Salt Lake City Self Defense Attorney | Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for a crime where self defense was a factor, contact my Salt Lake City self defense lawyer today by calling 801-783-3488 for a free initial consultation.
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Catherine Cleveland, P.C. 5 S. 500 W., Suite 501 Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Self-Defense

Were You Acting In Self-Defense?

Self-Defense

Self-defense is defined as a countermeasure to defend the health and well-being of oneself from harm. But there can often be a fine line between self-defense and voluntary violence on another person. I am Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer Catherine Cleveland At my law firm, the Cleveland Law Firm, many clients come to me accused of violent crimes. In some cases, self-defense was an issue in response to a perceived threat of injury. Even if police officers and prosecutors do not believe you, options exist in pursuing that type of defense. Over the last 15 years, I have successfully represented many clients who were forced to use self-defense to protect themselves.

If you have been charged with a violent crime due to the use of self-defense, it is important to seek immediate legal representation from a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney that can protect your rights. The first step is to contact my law office online to schedule a free consultation.

Exploring Self-Defense in Salt Lake City

Self-defense is justifiable if you believe that danger and subsequent injury are imminent. Defending someone being attacked could also apply to Utah state law. If another party poses a threat of injury or death, you can use reasonable force to protect yourself or another victim of violence.

If law enforcement believes that you provoked an attack or initiated a violent act, you will be charged with a crime of serious or deadly violence.

As your Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer, I face the challenges on your behalf when defending yourself or a loved one has led you to legal trouble. I get to the facts of the incident that resulted in an arrest. I review police reports and collect witness statements. From there, I fight for the best resolution in plea bargaining with prosecutors or criminal trial litigation before a judge.

Contact a Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney

Getting charged with a violent crime can be a permanent stain on your record and can even cost a person their freedom. It is especially difficult when it happens to a person who is forced to defend themselves from an attack. To talk with me about the criminal penalties you face following an arrest for a violent crime where self-defense was a factor, call my Salt Lake City law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online. Reasonable payment plans are available.

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Criminal defense is all I do

My exclusive focus as a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer has helped me perfect successful legal strategies that are proven to be effective in Utah Courts. Throughout the years, I have achieved a history of favorable results by helping hundreds of people successfully reduce or avoid criminal charges. My clients’ positive testimonials tell their stories.

Contact a Salt Lake City Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial to seek representation from an experienced Salt Lake City defense attorney with an extensive track record for protecting the rights of each client. To learn more, call my law office for a free initial consultation. I am available by phone at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247.

Catherine Cleveland, P.C.
5 S. 500 W., Suite 501
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Toll Free: 877-753-1247

Phone: 801-783-3488

Fax: 801-936-0890

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