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    2300 East 4625 South, Suite 107B
    Holladay, UT 84117
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Why Us?

Why hire Outlaw Legal Services? Outlaw Legal Services masters the old school philosophy to any successful business, “Take care of your client and they will take care of you!”  With Outlaw Legal Services you will meet personally with Mr. Scheeler either in person or by telephone to discuss your case and how to design a legal team to defend the charges for which you have been accused. At Outlaw Legal Services we will effectively put together a criminal defense legal team to help resolve your charges to protect and fight for your rights.

Outlaw Legal Services provides criminal defense attorneys who specialize in your specific charges. Our attorneys possess the attitude necessary to fight for your rights! Our attorneys have proven negotiations with prosecutors, extensive experience in legal strategies, documented experience in court, communication and listening skills, and most importantly . . . they return phone calls!

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Outlaw Legal Services has a proven track record, nothing is left to chance. Your criminal defense attorney will be hand selected for your specific case.  Call us today so we can get started with your criminal defense legal team. Time is of the essence! We also have payment plans that can be customized to fit your specific needs.

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, you probably have a number of questions. Where do you begin? What should you do? Do you contact a criminal defense attorney? Do you even need a criminal defense attorney? We invite you to contact Outlaw Legal Services to receive the answers you are seeking to your questions. We can help . . . we want to help! Let’s get your life back on track. Give us a call today to receive your FREE CONSULTATION.

Areas of Representation

Arrest & Bench Warrents

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Arrest & Bench Warrents

There are a number of reasons the court will issue a warrant. The most commonly issued warrant is a bench warrant. Some of the reasons for a bench warrant are:

  •  The defendant did not complete the assigned community service.
  • The defendant did not pay the imposed fines.
  • The defendant did not show up to their assigned court date.

If you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest you should contact Outlaw Legal Services right away. There is a chance that you could be arrested anytime and sent to jail.

 The judge will sign the warrant requesting your arrest. The police will use the warrant to secure the defendant’s arrest. A warrant can be issued during an investigation where law enforcement could have reason to believe that criminal activity has taken place. Most people don’t know that a warrant has been issued in their name until they are arrested. If you think there might be a warrant for your arrest contact Outlaw Legal Services immediately so that we can check for you. Knowing and being prepared to handle the specifics of your arrest ahead of time will give you peace of mind and assure your release in a timely manner providing you can secure payment for your bond.

In many cases an experienced criminal lawyer can get your warrant recalled thus preventing law enforcement from taking you into custody. But nothing can be done if you don’t contact our offices right away!

If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

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Violent Crimes

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Violent Crimes

Outlaw Legal Services handles a wide range of violent crime cases. Anyone being charged with a violent crime should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney right away! Time is of the essence! Conviction for committing a violent crime can have serious punishments as well as other consequences.

We represent many violent crimes such as assault and battery, hate crimes, domestic violence, illegal possession of weapons, arson, manslaughter, homicide and attempted murder.

Assault and Battery

Although assault and battery are often charged together, they are separate charges. Battery is the touching of a person or anything related to that person, without his/her consent. Assault is the attempt to illegally inflict violent injury on another person. The main difference between assault and battery is that battery means more than just verbal threats. Depending on the severity of the assault or battery, assault and battery can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor.

Illegal Possession of Weapons

The charge for illegally possessing firearms really depends on the facts of the case. Some charges can be dismissed in some instances based on the facts. Many questions need to be asked such as?

  • Who was present when the weapon was found?
  • Where was the weapon found?
  • How did the police know where to find the weapon?
  • Who owns the weapon?

On many occasions, the criminal defense attorneys at Outlaw Legal Services have gotten these kinds of charges dropped before charges were ever filed. Our attorneys have even managed to get the charges dismissed or reduced. Probation, fines, jail time or prison, restitution can result if you are convicted of a violent crime.

These are just some of the violent crimes we represent at Outlaw Legal Services. Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced in all areas of violent crimes. We can only help you if you give us a call as soon as possible. Time is of the essence to begin working on your case.

 If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

 

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Sexual Offenses

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Sexual Offenses

In Utah, sexual offenses are taken very seriously and have extremely harsh punishments that can affect one’s entire life. If convicted, a person can face prison time, large fines and be required to register as a sex offender. It is important that if you have been accused of committing a sexual offense that you contact Outlaw Legal Services as soon as possible so that we can get started on your case immediately! Time is of the essence!!

To help you better understand some of the terms that you will hear, Outlaw Legal Services has provided you with explanations regarding these terms.

Child Molestation: Contact or interaction between an adult and a minor (younger than 14) wherein the minor is being used for sexual stimulation.

Date Rape: Acquaintance rape; A rape that occurs when a victim has agreed to spend time with the perpetrator prior to the rape; either socially or romantically.

Indecent Exposure: Intentional exposure of one’s private parts in public places.

Lewdness: A sexual sense of public and indecent behavior that is considered offensive to observers.

Pornography: The portrayal of sexually explicit material.

Prostitution: The act of engaging in sexual activity for compensation.

Rape: An act of nonconsensual sexual intercourse or when one or more persons force another person to have sexual intercourse against his or her will.

Sexual Abuse: An act of a person forcing undesired sexual behavior upon another person.

Sexual Battery: Intentional, inappropriate touching of another person’s genitals, buttocks, or breasts (of a woman) without his or her consent, whether or not through clothing.

Sodomy: An act of “unnatural” sex or contact with the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person or animal.

Spousal Rape: Marital rape; Nonconsensual sex in which the perpetrator is the victim’s spouse.

Statutory Rape: Non-forcible sexual activity that occurs when one of the participants is below the legal age of consent. The age of consent varies from state to state however it is generally considered statutory rape when the sexual activity occurs between an adult (18 years or older) and a minor (younger than 18 but older than 14). An adult can be convicted of statutory rape even if he or she did not know that the victim was a minor.

Voyeurism: An act of knowingly viewing, photographing or filming a person, or persons, without their consent or knowledge that have an expectation of privacy, for the purpose of the viewer’s sexual arousal.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, contact Outlaw Legal Services right away.  Our criminal defense attorneys know how to examine all evidence, including DNA and other forensic evidence, determine whether any witnesses for the prosecution are unreliable, determine whether the alleged victim is telling the truth, determine if there is a possibility of mistaken identity, or if there is any other evidence that prove your innocence.

If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

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Probation Violation

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Probation Violation

If you have been charged with a probation violation, contact Outlaw Legal Services immediately as probation violations can be time sensitive.

Many criminal defendants who are convicted will get probation with their sentence.  Anyone convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor case will either have to serve formal probation, which is supervised by a probation officer, or summary probation, which is unsupervised probation. Probation obligations can include the payment of fines, completion of community service, court ordered participation in classes and/or programs, jail time, or in person progress reports. It is very important that all probation must be fulfilled with in the time allotted by the court. And above all DO NOT GET ARRESTED FOR ANYTHING ELSE DURING YOUR PROBATION PERIOD.

If a person on probation breaks any rules or fails to complete the probation requirements, probation can be revoked. The court may then impose prison time, a jail sentence or even a warrant.

In the event probation is violated contact Outlaw Legal Services to discuss your options to see what can be done. The best defense attorney will get rid of or reduce any potential consequences that come with your probation violation. Each case is unique and needs to be handled as such. Most cases have extenuating circumstances that need to be addresses in a timely manner for the best results.

If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

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Obstruction of Justice

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Obstruction of Justice

Obstruction of justice covers a broad area and occurs when someone makes an effort to prevent the execution of a lawful process or the administration of justice in either a criminal or civil matter. Obstruction of evidence can entail such actions as destroying evidence, intimidating potential witnesses, retaliating against actual witnesses, preparing false testimony or false evidence, or interfering with jurors and other court personnel.  There are criminal obstruction statutes in place to help protect the integrity of legal proceedings and to protect individuals participating in criminal proceedings.  Additionally, a person that gives false testimony in court can be charged with perjury, as well as obstruction of justice.

In order to be charged with obstruction of justice, law enforcement must believe or have strong evidence that you influenced or attempted to influence a proceeding or an investigation in some manner. Being charged with obstruction of justice is a very serious matter! If your charges result in a conviction you can end up in jail for a term of up to ten years, depending upon the obstruction committed. There can also be severe fines, community service, probation and a misdemeanor or felony charge on your criminal record.

Don’t think that a charge of obstruction of justice is not serious! Contact the criminal defense attorneys that are on your side and willing to work hard to fight your charges! Remember, we can’t help you if you don’t call!

 If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

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DUI

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DUI

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A conviction for a DUI (driving under the influence) carries serious penalties such as jail time, fines, court costs, community service, probation, home arrest, license suspension or revocation, court ordered alcohol treatment and/or education.  A person convicted of a felony DUI may have to serve time in prison.  It is important that you hire a competent defense lawyer who will aggressively represent you.  Outlaw Legal Services will provide you with that competent attorney!

In Utah, any driver with a blood-alcohol concentration – or BAC – above .08% is considered “per se intoxicated” under the law. This evidence is all that is needed for a driver to be considered driving under the influence. Even if the driver is below the .08%, arrest is still an option.  For a person under the age of 21, Utah practices a “Zero Tolerance,” meaning you will be arrested. Penalties involve suspension or revocation of your driver’s license by the Department of Motor Vehicles. After a driver is charged with a DUI, he or she has 10 days to submit a hearing request to the DMV, or this person will indefinitely have a license suspension. In Utah, for the original DUI offense the mandatory suspension is 90 days; for the second offense, one to two years; for the third offense, three years. Being charged with a DUI is no laughing matter.

Our criminal defense attorneys are experienced in dealing with DUI cases and drunk driving.  Aggressive representation is even more critical if there was an accident or someone was injured or killed.  If you are charged with a DUI, Outlaw Legal Services will fight for your rights to get your life back on track.

If your arrest was related to a DUI accident where someone was seriously injured or died, you might also be prosecuted for negligent homicide, aggravated assault, vehicular manslaughter, and possibly, murder.  It is essential that you hire a competent criminal defense attorney to start working on your case immediately!

Outlaw Legal Services will aggressively fight for your rights which could lead you to avoiding a conviction. Our attorneys will fight and work to reduce any other consequences associated with your case. Our attorneys will investigate all evidence and witnesses involved in your case to best prepare themselves to handle your case in a manner that will help you move past your DUI and get on with your life.

If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

 

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Drug Crimes

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Drug Crimes

Drug charges usually facing our clients are ones involving illegal drugs and prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin. A person can be charged with selling drugs, simple drug possession, trafficking drugs, manufacturing a controlled substance, and growing drugs.

A person with a prior criminal record can determine the severity of the punishment. A person with no prior charges or a first-time offender will face less severe charges than a person with a prior criminal record for the same charges. Charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies.

The amount and types of illegal drugs involved can determine the seriousness of the charges.  Were the drugs intended for personal use or to sell?  These are all taken into consideration when charges are being filed against you. Being in possession of a drug is typically worse than just having the paraphernalia.

Penalties for drug crime convictions can be serious and include fines, jail or prison time, loss of driver’s license, seizure of all assets, and drug treatment. This is why it is so important to hire the right criminal defense attorney.

If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

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Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence

Being accused of domestic violence in the state of Utah is a serious charge and even if you are innocent it should be taken seriously. Domestic violence is defined as any criminal offense involving violence, physical harm, the threat of violence or physical harm committed by one cohabitant against another. Domestic violence in the presence of children has a higher penalty in the eyes of the law. If the police are called in on a domestic violence charge someone will usually be arrested and charged.

Laws that are meant to protect the domestic violence victims often end up victimizing innocent people that are wrongfully accused of committing domestic violence crimes. District attorneys will frequently pursue a case of spousal abuse even after the alleged domestic violence victim admits to exaggerating the claims or to lying because the district attorney believes the victim is changing their story to protect their abuser so they won’t spend time in prison or acquire a criminal record.

If you have been arrested for domestic violence you need an aggressive defense lawyer.  Outlaw Legal Services knows that the criminal justice system most often works in the accuser’s favor. With an experienced criminal defense attorney domestic violence charges can often be reduced or dismissed so that you don’t have to serve any jail time.

If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

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Criminal Process

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Criminal Process

The criminal process can be very confusing! It is very important that you understand your rights and be informed of how the court system works. At Outlaw Legal Services our criminal defense attorneys will be there for you to help you make informed decisions throughout this process.

Crime Reporting and Investigation

The criminal process begins when a crime is committed and reported to a law enforcement agency. The law enforcement agency will then investigate the reported crime, create a police report with all of the evidence and facts they have gathered and then they will present it to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office will review the case, determine what laws were broken, if any, and whether or not there is enough evidence to press charges against the accused. If they have sufficient evidence, they will then file the case with the courts.

Initial Appearance/Arraignment

An initial appearance or arraignment is the defendant’s first appearance in court. During this hearing, the judge will formally inform the defendant of his/her rights, the charge or charges against him/her and the judge will ask the defendant to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty or no contest. A guilty plea is the defendant’s admission to the court that he/she committed the crime. If the defendant pleads guilty, he/she will most likely be sentenced immediately. A not guilty plea is the defendant’s denial of committing the crime, in which case another court hearing will be scheduled. A no contest plea is where the defendant neither confirms nor denies committing the crime. This plea is preferable to a guilty plea and the defendant will generally be sentenced immediately.

If the defendant is incarcerated, the arraignment usually occurs within 72 hours of the arrest. The court will set bail, refuse bail or release the defendant on his/her own personal recognizance, which means that the court takes the defendant’s word that he/she will appear to their next court hearing.

Additionally, if the defendant cannot afford to hire a criminal defense attorney, the court will determine whether or not he/she qualifies for a court appointed attorney or public defender.

Pretrial Conference/Resolution Hearing

A hearing that provides the prosecutor and criminal defense attorney the opportunity to discuss the possibility of settling a case before trial is known as a pretrial conference or resolution hearing. This promotes a fair and expeditious trial. If the defendant agrees to a plea, the case will move to sentencing. If there is not an agreeable resolution, the case will move to a preliminary hearing.

Preliminary Hearing

A preliminary hearing is like a mini trial, or “trial before the trial.” This is where the judge decides whether or not there is enough evidence to charge the defendant. The prosecutor will present all of their evidence and witnesses will testify. The defendant’s criminal attorney has a chance to present the case. However, in some cases the attorney might use this time to cross-examine witnesses testifying against the defendant and see if the prosecutor has inconsistencies in their case against you. If the judge finds the there is insufficient evidence, the charges can be dismissed and if there is sufficient evidence the case will be bound over to a trial judge.

Trial

A trial is set when a disposition or plea agreement cannot be reached. The defendant’s criminal attorney and the prosecutor will make their opening statements, introduce their witnesses, present evidence, cross-examine witnesses and give their closing arguments. The defendant has the right to a jury trial, which is a trial held before a jury, or a bench trial which a trial held without a jury and solely before a judge. The jury and/or judge will reach their decision on whether or not the defendant is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. If a decision cannot be made, it is considered a mistrial. If the defendant is found guilty, the case will move to sentencing.

Sentencing

Sentencing occurs after a defendant pleads guilty, no contest or is found guilty after trial. The judge decides what type of penalty is suitable for the defendant based on the type of crime committed and the criminal history of the defendant. The penalty can consist of fines, jail or prison time, community service, probation and court ordered treatment and/or counseling.

Order to Show Cause

If a defendant fails to comply with the court orders then the court is notified. The court will schedule a hearing in which the defendant must appear to explain why they have not complied or to show proof that they have.

OPTIONS AFTER A CONVICTION

Appeal

An appeal is a request for an examination of the trial to ensure that it was conducted in a fair manner. Whether or not you have merit to file an appeal depends on the facts of your case. If the criminal defense attorney can prove that the defendant was denied due process of the law or that legal errors occurred during trial, then the defendant’s conviction could be overturned.

Motion to Withdraw a Guilty Plea or Motion for a New Trial

Both of these motions are attempts to set a defendant’s conviction aside and are addressed on a case-by-case situation.

Expungement

An expungement is the removal of a charge from one’s record. A defendant may apply to have their charge or charges expunged if he/she has successfully complied with all court orders and probation.

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

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Credit Card & Check Fraud

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Credit Card & Check Fraud

Credit card fraud and check fraud is a serious offense in the state of Utah. Police and prosecutors take these types of charges very seriously, in part to send a clear message that these types of fraud or any type of fraud will not be tolerated.

Police and prosecutors have the sophisticated technology to investigate and follow credit card fraud that occurs over the internet or in person. Their technology is so sophisticated that they can follow the illegal transaction back to the computer used in the transaction. Security cameras are everywhere. Our criminal defense attorneys will conduct a thorough, independent investigation into the case against you in an effort to seek evidence to use to help your case.

Bouncing a check can be a criminal offense if you write the check knowing there is insufficient money in the account to cover the check.  Check fraud is a serious crime!

Unfortunately in both check fraud and credit card fraud it may not be enough to pay restitution on the stolen money, there may also be a significant jail sentence as well.  Hiring the right criminal defense attorney could make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. At Outlaw Legal Services our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights!!

If you want your FREEDOM back contact Outlaw Legal Services via telephone or e-mail for your FREE CONSULTATION. We will build a criminal defense team to aggressively handle your case and ensure that justice is on your side!

* For purposes of understanding, not intended as legal advice.

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