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Several months ago, I was arrested for a DUI. I allegedly blew a .226, and the officers found an open container in my car. I've had a couple of friends with much less evidence against them who ended up doing a week in jail. I was scared for the worst.
The first consultation was on the phone. He took me over all of the options and explained much of the process to me, alongside one of his colleagues at his firm. All of the lawyers there are fantastic, but I chose to go with Eric. We met for an hour at his office where he again went over much of the process.
He advised me to be proactive. Go ahead and get all of the consequences for a DUI out of the way: community service, alcohol evaluation, and DUI school. I faxed him proof of completion, and he got my license suspension revoked. It was then a simple matter of waiting for the arraignment, which he had moved to give me time to finish everything while he built a case for me and collected evidence.
I was scared to death and bracing for a week in jail, but Eric got a plea with the solicitor to drop it to a reckless driving, the fines were more than cut in half from what I was expecting, and one of the moving violations was ignored so as to ease the blow on my points. The judge told me she was glad to see me on top of things, so I know I would have been screwed if it weren't for Eric's great advice and work when negotiating with the solicitor.
I highly recommend him to anyone facing a DUI charge in GA. He's very cooperative, reachable by text, calling, or email, and is passionate about what he does.
Eric Bernstein helped me out with everything that I needed with my case. He was hands on with everything and kept in contact with me throughout the case.
From the first meeting Mr. Bernstien was very professional, courteous and very upfront and honest. The first time I saw Eric cross examine the arresting police officer, he had the officer studdering and unable to clearly answere all of his questions. Eric was able to get my drivers license fully reinstated. Eric's hard work and excellent knowledge of DUI case resulted in my charge getting reduce to a simple wreckles driving charge. He also was able to get my fine reduced from 800 to 400 dollars. He avoided my case from going to trial jury, in which saved me and additional 3500 dollars. What more must I say, chose Eric Bernstein to represent you, he is truly and outstanding DUI lawyer.
I hired Eric after getting my second DUI. After being unsatisfied with the lawyer I hired for my first offense, I decided to hire a different lawyer. I found Eric on Avvo based on his stellar reviews and his proximity to where I live. After working with Eric and closing out my case, I can say that I am not disappointed in the least.
Eric was very attentive to my needs throughout the whole process. I told him that I wanted to move at the end of summer of 2014. He made sure my case was finished by then. Eric walked me through all of the possible scenarios of how my case could have played out, pointing out the pros and cons of each option.
Eventually I decided to keep my DUI in the Decatur court instead of taking it to trial or moving it to Dekalb DUI court, because he knew I wanted to move and could not if I chose the latter options. However, Eric managed to get me less than the minimum sentence for a second offense. He also got my two other traffic related charges dropped so I would not become a habitual violator.
Overall, I was very impressed with Eric's work. I was not expecting to get the minimum sentence, and Eric wowed me by topping my expectations. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing a DUI charge.
My initial consultation was on the phone. Eric spent an hour going over the details with me and provided me with good information and possible scenarios. He was kind knowledgeable, thorough and honest.
I did my research on this firm and Eric Bernstein- they were stellar and the reviews didn't lie!
So, in March, I was arrested for a DUI with automatic license suspension under the Georgia implied consent law.
He directed me to be proactive in my DUI classes, evaluations, and community service. He even managed to have the officer agree to drop the administrative license suspension with a plea. BUT then it got EVEN BETTER, because it was my first offense, Eric was able to negotiate with the prosecutor to drop it down to reckless driving, no points, w/fines, community service and MADD VIP.
I am more than grateful to have found this firm. Eric Bernstein was wonderful, but so was the entire team of people at the firm. Remember this is your life and, you more often than not, get what you pay for! Thank you Eric, Bill and the entire firm.
Having dealt with many different attorneys on various legal issues over the years, I can easily make the distinction between a lawyer who is sincere and cares about his clients, and one who sees the clients only as a mean to generate revenue.
If you are only looking for a knowledgable attorney, Eric Bernstein is among many attorneys whom you may choose from. If you are looking for a great attorney who is not only knowledgable but is also sincere and truly cares about his/her clients, Erich Bernstein is the one. I am not just saying this, I experienced it first hand.
Eric handsdown bent over backwards for me to ensure that my legal case (Driving on a suspended license), and sanity were all in line throughout the process. I have and will continue to recommend Eric, and would use him myself in the future, should I ever need legal help again. Thanks Eric!
Mr. Bernstein was quick to return my call about my son's DUI. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the implications and challenges of defending DUI charges in our area of metro Atlanta. He addressed all of my questions and seemed genuinely concerned about providing my son the best legal council possible. I would highly recommend Mr. Bernstein.
Eric was a great lawyer. He worked on my case over a period of a year and was very convenient. As an out-of-state graduate student, my time and money are valuable and Eric satisfied all my needs. He was willing to fight for me and gave great advice pertaining to my conviction. Very understanding,professional,and affordable lawyer.
Eric knows how to handle your case from the first interview forward. He has a great legal mind and always attacks the case aggressively on all fronts, by first conducting a thorough investigation. He is a seasoned negotiator and will negotiate you a great deal if you do not want to risk a trial. If you do go to trial, he has the experience you need. I have been in the trenches with Eric in multiple jury trials, and he does not flinch. He will give you 100%.