Our Criminal Defense Team

Dedicated defenders of your rights and freedom

In a criminal proceeding, the stakes are no less than your freedom and your future. With thousands of hours of courtroom experience in every type of criminal matter, our team of defense attorneys at Intermountain Legal is prepared to fight for your rights. As former prosecutors, we understand the criminal justice system and the prosecutorial process, and we use our knowledge to our clients’ advantage at every opportunity. Having collectively handled thousands of criminal cases on both sides of the aisle, we are able to advise our clients about what to expect so they can make good decisions and face their charges with confidence.

What our team can do for you

Each member of our criminal defense team brings special skills and experience that enable Intermountain Legal to offer comprehensive services in this area of the law:

    • Steve K. Burton — As a former prosecutor, Steve has logged more than 1,500 hours in courtrooms throughout Utah. His inside knowledge of specialized courts, such as DUI and drug courts, as well as general criminal procedure allows him to effectively represent clients facing nearly any charge. Learn more about Steve K. Burton.
  • Justin S. Pratt — Having worked with numerous prosecutors throughout the state, Justin has experience with nearly every type of criminal proceeding. His work experience in numerous rehabilitation centers gives him special insight into drug- and alcohol-related crimes. Finally, his experience as a mediator allows him to more effectively seek out-of-court solutions for his clients by negotiating with prosecutors. Learn more about Justin S. Pratt.
  • Ashley P. Burton — As a former law clerk for Justice Michael J. Wilkins of the Utah Supreme Court, Ashley has an intimate understanding of the appellate process. She is adept at identifying constitutional and procedural issues that can give our clients a second chance on appeal. Learn more about Ashley P. Burton.

Our criminal defense attorneys at Intermountain Legal have experience with nearly every type of criminal case — from homicide to graffiti and vandalism. In serious cases, we can provide counsel and safeguard your constitutional rights throughout a criminal investigation. And once charges are filed, we can zealously represent you in court, identify weaknesses in the case against you and leverage those weaknesses into a plea bargain, dismissal or acquittal.

Call the firm for a free consultation about your criminal charges

At Intermountain Legal, we examine our clients’ cases from start to finish. We investigate the possibility of police and prosecutorial conduct, which could lead to exclusion of key evidence or provide grounds for a new trial. We understand how prosecutors build a case and can anticipate what will occur at trial. Call our office today at 801-990-4200 or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your family law matter.

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.