Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorneys
Serving All of Utah | Experienced, Respected Criminal Defense
The criminal defense attorneys at Intermountain Legal have dedicated their careers to helping people facing serious criminal charges. As a team, our defense lawyers have spent thousands of hours in court and have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from DUI, drug, and theft cases to domestic violence and homicide cases. We have a hard-earned reputation for achieving great results for clients in Salt Lake City and in courts throughout Utah.
A Dedicated Team of Criminal Attorneys
Our criminal defense attorneys include a former prosecutor, a former mediator, and an attorney formerly employed by the Utah Supreme Court. Because we have experience on all sides of the court room, we have an intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of the criminal court system. When you hire us, we use this knowledge to guide you through the difficult court process. We know from experience what works and what doesn’t.
The Challenge of Defending Criminal Cases
Criminal cases can be devastating for several reasons. We face these challenges daily.
- More criminal laws and penalties every year. Year after year politicians pass more and more criminal laws and the penalties for criminal charges get more and more severe. Things that used to result in a warning or a minor penalty 20 years ago are now serious crimes, punishable by months or years in jail.
- Indirect consequences can be worse than direct consequences. Misdemeanors and felonies will stay on your criminal record for years, preventing you from getting jobs, promotions, volunteer positions, admission to colleges, acceptance into the military, housing, and even approval to adopt. There may also be negative consequences for your driver license, professional license, right to possess firearms, scholarships, ability to travel to other states or countries, etc.
- Judges and prosecutors already think you’re guilty. Most of the time, when someone is charged with a crime, human nature is to believe they are guilty. The same applies to judges and prosecutors—the first thing they know about you is what you are charged with and what the police report says you did. It takes a lot to change their first impression about what kind of person you are.
- The criminal court process is not designed to favor individuals charged with crimes. The criminal court process is governed by hundreds of laws and rules developed over hundreds of years—way too many for any normal citizen to learn. The prosecutor knows these rules and will often use them to make his job easier, even if it means a worse result for you.
Criminal cases are tough, but the Constitution says you’re innocent until proven guilty, and even people who have made mistakes are entitled to a fair outcome that doesn’t ruin the rest of their lives.
Hiring the Right Attorney Can Make All the Difference
Every day, we make a difference in our clients’ lives. Our attorneys know how the system works and how to defend you against life-altering consequences. We analyze each case from different angles to determine the best strategy for your specific situation. We have helped many, many clients and we invite you to read our client testimonials, case results, and online reviews to see how hard we work for our clients and help you decide if we are the right attorneys for your case.
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