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Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Lawyer

Recent Victories

  • September 2012 Engineer charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child, a felony with potential life sentence. Gustin secures misdemeanor offense that does not place client on sex offender registry. Client does only 30 days jail and his $120,000 a year job is saved. Client sends letter to Gustin saying, "thank you for saving my life Susanne!"
  • August 2012 Immigrant from Bhutan charged with aggravated kidnapping and forcible sexual abuse. Client facing sentence of 25 years-to-life. On eve of trial, Gustin obtains misdemeanor plea which does not place client on sex offender registry and allows him to remain in this country. Client does mere 25 days in jail and is currently reunited with his wife and two young children.
  • August 2012 Immigrant from Bhutan charged with aggravated kidnapping and forcible sexual abuse. Client facing sentence of 25 years-to-life. On eve of trial, Gustin obtains misdemeanor plea which does not place client on sex offender registry and allows him to remain in this country. Client does mere 25 days in jail and is currently reunited with his wife and two young children.
  • July 2012 Client charged with six counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and facing life sentence. Client hires Gustin one week prior to trial. After taking case over from prior attorney and working case for several months, Gustin secures deal wherein client only has to serve additional 60 days in jail. He is currently out of jail and free to proceed with his life. Client's response to Gustin is, "Thank you for saving my life Susanne!"
  • December 2011 Not Guilty on all five counts against client--two counts rape of a child, sodomy upon a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, and dealing in harmful materials to a minor. Client facing 30 years-to-life. Not guilty verdicts despite 3 witnesses testifying that client confessed to crimes.
  • November 2011 Seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child dismissed after Susanne Gustin works the case for seven months. Client's original skepticism of Gustin's defense strategy turns to joy. He states, "this will be the best Thanksgiving ever!"
  • April 2011 "Not guilty" verdicts for two co-defendants charged with felony stalking. Not guilty on every charge (total of four charges)
  • February 2011 Five counts of second-degree felony embezzlement (amount taken $27,000) will be dismissed after one year; no fine; no jail, no conviction, no record!
  • February 2011 Eight counts of second-degree felony forgery and embezzlement will be dismissed after 3 years; no fine, no jail, no conviction, no record!
  • January 2011 First- degree felony rape, first- degree felony sodomy, three counts of forcible sexual abuse, all reduced to one Class "A" misdemeanor. Twenty-five year old client, happy & relieved, is serving only 6 months in jail. He was facing a potential life sentence.
  • June 2010 Five first-degree felony aggravated sex abuse of a child--carrying potential 30-to-life sentences reduced to third degree felonies, no sex offender registration, no jail time!
  • June 2010 Second degree felony sexual abuse charges reduced to class A misdemeanor, no sex offender registration after motion won by Susanne Gustin compromises state's case.
  • June 2010 Ten counts of possession of child pornography, second degree felonies, reduced to class A misdemeanor, no prison.
  • April 2010 attempted murder charges will be dismissed after 3 years of motions, appeals to the Utah Supreme Court, and negotiations by Susanne Gustin
  • April 2010 Aggravated Robbery and Kidnapping Charges, first degree felonies, potential lifetime sentences. Susanne Gustin secures misdemeanor charges and 180 days jail.
  • March 2010 Three counts Sexual Abuse of a Child, second degree felonies, in juvenile court. Reduced to one charge that is not "sex offense" related. Case will be dismissed in one year. No jail and client's opportunity to enter the military restored.
  • March 2010 Felony domestic violence and criminal mischief charges dismissed the day before trial after a flurry of motions filed by Susanne Gustin
  • February 2010 Aggravated Assault, a third degree felony, and third offense for client will be dismissed in 1 year. No conviction, no fine, no jail, no record!
  • December 2009 Second DUI with Injury Accident charges substantially reduced to reckless driving after Susanne Gustin files motion to dismiss the case based upon an illegal blood draw. Client receives no jail.
  • November 2009 felony theft charges dismissed after Susanne Gustin files motion to dismiss based upon insufficient evidence and hearsay grounds. Judge grants motion to dismiss.
  • September 2009 "not guilty" verdicts for 2 counts kidnapping, 1 count burglary for gay man accused of kidnapping neighbors' children. Client was facing 30 years to life in prison
  • February 2009 "Not guilty" verdicts on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child charges, carrying potential sentence of 30 years to life in prison.

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Prominent Experienced Legal Services in Utah

I am Susanne Gustin, a trial lawyer dedicated to criminal defense with a particular focus in the area of sexual offenses. From my Salt Lake City law office, I have handled virtually every type of criminal case. If you have been charged, or are under investigation for a crime, I know the worry and frustration you are facing right now.

Having the right experience and legal representation fighting to protect your freedom and your future is the first important decision you will make in the coming days and weeks. Contact my law office for a consultation with a Salt Lake City criminal defense attorney. I have more than 19 years of experience helping clients with their criminal charges.

Davis County Attorney: Sex Crimes · Drug Charges · Theft Crimes · Fraud · Domestic Violence · Internet Crimes · Expungement

As a female attorney in a male-dominated field, I have been able to carve a niche in the Utah legal community by defending primarily men who have been accused of serious crimes. As your criminal defense lawyer, I will provide you and your loved ones with nothing less than excellence in criminal defense. To me, this means fighting aggressively to defend you by relying on my extensive experience and knowledge of the law. I promise nothing less than the most aggressive courtroom advocacy you will find.

Skilled Defense for Serious Crimes

If you have been charged with a serious crime such as rape, murder or kidnapping, you are certainly free to hire whomever you want to act as your lawyer. However, if you or a family member is currently facing criminal charges, consider this:

  • A criminal prosecution can have both immediate and long-lasting consequences that can be devastating. Hire an attorney who will fight for a successful outcome.
  • Communication between a lawyer and a client is very important. Your criminal defense is an active process. Defense and prosecution actions are going on every day and you should be fully informed at all times.
  • Courtroom experience is critical. There are well-informed attorneys who simply lack the trial experience in important criminal cases. Select someone who has focused on criminal defense for a significant period of time.
  • Do not ignore chemistry. You are going to put your future in someone else's hands and spending a great deal of time with them while your defense is being prepared. All else being equal, wouldn't you rather hire someone who is easy to work with and with whom you get along?

Call a Salt Lake City and Ogden Criminal Defense Attorney You Can Rely On When Facing Drug Charges

If you have been charged with a serious crime, contact a Davis County sex crimes lawyer who will represent you skillfully during plea negotiations and at trial.

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