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Brent J Huff

Brent J Huff

Anything you can say now, I can say better later (don't talk to the cops!)
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Utah
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Biography

I love my career as a Criminal Defense Attorney. Every day, I get to defend our Constitutional rights against an excessively punitive and discriminatory criminal "justice" system. In our criminal "justice" system, many people are wrongfully accused, over-charged, over-punished, or simply not afforded basic human respect. I endeavor to help my clients navigate this system. Sometimes this requires me to show a Jury why my client is wrongfully accused. Sometimes this requires me to show a Judge why a search, seizure, or interrogation, violated our Constitution. Sometimes this requires me to work with a Prosecutor to reach a fair and just resolution in a case. I look forward to performing these tasks and others in order to most effectively serve the people whom I represent.

Prior to opening my own practice, I worked at the firm of Langford-Ramos and its predecessor, Langford Legal. I also interned at the Salt Lake Legal Defender's Association, at the Utah Court of Appeals, and at the Hill Air Force Base Office of Legal Counsel. I currently sit on the Utah State Bar's Board for the Young Lawyer's Division as the Chair of a program that provides free representation to people facing eviction and as a Committee Member for a program that provides free legal advice to Veterans. I have been recognized as the 2018 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and continue to volunteer through the Utah State and Federal Courts.

Prior to practicing law, I served in the United States Marine Corps and the Utah National Guard. My experience as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant, Intelligence Sergeant, and Linguist, helped prepare me to be successful in this career. I have been honored to represent many veterans in my practice.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Area
  • Expungements and 402 Reductions
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah
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Languages
  • Pashto: Written
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Brent J HUff
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Of-Counsel
Langford-Ramos
- Current
As of-counsel for the Langford-Ramos Law firm, I represent individuals in Federal and State criminal defense cases.
Associate
Law Office of Michael J. Langford
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As an associate of Michael Langford, I worked on State and Federal cases, both as private counsel and by appointment. I drafted trial court and appellate pleadings for State and Federal courts. I conducted oral arguments in Federal and State Courts and conducted trials in State courts. I also represented individuals in Juvenile proceedings, Administrative proceedings, and pre-filing of criminal charges.
Education
University of Utah
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The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. (2017) | Criminal Law; International Law
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Activities: Jessup International Moot Court - First team to compete internationally; Pro Bono Initiative -Director of Special Projects;
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Awards
Client Champion - Gold 2020
Martindale-Hubble
Based on Satisfaction
Client's Choice - 2020
Avvo
Based on client satisfaction
Top Contributor - 2020
Avvo
Based on quantity of free legal advice provided on Avvo.com
Client's Choice - 2019
Avvo
Based on Client Satisfaction
Top Contributor - 2019
Avvo
Based on quantity of free legal advice given on Avvo.com
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
S.J. Quinney School of Law
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar  # 16474
Member
Current
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Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Utah Young Lawyers Division
Member: Committee Member of Veterans Pro Bono Clinic
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of Brent J Huff
Legal Answers
22 Questions Answered
Q. Dear Sir or MadamI have a question about the admissibility of evidence.
A: It Depends. Ultimately it depends on what the Judge believes. What the Judge believes will depend on the facts of a particular case and how well those facts and the relevant law are argued to the Judge by an attorney. For a judge to determine that evidence was obtained in violation of a person's 4th Amendment rights, the judge would have to determine that a private person was acting as a government agent. The Judge would have to be convinced that this was more likely than not true.
Q. What are the fines for interfering with an arrest
A: The maximum fine for a Class B Misdemeanor is $1900 ($1000 + 90% surcharge). (https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/criminallaw/penalties.asp). However, Judges rarely order people to pay maximum fines. For example, a DUI conviction as a Class B Misdemeanor, requires a judge to order around a $1500 fine. Most other conviction for Class B Misdemeanors have no such requirement and often carry a fine of substantially less than a DUI. Interference with an arresting officer is a serious charge and can also carry jail time, probation time, and other sentences. It always makes sense to have an attorney determine if there is a way to fight the case or a way to get a more favorable resolution.
Q. Can you be held in county jail on federal hold with no charges?
A: It sounds like your sister may be dealing with a federal case. Federal cases tend to move slowly; it would not be unusual for a person to have initially appeared before the court in August and to not have had another hearing. By calling an attorney with access to the federal and state systems, you can determine if there is a case and if there is an attorney assigned to the case. Federal cases tend to carry much higher penalties and also tend to have have much stronger evidence against a defendant than state cases. Anyone federally indicted needs an attorney, needs an attorney they trust, and needs listen to that attorney.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Brent J Huff
401 South Main Street
Suite 930
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: (801) 641-9620
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours