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Mr. Manikas handled my criminal case of possession of marijuana (2nd offense) and when i thought the end of the road was near, Mr. Manikas gave me the best possible outcome. Thank you so much
I was charged with "Reckless Driving General" for losing control of my car on the beltway and crashing. Mr. Manikas got my charge reduced to "Failure to pay time and attention' which was only a $100 fine and will not show up on my driving record or cause any demerit points on my driving record. I'm glad I didn't hire the cheapest lawyer I could find. The cheap ones are cheap because they are not very good.
Within 10 days of my arrest for D.U.I, I received 63 letters from local lawyers offering their services. A little overwhelmed, I cleared off my dining room table, and laid them all out. After a week of reading each one TWICE, one letter appeared at the top of the pile, and that signaled the shift in my fortune (bad luck to good luck). After calling Mr. Manikas, and meeting with him, I retained his representation. With a ringside seat next to him in the courtroom during trial, I was completely blown away by his preparation, creativity, and intimate knowledge of the law, and I suspect , the Judge was as well. I recommend him with no reservation. I'd be tempted to say "He 'Da Man", but really, the Judge is ''Da Man" (or ''Da Woman"), Mr. Manikas just knows how to speak their language. I think the next time though, I'll call a cab first. It'll be a lot less stressful overall, and a LOT less expensive, than calling Mr. Manikas.
Look no further.
Mr. Manikas is THE ATTORNEY you want to represent you.
He is a true professional, who gets the job done. He clearly knows his trade.
I used his advice on my reckless driving charge, did everything he told me to do and my charges were dropped.
Thank you Mr. Manikas
The best decision I ever made was hiring Mr. Mannikas. This was for a DUI and refusal. I spoke with a few lawyers and he was the one that initially gave me the least hope. He was referred to me so I stuck with him. Other attorneys assured me they can win the case but Kyle never does. I had my doubts along the way. You just have to trust that he does his part and is very knowledgeable about the law. He is very professional and has great staff and you are guarantee to come out with the best possible outcome. He will definitely explore all options. He even has other attorneys referencing him in their own cases :-)
I hired Mr. Manikas to represent my son, who was caught doing 92 Mph in a 60 Mph zone. My son was charged with reckless driving, which in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor, and if convicted he would have had a permanent criminal record, and could actually do jail time. Mr. Manikas was able to strike a deal with the prosecutor to reduce the charge to Improper Driving, which means no jail time and no criminal record. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Manikas. He is not the cheapest lawyer out there, but weighing the consequences, and given the results, it was well worth it.
Everything was ready ahead of time, kept me in the loop, and most importantly, reduced a reckless driving over 90mph, a misdemeanor which carries the possibility of jail time, to improper driving and a $500 fine. Exceedingly satisfied.
Kyle is a great lawyer and the best in the practice. He is a very good listener and put your interest first even before his pay. I hired Kyle three days to my case date for a reckless driving charge. He calmly listened to me and mapped out a strategy which was effectively executed without even going into trial. All charges were dropped, no fines, no nothing. Kyle knows the system inside out and the only thing on his mind while fighting your case is getting the best outcome for you. Another point that stood out to me with Kyle is his organization. He told me where to meet him and he was right there and I didn't have to struggle looking for him even though I was meeting him for the very fist time as I had only spoke to him on the phone. He was very receptive and calm. He told me stay calm and I will see you shortly, he came back and said, all charges have been dropped. I was so happy and relieved that I didn't have to set foot in the courtroom. He is a great Lawyer and I can recommend him to anyone with my head held high. Thank you very much Kyle. Adi
As is likely the case for many others, after being given a summons for a traffic infraction (passing a school bus with its lights on), I received a virtual blizzard of mailings from lawyers claiming expertise in this area. I conducted phone interviews with a number of them and also spoke to lawyer contacts of mine who don't specialize in this field to get their recommendations (i.e. who would they go to to represent their children if faced with a similar situation). Not only was I pleased with Kyle Manikas over the phone, but other lawyers highly recommended him. When I would ask some of the traffic specialists the question if I didn't hire them, which of the remaining lawyers on my list would they recommend, Kyle was always among the top of their list.
After today's experience in court I understand why. He was patient, attentive, and efficient, and was able to resolve the case in a highly satisfactory manner. My charges were reduced to almost nothing and I can now get on with my life (charges can really weigh on you while you wait for the court date). Kyle is easy to work with and it is immediately evident that he is well liked and respected at the courthouse, with both prosecutors and police officers alike.
I could not be more pleased. So feel free to interview a number of lawyers so you have a comparison, but in the end you will be pleased to have chosen Kyle.
I received a reckless driving citation late this summer, where I was paced doing 90 in a 55 mph zone. I was not intoxicated and I was the only one on the road at that early hour. The officer didn't arrest me, and was very polite with me. Still, this was a very serious offense that carried a potential jail term, not to mention the damage it could have to my career.
I turned to Kyle based on the reviews on this site, and I'm so glad that I did. Kyle didn't sugarcoat the challenge but he did give me advice in my free consultation about what I could do to help myself. Once I hired Kyle, he walked me through the various options of mitigating the damage from the citation. Kyle has expert knowledge on the Fairfax County prosecutor's office from his years of experience working there himself. He also explained to me patiently about the approaches the prosecutors and judges might take on my case.
Kyle advised me through two continuances when he could determine that negotiating with the prosecutor would not reach a reasonable outcome. He did speak to the officer who gave me the citation, and was able to work with the officer to acknowledge that there was a minor speedometer calibration issue. This meant that the officer was willing to testify that I was driving at 89 rather than 90 - which makes a world of difference in Virginia for reckless driving cases.
On the third trial date, he was able to make a deal with the prosecutor and I pled guilty to reduced charges that carried a hefty fine, but with no criminal record and no jail time. This outcome was better than I could have predicted at the start of this ordeal.
I can't recommend Kyle enough. He was courteous, patient, and honest about the implications about my case. He took care all throughout to explain what was happening and to look out for my best interests.