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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Short and Simple:
I got charged with DUI, Refusal, Open Container and Speeding on June 8th 2013. I legitimately thought that I would go to court and fight it myself, being a pompous 24 year old, because of the circumstances of my case. After being advised by my friend and ex-DEA/ NJ Police veteran not to do that, my wife found this guy:
at first, I was skeptical because I'm skeptical with all lawyers, but after meeting with PHL I got a good vibe. He gave me a generous discount from the jump due to my age and convincing plea for help, and after deciding to take it all to trial to beat the case, we went to war.
During the trial, Peter literally punched holes in the State Trooper's statements and defense like a hole-puncher, and all I had to do was sit tight. Even though the judge in the particular municipality I was in, not to mention the prosecutor, was tough on DUI, I could tell PHL was working his magic.
Long story short, I got charged with speeding (4 Points) and an Open Container ($400 fine) and the DUI/REFUSAL BOTH GOT DROPPED!! That is unheard of.
The moral of the story is this: If I, being a 24 year old kid who handled and paid this whole situation by myself (of course with my wife as well) could afford to pay PHL, so can you. You get what you pay for. Either way when you catch a case or a charge, its a loss; meaning if you don't fight it, you'll pay, and if you do fight, you will also pay. You might as well pay for the mistake upfront, especially with Peter because he will give the result you were looking for. If you do the math, I came up about 6 K on top. No $3 K fee, no IOP program, classes, community service, state surcharges, breathalyzer in the car etc...
You get what you pay for
Posted by Alexander S., a DUI client, Flag
Earlier this year I managed to find myself in the drunk tank at the local precinct, for a second time. Upon being released, and not to mention at a very low point in my life, i hired Mr. Lederman as my attorney. In hindsight, regardless of the outcome of the case (which was unbelievable), this was probably the best decision I've made in a while. We discussed the many things that should be done to help the case, but as he said more importantly their to help myself. I was stubborn at the time, i didn't think i had a alcohol problem, but he made it quite clear that i did (indirectly). He said most people that get a DUI once learn they're lesson, you being here for a second time says something . Per his recommendations, i started attending AA meetings and counseling on a habitual basis. This helped the case a lot, but the goldmine of the case was Mr. Lederman's knowledge for DUI and traffic laws. Oh man, seeing him in a courtroom is something out of a movie, if not better; and not to mention the case did not even have to go to trial. As a second offender at the time i was looking at a 2 year license revocation, and not to mention the substantial DUI surcharge. I walked out of the courtroom with only a careless driving ticket. The judge said to me, " You understand your getting a second chance here, you should be thankful. and more importantly you should be thankful to your lawyer for doing a great job" his words not mine, in open court. As previously mentioned before regardless of the outcome, i thank Mr. Lederman for the help, I've been sober for almost a year now, healthier and happier than ever. THANKS!!!
Posted by Josh, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Lederman is one of those people that I will never forget in my lifetime. I had an exceptional experience with him as he handled one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made. He did not just get me results that blew away my expectations, but he taught me life lessons and turned a nasty problem into a stepping stone that will allow me to improve as a person. His understanding approach and wise words taught me about how I can become a better individual and avoid legal problems in the future.
Legally, Mr. Lederman handled my case with extreme care and dedication which made me extremely comfortable that he would be able to get the outcome that I desired. His staff was extremely professional and always kept me informed about events that I needed to know about. When I had my day in court, Mr. Lederman was by my side to walk me through the process and keep me informed about the updates in my case. I could not be any happier with the outcome in the case and the effort and help that Mr. Lederman gave to my life.
I would recommend Mr. Lederman to anyone that faced the same problems that I have faced. His process is not one that will just help one legally, but it will help one improve and learn from mistakes that have been made. I could not have dreamed of a better lawyer and I would not choose any other lawyer for the situation that I was put in.
Posted by joshua, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Lederman was a very knowledgeable and friend attorney. Through out the case him or his assistant kept me very well informed of what was going on, they walked me through every part of his investigation. They were also very friendly and worked with me on around my work schedule this way we couldmeet at his office. Overall i walked away with alot less then i deserved if it wasnt for Mr.lederman and his vast knowledge of dui/dwi cases i would of been with out a license for an extremely long time. So for that i would like to thank him and Mrs. Wulton so much for helping me out. And if you or someone you know in the market for an attorney, i would highly recommend Mr. Peter Lederman
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I do not know how to thank Mr. Lederman enough. I have had 2 previous DUI's. I got busted again here in NJ. I've been through the legal system before so I knew being convicted as a mulitple offender is exponentially worse. My case was not very defendable as I scored 3x the legal limit on my breath test.
Mr. Lederman is an authority on impared driving law and from what I gather on the forefront of drinking and driving legistation. Mr. Lederman was able to argue that one of my convictions was out of state and somehow got the prosecution to agree to ask the judge to sentence me as a first time offender.
I was looking at 10 years loss of license, $$$$ in fines, and jail time as a 3x offender but miraculously the judge sentenced me as a first time offender. I did not even receive the maximums for first offense. 10 months later I am driving again!
Bravo Mr. Lederman
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
The morning after my arrest for drunk driving I felt like the weight of the world was now on my shoulders. What am I going to do now? Who is going to help me? How are the consequences of my actions going to impact the rest of my life?
The best advice I received by far was that I need to protect my self. I was facing criminal charges, loss of license, and fines and surcharges. I needed some serious assistance for what I was facing.
I received dozens of solicitations from lawyers in the mail which did two things: First, I realized I was vulnerable. Here I was at a serious personal crossroad and all these strangers are offering uninvited advice pointing out the magnitude of the situation and need for competent legal representation. Secondly, I need to do some research and due diligence.
My background is in finance so I followed the steps I had used in my career. I asked people in my trusted circle what to do, I learned as much as I could about the process, and I looked for the “Best of Breed”.
My homework paid off. It led me to Peter Lederman. We met for an initial consultation in his office. While we went over some of the facts t of the case we mostly spoke about expectations, what I would have to do, and what he could bring to the table. What a relief. I felt like I could live again and that I was going to make it through this ugly episode in my life. That is when I decided to hire him.
Peter asked me to write and exact and truthful account of the events of the evening. We then met and went over it. This is when his expertise became even more evident. He asked lots of questions, but as important he answered all of my questions. His staff was amazing during the process as well. Peter showed up at every court appearance prepared and seemed to know the reputation of not only the current judge and prosecution but those that came before them.
The cost was a consideration but I was prepared for that since I was, in actuality, spending the money on myself. The results showed. I would not hesitate having him represent me again and he has even represented one of my friends, but I am looking to stay far away from that part of the law.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Long story short: got an outrageously good plea bargain for me after I had been ticketed for DWI with a BAC of .21.
The end result: pleading guilty to reckless driving. The results speak for themselves.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Ego got in the way of my case mismanaged my case and provided sub par results
Regret using him not worth the Money or ego
Posted by Chase, a DUI client, Flag
He's been licensed for 35 years, he has awards and is experienced, he knows what he's doing.
I received four tickets, DWI, Leaving the scene of an accident, Failure to notify police of an MVA, and Careless driving.
I talked to someone who has a pretty good knowledge of Municipal Courts and DWI cases, they told me that I would get the three tickets dropped but the DWI, being the most serious, would stick. He said this would happen to make it look like my lawyer did his job, the prosecutor did his, and the judge was decent enough to not bring down the hammer on some kid who has no priors and who obviously isn't the sc*m of the earth.
When I first met him he made it seem like I had a good chance of being found not guilty, than slowly as it got closer to the final verdict my chances got worse and worse, 'till finally four days before judgement day he straight up told me the best I could hope for was everything dropped except the DWI, no s--t...that sounds familiar.
I received the minimum sentence, seven months loss of license, surcharges and court fees. Even though I was told of my good chance considering my circumstances; not being caught in the act of driving while intoxicated, police showing up 30 minutes after the accident, being found in my house, 2 LED light bars running while I was given my sobriety test, plus a couple more, looked like an easy win, at least that's how he made is seem.
I have no problem accepting the responsibilities of my stupid actions, but if I pay a professional $6,500+ to try and get me out of it I expect better results. I payed around $500 in court charges and $3,000 DWI surcharge, pretty much half of what it cost for Mr. Lederman to get me what a fresh out of college attorney could have done, for half the price. Whether it was cause I was just a kid and he didn't give a s--t or cause he's set for retirement he certainly didn't give two s***s about me and my verdict.
Anyone who's been ticketed for DWI, look for an up and coming DWI attorney who is looking to make a name for themselves. They'll probably cost half as much and I'm sure they'll care about your case.