Wyoming Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: I live in Wyoming can I shoot someone who is breaking into my car

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on May 1, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
You can't shoot them (I'm assuming you are not in your car). If you did you need to ask that this be taken down by the website, avoid any questions on social media, and contact an attorney at once.

Q: How do I file a complaint of conspiracy to get a county board member to quit on a board?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Libel & Slander for Wyoming on
Answered on Apr 3, 2017
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
You need to contact a law enforcement officer, or maybe even your state AG's Office to register a complaint. The squeaky wheel gets the attention, so if you are serious about it - then complain in writing (with documented evidence) to every agency you can (DA, AG, local law enforcement, etc.).

Q: What to plea

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
If he doesn't know how to plead, he should probably plead not guilty. It is generally not wise to plead guilty at the arraignment. If he is not happy with his public defender, he should seek private counsel.

Q: Can I press charges when someone who agreed to hold my belongings in their spare space sells it without my consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
Contact the appropriate police agency and file a report. It is up to the prosecutor to file charges, but those facts would indicate criminal conduct.

Q: How can a adult assault a minor child and not get a felony ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Sep 18, 2016
Paul Stanko's answer
It is up to the prosecutor which charges to file. A prosecutor will look at the facts, the elements of a particular offense, and determine whether he has enough evidence to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If not, then he will not file charges.

Q: Can my parents provide me alcohol in public as a minor?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Oct 22, 2015

Q: Can a 17 year old run away with a 18 year old to Colorado

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Oct 21, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, that can happen. If it does, the child will become just another missing child and the parents will worry incessantly. In addition, the 18 year old can probably be charged with some very serious crimes, the least of which would probably be contributing.

Q: Charged with possession of meth found in another's house with no supporting evidence. Witness for both sides missing?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Your freedom is a serious matter, and the case against you appears to be very serious. Get counsel immediately. The attorney you hire will investigate the facts and circumstances and will represent you diligently and accordingly.

Q: Defense witness unable to locate for trial what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Speak with your attorney about this. If you do not have one, get one. Perhaps the court will allow a continuance so that the witness can be located and served.

Q: The age of consent for Wyoming is posted as 16 and 17. However WY Stat § 6-4-303 seems to contradict this.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Oct 9, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
"Child" means a person under the age of eighteen (18) years. That is in (a) (i) from the 2011 statutes. But a simple internet search reveals, on google, this:The age of consent for sex is 16 years old for women, while it is 18 years old for men. Having sex with a minor below the age of consent is known as statutory rape. The age of consent law in Wyoming only specifically addresses heterosexual conduct.

This must mean that the court in Wyoming has interpreted it, that there are cases...

Q: is he in trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Sep 16, 2015

Q: Is property destruction an arrestable offence in Casper at?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Aug 24, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It is most likely classified as criminal mishcief.

Q: Do I have to testify in an assault charge between my daughter and graddaughter

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Aug 19, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You witnessed the incident, right? Then yes you have to testify.

Q: If i have a warrant for a petty crime in iowa but live in wyoming, can i still get a wyoming state identification card?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Wyoming on
Answered on Aug 17, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
With an active warrant for your arrest, you can be arrested at any time, and in any place. That is what you should expect. What you need to do now is hire an attorney in Iowa to address that active warrant. Without doing that, you will be constantly looking over your shoulder.

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