Utah Questions & Answers

Q: How can I get paid for an idea that I've submitted as a product to Kraft who didnt want but most likely will use later?

1 Answer | Asked in Patents for Utah on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Do you have a patent application filed for the idea? If you receive an issued patent on your idea in the United States, then Kraft and everyone else will be subject to a law suit from you if they use in the United States the specific idea covered by one or more claims in your issued patent.

If you have filed a patent application and it gets published, then you can send a provisional rights letter to Kraft to warn them that if they practice the claims in your published application and...
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Q: If my divorce is final and it states that I take back my maiden name can I change my mind and keep my married name?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Utah on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

That's ridiculous, unless you're abusing his name by doing something that causes him irreparable harm, orders to show cause are for emergent relief only. He may however file a motion to enforce the judgment. You should contact an attorney for a free consultation.
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Q: My friend's has my dog and refuses to give her back to me he won't return any calls and now threatens to call animal con

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

If you feel a crime has been comitted you should call the police.
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Q: can a police officer drive with their headlights off while following a vehicle suspected of a traffic crime?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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Q: Am I legally liable for an accident caused by someone stopping for me abruptly in a crosswalk.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Utah on
Answered on Jan 15, 2018

No and No. Other driver had stopped.
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Q: Which process would be best? Form I-130 or Form I-485?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Constitutional Law and International Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 11, 2018

You need to ask an immigration attorney. My practice is limited to criminal defense.
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Q: I was put into dcfs codtody flatly accused of meltesting a sib was proven not guilty about adulthood can i sew

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 11, 2018

No, you cannot sue the State for charging you with a crime.
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Q: Can an Officer add additional charges after you’ve signed the original citation?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Answered on Jan 11, 2018

Yes, the prosecutor can amend the charging document at any time.
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Q: Let a coworker stay with us for what was to be 2 months, now going into 6 rent free. Do I need anything to move him out

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Answered on Jan 11, 2018

Assuming he won't voluntarily leave when you request him to, you can pursue an unlawful detainer action against him, which is an expedited process which leads to a court order for him to get out. If he doesn't comply with that, law enforcement will assist you in removing him and his possessions. I hope it doesn't come to that.
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Q: What is the difference between state indictment and federal indictment?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 7, 2018

Outside of the obvious that one is for State Court and one is for Federal Court, is there a deeper meaning to this question?
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Q: Do I have to go through probate to sell my house after the death of my husband.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Utah on
Answered on Jan 5, 2018

Sounds super frustrating. I am sorry you have to deal with this. If the house was in both names do you know if the deed stated that you and your husband owned the property as Joint Tenants or as husband and wife? If so then you will just need to file an affidavit of survivorship and the title company will then recognize you as the sole and lawful owner of the property. If, however, you are on there as just two individuals or as tenants in common, then we will need to open up a probate case...
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Q: My son is under 18 and got caught selling drugs at school - what kind of charges is he looking at?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 5, 2018

Distribution and possession of controlled substances, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Contact a Juvenille law specialist immediately.
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Q: What is the difference between pre-indictment plea bargaining and post-indictment plea bargaining?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018

Well the filing of charges obviously. Usually pre-indictment means trying to get the state to NOT file any charges at all. Once they have indicted, they have laid out what they think they can prove in court to get a conviction. At that point plea barganing is to try and get the best deal from that. I don't know of many attorneys who try to get a deal on what charges will be filed before anything si filed, but I suppose there are scenarios where that would be possible. Also there is a big...
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Q: Where in the world is post-indictment plea bargaining illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018

I don't have enough information to answer your question. Please give some details. thanks.
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Q: What would the charges be if two girl cousins kissed ages 15 and 11 and there was some rubbing but no penetration

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 4, 2018

Without much more information there's no way to answer the question.
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Q: Is it legal for a company to force their employees to leave a positive review with the BBB?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 3, 2018

Well, it depends. Instead of placing a negative review, you must try to suggest how could they improve their attitude or human policies so that it may attract prospective employees for sake of their betterment.
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Q: If I told my manager that I would sign an employment contract, do I need to sign it since that makes a contract?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Utah on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017

You are under no obligation to sign the contract. They could have fired you for not signing the contract, but that is/was their only recourse. What you offered was an illusory promise, " I will get around to signing it". In my opinion, they would spend a lot of money taking you to court in order for the Judge to compel you to sign something or to get an injunction against you for using any trade secrets.

I would advise, (not knowing the whole story which could change my opinion...
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Q: When starting a Real Estate business involving flipping houses will an LLC do, or should we look into an S Corp? Thanks

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Formation for Utah on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017

First off, the big difference between LLC's and S Corps are the way that they are taxed and the formalities that have to be observed. They both offer the same liability protection. Some attorneys may argue that LLC's are relatively new and because they are relatively new, the body of law surrounding them haven't been tested. In my experience, I haven't seen many issues (if any) that have turned on the fact that the business entity was an LLC rather than a corporation. Embezzling in an...
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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?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Dec 21, 2017

Defamation can be slander (something said aloud) or Libel (something you read).

if the statement is made in writing and published in a paper in your state that would arguably be libel.

if oral and said in your state then you could sue in your state.

if only made in utah you might have to go there..............

no matter where it is filed the Defendant can make a motion to transfer jurisdiction saying utah is the property place to hear the case. then a judge will...
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Q: Is holding a cat down and spanking it over and over and then throwing the cat abuse?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Utah on
Answered on Dec 11, 2017
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