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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.
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.
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.
I was satisfied with the results of working with Steve Duckett. I found Steve and Price Benowitz online and read up on his 17 years of experience dealing with cases similar to mine. I knew that I wanted the best attorney possible so I gave him a call. I talked to the person who answered the phone and he called me back fairly quickly. Steve really put me at ease and was very professional and gave me hope that my case could be resolved. I definitely knew that Steve was the lawyer for me. Steve was on point in court and had a great courtroom presence. Steve gave an argument that the judge had never heard of before and the judge was extremely impressed. Steve was awesome. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney. I’ll hopefully never need him again but if I or my family ever do I’ll call him up. Keep doing what you’re doing Steve!
Steve was a terrific criminal defense attorney and I would absolutely recommend him. My husband and I hired him to represent our 16 year old son on potentially serious charges, so the situation was extremely stressful. We initially hired another attorney for the bond motion, but decided very quickly that we weren’t comfortable having that person handle the remainder of the case. We found Price Benowitz LLP on-line and were directed to senior criminal defense attorney Steve Duckett. We met with Steve and immediately felt like we were in good hands. He asked us excellent questions and provided us with complete and honest information; he didn’t minimize the potential seriousness of the situation, but he didn’t try to frighten us either. We were impressed by his obvious experience, intelligence, and commitment. Steve had a very strong courtroom presence and he used every argument that he had. He ultimately reached an agreement with the prosecutor and got our son the best outcome we could have hoped for. He was always well prepared, thought on his feet very quickly, and was a genuinely caring person. He kept us informed throughout the process, taking time to visit our son and call him in the detention center to keep him updated as to what was going on with the case. We feel very lucky that we found Steve, and would recommend him without reservation.
When my daughter approached me regarding the reckless Driving Case I didn’t even think it was her fault but I knew it didn’t sound good. She got into an accident by trying to avoid an accident and she was then accused of speeding. The other driver admitted driving out in front of her. When the police officer arrived, he asked what happened, got into his vehicle and handed my daughter the summons for Speeding. I didn’t understand how he determined this without getting all the information. It was shocking to us to have the officer ask only one question of each of the people involved in the accident; namely, what happened? He never asked where the cars were and since they had been moved to allow traffic through, he could not have understood how this accident happened. He claimed that he could see skid marks on our gravel road. We had been waiting for the officer for about forty five minutes and probably about twenty cars passed us. The officer claimed later that he had “stepped out” the distance of the skid marks. We never saw him do that and he had no frame of reference that could have produced a beginning and ending mark. The ethics of the officer alarmed me as I had always believed that state police officers, particularly, were held to a very high standard. The charge seemed to us a casual afterthought rather than a thought out charge.
I later went on the internet and looked up reckless driving on a Sunday morning and saw that it was more serious than expected. I found Price Benowitz, LLP and their office was the first one to call and connected me with Steve Duckett. I hired Steve Duckett and he did manage to get the charged dropped to improper driving and get it away from Reckless even though I still believe she wasn’t at fault and that the officer had no reason to charge her. Steve was fabulous and very professional, thorough, on time, and I would hire him again. We had to sit there for hours because the prosecutor was pushing back. You could tell he knew exactly what to expect and who we were dealing with and I’m glad he managed to get the result he did.
We did not fully understand the courtroom lingo or even how the outcome was reached specifically but it was clear that Mr. Duckett understood and effectively controlled the courtroom outcome. I highly recommend him.
Steve was retained by me to represent my family member who was extradited from Florida. He was very responsive to my initial call, presented his fees and retainer agreement promptly and proceeded to work on the case even before my family member was in the state. He continued to follow up on the case until she arrived there, and was able to very quickly have the Commonwealth of Virginia identify that my family member was not responsible for the crime committed there and have her immediately released. He also assisted her in getting accommodations, her identification documents and on a plane to return to Florida. He not only was legally superior, his compassion and understanding, not to mention personal assistance, was above and beyond my expectations. We are forever grateful for his stellar service.