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.
Posted by a client
A few months ago I received a call from the police informing me that I was being investigated for some pretty serious crimes involving a girl I had met and had been intimate with. She got upset when I decided I didn't really want to see her again and made very serious accusations against me. I panicked, and found a lawyer online (one of the ones who pays to be at the top of the list). I paid him $1,000 to do "precharge work." The lawyer told me not to talk with the police and that he would follow up with everything. This turned out to probably be a mistake as it maybe could have been sorted out with the police in the beginning if I had had a good lawyer. Instead a few weeks later I was officially charged with multiple felonies. If convicted, I faced years in jail and would be on the sex offenders list for the rest of my life. I couldn't believe it. I'm a good person, and had always been respectful to women. I was as scared and confused as I had ever been in my entire life. How was all this happening to me...I called up the first lawyer and asked him what was going on. He didn't even know charges had been filed. I realized then that I had literally paid the guy $1,000 to make a 5 min phone call telling the police I wouldn't be making a statement. I reached out to an attorney friend of the family who immediately referred me to Rob Miner. I initially reached out to Rob on the phone. I was nervous, but he asked really good questions and I could tell that he knew what he was doing. He keyed in on certain parts of the case that I hadn't even thought of but that I realized were crucial. He was very low pressure and told me he was confident that he could handle the case but he also encouraged me to look into other attorneys if I wanted to. I decided to go with him. During our first meeting, he listened carefully to my story and took extensive notes. He told me multiple ways that we could set up a good defense and even acted out the things he could say in court. He was amazing in how much he came up with in a few short minutes and I could see that he had years experience dealing with witnesses, police officers and DAs. He was realistic and explained what the DA would probably do and what we should and shouldn't accept. He told me his retainer rates. It was kinda high, but I've learned that is pretty standard for a felony case like mine. He told me he would be billing me hourly, and that every single thing he did would be itemized so that I knew exactly what I was being charged for. He also let me know that he would never charge me for just talking or calling with questions. To be honest, his hourly rate was super reasonable considering his experience. I informed him that I could come up with the retainer, but that it would take a few days as I was waiting for a credit card to come in the mail. He understood and told me to contact him when I had it. After our meeting Rob immediately reached out to the DA's office. He left a long message for the head DA and also submitted a motion to retain certain bits of evidence that would be important for our defense. A few days later a letter came from the court. I took it to Rob along with the credit card to make payment. When we opened the letter we discovered that all charges had been dismissed! Possibly the DA did not know that there was other evidence, or based on his message, possibly they recognized that it wasn't a strong case for such extreme charges. I asked Rob what I owed him. He smiled and told me not to worry about it. HE DIDN'T CHARGE ME AT ALL! He said that the minimal amount of work wasn't worth the initial retainer and just to send others his way. Though I am lucky the charges were dropped, I am even more fortunate that I was referred to Rob. He was highly profesional, thorough, and very smart. He strategically showed the DA the holes in their case without giving away his defense, and that led to the charges being dropped. I would absolutely recommend Rob to anyone in the future!
Posted by a Federal Crime client
I have used Robert twice and both times have been very happy with his performance, knowledge and professionalism. Both cases that he represented me in I was very pleased with outcome. He was understanding and represented my case very well. You get what you pay for and even though he was more expensive than other attournies I have checked into, he was worth every penny. I would definetly recommend him!
Posted by Travis
We are currently clients of Mr Miner and are very pleased at this point, we deffintly would reccomend Rob to anyone so thank you Mr Miner...
Sincerely the Dunns
Posted by Jason
After calling a number of "criminal defense" attorneys I was frustrated and scared. Every attorney I had spoken to seemed callous and unsympathetic towards my situation. Then I called Rob. After a brief phone conversation I knew this man had decades of experience. He was calm and direct. He let me know what to expect. I felt confident in that he could help me, and help me, he did. What made me feel the most confident was he knew the system, he knew the law, he knew members of the court, the judges and the FBI investigators. He persuaded the judge to ZERO jail time and I was able to go home to my family. It's been a few months and I just had a follow up meeting with one of the FBI investigators. When the meeting was over the FBI investigator turned to leave and said to me "By the way, your attorney kicked the governments butt in court. He was very persuasive with the judge that day. Had we been in Los Angeles (where this agent worked before) you would have easily done time."
The agent left right after and I immediately called Rob and told him of all the compliments I could have given him for keeping me out of prison, all the information and peace of mind he provided throughout the ordeal. The best one came from the investigator trying to prosecute me.
I wanted to post a review about him because if you are facing trouble that requires an attorney... DON'T make a decision without speaking to Rob first, it may very well be the reason you get to spend time with your family and not in prison.
Posted by Shawn
Back in September I was arrested for a DUI. Upon learning that I needed an attorney a friend recommended Rob saying that she had hired him and was more than happy with the results of her case. Rob was very friendly and worked with me to figure out what happened and determine how my case looked. Communication was great and he would always let me know possible outcomes but noted that you never really know what can happen. At no point did I feel that I was being mislead. I was more than happy with the results that were achieved and would definitely recommend Rob to anyone that is in need of a great attorney.
Posted by Anthony
Rob and Gus handled my case w/ City of South Jordan and gave me outstanding results. I got 4 charges rapped up in 24 hours, 1 of which was a DUI. He got the DUI dropped to reckless driving and the 3 misdemeanor's dropped. He came to visit me at jail. The judge was smiling and told me specifically that I got a great deal. These guys know there stuff and would trust them with any type of case. I'm so lucky I found these 2 fine gentlemen. They pulled out all the stops and came to a quick resolution. Rob and Gus have made a huge impact in my life, I got 2 lawyers for the price of 1! They have very high ethics and standards and got me great results.
When it was all said and done the City owed me money from my bail and Gus got my fines reduced!
Thank you very much!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mr. Miner handled my criminal defense case. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to fully understand my very complicated circumstances. He worked hard to resolve my case in the very best manner possible for myself and my family. Although the outcome of the case was not as I would have liked, it was not due to any failure on the part of Mr. Miner. In fact, I believe the resolution of the case was substantially better than it would have been with a less experienced attorney. I also felt that the rate charged for Mr. Miner's services was very reasonable given the amount of time he spent on my case. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mr. Miner began representing our son after one of his associates(Gus Chin) who was handling the case was asked to leave the firm. The reason for his dismissal was unknown to us. Gus Chin, the associate, appeared before the judge with our son the day before his dismissal, never informing our son that he was leaving the firm until that day. Gus was aware of this fact at least a month or more before the court appearance. This information would have been extremely relevant in determining whether to stay with this firm. There was little if any preparation before going before the judge and no contact or consultation with the District Attorney's Office until minutes before the judge heard the case. I am certain Gus Chin's focus was on finding new employment instead of representing his client. Although the blame lays mainly with the associate, I believe that Mr. Miner who agreed to continue representation for our son should have taken his responsibility more seriously. He gave the case minimal attention and any progress that was made was done by us and our son. Our phone calls were rarely returned and e-mails were somehow lost or ignored. Because of his lack of interest our son's sentence was much longer than necessary. He also charged us an additional amount ($2500) on top of the $5000 that was payed to his associate. If this extra money had been beneficial it would have been well worth it, but we felt that it was unwaranted and had no positive effects on the case. It is unfortunate there aren't more reliable reviews on attorney's. We would never have hired anyone working at this firm. If you want a below average attorney go with this Mr. Miner or take my advice; pay a little extra and hire an attorney who will give 100%.