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Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Lawyer

Charged with a criminal offense in Salt Lake City, UT?

If you have been accused of a criminal offense in Utah, you must be aware of the severe penalties that you could be facing. This can be a time of potential uncertainty and fear, leaving you wondering what your best options are. Who you choose to defend your rights is an extremely important decision that will not only make a significant impact on your case, but on your future. The overall quality of your criminal defense attorney can make the difference between getting a charge dismissed or obtaining a better verdict at trial. With so much on the line, make sure you are making a decision that will have a positive impact on your future. When you need reliable defense that will stand up against a vicious prosecution, choose to work with Zabriskie Law Firm.

Our legal team has over 50 years of combined experience working in the criminal justice system, and we have secured over 400 trial victories during our years in practice. Trial experience is paramount. While many firms talk about trial experience, many actually have it. You can be confident that the Salt Lake City defense attorneys at our firm have the ability to successfully represent you inside the courtroom. With a large group of highly dedicated defense lawyers, we are able to take on challenging and seemingly impossible cases in order to aggressively defend the accused. Regardless of how serious the offense may be, a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney from our firm is well-qualified to defend your rights, your reputation and your future.

Unparalleled Defense: The Zabriskie Law Firm

Our criminal defense firm is often called upon to defend other attorneys or law enforcement officers that are facing criminal charges, and this is an indication of the talent and reputation of our legal team. Additionally, we have defended several high profile cases and have been consulted as legal experts on various television shows including Good Morning America, 20/20, Inside Edition, Dr. Keith Ablow Show, Court TV, and On The Record with Greta Van Susteren. This testifies to the level of trust that the attorneys at our firm have gained, and we constantly work to uphold that reputation.

Our firm handles a variety of different cases for clients. Whether you are facing DUI charges or a more dangerous felony charge such as carjacking or child abuse, you will receive the highest quality of legal representation when you contact Zabriskie Law Firm. No two cases are the same, and we take this to heart as we approach each case by conducting a thorough analysis of the matter from every possible angle. From there, we determine the best strategy in order to seek a dismissal, reduced charges or an acquittal. Our goal is always to seek the best possible outcome regardless of the circumstances of the case. A criminal lawyer at our Salt Lake City offices may be able to assist you with whatever type of case or charges you are dealing with, and we will work closely with you throughout the entirety of your case.

The impact of a criminal conviction can forever change one's life, and you need a defense lawyer who will be fully committed to your case. Whatever your situation may be, we will make sure that your rights are protected from the moment you contact our firm. We have been effective in defending the rights of those accused of all types of violent crimes and sex crimes. Our criminal defense team can also provide the hard-hitting legal counsel you need in the face of accusations involving federal crime, white collar crime or any type of theft crime. Even a juvenile crime charge has the potential to ruin a reputation and hinder future opportunities, and our firm never underestimates the serious nature of these cases.

DUI Defense in Salt Lake City

Drunk driving is one of the most common criminal cases seen in the criminal court system. These charges occur when a driver is accused of operating a motor vehicle (car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, etc.) while having a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater, and/or while his or her abilities were impaired by alcohol or drug use.

According to the 8th Annual DUI Report to the Utah Legislature:

There were 15,285 DUI arrests in Utah in 2010. Out of this number 82% of the arrests were for violation of the .08% BAC statute. Also, nine percent of arrestees were under the legal drinking age of 21.

It is important to know how to protect your rights after you have been arrested, and our skilled attorneys have helped many people avoid the consequences of a DUI. We can fight to protect your license at your DMV hearing and in criminal court by challenging field sobriety test and blood/breath test results if you have been arrested for DUI. Some DUI cases, such as DUI with injury or vehicular homicide, can even be classified as violent crimes. These cases require a specific approach in order to secure a positive result on a client's behalf. At our Salt Lake City criminal defense law firm, we understand how drunk driving charges work. We know what the prosecution is likely to build their case on and are familiar with challenging breath test evidence and the arresting officer's testimony regarding field sobriety test performance and the driver's behavior.

Skilled Criminal Attorney Serving SLC

Above all, facing criminal charges is an exceptionally dangerous position to be in. Utah has harsh punishments under law and in many cases a conviction can lead to jail or prison time, fines and a destroyed reputation, both personally and professionally. When it becomes necessary to defend yourself from serious criminal charges, you want to know that you are represented by a talented and creative Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer. Our attorneys take on each case with a full determination to defend the case through a careful review and thorough evaluation of the facts and evidence surrounding the case.

All aspects of the evidence must be analyzed, including police procedure, arrest procedure and chain of custody of any evidence. We will use and exploit any flaws or errors found in order to secure the best outcome for your case. It is critical that you act quickly after an arrest in order to retain legal counsel from our firm prior to any interviews, as statements you make will definitely be used against you later in court. The right attorney will protect your rights from the moment of the arrest, and you can learn more when you contact a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney from The Zabriskie Law Firm today!

We are also proud to serve the residents of Ogden.

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Utah Office Locations

Downtown Salt Lake City:
299 South Main St., Floor 13
Wells Fargo Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

899 North Freedom Blvd.
Suite 200
Provo, Utah 84604

702 West Idaho Street,
Suite 1100
Boise, ID 83702

299 South Main St. FLoor 13 Wells Fargo Building Salt Lake City, Utah 84111