Man Accused of Trying to Kill His Girlfriend
Brandon Nicholson, of Murray, Utah, was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on Thursday in connection with an investigation into Domestic Violence and Attempted Murder. Nicholson, and his girlfriend who lives with him got into an argument and Nicholson is alleged to have pushed, slapped and strangled her along with threatening her with her life. All of this took place while the couple’s 18-month-old child was in the same bedroom with them. This enhances the domestic violence charge to a domestic violence in the presence of a child.
Utah Violent Crimes Laws
Violent crimes are serious offenses and in Utah like the rest of the country, violent crimes are prosecuted very heavily. Furthermore, if a court becomes aware that a person is just generally violent, like they have multiple charges or separate violent offenses then they are more likely to impose maximum sentences to try and rehabilitate the individual and protect the public. Also with violent crimes the court feels some pressure to punish the individual because there is a victim of their crime, in crimes that are just general offenses against the public that pressure is absent.
Northern Utah Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a violent crime then it is important that you understand what is at stake for you. With a free consultation we can help you understand the legal process that lies ahead and also illustrate what options are available to you. Our attorneys are experienced criminal defenders and we serve all of Northern Utah so there is no reason not to call us. We will defend your rights before the court and we understand that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.