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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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If you are facing criminal prosecution in Utah, having the assitance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer is vital. Based in Salt Lake City, criminal attorney Stephen Howard offers legal services to clients throughout Utah. He has a history of achieving real results for his clients.

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