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With nearly 30 years combined experience, Utah criminal defense attorneys Stephen Howard and Andrew McAdams lead the criminal defense team at the Canyons Law Group. Since 1999, Mr. Howard has protected the rights of individuals accused in criminal cases. Mr. McAdams is a former prosecutor, who now uses the knowledge and skills he gained as a prosecutor to defend the rights of clients who are facing prosecution.

The best results require the right attorney. If you have been charged with a crime, you need a lawyer with the knowledge, skills, experience and dedication necessary to help you achieve the results you need. With experience defending cases ranging from murder to DUI, and virtually everything in between, the criminal defense team at the Canyons Law Group is prepared to protect your rights, no matter how serious the case.

With offices in Davis County and Salt Lake City, we are pleased to provide legal services to clients throughout Utah. Visit our main criminal defense site to learn more, or contact us today to arrange for an initial confidential consultation.

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Stephen W. Howard - Utah criminal defense lawyer Stephen Howard has been named to the National Order of Barristers and awarded the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. Following his graduation cum laude from Brigham Young University's school of law, Mr. Howard initially accepted a position in the appellate division of the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association (LDA). Transitioning to trial work, Mr. Howard advanced to the felony trial team and capital defense team at LDA.

As a criminal defense attorney in private practice Mr. Howard works personally with clients throughout Utah. Drawing on his extensive experience, he works hard to find the right solution for each client and to develop a defense strategy to ensure that each client's rights are protected.

Andrew McAdams - Mr. McAdams began his career as a prosecutor with one of the nation's lartgest state felony prosecution offices. Returning to his native Utah, Mr. McAdams spent several years with the Cache County Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, Mr. McAdams was responsible for prosecuting criminal cases ranging from homicide to white-collar offenses, as well as serving as a drug court prosecutor.

Leaving the prosecutor's office to accept a position as a law school professor, Mr. McAdams eventually returned to the full-time practice of law as a criminal defense attorney. He know uses his etensive knowledge of Utah criminal law and his wealth of courtroom experience to help his clients achieve the best results possible in their cases.

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When you are facing criminal charges, having the assistance and advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney can be critical to ensuring that your rights are protected. Contact us today to arrange for an initical confidential consultation. We can begin working today to help you achieve the best solution to your legal problems.


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Serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Cache, Tooele, Summit, Box Elder, and Wasatch Counties - and all of Utah.

With offices in Salt Lake City and Davis County, the Canyons Law Group provides legal services to clients throughout Utah.
340 East 400 South, Suite 25, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
952 South Main St., Suite A, Layton, UT 84041

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