While the State of Utah remains one of the most tolerant states when it comes to weapon control laws, circumstances can arise when possession or use of a weapon can put an individual at risk of criminal charges.  If an individual is found carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, possessing a dangerous weapon as a minor or while intoxicated, discharging a firearm toward a person or building, possessing a modified shotgun or rifle, selling a firearm illegally, using a weapon during the commission of another crime, and etc., they may be charged with violating the weapons laws of Utah.

At The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling, we recognize that every citizen of the United States has the constitutional right to bear arms.  The actual laws surrounding this right are no longer so clear-cut, however, and there are instances where authority figures deliberately manipulate the interpretation of a situation to make it appear as though these laws were violated.  

If you feel that such a manipulation has occurred in your case, contact our office today, and let us work to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected.  If you have lost your weapon as a result of a weapons charge, The Law Office of Haynes & Fuelling will do everything legally possible to see your property returned to you in a timely manner.

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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