This review is long overdue- Attorney Monte Kuligowski represented me in absentia back in the fall of 2013; it is now 2015, and I, today, feel guilty and disrespectful for not already giving this man a glowing review for his crucial help in my case. For those of you who are in a testy predicament and are facing a reckless driving charge, please hire this man to represent you in court. As a New Yorker, like all other residents in the Northeastern Seaboard, I never viewed traffic offenses - at least most of them- seriously; however, in the state of Virginia, the law is much more stringent and they will punish you for traffic offenses that are considered relatively minor or trivial in other parts of the nation.
To paint a more holistic picture of Mr. Kuligowski, let me explain to you the specifics of my story:
After driving for over ten hours all the way from New York, I was pulled over in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge -Tunnel. To my surprise - and dismay - I was charged with reckless driving for doing 84 mph in a 55mph. I was not intentionally driving at that speed; as a local resident understandingly mentioned to me after I angrily explained to him the details of my offense, "when the sun is shining and you're drifting by that beautiful water and stunning scenery, you feel like a million bucks and aren't really paying attention to that speedometer." Indeed, that is what happened to me as I nonchalantly drifted through this mesmerizing bridge. Nevertheless, don't let the magnificence of its structure deceive you; it is merciless speed trap that captures thousands of unsuspecting (and actually reckless) drivers yearly. The cops there won't hesitate to pounce and hand you a speeding ticket if you are above the limit.
Prior to this offense, I never committed a single traffic violation - not even a simple parking infraction. Moreover, I was an A+ honor roll student enrolled at a primer university- I was an ordinary citizen with good standing and no prior record. Nevertheless, for a simple, albeit somewhat serious traffic ticket, I was not only being handed a hefty fine, but a summons in court. I would be tried like a criminal, and, if found guilty, I'd be punished with a Class 1 misdemeanor. For the normal law-abiding citizen who has never done anything wrong in their life, that's daunting and worrying. That sort of blemish on your record can have serious consequences. Although its not a felony, that sort of a misdemeanor can function as an ignominious badge of shame that limits future opportunities for enrollment in graduate schools and jobs. Obviously concerned, I did some research and stumbled upon Mr. Kuligowski's name and decided to hire him after much deliberation. Retrospectively, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Although I was initially found guilty by the judge, who was probably subject to the whims of his daily moods, Mr. Kuligowski put forth an unrelenting and concerted effort to get the decision reversed, which he ultimately accomplished. Mr. Kuligowski embodies everything a true professional should be - someone who is not solely concerned with money, but a devoted individual who puts forth his best effort, genuinely cares for his clientele, and has a firm grasp of justice. He takes pride in his work - that's the type of man or woman you want representing you when the going gets tough in the courtroom. God Bless you Mr. Kuligowski - although a traffic offense is minor in scope, it could've had life-altering ramifications that could have influenced the trajectory of my life in some unfavorable way. This review is not just a genuine thank-you note, but a plea to the unsettled individual who is seeking the services of an attorney to represent them to choose you. Rest assured, if you pick Mr. Kuligowski, you will be in the best hands. There is nobody who has more savvy and potential than Mr. Kuligowski. He is a godsend- undoubtedly the best in the region.
I am an out of state resident. I reside in New York, and went to Virginia to road trip with a couple of people. As I was driving down the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, I was pulled over by the officers. I did not realize that I was going fast because I had been driving for a good 8 hour. For someone who has a clean record, this was very upsetting and scary. We explained our situation, but the cops insisted on charging me with wreck less driving, on top of that a courts summon. I didn't even know wreck less driving in Virginia is comparable to a DUI in New York. I was out of state, I was not going to go back to Virginia just to appear on court. So then I did hours and hours of research on a lawyer who could represent me on court, and soon I came across Mr. Kuligowski. After all the research and reading upon forums, I decided to contact Mr. Kuligowski. His assistant and him responded back to me in a very swift and helpful manner. I told him my situation - driving 84mph on a 55mph highway. He was more than willing to help represent me and was very cooperative. He answered every questions I had and was very informative. He had helped reduce my charge from wreck less driving to a traffic infraction. I am very pleased with his service. If you ever need a lawyer, YOU MUST contact Mr. Kuligowski!
Got me out of every last little thing, couldn't have been happier with the results. I can't say thank you enough to this guy. Monte is the man, and I would highly recommend him to ANYONE who needs a great lawyer. Thanks so much
I've used Mr. Kuligowski to help me beat a reckless driving (by speed 89/55) charge and I walked out of court with a totally different charge (defective equipment). I'm back six years later for another reckless driving general (improper control/bad brakes) and he was confident the case would be thrown out or greatly reduced. Sadly he remembered me from the 1st case. We was able to play catch up and I was able to straighten out his slow laptop with a few tips. Mr. Kuligowski has an amazing knack when it comes to getting clients out of a bind.
I would like to thank the legal defense team at the Monte Kuligowski legal defense office. They Took my case personally and always provided the best legal advice. Above all of that, in the end they got my charges dropped down to the lowest level and it didn't even go on my driving record! I am very thankful that I was led to this great legal team and I recommend them to everyone that has any legal needs!
Posted by Lyudmyla
I have hired a lot attorneys for my husband (he has CDL and had a tickets in different states)but Mr. Koligovski the best. He is very kind and professional,knowing what he doing,easy in communication and always find the time for you. I highly recommend hire him if you have some problems,you will be so happy with results.
Posted by Phil
Mr. Kuligowski felt I had a very strong case to have my DUI charge dismissed. We met at his office and he went through all of my options and why he felt we had a strong case. After he did his due diligence on specifying the law to my specific case, we met again right before the trial and ironed out the details. He knew exactly what he was doing and in court knew the law better than arresting officer and prosecutor! Because of this, the charge was dismissed! Mr. Kuligowski did a great job and I'd recommend him to anyone needing a good lawyer.
Posted by Daniel H.
I had gotten myself into a pretty serious situation and Mr. Kuligowski was relentless in working to clear my name and record. He not only cared about me but he also cared about my family and my career. Yes there are lots of attorneys and I have had to hire others in the past, but Mr. Kuligowski is one of those attorneys that will fight for you all the way, its not about a paycheck to him he really puts his heart and soul into his work. When working with my case there were times I thought it was over and he would keep fighting, he would present another case or call another witness. If it wasn't for Mr. Kuligowski my Navy career would have been over. So when I say he went the extra mile I cannot even tell you in words the hard work he put into my case. He is truly a man of integrity that cares about winning for his clients. I never felt like just another client when he worked for me, I felt like I had someone in my corner that would do anything and everything, within the law, to help me out.
Posted by Lashanya
Monte kuligowski was a wonderful Lawyer . I choice him because of his 17 years of experience on the Web. He always kept me informed about ever detail. He was very knowledgable about how to handle my case . I am very thankful to have had a good person and Lawyer on my side. Thank you so much.
Posted by Rachel
Mr Kuligowski is a wonderful lawyer. I first chose him because I read a journal article he wrote on DUI laws in Norfolk. This intrigued me because it proved that he specialized in DUI law and was likely knowledgable. Throughout the preparation for my trial he remained optimistic about my case and kept me abreast of all incoming news. He prepared a number of arguments and remained in contact with me. I'm in the navy and my ship was frequently underway but Monte worked with me and conducted a number of phone conferences with me in order to save my time and money. Due to the inconsistencies in my case evidence and improper adherence to some legal procedures by the state, Monte was able to secure me a plea deal which help relieve a lot of stress before my impending deployment. If it hadn't been for Mr Kuligowski's severe attention to detail, I doubt I would have had the wonderful outcome that I did. I am appreciative of his services and can assure you that he will do whatever he can to help you. Each situation is different but Monte works to understand each detail and he prepares extensively. He is extremely knowledgable on DUI law within Virginia and that is great advantage. I would definitely recommend hiring this attorney whether you believe your case is complicated or not.