Based in Salt Lake City and representing clients throughout Utah, Intermountain Legal provides strong defense counsel to people accused of violent crimes, such as:
Violent Crime Charges Require a Strong Defense
A violent crime is a criminal act involving physical and/or verbal force, usually as a means to an end. An offender may or may not use a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Violent crime cases are often complex because many factors, such as gun possession, addiction, or Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations, may be at issue. Our experienced criminal defense team in Salt Lake City will conduct an intense analysis of your arrest, identifying situations and circumstances that may be used as a possible point of defense.
In Utah, many violent crimes can be charged as a felony. When a criminal offense becomes a felony violent crime charge, the consequences could include the death penalty, life imprisonment, large fines, and parole. The felony categories and their corresponding penalties are as follows:
- Capital Offense – Life in prison, life in prison without parole, or death
- First Degree – Five years to life in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- Second Degree – One to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- Third Degree – Zero to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines
If you have been charged with a violent crime, you will need an experienced criminal attorney on your side, as prosecutors and law enforcement expend significant time and effort on violent crime cases. Our attorneys have experience in an array of cases, having handled several hundreds of negotiated pleas and more than a hundred trials. Never forgetting the magnitude of the charges at hand, we will comb through the prosecution’s evidence in order to reveal weaknesses in the State’s case and develop a compelling litigation strategy.
Seek Experienced, Intelligent Representation
Violent crimes are serious charges demanding tough, insightful representation. We possess the knowledge and advocacy skills to be your strongest ally during the entire defense process. If you or someone you love has been charged with a violent crime, please contact Intermountain Legal today for a free attorney consultation regarding your charges or arrest. You can also call us at 801-990-4200.
For additional information on Violent Crimes, see the following sections: