Salt Lake Assault Crimes Defense Attorney


In Utah, "assault" is defined as: "an attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; a threat, accompanied by a show of immediate force or violence, to do bodily injury to another, or an act, committed with unlawful force or violence, that causes bodily injury to another or creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to another."

Assault cases are very fact-specific, and a successful defense is built upon telling your side of the story. Often, the circumstances surrounding an assault charge are complicated, but a skilled defense attorney will help you to clearly convey what actually happened.  The truth is, some situations demand physical aggression—whether to protect yourself or a loved one. In some situations, the law allows you to defend yourself against another's aggression.

If you find yourself charged with assault, because of self-defense or otherwise, Jessica Peterson can help you fight these charges. Attorney Jessica Peterson has defended many people charged with assault, whether they claimed self-defense or not.  She has vast experience taking assault cases to trial and has won numerous "not guilty" verdicts for her clients charged with assault crimes in Utah.  

J. Peterson Law, PLLC represents individuals charged with a wide variety of assault crimes, including:

  • Simple assault
  • Battery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault on a Peace Officer
  • Assault by a Prisoner
  • Threats of violence
  • Threats of terrorism
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Consensual altercation
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Child abuse
  • Endangerment of a child or vulnerable adult
  • Surreptitious administration of certain substances

Attorney Jessica Peterson is a former Salt Lake Public Defender who has defended thousands of clients in Utah criminal matters, including numerous assault cases. Her record of acquittals speaks to her diligence, effective defense strategies, and experience exposing the weaknesses in the prosecution's case. J. Peterson Law, PLLCserves Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, including Heber City, Park City, Provo and Tooele. Contact our office at 435-339-9395 or via our online contact form.

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