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|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Utah State Bar||N/A||N/A|
|Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
Posted by Alicia Carruth
I just love Robert he was amazing in helping my husband with his dui he showed so much care love and passion in helping us. You could tell he really just wanted to help and loved his job I would recommend him to anyone
Posted by John Stahl
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.
Posted by Antony
I've never reviewed anyone before, ever. But this HAS been life changing. What Rob Miner did saved me from a job loss, a criminal record (for the DUI), embarrassment, the list goes on. (FYI: I KEPT MY LICENSE AND THE CASE WAS DISMISSED!). I've never had to get legal services before so when I was charged with a DUI I panicked. I was literally on my phone for hours looking for an attorney. Problem was that every lawyer (and there were tons of them) claimed to have the best deal with payment plans etc. Everyone seemed so very disingenuous. But I knew that I had to get a lawyer so I started calling different numbers from Google search. I spoke with one, Gregory Smith, who offered to take my case for $900. I thought to myself, great, I hit the jackpot! But I was WRONG!! That was the dumbest thing I ever did because it is true, you get what you pay for. Gregory had me write him an email detailing what happened when I got pulled over. He asked whether I had done volunteer work, etc., basically wanting to "present me in a good light" to the judge. (By the way that is a losing mindset, he was already thinking of a bargain instead of a win). At the time I thought that was a great idea and should work. Well, it doesn't work that way, as these cases are of a technical nature. Rob explained later that the state has its responsibilities and specific things they have to do according to law – failure on their part results in violation of your/my right which in turn can result in a dismissal.
As the driver license hearing approached (which Gregory had ME set up - and of course I did not do it right), I started getting worried. I knew that I needed to do everything I can to win the case. A friend gave me Rob's number and immediately after speaking to me, he was formulating an attack plan, poking holes at the arresting officer's process. He wanted to meet, so that he can review the case with me. His goal was to educate me on the process so that I would understand what he and other attorneys were offering. If I wanted to hire him afterwards, it was up to me. After speaking with a number of lawyers, he was the most genuine and confident in his abilities.
Let's face it, if you blow anything over 0.08% and it's your first time getting charged, you're thinking holy crap that is it. It is not. Rob Miner's experience gives him an upper hand in finding all these technical oversights the arresting officer likely made which for me is about to get the case dismissed. Personally, his professionalism was amazing. All the interactions he had with driver license division and the courts - I was aware of. He cc'd me on emails, called me with updates and made sure I was aware of where we were in the process. I kept my license because he knew exactly what to do at the Driver License Hearing which happens within 10 days of the arrest. Rob Miner is about to get the case dismissed, which I never thought would happen. Oh and I live in Lehi! (His office is in Salt Lake but he drove to the Lehi Justice Court for appearances).
I would give this attorney 100000 stars if I could. Do yourself a HUGE favor and call Rob, at least, you’ll be much more informed at the end of it even if you decide not to hire him.
Thomas Weber, Criminal defense Attorney
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Robert Miner is a rare type of lawyer. He has depth of understanding about the law, but also creativity and versatility to put his knowledge to use. I have had several opportunities to evaluate the savvy in his legal analysis. More importantly, perhaps, he is an accessible and down to earth person. He shares his knowledge freely and advances the cases of others without expectation of compensation. I believe his paid clients are greatly served by his passion for justice. He has an uncanny knowledge regarding experts and expert witnesses which makes Robert an invaluable resource in sophisticated cases involving complex fact sets. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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