salt lake criminal defense lawyer
salt lake criminal attorney

Salt Lake City’s Criminal Defense Attorney

Darwin Overson is a criminal defense lawyer in Salt Lake City.  Darwin grew up in West Jordan and lived in Utah most of his life, with his family roots go back to before the founding of Utah.  Since he was a child, Darwin knew he wanted to be a lawyer, and today he uses that passion to fight for justice and freedom for his clients.  Darwin graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in both psychology and law and was admitted to the bar in Utah in 1998.  He has been practicing as a criminal defense attorney for over 20 years.

Darwin Overson practices personal injury law, family law, and criminal law.  His practice, Overson Law, PLLC represents people charged with crimes ranging from minor infractions to serious offenses, and even murder.  Darwin has handled hundreds of cases in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas.  Some of the cases we handle include criminal charges for the following offenses:

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Child pornography possession
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug possession
  • DUI
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Internet crimes
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Resisting arrest
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Weapon possession

Our attorneys approach each case as unique.  We work to understand the facts of the case, looking for any details that might allow us to challenge the way that the police seized the evidence, arrested you, or obtained a confession.  We fight to challenge evidence and make the prosecution work for any piece of evidence they might try to use against you.

Our lawyers also work to get charges reduced and dismissed.  In many cases, the prosecution will start the case strong by charging multiple counts of various crimes or tacking-on related charges as bargaining tools.  Our lawyers can work to get some of those extra charges dropped and focus on the true case at hand.

If you are charged with a crime, one of the most important focuses in your case should be staying out of jail before trial.  Darwin Overson and the rest of the lawyers at Overson Law know how important it is to keep your freedom and to stay home with your family in the days leading up to trial.  Our attorneys will fight for modified and reduced bail to keep you out of jail while you await your case.

If at all possible, our lawyers will also work to reduce the penalties and fight to keep you out of prison.  In many cases, the opportunity for probation is an excellent alternative to jail.  Putting someone in a cage is often the worst way to rehabilitate them, and it usually doesn’t stop crime – it just assures that the only victims will be other inmates.  We know that jail can be dangerous and harmful to your physical safety and mental health, so we work to get penalties reduced and keep our clients out of jail and prison.

Our lawyers represent defendants in a wide range of cases.  No case is too small – not even traffic tickets.  At the same time, no charges are too serious that our attorneys will turn away from the challenge.  Our lawyers have experience fighting serious charges like rape, aggravated assault, and kidnapping.  No matter how dark the charges look, we will fight to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have a fair shot at challenging the charges and having your day in court.

If you or a loved one was charged with a crime in Utah, our attorneys may be able to help.  Call Overson Law today to speak to one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers and learn more about how we might be able to help with your case.  We are available to schedule a time to meet about your charges so you can know what to expect as your case moves forward.  Whether this is your first offense or you have been charged before, our lawyers can fight for you.  Call Overson Law today at (801) 758-2287 to set up your free legal consultation.

Awards and Recognitions

salt lake criminal defense attorney
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2014)
SLC criminal lawyer
Clients’ Choice Award (2015)