Any type of criminal charge should be taken extremely seriously, including seemingly minor traffic infractions. At CoilLaw, experienced Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer Jill Coil skillfully assists individuals (Juveniles and Adults) facing all types of criminal charges in and around Salt Lake City, Utah. If you have been arrested, your first call should be to our office to find out how we can help you and protect your rights.
Types Of Salt Lake City Criminal Charges
Charges range from a speeding ticket to domestic violence and, at CoilLaw, we successfully handle a wide variety of criminal cases, including:
- Traffic violations
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Drug possession and sales
- Underage drinking
- Theft offenses
- Assault and battery
- Juvenile offenses
- Domestic abuse
- Violent crimes
Every criminal case will involve different circumstances and evidence and you need an attorney on your side who understands how to defend against the particular charges that you face.
Criminal Penalties Can Be Serious
Even a traffic ticket can result in costly and inconvenient penalties, including fines and points accumulated on your driving record, which can lead to suspension of your driver’s license. Your insurance rates may also be increased for a moving violation and you may not qualify for jobs that require a clean driving record. More serious criminal charges can result in consequences including the following:
- Mandatory substance abuse treatment
- Jail time
- Driver’s license suspension and
- Community service requirements
In addition to the above penalties that are imposed by the court, a criminal conviction on your record can affect many aspects of your life. Certain convictions can limit your professional opportunities your ability to obtain financial aid, your immigration status, and more. These effects of a conviction are often long-lasting and can significantly increase the penalties for any subsequent convictions. Do not risk your freedom and future by trying to handle your case on your own. Instead, call criminal defense attorney Jill Coil as soon as possible.
How An Attorney Can Help You
An attorney can assist with a large number of matters in your criminal case. First, we will evaluate your case and identify any violations of your rights that occurred and any relevant legal defenses that may be raised. We will investigate and collect evidence to combat the prosecutor’s allegations. We can provide valuable advice on your legal options, including pleading guilty or going to trial. If you choose to plead guilty, we can negotiate with the prosecutor and explore any possible sentencing alternatives. If you decide to go to trial, we will provide zealous representation in court and aggressively fight against your charges to avoid wrongful conviction.
Contact A Qualified Criminal Defense Attorney In Utah Today
As soon as you are arrested, you should immediately consult with CoilLaw LLC so that we can begin working on your case as soon as possible. Attorney Jill Coil can assist with communications with law enforcement to ensure you do not unintentionally say anything that can incriminate you. We will then use our resources and legal knowledge to see your case through to the most favorable result possible. Contact a criminal defense attorney in Salt Lake City for help today. (801) 884-3775.