Can I Press Charges?
Only the State of Utah Can File Criminal Charges
One of the most common questions asked by people is can I press charges? The answer is no. Only the state of Utah can file charges against individuals for crimes as it represents the state and interest of its citizens. The District Attorney (D.A.) will be the one to determine whether charges should be filed and the merits of a criminal case. If you feel someone has violated your rights or has broken the law and you yourself (as the plaintiff) want to press criminal charges, you must seek assistance from the District Attorney’s Office.
However, if you are actually facing a criminal charge yourself, that is a different story. Individuals who are being investigated for, charged with or have already been arrested for a crime in the state of Utah should seek Criminal Defense Overview representation immediately. My name is Catherine Cleveland, and I have more than 15 years of experience to represent people charged with crimes in Utah Courts. If you need criminal defense representation, seek my help today.
Time is of the essence when it comes to criminal charges. The sooner you can contact me, the sooner I can start working on your case. In some situations, I can stop charges from being filed all together. The decision ultimately lies with you as to how fast you can start defending your rights.