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Bluffdale Justice Court Information - Criminal Defense Attorney Utah

If you are facing criminal charges in the Bluffdale Justice Court, an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney can give you the best chance at a positive outcome.  Although justice courts are restricted to hearing misdemeanor charges, the consequences of conviction can still include extended jail time, substantial fines, losing your driver license, and a variety of other requirements and restrictions that can be imposed as conditions of probation.

The Bluffdale Justice Court is located at 14175 South 1700 West, Bluffdale, Utah 84065.  The phone number for the court is 801-446-9219.  Judge Poulsen presides over the court, and holds regular court sessions on Wednesdays, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Bluffdale Justice Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor matters that occur within the city borders.  Typical charges heard in justice courts include marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, domestic violence, theft, DUI, and other traffic matters.

Stephen Howard has a record of achieving real results for clients.  During his career he has successfully handled literally thousands of serious felony charges along with an equal number of misdemeanor cases.  No matter what your charge, Stephen Howard is well qualified to assist you.

Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation and case analysis with an experienced Salt Lake criminal defense lawyer.


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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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