Utah Aggravated Assault Lawyer
Sometimes arguments escalate. Sometimes fights break out. Situations that should have been resolved differently end in an arrest. People are left wondering what happened and worrying about the future.
If you have been arrested, it is okay to worry. But you should also take action and contact me — criminal defense attorney Catherine Cleveland. At my Salt Lake City law firm, I represent people who have been accused of non-death penalty violent crimes.
I defend them against a range of charges in Utah State and Federal Courts:
- Assault and battery
- Domestic assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Attempted murder
- Self defense
- Weapons violations/gun charges
What Happens From Here?
Many people have never been in trouble with the law before being arrested for a violent crime. Often, they face allegations of domestic violence after a fight escalates or are involved in a bar fight that suddenly broke out. They have never gone to Court before and don't know what to expect.
Guiding them through the legal system, I help them understand what will happen. I also help them understand what penalties they may face. These may include jail time or probation as well as anger management classes.
Penalties for violent crimes also may include "restitution," which is money paid to the victim to compensate him or her for the damage that was experienced. Additionally, alleged victims of violent crimes sometimes file civil lawsuits to recover compensation for their medical bills and pain and suffering.
Salt Lake City Violent Crimes Lawyer
To get started, call my Salt Lake City law office for a free initial consultation with a lawyer. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online.