Criminal Defense Lawyers in Salt Lake City - Serving All of Utah
Own Recognizance ("OR") Release - Utah Criminal AttorneyIf you are facing criminal charges in Utah, a court may issue an arrest warrant and order that you be held in jail while the case is pending. An experienced Utah criminal defense attorney can help you convince the court to order your release from jail on your own recognizance, a reduction in the amount of your bail, or a supervised release from jail.
An “own recognizance” or “OR” release from jail may be considered by a court in Utah criminal cases where the court is convinced that the defendant is not a flight risk and does not pose a risk to the alleged victims or to the community in general. Other factors that may be considered by the court may include hardships that the defendant may be faced with if he/she is incarcerated during the pendency of the criminal case, the defendant’s prior criminal history, the number of charges in the current case, the severity of the charges, injuries or damages alleged to have been caused by the defendant, the length of time it is anticipated that it will take to resolve the case, or other relevant factors. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can give you the best chance of obtaining a release.
If you are facing criminal charges in Utah, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The best results in your criminal case often depend on having your attorney’s involvement in all stages of the case. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard has achieved successful results in cases ranging from homicide to DUI, and virtually everything in between.
Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah.