Utah Domestic Violence Defense


Conviction of a domestic violence offense in Utah can be devastating.  Depending on the crime charged you may face a few months in jail, or years in prison. A domestic violence conviction may have an effect on your employment, and can severely impact your rights to custody of your children. In addition, domestic violence convictions adversely impact your right to bear arms and will result in the loss of a concealed carry permit and the right to legally possess firearms, including hunting rifles. If you are not a United States citizen, a Utah domestic violence conviction can affect your immigration status, cause you to lose your green card, and could even lead to your deportation.

To avoid these consequences, you need an attorney who knows how to challenge untruthful witnesses, poke holes in the prosecution’s case, and fight for a dismissal of domestic violence charges against you. One domestic violence conviction sets the stage for harsher penalties in the event of future convictions, so it's important to take even a seemingly minor charge seriously. Utah defense attorney Jessica Peterson has fought many domestic violence cases and won acquittals for numerous clients. She understands the care with which these cases must be examined and recognizes the importance of fighting your case from the moment you are arrested or charged. 

J. Peterson Law, PLLC represents clients who have been charged with domestic violence in the Salt Lake region of Utah, including charges of:

  • Assault/Battery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse
  • Unlawful detention
  • Stalking
  • Criminal mischief
  • Telephone or electronic harassment
  • Interruption of a communication device

As a former Salt Lake Public Defender, Jessica Peterson has handled thousands of Utah criminal defense matters, including many domestic violence cases. She has extensive trial experience and an impressive record of acquittals. J. Peterson Law, PLLC serves Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, including Heber City, Tooele, Ogden, Park City, and Provo. Contact our office at 435-339-9395 or via our online contact form.

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