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.
In Depth Case Analysis
If you have your case information click here for an in-depth criminal defense attorney analysis.
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…
Read what our clients are saying about us
We are your aggressive Utah criminal defense attorneys and defend against all crimes. Give us a call. We can help.
Quick Case Review
Latest Blog Posts / News
Confidential Informant Law A Utah County officer was informed by a confidential informant that M.G. was selling ecstasy and had plans to attend a rave with friends. Consequently, officers pulled over a vehicle with M.G. driving and four passengers. The officers found the ecstasy pills in several locations of the vehicle. Kyler Nielsen, a passenger[…]
Getting A New Trial Based on New Evidence Can Be Difficult Danny Logue was convicted of aggravated murder, possession of a dangerous weapon by restricted person, and obstruction of justice. Brandon Wright, a witness for the State at trial, testified that Logue admitted to the aggravated murder in 2014 when they were both serving prison[…]
Adult Jail Time as an Alternative to Juvenile Detention In O.P. v. State (State ex rel. O.P.), 2016 UT App 181, the Utah Court of Appeals addressed whether adult jail can legally serve as an alternative to juvenile detention. O.P. appealed the order of the juvenile court, which included jail time. He was pulled over by the[…]
In State v. Kirby, 2016 UT App 193, defendant Kevin Darrell Kirby and a female acquaintance partied together in a motel room in Salt Lake City. Their room eventually became a crime scene, and Kirby was charged and later convicted of tampering with a witness, aggravated assault, and aggravated kidnapping. Kirby bought crack cocaine and[…]
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[…]