Great Salt Lake Criminal Defense Attorneys!

An arrest is not a conviction... Don't let it become one!

Schatz, Anderson & Associates handles all kinds of criminal cases, from minor infractions and misdemeanors to the most serious felony offenses. We provide representation during all stages of the criminal process from the initial investigation to post-conviction appeals. 

How we can help you?

If you have been charged with a crime, it is vital that you have a dedicated and knowledgeable Salt Lake criminal attorney working for your defense. A skilled defense attorney can identify potential defenses to your case and raise those defenses in court. The criminal process can be complicated and intimidating, and the consequences of a conviction can be severe. Penalties for a criminal conviction can include fines, counseling, community service, loss of driver’s license or professional licensure, probation, jail or even prison. Don’t take any chances with your freedom!

To learn more about your particular charges, check out some common crime categories using the following links:

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DUI & Alcohol Offenses

Utah has some of the strictest alcohol-related laws in the nation. From civil driver license penalties to criminal proceedings, the issues around alcohol offenses are complex and ever-changing. Click here to read more about the best DUI defense available in the state.

Drug Crimes

Drug Charges

Drug-related charges have long-term consequences that can include jail time, loss of driving privileges and employment, as well as blocking access to education, financial aid, and housing. Legalization of certain drugs in surrounding states adds to the complexity of charges in Utah. Know your risks and rights. Fight those charges!

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Property Crimes

Crimes that involve the belongings or property of other people or businesses are categorized as property crimes. They include many types of theft, burglary, and shoplifting.

Financial Crimes

Financial Crimes

Financial crimes are becoming more common as digital transactions increasingly become the norm. Add identity theft and credit card theft to the ranks of traditional fraud and forgery.

Assault & Domestic Disputes

Domestic violence situations carry high emotions and stakes. Charges can include assault, stalking, harassment, etc. There are a lot of misconceptions around these crimes. They are complicated and challenging to defend because of the lack of clear evidence and high emotions and stakes.

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Violent Crimes

Actions that significantly harm others' physical and mental well-being, particularly when a weapon is involved, are considered violent. Utah is a death-penalty state, which means that the consequences of these crimes can be lethal. The stakes are too high to chance your freedom on a public defender.

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Public Safety Charges

Crimes like public intoxication and disorderly conduct are designed to protect the public and make them feel safe and comfortable. Part of that mandate protects law enforcement as well, so this category includes crimes like interfering with a police officer and fleeing the cops.

Serious Driving Offenses

Serious Driving Offenses

Driving offenses that extend beyond speeding tickets into more reckless and blatant behaviors carry stiffer penalties than fines and can have far-reaching consequences, including loss of driving privileges.

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Other Crimes

Whatever you're charged with, our attorneys and staff can help you fight for your freedom with knowledge, experience, hard work, and care. Click here to read more about some charges that are hard to categorize.

Together we can fight your charges!

Schedule your FREE no obligation consultation with one of our Salt Lake Criminal Defense attorneys now and start taking charge of your case



Note: We only handle Utah cases. If you have a case or charge in another state, please contact an attorney who is licensed to practice law in that state.

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