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Posted by Chad, a Federal Crime client, Flag
When you first meet been your first impression will be wow he looks young. Don't cast judgement until you read this. I currently have a federal case that has been going on since 2009. I just recently had a two day hearing where Ben took the lead role in attacking the prosecutors expert witness as well as their theory. Not only did Ben meet my expectations but he truly exceeded them. He was very organized, methodical and absolutely NOT intimidated by the Government or their expert witnesses. In Layman's terms Ben was like a Lion in a cat fight ferocious. His calmness and precision timing of questions is something of beauty unless your on the other end. Ben not only is a awesome trial lawyer but he is also a genuine person who listens and cares about you as a human. I never have once felt like Ben has just given me Lip service, he always has been honest straight forward and concerned. When you hire Ben you gain more than a great Lawyer, you also gain a friend who truly cares about your case as well as you and your family. Bottom line is I am proud Ben is my lawyer and was extremely proud I could call him my lawyer when we were in the courtroom. I would recommend anyone who wants the best of the best lawyers to hire him, you will not regret it.
Posted by FreeMan, a Federal Crime client, Flag
My case began in the summer of 2007, and the investigation by the Feds was complete in 2012, which resulted in a Federal Felony Indictment with my name on it. In the fall of 2010, I received a “target” letter from the US Attorney’s Office which basically said the US Government is going to indict you unless you come in and plead guilty. I called several lawyers and picked one based on what I thought I could afford. That attorney had convinced me he was going to fight for my rights and freedom, but as soon as I paid him he told me I needed to “man up” and plead guilty to the Felony Charges. I knew I needed a different attorney.
My gut told me that if I could find the right Attorney there was a very small chance I could get a better outcome than going to prison. I searched the internet relentlessly and found Ben and after speaking with him I knew that he was the Attorney I needed to defend me from the 10 years in prison I was facing. Without a doubt hiring Ben was the best decision I could have made to protect my rights and freedom.
When Ben handed me over 2,000 pages of evidence against me I thought it was the end of the road. On the other hand, Ben saw it as an opportunity to mount a defense that would ultimately get the indictment DISMISSED. Ben isn’t afraid to fight the Government every step of the way and based on my experience you cannot afford to step in the courtroom without him.
Here I am almost two years later with my freedom, no Felony conviction, and my life back. Ben made all of this possible for me and I’m forever grateful.
Posted by David, a DUI client, Flag
Over three years ago I was arrested for my third DUI this time with an accident. I hired Howard and Ben two years ago when it came up for trial. They were incredible. They told me that this was not going to be easy and made no promises of a great resolution. They told me some things that I could do to improve my chances. One of these was wearing a ankle monitor, which I wore for a year. I took all the classes/treatment/AA meetings they suggested. When it finally came up for court, the prosecutor reduced the DUI to reckless driving, no jail, no suspended license, a fine, a list of classes (which thanks to Howard and Ben, I've already done) and 1 year probation. I can not recommend this team enough. Through it all they were always available, whether by phone or email, and would respond quickly.
If you need a lawyer do not hesitate to call Ben.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
One of the poorer choices I have made in life (driving after drinking) was thankfully followed by one of the best decisions I could have made: retaining Ben Alper. I received truly outstanding professional advice and support through a stressful and trying experience. When I had a question, communication was fast and detailed and Ben made it clear that he was always happy to discuss my case. I will also say that the entire staff at the firm were supportive and genuinely caring. They obviously fully understand the legal processes but also that you are a human being in the midst of a challenging situation. Ben negotiated with the prosecutor and my potential DUI was reduced to a reckless driving charge. He also made sure that I had completed all the requirements in the plea as determined by the prosecutor ahead of the court date, so no probation. A DUI would have had a devastating professional and personal impact so this was a great outcome. Also worth noting that the judge actually asked in the courtroom if I realized that my attorney had worked out a great deal for me. Yes, I certainly did. Thank you, Ben!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I have had Ben Alper represent me in two unrelated cases. During both cases, I worked closely with him and, because of his vast wealth of knowledge and his dedication to the cases, I could not have had better outcomes in both instances. Ben really cares about his clients and stays in communication throughout the duration of his cases. Even when there is nothing new to report, he checks on you to see how you're doing. He also has a very calm demeanor which I, personally, found comforting during the very stressful times during my cases. But don't let his calm demeanor and youthful looks fool you. He is a bulldog in the courtroom when he needs to be. There were, literally, times when he got going and I wanted to cheer for him! He was fierce! I cannot say enough good things about him. If you are ever in the unenviable position of needing a criminal defense attorney, call Ben. He will make it his mission to get the absolute best outcome for your case.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested in February 2013 on suspicion of DUI and possession of Marijuana. I did not consent to a breathalyzer test when arrested.
This not being the first time I had been arrested for DUI, I knew I had to find a great lawyer to defend my rights.
I located Howard and Ben via avvo.com and left a voicemail on a Sunday afternoon and my call was responded to within minutes. This was greatly reassuring that I had found the right lawyer as Howard and Ben always made themselves available when I had any questions or concerns. I met with Howard and Ben the following day at his office where he went through in great detail the facts and circumstances of my arrest. They were even familiar with the arresting officer. As far as cost goes, Howard and Ben let me know exactly the cost of your defense so there were no financial suprises throughout my case.
I was able to continue driving prior to my court date as Howard and Ben were able to reach an agreement with the Officer at the administrative hearing. This was very important as I have to drive a good distance to get to and from work.
When my day in court arrived Ben was able to reach a plea agreement with the prosecutor and reduced my DUI to wreckless driving. As this would have a 2nd DUI, Ben's negotiations may have saved my job and relieved a great strain on my marriage! I had to do 1 weekend in jail and 1 year of supervised probation, which I am gladly in the process of completing.
I highly recommend Ben and Howard, who make a great legal team and made this proces as painless as possible!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Ben worked on my wife's DUI case, and I was very impressed. he confidently worked to get us the not guilty verdict we hoped for. I couldn't be happier with our choice, and I would definitely recommend him to a friend.