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Recent Outcomes

For over two decades Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law has zealously defended individuals facing serious criminal charges, including drug crimes, violent crimes, domestic violence, sex crimes in Utah.

Throughout your entire journey, from initial consultation to the conclusion of your case, Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law will examine all of the evidence in your case and develop the best defense strategy based on your individual circumstances.

Well respected for her unwavering defense of clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges in Salt Lake County and Davis County, Susanne Gustin has a proven track record of success.

Below are some examples of clients Susanne Gustin has represented and details of the case. Please note that the results of these cases are unique, and do not guarantee a specific result for your case.   


  • May 2018 - Client facing 60-years-to-life for child sexual offenses.  Client had prior conviction for rape of a child and victim in prior case was set to testify at trial.  After litigating case for one year, Gustin secures plea deal which included no prison.  Client will be out of jail and home with his family very soon.
  • April 2018 - Client charged with 4 offenses that would place client on sex offender registry for thirteen years.  Client delighted that Gustin negotiated deal that will result in dismissal of all charges in 12 months - no jail, no sex offender registration, no conviction.
  • December 2017 - Client faced allegations of child sexual abuse when he was teaching swimming lessons to a child. District Attorney's office declines to prosecute when Gustin provides office with interviews of employees at the pool and provides office with incriminating background information on child's mother.
  • December 2017 - Eighteen-year-old senior in high school accused of rape. Prosecutor declines to file charges after Gustin provides interviews of seven students at the high school who provided information helpful to client.
  • October 2017 - Client who worked for retail clothing store charged with multiple felony theft and fraud charges in the. course of client's employment. Client was young student who feared that his/her life was "ruined." Case resolved with ultimate dismissal of all charges.
  • October 2017 - Client charged with serious felony sex offense. Gustin secures plea to Sexual Battery, a misdemeanor. Result is no prison, no sex offender registration and preservation of client's six-figure income job.
  • July-October 2017 - Five clients facing either rape or child sex offense charges with potential lifetime sentences have cases resolved with charges not being filed because of Gustin's work with detectives and prosecutors which convinced prosecutors to decline filing charges.
  • January 2017 - Client accused of rape by ex-girlfriend. District Attorney declines to prosecute charges after Gustin provides prosecutor with information regarding accuser's mental state and other information exonerating client.
  • March 2016 - Client charged with 25 counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child, sodomy upon a child and rape of a child in two separate jurisdictions. After blistering cross examination of alleged victim by Gustin at preliminary hearing, prosecutor agrees to offer misdemeanor, no sexual registration. Client was looking at minimum mandatory sentences that would put him in prison for life.
  • March 2016 - Client facing two counts of rape. Charges not filed after Gustin convinces detective and district attorney that encounters were consensual.
  • March 2016 - Client with developmental disabilities facing rape of a child charges. Gustin refuses to allow detective to interview client. Assistant county attorney declines filing of charges.
  • October 2015 - Gustin earns "not guilty" verdicts on aggravated kidnapping, rape and forcible sexual abuse charges after one week jury trial. Client was facing 30 years-to-life in prison. Client and his family are ecstatic!
  • August 2015 - Woman charged in March with one count of rape of a child under 14, two counts of sodomy on a child and three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Gustin gets charges dismissed based on polygraph.
  • August 2015 - Multiple rape of a child, sex abuse of a child charges dismissed after Gustin works case for 6 months.
  • August 2015 - Woman charged with one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Gustin gets charge dismissed based on polygraph.
  • August 2015 - Two clients facing child sex offense charges carrying 30-to-life sentence. Gustin negotiates dismissal of all charges. Gustin gets flowers next day!
  • June 2015 - Client charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, charge that carries 15-to-life sentence. One day prior to trial, Gustin secures plea agreement involving misdemeanor that does not place client on sex offender registry, less than 2 weeks jail.
  • May 2015 - Client charged in federal court with molesting boy on airplane. Gustin negotiates dismissal of the charges prior to indictment. Client thrilled and relieved.
  • May 2015 - Client facing rape investigation. Gustin works with detective and county attorney. County attorney declines to file charges. Client ecstatic.
  • 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 1 st case if 2 nd 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.
  • 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.
  • 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—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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