Aurora, Utah Criminal Lawyers
?She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law and earned a certificate in environmental and natural resources law. Before opening Mustoe Law, Megan worked in family, estate, agriculture, corporate counsel, human resources, and public land management disputes.
She is a court-rostered general and domestic mediator in the state of Utah. She has over 100 hours of mediation training and over 100 hours of mediating and facilitating disputes with multiple viewpoints in family law, public lands management, and community engagement activities.
Megan grew up on...
Eric began practicing law after obtaining a law degree and MBA from the University of Arizona. Eric began his legal career by working as a law clerk with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Judiciary. Since becoming an attorney, he has provided legal assistance to thousands of individuals in...
Preston began his legal career working as a law clerk for Judge Richard Wagner of the Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada. He transitioned from his clerkship alongside Judge Wagner...
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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