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Taylor C. Hartley

Taylor C. Hartley

Dedicated solely to criminal defense. Proven track record of nearly 3000 cases.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law
  • Utah
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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
James J. Lee
Reviewed by James J. Lee July 1, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Taylor does excellent work for his clients, obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts. His legal analysis and communication skills are second to none.
Client Reviews
Reviewed by E. C. February 28, 2020
Traffic Ticket in southern Utah - handled by an amazing team
I received a traffic ticket in southern Utah and due to the circumstances of its nature I knew I had to get a lawyer. After stressful searches with no success I found Liberty Law - I spoke with James and then Taylor. From the initial call to the final email i felt at ease. Taylor was on top of everything and the communication was outstanding, he was able to resolve the case in under 3 weeks. I highly recommend Taylor and the firm Liberty Law for any legals needs. Price is reasonable and the results are fast. I can't thank them enough!
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Summary

I have personal experience in nearly 3,000 criminal cases, ranging from DUI to rape to murder. Over the past 10+ years of practice, I have worked with hundreds of police officers and prosecutors and have appeared in court thousands of times. I know the system and the tricks the police use to gain an advantage. Few attorneys possess our firm’s background and extensive experience in this area of the law.

EXCLUSIVE PRACTICE - My practice is limited to Criminal, DUI, and Traffic defense cases. I am not a general practitioner who handles many different types of law. Criminal law has been my focus area since I became a lawyer over 10 years ago.

CUSTOMER SERVICE - I treat clients the way I would want to be treated if I was experiencing legal problems – with honesty, kindness, and respect. I do not tell clients what they want to hear just to get a case. I do not scare clients into retaining me. What I do is tell clients the truth and what the best strategies are, right over the phone. I return clients' phone calls. Additionally, my staff is well-informed and very helpful if I am not in the office when you call.

FREE IN-DEPTH CONSULTATIONS - I gladly talk to new clients over the phone. I will answer every question that you have over the phone, or even in person if you prefer, for free. I will gladly explain all of your options, give you my honest opinion about what could happen to you, and I even quote a fee right over the phone. I believe that an informed client is the best client.

Liberty Law has 3 office locations throughout Utah. Call for nearest office location. 801-709-6309.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    10% discount for veterans and college students
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
Utah State Bar
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Liberty Law, PLLC
- Current
Criminal Defense Attorney
Pearson Butler
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Morley & Associates
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Public Defender
Wasatch County District Court
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Owner & Criminal Defense Attorney
The Advocate Attorney, LLC
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Education
California Western School of Law
J.D. (2007)
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Brigham Young University
B.S. (2002) | Psychology
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Awards
Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorneys in Utah Award
National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NACDA awards the best criminal defense attorneys in each state with our most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of criminal defense. The attorneys that make our list have to first be nominated by a licensed practicing attorney or one of our in-house research staff members. Second, our research staff verifies that they meet the minimum requirements of membership. Then they have to be one of 50 attorneys chosen to advance to the final selection stage by our processing committee, and then our Board of Governors officially selects the Top 10 in each state. We know it is a tough process but we wouldn't have it any other way.
Professional Associations
Utah Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Sinner's Advocate
Certifications
United States Supreme Court Admission
U.S. Supreme Court
Federal Bar Admission
Central District of Utah of the United States of America
Websites & Blogs
Website
Taylor C. Hartley at Liberty Law, PLLC
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. I am facing 3 Charges for contributing to a minor for alcohol but I am not of legal age to purchase it and I know the
A: According to the law, an "adult" for purposes of "Contributing to a minor" is someone who is 18. So, unfortunately, even though you are not of legal age to drink, you are of legal age to contribute to a minor. However, an attorney most likely would still be able to help you with this charge by either dismissing charges or getting them reduced to something much lower.
Q. I'm on probation and renting a room in my aunts house, can they search the whole house or only my property and room?
A: Normally, law enforcement only has the right to search the area you're renting. If your rental agreement allows you to be in other parts of the house, then you're not just renting a room, but all the common areas, too. The other parts of the house may also be subject to search if you don't have a separate entrance/exit door into your room. The contract you have with probation might even require that the building you have a rented room in be open to searches. However, a search of your aunt's personal bedroom is probably illegal, unless you frequently go in there and law enforcement has probable cause to believe that you do so.
Q. citation after an accident the day before i moved to Canada. I found out that I need to appear in court. options?
A: You can quickly resolve it by paying the fine (which may include restitution). However, if you would rather contest it, an attorney can go to court for you and resolve it without you having to come back. An attorney would be able to get the police report and figure out different options of how to resolve your matter, which may include dismissing certain charges, amending the charges, reducing the fine, or even taking it to trial. If you enter the U.S. without having resolved it, it may have an effect on reentry. Because it's just a traffic matter, they may let you enter to take care of it. There is a possibility that it may bar you from reentry. If there is a warrant, that could mean other trouble like detention. It's best to take care of it before coming back.
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Contact & Map
Liberty Law
American Fork Office
21 E 100 N
Suite 202
American Fork, UT 84003
Telephone: (801) 709-6309
Cell: (801) 404-4987
Liberty Law
Salt Lake City Office
4001 South 700 East
Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Telephone: (801) 709-6309
Cell: (801) 404-4987
Liberty Law
Clearfield Office
49 E 200 S
Clearfield , UT 84015
Toll-Free: (801) 709-6309
Cell: (801) 404-4987
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