Salt Lake City Defense Attorney for Utah Homicide Crimes

"Homicide" is a broad term that covers any killing of a human being. In Utah, there are many homicide crimes with which a person can be charged, ranging from unintentional killing such as misdemeanor negligent homicide to aggravated murder, which can carry the death penalty or a sentence of life imprisonment without parole.

If you have been charged with murder, manslaughter, or any homicide crime, you are facing very serious penalties. Even if you were charged by mistake, or if there were mitigating circumstances such as self-defense, you must not leave the defense of your case to chance. You need a defense attorney who has successfully defendants charged with homicide. J. Peterson Law, PLLC offers skilled, experienced defense of all Utah homicide crimes, including:

  • Negligent homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Aggravated murder
  • Automobile homicide, including homicide that occurs as a result of DUI or when the driver is using a handheld wireless device
  • Child abuse homicide
  • Homicide by assault

As a former Salt Lake Public Defender, attorney Jessica Peterson has defended thousands of criminal defendants against the most serious Utah homicide crimes, including murder and manslaughter. Do not leave your defense to chance! Jessica Peterson knows Utah homicide law and is familiar with the tactics of police and prosecutors. She believes everyone deserves a fair trial, and leaves no stone unturned in protecting her clients' rights and their futures.

J. Peterson Law, PLLC serves Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, including Provo, Heber City, Park City, Ogden, and Tooele. Contact our office at 435-339-9395 or via our online contact form.