Any altercation that turns physical can lead to assault charges in Utah. Unfortunately, the arresting officer may not arrest the right person. You may have have been acting in self-defense and still be charged with assault, especially if there are injuries to the other party.
At Pawelek & Gale, we understand that an assault charge will affect you for the rest of your life. Depending on the severity of the charges you may lose your freedom. It can also make it harder to find future employment. Penalties for an assault charge in Utah can range from a Misdemeanor to a 2nd-degree felony. Our Utah criminal defense lawyers will review the facts of your case and evaluate witness testimonies in order to give you the strongest defense in the courtroom. It is imperative that you call our top-rated Provo law firm for a free consultation so that we can limit the consequences and you can avoid potential jail time.