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Salt Lake Felony Defense Lawyer - Utah Criminal Attorney

Felony charges in Salt Lake County are prosecuted by the Salt Lake District Attorney's Office.  As an experienced Salt Lake felony defense attorney, Stephen Howard has successfully defended Utah felony charges ranging from homicide to white collar crime, and virtually everything in between.  A felony conviction can result in prison time and thousands of dollars in fines; but a felony conviction in Utah can also affect your right to carry or possess a firearm, your ability to obtain certain professional licenses, your ability to get financial aid for school, and more.

Defense strategies in Utah felony cases can include exercising your right to a trial by jury, filing appropriate motions to suppress, filing a motion to quash a magistrate's bindover order, negotiated resolutions, and more.  Having an attorney with the experience to understand which of these strategies is best suited to your case can be critical to achieving the best possible results in your case.  Stephen Howard has defended thousands of serious felony charges during his career, and is ready to work with you to develop the right strategy to defend you against criminal charges.

If you have been previously convicted of a felony in Utah, Stephen Howard may be able to help you reduce the level of that prior conviction to a misdemeanor.  A motion for a 402 reduction in Utah can reduce many felony convictions to the misdemeanor level.  A 402 reduction may also be used in some circumstances to restore a person's eligibility for expungement.

Finding a Felony Defense Lawyer in Salt Lake City

Based in Salt Lake City, criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard offers services to clients throughout Utah.  He has succesfully defended clients facing serious charges including homicide, drug charges, theft, white collar offenses, and many more. If you have been charged with a felony or other criminal charge in the Salt Lake area, or anywhere in Utah, contact us today to schedule 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

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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