Domestic Violence Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Defending Those Accused of Violent Crimes in Utah
Have you been accused of domestic violence? Domestic violence accusations and charges are aggressively pursued by the prosecution. A domestic violence conviction carries severe penalties but simply being accused of such crime can result in harsh societal penalties that can impact you life. Our Salt Lake City defense lawyers understand what is at stake and can help build a defense strong enough to secure your future.
The attorneys at Lokken & Putnam, P.C. take domestic violence seriously. We know the impact a charge could have on your life and your reputation. We work hard to protect our clients’ rights. Our team can explore your options to see if your charges can be dismissed, or if the penalties can be reduced based on specific factors.
If you are facing domestic violence charges, contact us online or at (801) 829-9783 to discuss your case during a consultation.
Understanding Domestic Violence Charges
In Utah, domestic violence is defined as the act of threatening or causing emotional, financial, sexual or physical abuse against a family member. These are serious crimes that will be pursued by the state , law enforcement, and the prosecution. Domestic violence is an enhancement that can be added to any criminal charge. The most common charges are domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal mischief.
You can be charged with domestic violence criminal mischief if during the course of an incident you damage or destroy the property of another, or your own property that you share with another. You can be charged with domestic violence in the presence of a child if the incident occurs that any child might see or hear, whether or not they actually see or hear the incident.
Harsh Penalties for Domestic Violence Convictions
The punishment for a conviction varies considerably depending on the severity of the charges. The penalties increase as the charges become more serious or when an individual is facing multiple charges after a domestic incident. If convicted, you will not be able to own or possess a firearm. However, options may be available to preserve and protect your Second Amendment rights under state and federal law. We can explore and discuss all options to protect your rights as a gun owner.
You could be facing:
- Jail time
Aggressive Representation Is Needed
At Lokken & Putnam, P.C., we have experience handling domestic violence issues on behalf of our clients in Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, and throughout Utah. Let us protect your rights and your future. Our experience handling protective orders for our family law clients gives us unique insight into how orders are processed and what options are available to find a favorable outcome in your case.
When you are up against the criminal justice system facing domestic violence charges, we are the team to call. Our Salt Lake City domestic violence defense lawyers offer aggressive representation because we know the stakes are high in these cases. We can diligently prepare for your case to make sure all options are considered.
Contact us online or call our lawyers at (801) 829-9783 to schedule a consultation. We will offer honest and confidential advice.
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