When a defendant believes that a sentence has been handed down without a truly fair and just trial, that defendant has the right to appeal the case to a higher court.  Whether a trial has been concluded without admitting all of the evidence, or case law was cited by the prosecution that was old and obsolete, appealing the judgment to a higher court may be the right decision, and can change the ultimate outcome of a case.  In many cases, the uniqueness of the circumstances calls for the judgment of a higher court: new laws must occasionally be made to account for new and uncommon situations.  

At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, we have years of experience as appellate attorneys, and we are both familiar with the appeals system and prepared to take a case as far as The United States Supreme Court, if necessary.  By law, appeals in the State of Utah must be made within 30 days of the sentence, so it is critical that any defendant interested in making an appeal retain a competent criminal appeals attorney as soon as possible.  Contact our office now for a second chance at justice.

When retained for a new case, our first efforts are directed toward rescheduling the client’s court date to fit the client’s scheduling needs, wherever possible.  Our legal team works hand-in-hand with court clerks across the state, and we can generally secure a new court date within 24 hours.

Once an acceptable date has been set for the hearing, we go to work investigating the prosecution’s case.  Our attorneys tirelessly scrutinize the details of the case, ensuring that the police did not overreact to the situation, that they had reliable witnesses, that no constitutional rights were violated, and so on.  If any weakness exists in the prosecution’s case, we identify them, and when found we use them to minimize the consequences of being charged criminally.

If the prosecution proves unwilling to offer a reasonable agreement - if not dismiss the case outright - we begin to prepare for trial.  Keeping the client informed of each development, we secure expert witnesses, prepare transcripts for evidence, hire private investigators, and more.  Regardless of the difficulties of the case, we present a formidable and informed defense throughout the trial process, up to and including sentencing.

Finally, if a sentence is imposed, we present the clients with all of the options which they still have available to them, from appealing the sentence to a higher court, to clearing the client's records through expungement.  We never consider a case ‘closed,’ until every avenue of defense and recovery have been exhausted.

At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, we are dedicated to providing our clients inside and outside of Utah with a quality criminal defense lawyer at a competitive rate.  After more than twenty years of experience defending and prosecuting criminal law throughout the state, we guarantee effective and competent criminal defense in every case we take.  Contact us now to receive a free consultation with an experienced attorney.




357 S 200 E STE 307
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-4905

Main Office: 801.320.0532

Fax: 801.320.0535

Text Line: 801.508.4088

Español: 801.755.5385

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday, Excluding Legal Holidays