Petro & Associates

Petro & Associates (Provo, Utah)

Petro & Associates

Law Firm in Provo, UT
Personal Injury - Criminal Defense

About This Firm

About This Firm
Petro & Nielsen is committed to providing exceptional legal assistance with respect to criminal defense and personal injury, with over 30 years of combined experience in these fields. We routinely appear in federal and state district courts, juvenile courts and justice courts throughout the state. We also provide defense with respect to administrative licensing hearings which are often associated with criminal charges, including licensing through the Driver's License Division, Department of Commerce, Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL), etc.

Personal Injury: An injured person who is represented by an attorney is likely to receive a substantially larger insurance settlement than an unrepresented person, especially when the complexities of underinsured motorist coverage is at issue. We begin by gathering information about the incident, including the date of loss, medical assistance received, and the resulting pecuniary loss to our client. We then gather supporting documentation for the claimed losses and convey the information to the responsible insurance company making a reasonable demand on our client's behalf. All of this is done with open communication between our office and the client. Personal injury claims are barred by a statute of limitations which must be considered while conducting the investigation stages of a case.

Criminal Defense: In the State of Utah, a person is generally charged with a crime by information. If a person is either arrested or issued a citation, the arresting agency refers the incident to a prosecuting attorney who then determines whether or not to file a criminal case. A case officially begins from the perspective of the prosecuting agency when the prosecuting attorney files and information naming an arrested person as a defendant. We do not send "mailers" to people who have been charged with crimes to solicit business. Once a person is notified that he or she has been charged with a crime, we generally conduct a free 30-minute interview to assess the incident from our client's perspective. We evaluate the entire situation and quote a fee based on the facts of the incident in conjunction with other issues, including licensing, employment, firearms restrictions, pending probationary matters, travel, registration, etc. Upon being retained by the client, we file an entry of appearance with the court(s) and the prosecuting attorney(s) to notify them that we will be the attorneys of record. We appear at hearings with the client, communicate with the prosecutor at the time of the hearing and between hearings to reach the best possible resolution for our client. In the event that a satisfactory resolution cannot be obtained, we set the matter for a bench trial or jury trial depending on the circumstances of the particular case.

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Electrical Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Criminal Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Medical Malpractice

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Petro & Associates
1215 North 500 West,
Provo, UT 84604
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Petro & Associates
1215 North 500 West,
Provo, UT 84604