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Draper City Justice Court Information - Criminal Defense Attorney Utah

The Draper City Justice Court has jurisdiction over class C and class B misdemeanor charges that occur within the city limits of Draper City, Utah.  Although justice courts hear only lower level misdemeanor charges, sentences can still include substantial jail time and heavy fines.  If you are facing prosecution in the Draper City Justice Court, an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney can make all the difference.  

Charges typically prosecuted in the Draper Justice Court can include DUI, theft, domestic violence, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia charges, and various traffic offenses.  Consequences for a conviction can include jail time in the Salt Lake County jail, fines, as well as other collateral consequences such as losing your driver's license, your right to own a gun, and more.  Certain justice court convictions can serve as the basis for a felony enhancement on subsequent charges.

Stephen Howard is an experienced Utah criminal defense lawyer.  He has successfully handled literally thousands of serious felony charges, as well as an equal number of misdemeanor charges.  He has a record of achieving real results for his clients, including not guilty verdicts or dismissals on cases including aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, DUI, domestic violence, drug possession, drug distribution, and more.

The Draper City Justice Court is located on the lower level of the Draper City Hall at 1020 E. Pioneer Rd. (12400 South), Draper, UT 84020.  The court clerk can be reached at 801-576-6544.

The best time to talk to an attorney about your case is before you go to court.  Don't be caught unprepared.  Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and case analysis.


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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.
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