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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Jesse explored so many angles, and was eventually able to chip away at the case enough to raise reasonable doubt and get a "not guilty" verdict. Although it was a long process, for sure, he remained encouraging but realistic, which was so very important to me. I was a newbie to all of this, and appreciated his deliberate step-by-step approach.
The "gatekeepers" at the firm were less than ideal, however. They were often slow with correspondence, made mistakes with messages and scheduled meeting times, etc.
Posted by Anna, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jesse is a very enthusiastic lawyer. It was a quick and easy process. If I did not hire him I would have probably been in a more serious issue than I already was. He was responsive to me and I was informed on every little detail throughout the case. He had helped me to see a better path and I am very thankful. I would highly reccomend hiring him!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I am a very honest and direct person. I really appreciated that Jesse was always honest and direct and that he was very tactful as well as highly perceptive. I know that everyone accused of a crime says that they are innocent of the charges - I truly am. He never doubted my innocence for a second and was ready for battle from day one. He always kept me informed of my plea options, but when I told him I would never plead to guilty, he never tried to push me to do so.
We got to know each other over two and a half years and over those two and a half years, he always kept in touch. He never missed an appointment. He built a personal relationship with my family and I. He also knew the details of this case inside and out, never missing a beat.
I'm not one to exaggerate, but Jesse truly is my hero. He's an excellent attorney, who, in winning my case, overcame very much adversity in what I would call an impossible case to win. I'm not going to sugar-coat anything. I was accused of a assault on a female. There was blood and an injured nose. There were kids on the premises. There was a police officer with false statements and no notes or records of notes taken. I am a black male. My accuser was a mixed female. This was my only dealing with the law and legal matters in general. At the time, I was a full-time graduate student and working two jobs. There is no way I would have been able to clear my name without a great lawyer. Jesse is excellent.
Jesse is also an avid listener, great speaker, as well a family man. He built a strong connection with my family as we bonded throughout the course of this case. I genuinely felt that he had a personal investment in my case. I knew that the only one who wanted to win this case and clear my name as much as me was Jesse.
Jesse is a master strategist and communicator who brings a wealth of experience and insight to the table. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a great lawyer.
Posted by Trish, a DUI client, Flag
Jesse handled my case with professionalism from beginning to end. The first meeting with him made me feel confident that he would do everything he could to help me win this case. He made me feel comfortable and always answered my questions in easy to understand answers. In my particular case, he felt that my fourth amendment rights were violated and I was pulled over without probable cause - which is what I felt all along. Even though the district court judge did not see things our way, Jesse was persistent and confident that a superior court judge would see things differently. He was right! Even though the legal process is long and drawn out, it was all worth it in the end. I was spared from thousands of dollars of expenses normally incurred in DUI cases. In addition, the emotional burden that comes with a legal case likes this has been lifted - which is priceless! I would highly recommend Jesse Scharff.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
When I realized I needed a lawyer I was totally overwhelmed by the amount of offices to choose from. I called around to get a price range, but it wasn't until I called Jesse's office that I knew I had contacted real people that would pay attention to my case and not just brush me off after I had handed over a check.
I had a lot of questions and Jesse made it clear from the beginning that I could contact him anytime and did a great job of managing my expectations so I understood the possible outcomes for my case. The staff was equally as helpful. I could drop by the office anytime and ask a question or call or even email and they always followed up with me quickly. Jesse and his team kept me informed of court dates and if and when the clerk screwed up the time Jesse intervened so the judge wouldn't hold it against me.
I have friends with horror stories of lawyers ignoring their calls or not showing up for court dates and I'm so grateful I didn't have to deal with any of that. Even after my case was settled, I ran into Jesse and he gave me advice on the fly for a totally unrelated issue. I hope to never need Jesse again, but I know if I do he'll take care of me.
Posted by Tony, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Scharff represented me in an assault case. He was able to get the case dismissed. I was very impressed with his demeanor in the courtroom - very assertive. I hope I never need a criminal defense attorney again, but if I do, I know whom I will call. However, the paralegal staff at Roberts was unacceptable. They answered for Mr. Scharff and made it difficult to contact him. The updates about the case that they provided were not helpful.
Posted by a client, Flag
Jesse is hands down the best thing that happened to me after being charged with larceny. He moved with God's speed to get the charges dismissed and my name cleared, when my reputation was being questioned and my career was on the line. His knowledge, disposition and skills are remarkable, and I have no doubt God put him in front of me for a good reason. I have tremendous respect for him, his follow through, commitment and people skills. While being incredibly savvy, Jesse also has great social skills - a combination that is sometimes hard to find. I strongly believe that his confidence and assurance gave me the peace I needed when the ground was caving on me. He delivered the dismissal he told me he would get me, took care of me and had my back! Jesse is a good man, an outstanding lawyer and someone I will forever thank!!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Jesse was outstanding in and out of the courtroom. He was very confident and straight forward with me through the entire process. He not only won the court case but won the DMV hearing. I would highly recommend Jesse and this law firm to anyone. What a fantastic team!
Posted by Bobby, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jesse has been an excellent choice for me. Even though I live hundreds of miles away, he has been very resonsive to my need for legal assistance. He has updated me on the details of my case and encouraged me every step of the way. He returns my calls in a timely matter. I've found that handling my case has be in the most professional manner. His staff has be understanding to my needs as they rely information to Jesse.
Posted by Dana, a DUI client, Flag
I highly recommend Jesse Scharff. In the process of searching for a lawyer, I instantly felt comfortable with him from the very first phone interview and decided he was the one to go with. He took the time to listen to me, and not be so quick to pass judgment on my character. I felt that he took a genuine interest in my case. During the whole process, he was reassuring and gave great advice and guidance when needed. I admired his honesty throughout my case – while it may have not always been what I wanted to hear, he told me like it was and didn’t “sugar coat” the facts. With that, he still helped me maintain a sense of hope. He assured me he would explore every single angle of my case and had an incredible sense of confidence inside and outside of the courtroom. After a little over a year, my case resulted in a dismissal. This was so much more than I was expecting going into the whole situation. It was a true blessing to have Jesse as my lawyer, and the outcome of my case has positively impacted my life in so many ways. Jesse Scharff is an amazing, compassionate, and very knowledgeable attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Jesse and the team at Roberts Law Group!
Posted by Hunter, a DUI client, Flag
In the wake of a DWI I quickly began to contact attorney's that specialized in such cases only to find most representation put the majority of their concern on their counsel fees and my response time for such charges. When I spoke with Jesse's desk they were initially interested in how I would like to handle my situation and the conditions of my accusations. After which I was promptly transferred to Jesse who explained at my own face value what he would do to ensure that my case would be thoroughly denoted during the life of the trial. Needless to say, I retained his services on his face value shortly after our initial conversation, to which I cannot regret. When I first met with Jesse it was clear that he had done his homework and had experience dealing with similar situations . It was explained that he needed to look into my case and detailed the best/worst outcome and my mind was set at ease with the most probable. Due to the prosecution's delay my trial lagged for nearly a year, during which I was kept updated as to what to expect on my trial dates and as I am not a resident of the area asked whether or not I could be present. On the day my trial was finally heard I was not left on a cold bench wondering where my attorney's interest lie, I was met before I could find my courtroom floor and assured that all was under control. Before facing my accusing officers and final sentence Jesse pulled me aside and explained what my outcome would be, resting assured I later drove out of Raleigh knowing that justice was served.
Posted by Linda, a DUI client, Flag
Jesse was confident and positive from the very first telephone interview. He assured me that he would work until the end for me and explore every angle of my case. When I was uncertain and scared at times, he was very reassuring. The outcome exceeded my expectation and changed my life in positive ways. He is a brillant and compassionate attourney.
Posted by Stephanie, a DUI client, Flag
Roberts Law Group was recommended to me by a large client of theirs. When I called and requested Mr. Roberts, I was told that Jesse Scharff takes their DUI cases and he would be happy to take my case. He was attentive and helpful during our first couple of meetings. He told me what to expect, but assured me we had a strong case against the state. I explained to Jesse that he should try to get video tape from the jail because of some actions by the arresting officer, however Wake County conveniently did not have the tape from the night I got arrested as they only save tape for 1 week - not the standard 30 days. My case went on for several months in District court, and we ended up losing. Jesse recommended we appeal the case and take it to Superior court. He called me in for a meeting after filing the appeal and informed me that it would be $2,000 to take me to trial. I declined this offer, and said that I wanted to remand to the District court decision. After my decision not to go to trial, Jesse fell off the face of the earth. He was no longer responsive, did not speak to me in court (if he showed up at all), and kept continuing my case for 5 additional months. I was finally able to get him to take the remand to the District court decision, however immediately after the judge spoke to me, Jesse left the court room without explaining what was supposed to happen next. I called the office immediately to inquire about paying my fines or fees and the receptionist told me I had 30 days from my court date to pay everything and I would be receiving a letter from their office in the mail. Today marks 30 days from my court date, and I went down to the court house to pay my fines. Not only was the letter that Jesse's office sent me incorrect with the amounts that I owed, I only had 20 days to pay the fines without penalty. The letter said that I had to pay District court costs. In reality, I had to pay Superior court costs because of Jesse's failure to speak to me for 5 months - a difference of $200. Additionally, I was charged a $50 failure to comply fee because of his receptionists' false information.
I still have no idea what I am supposed to do regarding taking the alcohol classes that I know I was given in the District court judgment. I left a message for someone to return my call last week and still haven't heard back.
I highly recommend against choosing Jesse Scharff as your DUI lawyer. There are plenty of other options in Wake County who won't neglect you after you refuse their $2,000 trial price tag.
Posted by Adam M, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
miracle worker! possibly ralieghs best lawyer, he really helped me out! can do no better than roberts law group
Posted by Dorothy, a DUI client, Flag
Jesse didn't miss a beat with in my DWI case. His confidence in his ability kept me grounded resulting in "hope" we could win my case. Without that - I may not have been able to exume such confidence in myself while up on the stand. Thank you Jesse and thank you Roberts Law Firm for your Excellence in your "Client Services"!
Posted by Alexander, a DUI client, Flag
Perfect service, attention to case details. DWI case dismissed!! What more can I say.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Jesse and the Roberts Law Group, did an amazing job with my case and they treated with with absolute respect and were beyond professional. I had an unusual case and Jesse truly listened to me and got to know me. As a result he was able to provide the best defense that you could ever ask for. He never judged me and his knowledge of the law was amazing and it paid off in the end. Having someone who understood my situation and took a real interest in my case was both comforting and empowering. As mentioned, my case was not your usual case and Jesse allowed my side of the story to be told and as a result everything turned out for the best. I was found not guilty by a jury and with his help, I am able to continue to move on with my life. The way Jesse handled himself in the courtroom was amazing and his closing statement could be compared to watching a movie. I could not believe how well he presented the information and how he had every jury member watching and listening to every word he was saying. His statement wasn't your typical lawyer BS or used car salesman speech, it was from the heart. He told the truth and he was my second voice. I am a male who was verbally, emotionally, and psychologically abused by my spouse and Jesse became my advocate and let my side be heard. I could go on and on about how pleased I am with his help on my case. No matter what the verdict could have been, I would say that I had the best lawyer and help that you could find. Having Jesse as my lawyer was a blessing and I would highly recommend him and the Roberts Law Group to anyone who needs help.
Posted by Brian, Flag
I could not have made a better selection when I chose Jesse to handle my case. In any legal matter, being informed and cognizant of the facts concerning your case is very important. Jesse was able to always provide me the guidance and confidence that is indicative of a great lawyer. His legal knowledge and experience proved invaluable and ultimately resulted in the dismissal of my case. I would highly recommend Jesse as an excellent choice.
Posted by Nicholas, a DUI client, Flag
Although Mr. Scharff was not my primary attorney, he handled parts of my case. He was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and very personable, remembering details about me when I'm sure he deals with many clients. He made me feel extremely comfortable, and I would recommend him for sure!
Posted by jamie, a DUI client, Flag
I was charge with a dwi j(.19) and I contacted Roberts Law Group. Jesse Scharff was asign to handle my case and from day one he hit the ground running... In handling my case Jesse kept me informed on every move and he really kept me at a calm through the whole process. Jesse really inpressed me with his knowledge of the law.. He got my case dismissed.... I would recommend Roberts Law Group and especially Jesse Scharff to anyone!!!!!!!!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jesse was super understanding and really gave me the one on one to help me. This was a first time offense, Wake county wanted to make a example out of me. But Jesse really work hard for me.
Posted by Chuck, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jesse Scharff was a great attorney. He and his paralegal team had my details on hand when ever I needed to discuss the case. Jesse helped to reduce the stress of the, wait until court, by writing back timely emails with authoratative and encouraging remarks. As it turned out those remarks were spot on, as he systamatically dismantled my ex wifes charges until the judge had heard enough and through the charges out.
Posted by David, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jesse provided outstanding legal advice and expertise, his kind, thougthful and forthright demeanor made the process much easier than I anticipated it would be. He kept me informed at each stage of the process and he delivered a very positive resolution. I have tremendous respect for Jesse as a lawyer and as a person.
Posted by kevin s, a Family client, Flag
he did very well i highly recommend him, he knows alot and he knows what hes doing
Posted by Robert, a Transportation client, Flag
He was great, did everything he said he was going to, and got it done befor the deadline.
Posted by Josh, a Insurance client, Flag
He handled a case for me and was very speedy and made sure to keep me or my other contact informed of what was going on. He was nice and personable. Would recommend to anyone and will use again if need be.