I would like to express my extreme gratitude and many thanks to Michael Tillotson who worked diligently to reduce serious charges in my traffic case. I was charged with a 1st Offense DUI, Refusal, and Reckless Driving in November 2015. My circumstances were severe to include I experienced a minor traffic accident resulting in the above charges. I am a professional RN who had much at stake to include a new job, a state board license, and a well-respected reputation in the local community. Mr. Tillotson worked to reduce my charges to reckless driving, a 3 month restricted drivers license, and mandatory ASAP. My life has been a nightmare since November, and tonight I can sleep well knowing I have a sense of peace and appreciation for the diligence and hard work put forth by my wonderful attorney, Mike Tillotson. Thank you Mike! I will always be eternally grateful "gratus" for your help. Thanks as well to Patty and Sarah for their help and support! You are the best!
Very flexible,knowledgeable, and considerate lawyer. I was facing a 2nd DUI in 5 year offense with a concealed weapon charge so I was looking at alot of time over my head in my eyes. I have a mortgage and I just started a new job a few weeks ago after being unemployed for 7 months and also have a family with 3 kids so any long amounts of jail time and no license at all would have ruined my job and my home life. Mr. Tillotson helped get the gun charge dropped and the dUI knocked down to a 1st offense so I got a restricted license and only 2 days jail time. This turned out great because I got to keep my license so I could keep my job and home life in tact. Thanks again to Mr.Tillotson
Mr. Tillotson is the right choice for a DUI lawyer. Worth every penny. In a courtroom environment when judgement calls are being made, this guy has the experience to choose his battles well, and his demeanor lends itself well to trying this kind of case. In addition, he is obviously familiar will all the laws surrounding the topic. He might not be cheap, but you get what you pay for. This guy saved my career.
I am very greatful to have hired Mr. Tillotson as my lawyer. I am currently a married guy, college degree, great career, 3 kids and just purchased a beautiful home. Unfortunately I am facing a 3rd DUI within 5 - 10 yrs, and all this could be taking away. I needed an experience DUI attorney asap, and upon my research I see that Mr. Tillotson was the man for my case. I have had struggles with alcohol thru my life, and I wanted to make a change in my life without alcohol. Mr. Tillotson advised me to attend an inpatient alcohol facility called Edgehill Retreat Center in Winchester, VA. This turned out to be the best experience of my life. This facility was awesome and I am proud to say that by taking Mr. Tillotson's advice and attending this facility, he saved my life. If you are looking forward to hiring Mr. Tillotson as your attorney, you are doing the right thing. He is an attorney that will only give you the best advice possible to help your case, because he actually cares about his clients.
Michael did a good job with my case. He is very experienced with the correct procedures for traffic stops with DWI's. I didn't think there was anything that I could do about my DWI, and with this being my 2nd, I needed to try and do something. I didn’t need a regular defense attorney, I needed an experienced one. After consulting with Michael I learned there is a lot to DWI charges that could easily be over looked, so I took a chance and hired him to help me. He found multiple issues that were questionable for the office to have probably-cause for my charge, and they were helpful in my case. He helped with getting my case reduced to a reasonable penalty, and he was still willing to fight it all the way if it was needed. Michael is defiantly the way to go if you’re looking for a DWI lawyer!
Posted by Jose
I called Michael Tillotson and talked to him about my case. He was willing to listen and give me great advice with no charge. Other lawyers would charge just to give you any kind of advice about your case but Michael didnt. He gave me great advice on how to pursue my case and was also willing to work out a payment with me. He was easy to talk to and a great listener. Thank you Michael
Posted by a client
The Law Office of MICHAEL C. TILLOTSON, provided amazing service to me when I was desperately in need of assistance with a charge I had been accused of. Mr. Tillotson and his entire staff were incredibly helpful and were 100% willing to answer any questions I had, or address any concerns of mine. He was exceptionally thorough in checking all details of my case, and provided me with any and all knowledge he had that might help me. When it was all said and done, Mr. Tillotson managed to get my charges drastically reduced, which has been a tremendous weight off of my shoulders. On top of all of this excellent service, Mr. Tillotson and staff were very personable and friendly, making me feel right at home when I spoke with them. I can't thank them enough for what they did for me, and if you are considering hiring him, I can only say that his services are worth every single penny.
Posted by John
Recently my son was arrested for driving while intoxicated and his blood count was over 1.8. We expected the worst so we began researching attorney council in our area. We were directed toward Michael Tillotson. We could not have made a better choice.
Mr. Tillotson was very professional, thorough, very knowledgeable and up to date with his council. He kept us informed throughout the process of gathering evidence and applying it to the law. He gave us frank and honest evaluations and informed us of the various possibilities of what we were facing.
The closer we came to the date of the trial, Mr. Tillotson met with us and informed my son of the decisions he needed to make for the plea bargaining process. We felt cautiously confident, but we did not anticipate the great results after the plea bargain phase.
My son was facing approximately 180 days in jail, ASAP classes, 26 months of additional classes, suspension of driver's license for a year and a DUI on his record to life. Mr. Tillotson used his extensive knowledge and experience to plea the case to 6 months suspension of driver's license and two years' probation. All other charges were dropped.
I cannot express enough my gratitude and appreciation for his council. He took an interested in my son and was there to answer any of his questions and concerns. Mr. Tilloston is not only a great attorney, but a man with a good heart. He gave my son more than lawyer council. He seemed to genuinely care about his life and his future. We feel that Mr. Tillotson is tops in his field.
I would certainly recommend him to anyone who is in need of his council and expertise. He and his expert staff will do all in their power to represent you with the best results possible.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I have read so many reviews here about Mr. Tillotson doing a great job and actually doing a lot for his clients. My how things have changed. I hired him years ago when he first started in Williamsburg for a criminal defense matter and he is the worst lawyer I have ever dealt with. He fed me all this bull about positive turnouts, and I we get to court and even the judge doesn't take him seriously. He was nervous and shaking and looked like a pushover. I received the worst possible outcome and hell ensued for about a year and a half of my life.. He was also a court appointed lawyer for a guy I know a few years after my deal and he was awful in his case too. Again it was about as bad for him as it could get and the sad part is my friend was later found to be innocent after doing almost a year in jail and released (after he hired another lawyer). I am honestly shocked to see how well this man is doing for himself these days, but thank the stars for his client's sake. All he did for me was take my money. I could have done a better job on my own.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
He's worth the money! A good man , kept me informed on case and worked out GREAT deal ( thought my life was over) happy i met Mr. Tillotson.