Utah Criminal Lawyer - Salt Lake Defense Attorney
defense team at the Canyons Law Group focuses on finding the best
solution for each client. Many criminal defense attorneys claim to
"fight hard" or present an "aggressive" defense. But over the
years, our clients have told us what matters most is getting the right
help to find a real
solution for their legal problems. Simply put, fighting "smart"
can be much more effective than just talking tough. With nearly 30
years combined experience
we have the knowledge, skills, and dedication
necessary to achieve real results
criminal defense team is led by veteran Utah criminal defense attorney
Stephen Howard and former prosecutor Andrew McAdams. We have
successfully handled some of the most serious felony charges on the
books in Utah. But we also understand that even a first-time
misdemeanor charge can have serious consequences. Each case
is unique, and we work personally with clients to develop a
tailored to meet each
client's needs and circumstances.
right attorney. If you are facing criminal prosecution in Utah, contact
the Canyons Law Group's criminal defense team of Stephen Howard and
Andrew McAdams. See what real experience can do for you.NOW WITH OFFICES IN SALT LAKE CITY AND DAVIS COUNTY!
are excited to announce the opening of our new office in Davis
County. With offices in Salt Lake City and Davis County, we provide
services to clients throughout Utah. Contact
us now to see how we can help you.
Utah Criminal Defense Attorney Profiles
Stephen W. Howard
- Salt Lake City criminal attorney Stephen
Howard has been awarded the American College
of Trial Lawyers Medal for
Advocacy, and has been named to the
National Order of Barristers. After graduating cum
from Brigham Young University's school of law, Mr. Howard began his
legal career with the Salt Lake
Legal Defender Association. Spending more than a decade with LDA, and
working as a part of the
capital defense and felony trial
teams, Mr. Howard acquired more
real courtroom experience than most Utah attorneys will ever see.
As a Utah criminal defense attorney
in private practice,
Mr. Howard is able to offer his clients a level of experience that is
hard to match. By drawing on this extensive experience and by focusing
on the individual needs of each client, Mr. Howard works hard to find
solutions that work for his clients.
Mr. McAdams is a native Utahn, with a national resume that includes a
prestigious internship with the United States Supreme Court, experience
as a law
school professor, and several years working as a state felony
prosecutor. Mr. McAdams began his prosecution career
with one of the nation's largest state felony prosecutor's offices. In
2009, he returned home to Utah to take a position as a felony
prosecutor with the Cache County Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor,
Mr. McAdams was responsible for prosecuting cases ranging from homicide
to complex white-collar crimes. During his time in Cache County, Mr.
McAdams also directed the county's drug court program.
As a former prosecutor, Mr. McAdams' extensive
experience inside Utah's criminal justice system gives him
important insights into how best to defend his clients
criminal prosecution. Working now as a defense attorney, his wealth of
criminal law experience and knowledge
of the Utah's legal system are valuable assets in helping
clients achieve the best results possible in their cases.
Utah Criminal Attorney - Case Results and
Our combined criminal defense experience includes handling literally
thousands of serious felony
cases for clients throughout Utah. We have achieved
outright dismissals, not guilty
verdicts, or appellate
in cases including attempted murder,
aggravated felonies, drug cases
violent felonies, white collar cases, fraud, forgery, burglary, DUI
and other felony and misdemeanor
cases. Mr. Howard is one of only a few Utah defense lawyers
practice who has twice successfully defended a client against the
threatened death penalty for charges of aggravated murder.
With experience defending
Utah criminal cases ranging from aggravated murder to DUI and from drug
crimes to white collar crimes, the Salt Lake criminal defense attorneys
at the Canyons Law Group have the skills and
knowledge necessary to help you achieve the results you need. Contact
us today to see how we
can help you.
Utah Criminal Defense Philosophy and Strategy
A successful defense strategy
requires the ability to both fight hard and fight smart. Aggressive
representation certainly has its place. But there are times when a
thorough understanding of complex legal issues, effective advocacy
skills, and the subtle diplomacy necessary for successful negotiations
are more likely to produce better results.
case requires aggressive representation or a more sophisticated
defense strategy to address complex legal issues and serious criminal charges, the criminal defense team
at Canyons Law Group is prepared to
defend you anywhere in Utah.
Consequences of Conviction in Utah Prosecution Case
In Utah, even "minor" charges are serious. A single Utah
misdemeanor can carry up to a
year in jail. Utah felony convictions carry the possibility
many years in
prison. In addition to jail and prison time, criminal
convictions can carry other collateral consequences affecting your
driver's license, voting rights, professional licensing,
hunting rights, the right to carry a firearm, and more.
Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on
your side can greatly increase your chances of avoiding the most
serious consequences of a criminal
conviction in Utah
. We take each
seriously, because your case
Reasons for Hope - Utah Criminal Defense in Salt Lake
Although the consequences of conviction are serious, there are many
reasons to hope
Being charged with a crime does not mean your life is over.
The outcome of your case is not set in stone. There
are many ways an experienced Utah criminal defense lawyer can help with
your case. Taking the case to trial is just one option.
While your lawyer works on the legal aspects of your criminal
defense, there are a number of things you can do to help your case.
Giving up or quitting should not be an option. Working hard, getting
involved in treatment or counseling, even going back to school are all
things that can help mitigate the potential consequences of your case.
As an experienced Utah criminal defense attorneys, we can help
you through the process.
Confidential Criminal Defense Consultation
If you are facing criminal prosecution, you probably have a lot of
questions. The first step to resolving those questions and
getting help with your case is to
talk to an experienced defense attorney. We understand that time can be
critical in a criminal case.
With offices in in Salt Lake City and Davis County, we offer legal
services to clients throughout Utah.
us now to schedule an initial consultation
with an experienced Utah criminal lawyer.
We can begin working together to
achieve the best solution to your legal