Criminal defense lawyers can help you with more than just your court case:
- Long before your case is heard by a jury, a lawyer can help you get out of jail and save you money by representing you at a bail hearing.
- If you are in prison, an attorney can assist with hearings before the parole board.
- If you are on probation or parole and committed a parole or probation violation, a defense lawyer can attend the hearing for you.
Utah Bail Hearings
If you contact a defense attorney at the Salt Lake City law office of Greg Smith and Associates, we can immediately begin working on your behalf. Our first goal is to help you get out of jail by appearing on your behalf at the bail hearing. We are often able to get bail reduced at the bail hearing, potentially saving you thousands of dollars.
If you have been arrested or a loved one has called you from jail, call us at 801-651-1512 or contact us online. We protect the rights of clients in Utah bail hearings in Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, Park City and surrounding communities in Utah.
Defense in Parole Hearings
For people already in prison, a defense attorney can assist with parole suitability hearings, helping the offender demonstrate his or her fitness to re-enter society.
Probation/Parole Violation Hearings
If your probation officer has reason to suspect you’ve violated your parole, he or she can request a probation violation hearing or parole revocation hearing. The judge will evaluate the evidence against you and decide whether you go to jail or back to prison.
A criminal defense lawyer may be able to negotiate with the probation officer on your behalf. If that fails and a probation violation hearing takes place, a lawyer may be able to get charges dismissed by raising issues that cast doubt on your guilt.
To discuss your probation situation with one of our attorneys, contact us online or call us anytime at 801-651-1512.