Cedar City Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Seasoned Counsel You Need

A criminal accusation – whether it results in an investigation or an outright arrest – will jeopardize your future. This is true for everything from a first DUI offense to a serious sex c/criminal-defense/sex-crimes/rime. In addition to endangering your reputation, your job, and even your personal relationships, criminal matters like these will put your freedom on the line. You need to make sure your rights and interests are protected to the fullest extent, and that starts with involving a qualified attorney.

As a Cedar City criminal defense attorney, I bring more than 33 years of trial experience to my clients’ cases. My firm is here to defend your constitutional rights in the face of any felony or misdemeanor charge, arrest, or investigation. 

Criminal Defense Counsel in Cedar City, UT

Cases We Handle

My firm represents clients in Cedar City and throughout the surrounding areas in cases involving any type of theft crime, violent crime, sex crime, or drug crime. I help drivers who have been pulled over and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, and I help those who have been accused of domestic violence

As a Cedar City criminal defense lawyer, I can also represent minors in cases involving juvenile crimes. In the face of any felony or misdemeanor charge, I leverage my considerable legal experience to develop strategies that offer my clients the opportunity to have their charges lessened or dismissed. If a case must go to trial, I fight tooth and nail to achieve an acquittal or not guilty verdict.

About Cedar City

The largest city in Iron County, Utah, Cedar City was founded in 1851 and incorporated in 1868. It is named after the juniper trees that grow abundantly in the area, which are commonly referred to as cedar trees. As of July 2021, the estimated population of Cedar City was 37,206 and the city encompassed nearly 36 square miles of land. Cedar City is home to Southern Utah University and hosts popular events such as the Utah Summer Games and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The main contributors to the Cedar City economy are manufacturing, tourism, Southern Utah University, and residential construction. To learn more, see Visit Cedar City or the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce.

Over 33 Years of Trial Experience

In Utah, the consequences of a criminal conviction are far-reaching. In addition to facing time in jail or prison, defendants may face significant fines and may have to complete community service and attend mandatory counseling or rehabilitation. Even when probation is granted in lieu of imprisonment, the terms of probation are extremely restrictive and the consequences of violating these terms (such as failing to report to a probation officer) are severe. Then there are collateral consequences, such as loss of professional licenses and employment, increased insurance costs (for DUI offenses), loss of custody, and more. 

All of this can be avoided by retaining competent counsel, and my Cedar City criminal defense firm is here to provide the level of representation you need – and deserve. I have been fighting for clients in criminal courts across Utah for more than 30 years, and I have personally handled more than 100 jury trials. This type of courtroom experience is hard to come by. It means that I know how the local courts, judges, and prosecutors. It means I know what strategies work and what it takes to secure the best possible outcome for every person I represent, no matter the obstacles or odds.  

It all starts with a free, confidential consultation with our criminal defense attorneys in Cedar City, UT. Call (435) 740-8460 or contact my firm online today! We serve clients in Cedar City and beyond.

  • “Edward is an attentive and hard-working attorney who helped us navigate through a most frightening and challenging time. Edward worked diligently to go to bat for us in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome and succeeded.”

    - Jane C.
  • “The law is not the law—politics play a big role in winning your case, and you need someone who can successfully navigate the courthouse. With deep experience, Ed understands where to pick your battles and how to fight them.”

    - Former Client
  • “The outcome of my case was just what I had hoped for and he achieved it quickly and efficiently.”

    - Doug
  • “I will never again use any other attorney except Flint if ever the need arises again.”

    - Brooke
  • “Ed is the kind of attorney who doesn't care more about the payday than his clients. ”

    - Taylor

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