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William Melton

William Melton

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Utah
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Biography

Melton Law was founded by William L. Melton. William has taken pride in serving his clients and his community for many years. After experiencing his own encounters with the legal system he decided to dedicate his career to the pursuit of law. William has been involved in proactively changing to improve the community in multiple ways throughout his career. In addition to fighting for his clients in the courtroom, William is also actively involved in making changes at the legislative level. In 2015, William helped lobby and successfully pass the alternative parent-time schedule. This new law substantially increased the amount of time that non-custodial parents receive with their children. Additionally, William is an appointed member by the governor to a state Child Support Guidelines Committee. The committee is responsible for making recommendations to the legislature for changes to the child support guidelines.

William has worked on hundreds of different cases from minor traffic infractions to major sex crimes and white-collar crimes. William is an experienced trial attorney with experience on all sides of a criminal case. During law school, William clerked for the Hon. Judge Parker in the Third Judicial District Court, he assisted clients in the Idaho Street Law Clinic and worked in the Utah County Attorney's Office prosecuting cases in both their misdemeanor and major crimes divisions. William loves working with his clients and doing everything in his power to help them resolve their cases with the absolute best possible outcome.

Contact me today at william@melton.law

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    White Collar Crime
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
Utah State Bar
ID Number: 17422
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Deputy County Attorney Intern
Utah County Attorney's Office
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Responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor and felony cases. Successfully handled over a hundred cases including taking several cases to trial.
Education
University of Idaho College of Law
J.D. (2019)
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 17422
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Melton Law
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered
Q. In the state of utah can a state trooper / officer have a k9 sniff around your vehicle without probable cause
A: This is a somewhat complicated answer. The short answer is yes. The US Supreme Court has said that a K9 sniff if your vehicle is NOT a search and therefor does not require any probable cause. Now, that being said, an officer cannot unreasonably delay the stop. So if he pulled you over for a license plate being out and waited 45 min. for a K9 officer to arrive on scene that is not allowed. That would be an unreasonable delay and there is a chance any contraband discovered during the K9 sniff would be excluded. If you were cited for anything a K9 found you should contact an attorney for a more detailed explanation and discussion on your case.
Q. * Possible penalties? 76-6-602 retail theft (3 counts) 58-37-8 (2)(A)(l) 58-37-8 (2)(H)(lll) 58-37A-5 (1
A: You didn't specify what degree his charges are. Assuming the thefts are class B misdemeanors then the maximum penalty is 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine (per charge). The other code section you cited was the possession of a controlled substance code. His charges will depend on the drugs that he was charged with. If it was just marijuana then it is likely another class B misdemeanor. However, if it is another drug then it would likely be charged as a class A misdemeanor. The maximum penalty for an A is 364 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. The judge will decide what to impose but if he doesn't have much of a criminal history he will likely just get a fine and some drug classes. He could also lose his drivers license for a conviction of the controlled substance if a vehicle was involved.
Q. De novo case on unclaimed felony Mislaid wallet in evidence, precedent case referral
A: It isn’t clear what you’re asking. Can you ask your question again?
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Contact & Map
Melton Law
5955 S. Redwood Rd. #103
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Telephone: (801) 784-3500
Cell: (801) 784-3500
Monday: 8 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 9 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 9 PM (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours