He told me I didn't qualify for Mental Health Court because Bipolar doesn't count. Yet I knew many that had Mental Health Court because they have Bipolar. He told me I would get probation because my criminal history was minimal, I was sent to prison. He told me on paper I looked guilty, and refused to get any information that proved I was not guilty. I was arrested in Colorado, where I lived then and now, but there was no arrest record or any other record from Colorado in my file in Utah. He told me the recording of my interview with the police about the crime didn't matter because according to the police report I admitted to the crime, which was news to me, I'd never admit to doing something I didn't do. I had and have proof to the contrary.
I was never in Utah jurisdiction, yet he never challenged that. If I had done what they say I did I would have been protected under the Freedom of Religion Act.
He told me I didn't qualify for a 1 lever reduction in charges, which was a lie. I knew people with Felony 1s dropped to Felony 3s, but I didn't qualify for a drop from Felony 3 to a Misdemeanor 1?
I wanted to fire him and get a different attorney, so he goes to my Mom and manipulates her into believing that if I plead guilty I'll get probation so she can talk me into pleading to something I didn't do.
I ended up spending $4 Grand on this attorney, the only time I have ever paid for an attorney and I get sent to prison for over 5 years for something I didn't do, all thanks to an attorney that didn't care about me, my life, my family, or Justice. He got what he wanted, he gave the alleged victim what she wanted, I ended up paying for it all with 5 years in prison and another year and a half trying to recover from being nearly paralyzed from the waist down because the prison I didn't deserve to go to ignored my broken back.
He even told me I cannot appeal, well that too is a lie. I can appeal based on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel. He even made me sign paperwork stating that I was satisfied with his representation of me BEFORE I was sentenced.
Utah's "Legal" System is much different than my home state of Colorado's, and Robert knew just how to take advantage of my ignorance. The crime I was charged with doesn't even exist in Colorado, that alone takes me out of Utah's jurisdiction, but Robert never challenged it.
At one of my hearings, I had been in jail for over 2 months, the cops still had not written the report, how accurate is it going to be that long after the fact? It too should have been challenged, but was not.
Nothing good was ever presented to the court. I was not able to bond out because the cops took me to a state I don't live in, so no way to continue my college, or run my business, anything that would have looked good in court and helped me was taken away from me.
Innocent until proven guilty, but the victim is a victim from the start. If I'm innocent there can be no victim, but Utah's rule kept them from investigating the "victim" to see what her part in everything was. When I brought this up to Robert he told me "you cannot blame the victim." No victim until there is a perpetrator, so even to him I was already guilty. Many people lied including Robert Miner, but again my family and I were the ones left to pay for the lies and manipulation.
Not only should he be disbarred, but he should be behind bars. He is a fraud, and fraud is illegal. A refund would be great as well.