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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Park City

Defending Against Criminal Charges in Utah

From DUI to drug possession to assault, any criminal charge threatens to change your life. Especially if this is the first time you’ve been arrested, you may feel overwhelmed and out of your depth. No matter the situation, you are constitutionally guaranteed the right to a strong defense attorney. We suggest you retain one as soon as possible to protect your future.

From unfair police tactics to unjustified harshness on the prosecutor’s fault, anyone facing criminal charges might have their rights infringed upon from a system that just wants convictions regardless of guilt. No one should have to deal with such challenges in a democracy, but without a good criminal defense attorney, you might see your rights denied. Our team is tough, experienced, and knowledgeable—and we will do all we can to protect your rights and improve your outcome.

Call Dodd & Kuendig at (435) 296-7434 if you need a criminal defense attorney. We offer free consultations & tough representation.

Criminal Cases We Handle

Sometimes a bad judgement call leads to serious criminal charges. Some people are simply arrested because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time—or, worse, because someone filed an untrue complaint about them. No matter what happened, our attorneys want to help you find the best possible outcome. We are here for people facing charges of:

  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Federal Crimes
  • Fraud
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Violent Crimes
  • White-Collar Crime

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, a conviction could result in penalties including high fines, jail or prison time, and a lifelong criminal record. Needless to say, the consequences affect people far beyond the date their sentence is considered complete. You have the right to fight back—and our team can help you challenge unfair or illegal actions taken by the prosecution.

Utah DUI Laws

Since the beginning of 2019, Utah’s legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit has been 0.05 percent. With the rest of the nation considering anything below 0.08 percent allowable, many drivers—especially those visiting from out of state—are taken by surprise when they are pulled over and issued a DUI charge. Though you may be nervous and uncertain of what you should do, the team at Dodd & Kuendig advises you to know and exercise your rights.

  • You do not have to take a breathalyzer or other field sobriety test until you have been arrested. If you are arrested, turning down a test could increase your penalty if you are found guilty.
  • You do not have to answer police questions, even if you are arrested. The 5th Amendment guarantees you this right—and the only words you should say are, “I want a lawyer.”

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, there are defenses available. Some breathalyzers have been proven inaccurate—and if an untrained officer administers a blood alcohol test, or a trained officer does not follow proper procedure, the evidence may not be admissible in court. Call our attorneys to discuss your options if you’ve been arrested for a DUI, because you may have more than you know.

Charges Don’t Guarantee a Guilty Verdict

Sometimes, prosecutors use the threat of serious sentences to try to convince arrestees to confess. However, this power play is unfair to you. A prosecutor may have flimsy or circumstantial evidence that will not stand up in court; by securing a confession, they will not have to prove their argument beyond a reasonable doubt. Our attorneys can sit down with you to review your case and give you fair, unbiased information about the possibilities. Then we can make a plan to defend you against the charges.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers in Park City Today

We care about making the justice system work for all Americans—and that means fully defending the rights of anyone accused of a crime. If you are in trouble with the law, you need trustworthy guidance and a dependable team by your side. We fully commit ourselves to doing everything we can for each client we work with. Do not let police and prosecutors scare you into waiving your right to a defense.

Call our team now at (435) 296-7434 if you are facing criminal charges. We offer free, same-day consultations.

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