Criminal Defense

– justice peter oliver

“If upon the whole ye are in any reasonable doubt of their guilt, ye must then, agreeable to the rule of law, declare them innocent.”


The threat or attempt to strike another, whether successful or not, provided the target is aware of the danger.  This covers the entire range of assault, including domestic violence, child abuse, battery, etc.

Forgery | Bad Checks

The intent to defraud using the name of antother person or a fictitious name in of any check or other negotiable instrument or government issued ID.  This also includes writing a bad check.

DUI | DWI | Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence is operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance, medication, or prescription that impairs the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle.  It includes stationary vehicles.

Juvenile Charges (Allegations)

Utah law treats minor differently.  When a juvenile is charged with a crime, it is very dissimilar to an adult charge.  It is referred to as an allegation, it occurs in specialized Juvenile Courts.

Drug Offenses

Common drug charges in Utah involve drug possession and drug distribution of substances including marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine.  It also includes prescription drugs without a valid prescription

Other Cases

There are many criminal laws.  From common traffic tickets, to various other crimes.  In each instance you have constitutional rights.  Contact us to protect your rights.

You Have Legal Rights

Charged Crimes in Utah 2017

August 2018 Traffic Citations in St. George, Utah

An arrest is not a conviction.  Don’t let an arrest become a conviction without asserting your rights.  You have guarantees a fair process in all hearings, guarantees equal treatment under the law,  guarantee to not incriminate yourself, to have a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury, to be present when a witness testifies against you, the right to call witnesses in defense, and that reasonable and consistent bail be set.

When you encounter law enforcement you have the right to be protected from unreasonable police searches and seizures.

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