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Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes Lawyer in Ogden, Utah

Utah is way below the national average for violent crimes. This doesn’t mean that the frequency of violent crime occurrence in the state has stopped altogether.

Here are some of the common violent crimes committed in Utah every year:

  • Rape
  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Aggravated assault
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Negligent homicide
  • Manslaughter

When you get charged with a violent crime in Utah, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty to obtain a conviction.

You need to weigh all your legal options with the help of an experienced criminal lawyer.

This is where Godfrey Law comes in.

We can help you come up with a thorough defense that can stand up to the holes in the state’s evidence against you. Your defense will be tailored to your situation because not all violent crime cases are the same.

We ensure that you get a fair trial, and that all of your rights are protected.

Common Defense Strategies for Violent Crimes

A defense strategy that calls the elements of knowledge and intent can give a defendant a stronger argument in court.

A defendant can use the “lack of knowledge” defense because the prosecution needs to prove that the accused had knowledge of his or her actions at the time of the crime.

Charges can be reduced or dismissed if a lawyer can prove that a defendant did not or could not have had the requisite knowledge that the crime calls for.

The Self-Defense argument is another strategy that the defendant can use for a violent crime charge. In this situation, the defendant needs to admit to the act, but assert that he or she acted in self-defense.

Experience with Violent Crimes Defense in Utah

We have been handling violent crime cases for Utah residents since 1984. That’s a ton of experience in helping families get through every scenario you can think of.

We would love to share information on the process that may help you make significant decisions.

If you are facing serious violent crime charges, you can do some jail time. Felony convictions can have severe impacts on job security, housing and future education plans.

The stress can be daunting when dealing with violent crime charges. We can represent you, and help you keep you out of prison.

We can help you determine your best options and push for a favorable outcome in court.

Godfrey Law Advantage

  • Free consultation
  • Best rates in Utah
  • Trusted
  • Reliable
  • Accurate advice
  • Full assistance
  • Free evaluation
  • Over three decades of experience
  • Strict with confidentiality

We have an advanced technology-driven process management system in place that leads to the best results at lower costs.

We provide ingenious and cost-effective solutions for all your legal issues.

We are proud to be based in Utah and are committed to helping families that call Utah home.

Don’t let violent crime charges impact your future.

Let’s talk! Allow us to help you get a fresh start!

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