Provo UT Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
Taking Misdemeanor Charges Very Seriously
A misdemeanor may sound like a minor criminal charge, but if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor crime in Utah, you could be facing up to a year in jail as well as other serious consequences. You need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you explore all of your options.
At Esplin | Weight in Provo, we take misdemeanor cases just as seriously as felony cases, vigorously defending each client against whatever charges they face. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys.
Handling a Full Range of Utah Misdemeanors
Our firm can defend you against any misdemeanor charge brought against you under Utahcriminal law. Misdemeanors are categorized as Class A (with a maximum penalty of a year in jail), Class B (six months) and Class C (90 days). The following are among the most common misdemeanor criminal charges:
- Drug crimes: Even if you are charged with a drug crime that is classified as a misdemeanor, conviction can still have serious, long-term consequences for your criminal record and your driver’s license.
- DUI: If you’ve been accused of drunk driving or driving under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs, you could be looking at jail time as well as revocation of your driver’s license.
- Assault: All types of assault are considered violent crimes, even if you are not accused of physically striking someone. Conviction on an assault charge can affect your job and your right to own firearms.
- Domestic violence: If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you may be facing a restraining order hearing as well as a criminal charge. Like simple assault, domestic violence does not necessary mean physically hitting someone.
Nobody wants to spend a year or even a month in the county jail, and as the examples above demonstrate, many misdemeanor charges carry potential consequences other than jail time that can be long-lasting and catastrophic.
We vigorously defend all misdemeanor charges, preparing each case for the possibility of going to trial just as we would do in a felony case. We take more misdemeanor cases to trial than any other law firm in Utah County, so you can be confident that we are prepared to defend you in court if necessary.
If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor in Utah, don’t hesitate to contact us at Esplin | Weight.