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Ian Quiel

Ian Quiel

Professional Utah Criminal Law and DUI Attorney
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  • Utah
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Ian Quiel is an experienced, respected, and professional trial attorney and Utah criminal defense lawyer at the law firm of Strong & Hanni. Ian has successfully represented thousands of clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. He has extensive courtroom and jury trial experience. Whether it's negotiating for a favorable deal from the prosecutor or taking your case to trial, Ian's focus is obtaining the best resolution for your case.

Ian is a criminal defense lawyer at the law firm of Strong & Hanni. Before joining the firm, Ian worked for the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association as a criminal public defender. During his time as a public defender, Ian represented clients charged with everything from minor misdemeanors and DUIs to first-degree felony, life-without-parole, homicide and sex-related offenses. Ian uses this vast litigation experience in his current practice, where he focuses on criminal defense and civil litigation.

Established in 1888, Strong & Hanni is one of Utah’s most respected and experienced law firms.

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
    White Collar Crime
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Juvenile Law
    Animal & Dog Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Utah State Bar
ID Number: 15232
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10th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Strong & Hanni
- Current
Trial Attorney
Salt Lake Legal Defender Association
Public defender for Salt Lake County.
Intern Prosecutor
Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: J.D. with honors Utah Law Review
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Professional Associations
Utah State Bar
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Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Speaking Engagements
“Know Before You Crawl”, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Young Alumni Association
Panelist and presenter at event giving first-year law students an introduction to legal networking, law firms, and the legal industry.
Trial Practice Institute Graduate
National Criminal Defense College
Utah Law License
Utah State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Ian Quiel Criminal Defense Attorney
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Recently applied for expungement and received a denial letter. Says 77-40-105(5)(C) can anybody explain?
A: Depending on your history, you could file motions in those class B cases to reduce them to lower level offenses and become eligible for expungement. It’s called a 402 reduction. An attorney could definitely help with this and might be preferable, as this involves a lot of paperwork and court filings.
Q. I was protesting recently and got arrested and charged with indecent public display.
A: The answer would depend on which municipality issued your SOB license. It also depends on what exactly you are being charged with. An arrest or conviction could possibly impact your license. You should contact an attorney immediately if you have been charged in connection with the recent protests. Many lawyers, myself included, are offering no-cost consultations to people arrested or charged in the recent protests.
Q. PO Violation due to COVID: Had to violate No Contact PO due to exposure of minor son to COVID.
A: Based on these facts, you could have an excellent defense. If your only communication was regarding a potential emergency (exposure to COVID-19), I suggest hiring an attorney to explain this to the DA and fight the case, if necessary.
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Contact & Map
Strong & Hanni
102 South 200 East
Ste. 800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: (435) 255-8519
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed