Criminal Defense

Southern Utah Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one have recently been arrested or are being investigated for a crime here in Southern Utah, odds are you are feeling stressed, anxious, and scared. The uncertainty of what to do next when you’ve been accused of a criminal offense can be terrifying,  at a time when it is imperative you take immediate action. Most people aren’t familiar with the justice system, and many may not know what rights they have.

It is important to understand that your case is not over if you have been arrested. You should invoke your Miranda rights- remain silent and demand legal counsel.  The prosecution still has to build a convincing case against you and establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. During this time, you should be meeting with a defense lawyer regularly to plan your legal defense. Doing so gives you the best possible shot at overcoming this huge obstacle in your life and moving on.

If you or a loved one are facing a criminal charge of any kind here in Southern Utah, it is imperative that you seek professional legal advice and representation as soon as possible. You will need an experienced criminal defense attorney. A range of penalties is at stake – everything from fines and community service to long-term prison sentences. An experienced, qualified lawyer is essential to providing an aggressive defense that explores every possible legal avenue and requires the prosecution to prove every aspect of its case. Nathan Reeve heads the Ruesch & Reeve firm’s criminal defense practice and is available to vigorously help you with your criminal charges. We deal with a number of criminal defense cases.

You don’t have to face your charges alone, Let our experienced Southern Utah Criminal Defense Attorneys help you. Defend your rights, reputation, and freedom. Ruesch and Reeve also assist with expungements, for when you want to clear your criminal record.

DUI/DWI

Being arrested for driving under the influence means that you have been accused of operating a motor vehicle – such as a car, a motorcycle or an ATV – while your blood alcohol content was above the legal limit, which in Utah is .05 percent. An arresting officer may also issue tickets for reckless driving that can raise your insurance premiums.

Domestic Violence 

An arrest for domestic violence is extremely serious.  In Utah and across the United States, specific procedures and rules are in place to address domestic violence allegations and arrests, which may include mandatory arrest and even overnight jail stays. 

Drug Charges

Southern Utah strictly enforces its drug laws.  Many of these laws carry hard and mandatory penalties, even for a simple misdemeanor like a possession. It is essential to involve an attorney as soon as possible to protect your constitutional rights and freedoms.