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Syracuse Justice Court Information

The Syracuse Justice Court has jurisdiction over class C and class B misdemeanor level charges that occur within the borders of Syracuse, Utah. Felony and class A misdemeanor charges occurring in Syracuse must be filed in Davis County's Second District Court. Criminal charges commonly prosecuted in Utah's justice court system include DUI and other alcohol-related offenses, drug charges, domestic violence, property crimes, and traffic offenses.

Penalties for a class B misdemeanor conviction can include up to 180 days in jail; a class C misdemeanor carries a potential for up to 90 days in jail. In addition to jail time, sentences imposed by the Syracuse Justice Court can require a defendant to pay thousands of dollars in fines, surcharges, and restitution. Probation conditions often include treatment or counseling, drug testing, community service, and other terms or conditions determined by the court to be appropriate either in supporting the rehabilitation of the offender or safely supervising the offender in the community.

Although the jurisdiction of the Syracuse Justice Court is limited to lower-level misdemeanors, the consequences of a conviction can be serious. If you are facing criminal charges in Syracuse or elsewhere in Utah, the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney can be critical to achieving the results you need. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Contact Information for the Syracuse Justice Court

The judge presiding over the Syracuse Justice Court is Judge Catherine Hoskins. The court is located at 1979 West 1900 South in Syracuse.

The mailing address for the Syracuse Justice Court is the same as its physical address: 1979 West 1900 South, Syracuse, UT  84705. The phone number for the court is 801-825-1477. The court's fax number is 801-825-3001.

Criminal Defense Attorney for Syracuse

The best time to talk with a criminal defense attorney is now. Do not wait till after you have been to court, when it may be too late for to help. Understanding your rights and understanding the defense options and strategies that may be available to you is critical to achieving the best outcome for your case.

With a track record that includes successfully defending clients in cases ranging from homicide to DUI, and virtually everything in between, Utah criminal lawyer Stephen Howard has the experience, skills, and knowledge necessary to ensure that your rights are protected. 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.
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