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Salt Lake Alcohol Crimes Lawyer - Utah Criminal Defense

Alcohol crimes in Salt Lake City include minor misdemeanors as well as serious felony charges. If you are facing criminal charges for an alcohol-related offense, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced Utah criminal defense lawyer. Based in Salt Lake City, Stephen Howard has successfully defended clients in cases ranging from serious felony DUI charges to public intoxication. Contact us now to arrange for an initial consultation.

Alcohol Charges in Utah - Under 21

If you are under the age of 21 in Utah, criminal charges can be filed against you for consuming alcohol, possessing alcohol (MIP), attempting to possess or purchase alcohol, or even asking another person to purchase alcohol for you. Being convicted of one of these charges can result in jail time, losing your driver license, and a criminal record that can follow you for years to come. If you are over 21, but are accused of providing alcohol to another adult under the age of 21, you can also face charges for providing alcohol to a minor.

Criminal Charges Involving Alcohol in Utah - Over 21

If you are over the age of 21 in Utah, it is generally legal to possess and consume alcohol. However, the possession or consumption of alcohol under certain circumstances may still lead to criminal charges being filed against you. Driving after you have had too much to drink, having an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment of your vehicle, becoming intoxicated to the point that you create a risk of danger to yourself or others, or providing alcohol to a minor can all result in serious criminal charges.

Finding an Alcohol Crimes Defense Lawyer in Salt Lake City

If you have been charged with an alcohol-related crime in Salt Lake City, or elsewhere in Utah, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Salt Lake criminal attorney Stephen Howard has successfully defended thousands of cases during his career. He has a track record of achieving real results for his clients. Contact us today to arrange for an initial consultation.


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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

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

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