Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
Assault With Deadly Weapons Experience You Can Count On

Salt Lake City assault with deadly weapon attorney

Violent crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. When weapons are involved, crimes that would otherwise be charged as misdemeanors become felonies. The stakes are high, so it is critical to work with an experienced lawyer who can advocate forcefully for you.

I am Salt Lake City assault with deadly weapon attorney Catherine Cleveland. I have been representing people accused of crimes for more than 20 years. Working in Utah State and Federal Courts, I forcefully protect my clients’ records, rights and freedoms. Please contact my law office to schedule a free consultation.

The cases I handle often involve violent crimes, such as assault with a deadly weapon. Under Utah law, the definition of “deadly weapon” is not limited to guns and knives. Deadly weapons can be anything from household tools to broken beer bottles.

Knowing What To Expect When You’ve Been Accused

If you have been accused of a violent crime, it can be difficult to know what to expect. I will guide you through the system. When you go to court, you will most likely appear in front of a judge. This is often an intimidating experience for people. I make things easier for you by doing most of the talking for you, but the judge may ask you a few questions.

It can be difficult to predict the exact outcome of your case. As an experienced Salt Lake City assault with a deadly weapon lawyer , I can tell you how your case compares to others like it. However, each case is unique and the results vary depending on the facts and the laws involved. A judge may consider several things when deciding your case:

  • Harm to the victim
  • Type of crime (misdemeanor or felony)
  • Type of weapon involved
  • Whether necessity or self defense was a factor

Often, my clients are surprised to discover that the facts offer defenses to assault with a deadly weapon charges. For example, people who act out of necessity — defending themselves or the people they love — can be found not guilty of a crime. You may have more options than you think.

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

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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