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Salt Lake County Justice Court Information - Criminal Defense Lawyer Utah

Every criminal case should be taken seriously, even if it is only in a justice court.  The Salt Lake County Justice Court has jurisdiction to hear cases ranging from minor traffic offenses to charges as serious as DUI, drug possession, theft, and domestic violence.  It's geographical jurisdiction covers the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County.

The Salt Lake County Justice Court is located in the county government complex at 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84190.  The main phone number for the court is 801-468-3430.

While many of the cases heard in a justice court are misdemeanors that will only result in fines, other justice court cases can result in substantial periods of jail time.  In addition to jail time, some justice court cases can affect your licensing, your right to carry a weapon, and the possibility of a felony enhancement if subsequent charges are filed.  If you are facing criminal prosecution in the Salt Lake County Justice Court, you should talk to an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney before entering any plea.

Stephen Howard has successfully handled thousands of criminal defense cases ranging from aggravated murder to DUI and just about everything in between.  He has a record of achieving real results for his clients.

Contact Mr. Howard now to schedule an initial consultation and case analysis.  Learn what an experienced Salt Lake criminal defense attorney can do for you.


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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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