Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
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Elements Of Salt Lake City Drug Trafficking Cases

At my Salt Lake City law office, this strategy has led to a record of favorable results for my clients, including dismissals, reduced charges and acquittals.

Many of my clients’ cases begin with a traffic stop on roads like Interstate 15. Utah police have labeled I-15 as a gang and drug corridor to southern Utah, so they target the highway as a high-intensity drug trafficking area and use federal funds to make more arrests. If you have been arrested on I-15 or another Utah highway for a drug crime, talk with me as soon as possible about the charges you face.

Should You Take A Plea Or Go To Trial?

Plea bargains are key in criminal defense cases. In fact, most criminal cases end through the plea bargain process. Plea bargains are effectively contracts between you and the prosecutor. In exchange for your admission of guilt without going to trial, the prosecutor agrees to negotiate the outcome of your case with your Salt Lake City drug trafficking attorney.

If you agree with the negotiated settlement, your lawyer’s next step is getting the approval of the judge. If all parties — you, the judge, and the prosecutor — agree with the deal, it becomes an order of the court.

If you do not agree with the plea bargain, you may either plead guilty or have your lawyer take your case to trial. Your decision should be made after careful consideration with your Salt Lake City drug trafficking lawyer.

How do you know if you’re making the right decision? It can be a frightening experience — a choice that puts your freedom in jeopardy. The best way to know that you’re doing it right is to work with an experienced lawyer. At my Salt Lake City, Utah, law firm, I use years of experience and in-depth legal knowledge to arm my clients with the legal knowledge they’ll need to make the best possible decisions.

When I take your case, I work directly with you from beginning to end, helping you achieve the best possible results.

Utah judges take drug crimes seriously, especially felony drug charges like drug trafficking. If you are convicted, you could face a long prison sentence. Because so much is often at stake, I do everything we possibly can within the bounds of the law and ethics to protect your freedom.

I start with thorough investigations of the facts and laws that affect your case. I then use my knowledge of Utah criminal law to negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf. If a favorable agreement cannot be reached, I do not hesitate to take your case to trial.

Contact me by phone at (801) 448-0683 to discuss your Salt Lake City drug trafficking charge today.

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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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