Skillful defense of your rights and liberties

Facing criminal charges is a serious matter. Even minor offenses can have major effects on different aspects of your life, such as your driver's license, professional license, immigration status, student loan status, and your ability to own or possess a firearm. Whether it's misdemeanor or a felony, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to explain and protect your rights and liberties. Prior to opening his own practice, Chris worked for the Utah Attorney General's Office and the Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office, so he understands how police and prosecutors will approach your case. Contact Chris Wharton Law if you are accused of:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Assault and/or Battery
  • Robbery, Burglary, or Other Theft
  • Drug Possession and Drug Paraphernalia
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Lewdness
  • Sex Crimes
  • Public Intoxication
  • Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession by a Minor
  • Trespassing
  • Fraud Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Expungements



Reduced charges against a juvenile defendant from two Third Degree Felonies to two Class C misdemeanors upon successful completion of probation.

Obtained a diversion for a client wrongfully accused of domestic violence and later persuaded the District Attorney to drop charges entirely.

Dismissal of falsified Class A stalking charges against a client as well as successful re-instatement at client's place of employment.