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Charlie is one of the most respectable people I've met. Our first meeting was both scary and comforting, due to the tricky situation I had put myself in between two counties. Charlie is very clever and knowledgeable. He paid very close attention to each detail of my cases(s) and provided me various scenarios, tasks to complete to build my case and was in constant contact through the entire ordeal. He never made any promises and kept me on my toes. He helped me in many ways: keeping my sanity, learning a lesson and helping me get back to a normal life.
Thanks Charlie, so many great things to say I hardly feel that my gratitude and respect for you were reflected in this review.
If you need a criminal defense attorney, Charlie is the best. My situation was sensitive, and I walked away with the best possible outcome given the circumstances. Charlie's professionalism and expertise are priceless.
I was referred to Mr. Magarahan by a friend after being arrested for my second DUI. During our first meeting, Charlie was very honest with me about my options given my situation, and I told him that my primary objective was to stay out of jail and keep my driver's license if at all possible. After agreeing to defend me, Charlie and his assistant were proactive in contacting me to give advance notice for any and all hearings and motions in my case. Charlie was also proactive in meeting with me to review the police report, dashcam video, and the rest of the state's case against me. Again, Charlie was honest with me and knowledgeable of the tendencies of the solicitor's office and he made sure to answer any and all questions and concerns. As the case progressed, Mr. Magarahan left no doubt in my mind that he was giving me the best defense possible. At all times, Charlie was prepared for court and professionally confident in his statements and interactions with the judge and prosecutor.
After proceeding through a number of hearings and motions, the case moved forward to a jury trial. Mr. Magarahan made sure to meet with me before the trial to review my defense. During jury selection, Charlie was diligent and thorough and also made sure I was in agreement with his assessments. Mr. Magarahan was tremendous in his presentation to the jury and during his cross-examination of the arresting officer. I received a verdict of not guilty for DUI, and I cannot thank Charlie enough for all his good work.
I cannot overstate how great my experience with Charlie was! He was extremely professional and his expertise helped me through a tough situation. He seriously knows his stuff! I highly recommend him if you are in need of a great attorney.
Charlie handled our legal situation flawlessly. He proved we were wrongfully arrested and charged. His professionalism and expertise is second to none.
Charlie's professionalism, wisdom and years of experience truly proved to be beneficial in my case. He and his team provided me all the assistance and reassurance needed to remain positive in a very trying and difficult situation.
Even though Charlie can come off as abrasive at first, he is a very knowledgeable and competent DUI attorney.
His knowledge of the law and defense strategies and years of experience with the local court systems are all valuable tools that Charlie effectively utilizes to defend his clients' cases.
Also, his temperament and quick-wit make him a formidable opponent in the courtroom.
The result of my case: all charges were dismissed.
Charlie did a tremendous job in my two dui cases and my Permit Validation. He was able to continue to move the cases around to give me time to get everything done by the time of court. Charlie has been around for many years and knows some many judges & lawyers in the Georgia that it helps a great deal to get the best possible outcome.
I established my client/attorney relationship with Mr. Magarahan in 2012. I say relationship because I had to have trust and faith in someone I barely knew. Which was hard to have your life in their hands. From the moment I walked in to his office I felt a sense of peace. Seeing his numerous plaques on the walls, working hard, then to the smile on his face. He was very honest and straightforward from the beginning. Letting me know the best and worst possibilities I could face. Always answered the phone and if he was busy he called me later on the same day. If I was nervous feeling unsure we would have a meeting to assure me. Always keeping me updated on my case and so forth. The day of court I was so nervous. But seeing him co-mingle with the prosector immediately made me feel a lot better. I was said to face decades in prison for my 2 felonys. I ended up getting 1 felony under conditional discharge ( when I complete my probation successfully everything gets dropped) and a misdemeanor for the 2nd felony!! I'm now on 3 years probation total! I now felt like I have a hold of my life again. Mr. Magarahan definetly worked his magic and saved my life giving me a second chance! They will never have me in a courtroom again! But if they do Mr. Magarahan will be beside me every step of the way!
What caused me to hire Charlie in the first place was his impressively high success rate with DUI cases. Eventually it was his genuine concern and personal investment in my case that made me feel the most secure about my choice in representation. Through his expertise, knowledge of the law, and his large network of colleagues throughout the state of Georgia, he was not only able to win my case (without even having to go to court) he ensured that I only had to pay a couple of measly fines.