Military Personnel Facing Civilian Criminal Charges in Utah
Active-duty military personnel face special difficulties when accused of committing crimes, whether those crimes were committed on military property or were civilian-type offenses. Some criminal convictions can end your military career; others are largely ignored by the military. Some convictions could lead to the loss of your security clearance.
You need a strong defense to avoid a criminal conviction whenever possible and to minimize the negative effects a civilian criminal charge can have on your military career.
For more than two decades, the Utah criminal law attorneys at Greg Smith and Associates have been fighting to protect the rights of military personnel facing state or federal criminal charges, including those stationed at Dugway Proving Ground and Hill Air Force Base. We aggressively defend your rights in civilian criminal courts.
We have attorneys with both prosecutorial and law enforcement experience, so we know the tactics the other side will use. You can feel confident knowing that we are well-prepared to handle your case.
Contact a Salt Lake City military defense lawyer for a free initial consultation, or call 801-651-1512 to schedule a meeting at our West Jordan or Park City law office.
Defense Against Any Criminal Charge
Some of the most common and more serious charges for an active-duty service member — and crimes for which we defend clients — are these:
- Drunk driving (DUI) and reckless driving, particularly on government property
- Domestic assault: A conviction for domestic assault will require you to relinquish any weapons, making a military career impossible for most people.
- Drug possession, narcotics sales or drug smuggling
- Theft, especially theft of government property
- Computer crimes
- Sexual assault/rape
- Assault and battery
We will thoroughly review the details of your case to advise you on how your defense options will affect your life today and into the future. Together, we can achieve the best outcome for your particular circumstances.
Contact Our Utah Criminal Law Attorneys
Contact a Utah criminal law attorney at Greg Smith and Associates to schedule a free initial consultation at our West Jordan or Park City law office. You can contact us online or call us anytime at 801-651-1512.