Case Result: Domestic Violence




Katie M. Filler

Practice Area:

Criminal Law

Length of Time:

Less than one year


Charges Never Filed

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The Challenge

In Utah, domestic violence crimes are treated very seriously by the police and handled very aggressively by prosecutors. Even a minor misunderstanding can lead to serious domestic violence charge. A person charged with a domestic violence offense may be served with a protective order, even before they are convicted of any crime. Domestic violence offenses can also result in someone becoming a “restricted person” which means they can’t have firearms.

Legal Strategy

Sometimes, the police investigation presents an unfair and biased picture of an incident. We work closely with our clients to get to the truth of what happened as quickly as possible. We make sure that our client’s rights are protected throughout the process.

Case Results

In this case, our client was accused of a domestic violence offense after a fight with an ex-girlfriend. We worked tirelessly to gather evidence to prove that what the alleged victim said happened never happened. Because of this work, the prosecutor’s office never filed charges against our client. Explore the issue of domestic violence, including its impact, signs, prevention, and resources for support and intervention.

The Best Outcomes


We worked diligently to get the charge of driving under the influence reduced to impaired driving. As a result, our client did not spend any time in jail and kept their driver’s license.


We proved our client did nothing wrong, and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case.

Assault, Domestic Violence in the Presence of a Child

Convince the prosecutor that given the evidence and their witness’s availability and credibility, the State would not prevail at trial. In this case, we had to aggressively pursue our client’s speedy trial rights and fight against the prosecutor’s attempts to delay the trial.

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