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Utah Criminal Defense Practice Areas

Following is a partial list of criminal charges and related criminal defense matters in which Utah criminal defense attorney Stephen Howard has previously assisted clients.

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*If the crime you are charged with does not appear on this list, call us at 801-449-1409 to learn more about defending your charges.

A
  • Aggravated Arson
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Burglary
  • Aggravated Kidnaping
  • Aggravated Murder
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Aggravated Sexual Abuse
  • Appeals
  • Arson
  • Assault ("Simple")
  • Assault on a Peace Officer
B
  • Bad Checks
  • Burglary (Business)
  • Burglary (Residential)
  • Burglary (Vehicle)
  • Burglary Tools (Possession)
C
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Abuse Homicide
  • Child Kidnaping
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Clandestine Labs (Drug Manufacturing)
  • Communications Fraud
  • Concealed Weapons Possession
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
  • Counterfeit Currency Possession/Use
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal Nonsupport
  • Cruelty to Animals
  • Custodial Interference
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D
  • Damage to or Interruption of Communication Device
  • Disarming a Peace Officer
  • Discharge of Weapon from Vehicle
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • District Courts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child
  • Drug Courts
  • Drug Cultivation/Manufacturing
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Drug Possession
  • DUI (Alcohol)
  • DUI (Controlled Substance/Metabolite)
E
  • Early Termination from Probation
  • Electronic Communications Harassment
  • Enticing a Minor
  • Explosives Possession
  • Expungement
  • Expungement Eligibility Restoration
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F
  • False Information
  • Felonies
  • Fifth Amendment Violations
  • Financial Transaction Card Offenses
  • Forcible Sexual Abuse
  • Forcible Sodomy
  • Forgery
  • Fourth Amendment Violations
  • Fraud
G
  • Gang Enhancements
  • Gun Crimes
H
  • Harboring a Fugitive
  • Homicide
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I
  • Identity Fraud / Identity Theft
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Interfering with Arrest
  • Intoxication
  • Issuing a Bad Check or Draft
J
  • Joyriding (Unauthorized Control)
  • Justice Courts
K
  • Kidnaping
L
  • Lewdness
  • Lewdness Involving Child
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M
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Motions to Suppress
  • Murder
N
  • Negligent Homicide
O
  • Object Rape
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Open Container
  • Orders to Show Cause
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P
  • Pattern of Unlawful Activity (UPUAA)
  • Pleas in Abeyance (PIA)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Identification Documents
  • Possession of Weapon by Restricted Person
  • Probation Violations
  • Protective Order Violations
  • Public Urination
Q
  • Quash Bindover - Motion
R
  • Rape
  • Retail Theft
  • Riot
  • Robbery
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S
  • Securities Fraud
  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Statutory Rape
  • Suppression Hearings
T
  • Telephone Harassment
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Theft
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Rental Agreement
  • Theft from a Person
  • Theft of Rental Vehicle
  • Theft of Services
  • Threat of Violence
  • Threatening or Using Dangerous Weapon in Fight or Quarrel
  • Trespass
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U
  • Unauthorized Access to Computer System
  • Unauthorized Control over Motor Vehicle
  • Unemployment Insurance Fraud
  • Unlawful Detention
V
  • Vehicle Theft
  • Violation of Protective Order
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W
  • Weapons Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wrongful Appropriation

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