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Heber Criminal Defense Attorney - Wasatch County Criminal Lawyer

A criminal conviction in Wasatch county can result in jail time, prison, and potentially thousands of dollars in fines.  Based in Salt Lake City, criminal defense attorney Stephen Howard offers legal services to clients in Wasatch County and throughout Utah.  His experience includes not guilty verdicts or dismissals in cases including aggravated robbery, white collar crime, DUI, drug charges, burglary, and many more.  When you are facing criminal prosecution, you need more than a sales pitch.  You need straight talk from an attorney with a track record of achieving real results.

Wasatch County criminal courts are all located in Heber City.  However, the nature of your case will determine which court hears the case.  All felony and class A misdemeanors are heard in the Heber City District Court.  Many class B and class C misdemeanors are handled by the Wasatch County Justice Court.  Class B or class C misdemeanors that occur in Heber City can be heard by the Heber City Justice Court.  If you are under the age of 18, your case will normally be heard by the juvenile court in Heber City.

No matter what the level of your charge is, the consequences can be serious.  Even minor misdemeanor cases can result in extended jail sentences and thousands of dollars in fines.  If you are facing criminal prosecution in Heber City or Wasatch County, Stephen Howard has the knowledge, experience, and determination to help you get the best results for your case.

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Serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Cache, Tooele, Summit, Box Elder, and Wasatch Counties, and all of Utah.

Attorney Stephen Howard practices as part of the Canyons Law Group, LLC and Stephen W. Howard, PC.

Offices in Salt Lake and Davis Counties
560 South 300 East, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
952 S. Main St., Suite A, Layton, UT 84041

Call now to arrange for a confidential initial consultation with an experienced and effective Utah criminal defense lawyer.

In Salt Lake City, call 801-449-1409.
In Davis County, call 801-923-4345.

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