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Posted by Kevin
I caused an accident while drinking, hurting another person in another vehicle in the crash. I was in the hospital for a week, so I wasn't arrested.. instead i got a summons about 9 months later. I was charged with felony Aggravated Assault with a Vehicle while DUI.. so I knew a lawyer was needed. George was my first and last call. He took the time to go over the whole incident in the consultation, 120 min. free was part of the reason I chose him. He didn't blow any smoke at any time, being always up-front and honest with me. He also has numerous contacts within the system around Pittsburgh and even into surrounding areas. It was always comfortable sitting with or talking to him in person throughout the process. It took about 4 appearances in 4 months to get through my mountain of a mistake, but at the end, my felony was dropped to a much lesser and more deserved charge and I basically ended up with just probation, fine and court costs, and a weekend in the DUI Hotel (which is also $500, but better than spending 72 hrs in jail). The license suspension is honestly the worst part from my case, but Mr. Heym has no control of how or how long PennDot wants to punish you for the charges sustained in your final court appearance. All told, George Heym is the only lawyer you'll ever need for all things DUI. Hopefully I won't need his services again, but if trouble does happen, I certainly wouldn't hesitate to hire him again immediately.
Posted by Matt
The Pennsylvania DUI legal process is much more complicated and confusing than I would expect. George made this process easy to navigate and helped to make things as straightforward as they could be for me. I was trying to deal with the legal process of getting DUI in Pennsylvania after moving out of state, which would have been a nightmare to do on my own. George Heym went out of his way to get everything I needed to get done scheduled for one visit back to Pittsburgh and made things easy to understand and carry out. He kept me informed and made sure I understood exactly what was going on, the charges and penalties I was facing and the best way to go through the process. Had I attempted to do this on my own it would have been a much longer and complicated process. I was expecting to face a 1 year drivers license suspension with some jail time, which ended up being a 60 day suspension and some classes I can take on my own schedule. I would not have even been aware of the programs available or the options DUI offenders have if it were not for George's experience and expertise in this field. I highly recommend George Heym and am very happy with my experience retaining him as legal counsel.
Posted by a DUI client
George helped me through a very difficult and stressful 2nd DUI Offense (DUI last offense as I'm going to call it). He knows the law inside and out, explains it to you, and really stands by you in court. While sometimes communication can be a bit prolonged, I found out that there's a reason behind this. In fact, George handles things in a way to keep you from getting yourself in an even bigger tizzy over your offense, because he knows certain things can spin you even further into a senseless pit of too much worry. I found most of the worry I was dealing with was self-created, and in the end I see the method to the way he delivers the details. I won't lie, in a few instances I doubted George, but he came through in every single court appearance with professional conduct, punctuality, information, and great work. He's also a very kind person. I'd gladly recommend George to anyone I know. Once again, stick with him, he does everything for a reason.
Posted by Rachael
George was exactly was I had hoped and expected he would be. Knowing that he has been doing this for many years and that he was a prosecutor before, I expected him to be professional, diligent, and able to calm my worries about my first (and last) DUI.
The first time I sat down with George he let me know the entire process and any details. He also made sure to not overload me with too much information either. He told me what I needed to know to get myself up and going and saved me an issue right off the bat as I had overlooked an important piece of paper to get my fingerprints done that night! By the end of my first meeting I had a much greater understanding of time frames, fines, possibilities, and just in general a greater knowledge of how the system works.
After hiring Mr. Heym as my lawyer, he kept me very informed at every step of the way. At the end of each hearing, I was given exactly what I needed to do on that date. All I had to do was show up where he said and everything ran through smoothly.
He did a lot of footwork to move the process along and make it the least stressful it could be. My very first court appearance I was nervous and got lost, was running slightly late, and didn't know what to expect from him. I only had to wait in line 5 minutes before George met me with my documents in hand (what he had gotten prepared before I arrived) and took me in the first room the was open. I was out within a half an hour when I had expected to be there two hours waiting.
My other court dates went just as smoothly, and George answered any questions I had in between. I am currently over my court dates, and not needing Heym's assistance anymore but I would recommend him to anyone needing a good lawyer for any DUI case.
Posted by C
DUI case June 28, 2011- I extremely recommend hiring George Heym. He was entirely honest and great at spending thorough time on the phone. He gave me his personal cell phone so that any time day or night if I was nervous or had a question about something he would be able to answer it. Before I even hired him as my lawyer he stayed on the phone with me for about an hour and a half explaining everything in detail. He never made promises he couldn't keep and in the end I was extremely shocked at the results. They were definitely not what I expected because I thought I was going to get a lot worse of a punishment. Mr. Heym told me the possible worst situation and told me to not expect anything being that sometimes the law cannot be flexible. He told me what he could do to help me and what I should do. He was completely honest but made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire experience. He made appearances for ... recommend hiring George Heym. He was entirely honest and great at spending thorough time on the phone. He gave me his personal cell phone so that any time day or night if I was nervous or had a question about something he would be able to answer it. Before I even hired him as my lawyer he stayed on the phone with me for about an hour and a half explaining everything in detail. He never made promises he couldn't keep and in the end I was extremely shocked at the results. They were definitely not what I expected because I thought I was going to get a lot worse of a punishment. Mr. Heym told me the possible worst situation and told me to not expect anything being that sometimes the law cannot be flexible. He told me what he could do to help me and what I should do. He was completely honest but made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire experience. He made appearances for me at the court even last minute if I couldn't make it due to traveling issues. I certainly reccommend him to anybody being that he knew his way around the system and I personlly came out with the best results possible for this DUI case. I was never more happy or satisfied with a lawyer .
Posted by a DUI client
Mr. Heym was very helpful throughout the entire process. He was very reassuring, and informative of exactly what would happen and what I could do to take care of the case. I am very glad to have had his advice and direction through this case.
Posted by a DUI client
I was about to move to another state for a job when I was charged with DUI. Mr. Heym was able to work around my move and the fact that I was now living far away. He made arrangements to handle several court appearances together and scheduled all of my interviews etc for me.
I was able to have my case taken care of with only one trip back to pittsburgh. When I was charged with DUI, I thought my future was over - but Mr. Heym carefully explained all of my options and made sure that i didn't spend a day in jail - Plus, I didn't even lose my license.
Most importantly Mr. Heym was willing to explain every small detail of the law and the criminal system in Pittsburgh. He didn't mind if I called him at night to ask questions and was always there when I was confused or stressed about my case.
I would completely recommend Mr. Heym to anyone who has been charged with a DUI.
Oh, one other thing is that when I was in the courthouse with Mr. Heym - everyone seemed to know and like him. I mean everyone Lawyers, DA's, Police and even random people in the hallways. It made me feel good knowing that my lawyer was so respected there.