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Bautista & Campbell Utah Criminal Defense Lawyers

Why choose Jeanne Campbell as your attorney? Defending yourself against a criminal prosecution can be difficult and confusing, even in a minor misdemeanor case. In more complex felony cases, the task can be absolutely overwhelming. And the consequences can be devastating.

Choosing the right lawyer is the most important key to getting your life back, but it's also the hardest. Don't judge a lawyer by his website. In Salt Lake especially, the attorneys who spend the most money on Google advertising are not the best attorneys.

There's no one with more experience and success than Jeanne Campbell and Rudy Bautista. For more than 25 years, through word of mouth only, they have successfully defended thousands of clients facing charges ranging from murder to DUI, and virtually everything in between. We built this site so people like you could find us, because we want to help, and we're the best at what we do.

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If you or a loved one has been arrested, questioned by police, cited or charged with a crime, or otherwise received notice that a criminal investigation is pending, it is vital to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our attorneys can explain your rights and help you understand what the best options may be in defending against criminal prosecution.


Call us today to arrange an free initial consultation. 

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Contact a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney

Based in Salt Lake City, Bautista & Campbell have been providing effective and aggressive criminal representation to clients throughout Utah for over 25 years.




District Courts

Justice Courts

Juvenile Courts


White Collar Defense

Violent Crimes

Drug Charges

Post-Conviction Reliefs

Sex Offenses


Property Crimes

Domestic Violence

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact Bautista & Campbell now to arrange for a confidential consultation.


Bautista & Campbell


Rudy Bautista

Rudy J. Bautista graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY in 1991. Following a successful career as a Merchant Marine officer, Mr. Bautista entered and graduated from the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark School of Law in 1999. 

Mr. Bautista is one of only a few criminal defense attorneys in private practice who is qualified, under Utah Supreme Court rules, to represent clients facing the death penalty for a capital murder charge in Utah. Thanks to his hard work and extensive experience, Mr. Bautista has successfully helped five clients facing capital homicide charges to avoid the death penalty. Mr. Bautista also defends a full range of felony and misdemeanor cases in both state and federal court.


Jeanne Campbell

Jeanne T. Campbell graduated as undergraduate valedictorian from Brigham Young University, and then top of her class at the respected J. Reuben Clark School of Law in 1997.

Attorney Campbell led a successful career in prosecution before becoming an aggressive criminal defense lawyer, working for both the Utah Attorney General and the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Offices. 

After switching to defense, Ms. Campbell built a winning track record of over 20 years of valuable courtroom and extensive trial experience, by handling some of Utah's toughest cases in various district courts throughout the state of Utah. 

While successfully navigating people through our justice system, Ms. Campbell advocates for affordable, qualified legal representation. 


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Case Review

Your Freedom is Our Reputation

Every Case is Defendable

You Have The Right To Remain Silent
The police are trained to get you to incriminate yourself.  Do not be intimidated.

You Have The Right To Examine The Evidence
This right covers ALL evidence against you, including eyewitnesses, scientific analysis, and any surveillance of your activities.

You Have The Right To An Aggressive Defense
Please don't waive your right to legal counsel. We stake our reputation on fighting for your rights.


Criminal Defense Strategy

Successfully fighting criminal charges in Utah requires more than just tough talk. It requires an attorney with real experience, skill, and knowledge. Our Firm is one of the only a few criminal defense attorneys in private practice qualified for appointment to defend capital homicide (death penalty) cases. They are seasoned trial attornies who apply their skills defending felony and misdemeanor charges.

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Collateral Consequences

In addition to jail, prison, and fines, a criminal conviction in Utah can also carry a variety of collateral consequences. Legal consequences that are sometimes directly tied to a criminal conviction can include a suspension of driving privileges, loss of the right to carry a firearm or weapon, or loss of professional licensing. Other consequences, such as losing a job or being evicted from an apartment, may not be legally mandated, but still commonly occur following a criminal conviction.

Criminal Defense Legal Resources

The following links provide information relevant to defending against criminal prosecution in the State of Utah. Note, however, that online resources cannot replace the advice and assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact us today to arrange for an initial confidential consultation with Bautista & Campbell.

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Consequences of Conviction

A criminal conviction in Utah can result in a substantial jail or prison sentence, as well as thousands of dollars in fines. Even a conviction for the lowest level misdemeanor (class C) carries a potential jail sentence of 90 days and more than a thousand dollars in fines (including surcharge). More serious charges obviously carry the potential for much more serious consequences. 

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A Team in Your Corner

Every morning, our legal team has a meeting to discuss our cases. This means that no matter whom you go with within our firm, the expertise of the whole team weighs in on your case. 

Our Approach
At Bautista and Campbell, we handle each case from the onset as if the case were going to trial. While most criminal cases are dismissed or resolved prior to trial, this kind of aggressive and diligent case preparation is fundamental to achieving a successful result for our clients. Whether you intend to take your case all the way to trial or are hoping to reach a negotiated resolution, it is vital to have an attorney on your side who is willing to put in the work necessary to achieve the results that you need.

Legacy of Success
Our attorneys have been working for 30 years and have proven track records of success. We use that experience to help you down a path to the results you need.

Check out our success stories, and then schedule your free phone consultation today.

Call or Text to set up an appointment for a case review at no charge:  801-669-8070

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