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Criminal cases in Provo, Utah can be handled through two different systems, depending on the level of the offense.

The Provo City Justice Court has jurisdiction over infractions, class C misdemeanors, and class C misdemeanors.  Prosecutions in the Provo City Justice Court are typically handled by the Provo City Prosecutor.  Although city prosecutors may handle cases up to the class A misdemeanor level, class A charges must be filed in the district court.

The Provo District Court (part of the Utah Fourth District) has general jurisdiction over all criminal charges, ranging from infractions to capital felonies.  Felony prosecutions and some misdemeanor prosecutions in the district court are handled by prosecutors from the Utah County Attorney's office.

If you are facing criminal prosecution in Provo or elsewhere in Utah, an experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference.  Stephen Howard has successfully defended thousands of criminal cases during his career.  His track record includes dismissals and not guilty verdicts on charges ranging from DUI to aggravated robbery.  His skills as a trial attorney and negotiator have secured misdemeanor resolutions for clients facing charges as serious as homicide and aggravated burglary.  With offices centrally located in Salt Lake City, Stephen Howard is pleased to serve clients throughout Utah.

Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Utah criminal defense attorney Stephen Howard.


Provo City Justice Court Information

310 West Center Street
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: 801-85-COURT (852-6878)
Fax: 801-494-1091

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Provo City Attorney / Prosecutor Information

315 West Center Street
P.O. Box 1849
Provo, Utah 84601
Phone: 801-852-6140
Fax: 801-852-6150

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Utah County Attorney Contact Information

100 East Center Street, Suite 200
Provo, Utah 84606
Phone: 801-851-8026
Fax: 801-851-8051

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Provo District Court Contact Information

125 North 100 West
Provo, Utah 84601
Main Phone: 801-429-1000
Fax: 801-429-1033


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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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