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Utah Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney

Protecting You Against False Allegations and Prosecutor Overcharging

Although domestic violence is a serious issue in Utah, allegations of violence can be fabricated, exaggerated or used for an improper purpose. With domestic violence allegations on the rise, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors have become extremely aggressive with charges.

What Constitutes Domestic Violence Charges in Utah?

According to Child Welfare Information Gateway, domestic violence charges can be filed in Utah for any commission or attempt to commit any of the following offenses by one cohabitant against another:

  • Utah Domestic Violence Criminal Defense AttorneyAssault or aggravated assault
  • Criminal homicide
  • Harassment
  • Electronic communication harassment
  • Kidnapping, child kidnapping, or aggravated kidnapping
  • Mayhem
  • Sexual offenses
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
  • Stalking
  • Unlawful detention or unlawful detention of a minor
  • Violation of a protective order or ex parte protective order
  • Any offense against property, including property destruction, burglary, criminal trespass, or robbery
  • Possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault
  • Discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, near a highway, or in the direction of any person, building, or vehicle 
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Child abuse
  • Plus more

In addition, domestic violence also means any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm or any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm when committed by one cohabitant against another.

Domestic Violence Lawyer for Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo Areas

Our criminal defense law firm carefully investigate the facts of each criminal violence case to identify inconsistencies and contradictions that may have been made by the alleged victim. Our goal is to protect your rights to the fullest and obtain a dismissal, acquittal or reduce charges against you. Our Utah domestic violence law firm offers a confidential consultation so that we can explain your legal rights and potential defenses. Call 801-285-5550 for a free domestic violence case evaluation.

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