Criminal Defense Attorney Provo Utah
Each one of us, as American citizens, is guaranteed certain constitutional rights even when we commit certain crimes. However, these rights are often violated by different figures of authority. Our attorneys will make sure that your rights are protected! Our attorneys can represent you with any of the following charges:
Misdemeanor charges range from Class C to Class A depending on a variety of existing circumstances. Misdemeanor charges are less severe then felony charges but shouldn’t be taken any less lightly.
Having a misdemeanor on your record can have several negative effects on your professional career, education and personal life. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with the legal system and may be able to reduce the degree of misdemeanor or have it thrown out completely.
Felony charges range from first degree to third degree depending on the severity of the crime, attenuating circumstances and any aggravating factor. Felony charges are serious and should be dealt with appropriately. It is essential to hire a competent attorney to represent you in all of your court proceedings once you have been charged with a felony.
Felony charges can have severe long term effects on all aspects of your life. For example, you may not be able to carry or possess a firearm for any reason, including hunting, if you have been convicted of a felony. Also, there are different professional licenses that you may lose with a felony conviction.
If you receive a DUI ticket it is extremely important that you hire an attorney immediately. At the bottom of your DUI ticket, in the fine print, it gives you notice that your drivers license will be immediately suspended for 90 days if you do not schedule a hearing within 10 days from the date of the ticket.
Our attorneys will schedule the appropriate hearing within the 10 day period to make sure you do not lose your driving privileges by default. Our attorneys will also represent you during your other court proceedings you will be required to attend.
Our attorneys will scrutinize the police report to make sure the officer did not violate your rights and to make sure you were actually intoxicated while in control of a vehicle.
Living in the great state of Utah provides ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, a lot of times while enjoying the outdoors during a fishing or hunting trip, a camp out or a simple hike through the woods a DWR officer “observes” us doing something we may have not known was wrong.
Unfortunately for all of us the DWR shows very little sympathy to wrongful acts committed in the outdoors. Not only will the DWR recommend that the state charge you criminally for the wrongful act but most of the time they will also charge you civilly. Being charged civilly means that the DWR will try to take away your hunting privileges.
Our attorneys will not only represent you in your criminal case but also in the civil case against the DWR.
After a certain period of time the state of Utah allows you to “expunge” or “wipe clean” different criminal charges that you have on your record. After your record is expunged certain opportunities become available to you once again, like different types of jobs.
Typically our attorneys can expunge your felony record after 7 years has passed, class A misdemeanors can be expunged after 5 years and all other misdemeanors and infractions after 3 years.
Our attorneys can also apply to have any arrest that did not result in a conviction expunged from your record and we can apply to have any conviction currently on your record sealed if it was a result of a crime you committed while still a juvenile.
To find out more Criminal Defense and what Larsen Law Firm can do to protect your rights, visit our page titled Criminal Defense Questions.