Utah Domestic Violence Lawyer
If you have been charged with domestic violence in Utah, do not make the mistake of assuming that the charges will simply go away. The mistake that many defendants make is assuming that their charges will be dropped because their spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend has promised to ask the prosecution to drop all charges.
In Utah, the victim does not have the power to stop a criminal prosecution. The prosecution can and will proceed with charges if they feel you are guilty and they can compel the victim to testify through the power of a subpoena.
How Can This Be Happening?
If you have been arrested because of a simple dispute that involved no violence or the slightest of physical contact, you are not alone. Every day in Utah and across the nation, many people are arrested for domestic violence who have committed no crime.
Does this sound familiar:
- You did nothing, but got arrested because you were rude to a cop.
- You didn’t touch your spouse, but he or she got scared and called the cops.
- You barely pushed your spouse, but he or she was angry and called the cops.
If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Many domestic violence cases are based on simple arguments where no real violence occurred and no person was physically harmed.
But make no mistake, the prosecution is likely to pursue charges against you and will seek a criminal conviction and criminal penalties. The only way to really protect your rights is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who will stand up to the prosecution and let them know that you will take your case to trial if they are not willing to be reasonable.
We Are Trial Attorneys
Our attorneys are ready to fight for you. We take cases to trial frequently and we are not afraid of a legal battle in the courtroom. We have tried many cases and obtained many favorable results, including full acquittals, case dismissals and plea agreements that avoid jail time and minimize exposure to adverse penalties.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about a domestic violence charge, contact Kristopher K. Greenwood & Associates in Ogden, Lehi, or Salt Lake City.