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Posted by Michelle, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Frank Benvenuto was an overall great lawyer and succeeded in providing the best possible outcome for my case. He really does make sure he has everything possible to help you win your case! Not only is Frank honest , you can trust his opinion. He doesn't tell you what you want to hear for your money he tells you what you need to know. Frank is very experienced and knowledgable on what will help your case. Also well known in the community which is always helpful! Would recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by Teresa, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I highly recommend Frank! He is not only an experienced criminal lawyer but he is one of the most caring, professional attorneys you would ever come in contact with. Recently my son got into trouble in Ocean City, Maryland. We reside in Virginia (3 hours away). He decided to take a trip to Ocean City Maryland with a couple of so called buddies. They ended up being stopped and the only person charged with possession of Marijuana and intent to distribute was my son. As parents, this was our worst nightmare! We were fearful of my son going to jail and having a criminal record that would affect his future and career. I contacted several of the most highest rated attorneys including Frank and chose him because he understood as an attorney and parent what we were experiencing. The other Attorneys were pessimistic and non-caring from jump and stated that my son would get time. Frank made no promises but indicated that he would fight for my son to the end. He did just that and more! My son ended up with probation before judgement (PBJ). This was not an easy outcome because attorney Frank had to fight for my son when appearing before one of the toughest judges. He did an excellent job! The real blessing, experience, and professionalism of having attorney Frank came when the trial was over. He found out information that could have had a positive bearing on my son's settled case. Attorney Frank did not have to inform us of this information but as a moral and ethical Attorney he disclosed this information to us. He decided that he would continue to pursue an even better outcome for my son. He pursued and called us back with the great news! My son and the entire family commend Frank on this victory and will be forever grateful! If you want justice and one of the best attorneys, hire Frank Benvenuto!
Posted by K.M., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
We are from Pennsylvania and, while on vacation in Ocean City, my husband was charged with a DUI. Being from out-of-state, we were very unfamiliar with Maryland law and state court proceedings. Through a recommendation, we retained Frank as our attorney and he did an excellent job of representing my husband. Frank was very knowledgable and always kept us informed. He made himself available to us and even took his own personal time to meet with us over the weekend since we had to travel. Although we were very worried about the charges and my husband's record, Frank did everything in his power to provide my husband with the best possible outcome given the circumstances. Frank has years of experince under his belt, is extremely skilled in his areas of practice and was very personable and accomodating to our needs. We feel we could not have found better representaion and would recommend Frank to anyone seeking a qualified attorney in-state or out-of-state.
Posted by concerned parent, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My son was charged with marijuana possession this past summer 2013 while staying the summer in Ocean City, MD. My son thought the charge was no big deal as the officer gave him a citation and he wasn't taken into custody. I explained to my son that even though he was given a citation (ticket) he was still charged with a crime. I immediately combed the internet searching for a defense attorney that had a knowledgeable background in drug possession cases with good outcomes for the cases on the Eastern Shore. All my searches kept coming up with Frank Benvenuto. I called Frank the following day (early am) and to my surprise he answered my call and spoke with me in great detail. I decided to retain Frank for my son's lawyer that day. My son met with Frank the following day and he explained to my son what he was facing regarding penalty and fines and possible jail time. My son's court date was last week and the outcome was good. My son received PBJ unsupervised for 1 year and a monetary fine. Thank you Frank :)
Posted by Brian, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Frank was recommended by a lawyer friend from Pennsylvania. Frank is very well acquainted with the Wooster county court system. His vast knowledge and diligance helped me through a difficult legal proceeding. He took the time to explain every step throughout the process. He tirelessly worked for a favorable decision for me. He and his staff kept me calm and informed at all times. I would highly recommend Frank for legal matters.
Posted by B, a DUI client, Flag
I just moved to the area and unfortunately got a DUI. I researched online and Frank had great reviews so I gave him a call. He had me come in and took my case, which was my second DUI in my driving career. He laid out what I could be looking at and was honest of the penalties I could be facing which was scary but I also appreciated that he didn't give me false hope. Frank and his secretary were there for me and helping me through this case. They directed me what I should do to position myself to receive the best penalty that I could and helped me keep my license. They understood that I am not a bad person and that I made a mistake that I have definitely learned my lesson and will never do again. Frank fought for me and tried to work with the judge to get me the lightest penalty possible with what he had to work with which is all I could ask for. I got the sense that he cared what the outcome of my case and I wasn't just another case for him. I would highly recommend Frank to anyone!
Posted by a client, Flag
I have known Frank for about 12 years. Frank is a true friend and a great person. As you can imagine, his character carries right over to his profession. Frank is an outstanding attorney who represents his clients with Integrity and fairness. Frank is without a doubt among the top lawyers in the area and perhaps even the best. Frank will take time in reviewing all the elements of your case as if it is the only case he is working on. If you need legal representation, I highly recommended that you choose Frank Benvenuto as your attorney, you will not be disappointed!
Posted by Heather, a Car Accident client, Flag
He really knows the law. He makes your problems his problems and really works the law with you on his side. I would definitely refer everyone in a legal matter to him!
Posted by Allen, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Last summer while on vacation at the beach we experienced a parents worse nightmare, a phone call at 2 AM that our son was arrested on an alcohol related charge. We went right to the Yellow Pages and saw Franks ad along with other lawyers. Franks ad said he was from OC and worked there for many years. At 6 AM I called several lawyers and left a voice mail message. When I called Franks emergency number HE ANSWERED.I was impressed. It was 6 AM and he took the call personally. He said he would take the case and to meet him at his office at 9 AM. He then told us all the procedural steps that would be followed before our son would be released in the morning and not to worry. He told us he would make calls on our sons behalf to people in the processing system an tell them he was representing our son and for us to pick up our Son at the court/jail and come to his office at 9 AM.
A ton of relief flowed over us as we drove to get our son. At Franks office he explained the entire process and his plan of action to represent our son. He then spoke to our son man to man about how foolish his actions were and how potentially damaging charges like the ones he faced could be to him now and on his future career choices. He took off the gloves and got our Sons attention.
Bottom line Frank was able to get the charges held in abeyance for 6 months while our son preformed 50 hours of community service, and attended 6 months of alcohol counseling. With these activities and clean record after six months the charges were dropped.
While the outcome was great, what was even more comforting was that FRANK KNEW EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. There were no surprises. He is knowledgeable and knows the system and the players and they know him. He is well know in the OC legal system and well respected.
Frank is the consummate attorney. He is totally open and honest. He understands the Law and has a great reputation. He under promises and over delivers. He is calming yet candid and his results are right on target or beyond. I would use him again without hesitation and I would recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Sherman, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
As a retired businessman I appreciate the Problem Solving skills that Mr Benvenuto brought to the table. During several appearances in court and meetings with Frank to prepare for the trail in his office it was apparent to me that he was well versed on the law and after researching my case found a motion that resolved the case in my favor. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by Ingrid, a DUI client, Flag
Frank Benvenuto is the attorney that your best friend would recommend knowing that you needed expert legal defense. He is not only proficient but also compassionate and does the very best for his clients within the scope of the law. Frank Benvenuto was available to answer qustions and give advice anytime, even giving me his mobile number. I felt the two DUI court cases were more successful with Frank Benvenuto at the helm.
Posted by W.R, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Frank did an excellent job keeping me informed in each step of the case. He filed timely motions. He did not give any false hope, yet told the possibilities. He also advised me of certain scenarios. All in all very professional.