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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Though I have a good wife and a good job as a union carpenter, I went through a very bad stretch about two years ago when I was drinking too much. I ended up getting arrested and charged with DWI on four separate occasions. All of the cases were felonies. The DA was insisting on upstate time. I really thought my life - my job, my marriage - was over. I had no idea where to turn.
I hired Steven Goldman to represent me. He fought for me from the very start. He patiently explained all the options to me, and told me what he thought was the best option for me to avoid jail. He said avoiding jail wouldn’t be easy, or even certain, but he told me what I needed to do to give myself the best chance of avoiding jail. He supported me through what was a long, difficult, and frankly scary process. Mr. Goldman encouraged me to get supportive letters from friends, co-workers and family. He also convinced me to enter and complete an alcohol program. Though the DA was insisting that I be sentenced to prison, and though the judge initially agreed with the DA, Mr. Goldman ultimately convinced the judge to take a chance on me and instead offer me probation.
Thanks to Mr. Goldman I didn’t go to prison. Instead, I still have my job and my marriage. He literally saved my life. If you’ve made mistakes and need a truly excellent lawyer who can give you back your life, as far as I’m concerned Steven Goldman is the only choice.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired Steven Goldman for a simple case. I emailed him the same questions several times before they would be answered. My husband emailed him one of the questions that was not answered and he didn't answer then either. Mr. Goldman claims that he does not know everything. That's fine. I understand that no one knows everything. There is something wrong when you are hired to do something and do not even try to look into getting answers for that which is unknown.
Another issue I have with Mr. Goldman is that he did not want to be in court at the same time that I had to be in court. Having him agree to do such was like pulling teeth. I found this to be pure laziness and incompetence on his part. His excuse was that nothing would happen between the time that I was told to be in court and the time that he felt like gracing the court with his presence.
He made disparaging remarks regarding people of my heritage and that is something I am going to the Bar Association about. He claimed that he didn't mean anything derogatory by that but it was still said and it was wrong. I don't want anyone else to be offended by his remarks and want people to know what he is like.