Utah Domestic Violence Law Firm

Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys.

Salt Lake City’s Premier Legal Representation 

Almost anything can be classed as a “domestic violence” offense. Utah law designates that for a charge to be of the domestic violence category, the persons involved within the offense must be “cohabitants” of each other. A cohabitant (according to Title 78B of Chapter 7 in the Utah Judicial Code) is a person who is:

  • At least 16 years old;
  • Is or was a spouse of the other party;
  • Is or was living as if a spouse of the other party;
  • Is related by blood or marriage to the other party;
  • Has one or more children in common with the other party;
  • Is the biological parent of the other person’s unborn child; or
  • Resides or has resided in the same residence as the other party.
 

Domestic Violence Charges.

Essentially, if charges are made against you by anyone that you live with, from a partner to a roommate to the family – even if you aren’t currently living with them, but have in the past – domestic violence is what the charges will fall under. Domestic violence charges in Utah can be very serious. Suppose you have been charged with a misdemeanor domestic violence in Utah or felony domestic violence in Utah. In that case, your rights will be affected unless you can get the domestic violence charges dismissed.

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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 for a free consultation.

If you plead guilty to a charge of domestic violence you:

  • Will likely have to undergo anger, alcohol, and drug evaluation.
  • May have to attend anger management classes.
  • Will no longer be able to own or possess guns (in some cases even with a plea in abeyance)
  • May have to submit to periodic random drug and alcohol testing.
  • May have to attend alcohol or drug abuse education classes
  • Will likely be on probation regardless of whether you plead guilty. This can mean that you will be required to report to a probation officer and submit to random searches of you, random searches of your car, and random searches of your home or apartment.

Domestic Violence Attorneys.

Your life and the quality of life that you now possess do not need to end because you have been charged with domestic violence. We can help get your Salt Lake City domestic violence charge(s) dismissed – but we can only help you if you call us for your free consultation on your rights in a Utah domestic violence charge. Domestic violence cases are complicated, and the charges can frequently become embellished or enhanced by the presence of drugs or alcohol, in which case the police are obligated to make an arrest. In these situations, the police can often arrest the wrong person – with devastating consequences, even though you may be innocent.

Other Practice Areas:

  • 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

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.

Our Testimonials

Lee Geddings
Lee Geddings
2021-05-27
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
2021-04-01
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
2021-03-10
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
2020-11-07
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
2020-09-05
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
2020-07-30
good job happy with it!

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