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Posted by Tara Said, Flag
Raymond goes above and beyond in representing his clients. He is straight forward and his no nonsense approach helps him achieve excellent results. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Paula, Flag
Mr. Forbess was extremely professional and knowledgeable...and a really nice guy! He handled everything for me in a timely and diligent manner and was always there if I ever had any questions. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family!
Posted by tre, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
i hired mr. forbess on a drug case, a later burglary to a conveyance charge and a still later violation of probation charge for a dui arrest. I avoided all jail time and felony convictions by a negotiated probationary sentence. Mr. Forbess got one charge dropped and the dui initially violated my probation but Ray worked within the system and really helped me out. I have since recommended Ray to my friends. Ray was always there when I needed him and I am still grateful to him. Ray offered many different solutions to my string of arrests. I had one really bad year, got arrested three times. Ray saved my future and my family's future.
Posted by sailor, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was arrested on a felony and three misdemeanors. I was very worried. Ray kept me informed, which was a big help. Ray took input from my friends and employer. My parents were worried as well. Everything turned out well and all charges were dropped. I consider myself very lucky.
Posted by Nathan, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Ran into a couple of tickets on my sport bike and was about to lose my license, Mr Forbess was recommended by a friend and he took care of it for me. Was able to get everything with held and I had a few fines to pay. Kept me up to date, was very informed about the laws and system, and I have recommended him to a few of my friends should they need legal assistance. Overall, best experience I've ever had with lawyers and has changed my opinion about lawyers.
Posted by Connor, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Raymond Forbess is an excellent attorney. He is professional, knowledgeable, honest, well-connected, and most importantly he is trustworthy. He helped my family and I deal with a very sensitive criminal matter. Working with Mr. Forbess made what otherwise would have been an arduous situation bearable because I knew our case was being handled by a reliable attorney. He is a man of morals and values and I recommend him with full trust to anyone.
Posted by john, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
very helpful on my case. Ray was always available to discuss my case. He reviewed my case very well and went over every detail of the case in office visits. I had not been through anything like this before and Ray was there for me and I was very thankful to have him.
I would not hesitate to refer other people to Mr. Forbess.
Posted by Thomas, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr Forbess was to the point and very straight forward, on all questions asked. He told us what to expect and advised us on what to do , as to our son's activities, conduct and association with friends, associates, and school. He was very direct on the things that needed to be done to preserve my son's future. From the start, he was very serious on the things that my son had to do , but also in his instructions, on the things we had to do as parents.I took his advice to heart and made sure that everything that he advised would be done.
Posted by Karen, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Raymond is a very compassionate person and is very knowledgable. He listened to our problem and came up with the best possible outcome for our son. He was willing to fight for what he felt was the right thing for our son. We would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a good defense lawyer.
Posted by a Violent Crime client, Flag
I was offered over 5 years, but was put on probation because of Mr. Forbess' defense. This man is a great lawyer and a good person who will keep you informed and fight for the best outcome.
Posted by Herman, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired Mr. Forbess after I spoke to 4 or 5 attorneys. He was extremely thorough in his investigation and work on this case. The State Attorney was offering me 50 years in prison. This case went on for almost 17 months. Mr. Forbess was exactly what one would expect from a quality green beret. Mr. Forbess was always responsive to my phone calls and if I did not call he would call me with any updates. After a year and a half, the State Attorney's Office decided to drop all charges. I certainly am pleased with the diligence, intensity and focus Ray Forbess put into my case.
Posted by Randi, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I called Ray on a weekend with questions about a serious matter with my daughter. He spent time with me and explained the whole process we were facing. What we went through was tough at the time but Ray kept us calm and had plenty of patience with us. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. We went from not knowing where to turn to a good result.
Posted by Tony, a Violent Crime client, Flag
Raymond Forbess, from the first 10 minutes time after I met this man, I was very impressed with his professionalism, knowledge of law, attention to detail, and his insistence in keeping me informed. Raymond Forbess also requires a high standard of professionalism in his staff as well. Raymond Forbess is quite responsive and always accessible. In the month of March his services were needed involving a shooting and a death, on a weekend, and that he was on the scene within 30 minutes of being called. I have recommended Raymond Forbess to a number of my associates, all with a positive outcome.
Posted by Diana, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Raymond is a highly great and intelligent lawyer. Hes very knowledgeable in his field. Ive went and talked to plenty of lawyers in Jacksonville and he was the ONLY one that spoke with so much knowledge and made me feel secure that he was going to give 150% in my situation. His confidence, intelligence, & commitment makes him, by far, the BEST lawyer ever!!!!
Posted by Eric, a DUI client, Flag
I came to Mr. Forbess with a DUI case and he was able to see me through handling all of the details. His help during this time was invaluable. He was consistently available when needed.
Posted by Judy(Mom), a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Forbess was always available, responsive to calls, dependable, very compassionate and caring about the case. Provided tremendous follow-up. Office staff was very reliable and provided time to meet with the attorney. Mr. Forbess spent plenty of time with us as parents of the accused and plenty of time with our daughter as well. This case was crazy. We love Mr. Forbess.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Great lawyer. He did everything he possibly could for my case. I could tell that this law office had people that where really concerned about my well-being and my future. I was facing months in prison. Mr. Forbess fought for me and got the state attorney to lower my charges to a slap on the wrist.
Posted by Mark, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was accused of a felony domestic violence charge. Mr. Forbess reviewed my case and acted immediately. His knowledge of criminal law, integrity, multiplied by his professional demeanor and no non-sense approach fully investigated and defended me too the fullest extent of the law. Mr. Forbess did not manipulate the system to his advantage, but instead used his experience to demonstrate to the court the charge was not warranted and thus the charge was reduced to a municpal violation of affray. Mr. Forbess is very forthright, straight forward and will tell you where you stand and does not pull any punches to win your approval, and will fight for justice. In my case I knew exactly where I stood throughout the entire process and never once was anything but professional and forthright. I would recommend Mr. Forbess to anyone involved in a crimanal proceeding.
Posted by Chris, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Ray Forbess Sr. provided me with OUTSTANDING legal representation. Utilizing his exceptional knowledge of the law, he negotiated with the county prosecutor and had my case dropped. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone searching for a dependable lawyer who truly cares about his clients.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
He's not a fighter. He's a very nice man but, i would have gotten a way better deal if i had a better lawyer.
Posted by jeanne, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
mr. forbess helped me with a criminal problem. I was really worried and it was the police officer's story against mine. Everything turned out fine and I don't plan on having any more problems but if I do, I'll call Ray.
Posted by Jeanne, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Mr. Forbess handled a small case for me, and he did so professionally. He didn't promise what he couldn't deliver, and kept me informed during the process.
Posted by Eddy, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I have used mr. forbess on several potential problems. He has always been very straightforward and effective. He has always been able to keep everyone calm until he solves the problem.