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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
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!
Posted by Casey, a DUI client, Flag
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.