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Davis County Justice Court Information

The Davis County Justice Court has jurisdiction over class C and class B misdemeanor level charges. Penalties for these crimes can include jail time and substantial fines. Charges commonly prosecuted in the Davis County Justice Court commonly include DUI, drug charges, drug paraphernalia, shoplifting (retail theft), domestic violence, and a variety of traffic charges. Certain misdemeanor charges prosecuted in the Davis County Justice Court are enhanceable, meaning that penalties for a subsequent charge can be increased based on a prior conviction. Collateral consequences can also include a driver license suspension, the loss of the right to possess a firearm, and more.

If you are facing prosecution in the Davis County Justice Court, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help give you the best chance of achieving a successful outcome. Utah criminal lawyer Stephen Howard has successfully defended his clients' rights in serious felony and misdemeanor cases. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Contact Information for the Davis County Justice Court

The judge presiding over the Davis County Justice Court is Judge John Carl Ynchausti. The court is located at 800 West State Street in Farmington.

The mailing address for the Davis County Justice Court is P.O. Box 618, Farmington, UT  84025. The phone number for the court is 801-451-4488. The court's fax number is 801-451-4481.

Other Justice Courts in Davis County

The Davis County Justice Court has geographical jurisdiction over criminal cases that arise within the borders of Farmington, Fruit Heights, Kaysville, West Bountiful, and West Point, Utah. The Davis County Justice Court also has jurisdiction over offense occurring in unincorporated areas of the county.

Some municipalities in Davis County operate their own justice courts. These cities include Centerville, Clearfield, Clinton, North Salt Lake, South Weber, Sunset, Syracuse, and Woods Cross.

Criminal Defense Attorney for Davis County, Utah

The best time to talk with an attorney is before you go to court. It is critical to have a good understanding of what is involved in defending against a justice court criminal prosecution, what strategies may best fit your circumstances, what your options are, and how an experienced criminal attorney can help you.

Utah criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard has defended his clients and protected their rights in 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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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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