Although it is a relatively recent invention, the advent of the Internet has brought with it a number of new laws and criminal activities which violate these laws.  These Internet laws are often violated without deliberate intent or awareness, but as with all other laws, ignorance does not provide an admissible defense.  However, because these laws have been recently developed, there are many instances in which a new scenario and new circumstances must be considered by a judge or prosecutor.  As these circumstances can often mean the difference between a conviction and an acquittal, it is critical that anyone accused of a criminal Internet offense retain a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with all the current legislation and limitations of the law.

If you have been accused of committing online auctions fraud, promoting/distributing child pornography, committing identity theft, online retails fraud, computer hacking, credit or debit card fraud, investment fraud, piracy, or any other Internet-related crime, it is important that you retain a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.  At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, we monitor all of the new developments in the legal world – particularly where Internet law is concerned.  Let us use our resources to make the difference in your case: contact our office now.

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.


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