Expunging criminal records is among the most important responsibilities of a criminal defense lawyer.  In essence, the process of expungement allows an individual charged and convicted of a crime to clear their public record, preventing the charge from showing up on background checks, etc.  Ultimately, expungement can produce several beneficial results, and may clear the way for improved job opportunities, better housing availability, and will remove a defendant’s name from a number of public records.

While any individual convicted of a crime has the right to appeal to a court for an expungement of their record, there are certain circumstances where expungement is not on option and will be denied by the court – usually, this has to do with the number of prior convictions or the type of offense with which the defendant is being charged.  At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, however, we are well versed in the art of negotiating with both the prosecution and the judges, and may be able expunge your record where other criminal defense attorneys could not.

If you are interested in having your record expunged and your criminal background cleared, contact a criminal expungement defense attorney at The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling now for a free consultation, and let us explain your options.

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

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