Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Utah Criminal Law Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: If I'm in another state with a detainer on me from Utah... I want to know

is it by law that I get credit for all that time serve from the day the detainer was placed on me?

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Feb 27, 2020

Not enough information to answer your question. Get a consultation with a Utah lawyer to get all the details to them to help you.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: How much does a Lawyer usually cost for Drug offenses?
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Feb 19, 2020

That's like asking how much a car costs.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: I have a class a mis warrant in Utah and I lost my DL. Can I be arrested at the DMV if I go get another one?

Warrant is for 1st intensive probation violation

Brent J Huff
Brent J Huff answered on Feb 12, 2020

Technically a person can be arrested anywhere because a warrant is a judicial command to any law enforcement to arrest that person. Whether an officer at the DMV is likely to execute a warrant is hard to say. But, if DMV suspended a license due to a warrant, and the warrant still exists, it seems... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Utah on
Q: I want to move to Utah from England But my brother commited theift and another reslly light crime.Will be able to move
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Feb 9, 2020

You need to discuss this with an Immigration attorney or someone licensed in England.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Utah on
Q: can you take 30 year old male relative sending 15 year old niece naked photos from snap chat app, pictures weren’t saved

Niece is 15 and her cousin is 30 he has sent her pictures or his private part but it’s sent from Snapchat and the pictures weren’t saved. The whole conversation is saved but no pictures. In the conversation he does state he’s going to send it and also more than once, he states in one of the... Read more »

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Feb 7, 2020

The short answer is yes, you can sue. You could file a suit claiming negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, etc. The real question is does the pervy cousin have assets worth the fight? If he owns a home, has a high-paying job, or there is some other asset which may be able to be... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: My best friend is about to have a baby and the babies father got arrested last night. Is there any way he can be release

For the birth of his child

Lane Wood
Lane Wood answered on Jan 16, 2020

This is a difficult question to answer without further information. Without any details, I would assume that the father would have the opportunity to post bail to get out of jail.

I would recommend consulting with an attorney to address the situation further.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Utah on
Q: If a guy is 19 years old and dating a 17 year old can parent call cops and get guy in jail or anything

19 year old guy dating 17 year old girl, and hasn’t committed sexual intercourse can parent get cops involved and have 19 year old arrested and charged

Lane Wood
Lane Wood answered on Jan 15, 2020

Having dealt with similar cases before, I know that these situations can be difficult. I don't know if the 19 year old guy is doing anything particularly bad or if you simply don't want him around your daughter. Unfortunately, with the information provided, I do not believe that the... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: how much time will my fourteen-year-old daughter get in Utah for allegedly assaulting an officer
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Jan 6, 2020

This is a Juvenile law question - repost in that area.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Utah on
Q: I live in Utah, and someone is contacting a local celebrity's wife and impersonating me. What laws are they breaking?

I don't know yet what they are saying—only that they have annoyed the couple and have made me look bad, with representatives of the couple having now contacted me to try to end what is happening. This was last week or so, and it may still be happening today.

Lane Wood
Lane Wood answered on Dec 17, 2019

Without knowing more, this could be a violation of several laws. If you are seeking criminal consequences, you can make a police report and allow the state to determine what charges, if any to bring against the individual impersonating you. You may also consider seeking civil relief that may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Utah on
Q: I entered a plea in abeyance for shop lifting. Will this affect my chances of getting a license for pre need sales agent

The charge was 8 years ago

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Dec 11, 2019

You need an employment law attorney to answer this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: can witnesses be interviewed in the same room at the same time to have to same story for seeing a crime?
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Dec 6, 2019

I am not clear on your question. Get a consultation with a defense attorney in your area so you can flesh this out more.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: Can a police officer give testimony in a court room about a seperate, open criminal case ?

My girlfriend each have an open criminal case for possession. She also just had her alimony case trial. In that trial, her husbands lawyer subpoenaed the arresting officer and the officer gave testimony about all aspects of my open criminal case

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Dec 6, 2019

that is a family law/civil law question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: (7) An order of expungement may not: According to subsection 77-40-108 (7) of the Utah code.

I don't understand what all this means. Can you help me?

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Dec 1, 2019

Call someone fo a consultation. Don't try to remove your own appendix.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: Expungement question (Utah) What does Subsection 77-40-108 (7) exactly mean? Mine I guess was denied what do I do now?
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Dec 1, 2019

It is impossible to analyze a statute in light of your case without knowing anything about your case. Get a consultation with an attorney who handles expungements.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Utah on
Q: My boyfriend is charged w/ aggravated kidnapping for a minor altercation we had that lasted 3-5 min. Is that substantial

Is that considered a substanial ammount of time as it is stated in the statue this happened in utah

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Dec 1, 2019

Aggravated Kidnapping is a First Degree Felony that can carry life without parole. You need an attorney in the worst way. Hire one TOMORROW!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Utah on
Q: How useful is a lawyer help me when I violated probation in Utah

My probation officer came to my house and I was out of state For work .i did not notify him in advance . I can Havecompany prove that I was working .in this ISituation Should I tell him right away or wait until back in the state in a few days then meet him with a lawyer

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Nov 15, 2019

IF you can be jailed or fined, you need an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: If i have pending drug charges.No resolution, no deals, nothing. The judge told me I need to go and take a drug test.

Do I have/need to?

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Nov 11, 2019

Not enough information to opine. Get a consult from a local criminal defense attorney or your current attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Utah on
Q: I have never been to jail till Halloween , I was intoxicated in the home I reside, how much trouble am I looking at?

I don’t make this a habit, I’m not a drinker yet I drank to much and blacked out so to speak

Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Nov 2, 2019

Based on the extremely limited information at hand, I will presume you were charged with public intoxication; you have mentioned no other potential crimes. In order to be found guilty of the charges, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was likely that you would have injured... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Utah on
Q: Search of someone's lunge area that is under arrest can they search someone else's property who isant involved?

My boyfriend got arrested for some warrants and ended up having drugs in his pocket. They searched the lunge area in his vehicle which supposedly included my purse on the floor of the passenger side of his vehicle despite me telling them they could not because I wasant under arrest at this point.... Read more »

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Oct 31, 2019

I don't know what a 'lunge area' is. These suppression issues are highly fact specific. Contact a local criminal defense attorney for a detailed meeting in person.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.