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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Utah, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Utah should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Susanne Gustin

Susanne Gustin
299 S Main St, #1300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Call 801-243-2814
With more than 24 years of experience, Susanne Gustin is a criminal defense trial attorney solo practitioner. She has grown to become a stea... read more >

Jim Bradshaw

Jim Bradshaw
Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP
422 N 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Licensed for 37 years, Jim Bradshaw is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Utah College of Law... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Jim Bradshaw
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Kenneth R Brown

Kenneth R Brown
Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP
422 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Licensed for 41 years, Kenneth R Brown is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended J. Reuben Clark College of Law at Brigham Young University... read more >

Ann Marie Taliaferro

Ann Marie Taliaferro
Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP
422 N 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Ann Marie Taliaferro is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law... read more >

Clayton A Simms

Clayton A Simms
Utah Criminal Defense Attorney, Clayton Simms
341 S Main St #500
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Licensed for 22 years, Clayton A Simms is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law... read more >
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Clayton A Simms
Fellow

Phil Laurence Wormdahl

Phil Laurence Wormdahl
Philip L. Wormdahl P.C.
10 Exchange Place Suite 622
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Licensed for 10 years, Phil Laurence Wormdahl is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Phil Laurence Wormdahl
Member

Carl N Anderson III

Carl N Anderson III
Law Offices of Carl N. Anderson, III, PLLC
5383 South 900 East Suite 205
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Licensed for 11 years, Carl N Anderson III is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Carl N Anderson III
Member

Staci Visser

Staci Visser
Intermountain Legal
2159 700 E #240
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Licensed for 7 years, Staci Visser is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law... read more >

Michael J Langford

Michael J Langford
The Law Office Of Michael J Langford, P.C.
43 East, 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Licensed for 16 years, Michael J Langford is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Creighton University School of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Michael J Langford
Member

Glen A Cook

Glen A Cook
5788 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
Glen A Cook is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Bringham Young University... read more >
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Glen A Cook
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Logan Collins

Logan Collins
Collins Rupp, P.C.
563 West 500 South Suite 440
Bountiful, UT 84010
Logan Collins is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark R Moffat

Mark R Moffat
Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP
422 N 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Licensed for 32 years, Mark R Moffat is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended The University of Utah S.J. Quinney Colleg... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Mark R Moffat
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Mark W. Brown

Mark W. Brown
M Brown Criminal Defense PLLC
43 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Licensed for 7 years, Mark W. Brown is a Criminal Defense and Firearm and Weapon Charges lawyer who attended University of California Hasti... read more >

Stephen R McCaughey

Stephen R McCaughey
The Law Offices of Stephen R. McCaughey
9 Exchange Place
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Licensed for 45 years, Stephen R McCaughey is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Stephen R McCaughey
Fellow

Russell Pietryga

Russell Pietryga
Pietryga Law
1547 Bryan Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Licensed for 20 years, Russell Pietryga is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Western Michigan University Thomas M. Coo... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Russell Pietryga
Member

Michael T Holje

Michael T Holje
Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP
422 N 300 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Licensed for 16 years, Michael T Holje is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Utah S.J. Quinney College... read more >

Michael S. Edwards

Michael S. Edwards
Michael S. Edwards, Attorney at Law, PLLC
377 Marshall Way N #1
Layton, UT 84041
Licensed for 20 years, Michael S. Edwards is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Brigham Young University Law School ... read more >

Jerry Salcido

Jerry Salcido
Salcido Law Firm PLLC
43 W 9000 S Ste B
Sandy, UT 84070
Licensed for 15 years, Jerry Salcido is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended J. Reuben Clark Law School... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Jerry Salcido
Member

Jeremy M Delicino

Jeremy M Delicino
Jeremy Delicino, LLC
9 Exchange Place Suite 600
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Licensed for 5 years, Jeremy M Delicino is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Yale University... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jeremy M Delicino
Life Member

Darren M Levitt

Darren M Levitt
Levitt Legal, PLLC
266 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Licensed for 10 years, Darren M Levitt is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of Utah, SJ Quinney College ... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Darren M Levitt
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Matthew D Jefferson

Matthew D Jefferson
Jefferson and Biggs
2150 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Licensed for 7 years, Matthew D Jefferson is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Oregon... read more >
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National Lawyers Guild
Matthew D Jefferson
Member

Matthew Kober

Matthew Kober
Pearson Butler Carson, PLLC
1802 S Jordan Pkwy # 200
South Jordan, UT 84095
Matthew Kober is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Brigham Young University, 2001... read more >

Casey Hoyer

Casey Hoyer
Hoyer Law Firm
West, 2975 Executive Pkwy #204
Lehi, UT 84043
Licensed for 5 years, Casey Hoyer is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Steven K. Burton

Steven K. Burton
Intermountain Legal
2159 700 E #240
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Licensed for 11 years, Steven K. Burton is a Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence lawyer who attended BYU Law School... read more >

Darwin Overson

Darwin Overson
Overson Law, PLLC
675 E 2100 S #270
Salt Lake City, UT 84016
Licensed for 21 years, Darwin Overson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Dain Smoland

Dain Smoland
Smoland Law
422 North 300 West
Sale Lake City, UT 84103
Licensed for 7 years, Dain Smoland is a Marijuana Law and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record lawyer... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Dain Smoland
Member

Catherine Cleveland

Catherine Cleveland
Cleveland Law Firm
5 S. 500 W Suite 501
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Catherine Cleveland is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer... read more >

J Robert Latham

J Robert Latham
J. Robert Latham, J.D., P.C.
3143 South 840 East Suite 420
Saint George, UT 84790
Licensed for 25 years, J Robert Latham is a Child Welfare Law and Juvenile Defense lawyer who attended University of Utah College of Law... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
J Robert Latham
Member

Vincent Stevens

Vincent Stevens
Stevens and Gailey, PC Law Firm
298 24TH STREET, SUITE 205
Ogden, UT 84401
Licensed for 19 years, Vincent Stevens is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Rudy J Bautista

Rudy J Bautista
Anderson & Karrenberg, Pc
50 West Broadway Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Rudy J Bautista is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Justin S Pratt

Justin S Pratt
Intermountain Legal
2159 S 700 E Ste 240
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Licensed for 8 years, Justin S Pratt is a DUI / DWI and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Texas Tech University School of Law... read more >

Joseph Jardine

Joseph Jardine
Jardine Law Offices, P.C.
140 North Union Avenue Suite 205
Farmington, UT 84025
Joseph Jardine is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

James Lee

James Lee
Liberty Law, PLLC
21 East 100 North, Suite 202
American Fork, UT 84003
Licensed for 11 years, James Lee is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Stephen W. Howard

Stephen W. Howard
Stephen W. Howard, PC
10 W. 100 S., Suite 425
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Licensed for 20 years, Stephen W. Howard is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Y... read more >

Ronald J Yengich

Ronald J Yengich
Yengich, Rich & Xaiz
175 E 400 S Suite 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Ronald J Yengich is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Ronald J Yengich
Fellow

Aric M Cramer

Aric M Cramer
Aric Cramer, Attorney at Law
249 East Tabernacle Suite 102
Saint George, UT 84770
Licensed for 30 years, Aric M Cramer is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Aric M Cramer
Life Member

Jill Coil

Jill Coil
CoilLaw, LLC
10815 South 700 East
Sandy, UT 84070
Licensed for 9 years, Jill Coil is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Tyler B Ayres

Tyler B Ayres
Ayres Law Firm
8341 S. 700 E.
Sandy, UT 84070
Tyler B Ayres is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Keith C Barnes

Keith C Barnes
Barnes Law Offices
415 N Main St Suite 303
Cedar City, UT 84721
Keith C Barnes is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

T. Langdon Fisher

T. Langdon Fisher
T. Langdon Fisher, PLLC
211 E. Broadway Suite 211
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
T. Langdon Fisher is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tara L Isaacson

Tara L Isaacson
Bugden & Isaacson, LLC
445 E 200 S Suite 150
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Tara L Isaacson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jennifer A James

Jennifer A James
Clyde Snow & Sessions
201 S Main St 13th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Jennifer A James is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Benjamin J Lear

Benjamin J Lear
Lear & Lear
808 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Benjamin J Lear is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey S Meyers

Jeffrey S Meyers
Lexington Law Firm
360 North Cutler Dr.
North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Jeffrey S Meyers is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bradley J Schofield

Bradley J Schofield
Smart, Schofield, Shorter & Lunceford
5295 S Commerce Dr Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Bradley J Schofield is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Rebecca C Hyde Skordas

Rebecca C Hyde Skordas
Skordas Caston & Hyde, LLC
341 S. Main St Suite 303
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Rebecca C Hyde Skordas is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gregory G Skordas

Gregory G Skordas
Skordas Caston & Hyde, LLC
341 S Main St Suite 303
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Gregory G Skordas is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Anneli R Smith

Anneli R Smith
Clyde, Snow & Sessions
201 S Main St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Anneli R Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

D. Loren Washburn

D. Loren Washburn
Clyde, Snow & Sessions
201 S Main Street 13th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
D. Loren Washburn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Paul White

David Paul White
Law Offices Of David Paul White
5278 S Pinemont Dr, Suite A-200
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
David Paul White is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

For more than 20 years, the UACDL has worked to improve the profession and reform the Utah criminal justice system. Today the organization has grown to more than 500 members including many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Utah. The UACDL offices located in Salt Lake City, Utah.



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