Conyers & Nix: Experienced Advocates in Your Corner
Facing violent crime charges can be both daunting and stressful. If you’re convicted, you could face years in prison, fines, and probation. Having a violent crime on your record could stop you from getting a good job, voting, and gaining access to much-needed social services, that’s why you need an Salt Lake City violent crime attorney by your side.
You don’t want to serve jail time or have your chances of leading a productive and normal life ruined. Instead, you want to fight the charges and figure out the optimal strategy for hopefully receiving a not-guilty verdict.
If you are facing violent crime charges and need legal help, then our firm, Conyers & Nix, is ready to assist you. We are top criminal lawyers in Salt Lake City that will work collaboratively on your case. We have extensive experience representing clients who have been in your exact situation and can help you move forward.
If you need someone to represent you in any of the following areas related to violent crime charges, we’re here for you.
Our Violent Crime Practice Areas
Domestic violence doesn’t just include physical violence towards a spouse, a member of your family, a child, someone you’re in a relationship with, or anyone else living in your household. It also includes sexual abuse, control, isolation, economic abuse, psychological abuse, intimidation, emotional abuse, stalking, and verbal abuse. If you violate a protective order and contact the alleged victim, you would also be committing a crime. Domestic violence can be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the type of crime that allegedly occurred.
If you are being accused of domestic violence, a Salt Lake City violent crime attorney can help you. Reach out today to see how we can help.
Assault Charges in Utah
Assault is classified as threatening or attempting to harm someone else, or actually following through and doing it. In Utah, you could get charged with a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon what happened. When you contact us with details about your assault charges, you can specify what occurred and how you may believe that the charges are not justified.
Let us know about your assault charges, and we’ll get back to you promptly.
What Do Aggravated Assault Charges Mean?
A person can be charged with aggravated assault if they threaten, attempt to cause, or actually cause serious bodily harm to someone else. In Utah, it includes the use of a dangerous weapon, any act that impedes someone else’s circulation of blood or breathing (choking), or other forces or means that would cause serious injury or death. You could face a felony charge and jail time if you are convicted. When our firm works with you, we go through what happened in your aggravated assault case and see if there are any options for going to court and fighting your charges.
If you need help with your aggravated assault charge, contact us now.
What is a Battery Charge in Utah?
Battery is typically a misdemeanor act. If you allegedly committed battery, it means that you’re being charged with applying unauthorized force against someone else’s body, which leads to physical injury or offensive touching. Battery is broken out into different categories including battery against a child, police officer, spouse, or elderly individual.
Electronic Harassment & Cyberbullying Charges
Electronic harassment refers to cyberbullying, stalking, and harassment via the internet, text, or phone calls. You could be charged with a class B misdemeanor or a more serious charge if you were allegedly harassing a minor. You can contact our team to learn more about your charges and how you can present yourself inside and outside of the courtroom to hopefully achieve a not-guilty verdict.
Reach out today if you’d like us to look over your electronic harassment charges.
Utah Criminal Trespassing Charges
It’s illegal to go on someone’s property without their permission and is classified as a misdemeanor in Utah. However, criminal trespass charges would not be justified if a property was open and available to the public, or the person accused complied with the “lawful conditions imposed on access to or remaining on the property” according to Utah state law. When you work with us we may be able to work on a strategy to show that you were not violating any rules while you were on a property.
Child Abuse Defense Attorneys
Like domestic violence, child abuse doesn’t just include physical abuse. It also involves emotional abuse, abandonment, neglect, sexual abuse, or endangerment. You could get felony or misdemeanor charges for child abuse in Utah. As your legal team, we can walk you through the charges you’re dealing with and then let you know our thoughts on how to proceed.
Homicide Charge Defense Attorneys
Homicide is a serious charge that can result in life imprisonment. The sentencing will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case and whether or not you’re found guilty for the alleged crime. When we’re consulting with you on your homicide charges, we’ll make sure to collect every single detail and determine an effective strategy for your case.
Charged with homicide? Contact us now.
Charged with Criminal Mischief?
When someone damages another person’s property, they are committing criminal mischief. This could include spray-painting a person’s home, recklessly setting off fireworks near your neighbor’s yard, or setting off a smoke bomb, which would also create alarm. It can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of Utah and carry consequences like jail time and fines. With experienced lawyers in Salt Lake City like us, Kate Conyers and Jesse Nix, on your side, you have a much higher chance of succeeding with your case.
Facing Robbery Charges in Salt Lake City
Robbery is defined as taking or attempting to take someone’s belongings by force or by threat of force. Under Utah state law, robbery is a felony of the second degree and it’s punishable by up to 15 years in prison as well as up to $10,000 in fines. If you have been hit with robbery charges, we can guide you through your charges and let you know what we think is the right move for your future.
Contending with robbery charges? Call or email us.
Alleged Stalking Charges
Stalking is a crime in every single state, and it involves harassing, monitoring, following, and repeatedly contacting a person. If your stalking charges hold up, you could be facing second- and third-degree felony charges. When you talk to the two of us about your stalking charges, we’ll ask you what happened with the alleged incident and what details could hopefully clear your name.
If you’ve been charged with stalking, feel free to get in touch.
Kidnapping occurs when you confine someone to a certain space or you take them to another location without their permission. In Utah, kidnapping is a second-degree felony punishable by three to fifteen years in prison, with up to $10,000 in fines. If you kidnap a child or participate in aggravated kidnapping, you could be charged with a first-degree felony and sentenced to prison anywhere from fifteen years to life. When you reach out to us about your kidnapping charges, we will walk you through your case step by step and explain what to expect in terms of the legal process.
To learn more about how we can help with kidnapping charges, contact us today.
Aggravated Burglary Charges
An aggravated burglary occurs when someone enters a building without permission and then either threatens harm or actually causes harm to another person. It is a first-degree felony, and if convicted, the perpetrator could spend at least five years in prison up to a life sentence, depending on the severity of the crime itself. If you are facing aggravated burglary charges, we can fight for you in court.
How A Salt Lake City Violent Crime Attorney Can Help You
Conyers & Nix is known for our transparency and our commitment to fighting for our clients. We don’t take the easy way out; instead, we go to court if that’s the right option for the case and avoid plead deals if it’s not in your best interest.
We get back to our clients and potential clients within 24 hours, but usually sooner. We know time is of the essence with your violent crime charges and you need help now.
To get started with our Conyers & Nix team, all you have to do is contact us about your violent crime charges, and we’ll determine if this is something we can help with. We look forward to hearing from you soon.