In the State of Utah, being charged with a sexual offense can permanently impact your personal and professional reputation, even before a conviction is issued.  From the moment charges of a sexual nature are put forward by a prosecutor, they become a matter of public record.  A conviction of a sexual crime can result in the name of the defendant being placed on the sex-offender registry.  For these reasons, it is essential that a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney be retained to limit damage to the reputation of the accused.

At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, we have a great deal of experience dealing with everything from major news centers to hostile gangs of protestors.  We protect the reputations of our clients without reservation, and work to ensure that the truth is kept in perspective by whatever legal means necessary.  While any allegations having to do with sex crimes might be charged with emotion and reactionary thinking, we examine and build our case only on the facts of the situation, and work to see that the court and the media do the same.

If you or someone you know has been charged with lewdness, prostitution, child sex abuse, sexual assault/battery, incest, or any other sex-related crime,  contact The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling as soon as possible.  These charges can vary from misdemeanors with moderate punishments to felonies with heavy sentences, so competent legal representation is absolutely essential.

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.


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

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