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Q: Someone says they field charges against you. But you havnt hurd from the cops or anything?? What do you do?

Someome says I stole a card from them spent their money. And said they field a report. What should I do

Gary Kollin answered on Jun 25, 2019

What are field charges?

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Q: When I was 9 (I'm 14 now)someone tried to rape me and did sexually assault me can I press charges w/ no evidence?

Benjamin Oxford answered on Jun 7, 2019

You can certainly file a police report, because your own testimony is evidence. However, whether charges can be brought depends on the statute of limitations that exists in your state. Most states allow charges to be brought until a certain amount of time after you turn 18 years of age. So, most... Read more »

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Q: My 12 year old son may be charged with assault for a school fight. At what point should I hire an attorney?

They say he will be charged with assault. How will I know this has happened? Both kids shoved each other, but my son shoved first. Should we fight this? At what point should I hire an attorney? The other kid's father is a lawyer.

Gary Kollin answered on May 9, 2019

NOW. YESTERDAY. LAST WEEK.

Waiting to hire a lawyer until the charge is like waiting to have the cavity filled until you need a root canal.

If you were being investigated you would want an attorney now.

He needs to have his rights protected. He needs to know to stop talking...
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Q: I ended up getting him drugs thinking that he was an old associate of mine but he was really an undercover cop that got

Is that entrapment

Christopher J. Salcido answered on May 4, 2019

Sorry you didn't provide enough information to give a meaningful review of your case. I would suggest calling speaking with a criminal defense attorney.

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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 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 »

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Q: IF U ARE CHARGED WITH ATT. AGGR. MURDER, YOUR VICTIM DIES 2 YEARS LATER? CAN U BE CHARGED W MURDER?

Gary Kollin answered on Apr 10, 2019

You have an attorney. Why are you not discussing this with your attorney?

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Q: IF U R CO DEFENDENTS W YOUR SPOUSE AND U R BOTH BEING CHARGED W THE SAME CRIME? CAN 1 TAKE ALL THE CHARGES?

MY HUSBAND AND I GOT RAIDED BY STRIKE FORCE FOR SUSPICION OF DISTRIBUTION? MY HUSBAND TOLD THEM EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE WAS HIS? BUT THEY CHARGED US BOTH? IF MY HUSBAND GOES INTO COURT AND PLEADS GUILTY AND I PLEAD NOT GUILTY? WOULD THEY DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST ME?

Gary Kollin answered on Apr 10, 2019

You and he should discuss this with your respective attorneys. No internet attorney can provide an accurate answer based on the limited information.

It is like asking a doctor to diagnose a patient over email

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Q: Do I have to accept a drug charge?

I was traveling through utah to Colorado where I live. I got pulled over cop asked to search I told him I had a bowl of weed and a pipe. I was not using it just traveling with it and I have no drug record this will ruin my chances for a good job

Mike Branum answered on Mar 20, 2019

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.

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

Mike Branum answered on Mar 20, 2019

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... Read more »

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Q: I have a warrant for criminal court and have to go to DCFS court, will they know about the warrant and take me to jail?

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Mar 14, 2019

Probably. Best to clear the warrant ASAP.

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

The cops never searched him when they got the call. They only called him. He is currently in prison for this. They have no prof/evidence there was ever a gun. Just by word of mouth.

Christopher J. Salcido answered on Mar 9, 2019

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.

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

I was never put on probation or anything that I knew of. I just know I had a fine

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Feb 26, 2019

The issue is not the punishment, but the time elapsed from conviction/probation.

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

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Feb 26, 2019

I would need much more information on both cases to have enough to assess the situation.

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

The officer won't give me any more information about it that I have to meet her In Person because she can't read me my rights over the phone and to record it on her body can bit from 5he conversation I feel it's because she is going to take me to jail and there is more the. What she is leading on

Gary Kollin answered on Feb 17, 2019

Don’t talk to anyone until you confer with a lawyer

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

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Feb 7, 2019

You need to ask a California attorney.

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

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Jan 29, 2019

ot enough info to give any answer. contact an attorney.

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Q: Can I get charged post fact?

I let my friend drive my car to pick me up from a party. I was extremely intoxicated. He got pulled over and had weed in the car. He claimed ownership over it and let the officer know it was his. The officer gave him a possession charge. My question is can I get charged after the fact as it was my... Read more »

Brent J Huff answered on Jan 21, 2019

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... Read more »

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

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Dec 26, 2018

Hire an attorney right away.

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Q: What is considered a reasonable parole period?

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Dec 14, 2018

For what type of crime?

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

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Oct 31, 2018

If it is Federal - almost impossible. If it is a Utah felony conviction, hard, but possible for most convictions depending on the felony.

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