Utah Questions & Answers

Q: My father was hit and killed on October 30th 2017. I am his next of kin. What can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Utah on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Forgive me for being clinical, but you are asking for information, not emotional support. You need to contact a member of the Utah Assn for Justice in the county where it happened. They give free consultations. An "estate" will have to be opened which the lawyer will explain to you.

You should also check to see if your father was a member of any fraternal organizations--sometimes their members are covered by life insurance policies, which though small are something to contribute towards...
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Q: Our airbnb Host left a loaded gun on the property without informing us is there anything that prevents him from doing so

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Real Estate Law, Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

A gross negligence.
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Q: I have a family Member who has threatened me with Faking Assault Charges on her, if I don't do the things she asks. HELP

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Utah on
Answered on Nov 9, 2017

Report her threats to implicate you in fake assault charges to your nearby police post so as to deter her move for your protection as well as to avoid doing anythings (illegal) for that she may blackmail you for.
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Q: my fiancé got pulled over he had no drivers licencse and got a possession of narcotics Hes an immigrant what will happen

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Utah on
Answered on Nov 8, 2017

This will depend on two main things. First, what his current immigration status is. Second, what specifically the possession of narcotics charge is.
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Q: Statues for check fraud in utah

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Utah on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

Generally four years if you have been in state for the intire 4 years.
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Q: As the landlord am I required to provide window coverings (blinds/curtains)?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

If you are renting out a furnished house along with other amenities then yes. If not, then tenent cannot demand it.
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Q: I'm a sole proprietorship and registered my DBA. I sell pottery online. Where do I file for a sales and use number?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Utah on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

Here is some information:

http://tax.utah.gov/sales
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Q: What if my husband had a 3 to 4 slice of wood jammed through his hand at work and the employer asked my husband if he

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Utah on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

I'm not licensed in Nevada, and am not sure where this occurred, but in Utah the employer would have to have had workers compensation insurance (and I'm 99% certain that would be the case in Nevada -- I think it's the case in all states. Your husband should see a good personal injury attorney, immediately.
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Q: if i already registered as a DBA do I still need to register with the state and get a tax #.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Utah on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

If you registered a DBA you probably registered the DBA with the state. I don't know where else you would have registered. If your company is a sole proprietorship, then you don't need to another EIN you will use your social security number and just fill out a schedule C with your 1040. From your scenario, it sounds like you are a sole proprietor doing business as (dba) another name.

If your business sells tangible products, then you will need a sales and use number. In addition, if...
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Q: My girlfriend has been subpoenaed to testify for my preliminary hearing. Can she plead the 5th?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

She must go and she must be truthful. If being truthful is going to incriminate her she must plead the fifth. If she must plead the 5th she'd better get a lawyer now. You two should not be trying to do this without an attorney - you're both going to end up in jail or prison.
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Q: Can I file a motion to suppress after my Preliminary Hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

Without knowing details of your case there is no way I could advise you. You are represented so you cannot file your own documents with the court. If you are unhappy with your PD you should hire a private attorney.
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Q: Is an incorrect code written on your traffic citation ground for dismissing your charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Utah on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

No. It may go to the officer's credibility, but it doesn't remove jurisdiction.
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Q: Can a retail business require both a driver's license and fingerprint for credit card transactions? Ink pad not scan

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for Utah on
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

Apparently to calibrate lincense and credit card holder authenticity at time of transaction may deter mis-use of it.
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Q: On a workmans comp claim; does the employee need to fill out & sign the claim? Or does the employer/ OM

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Utah on
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

You need to fill out IR as per given instructions. Insert details so required on the form and pass on to the employer duly signed. Documentary proof relating to injuries, etc. can also be attached, if required. In case where signatures can not be affixed due to injuries or disability, thumb impression may suffice supported by a witness signature.
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Q: I'm on an F1 visa. Is doing a paid medical trials outside of campus constitutes an unauthorized employment?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

It’s likely, yes. Any type of remuneration beyond what is allowed is suspect. Check with your school’s international student office.
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Q: Good Afternoon How do i can sue a website if they hold my money and they not give it out?

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Internet Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 22, 2017

Retain a lawyer in the state and county where the company has its principal place of business, is incorporated, or does business. Choosing which of those is often a complex problem unless you already know where the company’s assets are located. Have that lawyer issue a demand so the defendant knows you are coming after them in a manner that is realistic, and then pay the filing fee and sue. If the amount involved is too small to do this, take a lesson to prevent getting ripped off in the...
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Q: What can be done if a court reporter messes up a judges decision on a court transcript

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

That's a very complex question with no clear answer - very fact specific. You will need to hire an appellate attorney.
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Q: My boyfriend is finally getting a divorce from his ex does she have a right to say I can’t be around the kids? Legally.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Utah on
Answered on Oct 18, 2017

Legally, it will depend on the terms of the court orders. Generally, a former spouse cannot control who the other former spouse allows to be around the children, but it depends on what your boyfriend may agree to as divorce settlement. Unless you are an ax murderer, drug abuser, child abuser, etc., a judge will not enter an order restricting contact with you. Your boyfriend will be well served by hiring an experienced family attorney to ensure that he doesn't agree to settlement terms that...
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Q: Will I have to continue child support for another year if custodial parent making son take his junior year again?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Utah on
Answered on Oct 17, 2017

It depends on the terms set forth in the court orders. If it is originally a North Carolina decree, then North Carolina law as applied to the existing decree will control. In Utah, often the decree will have language that child support continues until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, or should graduate with his regularly matriculated class, whichever is later, thus meaning your child support would end at the end of this school year.

Also, if jurisdiction for the...
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Q: What are the penalties for using phone numbers for marketing purposes--when the numbers are protected from such use

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

if consumer credit reports are being pulled from Credit Reporting Agencies and used for cold calling customers by phone, that would be a willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Their is a statutory damage provision for damages up to one thousand per person. Whistelblowers have rights under Federal Law. You can get more information at hwh-law.com
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