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Todd Alan Peterson

Todd Alan Peterson

Attorney at Peterson Legal
  • Criminal Law
  • Utah
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Todd is a Utah Licensed Attorney and the founder of Peterson Legal PLLC. Todd has been practicing criminal defense for 6 years now and has helped hundreds of clients navigate the stressful criminal justice system. After graduating from BYU with a bachelors in Economics, Todd attended Seattle University School of Law in Seattle, Washington. Upon completing his first year of law school, Todd transferred back to his home state of Utah to finish up law school and graduate from the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. During law school, Todd worked as a law clerk for Salcido Law Firm, as well as interned at the Salt Lake Immigration Court.

Since his admission to the Bar, Todd has worked for Salcido Law Firm practicing primarily in criminal defense and family law. Todd has had the great opportunity of working with hundreds of clients in some of the most difficult periods of their lives. Additionally, Todd has traveled throughout Utah appearing in justice, juvenile, and district courts and has developed relationships with judges and prosecutors alike.

Todd has a drive to represent people facing criminal charges and making sure their rights are protected. Along with defending your rights, Todd understands that facing criminal charges is a very stressful and scary thing and he is passionate about working to alleviate as much of the stress as possible. When not working with his clients or appearing in court, Todd enjoys playing music and spending time in the outdoors with his two sons.


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

B.A. in Economics - Brigham Young University

Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
  • 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
    retainer fees available on a case by case basis, call to find out more.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Peterson Legal PLLC
- Current
Representing clients with all of their criminal defense needs.
Salcido Law Firm
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
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Brigham Young University
B.A. | Economics
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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.
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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. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Peterson Legal PLLC
50 West 300 South, Ste 905
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Cell: (801) 228-8733
Fax: (801) 880-1543
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