5.0 stars 14 totalReview Steven Duckett
Posted by greg
steve had my charges dropped, and got me a lesser charge of refusal to take a breathalizer. This got my license suspended in VA. for a year, which was fine because i live in N.Y. the charge never made it to N.Y. so i can still drive here. It was the gold star treatment! Thanks again, your the best!
Posted by Tom
During the first week in June, my car’s automated system notified me that I needed a brake change. I kept telling myself, “You need to get the car to the mechanic and take care of this, Tom.” As I merrily drove to work one morning last June, I was concentrating on that morning’s meetings and the dread of the inevitable workload that comes from such meetings. I was completely lost in my thoughts; forgetting that the picture of the much needed change of brakes covered my actual speed. This did not stop the state police from clocking my speed – 80.5 MPH. I’ve never gotten a Reckless Driving Citation before. I did not know that Virginia applied Reckless Driving status to any speed over 80 MPH. When the Trooper spoke “Reckless Driving” I did not understand the consequences of my not getting my brakes fixed immediately. I must have gotten 30 letters from 30 different lawyers. I threw them all away and called my friend Steve Duckett. Steve has years of experience in these matters and I am very happy that he took the case. I walked out of that court room actually in shock! What could have been $2500 in fines, points against my license, and my driving suspended, was reduced to a $75 fines, no points and no bad record against me. I highly recommend Steve if you too find yourself in such a dilemma. You will not be disappointed.
Posted by Kevin
My son was cited for reckless driving and speeding. Reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor, a criminal offense, with the possibility of jail time, a hefty fine, license suspension and six DMV points. I looked for an attorney with proven experience with these types of cases. Luckily, we found Steve. Through several discussions with prosecutors on the day of the hearing, Steve was able to negotiate the reckless driving charge down to improper driving, which is only a traffic infraction. Results: no jail time; no license suspension; a $250 fine; and most importantly no misdemeanor conviction. We are VERY pleased with the legal support we received from Steve.
Posted by FC
While driving north on I-95 on a late Sunday afternoon within the posted speed limit, my car slipped off the wet pavement on an exit ramp, hitting the guardrail, and coming to a stop over an unused lamp post on the grass. I was charged, to my astonishment, with “criminal reckless driving,” a Class 1 misdemeanor. The only additional damage was to my own car. Through a referral, I secured legal representation by Steven Duckett, Esq. He was extraordinarily sympathetic, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. We remained in frequent mutual communication during the pre-trial period. Before the magistrate in Prince William County, Virginia, Steve’s calm but confident demeanor and savvy in private conference led to a significant reduction of the charge to “improper driving,” the most minor infraction under the law with no criminal penalties or driving “points” and only a nominal court fee. I recommend Steve Duckett with abounding enthusiasm.
Posted by Ryan
I was involved in a Wreckless Driving: Racing charge and was certain that I wouldn't be able to get I reduced. However, after retaining Mr. Dockett's services, he advised me very well and had me prepare certain things that would help my case and rest assured, he saved me from a major fine and other severe consequences. Steve is a very smart man and an excellent defense attorney. I would recommend him to any peers or colleagues.
Posted by Colleen
I went through a tramatic situation and wanted to press charges against the offender. Steve was there every step of the way, telling me what to expect and possible outcomes. He made it less of a painful experience and helped me get the outcome I had hoped to achieve. I absolutely recommend him!
Posted by Ellen
Now! I am in "Heaven". The moment that I found my beloved nephew was in detention center charged with a felony, I just fall into "Hell". I saw him when he was born and grew up. He had never ever been in a simple small fight. I knew something went seriously wrong but I could not think straight.
Fortunately, my husband's friend who knows a lot about this kind matter, recommended this "Excellent Attorney Steven Duckett." Attorney Steven Duckett analyzed the case clearly. Even though my nephew did not do anything wrong, the situation wasn't my nephew's side. The case took a little more than four months as Attorney Steven predicted. In the end, Attorney Steven conjured "Justice." My nephew was able to elude the other party's set-up.
Thank you, Thank you, again Steven,
Posted by Michael
Steve Duckett represents what I hope everyone would look for in an Attorney; Calm collect demeanor, and a professional charisma. I came to Steve after being summoned to appear in court for a reckless driving (speeding) citation. To my surprise, reckless driving carries some very significant ramifications in the State of Virginia. Steve reassured me that he would assist and represent me in every way possible to ensure the best possible outcome. My court date finally came and Steve handled my case with confidence and a noticeable persona that demonstrated his reputation as a seasoned Attorney at Law. I left the court room at ease and with the best possible outcome just as Steve assured.
I highly recommend Steve Duckett for anyone looking for an honest Attorney who will represent them with integrity and professionalism.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Steve is extremely professional in his work. His communication is excellent, and he is the true definition of a great lawyer.
I was facing three charges. Reckless Driving, Disobeying a Lawful Order & Speeding. It was bad, and I was due in federal court. I spoke with another attorney's office before hiring Steve, and I was treated horribly, then I reached out to Steve. Steve was super respectful to me, and gave me an excellent consultation. He laid out everything to me, and told me we could fight these charges. After I hired Steve he continually updated me on my case, and even texted me the morning of court to make sure everything was ok. He gave me his ETA for when he would arrive to court, and called me as soon as he got there. He was so professional throughout this whole ordeal, and his constant follow ups were refreshing. We got to court ... and the officer who made these false accusations against me did not even show up. He did not come.. because his water heater broke and was dealing with that. What kind of excuse was that? If that had been me... i would be facing more penalties. Steve and I were pretty upset because the government wanted to move my court date until December to reschedule. Steve told me... NO lets fight this... this is not right and we need to fight this. So we did... and Steve did an amazing job. My criminal charges were dismissed, and I walked away with a small fine and a speeding ticket. I was so relieved about what had happened in court thanks to Steve. I could never had asked for a better attorney, and I highly recommend him for any Federal or State Criminal Charges.
Posted by MC
My daughter did some research on the internet and that’s how I found Price Benowitz. I tried to call another attorney but I didn’t get a call back, but I was able to connect with Price Benowitz. I spoke to someone in Steve’s office, who not just talked to me about the case but was able to calm me down and touch base about other things to show me that everything would be ok. That guy put me in touch with Steve Duckett who called me by lunchtime. Steve was able to tell me that it was going to be a case that he had lots of experience in and he made me feel very confident that Steve would be able to handle the case. He was able to give me options, and gave me some guidance on what we could do about my case. One of the things that really stood out is that Steve almost immediately told me “I can tell from the tone of your voice that you are really concerned about this” I really appreciated that Steve not just focused on the legal aspect of my case, but also my personal needs. Steve took care of everything, and he gave me a few things to do to help my case, but was not mandatory. Steve was at court before me, and I had such big troubles finding parking and finally when I found Steve at Court took care of everything. The case was dropped, and I was just imposed a small fee of $50.00. I was really freaking out, but really the process was very easy and Steve really took care of me. I would really recommend Steve to any of my friends or family members. My husband and I just moved here and we had no one to help us, we are just are really happy to have found someone that took care of my case and spent the extra effort to take care my personal matters.