With serious crimes like felonies, nothing but the best criminal defense representation will do. These offenses are vigorously prosecuted and severely punished, with penalties that may include prison time and heavy fines. There is no statute of limitations (time limit within which charges must be filed) for serious felonies such as kidnapping, murder, and even some sex crimes. This means criminal charges could be filed at any time in a person’s life, putting your freedom and future at risk if you don’t know what your rights are.
If you have been accused of a felony or are under investigation by any law enforcement agency in Utah, you cannot afford to wait any longer to seek legal counsel. Exercise your right to remain silent and call Pearson Butler to speak with an attorney who has the experience and resources needed to handle your case.
Serving all of Utah, Pearson Butler’s team of criminal defense lawyers has extensive experience with the most serious felonies. Pearson Butler is equipped and has experience handling cases involving murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, rape, assault with a deadly weapon, felony theft, drug trafficking, and more. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your charges, you can rest assured that your case will be handled by a competent attorney who will fight for your rights.
Contact the firm today at (800) 265-2314 to arrange a free, confidential consultation and review of your felony charges.
Felony Classification & Penalties in Utah
In Utah, felonies are separated into four categories. These are listed below, along with the potential penalties that may be imposed upon a conviction.
- Capital Felony – life in prison, life in prison without parole, or death
- First Degree Felony – 5 years to life in prison, up to $10,000 fine
- Second Degree Felony – 1 to 15 years in prison, up to $10,000 fine
- Third Degree Felony – up to 5 years in prison, up to $5,000 fine
A felony conviction may also impact one’s right to possess a firearm, to vote, and to work in certain fields. Victim restitution, community service, probation, loss of professional licenses and driving privileges, and other collateral consequences may also be ordered following a conviction. It is also important to note that certain aggravating or mitigating factors may increase or lessen the sentence for a felony. Additionally, some crimes may be classified as felonies or misdemeanors depending on the unique circumstances. Don’t risk these consequences without representation to assist you. At Pearson Butler, we understand the consequences you may be facing in your criminal case and we are here to help.
For more information, call (800) 265-2314 or contact the firm online. With offices in American Fork, South Jordan, and Bountiful, Pearson Butler represents clients across Utah.