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If you are facing prosecution for misdemeanor criminal charges in Salt Lake City, you need an experienced criminal lawyer on your side.  Based in Salt Lake City and serving clients throughout Utah, Stephen Howard has successfully defended cases ranging from homicide to DUI and virtually everything in between.  His track record shows real results for clients.

Defending against a misdemeanor charge in Salt Lake City is serious business.  Although misdemeanor charges are less serious than felony charges, a misdemeanor conviction still carries the potential for significant consequences.

A class A misdemeanor carries a maximum of one year in jail and almost $5,000 in fines and surcharge.  Conviction for a class B misdemeanor has a potential sentence of up to 180 days in jail and nearly $2,000 in fines and surcharge.  A class C misdemeanor conviction can result in 90 days in jail and nearly $1,500 in fines and surcharge.

Only district courts have jurisdiction over class A misdemeanors.  But a class B or class C misdemeanor may be heard in a justice court or in a district court.  Many cities in Salt Lake County have justice courts that handle these misdemeanor charges.  Although justice courts are sometimes less formal than district courts, the consequences for a conviction in a justice court can be just as severe.  The assistance of an experienced Utah criminal defense lawyer can be critical to getting the results you need.

Contact Stephen Howard now and learn how he can help fight your case.


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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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