Utah Felony Assault Defense Attorney
Assault with a deadly weapon is a crime with a broad definition. Almost anything may be considered a deadly weapon. A deadly weapon is any object that might kill someone:
- A gun
- A utility knife
- A box cutter
- An army knife
- A sword
- A broken broomstick
- A tire iron
Use of a weapon or deadly instrument directed at someone may result in this criminal charge, regardless of whether an alleged victim was actually injured. Thus, there is a great deal of room for misunderstandings, exaggerated accusations, trumped-up charges — and mistakes.
Whether the person involved in your case was hurt or killed or could have been hurt or killed by the deadly weapon in your possession, you are strongly encouraged to take your criminal charges very seriously. Contact an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney to schedule a free consultation by calling 801-651-1512 or emailing us.
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A criminal charge of assault with a deadly weapon is a serious matter. If you are found guilty of intent to do bodily harm with a weapon and convicted, you may face consequences including:
- Jail time
- Fines and other penalties
- A criminal record
- Potential career troubles
- Complications in other areas of life such as military service, adoption of a child from abroad, driving privileges (if the car was the deadly weapon), hunting privileges, international travel and more. (For example, you may not be allowed to cross the border into Canada if you have a felony on the books.)
At the law offices of Greg Smith and Associates, Criminal Law Attorneys, we skillfully counsel and zealously advocate on behalf of the accused. We offer those who need our advocacy the benefit of our experience and favorable track record.
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You can contact us night or day, any day of the week by calling 801-651-1512 or emailing us. Our assault defense attorneys are ready to talk to you about the steps we will take to defend you after you have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon in Utah.