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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