After leaving a career as a Merchant Marine officer, Mr. Bautista has practiced criminal defense exclusively since 1999. Since then, he has represented over 4,000 clients and has obtained dismissals or not guilty verdicts in all types of criminal cases, including white collar crimes, criminal homicide, all sex crimes including rape and aggravated sex abuse of a child, aggravated burglary, robbery, thefts, forgeries, aggravated assaults, drug and alcohol charges including DUI, and domestic violence allegations. When unable to secure a dismissal, Mr. Bautista has helped obtain a favorable resolution, or tried the case before a jury. As of December 1, 2014, he has tackled over 95 jury trials as lead counsel with 74 acquittals, and of the guilty verdicts, three have been reversed on appeal and two were to a lesser misdemeanor charge.
Mr. Bautista believes that each case must be handled from the onset for trial. While most criminal cases are dismissed or resolved prior to trial, diligent and aggressive representation from the onset is fundamental to obtaining the best results.
At Bautista, Overson & Stewart, Mr. Bautista focuses on representing individuals and companies in white collar criminal cases, and individuals in all criminal cases. By habitually exceeding the continuing education requirements established by the Utah Bar, Mr. Bautista keeps abreast of all major developments in frequently litigated areas, such as securities fraud, health care fraud, environmental crime, computer crime, and sex crimes. Mr. Bautista has represented many high profile clients and he prides himself in being one of less than 15 criminal defense attorneys in private practice qualified to represent clients charged with capital murder in Utah. Thanks to his extensive experience as a trial and appellate attorney, he has successfully helped two clients avoid the death penalty.
Whether you, your company, or your loved ones are under investigation, or have been formally charged, Mr. Bautista has the experience, dedication, and a proven history of success to help avoid the most serious consequences.
Licensed since 1999
Hourly ($200-295/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (120 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)
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Rudy is a tenacious and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Unlike many attorneys, Rudy isn't afraid to go to trial and he will fight until he gets the job done. He is sharp and observant and uses those skills to craft a winning strategy for your case. He has a great reputation in the community and is respected by attorneys and judges alike. Rudy knows his stuff and will use his expertise to achieve the best outcome for your case.
Jessica Peterson Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Rudy for 16 years as a friend and I have had the pleasure of working with him on cases. He is an excellent person and I am proud that we have been able to form a partnership in order to provide the highest professional services attainable in the field.
Darwin Overson Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Shareholder||Bautista, Overson & Stewart, PC||2014 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Anderson & Karrenberg, PC||2011 - 2014|
|Trial Attorney||Richard Brandt Miller Nelson||2010 - 2011|
|Trial Attorney||Salt Lake Legal Defender Association||1999 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2000 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1999 - Present|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||Juris Doctor||1999|
|United States Merchant Marine Academy||MarineTransportation||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|