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St. George Felony Attorney

Defending You against Serious Criminal Charges

While all criminal charges are serious, some carry harsher penalties than others. Felony offenses are typically those that are considered to be more severe by law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges. However, many people are surprised to learn what constitutes a felony offense. Forgery (including possessing counterfeit money) and using a financial card that belongs to someone else without permission are both felonies in Utah. Theft of goods over $1,500 in value or with prior convictions is also prosecuted as a felony.

These are just some examples of felony offenses. If you or your loved one has been charged with a felony in the state of Utah, you should reach out to a criminal defense attorney right away. As your St. George felony defense attorney, I am prepared to aggressively fight to protect your rights. I have over 33 years of experience and have handled more than 100 jury trials; I can put my extensive legal knowledge and skill to work for you. With every case I take on, I work to provide compassionate and personalized legal representation tailored to your unique legal needs.

Submit an online contact form or call Edward D. Flint at (435) 228-7077 to request a free, confidential consultation. Payment plans are available and all calls are returned within 24 hours.

How Felonies Are Classified in Utah

In Utah, as in other states, felonies are classified according to degree. Each class of felony carries its own set of consequences, with penalties escalating in severity according to the severity of the charge. In other words, the higher the degree of felony, the harsher penalties you are likely to face.

In Utah, there are four classes of felonies:

  • Third-Degree Felonies: The “least serious” (though all felony charges are very serious) degree of felony, third-degree felonies carry penalties that include fines up to $5,000 and up to 5 years in state prison. Theft over $1,500 and less than $5,000 in value is prosecuted as a third-degree felony.
  • Second-Degree Felonies: In Utah, second-degree felonies are punishable by fines up to $10,000 and/or prison time ranging from 1 to 15 years. An example of a second-degree felony includes assault with a deadly weapon.
  • First-Degree Felonies: A conviction for a first-degree felony in Utah can lead to penalties including up to $10,000 in fines and anywhere from 5 years to life in prison. Rape and certain other sex crimes (among many other offenses) are typically charged as first-degree felonies.
  • Capital Felonies: The most serious of felony charges, capital felonies carry the harshest penalties. In Utah, a capital felony is punishable by 25 years to life imprisonment, life in prison without the possibility of parole, and death. Many violent crimes, such as murder, are prosecuted as capital felonies.

If you need a felony attorney in St. George, reach out to my firm as soon as possible. As a seasoned trial lawyer, I understand what is at stake and what you stand to lose. I am available 24/7 to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have regarding the legal process. As your attorney, I will work directly with you every step of the way.

Call my firm today at (435) 228-7077 for a no-cost consultation.

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