Utah Domestic Violence Attorneys – Criminal Defense
Utah’s prosecutors and judges take domestic violence charges (“DV” charges) seriously. These charges can range anywhere from serious felony charges to simple misdemeanors. The level of charge depends on the unique circumstances of each individual case, along with the criminal background of the person being charged. Under the Utah Cohabitant Abuse Act, enhancement penalties can also apply.
It is not straightforward to defend domestic violence charges in Utah. You need the help of an experienced team of Utah criminal defense lawyers on your side. With a record of winning actual results for their clients, the criminal defense team at Canyons Law Group has handled essentially every kind of criminal case ranging from aggravated murder to domestic violence assault.
Criminal charges that can be tagged “domestic violence” include:
- Child abuse
- Sexual offenses
- Criminal Mischief
- Unlawful detention
- Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child
- Interruption or damage to a communication device
- Aggravated Assault
- Violation of a protective order
- Possession and/or use of a deadly weapon
- Disorderly conduct
- Discharge of a firearm
- Electronic communication harassment
- Distribution of an intimate image.
Under Utah’s criminal code, many criminal charges may be considered “domestic violence” crimes. The defining factor in deciding whether or not the crime can be regarded as domestic violence is whether the defendant is a “cohabitant” of the alleged victim of the domestic violence.
The Utah criminal code comprehensively defines “cohabitant,” as anyone you are related to by blood or marriage, anyone you have resided with, anyone with whom you have a child in common, and anyone with whom you have been in a sexual relationship.
Canyons Law Group’s criminal defense team of attorneys Stephen Howard, Andrew McAdams, Adam Elmore, and Bradley Henderson offers legal services to Utah clients. Contact us today to see what an experienced team of attorneys can do for you.
Team-Driven Defense Strategy
The criminal defense team at Canyons Law Group include former prosecutors and seasoned defense attorneys who have defended or prosecuted the most serious crimes on the books in Utah. Aggravated felony charges including homicide, robbery, kidnapping, and more are among the many cases our attorneys have successfully defended. Our criminal attorneys also have extensive experience in the Utah district court and justice court systems and have also worked in federal and military courts.
Experience & Knowledge
Our criminal defense team has the experience, knowledge, and determination to handle the most serious charges you may face. But even lower-level criminal charges in Utah can have serious consequences. A single misdemeanor conviction can cause you to lose your job, lose your driver license, or lose your right to carry or use a firearm, A criminal conviction can make it more difficult to rent an apartment or obtain a mortgage loan. A criminal charge can affect your education and student financial aid. And the effects of conviction can last long after you may have completed probation or otherwise satisfied any obligations to the court.
When you hire a criminal defense attorney from the Canyons Law Group, you get more than just an attorney. You get the combined experience of our whole legal team. Our attorneys take pride in working closely with each client, taking the time to understand each client’s needs and goals for the case, and developing a strategy intended to achieve the best result possible for each client. We also employ a team approach, assigning attorneys who may have experience on a particular type of case or issue who can provide advice or assistance in specialized areas.We often collaborate with investigators and other professionals as needed to work toward the best result possible.
No matter what kind of criminal charge you are facing and no matter what level the offense may be, it can be critical to have the best advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney before you talk to police, before you go to court, and before you make any decisions or take action on the case. The criminal defense team at the Canyons Law Group is here to help.
Contact Your Utah Criminal Defense Team
Each criminal defense case in Utah is unique, not just because the facts of each case may be different but also because each defense client has a unique set of circumstances, needs, and goals. We conduct a full legal analysis of your case and take the time needed to understand what you need from the case. We then work together with you and as a complete criminal defense team to create a strategy intended to best accomplish your goals.
Make sure that your rights are protected. Learn more about our criminal defense team online, or contact the Canyons Law Group today to see what the right criminal defense attorney and the right legal team can do for you.