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Drug Court in Salt Lake City, UT

With an office in Salt Lake City, I represent people who have been accused of drug crimes in Utah State Courts. My clients often look for options that can reduce the penalties they face and increase their chances of success. In some situations, Drug Court may be the answer.

If you or a family member have been charged with your first drug offense or have been accused of committing a crime while under the influence of drugs, I can petition to have your case heard in Drug Court.

Contact me by phone at (801) 448-0683 or online to discuss your case to be heard in drug court today.

This is how it works: the judge takes a plea “in abeyance” in state court, and the case is then transferred to Drug Court. Drug Court has a different set of rules and different programs from those in a state or federal courthouse. I am familiar with all of them.

Is Drug Court Right For You?

Drug Court addresses charges related to all different types of drugs:

  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Other illegal substances

There are many advantages to participating in Drug Court, but the main one is that — upon completion of the program — the guilty plea “in abeyance” is withdrawn and the charges are dismissed.

Drug Court Isn’t For Everyone.

Drug Court is meant for people who have a drug problem and who are focused on overcoming addiction. It takes commitment. Throughout the duration of drug court, defendants attend required treatment sessions and court appearances as well as undergo random drug tests. Often, participants are involved for months or even years before their cases are dismissed.

If offenders do not complete their treatment, they face sentencing and imprisonment, so there is a lot at risk. As an experienced Salt Lake City drug court lawyer, I talk with my clients to find out what’s best for them. We confidentially discuss your family situation and your drug use. Together, we decide on the strategy that works for you.

Clients Are My Priority

Read Their Stories
  • “Catherine provided an excellent service both to me and to the community at large, in that she protected a good and necessary law from being cheapened and abused by a vengeful accuser.”

    - Former Client
  • “She does her homework and defends her clients aggressively. She keeps the client informed and is able to negotiate effectively with the Prosecutor.”

    - Former Client
  • “From our very first phone call, Ms. Cleveland embraced our concerns and gave excellent council. She made herself available whenever we needed her and she answered phone calls at all hours.”

    - Former Client
  • “Great Lawyer! From the beginning of my case up until now, she has been there for me every step of the way. She has always been able to answer all of my questions and put my nerves at ease through this very stressful time for me and my family.”

    - Former Client
  • “Catherine took her time, did extensive research and got me the best deal known! We all were excited when she told me what plea the D.A. offered after she talked him down. Catherine is very professional, kind hearted yet aggressive when need be. She truly i”

    - Former Client
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