I wanted to write and let you know how much my family and I appreciate you, and the services you provided me in the last year. I am convinced that without your help as part of my *team*, things definitely had the potential to turn out very differently for me.
Thank you for all the time you spent coaching, answering emails or just answering my calls. You were there above and beyond, even if I was just scared and needed a boost to get through the day. The information you provided me with was fantastic and I appreciated your integrity and honesty.
I have spent alot of time over the last four months reflecting on the events of the past year and the circumstances leading up to it. There is nothing that could of prepared me for the 12 days (that felt like 12 months) of jailtime I served. It was a nightmare. I am so very grateful it was not more.
During my 90 days of home confinement I was able to throw myself back into working hard (thanks to my supportive employer) and for the 2nd time in 7 months, I was awarded a second promotion and very nice raise. I am so thankful to be employed at a great job and not having to settle because of my felony record.
At the end of January, I will have completed 160 of the 200 hours of community service I was sentenced to, even though the judge only ordered me to do a minimum of 16 hours a month, and while working 55 hours a week at my job. I've met some fantastic people I am proud to call my friends that I would of never met otherwise and I will continue (with my family) to help out even after I've completed my time.
So, I guess what I wanted to let you know is that what I've learned is really immeasurable and I am a better human than I was one year ago today. Thank you!
Kind regards – P.W.
On behalf of Brent and his family, thank-you again for preparing and presenting this comprehensive report and for accepting a reduced fee for your services. It was clearly a time-intensive task performed with careful attention to detail and compassion for your subject. I am confident that this report and your presence in the courtroom helped to persuade the prosecutors and judges in both cases to choose community service over incarceration, which would have compromised Brent's already fragile physical and mental health.
Brent left the courtroom on Tuesday with a belief in his ability to overcome adversity, a renewed feeling of hope for his future,and enduring gratitude for those who have helped him put his derailed life back on track.
Thank you, Kim.
I just wanted to let you all know that Kim Harward’s alternative presentence report made a huge difference in the sentencing of my client earlier today. He was convicted of a felony DUI that occurred in March 2009 and which came on the fairly recent tail of two other DUIs, along with a number of other misdemeanor convictions. At the time of the offense, the client was in a pretty bad place and if he had been sentenced then, I am guessing he would have been given at least six months in jail, probably more.
But Kim went to work and pointed out for the court how the client had changed his life in the intervening year and a half and how a sentence of incarceration would be likely to undermine the progress that had been made. He included both factual information from the client’s life and academic information from relevant corrections literature. He painted a picture that strongly encouraged the judge to do what was best for the client in because that was in fact what was best for society as well.
As a result, the judge ignored the state’s request for four months of jail time and the statute’s apparent requirement of two months of jail time and simply imposed four months of GPS monitoring (together with traditional requirements such as ignition interlock, etc). The client was very pleased with the result.
Matthew R. Howell
Just wanted to give a shout out to Kim Harward who did an excellent job on a case I had last week and helped keep a client of mine out of prison. Kim exceeded my expectations from begining to end and I will use him again when the situation arises. Thanks Kim.
I have to concur I have used Kim twice and have had exceptional results, I had a client looking at 1-15 on a second and had done prison before, based on Kims research and recomendations they recieved 300 days work release and probation, Kim is awesome and has been great every time.
Kim is, simply, amazing. The "regular" AP & P presentence report recommended 90 days jail time (based on their cookie cutter matrix), even though essentially it was a first offense "road rage" (Agg Assault, Third Degree Felony), before Judge McDade in Provo. We had a global resolution with a justice court thrown in as well, so my guy pleaded to a Third, with another Third and a Reckless and the justice court charge all dismissed. Even with the global resolution, the prosecutor wanted the jail time (90 days, for hell sakes, no property damage, no physical harm, just hurt feelings- well, REALLY hurt feelings, to be honest). Thanks to Kim's efforts (and, he did this at the last minute, devoting almost the entirety of Wednesday night through Friday morning) and got some nice letters (even from an ex-wife, which, in my experience, is usually the last person willing to write nice things about the ex) and it made a huge difference to the court. Also, his fee was nominal. Result? Five days in jail, community service, reasonable fine, anger mgmt and no VMH assessment, no zero alcohol requirement, Prime for Life, Victims Impact Panel, blah blah (I know they are usually for DUI's but still.....). The client was thrilled, as three months in jail would have ruined him financially.
Another satisfied customer, Kim.
Morrison & Morrison
Extremely good feedback from Judge Barrett regarding our use of Utah Sentencing Alternatives report and submitted prior to sentencing on F2 auto homicide case.
Judge Barrett said the report was well written, thorough, informative, and provided a bunch more ACCURATE information than AP&P's PSI report. Judge actually went with most of our sentencing recommendations and had Mr. Harward give some useful information to the AP&P agent in the courtroom.
We highly recommend that you contact Kim Harward at 801 990-6271 to discuss how his investigation and report can benefit your clients. We have had two investigations completed so far and have been extremely pleased with the quality and content.
Stephanie Kuuipo Miya
LONI F. DeLAND
I hired Kim as a consultant on a very difficult criminal matter. Kim provided a sentencing report to the Judge that was instrumental in my client receiving a favorable outcome. Kim digs deeper into the important issues and provides amore thorough report than the probation officers assigned by the court. I would highly recommend him.
The case for which I hired Kim was extremely stressful because it involved a relative. The results, in direct contrast to the pre-sentence report, were simply remarkable. He achieved a monumental reduction in the sentence and my client was ecstatic, as was I. He did this on a moments notice, and worked around the clock. His price was very reasonable. I will definitely hire Kim again.
Morrison & Morrison
I am a criminal defense attorney. Kim did an alternative presentence report for a client of mine charged with downloading child pornography. Client was autistic, bipolar and under the age of 18. Kim utilized his expertise and skills to help the judge understand a complicated situation. The results were fantastic. I highly recommend Kim Harward to other attorneys.