Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer
Areas of Practice
ALCOHOL AND DRUG CRIMES
Utah Defenders are experienced DUI attorneys.
We handle everything from first time DUI offenders to DUI felonies. UtahDefenders also provides excellent criminal defense services for those charges with mere possession of marijuana to drug distribution and production.
Sex crime charges are some of the most serious charges imaginable.
Not only do such charges carry severe punishments if convicted but they can also destroy your reputation and life. Utah Defenders will protect your rights and your reputation against sex crimes such as rape, sexual assault, statutory rape, and lewd conduct.
WHITE COLLAR CRIMES
From check fraud to identity theft we are your Utah white collar criminal defense firm. Our attorneys love going to trial, which is often required in white collar crimes cases.
If you have been charged with a white collar crimes such as embezzlement, credit card fraud, and other such crimes, contact UtahDefenders for immediate criminal defense services.
WE STAY IN TOUCH
Many clients come to us after being unsatisfied with other attorneys. Generally, such clients are not happy because their attorney simply does not let them know what is going on with the case.
We make it a priority to make you happy. When you sign on with Utah Defenders you will have your own personal attorney’s cell phone number and can contact us 24 hours a day.
801-618-1334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced and aggressive Utah DUI lawyer and criminal defense attorney, simply call us at the numbers above 24 hours a day, email us, or fill out the form to the right. We can usually schedule a free consultation with you the same day you call.
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Meet Our Founders
The attorneys at Utah Defenders
Mr. Salcido is one of the founding attorneys of Utah Defenders. He began his criminal defense experience with the Utah County Public Defender’s Office during law school. He has defended countless individuals against all types of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges in justice court and district courts throughout the State of Utah…
Mr. Salcido is one of the founding attorneys of Utah Defenders. He is a Utah licensed attorney and graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Mr. Salcido has been very successful in obtaining positive results for his clients including outright dismissals in many cases…
We are your aggressive Utah criminal defense attorneys and defend against all crimes. Give us a call. We can help.
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Latest Blog Posts / News
Rule 403 Can Be Used to Omit Relevant Evidence The Utah Supreme Court recently addressed the applicability of Rule 403 of the Utah Ruels of Evidence in State v. Cuttler, 2015 UT 95. In that case, James Cuttler was charged with vaginally raping and orally and anally sodomizing his seven-year-old daughter (K.C.). The State tried to[…]
Police Initiated Charges Without Prosecutorial Involvement Does Not Implicate Claim Preclusion In November of 2011, Ririe was pulled over on a police officer’s suspicion of drunk driving. The officer saw an open beer can in the car and performed an intoxilyzer test on Ririe. Her blood-alcohol level at the time was .216, and the officer[…]
Analyzing Consent – State v. Barela, 2015 UT 22 This was an appeal from a conviction of Barela of first-degree rape at a Massage Envy studio. Barela challenged the sufficiency of the evidence to establish that the victim of the alleged rape did not consent to sex. The court then had to look at the[…]
What does Authenticating Evidence Mean? Evidence can only be admitted in court if it is first authenticated, that is, the party seeking to admit the evidence must present evidence showing that the thing is what the party says it is. To satisfy the requirement of authenticating or identifying an item of evidence, the proponent must[…]
Statutory Authority to Sever Criminal Counts Utah Code § 77-8a-1(1) provides a procedure to sever criminal counts from others: Two or more felonies, misdemeanors, or both, may be charged in the same indictment or information if each offense is a separate count and if the offenses charged are: (a) Based on the same conduct or[…]
An Administrative Checkpoint Must Conform to Statutory Requirements An administrative checkpoint is a court order which allows law enforcement to stop vehicle traffic for specified purposes, always with an aim to find drivers and others who are breaking the law. In determining whether an administrative checkpoint is constitutional, the Court must evaluate whether the checkpoint[…]
Rule 1102 Allows Reliable Hearsay At Preliminary Hearings At a preliminary hearing the Utah Rules of Evidence allow for the admission of “reliable hearsay,” and further provides a definition of “reliable hearsay.” Part of that definition includes “a statement made by a child victim of physical abuse or a sexual offense which is promptly reported[…]
Binding Over a Case at Preliminary Hearing is Easy The preliminary hearing is a “probable cause” hearing that requires the state to put on evidence that would permit the judge to bind over the case for trial, that is, to find there is enough evidence to move forward with trial. This usually requires the prosecutor[…]