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Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Lawyer - Burglary Defense


If you are convicted of burglary in Salt Lake City, you could be facing prison time and thousands of dollars in fines.  Successfully defending burglary case requires a criminal lawyer with experience, skill, and determination.  Stephen Howard has defended thousands of criminal cases, with successes including not guilty verdicts or dismissals on charges as serious as burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, forgery, and many more.  Don't settle for a sales pitch.  You deserve straight talk from an attorney with a record of achieving real results for his clients.

Utah criminal law defines burglary as unlawfully entering or remaining in a residence ("dwelling") or other building with the intent to commit a theft, assault, or other felony.  The theft, assault, or other felony charge can be filed in addition to the burglary charge.  Residential burglary is typically filed as a second degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.  Burglary of a business or other building is typically filed as a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.  Vehicle burglary is a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to a year in jail.

If you are facing burglary charges in the Salt Lake area, contact Stephen Howard to schedule a free consultation.  Find out the best way to defend your criminal case.


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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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