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Stephen R McCaughey

Stephen R McCaughey

Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes Lawyer
The Law Offices of Stephen R. McCaughey
Salt Lake City, UT
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About Stephen R McCaughey

Attorney Biography

Stephen McCaughey graduated from the Univ. of Nebraska Law School in 1972. He began his career with the Salt Lake Public Defenders Office in 1974-6. Since leaving that office Mr. McCaughey has been counsel in over 25 capital homicide cases and in over 100 homicide cases in total.

In August, 2012, McCaughey got a not guilty verdict in a capital homicide case involving a confession and the killing of a female deputy sheriff. It was the first not guilty involving the slaying of a police officer in Utah in over 40 years.

Mr. McCaughey has been listed for over 25 years in Naifeh and Smith's widely respected publication, Best Lawyers in America. He is has also been listed since 2007 in the Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine. He has been a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, since 1981 and was President of that organization in 2001. He has been a member of NORML since 1993, and a past president of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. McCaughey is an active member of the Utah and Nebraska Bars, and has represented individuals in the State and Federal Courts in Utah, Nebraska, South Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado and Kansas.

Practice Areas

Marijuana Law (25%)
Criminal Defense (25%)
Drug Crimes (25%)
White Collar Crime (25%)

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Utah State Bar
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American Board of Criminal Lawyers
American Board of Criminal Lawyers

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

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Stephen R McCaughey
The Law Offices of Stephen R. McCaughey
9 Exchange Place
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Office: 801-364-6474
Fax: 801-364-5014

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Nonprofit Organizations

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.

American Board of Criminal Lawyers -

Founded in 1978, the ABCL is an invitation-only honorary society for many of the top criminal defense lawyers throughout the United States.