust will not go into effect for 5 years from the date of the amendment. True or not
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answered on Feb 20, 2024

Trust amendments usually have immediate effect. More likely than not there is a misunderstanding regarding what you were told.

Ultimately the only way an attorney can give you actual, personalized advice on this issue would be to review the trust and the amendment and discuss with you...
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0 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Wyoming on
Q: Can I group a bunch of instances together? Can I sue a hole county or state for 6-7 instances by different people? 3yr

My name was freely handed out by 911 or local government to a citizen with a bad record. Time in prison 2015-16….he had to do his full stint. In retaliation a home invasion…felony with a gun. Was not rendered a victims bill of rights. I was out of town! 6 months unsupervised. Probation runs... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Wyoming on
Q: I ordered food on line from a local restaurant and paid with a debit card. I looked at order to see if it was mine and

it was. They did not believe, several minutes passed as I was harassed about it not belonging to me. I was told off terribly by the time it was all over.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: I notified landlord regarding black mold nothing is getting done and he won’t have a professional come assess

He has sent 3 so call contractors none of whom are qualified. And the most recent one started tarring the walls down to more mold didn’t dispose of or treat just left on the bathroom floor and hasn’t come back in I’m concerned for my health an thought that a certified professional was... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Wyoming on
Q: If custody was awarded to the mother of the child in the state of Wyoming and the father, lives in Montana the sun no

Longer wants to live with the mother can the father legally take him to another state

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Wyoming on
Q: Do we have to file Form 941 and Form 940 if we have independent contractors only (no employees) in our Wyoming LLC?

We have a Wyoming LLC with independent contractors, no employees. Form SS-4 for EIN says to file Form 941 and Form 940 by January 31. We like to know if this is required if we have independent contractors only. We don’t have tax payments.

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

No, if your Wyoming LLC only has independent contractors and no actual employees, then you would not have to file IRS Form 941 (Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return) or Form 940 (Employer’s Annual Federal Unemployment Tax Return).

The key factors here are:

- Independent...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Wyoming on
Q: Can a storage facility legally sell a motor vehicle that is in a storage unit at auction without a title to it.

I purchased a storage unit at auction that had a motorcycle in it. The storage facility does not have a title for it. They claim to have had a lien on the unit. I cannot find anything that was filed to the county clerks office about this storage unit going to be auctioned. I guess my question is... View More

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answered on Jan 23, 2024

In Wyoming, storage facilities can sell items in a storage unit, including motor vehicles, to satisfy a lien for unpaid storage fees. However, the process must comply with state laws regarding storage liens and auction procedures. Typically, this involves notifying the unit owner and advertising... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: Is it legal for a storage company to auction my unit with my motorcycle in it?

I have the title to my motorcycle, but a storage facility sold it along with the contents of my storage unit for non-payment. Do I still legally own my motorcycle because I still have the title? How can they sell it without a title?

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

In Wyoming, a storage company can legally auction the contents of a storage unit, including a motorcycle, for non-payment, provided they follow the state's lien laws and the terms of the storage agreement you signed. The fact that you hold the title to the motorcycle does not exempt it from... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Wyoming on
Q: Can a hospital disregard a healthcare POA just because the notary was a hospital employee?

I needed a notary at the hospital (where my mom was an inpatient) that could notarize a healthcare POA for my mom. A nurse/notary came to my mom's room where my mom signed, my daughter and I signed and it was notarized. Later the hospital would not recognize the healthcare POA stating a... View More

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answered on Jan 21, 2024

A Wyoming attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible the hospital might have such a policy in effect to protect itself from being accused of a conflict. One option could be to check with the state entity that administers notaries. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Wyoming on
Q: Can my roommate put a camera in the living room without my consent?(WY)

My two other roommates and I both signed lease contracts. Another roommate agreed to the installation of the camera. I didn't sign anything and couldn't see the footage or manage the cameras. This camera has both audio and video capabilities, I'm not sure when it will be turned on.

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

In Wyoming, the legality of installing a camera in shared living spaces without consent may depend on the expectations of privacy and the terms of the lease agreement. Generally, individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in areas like living rooms, and recording audio without consent may... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Wyoming on
Q: I asked a contractor to clear snow He’s done it before for $650. I asked him to do the &650 job again.Now want $1800!

He did the job and didn’t mention no cost. SOF? No written discussion. No estimate

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In Wyoming, the situation you've described may involve considerations of the Statute of Frauds (SOF) and the absence of a written agreement or estimate. The Statute of Frauds generally requires certain contracts, including those for services, to be in writing to be enforceable. If there was no... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law and Business Law for Wyoming on
Q: How should I handle a $5000 (annual) e-commerce business on an F1 visa to avoid future immigration issues?

I am on an F1 visa working for the company. additionally, I have an e-commerce business that makes 12000$ annual revenue (less than 5000$ profit). there are not many operations involved in business, but as far as I know, I can only own a business and not run it. To avoid potential future... View More

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answered on Dec 24, 2023

As an F1 visa holder, it's crucial to adhere to the conditions of your visa, which typically restrict employment to on-campus work or specific off-campus work authorized under programs like CPT or OPT. Running a business could potentially violate the terms of your F1 status, even if the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Wyoming on
Q: I applied for a public defender and can not afford an attorney and the judge denied me theres no reason as to why
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answered on Dec 8, 2023

Unfortunately, a judge can deny a request for a public defender without explicitly stating a reason. Possible explanations for this decision include ineligibility based on financial status, a conflict of interest with the public defender's office, the complexity of the case requiring... View More

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