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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE


SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

GUN CHARGES & WEAPONS CHARGES

Based in Salt Lake City, Intermountain Legal provides comprehensive criminal defense representation to clients throughout Utah, including people accused of gun charges and other weapons-related crimes.

Utah Gun & Weapons Laws

People who own, carry, sell, or otherwise deal in guns and weapons are subject to a myriad of complex state and federal laws. For example, you do not need a permit to simply own a gun in Utah; however, if you wish to carry a concealed weapon, you will need a special permit. Minors are allowed to carry guns for hunting and target shooting with parental permission and adult supervision, but it is illegal to sell a gun to anyone under 21 years old.

At Intermountain Legal, we support Utah citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms, defending clients against a range of weapons-related charges, from violent crimes to isolated permit violations. Our experience includes:

  • Homicide with a gun
  • Armed robbery
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Possession or sale of illegal weapons, such as defaced pistols or revolvers
  • Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
  • Defense of restricted persons, including undocumented immigrants, people with protective orders against them, and people with a past felony convictions
  • Illegal discharge
  • Brandishing a weapon

The most serious gun and weapons-related charges can carry severe penalties in Utah. Violent crimes with firearms, criminal possession of firearms, and criminal negligence with firearms may all be prosecuted as felonies punishable by extensive prison sentences and large fines. Even if you did not have specific intent to intimidate or harm someone with a gun or weapon, you may still face serious charges. Negligently discharging a firearm in a manner that significantly endangers any person, or discharging a firearm into any habitable structure, is classified as a third degree felony, and if bodily injury to any person results, the offense can be enhanced to a second or first degree felony.

When a client is charged with a gun or weapons-related crime, we pursue a comprehensive defense strategy, thoroughly analyzing all possibilities to negate the allegations. In numerous cases, we have been successful in having charges significantly reduced or even dismissed altogether.

Seek Experienced, Intelligent Defense Representation

If you face gun or weapons charges, you need strong representation to protect your rights and interests at every stage of the criminal process. Our attorneys possess the legal skill and expertise to handle even the most serious cases, always working to achieve the best outcome for our client. Please contact Intermountain Legal for a free attorney consultation.

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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.