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Peterson Legal is a Utah Criminal Defense Firm that would love to help you with your criminal defense needs. Contact us now for more information!
At Peterson Legal, we are committed to defending our clients’ rights and helping them feel safe and secure in their legal representation. We are a Utah Criminal Defense Firm so we focus solely on criminal defense and we can provide you and your loved ones with specialized and focused assistance. Whether you’re facing a traffic offense or serious felony, we will be there by your side making sure all your questions are answered because knowing your options and understanding the process is key to presenting your best defense.
Facing criminal charges is a very scary thing, especially for someone who’s never had to go to court before. There can be a lot of stress over what a conviction could mean to your livelihood, your family, and your future. Because of the high stakes, everyone that has been charged with a crime, should at the very least, consult with an criminal defense attorney about their case.
With a simple call, text, or email , you can be communicating with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will tell you the realities of your situation and answer all your questions. We cater to your needs and are willing to meet in person, over the phone, or through text/email communications. We strive to be available as much as possible to our clients and potential clients, but if we don’t get your communication right away you can rest assured that we’ll get back to you very quickly.
Peterson Legal represents clients in all types of criminal defense situations. We work in all levels of courts in Utah and often travel to courts all over the state. If you are facing a criminal charge that fits into one of the categories below and your case is in Salt Lake, Utah, or Davis counties then our standard pricing will apply, which includes taking the case through trial. If your case does not fit nicely into one of the categories below then we can still definitely help you with your case, but you will need to call, text, or email , for pricing
A class C misdemeanor is one of the lowest level offenses dealt with in criminal courts. Class C misdemeanors are heard in the justice court and carry a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a fine of $750, plus surcharges. Common class C misdemeanors include: intoxication, and disorderly conduct.
A class B misdemeanor is the most common charge dealt with in most criminal cases. Class B misdemeanors are heard in the justice court and carry a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and a fine of $1,000, plus surcharges. Common class B misdemeanors include: possession of marijuana, retail theft, and domestic violence related charges.
A first time DUI is a common but serious offense. It is charged as a class B misdemeanor and can often result in spending 2 days in jail and a fine of over $1,400. DUI charges also carry the possible penalty of a drivers license suspension and an interlock requirement. If you are dealing with a DUI that is not your first, then please contact us for pricing.
A class A misdemeanor is the highest level of misdemeanor offense. Class A misdemeanors are heard in the district court and carry a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a fine of $2,500, plus surcharges. Common class A misdemeanors include: certain theft offenses, drug distribution, and sexual battery.