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Salt Lake City Utah Criminal Defense Attorney Ryan Holtan Wins Dismissal of Class A Misdemeanor Assault Charges

Salt Lake City Utah Criminal Defense Attorney Ryan Holtan Wins Dismissal

In Utah, a Class A misdemeanor is punishable up to 1 year in the state county jail and up to a $2,500 fine.  A Class A misdemeanor is the most serious misdemeanor charge in the State of Utah.  When a criminal defendant already has prior misdemeanor or felony charges in Utah, what appears to be a simple crime may be enhanced to a Class A misdemeanor.   For example, a protective order violation is usually grounds for a criminal defendant being charged with a Class A misdemeanor.

“People often under-estimate the serious consequences of a Class A misdemeanor simply because it is a misdemeanor as opposed to a felony,” explains Salt Lake City Utah criminal defense attorney Ryan Holtan. “A criminal defendant may be sentenced more severely for a Class A misdemeanor than a feloney.”

In a recent case, Utah Criminal Attorney Ryan Holtan successfully defended a client accused of Utah drug charges with a Class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernelia charge.  However, Mr. Holtan successfully argued for a dismissal with prejudice by the judge.  The judge agreed with Mr. Holtan’s reasoning and dismissed the case with prejudice.  As a result, that case can never be re-filed against Mr. Holtan’s client.

See also “Utah Drug Possession Attorney Ryan Holtan Wins Criminal Trial in Vernal Utah“.

Contact a Salt Lake City Utah Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one is facing charges including a Class A misdemeanor, call the law offices of Pearson, Butler & Carson, PLLC, and ask to speak with a Utah criminal attorney at (801) 495-4104.  Our Utah criminal defense attorneys offer free initial consultations.

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