Being accused of committing a crime is a frightening and stressful experience for any person. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney can make or break the course of what will happen after being faced with criminal charges. Being convicted of a criminal case could lead to many different issues for an individual including fines, jail time, and barriers in your personal and professional life. The attorneys at Stevenson Smith Hood Knudson P.C. are experienced and knowledgeable help you with your individual criminal case. Continue reading to learn more about how our criminal defense attorneys can help you with your case.
Violent crimes involve a person being physically harmed or being threatened with physical violence. Crimes that fall under this umbrella include assault, battery, murder, robbery, arson, burglary, and others. Violent crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies depending on whether a person was actually injured and the severity of their injuries. There are serious repercussions of being convicted of committing a violent crime. For example, a conviction in Utah for a second degree felony could result in a prison sentence of up to 15 years and $10,000 in fines.
A property crime occurs when someone’s property is stolen or destroyed without any prior threat of the crime happening. Examples of property crimes include theft, arson, and vandalism. With an experienced attorney, you will be able to recover the cost of your property.
Drug crimes involve the ownership, cultivation, distribution, and manufacturing of illegal drugs. Being accused of committing a drug crime can have serious effects on a person’s life and could have some serious legal consequences. Contacting a qualified criminal defense attorney may mean the difference between serving a long jail sentence or paying large fees and being a free person.
Do You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?
If you have been accused of committing a crime, you should contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. We at Stevenson, Smith, Hood, Knudson P.C. are experienced criminal defense attorneys. We do not maintain a high volume of criminal cases, which ensures that these cases receive the individual attention they deserve in order to protect the property and liberty interests of our clients. We would be happy to help you with your case whether your case is classified as a felony or misdemeanor and whether the crime was a violent crime, drug crime, or property crime. For more information, feel free to reach out to us today.