Violent Crimes Criminal Defense

Charged with a Violent Crime in Utah?

Abuse, Assault and Endangerment.

A violent crime conviction can have long-term harmful effects.

When a person is convicted of a violent crime, they can expect social stigma, decreased trust by the community, and to have less appeal to employers. In addition, they are subject to the secondary penalties that attach to a violent crime conviction. These are called collateral consequences.

Unlike jail or prison time, fines and probation, these are not the direct effects of a conviction. However, they have a serious impact on the person's life and freedom.

Violent crime cases can be complicated, and there is always more than one side to any story. If you or a family member has been charged with a violent crime, it is important that you call us right away. Our defense attorneys will begin working to resolve the case, try to get the charges dismissed, and protect the rights of the accused.

What is Violent Crime?

Arrested for Violent Crime
If you are accused of one of these offenses against someone you live with, it can be charged as domestic violence.

A violent crime is an offense in which the accused uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. A violent act may be the sole aim of the offender - such as criminal homicide. However, crimes in which violence is the means to an end, (including criminal ends) such as robbery, are also violent crimes. Violent crimes can be committed with or without a weapon.

In Utah, violent crimes are those which include homicide, assault, kidnapping, robbery, intimidation and threats.

Weapon Offenses

Have Questions?

Our criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended thousands of violent crime cases in Utah. Feel free to call our office with any questions you may have.

(801) 505-1586

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Charged with a violent crime against someone you lived with?