Utah Felony Defense Attorney – Salt Lake Criminal Lawyer

Stephen Howard — Stone River Law

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Utah Felony Defense Attorney – Salt Lake Criminal Lawyer

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Criminal charges in Utah with a maximum penalty in excess of one year in prison are considered felonies. In addition to prison time, a felony conviction can also have collateral consequences affecting your ability to get a job, obtain professional licensing, rent an apartment, and more. A felony conviction can also cause you to lose your right to possess firearms, and may affect your right to vote.

As an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney, Stephen Howard has represented clients facing felony charges in ranging from white collar fraud to aggravated murder, and virtually everything in between. With a record success that speaks for itself, he has the experience to help you get the results you need.

Felony charges in Utah are classified as capital felonies, first-degree, second-degree, or third-degree level felony charges. Capital felonies are punishable by death (e.g. aggravated murder). The maximum punishments for other felonies in Utah range from mandatory life in prison for certain first-degree felonies to a maximum of five years in prison for third-degree felonies. Regardless of degree, any felony charge is serious.

Even if a judge grants probation in a felony case (does not impose immediate prison time), a judge can still impose up to a year in jail as a “condition of probation.”

Choosing the best criminal defense attorney for your case is an important decision that can have a significant impact on the ultimate outcome of your case.  Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.