Diligent Utah Lawyer Defending Clients in Davis County and Salt Lake City Against DUI, Theft and Other Criminal Charges
There is perhaps nothing more frightening than facing charges for a criminal offense. In addition to the immediate dangers of which there is no escape — namely, jail time, social stigma and the potential loss of income/job eligibility — you are also looking at court fees and the complexities of Utah’s criminal justice system. Thankfully, Farmington has a premier criminal defense attorney dedicated to applying his Salt Lake City experience to residents throughout Davis County.
If you or someone you love is currently facing criminal charges for DUI, drugs and/or domestic violence, call Jardine Law Offices, P.C. immediately and schedule your free consultation.
In addition to being extremely dangerous, driving under the influence of alcohol can lead to steep financial penalties, loss of your driver’s license and potential jail time. Having spent 15 years defending clients in Salt Lake City, attorney Joseph Jardine has a firm understanding of how DUI proceedings work in the state of Utah, including the correct protocol and what, if any, mistakes local law enforcement are apt to make during an arrest. Joseph Jardine applies compassion and empathy when engaging with his clients, and it is this demeanor, along with his estimable legal skills, that make him Farmington’s premier criminal defense attorney. Preserve your license and freedom — call Jardine Law Offices, P.C. today.
Utah has some of the strictest drug laws in the nation. Generally speaking, if you are found in possession of a Schedule II drug you’re looking at a third degree felony pursuant to the Utah Controlled Substances Act. However, if you are found with 100 pounds or more of marijuana the charge is elevated to a second degree felony, with prison sentences ranging between one and fifteen years and fines not exceeding $10,000. These are just two potential scenarios, obviously, and as you delve further into Utah’s drug laws you’ll find that, while first impressions may seem clear, the complexities of each statute present a different picture. As of recently, possession of Schedule I substances (including heroin, meth, cocaine and marijuana) are Class A misdemeanors. This holds a penalty of up to one year in a local or county jail. Don’t delay — Jardine Law Offices, P.C. is waiting to help you reach an outcome that best suits your future.
Under Utah state law, an individual commits domestic violence by initiating (or attempting to initiate) any crime involving violence, physical harm, and/or the threat of violence against a cohabitant. Utah defines cohabitants as former spouses, people in long-term relationships, roommates, siblings and people who share custody of a child or children. Keep in mind that any violent crime, including harassment, stalking, violating a restraining order and/or assault, is considered domestic violence in the state of Utah if committed by one cohabitant against another. It is also important to remember that individuals convicted of crimes of domestic violence in Utah more than once are subject to increased punishment for any subsequent offense(s).
The laws regarding property crimes in the state of Utah are numerous and complex. For example, burglary, car theft, fraud (i.e. theft via false pretenses), robbery, vandalism, possession and/or sale of stolen property and theft of services are all considered property crimes in the state of Utah. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the attorneys at Jardine Law Offices, P.C. may consider a plea in abeyance, which will result in the dismissal of your case following a specific period of time in which you must demonstrate law-abiding behavior. However, in certain situations the best approach may be to present your case before a jury. Attorney Joseph Jardine’s experience with the various prosecutors and courtrooms throughout the state of Utah can help identify which approach will work best for your case.
Call Jardine Law Offices, P.C. Today
Attorney Joseph Jardine spent the first 15 years of his career defending the good citizens of Salt Lake City, and has since brought his extensive experience and familiarity with Utah’s legal system to Farmington and Davis County. Whether you are struggling with a personal injury or facing a criminal offense, call Jardine Law Offices, P.C. today to begin winning your future.