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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.
Posted by laquisa
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!
Posted by Linda
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.