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William Melton

William Melton

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

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.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
  • Divorce
  • 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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Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. Does a verbal custody agreement hold any weight in the state of Utah?
A: Your question is a little confusing. You ask if a verbal custody agreement colds any weight, but then you state that the judge instructed you to go back to the original custody agreement. That agreement would be in writing. To answer the last part of your question is that (assuming there is a current court case) you have to file an Order to Show Cause (OSC) An OSC is when the parties go before the judge and the one party who is not doing what they're supposed to has to explain to the judge why they are not following the court order and explain why the judge should not hold them in contempt. You could try to do this on your own, but your best bet is to contact an experienced family law attorney.
Q. What should I do about my no insurance ticket?
A: Without knowing all of your facts, it sounds like the court revoked your plea in abeyance. If you are still going to court I would ask the prosecutor what the status of your plea in abeyance is. See if the court would be willing to reinstate it (it is a long shot given how old the ticket is). But the DMV could still require you to carry SR22 regardless of the status of the criminal case. The DMV is a civil matter and separate from your "criminal" traffic ticket. If you would like to give me a call, text, or email I can look up your case and give you a better idea of what you should do. My number is 801-784-3500 or my email is william@melton.law
Q. My daughter is in prison and needs a lawyer for custody case. She asked me to find her a pro bono lawyer and Im looking
A: You can contact the Utah State Bar. They have resources to direct you to legal help. Also, you can contact the Utah Legal Aid Society. They will be great resources.
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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
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours (Today)