As a former Judge, I know the law and will fight for your rights. I do 100% criminal defense.
My name is Catherine Cleveland. As a former judge and a Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer, I represent clients accused of serious felonies in Utah State, Federal, and Juvenile Courts.
A large part of my practice is devoted to representing both juveniles and adults accused of committing a sex offense. Being charged with a sex crime is serious and the penalties are harsh. For example, offenders found guilty of a first-degree felony sex crime are facing a sentence of 15 years to life in prison and being placed on the lifetime sex offender registry. Offenders may be prosecuted under federal or state law (or both).
I use 20 years of experience as a lawyer to achieve extremely favorable results for my clients. Over the years, I have seen thousands of criminal defense cases handled in Utah Courts, so I know what results others have received in situations like yours.
I have an in-depth knowledge of local Courts and procedures to help you understand what to expect. I can then work with you to develop an effective criminal defense strategy designed to achieve the best possible results in negotiations with prosecutors or at trial.
I will aggressively fight for you with any criminal charge you are accused of to obtain the best possible outcome.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor 2018||Avvo||2018|
|A+ Rating||Better Business Bureau||2016|
|Fetured attorney rated execellent||Avvo||2015|
|Top Contriubutor Badge||Avvo||2015|
|Avvo Rating Excellent||Avvo||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Avvo Rating 10.0||Avvo||2015|
|AVVO 10.0 Rating||AVVO||2014|
|Lawyer||Catherine Cleveland, P.C.||2001 - Present|
|Judge||Utah 3rd District Court||2004 - 2007|
|Intern||FCC - International Telecommunications||1997 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Member||2001 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Brigham Young University (BYU) Journal of Public Law||Editor of The Journal of Public Law||1997|
|George Washington University National Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Brigham Young University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|KUTV News||Criminal Law||2014|
|1st Degree Rape||Dismissed|
|Multiple Charges||I was able to get a number of the charges dropped including the DUI, Client got 3 years probabtion, no jail time.|
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