Utah Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Do I have to accept a drug charge?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Mike Branum's answer
You may plead no contest or guilty and petition the court, with the agreement of the prosecutor, for a plea in abeyance. With a plea in abeyance, if you stay out of trouble for a year you may have the charges dismissed.

Q: What does a written warrant have to contain of to be a legal search warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Mike Branum's answer
To OBTAIN the search warrant, an officer must attest to facts which prove to a judicial officer that the officer has enough probable cause for the warrant to issue. As far as what has to actually be contained within the warrant itself? The warrant must adequately describe WHAT the officer is authorized to search for and WHERE the officer is authorized to search.

Q: How do I prove my husband's innocence with a gun charge? His brother and I are an eye witnesses to his innocence.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
Christopher J. Salcido's answer
To answer your question properly would require a more detailed conversation then what can probably be responded to here. You should speak with a criminal defense lawyer asap.

Q: For an expungement, it’s says I haven’t met the four year time from probation. but I was only given a fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
The issue is not the punishment, but the time elapsed from conviction/probation.

Q: Indicted 3 wks after being released on to parole for charges that are yrs old?Is this possible?Conspiracy D.Meth&Heroin

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Utah on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
I would need much more information on both cases to have enough to assess the situation.

Q: A officer is wanting me to meet with her for questions saying wal mart is saying I might have been shoplifting

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Don’t talk to anyone until you confer with a lawyer

Q: Are grandmothers forced in california to pay for cremation or be charged with a misdemeanor?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
You need to ask a California attorney.

Q: My child was within the residence that i allegedly unlawfully entered. Do i have a defense?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
ot enough info to give any answer. contact an attorney.

Q: Can I get charged post fact?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Brent J Huff's answer
Technically, yes. However, the facts as you have provided them might not create probable cause to charge you with possession. The existence of weed in your car without you, does not on it's own, meet the definition of the crime. With that said, if the prosecutor's office has reason to believe that facts beyond these exist, they could charge even after-the-fact. If the police contact you, you have a right to remain silent. If the police contact you or if you believe that they may be...

Q: I got the ticket for code#32-4-403,So What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
Hire an attorney right away.

Q: What is considered a reasonable parole period?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
For what type of crime?

Q: How hard will it be to wipe out felony record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 31, 2018
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
If it is Federal - almost impossible. If it is a Utah felony conviction, hard, but possible for most convictions depending on the felony.

Q: I bough a bike the disputed it now merchant want to charge me as fraud

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
An attorney looking at these facts might ask for further details. A Utah attorney who handles such matters could examine all statements/written evidence from you and the merchant to determine whether the elements of fraud, as alleged by the merchant, were met.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can I delay my sentencing?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You have an attorney. Speak to your attorney

Q: What are Utah's current laws about polygamy/bigamy? Do people ever get prosecuted?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
That;s like asking the status of the current law on search and seizure. Yes people get prosecuted. You need to specify exactly what you want in order to get a specific answer.

Q: Where will I serve time if I move to a different county before sentencing?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
Generally you must serve time in the county facility where you are sentenced.

Q: How do I get a copy of a permanent protective order granted in 3rd district court June of 2012.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
James J. Lee's answer
You can go to that court and ask for a copy. You can also call them and they may be able to send it to your for an extra cost.

Q: i am being charged with assault w/the risk of bodily injury, as an adult.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Aug 25, 2018
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
Your attorney is the one to get your side of the story. That is their job. Only the police can press charges.

Q: can video evidence in one crime be used as evidence in a second crime to prove identity?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.'s answer
An attorney would need much more information on this issue to advise you. Call a local defense attorney for a consultation.

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