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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: I'm on probation and renting a room in my aunts house, can they search the whole house or only my property and room?

In utah

Taylor C. Hartley
Taylor C. Hartley answered on Sep 9, 2019

Normally, law enforcement only has the right to search the area you're renting. If your rental agreement allows you to be in other parts of the house, then you're not just renting a room, but all the common areas, too. The other parts of the house may also be subject to search if you don't have a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Hi my name is Breann Alexander my phone # is 385-404-2068 and my email is Breannalexander801@gmail.com

My vehicle was towed out of my driveway without my consent i was not givin a 24hr notice to move my vehicle or anything there is not any signage around where i live and i had no clue where my vehicle was took to until i recived a note from the post office about a week later saying theres a letter i... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Apr 17, 2019

According to Utah Administrative Code you should have received a copy of the Utah Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Towing as soon as you were contacted by the towing company. If you did not, you can file a complaint with UDOT on their website (www.udot.utah.gov). You may have a claim for damages... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: I am trying to get my son back from my ex boy friends sister. She will not release him to me. How can I get my son

My ex was arrested for murder. My son is in custody with my ex boyfriends aunt. There is no custody arrangement. I just want to get my son I have been trying for the last 2 years but the father would not let me see him and left with my son to another state. I have spoke with law enforcement and... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Mar 4, 2019

Hi,

I am not a family law attorney, but as I understand it, as long as your parental rights have not been terminated, your custodial rights should trump anyone else's except for maybe the father.

So if you just picked him up and took him home, it would be in within your rights. I...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Utah on
Q: Don't you have to be a felon to be a restricted person? Or have mental illness? Or have some conviction for violence?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 9, 2019

You could additionally post this in the Criminal Law section. Criminal law attorneys would be able to provide more meaningful input on the issues mentioned here than personal injury attorneys would.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Q: Can a judge keep making you restart supervision with no end in sight torment&continues still years over even no illegal?

Is it okay for someone to suffer over and over for years because a judge wants to say you can't do it...even legal everywhere...then expect me to be okay with revoking and restarting for 10 years or however long and go through all this keeping in mind already spending 48 months in custody... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 31, 2018

You need to consult directly with an attorney. Your facts are not sufficient to understand what occurred. Moreover, you have one long run-on sentence so it is virtually impossible to parse

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: Can i get pulled over in McDonald's parking lot when the officer never got behind me until the drive tru

And i didn't give him no reason to pull me over or to search my car

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on Mar 7, 2018

I believe your only asking the question because you received a ticket for something. Why did the officer give you a ticket?

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Utah on
Q: I was put into dcfs codtody flatly accused of meltesting a sib was proven not guilty about adulthood can i sew

The charges were never taken care of messed up my hole life can i sew state for messing my entire life up

Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland answered on Jan 11, 2018

No, you cannot sue the State for charging you with a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Utah on
Q: What can be done if a court reporter messes up a judges decision on a court transcript
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Family Law for Utah on
Q: If no custody order is in place can my ex keep my son from me . can I go get him with a police officer
William Head
William Head answered on Aug 22, 2017

This issue needs a local lawyer to assist you. Plus, reading this question, the first thing that comes to an attorney's mind is, "What did you OMIT from this question?"

The fact that she is "keeping" your son from you raises a red flag.

Have you legitimized the child?

Have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: Would it be legal for my girlfriend to live with me once we are 18 if I can provide for her?
Matt A Munson
Matt A Munson answered on Jun 5, 2017

If you are both consenting adults (18+), you may co-habitate, so long as there is not an Order from a Court preventing you from doing so (i.e. Protective Order, etc.)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: What are the stalking laws in Utah? My life has been threatened. They R trying to use Sharia Law in the United States.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on May 16, 2017

If you feel you are bein stalked you need to report it to the police. If you have been threatened you also need to report that to the police. I have no idea what you are saying about Sharia law. This is Utah. It is Mormon law here.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: Can discrediting evidence be presented in court after the court has acknowledged that a defendants attny didn't show up
Brian K Jackson
Brian K Jackson answered on May 1, 2017

Might need more details to this. The question is, if the attorney didn't show up, then who is presenting the evidence?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: My 17 daughter is being bullied by a 18 almost 19 year girl. Can charges be filed against her? Also, my daughter has

A brain injury so she is mentally younger

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Apr 27, 2017

You should call the police and report it to the school.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: My daughter's soon to be xhusband has been making false accusations about her parents claiming.g we are involved in drug

What can we do about it

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Apr 2, 2017

You need to contact a civil law attorney. You haven't been charged with a crime so it isn't criminal law, and the government is not involved so it isn't civil rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Utah on
Q: Is there a way to enforce a protective order that was filed fraudulently/purgery? It was denied by Judge, but still....

I left Utah for IL a few days ago with my emotional all support cat. I tried to let my husnand know but he refused to answer hus phone or texts. I sent him this text (about leaving the next day) "Ok. Well when tomorrow rolls around, I apologize in advance. I love you and what you're doing is not... Read more »

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Feb 26, 2017

This is a Family Law question. Please re-post it there.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Utah on
Q: my 13 yr old is in mental hospital where we visit him every saturday i left my cell phone accidently can they look at it

isnt it a invasion of my privacy to look threw my phone

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2016

Not if they are trying to identify who owns it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: if during a inventory search on a car, a bag with drugs and a gun is found who gets charged?

neither the driver or the passenger is the owner of the car, the driver is initially stopped by an off duty cop who thought these people looked like two suspects wanted at the time, even though the descriptions did not match at all. except for one white male and one tongan male. after confirming... Read more »

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Nov 10, 2016

The cops always charge everyone in the car when they find drugs. You need to get an attorney to help you litigate these other issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: can bags found inside an impounded vehicle, during a inventory search be opened up and gone through?

in utah. what is the department standardized policy or practice specifically governing the opening of such containers.

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Nov 10, 2016

Every department has its own policy. There is no way to answer that question without that information.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: can someone challenge the probable cause to pull over a vehicle when it was a case of mistaken identity?

the descriptions of the people who were wanted, looked nothing like the people in the vehicle. including one of the suspects who was wanted has both arms completely tattooed. the passenger in the vehicle had a wife beater on so the off duty police officer who originally watched these people get in... Read more »

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Nov 10, 2016

Probable cause can be challenged. You need to contact an experience criminal defense attorney to assist you.

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