Tooele County, Utah Criminal Lawyers

Taylor C. Hartley
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Utah Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

I have personal experience in nearly 3000 criminal cases, ranging from minor traffic offenses to homicide. Over the past 10+ years of practice I have worked with hundreds of police officers and prosecutors and have... Read More »
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Jerry Salcido
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Utah Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

Jerry Salcido is a founding member of Salcido Law Firm. His passion is defending individuals against the government in all aspects, especially those who have been accused of crimes like DUI, drug offenses, violent... Read More »
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Steven Kent Burton
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Utah Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Steve is one of the premier defense attorneys in the State. He started his career as a prosecutor. During this time, he gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, Drug Courts, DUI Courts, and other... Read More »
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Justin Pratt
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Utah Criminal Law Lawyer

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will... Read More »
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Michael John Langford
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(801) 328-4090 43 East, 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Criminal and White Collar Crime
Creighton University School of Law
Michael's passion is representing people at all stages of the criminal defense process in federal and state court. To that end, he has effectively and zealously defended numerous people charged with federal and state crimes. He has litigated highly complex cases, which include mortgage fraud, money laundering, ponzi scheme, racketeering, and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Michael recently argued a complex double jeopardy issue before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been selected by the Utah Federal District Court to be a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel. In addition, he also has been selected to serve...
Casey T. Hoyer
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(801) 901-0797 51 E Main Street
Lehi, UT 84043
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Willamette University College of Law
I grew up in a small farming community in Oregon where neighbors knew and genuinely cared for each other and core values like honesty, integrity and hard work mattered. I am as authentically comfortable in the company of a farmer as I am with a judge or legislator. I believe that while it is important to be able to laugh at ourselves, and I often do, the legal fraternity is and should be a noble and honorable calling to serve. Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln all had at least one thing in common. They were...
Cliff Venable
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(385) 482-0620 150 S State Street, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
North Carolina Central University
Throughout my 8+ year criminal defense career, I have represented over 800 clients charged with felony criminal offenses and more than a 1000 clients charged with misdemeanors. Legal representation included trying cases to verdict, arguing motions to the court and advocating for clients at sentencing. The charges brought against my clients ranged from DUIs and disorderly conduct to aggravated kidnapping and murder. My experience includes extensive training in courtroom techniques from my employment at The Salt Lake Legal Defender Association and my participation in the National Criminal Defense College. With my extensive courtroom experience, I provide excellent representation to...
Benjamin Durham
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(801) 658-0600 8841 S. Redwood Road
Suite A2
West Jordan , UT 84088
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Attorney Benjamin C. Durham received his law degree from Brigham Young University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, and has traveled extensively in South America. In the course of his career, he has defended several high-profile prosecutions in Las Vegas, including such defendants as the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, Aryan Warriors, and Rolling 60s Crips.
Anders B Christensen
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Davis County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
145 East State Street, #964
Farmington, UT 84025
Free ConsultationCriminal and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I studied Speech Communication while attending the University of Utah - where I focused my studies on Argumentation and Critical Analysis of Rhetoric. I later received my law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, in Lansing, Michigan - where I focused my studies on Litigation.

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.
Jared Pearson
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(801) 888-0991 9192 South 300 West
Suite 35
Sandy, UT 84070
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Brigham Young University
Jared Pearson is a licensed Utah litigation attorney. Before forming Pearson Law Firm Jared practiced law in both Salt Lake and Utah County and represented companies and individuals in a number of matters, including family law, divorce, bankruptcy, criminal defense, contract disputes, personal injury, real estate transactions, and corporate law. Jared is an experienced bankruptcy attorney that has handled many Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Jared has the knowledge and resources to handle any consumer bankruptcy case from start to finish and has the experience to foresee specific issues based on the unique circumstances of any given case...
David Mark Corbett
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(801) 285-6302 10459 S. 1300 West
Suite 101
South Jordan, UT 84095
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Baylor Law School
David has found that passion and creativity separate the best attorneys from the rest. As an intern in the Federal District Court in Waco, Texas while in law school, he observed that the most effective attorneys showed genuine belief in their clients and their rights. He incorporated these lessons into his work with Baylor Law School’s celebrated mock trial team, for which the school awarded him the American Board of Trial Advocates award. After law school, David chose to serve the people of Northwest Arizona as a public defender. For five years, he represented men and women charged with...
Eric Swinyard
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(801) 441-3690 10808 S. River Front Parkway
Ste. 3080
South Jordan, UT 84095
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Arizona
Eric Swinyard is a trial attorney dedicated to delivering high-quality representation to injury victims and individuals going through divorce and family law matters. With offices across the Wasatch Front, Eric’s practice is focused on providing personalized legal services to individuals throughout the State of Utah and across the country.

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...
David Laurence Altman
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(801) 983-3688 222 South Main Street
5th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California - Los Angeles
Dennis Pawelek
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(801) 362-9996 2155 N. Freedom Blvd.
Provo, UT 84604
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Dennis has defended thousands of clients in all criminal matters, such as Assault & Battery, Drug Crimes, DUI, Sex Crimes, Theft Crimes, Violent Crimes and White Collar Crimes. He is known as one of the up and coming top rated felony lawyers in Utah. Compassionate with his clients and aggressive in the courtroom, Dennis is a must have when it comes to choosing a lawyer when it really matters.
Lauralyn Cabanilla
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(801) 373-4912 290 W Center St
Provo, UT 84601
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Brigham Young University
Laura H. Cabanilla attended college at Brigham Young University in 1980, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 1986. During college she joined the U.S. Army Reserve in order to fund her schooling and because of her desire to serve her country. She was the only female cadet enrolled at that time. She is a 1994 graduate of Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. She previously worked as a prosecutor with the Utah County Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted many high profile criminal cases. In 2000, Laura Cabanilla joined the law firm...
John Webster
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Weber County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(801) 475-4506 5093 S 1500 W
Ogden, UT 84405
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Senior & Founding Partner at Bartlett & Webster. I practice in the following areas: Appeals (having successfully presented appeals before the Utah and Wyoming Supreme Courts); contract, real estate, and business litigation; family law; criminal defense; personal injury; medical malpractice; and business and estate planning. Bartlett & Webster is a small firm specializing in developing relationships and in providing expert, customized legal representation.
Mr. Sidney B. Unrau
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Attorney
(801) 235-9400 2155 N. Freedom Blvd.
sid.unrau@gmail.com
Provo, UT 84604
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Mr. Unrau has practiced law for over 19 years. His main areas of experience are: Family Law (divorce, custody, paternity, adoption), Criminal Defense (DUI, Possession, Murder, Assault, etc.), Juvenile Court (Juvenile Criminal Defense, DCFS matters), Bankruptcy and General Practice (Contracts, Landlord/Tenant, etc.). Mr. Unrau is an experienced Mediator with hundreds of successfully mediated cases. Mr. Unrau is also trained as a Guardian ad Litem, and is occasionally appointed to represent the interest of minor children or incapacitated adults in various cases. Mr. Unrau's staff is friendly, efficient and helpful.
Thomas Howard
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Summit County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(435) 513-2565 1389 Center Drive
Suite 200
Park City, UT 84098
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Southwestern University School of Law
I have practiced in Park City, Utah for 23 years, always maintaining strong relationships with colleagues and professionals in the courts and community.
Gage Herbst
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(801) 676-6548 105 E 7200 S
Midvale, UT 84047
Criminal and Immigration
University of Akron School of Law
Attorney Gage Herbst is a dedicated advocate of the people. He has built a career around trust, clear communication, and reasonable fees. Gage has represented hundreds of people before immigration courts and services all over the country. Gage has also represented many clients in complicated criminal matters in the state of Utah. Gage handles many types of cases in immigration court including cancellation of removal and asylum. He also works closely with clients to provide the individual and diligent representation each case deserves.

With a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Brigham Young University and a doctorate of jurisprudence from the...
Andrew Eric McAdams
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(801) 810-9392 5242 S College Drive
Suite 190
Murray, UT 84123
Criminal
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Loren Lambert
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(801) 568-0041 266 East 7200 South
Midvale, UT 84047
Criminal, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Experienced representation and empathy are what our lawyers provide at Arrow Legal Solutions Group, P.C., in Midvale, Utah. When applying for Social Security Disability, long term disability, short term disability, or workers’ compensation benefits, you need a qualified and knowledgeable attorney who will help you from the application process, to litigation and appeal, if necessary. We keep up on the latest developments in the law and on all applicable federal regulations through active participation in professional associations and attendance at medical seminars. Read below for more information on our attorneys.
Lorenzo Miller
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(801) 758-5485 12339 S. 800 E.
Suite 101
Draper, UT 84020
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
With over 20 years of experience in criminal law as a prosecutor, Lorenzo Miller understand cops, courts and the criminal justice system.

Our office understand that cops make mistakes, eyewitnesses make false IDs and there are those who abuse the system for their advantage. We also know that good people make bad decisions when they are struggling with addictions, mental health issues or going through tough times in their lives. It is too easy these days to find yourself on the wrong side of the law.

At Miller Law Office we have decided to put the skills we have learned as prosecutors...
Ms. Kelly Ann Booth
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(801) 364-6666 8 East Broadway
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2225
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Matthew R. Howell
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(801) 426-8200 3301 North University Avenue
Provo, UT 84604
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Family
Columbia Law School
A former federal prosecutor now representing businesses and individuals across a range of practice areas, Matthew R. Howell began his career as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. government in Salt Lake City, Utah, prosecuting crimes against federally insured financial institutions and crimes committed on Indian reservations and federal lands. After four years, Matt joined David K. Isom Law Offices, where he focused on coal contract litigation and arbitration and other complex commercial litigation, including qui tam (whistleblower) claims and class action lawsuits. Since joining Fillmore Spencer LLC in 2005, Matt has worked on cases large and...
Scott Nickle
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Davis County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(801) 544-5306 1513 N. Hill Field Road #3
Layton, UT 84041
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Gonzaga University
Scott Nickle taught English at Weber State University for four years before deciding to attend law school. He graduated from the Gonzaga University School of Law in 2006. He returned to Utah to work as an attorney for Helgesen, Houtz & Jones, the law firm he had interned for after his second year of law school. Scott Nickle specializes as a Family Law Attorney and Estate Planning Attorney. He deals will all types of family law such as Divorce, Child Custody, Surrogacy, etc. He has represented many clients with many different situations giving him the experience he needs to provide his...
Chad Steur
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer
(801) 746-1277 142 E 200 S
#307
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Criminal, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Insurance Claims
The Firm and Its Practice Chad Steur began his career as a trial lawyer in California in 1990. He moved to Utah in 2004 and worked for two years as an Assistant Attorney General. He has been in private practice since 2006. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Steur has handled cases in both State and Federal Court. He has represented clients in various types of litigation including criminal defense, employment, wrongful termination, personal injury, product liability, breach of contract, and family law.
Rudy Bautista
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney
(801) 232-5311 50 West Broadway, 7th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Brigham Young University
After leaving a career as a Merchant Marine officer, Mr. Bautista has practiced criminal defense exclusively since 1999. Since then, he has represented over 4,000 clients and has obtained dismissals or not guilty verdicts in all types of criminal cases, including white collar crimes, criminal homicide, all sex crimes including rape and aggravated sex abuse of a child, aggravated burglary, robbery, thefts, forgeries, aggravated assaults, drug and alcohol charges including DUI, and domestic violence allegations. When unable to secure a dismissal, Mr. Bautista has helped obtain a favorable resolution, or tried the case before a jury. ...
Brent Jensen
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(801) 226-2101 853 W Center St
Orem, UT 84057
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Are you facing financial instability? Have you fallen behind on your mortgage, auto loans, medical expenses or other bills? Brent J. Jensen has been helping people overcome debt issues for over 30 years. Our law firm offers prompt and reliable legal support services. Call us at 801-226-2101 or visit our web site at UtahCountyBankrupcy.com to schedule a free initial consultation with Mr Jensen. We also assist clients who have been charged with criminal offenses, including DUI. Our rates are very affordable. Call 801-226-2101 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Rex Bushman
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(801) 652-9413 140 West 9000 South #8
Sandy, UT 84070
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Brigham Young University
Grew up a musician in Las Vegas. Went back to school and obtained accounting degree at UNLV. Then was accepted to law school at BYU. Graduated and passed Utah State Bar in 1978 and have practiced law throughout the state of Utah ever since. Sang with Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Taught college at Washington Institute of Graduates Studies. Written two articles for Utah State Bar Journal and published two books. Have five children, two grandchildren. Passionate about justice and the law.
Margaret Olson
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(801) 519-2555 466 East 500 South
#300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Criminal, Business and DUI
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Zachary C. Holbrook
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Weber County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(801) 317-4764 4590 Harrison Blvd.
Suite 200 C
Ogden, UT 84403
Criminal, DUI, Family and Juvenile
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Michael K Hepworth
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney
(801) 872-2222 10808 S River Front Parkway
Suite 300
South Jordan, UT 84095
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Denver
Michael is a 4th generation entrepreneur and attorney. His great grandfather, Henry W. Stahle, Esq., founded a real estate development, management, and investment firm that he and his family still operate to this day. Michael earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude) from Weber State University, and a J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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...
Chris Dexter
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(801) 225-9900 University Office Park
1360 South 740 East
Orem, UT 84097-8081
Criminal, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Southern Illinois University
Christina Miller
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Summit County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(435) 649-8209 2200 North Park Avenue Suite D200
PARK CITY, UT 84068
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Christina has practiced family law in Park City for over 20 years. She has experience with complicated legal and factual cases. Christina and her entire firm specialize in outstanding customer service and constantly give back to the Park City / Summit County community through philanthropic and volunteer efforts. Miller Law Group provides individual focus to your legal needs that big city firms will never understand.
Anita Dickinson
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(801) 541-4114 1905 West 4700 South
#101
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Anita has over 6 years of Criminal Law experience and has handled a variety of Felony and Misdemeanor cases. While at the DA's office she prosecuted hundreds of Felony and Misdemeanor DUIs while working on a Specialty Felony DUI Unit. She is now putting her experience an skills to work defending and protecting the rights and liberties of her clients. Anita started her own practice in 2013. utahdefensecounsel.com
Brett Anderson
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(801) 768-7070 170 S. Interstate Plaza Dr. Ste. 200
Lehi, UT 84043
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Brett Anderson is a founding partner of the Utah law firm of Anderson & Rogers where he has represented clients throughout the State of Utah for well over a decade. Mr. Anderson was raised in Utah County and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in business and then from law school in Oregon. As an attorney he has successfully represented clients in countless personal injury, criminal, divorce, business, insurance and real estate matters. Many injured persons, insurance companies, businesses, doctors and even other attorneys have sought Mr. Anderson and trusted him with their legal...
Stephen Frazier
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Utah County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(801) 373-4912 290 W Center St
Provo, UT 84601
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Douglas A. Gubler
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer
(801) 274-2333 4376 S. 700 E.
Suite 103
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Utah
Christopher M. Ault
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(801) 539-9000 8817 S Redwood Road
Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84088
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Justin Ashworth
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(801) 810-9750 466 South 500 East
P.O. Box 521198
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Russell Pietryga
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(801) 505-1586 1547 Bryan Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Eastern Michigan University
Camille L. Neider
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Weber County, UT Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(801) 399-2889 261 26th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Brigham Young University
Mr. Jeff D. Rifleman
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Salt Lake County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(801) 510-0503 9000 South 140 West
Suite 9
Sandy, UT 84070
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
JEFF D. RIFLEMAN, Attorney at Law, Mediator Mr. Rifleman holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree (J.D.) from St. Mary's University School of Law of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Rifleman completed his undergraduate work by earning his Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Consumer and Community Studies from the University of Utah. Additionally, Mr. Rifleman received training and certificates in Mediation and is qualified as a court appointed mediator in Texas courts, trained in peer-school mediation, family dispute/divorce mediation, domestic violence, and has volunteered time mediating small claims cases in Utah courts. Admitted: Utah Supreme Court U.S. District Court for the District of...
Joseph Jardine
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Davis County, UT Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(801) 350-3506 140 N. Union Ave Ste 205
Farmington, UT 84025
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
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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.