Catherine saved me from a woman who was out to destroy my life. The charge was stalking and my prior attorney had left me feeling light in the wallet and resigned to defeat. But given the penalties and stigma of a conviction, I knew I had to do better. I took to Avvo, where Catherine provided by far the most thoughtful and relevant answers to my questions and some useful insights of her own. It was clear she’d successfully defended many in my situation. More importantly, she understood my psychology and frustration. There is a genuine compassion about her.
In reviewing the charge against me Catherine quickly identified weaknesses and defenses that never would have occurred to me-including instances in which the accuser appeared to be the aggressor. In court Catherine forced the accuser to admit time and again that my alleged conduct did not violate Utah’s stalking laws. Catherine had a laser focus and fast, forceful responses. It was encouraging to watch the prosecutor grow smaller and smaller in his chair as the hearing progressed.
Catherine’s rates are absolutely affordable and her flat-fee arrangement encourages you to be in constant communication with her. You don’t have to worry about “running up the bill” with trivial matters-nor should you, as your case may well turn on what seems at first glance a minor detail. In Catherine you get an advocate who brings the experience of both defense attorney and judge. Not only does Catherine know the law, but she knows how the local legal system actually works. Do appreciate this advantage!
Catherine provided an excellent service both to me and to the community at large, in that she protected a good and necessary law from being cheapened and abused by a vengeful accuser. I would absolutely recommend Catherine to anyone in need of criminal defense. If you find yourself charged with a crime, your first call should be to Catherine Cleveland.