Children are our most precious resource. As a mother of two, I have a deep passion for protecting our young people to ensure they have a bright future. My name is Catherine Cleveland and I am a Salt Lake City juvenile defense lawyer. Unfortunately, many children throughout Utah grow up under very difficult circumstances. Some live in poverty. Others are abused and neglected. Many also come from good loving parents. But when your child is charged with a crime, it can ruin their life. I believe the welfare of every child is important. That is why I am fully committed to help kids facing criminal charges receive the proper legal representation they deserve.
A Passion For Protecting Children Accused Of Crimes
No two juvenile crime cases are the same. Each child accused of a crime is unique. As a Salt Lake City juvenile defense lawyer, I have a track record of more than 15 years of successfully representing minors. Over the years, I have helped countless troubled kids and their parents with the following types of cases:
Over the years, I have represented minors ranging from elementary school children to college students. Most people charged with crimes do not properly understand their rights. Children are especially vulnerable. I work diligently with parents and their kids to protect their rights and always look after their best interests. I am proud to say that many of the children I have represented have gone on to become productive citizens.
Who is a "Juvenile" Under Utah Law?
Anyone who has violated Utah, federal or local laws before their 18th birthday is considered a juvenile offender. Utah’s Juvenile Act of 1996 established juvenile courts to resolve criminal cases involving minors. When a child has been charged with a crime, it can be a traumatic experience. It is also a very difficult situation for their parents. My responsibilities as a juvenile crime attorney Salt Lake City are to make sure the rights of each child are protected and to look out for their best interests.
As a juvenile defense lawyer, I am fully committed to developing the best strategies to ensure your child is placed in the best position to succeed. I utilize a vast range of legal resources along with more than 15 years of experience and expertise working with children and parents to resolve their criminal charges.
Salt Lake City Gang Crimes
Many crimes can be charged in either state or federal court. But, when alleged gang activity is involved, defendants find themselves facing federal charges. The federal government has extensive resources to spend on prosecuting your crime, so it is especially important to work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney in cases such as:
- Felons possessing a firearm
- Crimes across state lines
- Enhanceable crimes, like multiple-offense retail theft and DUI
Contact Catherine Cleveland Today.
To discuss your defense options with me, contact my office online. I am also available by phone at (801) 936-0870.
My exclusive focus as a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer has helped me perfect successful legal strategies that are proven to be effective in Utah Courts. Throughout the years, I have achieved a history of favorable results by helping hundreds of people successfully reduce or avoid criminal charges. My clients’ positive testimonials tell their stories.
Schedule a free, no obligation consultation today.