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Self-Defense in Salt Lake City

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.

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  • “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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