Have you recently been accused of committing a crime? Are you facing criminal prosecution and harsh penalties associated with a conviction? If so, you must take steps to avoid a guilty verdict and protect your liberties at all costs.
Meet with a dedicated and experienced Sandy criminal defense lawyer from Weber Law to discuss your potential defense strategies. In some cases, we may be able to get the charges against you dismissed. In others, we may work with the state to obtain a plea bargain or present a powerful defense at trial. In any case, you can rely on our criminal attorneys to defend you when your future is on the line. Contact our office for a confidential consultation to learn about potential defense strategies and the consequences you will face if you are convicted.
How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help You
Our Weber Law criminal defense attorneys will help you avoid the catastrophic consequences of criminal convictions. Our criminal defense team will help you understand your rights and give access to a legal advocate with extensive knowledge of the Utah criminal justice system, the penalties you face, and how charges are handled in municipal court, district court, and federal courts. Our firm has the resources you need to clear your name. Take charge of your defense strategy and hire a highly qualified criminal defender to represent you.
Criminal Offenses We Handle in Sandy, Utah
Our Weber Law criminal defense lawyers have considerable experience handling nearly every type of criminal charge in Sandy, Utah. Here are some of the most common types of crimes:
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most common types of criminal offenses. Once your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is .08% or higher, it is more likely you will be convicted. Class B misdemeanor DUI charges can be increased to a second-degree felony if:
- You have multiple DUI charges or convictions on your record
- A child was involved
- A deadly weapon was involved
- Your blood alcohol concentration level was .20% or more
- You were speeding or driving with a suspended or revoked license
There are several types of drug crimes you could be charged with in Utah, including:
- Drug paraphernalia possession
- Drug possession
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug cultivation
- Drug distribution
- Drug trafficking
Anytime controlled substances are transported across state lines, drug charges can be increased to a federal criminal offense. Additionally, just because marijuana is legal for medicinal use in Utah does not mean you cannot face drug charges. If you possess more than the state law allows, grow more than the state law allows, or consume marijuana in a prohibited location, you could be charged with a marijuana crime.
Violent crimes have severe criminal consequences. Some common violent crimes include:
- Aggravated assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Homicide or murder
- Domestic violence
If you are found guilty of a sex crime, you will face jail time, prison, and fines and likely be required to register as a sex offender. Some examples of sex offenses include:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual exploitation of a child
- Child pornography
- Rape and statutory rape
- Lewd and lascivious conduct
- Prostitution and solicitation
Sandy, UT Criminal Defense FAQ
Your experienced criminal defense attorney in Sandy can help you understand your rights and the charges you face. Still, you may have any unanswered questions about your criminal case.
We have compiled a criminal defense faq about some of the most frequently asked questions regarding criminal charges in Sandy, CO. Any additional questions can be discussed during your initial defense strategy session.
Will I be convicted for failing a breathalyzer in Sandy?
Not necessarily. If you fail a breathalyzer, that does not mean that you were drunk or under the influence of drugs. Breathalyzers are not always calibrated correctly and law enforcement can make mistakes regarding your breathalyzer test and test results. Your criminal defense attorney will review the evidence to determine whether police mistakes affected your breathalyzer or the results of the breathalyzer test. We may be able to get your DUI charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense.
Should I use a public defender?
Although public defenders may be qualified and understand how the law works, they are stretched thin. Anyone charged with a crime has the right to a defense, and those who cannot afford to hire a criminal defense lawyer will rely on public defenders. This means public defenders cannot give each client the attention they deserve. Hiring a private defense attorney may be in your best interests.They have access to resources that public defenders do not.
Should I accept a plea bargain?
In some criminal cases, accepting a plea agreement is the right move. If the evidence against you is strong and the consequences of a criminal conviction could permanently alter your life, a plea bargain could reduce the fallout. However, the state may also offer a plea bargain because they want you to plead guilty without regard to the evidence at hand. Your criminal defense attorney will examine the details of your case to determine if a plea agreement is your best option.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation With an Experienced Criminal Defense Law Firm in Sandy, UT
With the right criminal defense lawyer, you can protect your reputation and avoid a guilty verdict. When you are ready to take charge of your defense strategy, contact a knowledgeable Sandy criminal defense attorney at Weber Law. Our team offers confidential consultations across Sandy, Denver, Draper, Aurora, and surrounding communities. Contact us by calling our office or completing our secured contact form today.