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Salt Lake County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Aggressive Defense in Draper, Provo & Utah County

In Utah, those facing criminal prosecution deserve a criminal defense attorney ready to go to bat for them. Criminal defense requires a creative, persistent lawyer who is eager to educate their clients about the strengths and weaknesses of their case.

At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC, we have litigated hundreds of cases in Utah courts. Our Salt Lake County criminal defense attorneys have defended individuals in a variety of criminal cases ranging from simple infractions to serious felonies.

Not having the right legal representation may cost you fines, community service, or even your freedom. If you’re looking for an aggressive criminal defense lawyer, then do not wait to contact our team for a case review.

Call (801) 515-4133 to schedule your consultation today.

Turn to a Salt Lake County Defense Lawyer You Can Trust

As a defendant, you are in a difficult position. The police department and prosecuting agency have superior resources and have been building a case against you for months. Without a knowledgeable lawyer, defendants are almost guaranteed to be taken advantage of. The prosecutor will be aggressive and make it difficult to receive a good deal. If negotiations are unproductive, our Salt Lake County criminal defense lawyers are equipped to take any matter to trial in order to seek a positive outcome.

Individuals being prosecuted face penalties ranging from small fines or community service to lengthy prison terms or even the death penalty. The severity of the allegations and the defendant’s criminal history are two of the most important factors the prosecutor and judge use to evaluate possible sentences.

If the allegations and your criminal history are minor, the chances are high that we can quickly negotiate a fair deal for you. However, defendants with a criminal record or who face serious allegations need to carefully examine all angles of the case and consider the most effective defense.

At Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC in Draper, we represent clients accused of:

  • DUI
  • Felony DUI
  • Drug possession
  • Drug distribution
  • Assault and battery
  • Resisting arrest
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Shoplifting
  • White-collar crimes
  • Weapons charges
  • Probation/parole violations

Schedule a Consultation with a Defense Attorney

Having a Salt Lake County criminal defense attorney in your corner gives you peace of mind that your rights will be protected and that you receive fair treatment. Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC is here to help you avoid or minimize the harsh penalties of a conviction or to get your charges dropped altogether.

Discuss your criminal case and the best ways to handle the allegations you are facing – call Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC at (801) 515-4133 today.


Real Clients. Real Results. 
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    Eric did an awesome job.

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    He is very prompt with his responses to emails and phone calls which makes the process less stressful.

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    This was all so stress free. I’m extremely great full for Preston and his staff for putting forth all the time to help me out!

  • Bart

    Highly recommend Eric and Preston without reservation. Their fees are more than reasonable and their service more than expected.

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    He handled all matters promptly and thoroughly. He cares deeply about his clients and makes sure their needs are fully understood.

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    All issues were handled in a very timely and transparent manner.

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    Working with Eric was a breeze. He addressed my concerns and laid out several options that were unique to my situation.

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    If it wasn't for Eric and Preston, I wouldn't have gotten custody of my 2 children.

Meet Our Team

Professional. Confident. Approachable.
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    Eric M. Swinyard

    Founding Attorney

    Eric M. Swinyard is a divorce and family law attorney who serves clients throughout the State of Utah. Eric’s practice is primarily focused on providing personalized, high-quality legal services to individuals involved in divorces, paternity actions, adoptions, estate planning, and other family law matters. It’s incredibly easy to be taken advantage of during litigation, especially if you are unrepresented by legal counsel. Protect Your Rights You don’t want to be in a situation where you need ...
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    Ryan Ficklin


    Ryan Ficklin is an associate attorney at Eric M. Swinyard & Associates, PLLC. Prior to practicing law in Utah, Ryan practiced family law in Southern California. In 2017, Ryan relocated back to his home state of Utah to focus on serving the people of Utah who need legal representation, particularly in the family law realm. Ryan graduated with honors from California’s Whittier Law School in May of 2015. While in law school, Ryan was a staff member for The Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. Ryan ...
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    Keith L. Johnson


    Keith joined Eric M. Swinyard & Associates in Fall 2020, bringing more than a decade of experience as a trial attorney in various types of legal cases. He has successfully guided hundreds of individuals through Utah’s court system. Keith previously worked at an established civil litigation firm in Salt Lake as well as a mid-sized regional law firm. He has substantive experience in a variety of practice areas and is now primarily devoted to serving individuals involved in family law cases. Keith ...
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    Mark Hales


    Mark Hales has over 17 years of legal experience in the areas of family, criminal, and civil law. He handles all types of domestic matters, including custody, divorce, child support, alimony, annulment, termination of parental rights, paternity, modifications, and adoptions. In addition, he defends clients charged with domestic violence and abuse, stalking, violations of protective orders, and other and criminal charges. Mark is a certified mediator for all legal matters and is also a certified ...
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    Justin Stringfellow


    Justin Stringfellow has practiced family law in Utah for 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience to Eric Swinyard & Associates in areas such as divorce, custody, paternity, modifications, child support, and adoption proceedings. In the early years of his career, Justin appeared on an estimated 1,500 Protective Order matters. He is an expert in dealing with abuse and domestic violence components in family law matters. As such, he was distinguished by Utah's Domestic Violence Coalition. Justin ...
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    Eliza Crespo


    Eliza Crespo is an associate attorney at Eric Swinyard & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, Eliza practiced estate planning in Utah. Eliza offers a fresh set of eyes to difficult situations and is passionate about providing excellent and compassionate legal services to her clients. Through personal experience, she appreciates the impact of a listening ear and an effective advocate, especially during times of challenge or transition. Eliza obtained her bachelor’s degree and law degree from ...

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