Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
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Salt Lake City Rape Defense Lawyer

15+ Years of Experience Advocating for Clients’ Best Interests. Call Now!

Rape cases are highly complex and can have severe consequences for a convicted defendant. If you are facing rape charges, you need my serious and aggressive defense. The attorney you choose to represent you in court can have a powerful impact on the results in your case, which is why hiring Catherine Cleveland Attorney at Law is the right decision for you.

I am Catherine R. Cleveland,a Salt Lake City rape defense lawyer, who knows how to effectively advocate for my clients. As an experienced and active member of the criminal justice community, I efficiently navigate the justice system to get results.

Rape cases often depend on the ability to examine witnesses, particularly in the cross-examination of the victim. Luckily, I am an aggressive and forceful examiner in court, and I know how to uncover the evidence and facts that favor my clients. If you are accused of rape or another type of sex crime, you should begin working on your defense with me immediately.

Contact me, rape defense attorney Catherine R. Cleveland, to begin building a defense on your behalf. Call (801) 448-0683 for a free phone consultation!

What to Do If You’re Arrested for Rape in Salt Lake City

Rape laws can have harsh penalties for defendants. If you are facing rape charges in Salt Lake City, work with me, an attorney who knows the court system and how to get results. Utah defines rape as having sexual intercourse with another person without their consent.

Without my proven advocacy on your side, you may suffer the following punishments:

  • First-degree felony
  • Five years to life in prison
  • 15 years to life in prison if:
    • During the commission of the rape, you caused serious bodily injury to the victim
    • At the time of the commission of the rape, you were younger than 18 years old and was previously convicted of a grievous sexual offense
    • Life without parole if, at the time of the commission of the rape, you were previously convicted of a grievous sexual offense
  • Under certain conditions, the court may punish you less severely by sentencing you to 6 or 10 years to life in prison

As an experienced Salt Lake City rape defense lawyer, I can assist you with any of the following:

If you are a first-time offender, there may be additional options available to avoid the harsh penalties of a rape conviction, including rehabilitation. I can help you explore your options and protect your rights throughout the criminal process, whether you are a first-time offender or have a previous conviction.

Were You Falsely Accused of Rape?

Many rape allegations are false, and you may feel desperate, embarrassed, and shocked at the charges against you. As such, if you have been falsely accused of this crime, you need an attorney immediately.

Your Salt Lake City rape defense attorney will be critical in defeating your false rape allegations, preserving your record, and protecting your future. As a skilled defense lawyer, I know that many defendants of rape charges are completely innocent and require a forceful attorney who can uncover the truth, like me.

If you were falsely accused of rape, do not wait to contact me about your defense. Arrange a free phone consultation by calling (801) 448-0683.

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

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