If you are facing criminal charges – call Darwin Overson


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Experienced. Criminal. Defense.

After you’ve been charged with a crime in Utah, or after a family member has been arrested and taken into custody, your very first step should be contacting a skilled criminal defense attorney who has experience handling cases like yours. When your personal freedom is on the line, strategic, aggressive legal representation can mean the difference between spending months or years in jail or prison and resuming your everyday life with friends and family.

Salt Lake City criminal defense lawyer Darwin Overson, founder of the Overson Law, PLLC, has spent over 20 years representing adult and juvenile defendants who have been arrested for violent and non-violent felonies and misdemeanors, including first offenses, repeat offenses, and aggravated crimes. Our firm has handled hundreds of cases throughout the state and has consistently achieved positive resolutions to our clients’ matters.

Two decades of hard-earned experience in the Utah and federal court systems have turned Darwin Overson into one of the state’s most passionate criminal defense attorneys. He and our team of trained legal professionals understand the best ways to fight for you and to bring your matter to a swift, satisfactory conclusion. Types of cases Overson Law handles include arson, assault, burglary, domestic violence crimes, drug crimes, DUI (driving under the influence), kidnapping, manslaughter, murder, parole violations, probation violations, robbery, sex crimes, terroristic threats, theft, traffic violations, vandalism, and many other charges.

A Client-Centric Approach to Utah Criminal Defense

Overson Law offers a holistic and compassionate approach to representation in matters of criminal defense. We understand that being charged with a crime can be scary and confusing, and that the day you call us for help may very well be the worst day of your life. We are here to assist you through the process and use our experience and knowledge of the Utah court system to explain to you in plain and simple terms what options you have and what possible outcomes might occur. We are here to offer our best advice and recommend the course of action we believe will best help you avoid jail time and resolve your case. However, this is ultimately your case, and every choice made in your defense will be made in consultation with you.

Our firm understands that your life and liberty are at risk when you face criminal charges, and we know that you will justifiably want to have everything explained in as much detail as possible. We are available to answer your questions and inquiries at any time, and there are no stupid questions when it comes to asking us about the criminal justice process, the Utah court system, or the facts of your case.

While the specifics of each case may be unique, the level of experience our attorneys possess means that we have typically “seen it all” in some form before and that we can put that experience to work in your case. Our job is not only to fight for your rights and interests, but to serve as a guide for you as you go through what can often be an extremely harrowing and unfamiliar process.

Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer Near Me in Salt Lake City?

We serve the entire Salt Lake City area, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you live in the area. If you live downtown, we’re just a few blocks away at 136 East South Temple. You’ll find our law offices about a mile southwest of The Avenues, and if you’re in the Lower Avenues, we’re even closer. Central City and Capitol Hill are walkable as well, and we’re a short drive from Woodmansee, Fairpark, and other local neighborhoods too. Whether you’re nearby or as far west as Rose Park or Poplar Grove, we would love the opportunity to defend your rights – give Darwin a call today.

An Aggressive Advocate for Your Rights at Every Stage of Utah Criminal Proceedings

Our firm is equipped to handle every facet of your case, from start to finish. This is why it is important to call Overson Law as early in the process as possible. In addition to protecting your rights while fighting to have your case dismissed or your charges reduced, Darwin Overson can also assist with related matters such as bail hearings, detention and custody hearings, and challenges for illegal search and seizure. If you are under investigation, we can advise you of your rights and be present for any type of questioning that might take place. If you are charged with a crime, we can and will fight the legitimacy of these charges at preliminary hearings. We will also aggressively speak on your behalf and attempt to bring the case to a positive resolution before it proceeds to trial. However, if you are unsatisfied with any plea offers the prosecution makes and your case proceeds to trial, you can rest assured that we will mount a vigorous defense and fight for dismissal and acquittal.

Overson Law will give your case the kind of attention and focus it deserves. We do not treat our clients as just another file to be closed. We understand that every situation is unique, and we give each case the kind of time and personal attention it deserves. Every facet of your case will be looked at thoroughly. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident, interview witnesses, and conduct our own investigation into what occurred. Our team will follow every possible lead and ensure that every protocol was followed by the authorities when handling your case. No stone will be left unturned in our efforts to achieve the best possible result for you.

If your trial results in an unfavorable verdict and we believe there are issues that were not handled properly by the trial court, we are prepared to keep fighting for you by filing an appeal. If a sentencing hearing is scheduled, our team will work with you to help convince the court to issue the most lenient sentence. We will also compile evidence of mitigating circumstances to help the court understand that there is more to you than the charges that have been filed against you.

Contact Our Experienced Utah Criminal Defense Team Today

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Utah, or if you even suspect that you may be under investigation for a crime, it is urgent that you contact Overson Law immediately. The quicker you get in touch with us, the quicker we can begin advocating for your interests and fighting to ensure that the system does not treat you unfairly. Though our offices are located in Salt Lake City, our criminal defense attorneys represent defendants in criminal cases throughout federal and local courts in the State of Utah. Call us today at (801) 758-2287 for a free legal consultation.


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check - HomeWe Have Successfully Defended Criminal Cases in:
  • Assault
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI
  • Homicide
  • Robbery/Theft
  • Sex Crimes
  • Weapons
  • Violent Crimes

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Know the Courts

Darwin has argued more than 2,000 motions in the district courts and justice courts throughout Utah.

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History of Success

Since 1998, Darwin has represented thousands of defendants in a variety of complex criminal cases and is frequently able to obtain favorable outcomes for clients, such as acquittals, sentence reductions, and case dismissals.

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Quick to Act

There is no such thing as a “bad” question about your rights as a defendant and you will never be charged any fees for your initial consultation.


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Client Testimonial

“I got into some trouble a few years back and Darwin helped me get out of jail and into a drug rehab. Even after he successfully represented me he followed up with me and eventually assisted me in getting my charges expunged. I have nothing on my record and have a fresh start due to Darwin. He helped me change my life around and I will be forever grateful”

- Jason