Our firm has defended many cases involving death—from manslaughter to aggravated murder where the State was seeking the death penalty. Obviously these cases are serious and need a zealous advocate, as in all criminal cases, but also needs an attorney with experience dealing with media attention as oftentimes these cases can be high profile.
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Recently our firm defended Wade Maughan who was charged with capital homicide. The matter was hotly litigated to the point where the State tried to remove our firm and co-counsel from the case but they were unsuccessful after the Utah Supreme Court stepped in. After five years of litigation, Mr. Maughan was acquitted after a three week jury trial—the jury deliberated less than four hours.