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Shawn was excellent with the dismissal of a recent driving under suspension charge in Washington DC. I highly recommend him and would work with him in the future.
i am a foreign student accused in a minor criminal case. Shawn got my case dismissed, he was very helpful and responsive the whole way.He made special arrangements for me when I had to leave the country unexpectedly and couldn't come back at the original date. Perfect at every step.
I was wrongfully accused of assault on a police officer, and I needed a lawyer. I went to a review site and I saw that Shawn's firm was highly recommend. Shawn was real personal during the consult, and I really like the way he consulted me. Shawn was all about facts of the case, and the last thing he talked to me about was fees. This was significantly different then other offices I went to, whose main focus was fees, then facts. Shawn got my case dismissed at a hearing. The prosecution was really pressing for time to attempt to come up with evidence, but Shawn put his foot down. I am from New York and had already spent time and money coming back down for a bogus charge with no evidence, and is was utter crap that they were not prepared. Shawn Sukumar is the Best DC Criminal defense attorney I have ever met, and I am grateful that he stood up for my rights. He is attentive to your personal needs, and did a great job balancing my needs.
I got a recommendation from a friend that Shawn’s firm was the go-to firm in DC. I was facing a domestic violence charge and I needed an excellent attorney. Once I met Shawn I had an instant connection with him. This might sound pretentious, but he came off as a winner, and I didn’t want to hire a loser. I hired Shawn and he represented me in court. I was not let down, my charges were completely dismissed. I highly recommend him for any criminal defense need in DC. He is the best DC lawyer in town.
I was recently arrested for the first time in my life, and I was very scared about how it would affect my personal life and career. While I had already hired another lawyer, I was not familiar with the inner workings of the justice system. The length of time between court appearances caused me a lot of anxiety. I had a hard time comprehending the way things were happening. I emailed Shawn several times for a second opinion. And while he was not even my lawyer, he was quick to respond and put my mind at ease. He was very thorough in his explanations and had a very friendly demeanor. He's the type of guy that clearly goes above and beyond his responsibilities. So, despite not even hiring him, I'm happy to go out of my way to recommend him here.
In DC I picked a DUI charge. I was really scared and nervous and very concerned about my job. I found Price Benowitz through google and read the reviews. I called the office and the Client Manager there recommended I speak to Shawn Sukumar. Shawn broke down DC law for me, and explained everything to me. He really put me at ease because not only did he answer all my questions, but he pro-actively gave me answers for questions I didn’t even think about. Right after the consultation, I knew this was the guy for the job. So I hired him. I could tell he was very knowledgeable and responsive, and those were the exact qualities I knew I wanted in my attorney. Shawn kept me up to date during the process, and believe it or not I beat the DUI. My case was thrown out of court because of the hard legal work of Shawn Sukumar. I would highly recommend Shawn Sukumar for any Criminal Defense Matter in DC. He is knowledgeable, responsive, and professional. Thanks Shawn!
Shawn represented me against an outrageous assault on a police officer charge in DC recently and I couldn't have been happier with his representation and the results. First, he arrived in lock up early on a Saturday morning like a suited knight in shining armor, there to take over my case and calm my nerves before getting me out of there. He walked me through what to expect in court and put a lot of my fears at ease. Then and throughout the case, he was always able to confidently explain the process step by step without ever seeming condescending and took care to ensure that I understood and was informed about my options. He stayed accessible by call, text, and email, and even took the time to contact me regarding my case when he knew I was out of the country so that I would not miss any important deadlines. Shawn really delivered by helping me get a DSA (deferred sentencing agreement) so that after community service my charges would be dismissed and someday in the future can be expunged from my record. He even went above and beyond to get the terms of the agreement amended so I could live more comfortably while awaiting my dismissal date 6 months later. It is evident from Shawn's actions and my personal experience with his representation that he cares very much about all of his clients and the job he is there to do for them. If you're looking for an honest, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and SMART attorney who looks sharp while getting the job done, Shawn is your guy.
My husband and I hired Shawn for a DUI case and were completely satisfied with the service he gave us. He was both professional an approachable. He was very easy to talk to, and gave thorough and completely comprehensive explanations of everything the case would entail. His dedication to the success of the case was evident in every meeting we had with him. I felt like we were a priority, and that his understanding of the legal system and DUI cases in general ensured that we were in the best position possible to beat the case. Finally the day came for us to go to trial, and after following all guidelines that Shawn had given us, I am happy to say we beat the case and walked away feeling like our choice to hire him was the best decision we could have made.
About a year ago I was charged with a DUI and leaving the scene after colliding. I interviewed with a lawyer in Maryland and after the meeting I felt as if my career and life was over. I set up an appointment with Price Benowitz LLP and Mr. Sukumar saw me immediately. We discussed all the possible outcomes of my case and when I left his office, I felt a great sense of relief. Whenever I had to return to court he always called me the day prior to discuss our strategy. While in court it was amazing to see how well he interacted with the prosecutor and judge with such confidence and professionalism. My case took over a year but he constantly kept in touch to inform me of my case's progression and to plan our next course of action. He was able to get my charges reduced considerably. I took a plea deal of a DUI with no jail time and a dismissal of charges for leaving the scene after colliding. I would highly recommend Mr. Shawn Sukumar to anyone that is going through a DUI/DWI arrest or any other possible ciminal offense.
After getting a DUI, and facing possible deportation because I am not a US citizen, I consulted a few lawyers before deciding that Shawn was the best choice. I ended up being very happy with the choice. Shawn was easy to talk to, and walked me through the steps of fighting the DUI in court. His dedication to the case was extremely evident. He even went out to the place where I was pulled over to document the traffic patterns and lighting of the area as evidence that I was driving in a way any reasonable person would. Throughout the months leading up to the case, Shawn was never anything but professional and personable. I have had my fair share of lawyers in the past, and he is by far my favorite and provided the most easy and stress-less experience possible. We ended up winning the case, which I think could have easily gone the other way without such a dedicated and intelligent attorney. I honestly have no complaints and would recommend him to anyone.