Todd Alan Peterson

Todd Alan Peterson

Salcido Law Firm
  • Business Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning...
  • Utah
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I am a Utah licensed attorney and an associate attorney at Salcido Law Firm PLLC.

I have been with Salcido Law Firm for several years and I have worked in many different areas of the law including: family law, criminal law, personal injury, and civil litigation. I have worked on large settlements for personal injury clients and I have represented many clients in court for the criminal charges they are facing.

My past experience includes working at the Salt Lake City Immigration Court where I prepared legal memos for the Honorable Judge William L. Nixon. Most cases I dealt with were for in-custody deportation matters that were brought against immigrants by the department of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. I speak fluent Spanish and I have worked with Hispanics in many different areas of the law including criminal and family law cases.

I am passionate about helping clients understand the legal system and deal with the fear and uncertainty that comes with facing the court.


J.D. - SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah

B.A. in Economics - Brigham Young University

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Free Consultation
    over the phone
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    all major providers
  • Contingent Fees
    usually 33% to 40% on personal injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    hourly rates and retainer fees available on a case by case basis, call to find out more.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Salcido Law Firm
- Current
Working in Criminal Defense, Family Law, Business Formation, and Personal Injury representation.
Law Clerk
Salcido Law Firm
Assisted senior attorneys in representation of clients in family law, criminal defense, personal injury, and business formation. Worked with clients and assisted in document drafting.
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. / Law
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. / Law
Studied for my first year of law school at Seattle University before transferring to the University of Utah.
Brigham Young University
B.A. / Economics
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Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. In Tooele, Utah, can they hold someone in jail for more than 72 hours; and discount 48 hours over a weekend, and no holding charge?
A: Under Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 7, individuals arrested without a warrant must have a probable cause determination made within 48 hours, not counting weekends. However, this determination can be made by a judge without actually having the defendant in front of him/her so in a lot of cases a probable cause statement is submitted to the judge and he/she rules on it as well as sets initial bail amounts. If an individual is picked up on a warrant then there is no 48 hour requirement. Under both scenarios charges are to be filed without delay, which does not have a set deadline and usually just means as soon as the prosecutor can file the charges. In most cases in Utah charges are filed within a week of an individual being arrested.
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Salcido Law Firm
43 w 9000 s Ste B
Sandy, UT 84070
Telephone: (801) 413-1753