Layton, Utah Criminal Lawyers
Utah Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
- (801) 823-1200
- Free Consultation
Farmington, UT 84025
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As an attorney, I routinely handle the following type of cases:
Estate Planning, including trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and medical directives; and
Criminal Defense, including DUI's, sex crimes, drug possession, theft, and assault & battery.
Jim Bradshaw graduated as a William H. Leary Scholar from the University of Utah College of Law. The first eight years of his legal career were spent working as a lawyer in the trenches at the Salt Lake Legal Defender’s Association before moving on to form Brown, Bradshaw, and Moffat.
Having previously served as the Chairman of the Criminal...
Michael is the Managing Attorney of Hepworth & Associates, LLC. He is also the Principal Broker and President of Security Real Estate, LLC located in Bountiful, Utah, and Vice President of Hepworth Investment Group, LLC, which is a...
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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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