Why Did We Choose to be Criminal Defense Attorneys?
At Salcido Law Firm, our Utah Criminal Defense Lawyers are serious about defending constitutional principles, liberties, and those accused of crimes; and we believe all three go hand in hand. We are often asked why we chose to practice criminal defense in Utah. There are several reasons why we have chose to practice in this area of law, we address the most prominent reasons below:
One of the foremost reasons why we defend individuals accused of crimes, is because we strongly believe in the constitutional principles which protect us all from the powers of our state and federal government. Most notably we fight to defend such principles as:
- the right to trial by jury
- the right to an attorney
- the privilege against self incrimination
- the presumption of innocence and requirement of proof beyond a reasonable doubt
- freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures
- the right to silence
- the right to confront witnesses
- the right to a speedy trial
- freedom from cruel and unusal punishment
- freedom from double jeopardy
- freedom from racial and sexual discrimination
Everyone is entitled to these protections through the constitution. Whether you are guilty or not, law enforcement and the state is never justified in infringing on your constitutional rights.
Some of the other reasons we choose to defend individuals accused of crimes in Utah are: protecting the innocent – there are many innocent individuals accused of crimes they did not commit; it brings us great satisfaction to successfully defend innocent individuals; criminal defense is challenging – Utah criminal defense is a very challenging practice area for attorneys; at Salcido Law Firm were enjoy the challenge and are up to the task.
Speak with Utah Defender Today
To learn more about why we do what we do, call and speak with one of our Utah Criminal Defense Attorneys today. We are available 24/7 at 801.618.1334. We can also be reached through or contact form on the right or by email anytime.