Esplin|Weight has a very active criminal defense practice encompassing all aspects of criminal litigation and appeals. Our defense team includes three highly experienced former prosecutors and three additional lawyers—all of whom are committed to protecting the rights and freedom of their clients.
Successful Felony Defense
Our lawyers have extensive experience defending clients accused of all types of felony crimes in both the state and federal court systems of Utah. Successful felony defense requires an understanding of the rules of procedure and the rules of evidence, as well as hard work and determination. We build each case from the ground up—by looking at all facts leading up to the alleged crime and subsequent events. We hire skilled investigators who can confirm elements of the client’s story and challenge those of accusers.
We defend clients accused of all types of felonies, including homicide, manslaughter, assault and battery, sexual assault, theft, and white collar crimes such as identity theft and computer fraud.
Appeals and Post-Conviction Matters
We frequently receive appeal cases as referrals from other attorneys. Success in such cases hinges upon a close review of the trial record and evidence to uncover possible appeal strategies. Our lawyers vigorously pursue all appeals up to and including the Supreme Court of Utah and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Preserving the Futures of Juvenile Offenders
Esplin|Weight represents many clients in both juvenile court and adult court who have been accused of juvenile crime, ranging from shoplifting to simple drug possession to street gang violence. An important goal in this area of our practice is to preserve the futures and career options of our clients to the greatest extent possible. We understand the various alternative sentencing and deferred judgment programs available, and how to negotiate with prosecutors to obtain results that enable the client to successfully move beyond the event.
For an initial consultation with a litigation and appeals attorney at Esplin|Weight, call 801.373.4912, or contact us online.