Murder or homicide charges take things to a whole different level. Other crimes carry severe penalties, too, but a conviction for homicide can bring not just prison, but the death penalty, into play. When your life is at risk, you cannot afford to hire an attorney who lacks the experience to stand up for your rights aggressively. There is no time for on-the-job training when you are facing serious charges of murder or homicide.
At the law firm of Clayton Simms, we provide experienced, aggressive defense for clients against charges of murder or homicide. Utah Criminal defense lawyer Clayton Simms is certified to handle death penalty cases and has tried over 100 criminal jury trials. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the top criminal law attorneys in Utah Super Lawyers and Utah Business Magazine.
It doesn’t matter whether you were charged as the primary perpetrator or as an accomplice. In either case, you will need an aggressive criminal defense attorney who is capable of protecting your life, liberty and freedom. Nothing counts as much as the practical experience of your attorney. Clayton Simms is one of only four attorneys in the state of Utah to have achieved the status of “Fellow” in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
Our firm provides strong criminal defense for voluntary and involuntary murder or homicide charges, including:
- First-Degree Murder
- Second-Degree Murder
- Aggravated Murder
- Vehicular Homicide
- Attempted Murder
Attorney Clayton Simms knows how to select an effective defense strategy based on the facts of each case. Where appropriate, he focuses on the elements of self-defense. Often, his clients have feared for their own lives and were just protecting themselves. Our firm conducts thorough investigations using private investigators and other experts to determine what happened. Armed with the facts, we will aggressively pursue an acquittal or dismissal.
If you or someone you love has been arrested for murder or homicide in the Salt Lake City area, do not delay contacting us to begin your criminal defense. Do not talk to the police before getting the counsel that you need from an attorney. You do not want to say anything that could be used against you by law enforcement or the prosecution. Call us immediately at 801-359-0404 to begin your criminal defense.