Criminal Charges in Utah
No matter what type of crime you may be charged with, you still have the right to a fair legal defense. My experience as a prosecutor gives me a unique perspective in criminal cases and valuable insight into the types of strategies the prosecution may use to achieve their goals. I am ready to provide you with legal guidance in a variety of criminal cases, including the following charges:
If you are charged with a crime in Utah, you need to be aware of not only the specifics of the law but also the potential penalties you could face in the event of a conviction. When your personal freedom and your future are at stake, you must take these charges seriously and seek the help of a knowledgeable attorney immediately.
Consequences of a Conviction
Most people understand that monetary fines and time in prison are possible penalties when an individual is convicted of a crime. The amount of the fine and the length of the jail sentence varies depending on the crime and the degree of severity. What some people do not realize, however, is that a criminal conviction on your record can have a negative impact on other facets of your life, including:
- Employment — A criminal conviction can affect your chances of getting a job when it appears on your background check.
- Housing — Mortgage lenders and apartment landlords often run a background check on potential residents, in which case a conviction could disqualify you.
- Voting — If you are convicted of a felony, you can lose your right to vote in elections.
- Firearms — A criminal record will impact other rights, including your right to purchase or possess firearms.
With so much on the line in your case, you can’t afford to go into your situation without professional assistance. Rather than face the criminal justice system on your own, it is in your best interest to trust your criminal defense to a highly-trained attorney.
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney
With the help of a criminal defense attorney, you can take steps to create a legal strategy that will put you in a position to stand up for your rights and pursue an outcome that will avoid having you receive the harshest penalties associated with your charge.
When you choose to work with me at Preston Day Law, PLLC, I will learn the details of your situation, explain the different legal options that you have under the law, and collaborate with you to seek the most positive result available. From dealing with law enforcement and negotiating with the prosecution to representing you in court, I am prepared to be by your side from start to finish.