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SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE


SALT LAKE CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

METHAMPHETAMINE POSSESSION IN UTAH

Serious Representation For Serious Drug Charges

Many jurisdictions throughout the United States take a harsh, if often controversial, approach when it comes to the enforcement of drug laws and the punishment for drug crimes. Utah is no exception. Strict and life-altering penalties apply for those found to possess or have in their system even small amounts of certain drugs. The penalties for methamphetamine possession, a Schedule II drug, are especially harsh, even for personal use. If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of meth in Utah, it’s essential you have a criminal defense attorney on your side. The team at Intermountain Legal includes a former prosecutor and defense attorneys with a proven record of success in managing drug possession cases. We support, reassure and fight for our clients throughout each step of the difficult criminal process.

Methamphetamine Crimes in Utah

Under the Utah Controlled Substances Act, possession of any amount of methamphetamine, even if for personal use, is a third-degree felony. Possession with intent to distribute as well as subsequent convictions after the first offense carries even more severe penalties. Property owners and lessees may also face criminal liability for knowingly allowing drug users to occupy their property. Since what constitutes possession is sometimes open to interpretation, it is far too common for innocent people to face drug charges because of overzealous law enforcement — or by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you find yourself in either situation, you need to contact Intermountain Legal.

To successfully defend those facing drug charges, a lawyer must be able to make their clients stand out from the crowd. Judges see hundreds of these types of cases and tend to assume the worst about the defendants they deal with. An effective lawyer commands the judge’s attention and makes him or her see why the charges are unwarranted or why the defendant deserves leniency. Moreover, attorneys must be able to work with prosecutors to negotiate dismissals and favorable plea bargains — a skill with which our former prosecutors are especially adept. Whether you were caught with meth or charged with possession of OxyContin, we can help.

Call The Firm for a Free Consultation Regarding Your Meth Possession Charges

Intermountain Legal has built an impressive record of courtroom success and client satisfaction. Our dedicated criminal defense attorneys are effective advocates in resolving or minimizing those charges. We know the law and we know the process. Call our office today at 801-970-2800 or contact us online to begin taking control of your legal troubles.


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Intermountain Legal is located in Salt Lake City, UT and serves clients throughout all of Northern and Central Utah including Salt Lake City, Midvale, Sandy, West Jordan, North Salt Lake, Bountiful, South Jordan, Clearfield, Woods Cross, Draper, Farmington, Centerville, Layton, Ogden, Lehi, Provo, Orem, Park City and the counties of Davis, Salt Lake, Weber, Utah, Tooele and Summit.


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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.

ELLY HENDRIKSEN

Elly is a skilled attorney who specializes in divorce and criminal law. Spending the majority of her career in the courtroom, Elly understands how to effectively advocate for her clients who find themselves in the toughest of situations. Elly has successfully guided clients through trials and difficult hearings in front of judges and commissioners, and has expertly negotiated cases through hundreds of hours of mediation. For more on Elly'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 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.

 
ELLY HENDRIKSEN

Elly is a skilled attorney who specializes in divorce and criminal law. Spending the majority of her career in the courtroom, Elly understands how to effectively advocate for her clients who find themselves in the toughest of situations. Elly has successfully guided clients through trials and difficult hearings in front of judges and commissioners, and has expertly negotiated cases through hundreds of hours of mediation. For more on Elly's experience click here.