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Rudy J. Bautista

Rudy J. Bautista

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime

About Me

 


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.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. White Collar Crime: 50%
    16 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years, 4.5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-295/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (120 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Jessica W Peterson

    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.

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    Jessica Peterson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Darwin L Overson

    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.

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    Darwin Overson Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Bautista, Overson & Stewart, P.C.

299 South Main Street, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
UTActive199906/28/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBautista, Overson & Stewart, PC2014 - Present
Of CounselAnderson & Karrenberg, PC2011 - 2014
Trial AttorneyRichard Brandt Miller Nelson2010 - 2011
Trial AttorneySalt Lake Legal Defender Association1999 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Utah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Salt Lake City v RosetoPrevailed
Salt Lake City v. HendricksPrevailed
State v JensenPrevailed

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1999
United States Merchant Marine AcademyMarineTransportationBS - Bachelor of Science1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trial AcademyWinning with an Opening Statement2014
BYU National Trial Team SeminarCross Examine with Success2014
UACDL Trial AcademyForum on Winning Techniques at Trial2013