Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
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Salt Lake City Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

15+ Years of Experience Fighting Federal Crimes Accusations. Call Today!

There are few things more daunting than taking on the United States Government in court. But when a crime has been committed across state lines, international borders or federal land, the government may take action. If you have been charged with a federal crime, the stakes are high. The best way to protect your interests is to consult with me, an experienced Salt Lake City federal criminal defense attorney to aggressively defend your freedom while treating your case with the respect and compassion you deserve.

My name is Catherine Cleveland and I obtain 15+ years of experience representing people facing federal charges in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. These crimes include drug crimes, white collar crimes and gang crimes, among many others.

When I handle your federal criminal case, I explore all your options at trial as well as other possibilities, including plea agreements. I am a skilled negotiator and a strong advocate for my clients, which often helps me work out favorable deals with federal prosecutors. Thus, I am confident in my ability to do the same for you should you entrust me with your case.

Contact our Utah federal criminal defense lawyer by calling (801) 448-0683 for a free phone consultation to learn more about your options.

Federal Drug Crimes in Utah

Federal government agencies — including the DEA and the FBI — expend tremendous resources prosecuting people for drug crimes. And considering that they are supported by the government, these agencies have connections and access to a vast range of experts, tools and information that can be used against you.

Therefore, it is imperative that you work with me, an experienced Salt Lake City federal criminal defense attorney, when you have been accused of a federal drug crime. I was a former judge pro tem who understands both sides of the table, meaning I know what the government could use against you and can prepare a defense strategy against their attacks ahead of time. They can be brutal. As such, I will help you feel confident and prepared throughout your case to avoid any chance of being caught off guard in the courtroom.

I represent people facing federal drug charges in Salt Lake City, including:

Federal White Collar Crimes Charges in Utah

When a business action is alleged to be a white collar crime, I offer a strong and effective criminal defense that takes your needs into account. The FBI defines white collar crimes as a scope of frauds committed by business and government professionals characterized by “… deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are not dependent on the application or threat of physical force or violence.”

Just because these federal crimes aren’t violent doesn’t mean they won’t be punished as if they are. These crimes still result in lots of damage and will be prosecuted accordingly. I represent people accused of a wide range of white collar crimes, including:

Salt Lake City Gang Crimes

Many crimes can be charged in either state or federal court. But when alleged gang activity is involved, defendants find themselves facing federal charges. Utah law defines criminal street gangs as an organization, association in fact, or group of three or more persons, whether operated formally or informally:

  • That is currently in operation
  • That has as one of its primary activities the commission of one or more predicate gang crimes
  • That has, as a group, an identifying name or identifying sign or symbol, or both
  • Whose members, acting individually or in concert with other members, engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity

The federal government has extensive resources to spend on prosecuting this crime, so it is especially important to work with me, an experienced and knowledgeable Salt Lake City federal criminal defense attorney in cases such as:

If you’ve been charged with any federal offense, please contact me for your free phone consultation as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more time the prosecutors have to build their attacks against you. Time is precious, and you need to ensure you use it wisely.

Facing federal charges? Turn to Catherine Cleveland Attorney at Law for defense. We fight tirelessly for our clients' best interests. Contact us today!

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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Why I'm the Right Attorney for You

  • Former Judge Pro Tem
  • Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • Work Directly With Me From Beginning to End
  • Aggressive, Hands-On Approach to Each Case
Dedicated to Each & Every Case

Always Advocating in Your Best Interest

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