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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULT

Based in Salt Lake City and providing criminal defense representation to clients throughout Utah, Intermountain Legal handles domestic violence assault cases as well as a range of other domestic violence matters, including:

Domestic Violence Offenses Carry Serious Consequences

Utah defines domestic violence as a crime which involves two people who are "cohabitants" of each other, including a person at least 16-years-old who:

  • Is a spouse of the other person involved
  • Is living as if a spouse of the person involved
  • Is related by blood or marriage to the other person involved
  • Has one or more children in common with the other person involved
  • Is the biological parent of the other person's unborn child
  • Resides or has resided in the same residence as the other person involved

This means that a person can commit domestic assault in many unexpected situations, such as a fight with a roommate, a fight between two adult brothers who lived together 20 years ago, and even something as simple as an 18-year-old girl throwing a shoe at her 17-year-old brother.

Because of the strict laws in Utah, there are severe penalties associated with a domestic assault conviction. Domestic assault can be classified as felony, and even if it is only classified as a misdemeanor, the judge will order your to have a domestic violence evaluation and complete the treatment, classes, or testing the evaluator recommends, which can add up to several hundreds or thousands of dollars. The court will also require you to pay a fine or to serve jail time, depending on the charges and your criminal history, and you will likely be placed on probation for 12 to 24 months.

The non-criminal consequences of a domestic assault conviction can be worse than the criminal penalties ordered by the judge. You could lose your Second Amendment right to bear arms for the rest of your life, and a conviction will appear on any background check for jobs, volunteering, renting an apartment, or traveling to another country. In addition, the damage can extend to your family in many ways.

Seek Intelligent, Strong Defense Representation

If you have been charged with domestic violence assault, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to evaluate your case and determine your best course of action. Contact Intermountain Legal in Salt Lake City for a free consultation, and we will analyze and discuss your options with you and provide valuable legal insight for your individual situation.

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STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Mark's experience, click here.

MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.

STEVEN K. BURTON

As a former prosecutor Steven gained an intimate knowledge of various Domestic Violence Courts, DUI courts and other criminal court programs and procedures. He has spent over 3,500 hours in court and has argued more cases than most attorneys do in a lifetime. For more on Steve's experience, click here.

 
JUSTIN PRATT

Attorney Justin S. Pratt handles all types of criminal cases, with an emphasis on DUI-related charges. He believes that someone who is charged with a crime deserves the specialized attention of an attorney who will protect his client's rights by taking the time to examine constitutional issues, important factual circumstances, and any other crucial factors that may be relevant to the case. For more on Justin's experience, click here.

 
STACI VISSER

Staci has represented clients in nearly every type of criminal case, from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. She has an excellent reputation with her clients and they have repeatedly recommended her to their friends and family. She also practices criminal appeals and family law. For more on Staci's experience, click here.

 
MARK LAROCCO

Mark is skilled at dealing with all aspects of family law, including helping clients obtain modifications, enforce court orders, and achieve fair custody and support awards. Going through a painful divorce or a custody battle can be one of the most difficult times in someone’s life, and Mark is there to help every step of the way. For more on Marks's experience, click here.

 
MATTHEW BELL

Matthew's reputation as an attorney is one who thoroughly understands the law and diligently advocates to advance his client's interests. His practice primarily focuses on representing clients in family law matters. He has assisted hundreds of clients in divorce, custody, guardianship, and termination of parental rights cases. For more on Matthew's experience click here.