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Cache County Utah

Cache County Utah

Cache County is a county on the northern edge of Utah, United States. Cache County is included in the Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area. Many of the trappers who worked in the valley came from the Hudson’s Bay Company, the Northwest Fur Company, and the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. The name Cache Valley was derived by the fur trappers who hid their trading goods in caches in that region. Cache County is within the Utah First Judicial District. The people of Cache County are served by a District Court, a Juvenile Court, and a Justice Court. The Cache County Utah trial court system consists of District Courts, Juvenile Courts, and Justice Courts.

Utah District Courts

District Courts have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, but typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Juvenile Courts and Justice Courts have limited jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases. District Courts have general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases that are beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Criminal cases typically heard by District Courts include felonies and Class A misdemeanors. District Courts have jurisdiction over Class B and C misdemeanors if there is no Justice Court with territorial jurisdiction, or if the offense is included in a single criminal episode that also includes a felony or Class A misdemeanor charge. District Courts share jurisdiction with Juvenile Courts and Justice Courts over certain types of criminal cases involving adults, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor child and misdemeanor custodial interference. District Courts share jurisdiction with Juvenile Courts over violations of federal, state, local or municipal law when the defendant is over age 18 but within the continuing jurisdiction of a Juvenile Court due to a previous Juvenile Court case.

District Courts have exclusive original jurisdiction over defendant minors aged 16 or older in certain types of criminal cases, including murder and aggravated murder. Civil cases typically heard by District Courts include general civil claims for the recovery of money that exceed the financial or other limits on Justice Court jurisdiction. District Courts also handle divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, paternity, and probate matters. District Courts have jurisdiction over the guardianship of minors and cases involving child custody, child support, and child visitation when these cases are incidental to a District Court case. District Courts may handle a child protective order case if a Juvenile Court transfers the case to District Court. District Courts share some jurisdiction with Juvenile Courts over paternity, guardianship of a minor and modifications to birth certificates, if any of these issues relate to a case within Juvenile Court jurisdiction. District Courts also handle cases related to the discipline of attorneys, appeals of state or local administrative agency decisions, and appeals of Justice Court decisions. District Courts may have court divisions organized by case type, including a Drug Court division for certain types of criminal cases involving defendants with a history of substance abuse.

Utah Juvenile Courts

Juvenile Courts have jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases. Juvenile Courts share jurisdiction over certain types of cases with District Courts and Justice Courts. Juvenile Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over juvenile delinquency (violations of laws or ordinances by a person under 18 years of age), except for certain Class B and C misdemeanors committed by a person over 16 years of age, which are heard in Justice Court. Juvenile Courts also have exclusive jurisdiction over certain juvenile traffic offenses, including vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, joy riding, and attempting to elude police. Juvenile Courts will also handle some traffic and boating offenses that relate to delinquency cases within Juvenile Court jurisdiction. Juvenile Courts also have exclusive jurisdiction over abused, neglected, and dependent children, child protective orders, emancipation of minors, termination of a parent-child relationship, adoptions of children after termination of a parent-child relationship, guardianship of minors unless the guardianship is incidental to a custody and support matter in District Court, involuntary treatment or commitment of a minor with a mental disability or illness, truancy, consent to marriage of a child under age 16, and ungovernable or runaway children. Juvenile courts may order parents of a child committed to a corrections facility to participate in group rehabilitation therapy.

Juvenile Courts share jurisdiction with District Courts over some cases involving child custody, support, and visitation; persons over 18 years of age who commit a crime while under the continuing supervision of Juvenile Court; and paternity testing of parties involved in abuse / neglect / dependency or termination of parental rights cases. Child protective order cases may be transferred to District Court under certain circumstances, especially when a parent is involved. Juvenile Courts share jurisdiction with District Courts and Justice Courts over certain criminal cases with adult defendants, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor custodial interference. Juvenile courts may place juveniles under the supervision of the court’s probation department, in foster care, and in other protective custody placements. Juvenile Courts will handle cases involving minors under court supervision in other states if the minor is located in Utah.

Utah Justice Courts

Justice Courts have jurisdiction over certain types of civil and criminal cases that occur within their territorial jurisdiction. Criminal cases heard by Justice Courts include most Class B and C misdemeanors, municipal ordinance violations, and infractions. Justice Courts also have jurisdiction over certain Class B and C misdemeanors, ordinance violations, and infractions committed by juveniles over 16 years of age. Civil cases heard by Justice Courts are limited to small claims cases involving ,000 or less, including attorney fees but excluding court costs and interest. Justice Courts share jurisdiction with Juvenile Courts and District Courts over certain criminal cases with adult defendants, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misdemeanor custodial interference. Justice Court cases may be appealed to District Court.

Many Utah counties and judicial districts have Drug Court or Mental Health Court programs that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse or mental health problems. Several Native American nations in Utah operate their own independent judicial systems. The courts in these judicial systems are known as Tribal Courts. Tribal Courts have some civil and criminal jurisdiction and their orders may be enforced by the Utah state court system.

Cities In Cache County Utah

• Hyde Park

• Hyrum

• Lewiston

• Logan (county seat)

• Mendon

• Millville

• Nibley

• North Logan

• Providence

• Richmond

• River Heights

• Smithfield

• Wellsville

Towns In Cache County Utah

• Amalga

• Clarkston

• Cornish

• Newton

• Paradise

• Trenton

Lawyers in Cache County Utah

Here are some of the areas of law that the attorneys at Ascent Law LLC practice for their clients in Cache County Utah:

Estate Planning Lawyer

Bankruptcy Lawyer

Probate Lawyer

Trial Lawyer

Real Estate Lawyer

Injury Lawyer

Family Lawyer

Tax Lawyer

Contract Lawyer

Securities Lawyer

Copyright Lawyer

Intellectual Property Lawyer

Business Lawyer

Criminal Lawyer

Divorce Lawyer

Child Custody Lawyer

Appeals Lawyer

Cache Valley’s first known semi-permanent residents were Native American Shoshoni and Blackfoot tribes who came to hunt deer and other wildlife. Fur trappers and explorers, including Jim Bridger, also spent time in the area. The county derives its name from the “caches” of furs that were temporarily buried in the valley by trappers before being taken to the large fur markets in St. Louis and other eastern cities. Mormon pioneers, emigrating from the Salt Lake area at the direction of Brigham Young, made permanent settlements in Cache Valley in the early 1850s. Utah became a U.S. Territory on September 9, 1850. In 1854, the Utah Territorial Legislature formally established the office of Sheriff.

William Henry Garr was appointed the first Sheriff of Cache County on April 4, 1857. Later sheriffs were elected for two-year terms. The first recorded criminal case in Cache County was a warrant from Salt Lake County for the arrest of William W. Lutz on a charge of larceny in April of 1860. The first prisoner, arrested in June 1860, had to be kept in the new log school house since there was no jail. After three days he was killed during an escape attempt. The Old Rock Jail was used from 1887 to the early 1960s. At that point, a new Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Jail building were built in the same location. This building was occupied and expanded until 2004 when Sheriff G. Lynn Nelson’s dream came to fruition. In May of 2004, the Sheriff’s Office and Jail moved into a new Sheriff’s Complex located at 1225 West Valley View.

Logan, Utah, is located in beautiful Cache Valley, only 85 miles north of Salt Lake City in a pristine, green valley along US Hwy 89, the shortest and most scenic route to Yellowstone. Don’t miss Logan National Scenic Byway, especially when fall colors are on display. At the highway summit, you can see a spectacular view of turquoise Bear Lake. Bear Lake is a boating and fishing destination in the summer and a snowmobile destination in the winter. One of Cache Valley’s main attractions is the American West Heritage Center, where you can relive 100 years of the American West. Logan is home to Utah State University. This area is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities: camping, fishing, mountain biking, boating and hiking. In the winter, ski at Beaver Mountain Ski resort or snowmobile in Logan Canyon. Cache Valley hosts several large events like the Top of Utah Marathon, Cache Valley Cruise-In Car Show, the Utah Festival Opera Company and the Festival of the American West. Nearby, the Logan LDS Temple, built from 1877 – 1884, stands today as a monument to Utah’s early pioneers. It represents sacrifice, commitment, and a diligent work ethic.

The neighboring tabernacle is equally spectacular, and is home to an early 1900-era pipe organ. Visitors intrigued by Logan’s rich history will want to visit the Jensen Historical Farm at the American West Heritage Center. The farm is a living history museum, set in 1917. All the traditional ways are closely followed, and guests are invited to jump back in time and learn about food preservation, sheep shearing, quilting, hay making, threshing, and more. From the Shoshoni Indians who believed the area to be sacred, to the fur trappers who rendezvoused in Cache Valley, to contemporary travelers looking for that cool canyon getaway or a link to America’s past. Logan has been acclaimed as something special for a long time.

Cache County Utah Court Directory

The Utah trial court system consists of District Courts, Juvenile Courts, and Justice Courts. Below is a directory of court locations in Cache County. Links for online court records and other free court resources are provided for each court, where available.

• District Courts in Cache County
1st District Court – Cache County
135 North 100 West, Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-750-1300
Fax: 435-750-1355

• Juvenile Courts in Cache County
1st District Juvenile Court – Cache County
135 North 100 West, Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-750-1300
Fax: 435-750-1281

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Hyrum Justice Court
83 West Main, Hyrum, UT 84319
Phone: 435-245-0114
Fax: 435-245-4470

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Lewiston Justice Court
29 South Main, PO Box 36, Lewiston, UT 84320
Phone: 435-258-2141
Fax: 435-258-3621

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Logan City Municipal Justice Court
Workforce Service Building
446 North 100 West, Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-716-9540
Fax: 435-716-9559

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Newton / Amalga Justice Court
51 South Center Street, PO Box 146, Newton, UT 84327
Phone: 435-563-3251
Fax: 435-563-9283

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Nibley Justice Court
455 West 3200 South, Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435-752-0431
Fax: 435-753-1510

• Justice Courts in Cache County
North Logan / Hyde Park Justice Court
113 East Center, PO Box 489, Hyde Park, UT 84318
Phone: 435-563-6923
Fax: 435-563-9029

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Providence City Justice Court
164 North Gateway Drive, Providence, UT 84332
Phone: 435-752-9441 ext. 212
Fax: 435-753-1586

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Richmond Justice Court
6 West Main, PO Box 9, Richmond, UT 84333
Phone: 435-932-0341
Fax: 435-258-3604

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Smithfield Municipal Justice Court
96 South Main, Smithfield, UT 84335
Phone: 435-792-6637

• Justice Courts in Cache County
Wellsville Justice Court
75 East Main, PO Box 6, Wellsville, UT 84339
Phone: 435-245-3686
Fax: 435-245-7958

• Cache County Website :https://www.cachecounty.org

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84088 United States

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