Salt Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Ensuring Your Voice Is Heard

There is much at stake in any legal matter, but a criminal conviction can come with repercussions that can last a lifetime. Whether you or a loved one has been arrested or accused of a felony or misdemeanor, there is a lot at stake. At Ayres Law Firm, we are dedicated to protecting your rights and fighting for a fair outcome. We will work to minimize potential consequences or dismiss your charges, whenever possible. We base our defense on the unique circumstances of your case and the evidence against you – there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to making sure your side of the story is told and you get your fair day in court.  Attorney Tyler Ayres has handled more DUIs in the state than most attorneys.

At Ayres Law Firm, we always approach every case on its own merits with a keen eye on finding possible defenses, analyzing the evidence against you, and uncovering any lapses in proper procedure or other mitigating circumstances. We work in tandem with our clients to identify their concerns and protect their future, whether in front of a judge or jury or outside of the courtroom. 

To discuss your case, call (801) 851-1906 or reach out to us online.

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    Tyler Ayres
    Founding Attorney

    Tyler Ayres made a name for himself as a Utah criminal defense and civil rights attorney. He fought for the rights of real people accused of crimes and hurt by the government.Whether it is in the courtroom or behind the scenes, he brings the same high level of dedication, tenacity, and competitiveness to protect real people.

Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses in Utah

Every criminal charge should be taken seriously. While a misdemeanor conviction may come with less severe penalties, such a smaller fines and shorter jail sentences, they can still have a lasting impact on your freedom, reputation, and future. Both felony and misdemeanors can lead to a permanent criminal record, which can impact your ability to obtain employment, loans, housing, and more. In some cases, a conviction for a certain crime can restrict where you are allowed to live and if you can have custody or visitation rights to your children. 

Penalties for a felony conviction, such as for serious drug, sex, or violent crimes, depend on the circumstances of your criminal charge, if you have a prior criminal record, the amount of property involved, and the alleged victim. Utah Code §76-3-203 and §76-3-301 divide these crimes into four degrees, with third degree being the lightest sentences and capital crimes leading to a potential sentence of life in prison or the death penalty. Even a conviction of a third degree felony can lead to up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, so it is important to act quickly and contact a lawyer.

What to Do After an Arrest 

Remember, you have rights. Known as your Miranda rights, these include: 

  • The right to remain silent to protect yourself from self-incrimination
  • The right to an attorney
  • The right to refuse to answer police questioning unless your attorney is present

As anything you say and do can later be used against you, it is always in your best interest to exercise your Miranda rights. While you should comply with police requests, politely refuse to answer their questions until you have called your lawyer. If you believe your civil rights have been violated, our firm can look at the facts and evidence of your case and ensure your side of the story is told. 

An Attorney for Real People

Criminal cases can be complex and they require the skill and diligence of an attorney who knows the law and understands how to leverage it in your unique matter. We can put up a strong argument in your defense. After an arrest, do not hesitate to contact Ayres Law Firm. We can be reached by calling (801) 851-1906.

Why Choose Ayres Law Firm?

An Attorney for Real People
  • Experienced Advocacy
  • Personalized Strategy
  • Transparent Communication

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