Posted by a client
A few months ago I received a call from the police informing me that I was being investigated for some pretty serious crimes involving a girl I had met and had been intimate with. She got upset when I decided I didn't really want to see her again and made very serious accusations against me. I panicked, and found a lawyer online (one of the ones who pays to be at the top of the list). I paid him $1,000 to do "precharge work." The lawyer told me not to talk with the police and that he would follow up with everything. This turned out to probably be a mistake as it maybe could have been sorted out with the police in the beginning if I had had a good lawyer. Instead a few weeks later I was officially charged with multiple felonies. If convicted, I faced years in jail and would be on the sex offenders list for the rest of my life. I couldn't believe it. I'm a good person, and had always been respectful to women. I was as scared and confused as I had ever been in my entire life. How was all this happening to me...I called up the first lawyer and asked him what was going on. He didn't even know charges had been filed. I realized then that I had literally paid the guy $1,000 to make a 5 min phone call telling the police I wouldn't be making a statement. I reached out to an attorney friend of the family who immediately referred me to Rob Miner. I initially reached out to Rob on the phone. I was nervous, but he asked really good questions and I could tell that he knew what he was doing. He keyed in on certain parts of the case that I hadn't even thought of but that I realized were crucial. He was very low pressure and told me he was confident that he could handle the case but he also encouraged me to look into other attorneys if I wanted to. I decided to go with him. During our first meeting, he listened carefully to my story and took extensive notes. He told me multiple ways that we could set up a good defense and even acted out the things he could say in court. He was amazing in how much he came up with in a few short minutes and I could see that he had years experience dealing with witnesses, police officers and DAs. He was realistic and explained what the DA would probably do and what we should and shouldn't accept. He told me his retainer rates. It was kinda high, but I've learned that is pretty standard for a felony case like mine. He told me he would be billing me hourly, and that every single thing he did would be itemized so that I knew exactly what I was being charged for. He also let me know that he would never charge me for just talking or calling with questions. To be honest, his hourly rate was super reasonable considering his experience. I informed him that I could come up with the retainer, but that it would take a few days as I was waiting for a credit card to come in the mail. He understood and told me to contact him when I had it. After our meeting Rob immediately reached out to the DA's office. He left a long message for the head DA and also submitted a motion to retain certain bits of evidence that would be important for our defense. A few days later a letter came from the court. I took it to Rob along with the credit card to make payment. When we opened the letter we discovered that all charges had been dismissed! Possibly the DA did not know that there was other evidence, or based on his message, possibly they recognized that it wasn't a strong case for such extreme charges. I asked Rob what I owed him. He smiled and told me not to worry about it. HE DIDN'T CHARGE ME AT ALL! He said that the minimal amount of work wasn't worth the initial retainer and just to send others his way. Though I am lucky the charges were dropped, I am even more fortunate that I was referred to Rob. He was highly profesional, thorough, and very smart. He strategically showed the DA the holes in their case without giving away his defense, and that led to the charges being dropped. I would absolutely recommend Rob to anyone in the future!
Posted by a Federal Crime client
I have used Robert twice and both times have been very happy with his performance, knowledge and professionalism. Both cases that he represented me in I was very pleased with outcome. He was understanding and represented my case very well. You get what you pay for and even though he was more expensive than other attournies I have checked into, he was worth every penny. I would definetly recommend him!
Posted by Travis
We are currently clients of Mr Miner and are very pleased at this point, we deffintly would reccomend Rob to anyone so thank you Mr Miner...
Sincerely the Dunns
Posted by Jason
After calling a number of "criminal defense" attorneys I was frustrated and scared. Every attorney I had spoken to seemed callous and unsympathetic towards my situation. Then I called Rob. After a brief phone conversation I knew this man had decades of experience. He was calm and direct. He let me know what to expect. I felt confident in that he could help me, and help me, he did. What made me feel the most confident was he knew the system, he knew the law, he knew members of the court, the judges and the FBI investigators. He persuaded the judge to ZERO jail time and I was able to go home to my family. It's been a few months and I just had a follow up meeting with one of the FBI investigators. When the meeting was over the FBI investigator turned to leave and said to me "By the way, your attorney kicked the governments butt in court. He was very persuasive with the judge that day. Had we been in Los Angeles (where this agent worked before) you would have easily done time."
The agent left right after and I immediately called Rob and told him of all the compliments I could have given him for keeping me out of prison, all the information and peace of mind he provided throughout the ordeal. The best one came from the investigator trying to prosecute me.
I wanted to post a review about him because if you are facing trouble that requires an attorney... DON'T make a decision without speaking to Rob first, it may very well be the reason you get to spend time with your family and not in prison.
Posted by Shawn
Back in September I was arrested for a DUI. Upon learning that I needed an attorney a friend recommended Rob saying that she had hired him and was more than happy with the results of her case. Rob was very friendly and worked with me to figure out what happened and determine how my case looked. Communication was great and he would always let me know possible outcomes but noted that you never really know what can happen. At no point did I feel that I was being mislead. I was more than happy with the results that were achieved and would definitely recommend Rob to anyone that is in need of a great attorney.
Posted by Anthony
Rob and Gus handled my case w/ City of South Jordan and gave me outstanding results. I got 4 charges rapped up in 24 hours, 1 of which was a DUI. He got the DUI dropped to reckless driving and the 3 misdemeanor's dropped. He came to visit me at jail. The judge was smiling and told me specifically that I got a great deal. These guys know there stuff and would trust them with any type of case. I'm so lucky I found these 2 fine gentlemen. They pulled out all the stops and came to a quick resolution. Rob and Gus have made a huge impact in my life, I got 2 lawyers for the price of 1! They have very high ethics and standards and got me great results.
When it was all said and done the City owed me money from my bail and Gus got my fines reduced!
Thank you very much!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mr. Miner handled my criminal defense case. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to fully understand my very complicated circumstances. He worked hard to resolve my case in the very best manner possible for myself and my family. Although the outcome of the case was not as I would have liked, it was not due to any failure on the part of Mr. Miner. In fact, I believe the resolution of the case was substantially better than it would have been with a less experienced attorney. I also felt that the rate charged for Mr. Miner's services was very reasonable given the amount of time he spent on my case. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mr. Miner began representing our son after one of his associates(Gus Chin) who was handling the case was asked to leave the firm. The reason for his dismissal was unknown to us. Gus Chin, the associate, appeared before the judge with our son the day before his dismissal, never informing our son that he was leaving the firm until that day. Gus was aware of this fact at least a month or more before the court appearance. This information would have been extremely relevant in determining whether to stay with this firm. There was little if any preparation before going before the judge and no contact or consultation with the District Attorney's Office until minutes before the judge heard the case. I am certain Gus Chin's focus was on finding new employment instead of representing his client. Although the blame lays mainly with the associate, I believe that Mr. Miner who agreed to continue representation for our son should have taken his responsibility more seriously. He gave the case minimal attention and any progress that was made was done by us and our son. Our phone calls were rarely returned and e-mails were somehow lost or ignored. Because of his lack of interest our son's sentence was much longer than necessary. He also charged us an additional amount ($2500) on top of the $5000 that was payed to his associate. If this extra money had been beneficial it would have been well worth it, but we felt that it was unwaranted and had no positive effects on the case. It is unfortunate there aren't more reliable reviews on attorney's. We would never have hired anyone working at this firm. If you want a below average attorney go with this Mr. Miner or take my advice; pay a little extra and hire an attorney who will give 100%.