Criminal Defense & DUI Attorneys in Salt Lake City, Utah
Steven K. Burton, Attorney - Intermountain Legal2159 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONIntermountain Legal is an experienced, dedicated law firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you will be making choices over the next few days and weeks that could have significant, life-long consequences. One of the most important decisions you will make is who to hire as your attorney.
As a former prosecutor, Attorney Steven K. Burton has handled thousands of criminal cases and has spent more hours in court than most attorneys do in a life time. From this experience, he has learned the ins and outs of the criminal court system and has gained an intimate knowledge of various DUI courts, drug courts, domestic violence courts, and other court programs and procedures.
As a defense attorney, Steve has a reputation for passionately and effectively defending his clients. He believes everyone deserves to have someone on their side who will fight for them and guide them through the difficult court process. He uses his unique knowledge and experience as a former prosecutor to lead people through the criminal courtís maze of choices so they can protect their future and move on with their lives.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Probation Violations; Kidnapping; Aggravated Assault; Check Fraud; Investor Fraud; Internet Fraud; Phishing; Forgery; Securities Fraud; Insider Trading; Stock Broker Violations; Churning; Mutual Fund Fraud; Business Capital Schemes; Fraudulent Shareholder Offerings; Ponzi Schemes; Mortgage and Bank Loan Fraud; Health Care Fraud; Social Security Fraud; Welfare Fraud; Tax Evasion.
Areas of Law Description
Intermountain Legal provides legal representation on the following areas of practice:
- DUI / DWI Defense
At Intermountain Legal, we know how confusing an arrest and DUI charges can be and we also know that thereís a lot more confusion ahead. DUI cases are not hopeless. An experienced DUI Attorney knows that there are many ways to beat a DUI case, or at least to keep the penalties to a minimum. In a DUI case, we will review all the evidence including blood alcohol content levels, police reports and witness statements. Once we analyze the data, we will explain your options and work with you to determine the best course of action in order to eliminate or limit your consequences. From the moment you retain our services, we will protect your rights and fight to win your case.
- Drug Possession
When it comes to fighting criminal charges, Utah criminal defense attorney Steve Burton is your greatest partner. That is why so many clients throughout Utah choose Steve as their criminal defense attorney and advocate. Steve has been a prosecutor in many Utah cities, including Salt Lake, Taylorsville, Holladay, Cottonwood Heights, and Riverton. As a result of this experience, Steve has essential experience in drug-related cases. Our office handles cases ranging from nonviolent drug addiction-related crimes and administrative proceedings to felony possession and distribution charges.
- Domestic Violence
Domestic violence (also known as domestic abuse or spousal abuse) occurs when a family member, partner, or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate another. Domestic violence often refers to violence between spouses, but can also include cohabitants and non-married intimate partners. Domestic violence is perpetrated by both men and women. Once you have been charged with domestic violence in Utah, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your case is carefully evaluated by a legal professional with the experience it takes to successfully contest your criminal charges. As a former prosecutor, Steve Burton is thoroughly familiar with Utahís domestic violence courts and has the knowledge and experience to obtain the best possible outcomes.
- Violent Crimes
A violent crime is a criminal act involving physical and/or verbal force. When a violent crime is committed, the offender uses violence against the victim as a means to an end. During the commission of a violent crime, an offender may or may not use a weapon. Any violent crime Ė robbery, rape, murder, felony assault Ė can mean a loss of freedom if you are convicted. Other matters such as gun possession, addiction, or Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations can further complicate a case. Steve Burton was a prosecutor in Utah and he handled thousands of cases, including several hundreds of negotiated pleas, and more than a hundred trials. Thatís the experience you need when you are facing a violent crime charge and could be facing many years in prison.
- Theft Crimes
A theft crime is a criminal act involving the stealing or receiving of another personís property without that personís consent. The severity of criminal charges will depend upon several factors: the type of theft crime committed, the value of the stolen property, if the person has a prior criminal record, and if the person used a weapon during the commission of the crime. If a person is convicted of a theft crime, they may be sentenced with imprisonment, fines, probation, parole, and community service. Once you have been charged with a theft crime in Utah, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
- Sex Crimes
At Intermountain Legal, we help clients fight these serious charges, understanding that a sex crime conviction can potentially cause insurmountable damage to a person's professional and personal life. A strong defense requires meticulous preparation and investigation, which may expose weaknesses in the prosecution's case, such as inconsistencies in accuser statements or lack of forensic evidence. Implementing effective defense strategies, our attorneys have helped clients obtain reduced charges, dismissals, and other favorable results.
- Juvenile Crimes
When a child has been arrested, he or she is not released on bail or bond. Rather, juvenile offenders may be placed in locked detention or taken to a receiving center. Delinquent youth can only be held in locked detention if a Juvenile Court judge orders detention, or if they are arrested for a "holdable offense" per the Statewide Detention Admission Guidelines. Juvenile offenses should not be taken lightly, as they can have a lasting impact on a child's life. If your child has been charged with a crime or delinquent conduct, it is critical that you seek experienced legal counsel as soon as possible to ensure your child's rights are protected.
- Probation Violations
When a person is placed on probation, they must comply with the term of their probation. A common term of probation is regular contact with a probation officer. If the terms of the probation are not followed or if the person commits another criminal offense while on probation, they can be charged with probation violation. People who are charged with probation violation face serious consequence, including further legal action. Due to the serious legal penalties involved and the impending legal action, it is advisable to retain the services of a qualified Utah criminal defense attorney after being charged with probation violation. If a lawyer gets involved immediately, the lawyer may be able to work with the prosecutor and judge, which can lead to lesser legal consequences.
- Record Expungement
If you have had a conviction or criminal charges following you around for many years, wouldn't it be great to get the clean slate you deserve. Many people don't realize that certain types of criminal charges can be erased through a process known legally as expungement. Is it time to clear your record and start over? After a certain number of years, most crimes can be completely removed from a personís criminal record. The number of years this takes depends on what type of crime it was and what has happened since the crime was committed. This can be done on your own or can be taken care of by hiring an attorney to do it.
- Traffic Violations
For most routine traffic citations, it is not necessary to hire an attorney to represent you. Most cities offer some sort of traffic school or payment program so individuals can take care of the ticket. However, if you are in danger of losing you license or you have been charged with a more serious traffic offense, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney. Professional drivers and people who commute to work have their very livelihood at stake when they are facing a serious traffic violation. Steve Burton has successfully handled traffic matters for professional drivers allowing them to keep their license, employment, and life on track.
Mr. Steven K. Burton
Criminal Defense, Drug Crime, DUI, DWI
Ms. Ashley P. Burton
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