CASE HISTORY

At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, we know that experience is a critical factor in the success or failure of legal representation in any case.  An experienced civil attorney can mean the difference between a lien on one's home and a cash reward; an experienced criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between jail time and probation; an experienced family law attorney can mean the difference between keeping or loosing custody of children - to name but a few examples.

To reassure our clients of the quality and experience of our attorneys, The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling is proud to offer this synapses of our office case history:

2015

Lewdness and Fleeing from Police
A defendant accused of a 3rd Degree Felony charge of fleeing from officers and a Class B Misdemeanor charge of Lewdness retains The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling as legal counsel. After a number of motions and serious investigation, the case is taken to trial before a Jury. The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling represents the defendant during the trial and convinces the Jury to find the defendant innocent of the 3rd Degree Felony charge, which had the potential to land the defendant with up to 5 years in prison and up to $9,500.00 in fines and surcharges. Instead, the defendant is sentenced only for the misdemeanor charge, given a fine of $1,000.00, and serves no time in jail or prison.

 

Dismissal of Protective Order
The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling is hired to scrutinize a longstanding protective order between a married couple who have since resolved their differences. After ferocious argument before both a court commissioner and a district court judge, The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling successfully convince the court to strike the protective order, empowering the married couple to reunite a shattered family.

 

Witness Tampering and Domestic Violence
Accused of no fewer than 8 criminal charges, including a number of 3rd Degree Felonies and Class B Misdemeanors, a defendant retains The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to represent them in the case. Thanks to the intervention of that office, all but two charges are dismissed - a Class A Misdemeanor (reduced from a 3rd Degree Felony), and a Class B Misdemeanor. Even then, more than a year of jail time is suspended, no fine is imposed and the defendant is placed on a simple 24 month probation.

 

Domestic Violence Related Criminal Mischief
An out-of-state defendant decides to retain The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling on a Misdemeanor case of Criminal Mischief with elements of Domestic Violence. Without having to appear in court even once, The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling negotiates a plea bargain reducing the charge to an Infraction (the lowest class of charges), has the domestic violence element removed, and imposes a fine of a mere $300.00 on the defendant. After payment of the fine - and thanks to the plea bargain - the case is dismissed with prejudice by the court.

2014

Driving Under the Influence
After being accused of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol over the .08 legal limit, a defendant retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to represent them in court. Within two months, The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling negotiated a plea bargain reducing the DUI charge to an Impaired Driving and had all other counts successfully dismissed with prejudice. Defendant was sentenced to a $1,000.00 fine and community service, but served no time in jail.

 

Sexual Solicitation
Charged with Sexual Solitation - an offense punishble by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of more than $1,000.00 - a defendant represented by The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling obtains a lenient plea bargain. After the payment of a fine of just $680.00, the case against the defendant is dismissed with prejudice.

 

Felony Criminal Mischief
After having a $25,000.00 warrant issued against them, a defendant accused of a 2nd Degree Felony case of criminal mischief retains The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling for representation. The warrant is promptly recalled and, within just two months, a plea agreement is arranged. The charge against the defendant is reduced, a prison time of five years suspended and a $19,000.00 fine is waived. Thanks to the intervention of The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, the defendant is sentenced to a term of probation, community service and a single $5,000.00 fine.

 

Child Abuse Involving Physical Injury
The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling is retained to represnt a defendant accused of causing physical injury to a child, a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and more than $5,000.00 in fines. The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling arranges a plea bargain which reduces the charge to an Assult, drops the fine to a mere $500.00, and places the defendant on court supervised probation for 12 months. The court supervised probation - as opposed to probation supervised by AP&P - requires the defendant only to obstain from committing any new crimes, and is not supervised by any probation services.

2013

Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult
A defendant accused of multiple felonies involving the abuse of vulnerable adults was offered a plea bargain after retaining The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to represent them. The plea bargain, agreed to outside of trial, resulted in 8 out of 10 charges being dropped. In addition, $12,000 dollars in court fines were suspended, along with a prison sentence of between 1 and 15 years, in exchange for 36 months of probation.

 

Possession & DUI
After being accused of 2 felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, 2 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence and reckless driving, a defendant retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling as counsel. After a series of motions and the exposure of evidentiary issues, the prosecutor accepted a plea bargain outside of trial, dismissed 4 out of 7 charges, and agreed to a jail sentence of four days. The defendant was originally facing up to five years in prison.

 

Domestic Violence
A defendant charged with 1 count of disorderly conduct and 3 counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child was offered a plea bargain after retaining The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling. All counts of domestic violence were dismissed and the charge of disorderly conduct, normally a Class B Misdemeanor, was reduced to an infraction. Later attempts by the spouse of the defendant to secure a protective order against the defendant were defeated, as attorneys from Haynes & Fuelling successfully convinced the court that there was no evidence to support the enactment of such an order.

 

Distribution of Controlled Substances
An out-of-state defendant, accused of a 3rd Degree Felony possession and distribution of a controlled substance charge, faced almost $10,000 dollars in fines and up to 5 years in prison. After retaining The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, the defendant was fined only $3,000 dollars and placed on 12 months good behavior probation, all without ever having to appear in court.

2012

Sexual Abuse of a Child
Dismissal of case outside of trial against a defendant accused of sexually abusing a child due to evidentiary issues which were exposed by the attorneys from The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling. Defendant was facing a potential punishment of 5 years to life in prison and a fine of $10,000 dollars.

 

Driving Under the Influence
Defendant accused of impaired driving, use and possession of controlled substances, speeding and driving under the influence was given a light sentence of probation and a small fine. Defendant retained use of their license after intervention by The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling with the Utah State Driver License Division.

 

Violation of Probation
Case against a defendant accused of violating a probation order is dismissed without prejudice after attorneys at The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling prove inconsistencies in the State evidence. Defendant was facing 0 to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 dollar fine if convicted, and would have lost visitation rights to their children.

 

Driving Under the Influence
Defendant accused of driving under the influence retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling for representation. After reviewing the evidence, attorneys from Haynes & Fuelling filed a motion to suppress evidence and exposed evidentiary problems with the prosecutor's case. As a result, the assigned judge ordered evidence suppressed, and the case was dismissed.

 

Violation of Protective Order
A defendant accused of violating a protective order (a 3rd Degree Felony) faced a large fine and up to 5 years in prison. After The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling was retained, defense attorneys brought forward evidence which proved the innocence of the defendant. The case was dismissed, and the defendant, an out of state resident, was never required to appear in court.

2011

Driving Under the Influence
Defendant accused of driving under the influence of alcohol was sentenced to a light probation and a $1,000 fine, after attorneys at The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling intervened with prosecutorial actions. The defendant, who was facing 0 to 6 months in jail, was allowed to retain the use of their license.

 

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
After being accused of possession of drug paraphernalia, defendant is sentenced to a year in jail. After retaining The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, defendant’s jail sentence is suspended with a probationary period and a small fine.

 

Driving Under the Influence
A defendant accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, possessing an open container on a highway and operating an unsafe vehicle faced almost $4,000 dollars in fines and up to 6 months in jail. Within two months after retaining lawyers from The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, the DUI and open container charges were dismissed, and the defendant was sentenced to a fine of $20 dollars.

 

Failure to Stop
After retaining The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to defend their case, a defendant accused of a 3rd Degree Felony failure to stop at the command of a police officer, reckless driving and no proof of insurance was sentenced to community service, a fine of $1,000 dollars and placed on probation for 18 months. The defendant was originally facing up to 5 years in prison, along with a fine of nearly $20,000 dollars.

 

Driving on a Suspended License
A defendant accused of driving with an alcohol-restricted license and speeding retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to defend the case. After 3 months, the case resolved with the defendant being sentenced to a fine of $1,500 dollars and 12 months of good behavior probation. The defendant was originally facing 6 months in jail and nearly $5,000 dollars in fines.

2010

Possession of a Controlled Substance
After being accused of possession of a controlled substance and retail theft, which carried potential penalties in the amount of 0 to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine, defendant retained representation with The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling. The case was dismissed without prejudice outside of jury trial.

 

Possession of a Controlled Substance
Defendant pled guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of justice and use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and faced a penalty of 0 to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 dollar fine. Following the retainment of attorneys from The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, all guilty pleas were dismissed and the case was closed without consequence.

 

Driving Under the Influence
A defendant accused of two counts of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to reduce speed at the approach of an emergency vehicle, possessing an open container in the vehicle and driving on suspension retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to defend the case. After 5 months of negotiation, nearly all charges were either dismissed with prejudice or had their prosecution declined. The defendant, originally facing thousands of dollars in fines and several months in jail, was only found guilty of a failure to reduce speed and was given a light fine with the option to complete community service in lieu of the fine.

 

False Information to an Officer
After retaining The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, a defendant accused of 2 counts of providing false information to law enforcement officers receives a plea in abeyance, 6 months good behavior probation and a fine of $600 dollars. The defendant was originally facing up to 12 months in jail and over $5,000 dollars in fines. Thanks to the plea agreement, the defendant was able to have both charges dismissed after completing probation in time to qualify for immigration.

2009

Sexual Abuse of a Child
A defendant, accused of five counts of sexually abusing a child, faced 1 to 15 years in prison (per charge) and a $10,000 dollar fine. After retaining attorneys from The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, the defendant received a concurrent sentence, allowing the defendant to serve each prison sentence consecutively (i.e. defendant served at most 15 years in prison, rather than 75 years).

 

Driving Under the Influence
Defendant, accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to represent them in their case. Defendant was ordered to pay a $1,500 dollar fine, but kept the use of their license.

 

Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
After being accused of the sexual exploitation of a minor (a 2nd Degree Felony), a defendant retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to represent them in the case. Following several months of negotiation and evidence review, the defendant was offered and accepted a plea agreement, served 30 days in jail, received a fine of $1,800 dollars, and was placed on probation for 36 months. The defendant was originally facing up to 15 years in state prison and $10,000 dollars in fines.

 

Lewdness
A defendant accused of lewdness, a Class B Misdemeanor, faced up to 6 months in jail and $1,000 dollars in fines. After retaining The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, negotiations reduced the charge to disorderly conduct, a Class C Misdemeanor, and the case was closed after a single fine of $240 dollars.

 

Driving Under the Influence
Immediately after being charged with driving under the influence, a defendant retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to handle their case. Following several evidentiary hearings and pretrial conferences, the charge against the defendant was reduced to impaired driving, was given a fine of $700 dollars, and placed on probation for 12 months. The defendant was originally facing 6 months in jail and a fine of $1,000 dollars.

2008

Expungement
After being convicted of a DUI, a defendant retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to expunge their case history. Attorneys arranged to have defendant’s records automatically expunged following their probationary period.

 

Sexual Abuse of a Child
Defendant was accused of two counts of sodomy on a child and two counts of sexually abusing a child, charges which, when taken together, could have resulted in life in prison and $10,000 dollars in fines. After three hearings, attorneys from The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling had the entire case dismissed outside of trial.

 

Driving Under the Influence
A defendant accused of driving under the influence retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to represent them in their case. Originally faced with 6 months in jail and a fine of $1,000 dollars, attorneys from Haynes & Fuelling secured a plea agreement which reduced the charge to an impaired driving, suspended all jail time, and reduced the fine to $500 dollars with 12 months probation.

 

Unlawful Use of a Debit Card
After being accused of a 3rd Degree Felony and a Class A Misdemeanor involving the unlawful use/possession of financial cards, a defendant retained The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling to represent their case. Months of investigation and negotiation enabled attorneys from Haynes & Fuelling to secure a plea agreement which resulted in the dismissal of the felony and conviction of the misdemeanor. The defendant originally faced up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 dollars in fines, but was instead placed on probation for 1 year with no fine or jail time.

 

Possession of a Controlled Substance
A defendant accused of several 2nd Degree Felony possession charges faced more than 15 years in prison and over $10,000 dollars in fines. After retaining The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, the defendant accepted a plea agreement which reduced the charges to 3rd Degree Felonies, served only 1 day in jail, and paid a fine of $1,800 dollars over a 36 month probation period.