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Alcohol Crimes

If you're charged with an alcohol crime, we are here to help. We represent clients who are charged with crimes related to DUIs, underage drinking, public intoxication, and laws specific to Utah like crossing state lines with alcohol and drinking past 1 a.m. We are well-versed in Utah’s drinking laws, which are some of the strictest in the US. We will ask questions to figure out the right strategy in court. For example, did the officer administer breathalyzer test properly? By going through the entire incident with the police, we can determine what your defense will be.

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Violent Crimes

We represent clients who are charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault, assault, battery, electronic harassment, criminal trespass, child abuse, homicide, criminal mischief, robbery, stalking, kidnapping, and aggravated burglary. We’ll ask you questions about the incident to determine how to proceed. For instance, we’ll ask if the police officer gave you a criminal protective order preventing any contact or if your family is being negatively affected by domestic violence.

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Drug Crimes

If you are facing charges for a drug or marijuana crime, we can represent you. We’ve worked with clients who are charged with driving with measurable controlled substance (DMCS), possession with intent to distribute, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana (and other drugs), and possession of a controlled substance. We will ask you about the circumstances surrounding your encounter with the police and, outside of the courtroom, we can also help you find help if you are struggling with drug addiction.

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Sex Crimes

We can assist clients who are charged with sex crimes like sexual battery, rape, lewdness, forcible sexual abuse, sodomy, revenge porn, voyeurism, sexual abuse of a minor, and sexual conduct of a minor. We will ask you questions about what happened and help you decide how to defend yourself and proceed with your case.

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Protester Defense

In today's day and age, it's very important to know your legal rights when participating in a protest. We have extensive experience helping our local community overcome unrealistic charges related to protests.



Do you have a mistake from your past that you’d like to erase? Do you want your past convictions to disappear and not show up on background checks? We can help you with the process of cleaning your record and erasing your legal mistakes.


Never speak to police without an attorney present. Never! If you are being investigated for a crime, call us immediately! An attorney will speak to the police on your behalf, get more details about the investigation, and then recommend whether a police interview is in your best interest. Often, an interview will not help and will only give police evidence that will help them and hurt you.

Even if you are innocent, talk to us to help you decide whether you should speak with police. If we determine that an interview would be helpful, we will go with you and prevent you from making incriminating statements.

Speaking to police without an attorney doesn’t make you look innocent—it makes you look unprepared, inexperienced, and leaves you vulnerable. Without an attorney, the detective will ask you hard questions, make you look foolish, and frame innocent facts as clues of guilt. The presence of an attorney will keep police on their best behavior.

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My representation for my defense was life-saving.

"They brought realistic facts to the prosecution table that shed light on truth versus accusatory hysteria. In my defense, all false and negative accusations were dropped from Conyers and Nix's representation! More important than the legal victory, I felt cared for and represented in every compassionate way."

When You Hire Conyers & Nix, You Hire A Team

We, Kate Conyers and Jesse Nix, met while working at Salt Lake Legal Defenders, one of the most recognized criminal defense firms in Utah. After branching out and starting our practice in 2018, we decided to dedicate our practice to helping clients overcome charges.

As a firm, we handle and oversee every aspect of every case together, so when you decide to hire Conyers & Nix, you don’t just hire one of us, you hire both of us. What the means is that you always a team in your corner, ready to fight for you.

With over a decade of experience practicing inside and outside of the courtroom, we’ve represented thousands of clients, working by their side no matter what the scenario. Our fierce advocacy for our clients has cemented our reputation as top criminal defense lawyers in Salt Lake City.

We work to be a trusted resource for our clients in all stages of the process, whether that be prior to being charged, when you are charged, or after charges have been filed. No matter what stage you may be in, we are here to unearth creative solutions to help receive the outcome you are looking for.

We are also incredibly transparent, and will honestly explain your options and how we could help. We do not plead out our clients unless there isn’t another choice. Typically, we examine other options first such as dismissal and diversion, which would mean that your case would be dismissed or you’d perform community service and/go to a treatment program and make restitution for a crime. Ultimately, we fight for our clients so that they can move forward with their lives in the most productive way possible.

We participate in jury trials, bench trials, preliminary hearings, motions, cross-examinations of witnesses, depositions, pleadings, and sentencings, and we’re known for defending clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in District Courts and Justice Courts.

Kate Conyers is the former President of Women Lawyers of Utah and serves on the board of directors for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, YWCA Utah, the Salt Lake County Bar Association, and the Utah Minority Bar Association. She has received many national and state awards, including the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service by the American Inns of Court, Utah State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year Award, and the Utah State Bar Pro Bono Publico Young Lawyer of the Year Award.

Jesse Nix is the former president of the Utah Minority Bar Association. He serves as President of the board of directors for Plan-B Theatre Company, and has served on the board of directors for the Utah Pride Center and S.J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association. He was the intern supervisor at Salt Lake Legal Defender Association, serves on the Utah Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Model Utah Jury Instructions, and was nominated by Salt Lake County’s Judicial Nominating Commission to become a Judge in the Salt Lake City Justice Court.

Answers for You

What is your typical response time?

We are here when you need us, no matter what. When you...

We are here when you need us, no matter what. When you send us an email or leave us a voicemail, we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. We know that time is of the essence with criminal defense cases, which is why we get back to you usually on the same day or within a day at the latest. And when it’s time to go to court, we remind you and make sure you are prepared for the day so that you can hopefully achieve your ideal outcome.

How likely are you to bring my case to trial?

While some lawyers will advise you to plead out and avoid a...

While some lawyers will advise you to plead out and avoid a trial, we take clients to trial as often as we can. Then our clients have a fighting chance of having their charges reduced or dropped. We are aggressive, assertive, and we’ll advocate for you every step of the way.

Will you help me receive a not-guilty verdict?

We cannot promise specific results, but we work hard for not-guilty verdicts....

We cannot promise specific results, but we work hard for not-guilty verdicts. We want you to feel satisfied in your decision to seek out representation with our firm. At the end of the day, we want you to know that we did everything possible to help you.

Contacting Our Experienced Team

If you are charged with a crime and need to find a committed team, we at Conyers & Nix are here for you. We are dedicated to achieving excellent results and we will fight for you inside and outside of the courtroom.

To get in touch, you can call our office or contact us online. When contacting us, please be as detailed as possible about the charge you’re facing. Include the date of the alleged incident, the alleged crime, and the location of where you may have court. Before we can discuss an outcome, we’ll talk about what happened and what you can possibly expect from working with us.

We’re standing by and ready to hear about your case. Contact Conyers & Nix today.