Criminal Defense Lawyer in Salt Lake City
Backed by Nearly Three Decades of Legal Experience
Ted served as a Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel attorney for the superior court in Washington, D.C., for six years. During that time, he received scores of appointments for serious misdemeanors and felonies for juvenile and adult defendants. In a case involving a charge of armed carjacking (which carried a mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction of 15 years), Ted was able to persuade the jury that his client was only guilty of the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. His client received a sentence of only 18 to 54 months. One of these cases involved a second-degree murder for vehicular homicide. Many cases involved the distribution of controlled substances.
Ted had approximately 30 trials during this time, including several jury trials. He also served as a panel attorney under the CJA for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Maryland.
Uniquely Qualified to Handle Your Case
In Utah, Ted served as a CJA panel attorney for the U.S. District Court for about five years. Among other things, he represented a client in a jury trial for a second-degree murder charge on Indian lands. He also had several felony appointments during this time, as well. He appealed five of those cases to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado. These appeals resulted in published opinions.
Since 2005, Ted has worked several criminal cases for private clients. Some of those cases involved the aggravated sexual abuse of a child, driving while intoxicated, domestic violence in the presence of a child, assault, lewdness, and a second-degree murder appeal to the Utah Court of Appeals (and a subsequent petition for the issuance of a writ of certiorari to the Utah Supreme Court). Ted was only appellate counsel for the second-degree murder appeal. He was also appointed by the Third Judicial District Court to be lead counsel, and to represent a prisoner on death row in a state habeas capital appeal to the Utah Supreme Court, as well as a subsequent petition for the issuance of a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. Upon conclusion of oral argument before the Utah Supreme Court, the court issued a lengthy published opinion. This capital, state habeas appeal lasted for five years.
Keep Abreast of Developments
Ted feels that he is eminently qualified to represent a defendant in any misdemeanor or felony case in the state of Utah—either state or federal. He stays abreast of developments in criminal law by purchasing or attending continuing legal education courses in this subject area through national courses, including those offered by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Ted has also served as an assistant public defender in the state of Virginia for a period of time. While serving as a public defender in Virginia, he also represented scores of clients in both juvenile and adult cases involving serious misdemeanors and felonies.
Call our Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer today at (801) 845-9029 to schedule your consultation.