Attorney, Layton UT

Practice Areas

Michael S. Edwards Attorney At Law, PLLC provides high-quality legal services to individuals who have been charged with a crime in Layton, UT and throughout Northern and Central Utah. Being accused of a crime can be an overwhelming experience for both you and your family. You can incur huge fines, a permanent criminal record, and incarceration depending on the severity of the charges. I will put my over 18 years of experience to work defending your rights and ensuring you are properly represented in court.

Domestic Violence

Any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship is considered domestic violence. In Utah, police are required to make an arrest when they are called to a domestic disturbance. Defending against these charges also involves fighting the negative bias against the defendant.

Areas Include

Actual or threatened physical harm
Sexual assault
Sexual battery
Statutory rape
Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting

Drug Crimes

Being convicted of a drug crime can trickle down into both your personal and professional lives. You can lose your job, be expelled from school, and family and friends can keep their distance from you. Make Michael S. Edwards Attorney At Law, PLLC your first call when you need someone to attain the best possible results for your case.

Areas Include

Drug trafficking
Drug possession
Possession with intent to sell
Driving under the influence of drugs
Prescription drug fraud
Manufacturing of illegal substances
Conspiracy to sell drugs
Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
Possession of drug paraphernalia


The laws on drunk driving are becoming more severe. Being convicted can mean losing your license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines, and jail time. When building your case, I will analyze every aspect of your DWI/DUI case from the initial traffic stop to the Breathalyzer test. I will challenge the evidence present to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

Traffic Violations

Being convicted of a traffic violation can lead to increased insurance premiums or your license being revoked or suspended. Each violation carries a specified amount of points that are applied to your license. I will work aggressively on your behalf to get the charges either reduced or dismissed.

Areas Include

Reckless driving
Expired registration
Expired license
Running a red light or stop sign
Failure to signal when changing lanes
Failure to wear a seatbelt
Driving under the influence
Driving without a license or with a suspended license
Leaving the scene of an accident
Violating license restrictions
Hit-and-run accidents

Other Services I Provide

Personal Injury
Basic Estate Planning

For more information about how I can help represent you, please contact us at 801-704-3444. I provide free consultations and answer questions for criminal defense cases. I also offer discounts for servicemen and women.