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Ed Fiandach saved my career and a lot of pain / suffering of having a DWI on my record for 10 years. I am a young professional in corporate America. I made a very poor decision to drive after a long night of drinking in Rochester New York. I was pulled over on 490 west after the bridge by a state trooper. I was speeding, I mean flying. I was clocked at 93 in a 40. I was hammered and there was a strong odor of marijuana in the car. I refused all the tests because I knew I was going to fail. They searched the car and found an eighth of marijuana. I was charged with a DWI, speeding, possession of a controlled substance , and driving without a license. I thought my life was over and I was going to lose my career job over a stupid mistake. The best decision I made was make Ed Fiandach my lawyer. Right at the first meeting I knew he was the right man for the job. He calmed me down immediately. First thing he said was I promise you that you will not lose your job or see a day in jail. He was not bluffing. I was in court for a long time but everything was dropped except the speed because they had me clocked which he even got reduced with community service. I can not tell you how impressed I was with his actions and presence in court. My life would of been over if I was convicted of all these charges. If you are pulled over and are under the influence don't wait call Ed Fiandach he will be the best lawyer you can pick. I don't know how his prices compare to other lawyers but honestly it shouldn't matter, he will get you off your charges.
I couldn't believe it. Today was my first appearance in court and the Judge asked Mr. Fiandach for advice on someone elses' case. Yes advice on another person's case. The other man was represented by another lawyer and there was a question about the law. The Judge commented about not having Mr. Fiandach's book with him then asked Mr. Fiandach where the answer would be found. When he told him, the Judge asked him what the answer was and Mr. Fiandach told the court what the law was! Yup, I made the right choice.
Today was a gas. It was my first day in court with Mr. Fiandach and the judge asked him for advice on the law on someone elses' case. Yes, another case with a person who had another lawyer. The Judge looked to Mr. Fiandach, mentioned his book, asked where the answer could be found and then, because he did not have the book with him asked what the answer was. Yup, I made the right choice!
Words really can't describe this guy. He is fabulous. I and my family owe our future to him. I know I was guilty, very guilty (.17) but he never gave up. Although I was discouraged through much of the process, on the day of trial, Ed produced a document that destroyed the breath test. After it was over, and I'm not kidding, the Judge told Ed his nickname should be "Magic"!
Immediately after being charged with my DWI, I called a number I'd heard on the radio. I met with the lawyer, but just wasn't feeling it. Then a friend told me that they had used Fiandach and Fiandach. I met with Ed and immediately felt comfortable. He was serious, compassionate, and had a head for the details. Throughout the case it was the same, I really liked him.
When we got to court it was amazing. Ed is a real master. He ran the courtroom. His cross-examining was riveting. At one point, I was so caught up that I nearly forgot that it was my trial. When the verdict came back "not guilty" I really was not surprised; after Ed's performance it simply could not have been different.
Throughout my case the entire staff was prompt, efficient, courteous and understanding. If you find yourself in a DWI jam, take my advice, call Ed.
One late evening I found myself in the unfortunate situation of being arrested for DWI. During the process I asked for a lawyer and Ed answered the phone in the early hours of the morning. Talked me through what I needed to do and followed up with me the next day. He and his team took me through the legal process and were always professional, responsive and worth every penny. I was in a bad spot and Ed got me through with very favorable results. I highly recommend him for DWI defense.
Ed and his team made a very difficult and life changing event into something equal to a bad tail light.
His close relationships with everyone in the court system is invaluable and not something you would get from an out of town attorney. SO glad i picked him.
mr fiandach represented me over the last couple of months in my DWI common law case. i had been speeding, failed to signal a turn, refused to blow the breathalyzer at the roadside and "barely failed" the sobriety tests according to the officer. i got back to the station and blew a .05. i went into Ed's office for the consultation and he immediately was confident he could not only help me but quite possibly get all charges dismissed. i could feel that he was outraged at these charges. i got the impression that he was the expert in NY DWI law and there was a reason he has the reputation as the best. his knowledge about the law was impressive. as a bonus he said he would take my case personally and appear at all court hearings. when court came around the DA offered me a 4-point speeding ticket that we immediately took. if the offer was anything less than that we were prepared to go to trial and i have no doubts in my mind that Ed could have gotten everything dismissed. he worked with me in terms of logistics because i live in CT and seemed to take a personal interest in my case. at the settlement hearing there was a slight misunderstanding with what the judge had said and what we thought the offer was and the firm quickly rectified the situation like the professionals they are. hopefully i dont have to but they are now officially my DWI lawyers in the future
When I got my DWI charge about 8 months ago, I was beside myself. I heard tons of commercials on the radio about different DWI attorneys and really didn’t know who was the real deal and who wasn’t. Lucky for me, I found and retained the real deal, Fiandach & Fiandach. When I first met with Ed Fiandach I was overwhelmed. I had met with a couple of other attorneys too, but Ed really made me feel comfortable. He understood my anxiety, my disappointment in myself and the seriousness of how this charge could affect my entire future. He fully explained all aspects and even that I had an option to retain him exclusively, which I didn’t. Long story short, I was acquitted at trial and yes, Ed Fiandach even did the trial at no extra charge! He blew the arresting officer and breath test operator out of the water! I think even the judge was stunned at his stellar cross-examination! It was like watching an episode of Perry Mason or Boston Legal where it looks the case is a complete loser and at trial the lead attorney just turns the whole thing around! I got to admit along the way I was nervous. I had never been in trouble with the law and am not familiar with the legal system, but I found I just needed to trust Fiandach & Fiandach and let them do what they do best, defend me against a DWI charge! Awesome! I can’t tell you how happy I am!
At or around this time last summer, a careless night out with a buddy left me confronted with two misdemeanor DWI charges. Getting those charges resolved was of the utmost importance to me because I'm in college and, to be candid, on course to attend one of the best law schools in the country. A criminal conviction of any sort would deal a serious blow to my competitiveness. But as a Massachusetts resident my whole life, I had (and still have) little knowledge of the Rochester area. Looking for the best way out of a sticky situation, I did a ton of research on DWI law and DWI lawyers in NY...To my unqualified good fortune, I came across Ed's website. Amidst a wealth of helpful information on DWI law, I learned that Ed is ABA-approved as a Board Certified DWI specialist and former Dean of The National College for DUI Defense, to boot. I also saw that he had written two treatises on DWI law. Being a skeptic of all things, I hopped on to LexisNexis to check the legitimacy of Ed's credentials. My find was that Ed's name is plastered over pretty much anything DWI-related – whether it be a law review adducing to his research or the brief of an actual case that he litigated. I pored over a number of publications crediting Ed and it became apparent to me that Ed’s understanding of DWI law extends far beyond the garden-variety grasp of statutory provisions you would expect from a typical lawyer. Ed knows virtually everything about DWI law. He is a noted expert on topics ranging from the metabolization of alcohol to the physiological linkage between a breath test and the quantity of alcohol contained in the blood...After browsing through a few reputable sources for attorney reviews (Avvo, Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, US News & World Report), I noticed that only a handful of lawyers consistently ranked at the top in DWI defense throughout the whole of NY. Predictably, this handful included Ed. Determined to cover all the bases regardless, I dug up everything that I could find on the qualifications of each likewise ranking lawyer. Not one had accumulated distinctions that came anywhere close to commensurate with Ed’s...Hiring Ed to represent me was a no -brainer. Before I finalized my decision, however, I had to do some price shopping. Most of the Rochester area attorneys that I spoke with quoted me at a flat rate within a similar range. As you might well be aware, being strapped for cash is the college student’s perennial condition. Appropriately, I solicited estimates from several firms, supposing I might eventually come across an asking price too economical to pass up. I didn’t. While the least reputable practices generally charged the least, their rates were at best a few hundred dollars better than the rates of established firms, like Ed’s. Considering both the decided impact of a conviction and the murky water beleaguering the alternative options, paying a bit more for a distinguished contender was the only prudent way to go. A couple hundred bucks seems like nothing when it determines whether you’ll be represented by an attorney who is unmitigatedely proficient in DWI defense or just another run-of-the-mill schmuck...Opting for Ed was one of my brighter moments. Ed advised me that the best chance for a favorable outcome in my case would follow from a bench trial. He was right. Ed had located an error in the sobriety field tests that were administered to me as well as the breathalyzer used on scene. The result: I WAS ACQUITTED OF BOTH DWI CHARGES...I cannot say enough about the quality of service delivered by Ed. Irrespective of his superiority in the courtroom; Ed worked with the judge to accommodate my unique circumstances, minimizing my number of trips to and from the state. I believe, with the firmest conviction, that anyone charged with a DWI offense in western NY (or perhaps any NY area) should enlist the services of Ed Fiandach. It’s the difference between the guys that read the book on DWI law and the guy who wrote it.