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Clearfield Justice Court Information

The Clearfield Justice Court hears criminal charges in class C and class B misdemeanor cases as well as most traffic offenses that occur within the borders of Clearfield, Utah. Penalties for a class B misdemeanor can include up to 180 days jail and a fine and surcharge of up to $1,900. In addition to jail and fines, the Clearfield Justice Court can impose probation conditions that can include treatment or counseling, GPS monitoring (house arrest), drug testing, community service, and other restrictions that the court determines to be relevant to the court's goals of rehabilitation or punishment.

While the Clearfield Justice Court is limited in its jurisdiction to lower-level misdemeanor cases, the consequences of a single criminal conviction can be serious. If you are facing prosecution for a criminal offense alleged to have occurred in Clearfield or elsewhere in Utah, firing the right defense attorney can be the single most important decision you make. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Contact Information for the Clearfield Justice Court

The judge presiding over the Clearfield Justice Court is Judge Brian Brower. The court is located at 55 South State in Clearfield. The mailing address for the Clearfield Justice Court is the same as its physical location: 55 South State, Clearfield, UT  84015. The phone number for the court is 801-525-2760. The court's fax number is 801-525-2867.

Criminal Defense Attorney for Clearfield

Hiring the right criminal lawyer can be critical to ensuring that your rights are protected. We conduct a thorough analysis of the prosecution case, which can include police reports, photographs and video evidence, witness statements, physical evidence, lab test results, and more. We also take time to meet with our clients, one-on-one, to ensure that we understand both sides of the case.

We work closely with clients to develop a defense strategy intended to meet their individual needs and goals. In some cases, a jury trial will be the best option. In other cases, a negotiated resolution may provide better long-term results for the client.

Utah criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard has experience defending thousands of criminal cases ranging from murder to DUI and virtually everything in between. Contact us today to see how we can help you.


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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

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

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