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Brent J Huff

Brent J Huff

There is nothing you can say now that I can't say better later (Don't talk)
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Utah
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I love my job and am dedicated to diligently advocating for individuals charged in an overly punitive justice system. I am admitted to practice in the State Courts of Utah and in the Federal Courts for the District of Utah. In addition to my private practice, I also serve as a co-chair for the Landlord-Tenant pro-se calendar, and as a committee member for the Veteran's Free Legal Clinic. Both programs are run by the Young Lawyers Division of the Utah Bar. Previously, I was an associate at the Law Office of Michael J. Langford. I've also completed a clinical internship at the Salt Lake Legal Defender's Association, at the Utah Court of Appeals, and at the Office of Legal Counsel for Hill Air Force Base. Prior to practicing law, I served for 13 years in the United States Military.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
Additional Practice Area
  • Expungements and 402 Reductions
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Pashto: Written
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Brent J HUff
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As of-counsel for the Langford-Ramos Law firm, I represent individuals in Federal and State criminal defense cases.
Law Office of Michael J. Langford
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.
University of Utah
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The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. (2017) | Criminal Law; International Law
Activities: Jessup International Moot Court - First team to compete internationally; Pro Bono Initiative -Director of Special Projects;
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 16474
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Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Utah Young Lawyers Division
Member: Committee Member of Veterans Pro Bono Clinic
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Websites & Blogs
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The Law Office of Michael J. Langford
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. How do i prevent someone from coming onto my property when they have been verbally instructed not to but still do.
A: It might be a good idea to send them a formal letter telling them that they are not welcome on your property and that you are "trespassing" them from the property. Of course, as long as daughter is dating this person, it may be impossible to keep them from affecting your life.
Q. Is it advisable to bring my paper to read my "testimony" off of? Or does that make for irrate judges?
A: If you are trying to get a better offer, it is the prosecutor rather than the Judge who you must convince. Thus, reading a letter in court is unlikely to be the best way to persuade the prosecutor. I generally advise clients to not talk, send letters, or otherwise communicate with the prosecutor or judge. Basically, that is out job and we are better at it. When we advocate for someone else, it is almost always more effective than when the person advocates for themselves. The same words or information coming from someone other than a defendant tends to be more persuasive to a prosecutor. Prosecutors tend to view statements from a defendant as self-serving and unreliable. However, the same information or statements coming from an officer of the court, your attorney, usually carry more weight with a prosecutor. This is especially true if the attorney enjoys a good relationship with the prosecutor such that the prosecutor tends to trust the attorney's representations about a client.
Q. I am interested in signing a 2-3 year lease. I would like to pay it in full, can that be done?
A: I would not advise it for the same reason I would not buy a ring on a first date. Landlord-Tenant relationships sometimes go south or simply must end for various reasons. Further, when landlords have money in hand, they tend to pay less attention to their obligations.
Q. What's the statue of limitations?
A: 2 years for a misdemeanor. 4 for a felony. So the theft allegation from 2013 would be past the statute. However, a trespass charge could be filed for returning.
Q. Can I get charged post fact?
A: Technically, yes. However, the facts as you have provided them might not create probable cause to charge you with possession. The existence of weed in your car without you, does not on it's own, meet the definition of the crime. With that said, if the prosecutor's office has reason to believe that facts beyond these exist, they could charge even after-the-fact. If the police contact you, you have a right to remain silent. If the police contact you or if you believe that they may be investigating you, do not contact them. Rather, hire an attorney to speak on your behalf.
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Contact & Map
Law Office
43 E 400 S
SLC, UT 84111
Telephone: (801) 641-9620