ing charged with a crime is a very serious matter.  If you have been charged with a crime you need an aggressive Utah lawyer that knows the laws of the State of Utah and will fight for you.

We have worked on all types of criminal cases from misdemeanor traffic citations through serious first-degree felonies.  Being charged is the first step, hiring a  lawyer should be the second.  Give us a call for a free consultation.

Almost every city in Utah has a justice Court, and these courts appear to be run purely for the profit of the cities.  Many people do not know that you have the right to have your case removed from the justice court and heard before a district court judge.

 Justice Court vs. District Court

–  Justice Court judges are NOT required    –  District Court judges are required to have a law degree. to have a law degree.

–   The Justice Court is NOT a Court of      –  The District Court is a court of record; statements made against you record; statements made against you are never recorded for purposes of being recorded for the purpose of future appeal.                                       appeal.

–   A Class B Misdemeanor is the most –  A Class B Misdemeanor is one of the serious offense which the Justice Court very least significant matters which a judge is allowed to hear; thus, fines District Court judge will hear; thus, and treatment costs are generally much fines and treatment costs are typically higher. lower.

It is important that you act promptly so that an attorney can ensure that your constitutional rights are protected throughout the defense of your case.  At the Ault Firm, an experienced criminal defense attorney will review the evidence in your case, address all possible defenses, file appropriate motions, and discuss with you your options and strategies for trial.