At the end of the day, jail is almost never the answer. Study after study shows that jail rarely helps prevent future crime. In cases where the judge requires punishment, our clients are rarely sentenced to jail. We have had great success persuading judges to impose community service, fines, or counseling rather than jail. Unfortunately, in a few cases, incarceration is unavoidable. Some people go to jail, some go to prison — for days or for years. However, hiring a good criminal defense attorney will give you the best chance at staying out of jail or minimizing any jail time when it is unavoidable. Read More
When is a trial not a trial? Answer: When it is a preliminary hearing.
If you are arrested on felony or Class A misdemeanor charges, you have the right to a preliminary hearing.
While misdemeanor charges are a lower offense, a conviction can lead to a jail term up to a year. When you are facing loss of liberty, fines, penalties and a criminal record, a preliminary hearing is an opportunity you cannot afford to ignore. Read More
Drinking and driving is dangerous.
You could kill or seriously injure yourself or others driving impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Utah has zero tolerance for minors drinking alcohol anywhere.
You have heard it all before. You may even have seen information from the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) about keeping teen and young adult drivers safe. Read More
Most people are excited to see friends and family on television. Unfortunately, for acquaintances of the newly incarcerated in Salt Lake City, they may get their chance.
Shot on location at the Salt Lake County jail, the first Utah-based episode of Jail, produced for Spike TV, aired on October 25. According to media hype, the show captures the harsh and sometimes humorous reality of what happens to criminals after they’re caught. Read More