If you have been charged with a crime, I understand how scary and confusing this time in your life may be. Unfortunately, most people do not properly understand their rights, which can ultimately cost them their freedom. Law enforcement officials are only concerned about gathering evidence and building their case against you, making it crucial to seek representation from me, an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to fight for your freedom.
For more than 20 years, I have successfully represented countless people accused of crimes and obtain a proven track record for protecting clients’ best interests. As a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney, I understand that simply getting charged with a crime can seem like the whole world is against you because an accusation can cost you your job or ability to purchase a home. Thus, retaining the right legal professional can make a tremendous difference.
What is a Defense Attorney?
A criminal defense attorney defends a person who is charged with a crime. Not only do they speak on behalf of their client, but they fulfill other roles throughout the criminal case such as investigating and analyzing evidence.
What Do Criminal Defense Lawyers Do?
At Catherine Cleveland Attorney at Law our Salt Lake City criminal defense attorneys have decades of experience handling complex criminal cases at the state and federal levels. If you were accused of a crime, we are more than prepared to fight on your behalf and ensure that your rights are protected.
Analyze Your Case During a Free Initial Consultation
If you were charged with a crime in Utah, contact Catherine Cleveland Attorney at Law at (801) 448-0683. Our firm offers a free initial phone consultation. Be sure to be prepared because the time can go by very quickly. During the consultation, give us details about your charge and its circumstances. Our criminal defense lawyers will also be sure to ask you as many questions as we can so we can get a better sense of the situation and identify if you have a case, its strengths, weaknesses, and what your possible defenses are.
Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Conduct Investigations
To create a solid defense on your behalf, it will take more than a consultation. At Catherine Cleveland Attorney at Law, our Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer will complete a thorough investigation to see if there are ways to further strengthen your case and if there is a possibility that you may be acquitted of the charges. There are many things that could have gone wrong during the initial investigation -- we can take a detailed look at the investigation process (if it was conducted properly), speak to the police to ensure that procedures were correctly followed, and speak with witnesses and experts, and more.
We Carefully Analyze The Evidence
Don’t wait until the last minute to seek out a criminal defense attorney in your area. The sooner you choose to work with one, the more time there will be to analyze your evidence. Depending on the case, there may be a lot of evidence to go through. To ensure that our Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney has time to carefully study the facts of your case thoroughly, contact us as soon as possible. By doing so, we will have a better chance to build a solid argument in your favor.
What Does a Defense Attorney Do in Court?
Aside from providing an informative consultation, investigating your case, analyzing your evidence, and keeping in communication with you, a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Salt Lake City can provide insight on how the case is going and what the most likely outcome will be.
Criminal defense attorneys also:
- Help with the jury selection process
- Explain complex topics in a simple way for the jury to understand
- Dynamic, trustworthy speakers who know how to examine and cross-examine witnesses in a way that will favor you
- Negotiate a plea bargain or a favorable deal that will reduce your charges or your punishment
Online Research Won’t Replace a Criminal Defense Lawyer
Even if you are innocent or if your case seems simple, don’t go to court with our a seasoned Salt Lake City criminal attorney by your side. Going to court is more than knowing which laws are in your favor. Going to court means you must know how to make a convincing argument to a jury. It is also likely that you will be going against another attorney -- can you make your argument more compelling than theirs?
At Catherine Cleveland Attorney at Law our Salt Lake criminal lawyer has more than 20 years of experience and is more than prepared to take on your case and help you win. If you were arrested in Utah, we are here to provide the fierce advocacy that you need to win. Reach out to us today to make an appointment.
Request a free initial phone consultation with a seasoned criminal defense attorney in Salt Lake City at Catherine Cleveland Attorney at Law. Call (801) 448-0683 to get started.
When it comes to criminal defense, experience matters. For 15+ years, I have successfully represented clients from all walks of life for a variety of crimes. Further, I utilize a personable approach to ensure my clients are treated with the respect they deserve. Rather than criminalizing you, I humanize you.
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, my job is to formulate an effective plan to help provide the best possible criminal defense. It’s important to understand that Utah has some of the harshest penalties for crimes, especially drug, violent and sex crimes. As such, it is vital to have me, a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney, fight for your rights.
I would absolutely recommend Catherine to anyone in need of criminal defense.- Former Client
She does her homework and defends her clients aggressively.- Former Client
Ms. Cleveland is a fighter and gets the job done!- Former Client
She is dedicated to her job and her clients.- Former Client
Catherine is by far the best lawyer!- Former Client