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57 West 200 South American Plaza II Suite 200
Salt Lake City UT 84101
(801) 579-0600

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Michael McGinnis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Constitutional Studies from Utah State University in 2004. He then went on to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. While in law school, Mike focused on trial skills with a concentration on litigation. Before turning his practice focus to criminal defense work, Mike worked in civil litigation and family law. Over the years laboring in the legal field, he has gained valuable experience dealing with judges and law enforcement agencies, legal administrators, and clients.

Mike is a proud member of the Utah State Bar, the Salt Lake County Bar, the Federal Bar, and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Along with other attorneys at Schatz, Anderson & Uday, Mike has completed the NHTSA student course for the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST). Mike's practice now deals entirely with DUI and criminal defense, and he defends clients accused of a variety of criminal charges, including DUI, drug possession, and theft charges. With his background in the courtroom, he's not afraid to take a case to trial when the situation warrants it. He will fight for your rights, not just work a plea deal.

Steve Anderson

Steve received his BA in Criminal Justice from Weber State University in 1996 and his JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, in 1999. Steve has been in private practice for nearly a decade, and his practice focuses entirely on criminal and DUI defense. In the past 8 years, he has successfully handled over 1000 criminal and DUI cases—from simple misdemeanors such as drug possession and domestic violence to serious felonies such as aggravated assault, auto theft, drug distribution, robbery, and sex offenses.
Steve is a proud member of the Utah State Bar, Salt Lake County Bar, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he has never received a bar complaint. To further his knowledge of DUIs and police procedure, Steve has completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) student course for the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST). Steve is well known in the legal community as a compassionate yet aggressive defense attorney who truly puts his client’s interests first. Steve is highly knowledgeable and experienced in both DUI and criminal defense and has navigated just about every kind of criminal case. A quiet but heart-felt people person, he’s confident but not showy. You’ll never hear it from his lips, but he has been honored and praised by his colleagues. He’s excellent at what he does, which is protect the rights of citizens accused of crimes in Utah.
 
 

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SATISFIED CLIENTS

Victories*

*Cases are real, actual cases, but client names have been changed to initials for privacy purposes

Salt Lake City v. SH,
Salt Lake City Justice Court, Attorney Jason Schatz, secured a NOT GUILTY verdict on a DUI charge at a jury trial despite the fact that the Defendant's breath test result indicated a blood alcohol level of .125. Thorough discovery revealed that the breath testing machine used to test the Defendant had to be taken out of service within a few weeks of the Defendant's arrest due to a machine malfunction.
Salt Lake City v DG
Salt Lake City Justice Court, Attorney Steve Anderson obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict at trial for his client on the charge of DUI. The Client lived out of state and is the head of a multi-million dollar company and as a result of the verdict, the client was able to maintain his employment and driving privileges.
Salt Lake City v. KW
Salt Lake City Justice Court, Attorney Jason Schatz, obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict at jury trial. The Defendant was stopped for speeding by an experienced motor officer. The arresting officer observed 6 of 6 clues on HGN, 4 of 8 clues on Walk and Turn, and 3 of 4 clues on One Leg Stand, and Defendant refused to submit to a breath test.
USA v RW
Federal District Court, Attorney Steve Anderson was successful in having federal drug charges dismissed prior to trial after challenging the officer's lack of probable cause to arrest his client.
Draper City v CT
Draper City Justice Court, Attorney Steve Anderson obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict at trial for his client who was charged with reckless driving & negligent collision. This allowed the client's drivers license to be unaffected as well as his insurance costs.
State of Utah v. KT
Salt Lake County Justice Court, Attorney Jason Schatz successfully defended the Defendant on a charge of DUI and obtained a NOT Guilty jury verdict. The Defendant's BAC was .089 and the officer claimed to have observed 4 of 6 clues on HGN, 5 of 8 clues on Walk and Turn, and 3 of 4 clues on One Leg Stand.
West Valley City v. GG
West Valley City Justice Court, Attorney Jason Schatz filed a Motion to Suppress on the Defendant's 2nd DUI in 10 years arguing that the officer lacked the necessary reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop on Defendant's vehicle which was granted by the court resulting in a dismissal of all charges, including DUI. The Defendant also had been arrested for his 3rd DUI in 10 years and the dismissal eliminated the felony upgrade.

Reinstatement of Cross Examination at Driver License Hearings, in May of 2007 the Drivers License Division adopted a rule eliminating the right of a defense attorney to cross examine the arresting officer. Attorney Jason Schatz single handedly filed dozens of appeals to District Court and eventually obtained orders from numerous District Court Judge's finding that the lack of cross examination violated a drivers right to Due Process forcing the DLD to reinstate cross examination at all hearings across the state.

Salt Lake City v. TB
Third District Court, Attorney Jason Schatz was successful in getting all charges, including DUI, dismissed after filing a Motion to Suppress challenging the officer's basis for a traffic stop based on a report from the client's ex-wife that he was drunk and driving his children in the car. The Motion was granted by the Third District Court. The City then appealed to the Court of Appeals which upheld the suppression order. The City then petitioned the Utah Supreme Court and the appeal was again denied.
State v. BF
Third District-Salt Lake, Attorney Steve Anderson was successful in having his client's Third Degree Felony DUI dismissed on two separate filings from the District Attorney's Office. Also, the client's driver's license suspension was overturned on Appeal.
Salt Lake City v BS
Third District Court-Salt Lake, Attorney Steve Anderson appealed the client's Justice Court conviction and obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict in District Court for his client on an assault charge. The client had previously been convicted of the charge in justice court.
West Jordan City v. DP
West Jordan Justice Court, Attorney Jason Schatz filed a Motion to Suppress arguing that the officer lacked the necessary reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop on Defendant's vehicle which was granted by the court resulting in a dismissal of all charges, including DUI, despite the Defendant's breath test result showing a BAC of .209.
Salt Lake City v CP
Third District Court-Salt Lake, Barrett-Attorney Steve Anderson was successful in having DUI charges dismissed after a suppression hearing challenging the police officer's reasonable suspicion to stop the client's vehicle. This resulted in the client not having a DUI on his record.
Murray City v. RT
Murray Justice Court, Attorney Jason Schatz was able to appeal the Defendant's administrative driver license suspension and have the suspension over turned on appeal. Attorney Schatz also negotiated the clients DUI charge reduced to Impaired Driving despite the Defendant's .171 BAC based on an irregularity in the breath test procedure, saving the client's CDL and his job.

Michael C. McGinnis

Michael McGinnis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Constitutional Studies from Utah State University in 2004. He then went on to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. While in law school, Mike focused on trial skills with a concentration on litigation. Before turning his practice focus to criminal defense work, Mike worked in civil litigation and family law. Over the years laboring in the legal field, he has gained valuable experience dealing with judges and law enforcement agencies, legal administrators, and clients.

Mike is a proud member of the Utah State Bar, the Salt Lake County Bar, the Federal Bar, and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Along with other attorneys at Schatz, Anderson & Uday, Mike has completed the NHTSA student course for the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST). Mike's practice now deals entirely with DUI and criminal defense, and he defends clients accused of a variety of criminal charges, including DUI, drug possession, and theft charges. With his background in the courtroom, he's not afraid to take a case to trial when the situation warrants it. He will fight for your rights, not just work a plea deal.

Steve Anderson

Steve received his BA in Criminal Justice from Weber State University in 1996 and his JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, in 1999. Steve has been in private practice for nearly a decade, and his practice focuses entirely on criminal and DUI defense. In the past 8 years, he has successfully handled over 1000 criminal and DUI cases—from simple misdemeanors such as drug possession and domestic violence to serious felonies such as aggravated assault, auto theft, drug distribution, robbery, and sex offenses.

Steve is a proud member of the Utah State Bar, Salt Lake County Bar, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he has never received a bar complaint. To further his knowledge of DUIs and police procedure, Steve has completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) student course for the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST). Steve is well known in the legal community as a compassionate yet aggressive defense attorney who truly puts his client’s interests first. Steve is highly knowledgeable and experienced in both DUI and criminal defense and has navigated just about every kind of criminal case. A quiet but heart-felt people person, he’s confident but not showy. You’ll never hear it from his lips, but he has been honored and praised by his colleagues. He’s excellent at what he does, which is protect the rights of citizens accused of crimes in Utah.

Charles R.B. Stewart III

Charles did undergraduate work at the University of Utah. Before attending law school, he worked in the legal field for over 15 years both as a paralegal and as the Utah State Bar’s Pro Bono Coordinator. Charles is well known in the legal community by both criminal and civil lawyers. During his time working in the legal field, he has gained valuable experience dealing with judges, lawyers, administrators, and clients. He has experience in handling cases involving social security as well as criminal and DUI defense. From 2000-2004 Charles was an adjunct faculty member at Salt Lake Community College teaching and supervising numerous paralegal courses and clinics.

Charles returned to school and earned his law degree from Whittier College of Law in 2008. He is a proud member of the Utah State Bar, Salt Lake County Bar, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives and has never received a bar complaint.

For the past two years, Charles has worked with our firm conducting extensive writing and research in the areas of DUI and criminal defense. It was Charles’s hard work and research that assisted the firm in arguing against the Utah Drivers License Division’s abrupt change in policy in 2007 that prohibited defense attorneys from cross examining officers at DUI administrative hearings. In conjunction with Jason Schatz, they filed dozens of Administrative Appeals in the District Courts, resulting in numerous District Court rulings that found the procedure a Due Process violation, ultimately resulting in the reinstatement of cross examination at all DUI administrative hearings across the State. Charles has also assisted in drafting briefs and motions attacking the State’s breath testing program, which is still being litigated today. Charles is the newest member of the firm but brings with him a vast array of legal experience spanning over 15 years. He has already proven to be a very effective defense attorney for his clients.

Richard G. Uday

Rich was born and raised in Ogden, Utah and completed his undergraduate work at Weber State College. He attended law school here at home and graduated from the University of Utah, College of Law in 1988. Rich excelled in law school and was selected as a two-year member of the Utah Law Review.

Before opening his private law practice Rich began his career working for several years gaining valuable and considerable experience representing those charged with serious crimes before the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals and the District Court for the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association.

Before partnering in Schatz, Anderson & Uday, Rich operated his own small law firm focusing almost exclusively on defending those charged with committing criminal offenses, primarily major felonies and appeals. He housed that law practice in Salt Lake City but practiced in courts throughout the state.

Rich maintains a major felony case-load, where he represents clients charged with such serious crimes as homicide, arson, aggravated robbery, forgery, aggravated sexual offenses, assaults and drug charges. Rich’s practice continues to include arguing appeals before the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals.

In conjunction with his law practice Rich has been active in both the local community and the legal community. Rich taught college law classes as he directed the Paralegal Studies Program as a tenured professor at the Salt Lake Community College for over thirteen years. He is a member of both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

His invaluable experiences practicing and teaching law led Rich to accept a position where he assisted in organizing a not-for-profit entity and then acted as Director of the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program, an American Bar Association approved program dedicated to assisting fellow attorneys, paralegals and legal staff experiencing difficulties with alcohol, drug addiction or mental health issues.

Rich’s strengths are his intellect, his experience, his compassion and his understanding of the circumstances facing you when you are charged by the government of committing a criminal act. With his twenty-plus years of experience, Rich has earned his well-deserved reputation as the man you want to have representing you in such serious times.

Jason A. Schatz

Jason earned his undergraduate and law degree from the University of Utah. Immediately upon graduating from law school, Jason and Steve formed the private practice of Schatz & Anderson, focusing on criminal and DUI defense. 

Since entering private practice, he has continued to study DUI defense, having completed both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Student Course as well as the NHTSA SFST Instructor Course. Jason has also attended an Intoxilyzer Operator’s course and an Intoxilyzer Technician’s course to learn more about breath testing. Jason is a proud member of the Utah State Bar, Salt Lake County Bar, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has never received a bar complaint. He is also proud to be a member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) and recently became the FIRST attorney in the State of Utah to become Board Certified in DUI Defense—1 of only 38 elite attorneys in the United States to have earned that certification.

Jason is known by cops, prosecutors, judges and other defense attorneys throughout the state as one of the most knowledgeable, aggressive and effective DUI defense attorneys in Utah, so much so that Jason is often asked to lecture and teach other attorneys interested in duplicating his success in defending DUIs.

In December of 2006, Jason was featured on the cover of City Weekly magazine as Utah’s go to "DUI Guy!" A confirmed workaholic with a remarkable memory and astute attention to detail, Jason tirelessly and creatively works each case as a special challenge vigorously fighting for his clients at both the administrative and criminal level to preserve his clients' driving privileges and their freedom. You’ll get no better defense for an alcohol- or drug-related driving offense than from Jason Schatz.


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SAU Law

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We Defend DUI and Criminal Cases Throughout Utah

SAU lawyers emphasize defending DUI and criminal cases aggressively as opposed to just seeking plea bargains. In our view, the plea bargain process is sometimes the lazy way to get a resolution in a DUI or criminal case. We undertake a thorough examination of each client's case. Only after that analysis do we make a decision — in conjunction with our client — about whether to fight for a dismissal, try the case with a judge or a jury, or seek a plea bargain for a lesser charge.

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We serve all over Utah—Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Tooele, Logan, Vernal, St. George and Their Surrounding Areas.

We offer all potential new clients a one-hour free initial consultation. This will allow plenty of time to talk at length about your legal problem and begin to discuss strategies for reaching an acceptable resolutions.

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