DOMESTIC ABUSE CHARGES IN UTAH
In the state of Utah, domestic violence is charged either as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the factors involved in the alleged offense. Assault or attempted assault by one cohabitant against another cohabitant is prohibited by Utah Code Annotated § 77-36-1(4).
Domestic violence is a very serious criminal offense, and conviction may result in severe consequences. In addition to criminal penalties and a criminal record, you could lose a number of protected rights if you are convicted of domestic violence, including your Second Amendment right to own a gun. Unfortunately, domestic violence charges are too often pressed by dishonest individuals who wish to use the allegation as leverage in a family law case, such as a child custody dispute or a divorce.
At True West Legal, we believe that it is important to be highly educated so that we can build the best possible defenses for our clients.
TYPES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic violence charges can involve a number of offenses, including, but not limited to:
- Child abuse
- Child neglect
- Sexual abuse
- Violation of restraining orders
If you have been caught off guard by false or embellished domestic violence accusations, it is essential that you move quickly to obtain legal protection. The sooner you retain the services of a seasoned Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney, the better for the ultimate outcome of your case.
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When you call True West Legal, we can set up a free, in-person case evaluation right away in order to hear the facts of your case and begin strategizing regarding your defense. At our Salt Lake City criminal defense firm, we are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of the men and women we represent. Our legal team is known for tenacious, determined advocacy and adherence to high ethical and professional standards.
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