Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ogden, Utah
Being charged with a crime is devastating and leaves you with feelings of uncertainty about your future. Don’t make the mistake of not hiring an attorney. We understand all the phases of your criminal case and will professionally handle your case from start to finish. Regardless of whether you want to negotiate the best deal possible or are determined to have your case heard by a jury, we are the attorneys with the experience and determination necessary to defend your legal rights.
Hire an Attorney.
If you are scheduled for a hearing and have not yet had the chance to consult with a criminal defense attorney, the Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure allow you to ask for additional time before you enter your plea. It is important to have the advice of an experienced attorney before making any decision on your case.
The law requires you to provide the police with your name if requested. You are not required to answer further questions. If you choose to not answer further questions, do so in a respectful manner. You must be advised of your right to remain silent if you are taken into “custody”. However your right to remain silent is still applicable even if you are not in custody. Ask to speak with an attorney before providing any information that you believe may damage your case. If you choose to speak with police, speak carefully because your statements may be used by the prosecutor to attempt to prove your guilt.
Don’t Consent to be Searched.
You have a right to privacy of things such as your person, your car, and your home. Unless the police have a warrant, you should not consent to their request to search anything. If a police officer states that he will get a warrant if you refuse consent, let him. Refusing to give consent to the search preserves your right to challenge the search in court.
Your case is important to us. Call us today so we can get to work.