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Criminal Defense

"Protect Your Future and Defend Your Rights with Our Experienced Criminal Defense Services"

Facing criminal charges is a daunting and overwhelming experience. The consequences of a conviction can be severe. That’s why it’s essential to have a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side. Cowboy Legal provides experienced criminal law services to clients facing a wide range of criminal charges, from misdemeanors to felonies. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Rives will work tirelessly to defend you in court, negotiate with prosecutors, and provide strategic advice throughout every stage of the criminal procedure process. With his guidance and representation, you can feel confident that your future is in good hands. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can defend your rights and protect your future.

Rives White is a dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney with over 13 years of expertise in providing comprehensive legal representation to clients throughout the Big Horn Basin and western Wyoming. Serving a diverse range of communities, Rives is committed to ensuring the rights and best interests of those in need of a strong legal advocate.

As a highly respected attorney, Rives is proud to offer his services to residents of Powell, Cody, Lovell, Thermopolis, Worland, Pinedale, Big Piney, Rock Springs, Green River, Lander, Riverton, and the surrounding areas. Through his extensive knowledge of the local legal landscape, Rives has built a reputation for delivering exceptional results and personalized attention to clients in each of these communities.

Rives’s unparalleled dedication to his clients and his deep understanding of the criminal justice system make him the go-to choice for individuals seeking legal representation in western Wyoming. If you or a loved one is in need of expert legal counsel, look no further than Rives Smith, your trusted advocate in the Big Horn Basin and beyond.

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If you are facing criminal charges in Wyoming, contact Rives today to schedule a consultation. With his extensive experience and expertise in criminal defense, Rives is dedicated to providing personalized attention and steadfast advocacy to help you navigate the criminal justice system with confidence. No matter the charges you are facing, Rives and his team are here to help.

The following is a list of questions that our clients frequently ask us:

Answer: The potential consequences of being “convicted” vary depending on the severity of the crime. Consequences can include fines, fees, jail, probation, and loss of rights.


Answer: Yes, it is possible to be charged with a crime even if you did not intend to commit it. Some offenses, such as strict liability offenses, do not require proof of intent.


Answer: The length of the criminal court process can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the jurisdiction in which the offense occurred. Some cases can be resolved relatively quickly, while others may take several months or even years.


Answer: Yes, it is possible to be charged with a crime even if the victim does not press charges. In most jurisdictions, the decision to press charges is up to the prosecutor, not the victim.


Answer: It depends on the specific circumstances of the case. In some situations, evidence obtained illegally may be excluded from court, which can make it difficult for prosecutors to secure a conviction.


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