When an individual commits a crime which violates federal laws rather than state laws (or commits a crime of any type on federal property), that individual is vulnerable to being charged by the United States Federal Government with a federal crime.  In such situations, the defendant is suddenly pitted in a serious struggle against one of the most powerful judicial bodies in the world, and will be required to defend themselves against the almost limitless resources of the federal prosecutors.  It is also possible that particularly unfortunate defendants may face both federal and state charges for the same crime, if the situation warrants such action.

If you have been charged with controlled substance violations, counterfeiting, weapons law violations, postal offenses, bank larceny/robbery, financial fraud, child pornography or money laundering, you may be at risk of being charged federally.  For this reason, it is of extreme importance that you retain competent legal defense for your case, as the prosecution will likely be committed to convicting you regardless of circumstances.  At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, our attorneys have over 20 years of experience defending clients in jury trials (which is likely where a federal case will end up), and we regularly join forces with other federal defense attorneys to handle challenging cases whenever necessary.  Call our office now for a free consultation.

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

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