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Posted by Ali P
I was charged with felony DWI in February 2015 with a refusal. I immediately consulted my private family attorney and considering that the case wasn't the average DWI circumstances he was honest with me and suggested I seek counsel from an attorney that specialized in DWI such as Ed Fiandach. Ever since my first consultation with Mr. Fiandach, I have been more than satisfied. They were prompt wit my initial visit, I met with Ed himself and he was extremely informative, answering all my questions and setting a clear honest opinion of my case, as well as a financial expectation that (while slightly more than other firms) is completely reasonable for the services received. Every attorney at this firm that has appeared on my behalf in court (Terence McCarty and Timothy C. Rath) have been more that helpful and completely knowledgeable of the case. I was beyond impressed when Terence McCarty ended up winning my refusal hearing at the DMV for me. I have no regrets or complaints with this firm. I feel that they have gone above and beyond for me as their client and they are worth every dollar that I have spent on my defense. Not only would I recommend them with the highest regard, I wouldn't even suggest shopping around or considering another firm to handle a DWI. Thank you so much to this firm for their excellence and professionalism.
Posted by Eric
This past July I found myself in a situation I never thought I'd be in again. Let me start by saying in my early 20's I got two dwi's back in the early 90s. I never considered myself a heavy drinker, but definitely a irresponsible person when it came to that back in the day. Almost 20 years later, I am in my early 40s. I have a successful business and a family. A high school friend of mine called me up to meet for a drink who I hadn't seen in about 3 years. After leaving I sped up a little to early from a 30 to 55mph change and I again found myself in a position I never thought would happen again. I refused sobriety tests and breathalyzer and was arrested. This is when I found out about new NY laws, the 3 in 25 years. I was facing not driving for up to 5 years and possibly jail time. This is when I made the best decision hiring Ed Fiandach. When you refuse a breathalyzer, you have two court cases going. Your criminal court and your NYS DMV refusal hearing. First was the refusal hearing...the officer didn't show up and Fiandach was able to get my license restored while I was going through court. Then the criminal court, after many months of court we decided to take on a bench trial. Fiandach again came through and as a result I was charged with an ability impaired instead of a DWI. We still had one more huge hurdle to overcome(and they got over everyone we needed). The DMV refusal hearing. Even though I was found guilty of an impaired in court and could get my license back in 90 days, The DMV could still take it for 5 years. The last DMV refusal hearing was finally scheduled and we went in and Terence McCarty from Fiandach beat it, proving to the judge the officer didn't have probable cause to arrest me. I was astounded with the results. I was facing up to 5 years not driving and possibly jail time. I received an ability impaired and was able to drive most of the time throughout the process and full license back shortly after all court cases were complete. I had min. fines and no classes. If your worried about costs, spend them here because if you don't it will end up costing you a lot more down the road in fees and fines and classes. These guys truly are the best at what they do. I can't say enough
Posted by a client
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.
Posted by a client
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.
Posted by a client
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!
Posted by a client
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"!
Posted by Roger
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.
Posted by a DUI client
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.
Posted by Robert
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.
Posted by a DUI client
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