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Salt Lake City Domestic Violence Attorney

Salt Lake City Assault and Violent Crimes Attorney

Davis County Defense Lawyers for Assault Charges

If you have been accused of assault, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, a conviction could mean jail time and fines, but also have an impact on your ability to find housing, find or keep employment, enroll in educational programs, and limit your financial options.

Accusations of domestic violence, assault, and other violent crimes can have a grave impact on your life and livelihood. Prosecutors pursue these types of crimes zealously. If your rights, freedom, and reputation are at stake, you need to be certain that you are doing everything you can to protect yourself. Retain adept legal representation as soon as possible, so that our legal team can better preserve your future freedoms while protecting your rights and reputation. At Collins Rupp, P.C., we know what it takes to successfully defend against criminal charges, and we will do everything we can to help you.

Fighting Violent Crime Charges in Utah

There are many different types of offenses that fall under the broader category of assaultive or violent crimes. Under Utah law, assault refers to the conduct of an individual who inflicted or attempted to inflict bodily harm on another person. Depending on the circumstances of the case, such a charge may be a Class B misdemeanor or up to a second-degree felony. If a weapon was involved, the charge is likely to be elevated even further. Charges can also be elevated based on the occupation or status of the alleged victim. Assault of a minor, school employee, or a police officer, for example, would likely increase the charges compared to a basic assault. Even if you never touched the person in question, you could still face assault charges if the person makes a credible claim that you intended to cause them harm.

Penalties for an assault conviction will vary based on the level of the charges you are facing. For a Class B misdemeanor, you could be sentenced to up to six months in jail and $1,000 in fines. As the charges increase, so do the potential penalties.

Domestic Violence Allegations

At Collins Rupp, P.C., we understand that accusations of domestic violence can turn your life upside down. Utah law defines domestic violence as any criminal offense involving violence, physical harm, or the threat of violence or harm by an individual against a current or former romantic partner, family member, roommate, or person with whom the individual shares a child. The charges and associated penalties for a conviction can range from relatively minor to extremely serious. Our attorneys will make sure that your side of the story is heard and that your best interests are protected.

Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct

In addition to cases involving violence against another person, our firm also helps those who have been charged with damaging property or otherwise misbehaving in public. In most situations, charges of criminal mischief or disorderly conduct are less serious than charges associated with allegedly violent acts, such charges could still lead to a conviction and subsequent penalties. If you are facing charges of this nature, we will help you secure the best possible outcome.

Call 385-777-2753 for a Free Consultation

To fight charges such as assault, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, you need aggressive representation. At Collins Rupp, P.C., our attorneys will build a creative, customized defense for your case. We will fight to protect your future freedoms while protecting your rights and reputation. Contact us at 385-777-2753 to set up your free initial consultation. We are proud to serve clients in and around Salt Lake City.

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