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Criminal Defense Attorney Salt Lake City | Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you are accused of a criminal offense, you should know your rights and what choices are available to you. Having a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney will get you the best possible outcome. With over 15 years of experience with the criminal justice system, Joseph Jardine will work diligently on your case to protect your future. Call Jardine Law Offices at 801-451-9555 for a free consultation.
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140 North Union Avenue Suite 205, Farmington, , Utah 84025
825 N. 300 W. Ste N-224, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

Criminal Defense Lawyer Salt Lake City

Being accused of a crime can be overwhelming and intimidating. You could possibly be facing criminal charges as well as civil penalties depending on the crime. Let our attorneys at Jardine Law Offices represent you and give you peace of mind. With over 15 years of experience with the criminal justice system, Jardine Law will work diligently on your case to protect your future. Call our office today at 801-451-9555.

Types of Criminal Offenses

After being charged with a crime, your life could face some pretty significant and possibly destructive changes. Depending on the type and severity of the crime, you could be facing consequences as small as fines or as severe as incarceration. Being found guilty would go on your personal criminal record and could hinder or even prevent you from employment, qualifying for loans, and make it impossible for you to pass background checks. Do not gamble with your future. Let us at Jardine Law give you and your loved ones comfort knowing your case is being given the attention it deserves.

Criminal offenses can usually be categorized into these five different types of crimes:

Personal Crimes

Property Crimes

  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Larceny
  • Robbery
  • Auto theft
  • Shoplifting

Inchoate Crimes

  • Aiding and abetting
  • Attempt
  • Conspiracy

Statutory Crimes

  • Driving under the influence
  • Open container violations
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Public intoxication
  • Underage DUI
  • Boating DUI
  • Selling and supplying alcohol to minors
  • Refusing to perform a field sobriety test
  • Refusing to perform a breathalyzer or provide a blood sample

Financial and Other Crimes

  • Fraud
  • Blackmail
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion
  • Cybercrime

There are three basic classifications of crimes.

Salt Lake City has one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation, 234% higher than the national average. These violent crimes include rape, murder, manslaughter, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and assault with a deadly weapon. Criminal offenses can range from misdemeanors to murder. Contrary to popular belief, property crimes are reported 10 times more than violent crimes in the U.S.

As the defendant, depending on the crime and circumstances, you will need to prepare a criminal defense with your attorney. Some of the criminal defense options are as follows:

  • Affirmative criminal defense
  • The insanity defense
  • Coercion and duress
  • Abandonment and withdrawal
  • Self-defense
  • Consent
  • Intoxication
  • Statute of limitations

Some possible consequences if convicted guilty are:

  • Loss of driving privileges
  • House arrest
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Imprisonment
  • Court-mandated drug or alcohol rehabilitation

When you are accused of a criminal offense, you will need the very best representation as soon as possible. You should know your rights and what choices are available to you. Having an attorney will get you the best possible outcome. Call Jardine Law Offices, P.C. at 801-451-9555. You should feel confident that our criminal attorneys are qualified and proficient. In criminal cases, time is always of the essence. Call our office today or visit our website at www.jardinelawoffices.com to request a free consultation.