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I first heard of Jason Schatz when a friend of mine was arrested for DUI. I believe it was not his first offense, and I was impressed with Jason's ability to achieve a fair outcome for him under less than ideal circumstances. In addition, my friend told me that Jason was contesting many of his client's breathalyzer results due to a common problem with the machines. I am also a lawyer, and was impressed by the fact that Jason was really going the extra mile for his clients. So when my husband was arrested for DUI years later, we called Jason. Jason was able to prevent my husband from losing his license with the DL division, and also worked out a deal with the prosecutor that essentially led to the dismissal of all charges. Of course, there were circumstances in my husband's particular case that made this possible. Even the best lawyer cannot work miracles. But if there is any weakness in the State's case, you can be sure that Jason will find it and exploit it in your favor. He is not the cheapest DUI lawyer in town, but worth every penny, in my opinion.
Jason was really personable. I like that he called me himself at first and not just his paralegal. I talked to another lawyer who was only interested in getting my DUI charges knocked down to impairment, that lawyer's paralegal seemed more fired up about my case than that lawyer. Jason was clear that he wanted to get my case dismissed if he could, which showed that he had faith and believed in my side of the story. Jason didn't take up a lot of my time and didn't expect me to write a 20 page essay. I also like the fact that he didn't spend time telling me everything I did wrong during my exchange with the police. He took the case as it was and went from there. He knew which questions to ask me to help him build a solid defense which wound up getting the charges dismissed without prejudice. You get what you pay for with Jason.
Jason has been the best!! It's stressful to have to deal with the law but Jason takes the sting out of it! Of all the times I couldn't sleep from stress, Jason always found a way to give me peace of mind! He was a recommend from another attorney friend and Jason has been the bulldog you want on your side!
For anyone charged with a DUI, Jason needs to be your first and only visit. Jason has a true knowledge and knows the inner workings of all the laws associated with DUI's/DWI's. The moment you meet him you can tell you are in the best hands possible for the situation you will be facing. He starts the process immediately and gains access to any info that is out there surrounding your case. He takes care of all the paper work, filing, court dates, etc. He keeps you constantly informed so you are never left guessing what is going on with your case and he is accessible and will answer any questions you have and never makes you wait for those answers. He treats you as though your case is the most important case he has and it makes you feel relieved that someone puts that much energy into your cause and that he truly understands how important the outcome is to you personally.
Jason took my case in which they had video footage that would have automatically made any other attorney tell me it was a losing battle but Jason fought so hard that I ended up with a plea where I received nothing more than a small fine and a couple of classes that teach alcohol responsibility.
Speaking as a person where this was the first time I ever had to deal with any of this, it can be overwhelming and confusing and you truly need Jason in your corner right from the beginning.
He is outstanding very smart and not in it for the money. Seeing him in action is seriously amazing I have high respect for Jason and his knowledge never lead me wrong and got me the best deserved outcome. Thanks again Jason I will recommend you to anyone and everyone I knw or come across.
If you are needing a DUI attorney, I highly recommend Jason Schatz. I know the terrifying feeling of being charged with a DUI. It can be one of the most vulnerable and unsettling places to be. There was nothing Jason didn't know or understand. The prosecutors had a strong case against me... I figured there was no way to have my charges dropped or reduced. From day one, Jason plunged into my case and dissected every piece of evidence regarding it. I had complete confidence in him. I was facing jail time, community service, interlock device, probation etc. My offense was reduced with very little retribution... a fine and community service.
Seriously, if you are needing a DUI defense attorney look no further than Jason Schatz. I'm so glad to have this all behind me. Thanks Jason!
Great lawyer! He got my DUI case dismissed! I got arrested on a 1st time DUI charge just outside of Wendover on the Utah side in May 2008. Crazy circumstance why it all happened, but I ended up being just slightly less than 2x the legal limit. Jason charged me $3500, and got to work right away. He subpoenaed all the records from everywhere – video tapes from the officer’s car, breathalyzer maintenance records, you name it. When the driver’s license suspension hearing came up, he fought like crazy to get the officer to trip up on his story, and he invoked all kinds of crazy statues from the Utah law. I ended up getting my driver’s license suspended for 3 months, but there was nothing to be done about that. In fact, Jason is starting a collection fund from his clients to fight/appeal the statues at the Utah Supreme Court, and I would have loved to have contributed but couldn’t afford much more.
Anyway, Jason really believes in what he’s doing and loves it. He has had several DUI’s himself, so he’s not a holier-than-thou attorney whatsoever. As for getting the case dismissed, Jason recommended that I take a bunch of DUI courses before the hearing in order to look good. Well, that was a great strategy! He recommended that I take all the courses from:
7370 Creek Road
Sandy, UT 84093-6162
I completed all the courses way ahead of time, which Jason said was very remarkable. He pleaded my case to prosecutor in Toelle, and I ended up getting one year probation – after which, they would completely dismiss the case against me as if nothing happened! Dismissed! That was easy enough to stay out of trouble, so my case was dismissed a year later. The prosecutor said that he had never seen anyone put forth that much effort, so he was extremely lenient because he said that it was clear that it would only be a one time thing and that I was sufficiently remorseful judging by my proactive-ness in taking rehab courses. Jason said that that was the reason why he let me off, and that I should thank myself. Either way, I thank Jason for helping me beat the charges! I was really screwed, there was no way I would have won at trial.
Anyway, Jason is good about taking calls, talking to you, explaining things, and returning your calls if he’s in court. I’m not being paid to say any of this, I haven’t seen or talked to Jason in probably a year and a half. He’s a great attorney, and he comes highly recommended by this Utahn.