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I found Jessica to be professional, knowledgeable about the law AND about different options for me to take. I found her to be kind and compassionate and always there for me. She was always honest with me yet has a way of encouraging and supporting yo… Read More
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J. Peterson Law, PLLC

If you've been arrested or charged with a crime in Utah, the only thing standing between you and a conviction is your defense attorney. Convictions can carry numerous consequences, including jail time and expensive fines. You need a Utah criminal defense attorney who is efficient, effective, and most of all, experienced. 

Attorney Jessica Peterson is a former Salt Lake City Public Defender. She has represented thousands of clients charged with a variety of Utah criminal offenses, and has an excellent record of getting the results her clients want. Unlike defense attorneys who focus on the number of cases they can process, Jessica's focus is on you, as an individual person (not just another file on her desk). She prides herself on getting the best possible outcome for her clients, no matter what it takes. Prosecutors know that Jessica will not hesitate to take a case to trial if that is what is in her client's best interests, and they know she is prepared to fight each case from the very beginning in order to achieve justice for her clients. 

Jessica understands that being charged with a crime can be scary, confusing and intimidating.  She is committed to helping you navigate the court system and identify your specific concerns about your case. Jessica is passionate about walking with you through every step of the legal process as both your advisor and your advocate. Because she has successfully guided thousands of clients through the Utah criminal justice system, she offers you not only effective representation, but the knowledge you need to the make essential decisions that will affect your future.

J. Peterson Law represents clients in all Utah criminal proceedings, including:

Don't trust your future and your freedom to an inexperienced Utah criminal defense attorney. We invite you to learn more about Jessica Peterson, our mission, and our practice areas. J. Peterson Law, PLLC serves Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, including Provo, Heber City, Park City, and Tooele. Contact our office at 435-339-9395 or via our online contact form.