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Utah Criminal Harassment Lawyer - Salt Lake Criminal Attorney

Under the Utah criminal code, "a person is guilty of harassment if, with intent to frighten or harass another, he communicates a written or recorded threat to commit any violent felony." Criminal harassment is a relatively rare criminal charge in Utah, separate and different from the more commonly charged electronic communications harassment or telephone harassment.

If you are facing criminal charges in Utah, it is vital to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected. Based in Salt Lake City, Stephen Howard has achieved dismissals, not guilty verdicts, and appellate reversals in some of the most serious felony and misdemeanor criminal charges on the books in Utah. Contact us today for an initial consultation.
  

Consequences of a Criminal Harassment Conviction in Utah

A conviction for a single count of criminal harassment in Utah can result in 180 days in jail and substantial fines. Although the charge is typically filed as a misdemeanor, it is often accompanied by other related charges.

Criminal harassment can also be classified as a domestic violence offense, depending on who the alleged victim of the offense is. Domestic violence convictions can carry additional consequences, including loss of the right to own or possess a firearm, and mandatory domestic violence counseling as a condition of probation.

Finding a Criminal Lawyer in Utah

Salt Lake Criminal LawyerStephen Howard is an experienced Utah criminal defense lawyer with a record of achieving real results for clients. Based in Salt Lake City, Mr. Howard provides legal services to clients throughout Utah. If you have been charged with criminal harassment or other crimes, you need an experienced attorney on your side.

Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Salt Lake criminal attorney Stephen Howard.

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Serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Cache, Tooele, Summit, Box Elder, and Wasatch Counties, and all of Utah.

Attorney Stephen Howard practices as part of the Canyons Law Group, LLC and Stephen W. Howard, PC.

Offices in Salt Lake and Davis Counties
340 East 400 South, Suite 25, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
952 S. Main St., Suite A, Layton, UT 84041

Call now to arrange for a confidential initial consultation with an experienced and effective Utah criminal defense lawyer.

In Salt Lake City, call 801-449-1409.
In Davis County, call 801-923-4345.

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