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Posted by Chris
I came to Clayton about two years ago with a slew of charges including six felonies. I was looking at doing some prison time of I didn't get into an alternative court program. There were few spots and Clayton got me into the felony program I wanted. Clayton worked with me every step of the way at every court appearance and would always keep me informed about what's going on and what to say. Now here I am two years later and all of that never happened, my record has been expunged completely with all the charges removed and I am a free man now with no criminal history whatsoever. I would have never imagined I would get to this point when I was sitting in jail two years ago and I owe a lot of that to Clayton. I highly recommend Clayton to anyone he has been phenomenal.
Posted by Steve
My name is Steve, my son was brought up on serious felony robbery charges involving his girlfriend who was pregnant with my sons child. After my son and his girlfriend got into an argue meant, she asked him to leave the house,after he left he realized he left his wallet in her house. He tried to get back into her house but she wasn't answering the door. Thinking that she was just ignoring him, he kicked the front door damaging the door and climbed into her first floor window to see if she was there, and to get his wallet, which had his entire paycheck in it. He realized she wasn't' there, grabbed his wallet, and immediately left the house. Upon leaving, his girlfriends cousin came to the front door with her husband. She knocked on the door and my son answered and opened the door letting her in. They got into an argument over him being in the house. She then called the police, and pressed charges against my son,for burglary and an assault charge. She also was pregnant at the time. My son was charged with felony 2 burglary, 2 assault charges and a criminal mischief charge. He was facing 1 to 15 years on these charges. The DA wanted to hang my son for burglary and 2 assault charges against pregnant woman when all it really was, was an argument between my son and his girlfriend. Neither girl sought medical attention as my son never even touched the woman. Still, the DA would not give in and would not budge on the charges. Clayton advised us to play hardball and take this case to trial. To make a long story short, Clayton stood his ground and after 9 months, all charges were dropped. Clayton was great to work with. He was always there for us, he always returned my calls and always answered my questions. Clayton Simms is "the man". He is a great attorney, his prices were very fare and he even allowed me to pay him over time. This was such a difficult time for everyone involved, but throughout Clayton was always there for us. Not only is he an amazing attorney, he is a great, down to earth, patient and caring person. If you are in trouble with criminal charges, I strongly recommend Clayton Simms. My sons case was very complicated and Clayton handled it perfectly. Every move he suggested turned out to be the right move. I will never forget Clayton and his non matched socks that are his trademark. He is a superb lawyer and an even better human being. If you need a criminal lawyer, there is no one I would recommend more. Again Clayton, thank you for everything and May God bless you. Sincerely, Steve.
Posted by Wayne
Mr. Simms was courteous, competent, and effective in his defense. He was recommend highly by a larger law firm who touted his experience and effectiveness. He clearly explained a legal strategy, and carried it out to successful conclusion. We trusted him completely, and he did not disappoint. He obviously knew his way around the criminal system, and seemed to be well-respected by the city attorneys and court officials. No doubt that because of his expertise and professionalism, an unjustified charge was reduced, minimized, and eventually dismissed.
Posted by Krystal
When I found out I had money laundering and communications fraud charges against me for something that was done with innocent intent I knew I had to find the best lawyer who would see my side and help me get these charges dropped. I had called a few lawyers and none seemed to be very optimistic about my case and it left me feeling very pessimistic and worried, especially since I had no experience with anything like this before and I had a child on the way. I found Clayton Simms online and gave his office a call. When we talked he took a personal interest in my case and was willing to listen to the whole story and he got fired up about the case with me and left me feeling very confident that he could handle my case. When I met with him I knew I had made a great choice by hiring him. He was very easy to get a hold of and he stayed in touch with me every step of the way and assured me we could get the results I was hoping for. He managed to get my charges dropped and helped me make restitution for my case. The gift of having the stress from this case and those charges now out of my life is priceless.
Posted by Tayler
Clayton is awesome!! .. I wouldn't of wanted to spend my money anywhere else.. I'm a average Utah citizen with not much money I took a gamble looking for the right lawyer and I found Clayton... I was charged with retail theft in Layton city.. I wasn't taking any offers and Clayton knew that.. It took about 6 months but we took this case all the way to trial with the layton city having video footage, pictures, a few witnesses and a 4 person jury judging me... Clayton rocked this case.. He is very good with his words and a very convincing man.. He won my case on November,13th,2014... If I have anymore conflicts with the law or know somebody who does I would definitely recommend Clayton Simms.
Posted by a client
When my career, family, reputation, everything, was in the balance I needed someone I could fully trust. Clayton proved to be just that. He was clear, honest, personable, reasonable and I knew he would stand up for me like I deserved.
I was falsely accused of a crime I was understandably terrified. I've never thought I'd ever have to deal with something like that ever in my life! I didn't know what rights I had or what was the best course of action was. I knew I needed a good lawyer and found Clayton on this site. After meeting with him in person I knew it was a good match. He had great advice and was always professional yet personable to me, members of my family and members of the police department. When needed, he sent clear and powerful messages that made an impact.
Having his name attached to my case was key in preventing charges being filed against me. I highly recommend him to you.
Posted by Neil
I contacted Clayton after being referred by my business attorney. Following a bizarre incident with an unstable man accusing me of a crime I didn't commit, and trying to fraudulently get money from my business, I was charged with an infraction. I know that it was a minor charge, but it really bothered me, and I was very glad to have Clayton take over and make sure that I was guided through the court system. I had never been charged with a crime before, and wouldn't have known what to do. When in court Clayton was so on the ball, aggressively countering the "alleged" victims story. Doing the same with the prosecutions other witness, so much so that the witness' testimony was shown to corroborate my story. I was so relieved to have a not guilty verdict, after Mr. Simms hard work and expertise. It has been a weight lifted from my shoulders, and nice to have put an end to the harrassment by the "alleged" victim, and the problems stemming from the profound lack of judgement shown by the prosecutors. While I certainly don't wish to be in that situation again, I wouldn't hesitate to hire Clayton again. He understood why having even a minor charge was stressful to me, and began work to counter the charges right while I was in his office.
Thank you Clayton,
Posted by a Child Abuse client
Clayton (and Staci) are amazing attorneys. Clayton is definately agressive. He is agressive before charges are even filed. If you have been arrested CALL HIM. He immediately starts. Many attorneys will just wait to "see what happens" and that will cost you hoards more in defense. Clayton is aggressive to try and stop charges and will defend you immensly from the get go. I would NEVER go with a public defender. Although they are probably good people, they are sadly over worked and under paid and do not have time, passion, energy or funds to really look into your case. Too many times (over 90%) public defenders just convince you to plead, even if you aren't guilty. Go with Clayton Simms!!!!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Clayton was so understanding and very down to earth. He is funny and keeps you on your feet. I have recommended him to a couple of my friends. He listens to everything you have to say and keeps your best interst in mind while defending you.
Posted by Colleen
Have you found yourself charged with a crime and you are innocent? Have you been a good citizen all your life and never needed an attorney before? Do you feel you have nowhere to turn? This is what happened to my niece. We were referred to Clayton Simms by a prominent Utah criminal attorney, when my niece was charged with a crime she did not commit. He told us Clayton was trustworthy, reasonable, and an excellent criminal attorney. He was right. We were very fortunate. Clayton's expertise was instrumental in working with the courts to get resolution of my niece's charges. Without Clayton, I don't think we would have had such a favorable outcome.
Clayton puts his heart and soul into helping his clients and is excellent at keeping the family and his client informed of what is going on with their case and their options. I pray we will never need a criminal lawyer again, but if we do, Clayton Simms is the attorney we will turn to for help.