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Dain Smoland

Dain Smoland

Marijuana Law and Seal or Expunge Criminal Record Lawyer
Smoland Law
Sale Lake City, UT
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About Dain Smoland

Attorney Biography

I grew up in Oregon, a state where they’ve finally (and wisely) decided to de-criminalize marijuana. Utah is not there yet-not even close. It might get there someday, but in the meantime I’ll continue to focus my practice on defending people charged with marijuana crimes.

I’ll be honest, I like these cases because I like the kind of folks I have as clients. And I also like these cases because they are interesting ones. They usually involve highway stops, warrantless searches, police interrogation, or K-9 sniffs, and very often the cops are right on the line between legal investigations and Constitutional violations. Sometimes the cops go way past the line. For that reason, it helps to have a lawyer on your case, to hunt down all the relevant evidence and look for 4th or 5th amendment issues that could either get it dismissed or get you a better plea deal.

My firm is not the oldest or the largest defense firm in town, but I’ve defended everything from Second Degree Felony cases (that’s for transporting over 100 pounds), to Misdemeanor Bs (that’s for the joint in the glovebox), in courts all over the state. And I enjoy what I do.

If you have a case anywhere in Utah and it’s related to marijuana, I’d be glad to discuss it with you, without pressure or obligation. (Really, I won’t give you the hard sell. It’s not in my nature, and I don’t think it’s necessary.)

Feel free to drop me an email.

Practice Areas

Marijuana Law (50%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (25%)
Criminal Defense (20%)
Criminal Appellate Law (5%)

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Utah State Bar
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NORML Criminal Defense Section
NORML Criminal Defense Section

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Dain Smoland
Smoland Law
422 North 300 West
Sale Lake City, UT 84103
Office: 801-980-3625

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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.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.