Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney
Attempted Murder Experience You Can Count On

Salt Lake City attempted murder defense attorney

Attempted murder is a serious charge. In order for the government to find a person guilty of the crime, prosecutors have the burden of proof. Generally, they must prove to a jury that the accused intended to murder another, and that he or she took a substantial step towards committing the actual crime.

This can be an uphill battle for the prosecutor, especially because they must prove each element beyond a preponderance of a doubt. There must be no reasonable as to the accused’s mental state or the accused’s actions.

I am Salt Lake City attempted murder defense attorney Catherine Cleveland. I represent people who have been accused of non-death penalty violent crimes, including attempted murder. When I handle a case, I review the facts thoroughly and challenge the prosecution in every way possible. If there is any reasonable doubt anywhere, my client should go free.

If you are facing attempted murder charges, stay calm and contact my law office as soon as possible. I offer a free consultation to discuss how I can help you.

More Than 15 Years Of Experience In Salt Lake City Criminal Defense

I have been defending the accused in Utah State and Federal Courts for more than 20 years, so I am highly familiar with the Court rules, judges and prosecutors working in the Utah legal system. Knowing how judges have ruled in similar cases, it is often possible to predict how a judge will rule in your case. However, it is never possible to know for sure.

That is why I develop a complete criminal defense strategy that is designed to stop charges before they are ever filed, have charges dismissed, have charges dropped to a lesser included offense or have my clients found not guilty — whatever it takes to protect your freedom.

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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