About Salt Lake City Justice Court
Salt Lake City Justice Court is probably the busiest justice court in the state. Because of its jurisdiction over all the Misdemeanor B offenses committed downtown, much of what it handles are criminal offenses related to homelessness: failure to pay fare, intoxication, pubic urination, trespassing, etc. Judge Baxter runs a well-regarded “homeless court” which helps resolve these cases. Of course, the court also sees lots of DUI, Marijuana Possession, Paraphernalia and Shoplifting cases. For some general information about the justice court process in Utah, click here.
Salt Lake City Justice Court Contact Information:
333 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | Phone: (801) 535-6300 | http://www.ci.slc.ut.us/courts
Criminal Defense in Salt Lake City Justice Court
If the court determines that you cannot afford an attorney, criminal defense in Salt Lake City Justice Court is provided by the Legal Defenders Association (“LDA”). The attorneys at LDA are, in my experience, very good at what they do. However, many people don’t qualify for a public defender because the court determines they could afford a private defense attorney or the prosecutors “amend” the charge to an infraction. If either has happened to you, feel free to contact me and discuss your case and my services. I work hard to keep my rates affordable, so even people charged with “minor” crimes in the justice court can have a good attorney’s help.