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The Murray City Justice Court is located at 688 E. Vine Street in Murray, Utah 84157. Court clerks for the Murray Justice Court can be reached at 801-284-4280. The Murray Justice Court is restricted, under Utah criminal law, to hearing class B misdemeanors and below. But even a single class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail. If you are charged with a crime in the Murray Justice Court, you deserve to have an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney on your side.

As a criminal lawyer based in Salt Lake City, Stephen Howard has successfully defended literally thousands of serious criminal cases ranging from murder to marijuana possession, and virtually everything in between. His track record includes not guilty verdicts or dismissals in cases including aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, forgery, fraud, drug distribution, domestic violence, and many more.

Criminal charges typically filed in the Murray Justice Court include traffic offenses, DUI, domestic violence, assault, drug possession, drug paraphernalia, theft, shoplifting, and other misdemeanor offenses. Although the Murray Justice Court is restricted to hearing these lower-level offenses, the sentences imposed by a justice court are just as real as the sentences imposed by a district court. If you are convicted of even a single class B misdemeanor in the Murray Justice Court, you could be facing up to 180 days in the Salt Lake County Jail.

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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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