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Midvale City Justice Court - Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Midvale City Justice Court is located at 655 W. Center Street in Midvale, Utah 84047. The court is presided over by Judge Ronald Wolthuis. Clerks for the Midvale City Justice Court can be reached at 801-255-4234.

Stephen Howard is an experienced criminal defense attorney based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has successfully defended thousands of serious criminal cases, ranging from aggravated murder to DUI, and virtually everything in between. If you have been charged with a crime, you deserve to have a seasoned and effective criminal lawyer on your side.

Under Utah criminal law, the Midvale City Justice Court has jurisdiction to hear only class B misdemeanors and below. Charges prosecuted in justice courts typically include DUI, theft, retail theft (shoplifting), assault, domestic violence, minor in possession of alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and traffic offenses.

Just because a justice court is restricted to hearing only these lower-level offenses, doesn't mean that the punishments imposed are any less real. A jail sentence imposed by a justice court is just as effective as a sentence imposed by a district court. A conviction for a single class B misdemeanor in the Midvale City Justice Court is punishable by up to 180 days in the Salt Lake County Jail and nearly $2,000 in fines and surcharge.

If you are facing criminal prosecution in the Midvale City Justice Court, or anywhere in Utah, contact us now to schedule your initial consultation with Utah criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard.


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