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If you or a loved one have been arrested, many choices must be made, and there is usually some sense of urgency in making those choices. If you are before a judge in the Juvenile Court, please follow this link; otherwise, please read on.

Should I Hire an Attorney?

One of the decisions to be made is whether to hire an attorney. If you choose not to hire an attorney, you decide to navigate the course with a blindfold. Before law school, I remember trying to fight a traffic ticket without help. I was utterly overwhelmed by what the prosecutor gave me. It seemed like nothing was written in English, or, at least, not understand English. Everything was under State v. Smith, or State v. Doe. I was lost. Then I went to law school. Now I know what these cases mean, and I understand how they apply to the cases I am working on. On top of the confusing case law, more than 40 rules must be followed in the Rules of Criminal Procedure, for example, and more if an appeal is needed.

If you choose to hire the right attorney, you will be guided through your court process with someone who has been there before. Judges can be intimidating, as can prosecutors. This is doubly true when your freedom is on the line because you are not only in unfamiliar circumstances, but the stakes are extraordinarily high. A misstep in court can land you in jail, prison, and/or with hundreds of dollars in fines.


Award-Winning Attorneys

Our expert attorneys are nationally known for their exemplary talent to provide their clients with the legal advice that they deserve; all the while being some of the most decorated lawyers in Utah.

As you may know, the police make mistakes, as do prosecutors.

A problem, if you choose to go it alone, is that you may not know what those mistakes are and almost certainly will not know how to capitalize on errors that may have been made. Not all cases have mistakes, and not all mistakes can be capitalized on, but it would be potentially life-changing if a mistake were missed that could have kept you out of prison. This is one significant benefit of hiring an attorney to get you through your days in court. Still, there are tens of others, not to mention the simple fact that you will be able to relax when you know that you have a competent, experienced attorney leading you through the maze of judicial jargon, case law, and trial appointments.

Call Today for Your Consultation.

While you or your loved ones are in jail or before the courts, there is nothing more important than making decisions with a clear head. We are here to help in making important decisions. If you call us today, we can start on your case right away and start fighting for you to get your freedom back.

  • Arson
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary and Robbery
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI
  • Juvenile Criminal Defense
  • Probation and Parole Violations
  • Public Intoxication
  • Shoplifting and Theft
  • Weapons Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes

The Company Promise

Being charged with a crime is a very serious matter. If you have been charged you need a lawyer that will fight for you. We have worked on all types of criminal cases from misdemeanor traffic citations through serious first degree felonies. When you are charged with a crime, hiring a lawyer should be your first step. Give us a call today.

Our Testimonials

Lee Geddings
Lee Geddings
Chris returned my call and even after hearing that charges were not going to be filed against me he stayed on the phone with me for 30 minutes and listened to my side of the story. Another firm had already charged me $285 for this service and wanted another $2,500 to do a “pre-filing” representation. Chris said he would have told me that it didn’t find the need for a pre-filing and even even he did he would only charged $500 NOT $2,500. I don’t expect to ever need a criminal defense attorney but if I do, Chris at Utah Criminal Defense Attorney will be my ONE call.👍🤘🇺🇸
Jesus is the answer
Jesus is the answer
Craig have me some great advice and was more than happy to spend time working through a complicated situation we are dealing with. I have not used him in court yet but found his info very helpful and lengthy insights comforting.
sharee reynolds
sharee reynolds
very friendly,answered all the questions asked about,very knowledgeable about what was asked.highly recommend if u have any questions or need advice.
Anderson Lima
Anderson Lima
Outstanding customer service! They really LISTEN to you and try to work out the best way to solve your problem, I doubt there are any other attorneys in the valley with their caliber, affordable and straight to the point!
Robyn Colgate
Robyn Colgate
I called these guys because I was worried that my friend would go to jail for some pretty serious allegations. They talked me through what it looked like the options were, and ultimately I had my friend call In and talk with one of their attorneys. These guys were able to talk to my friend and the prosecutors and work with the police to work out a very fair resolution that made me thankful that I made the initial call. Thank you Chris and Your entire criminal defense team, you guys are the best in the state!
john lux
john lux
good job happy with it!

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