Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Attorney

Recent Victories

September 2014-Gustin shuts down pending charges for rape after Gustin does research and submits evidence to detective and prosecutors on the case. Prosecutors did not file charges, fearing they could not get conviction at trial after reviewing information submitted by Gustin.

August 2014-Client charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony for allegedly choking his girlfriend into unconsciousness. Client delighted his charge will be dismissed in one year, instead of facing 15 years in prison, after Gustin conducts extensive investigation and negotiation with prosecutor.

July 2014-Client charged with sexual abuse of a minor. Case set for trial and Gustin negotiates a misdemeanor offense and 30 days jail. Client very happy that his job and marriage were saved and he avoided extensive prison sentence.

June 2014-Client charged with stalking charges for second time. Gustin negotiated case throughout and on day of trial secured deal that his charges would be dismissed in a year. This also saved him on his prior case involving stalking. He would have been facing prison on 1st case if 2nd case was not resolved successfully. Client over the moon!

May 2014-Client served with stalking injunction. If it were imposed, the very successful client would lose his lucrative career. After months of negotiating with opposing counsel, Gustin secures great resolution for client, which does not include imposition of stalking injunction.

March 2014-client charged with possession of child pornography, a second degree felony pleads to offense that does not put him on sex offender registry. Gustin also negotiates no-incarceration recommendation from both prosecutor and Adult Probation & Parole.

July 2013-Client investigated for aggravated sexual abuse of his daughter is not charged after Gustin does extensive investigation on his behalf and convinces prosecutor to reject detective's submission for filing.

January 2013-Gustin secures acquittal at jury trial on sex offense against a child. Client's additional charges involving allegations of sex abuse of another child. After a year of motions and negotiations, prosecutor dismisses additional case against client.

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Prominent, Experienced Attorney 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 22 years of experience helping clients with their criminal charges.

An Aggressive Defense Designed to Protect Your Rights

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 Against Serious Criminal Charges

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 lawyer who will represent you skillfully during plea negotiations and at trial.