I Spy With My Little Eye…

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Some call them detectives.  Others call them sleuths.  Still others call them gumshoes, private eyes, beagles, flatfoots or skip tracers.  But whatever else they might be called, here in Utah, they’re simply called private investigators. Whenever lost evidence needs to be found; whenever a forgotten witness needs to be interviewed; whenever a background check needs […]

Prop 2 Got Through?

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It’s true!  By 53% to 46%, voters during yesterday’s elections approved Proposition 2, a significant moment for individuals who favor relaxing Utah’s marijuana laws.  As one of the conservative capitals of the U.S., this move has caught the attention of the entire nation, and might well mark a turning point for anyone who favors the […]

The Remnant of an Amendment

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The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Provides “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The phrase “shall not be infringed” seems clear; however, it should come as no surprise that this […]

A Registration Complication

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House Bill 265 just passed in Utah doing away with the mandatory requirement to have you car safety tested.  That’s right.  No more safety inspectors telling you that your marker light is out and that it will be $116.95 to have it replaced.  Or, you can do it yourself and drive back in 30 days […]

In Addition to Children…

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Rarely is an area of law so clear, so black and white, so legislated and calculated as child support.  Or is it? Utah courts actually provide an online calculator with a few fill in the blanks as to what child support should be.  Simply type in the number of children involved, the number of nights […]

Commissioner Inquirer

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Head downtown to Matheson Court House in Salt Lake City and, once you participate in the shakedown at security, you will have access to two types of Judicial Officers:  Judges and Commissioners.  Many are familiar with the role of Judges, some of whom only hear Juvenile cases.  However, a common question we are asked by […]

The ABC’s of the Big DV

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So that argument between you and your roommate/spouse/partner/family member gets out of hand.  You may have just gotten a little too drunk (intoxication), it may have just been yelling (disorderly conduct) or breaking something (criminal mischief) or taking the phone (damage or interruption of a communication device) or it may have gone as far as […]