Utah Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are facing criminal charges in Utah, Rocky Mountain Defenders offer a variety of services, defending clients in numerous practice areas throughout the state. Criminal defense lawyers play an important role in protecting your rights and your future. Our team has been defending the rights of the accused for 20 years. We are proud to stand up for your rights and can offer a free consultation and review of your case in any of the below practice areas.
Our team uses numerous legal defense strategies in this area of law, and can help you overcome the legal hurdles. Unless someone is hurt — or there’s a child in the car at the time of the crime — a first or second DUI offense in the past decade will be charged as a Class B Misdemeanor. A third conviction under the same time frame can be charged as a Third-Degree Felony.
Common questions we can help you answer:
- Can I drive after being arrested for DUI?
- How long will my license be suspended?
- Can I get a work permit to drive to work and school?
These crimes can be complex based on the amount of the drug found by law enforcement, and its intended destination. There are at least six categories the charges can fall under in the state of Utah. Charges may increase if a firearm was present in the crime.
It’s easy to violate the terms of probation, which may end up costing you more time, money and freedom. Often times, a defendant may not understand the full terms of probation and one slip-up — like not staying in contact with a probation officer — may be enough for law enforcement to file new charges.
These charges are always delicate — with a lot at-stake for families. While there are many legitimate assault or domestic violence claims, some people are wrongfully accused. Accusations can lead to restraining orders and custody battles.
These charges can have lasting repercussions, even without a conviction. We protect our clients’ rights with discretion and respect in order to keep reputations, careers and personal relationships intact. If convicted of a sex crime, you may lose parenting or Second Amendment rights, and be required to resister as a sex offender.
The act of trespassing alone can be considered a burglary charge in Utah. However, this area of law is murky because two elements need to be proven for a defendant to be convicted: intent and consent.
Other Practice Areas:
- Homicide/Violent Crimes
- Internet/Computer Crimes
- Fraud/Theft Crimes
- Retail Theft/Shoplifting
- Federal Crimes
Contact the Rocky Mountain Defenders
Our firm exclusively works with individuals who are facing criminal convictions. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys have proudly represented clients in virtually every county in the state of Utah over the past two decades. We know the intricate nature of possible convictions, and can help you fight for a positive outcome. Schedule a free case review with our firm today.