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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
If you messed up, you are probably Googling anything you can relating to your issue, and there is no doubt you came across this web page in search for a lawyer. At least I did, so when I saw a ten out of ten rating I certainly figured this was the attorney I needed to help me. After all was said and done, I want to make a couple things clear. First, if I did not get an attorney, I would of ended up in jail most likely. Second, I can not give this attorney more then 2 stars.
I made a bad decision in life, I needed legal representation. As stated above, I Googled and researched and tried to figure out at as much as I could, about what exactly I was up against. I also recognized I needed an attorney, and saw Stephen Cobb's profile on this website. I saw the high rating and decided this was the attorney I wanted. I immediately called his office and scheduled a free consultation, in which I talked to Mr. Cobb. I appreciated his honesty and candidness with the details surrounding my case. The free consultation is good to have.
After I hired this attorney, I never once spoke to him again. He never emailed me, he never called or talked to me in anyway, nor did we have any face to face meetings, even at the courthouse. All the work was accomplished by his secretary (who is amazing and worked extremely hard for me, answered all my calls and answered my questions the best she could, and if she did not know an answer she would get the information and call me back. Kudos to Janice.) Mr. Cobb utilized his co-council for my case, and I was able to get in touch with that attorney, but only if I made the effort to contact them first. However, after we did talk, I felt confident and reassured by the co-council.
The court date was the first time I met face-face with any attorney, and that was Mr. Cobb's co-council. The co-council and I talked about our options and after meeting the judge, were able to come to an ideal plea. It was quick, painless (considering the circumstances) and after an hour we parted ways. And that is where the majority of my dealings with this attorney end, and frustrations begin.
I have had issues with the DMV regarding hardship license renewals. I would like to talk about this, and include it in my review because this is what seems "shady" about Mr. Cobb in my opinion. After trying to renew my hardship license, ( a license suspension was part of my strife in this case) the DMV told me I could not for a month because I never showed at my first court appearance. However, I was told by (well, the secretary told me.. remember, I never said a word to Mr. Cobb after he was hired.) the secretary that I did not have to show, and we would be given a new court date. Fast forward time, and now because of some kind of miscommunication, I was not able to get a hardship license for a month. Calling back to Mr. Cobb's secretary, his excuse was I needed to complete DUI school before the original temporary license expired, like he said. I would like to point out this is false, he never once even talked to me.. how could he have told me to perform DUI school prior to renewing my hardship license?
Before this becomes "he said, she said", let me say I have no one to blame about this besides myself. But let me tell you, if I dropped 5k on an attorney, and this is what I got - I am extremely dissatisfied. Yes, he kept me out of jail, but who is to say any other attorney couldn't of done that, for much cheaper cost? Maybe another attorney would have actually spoken to their client who paid good money for representation, and would have had the foresight to mention everything that needed to be accomplished for a hardship license, court date appearances, etc. Maybe DUI cases are too mundane, regular, or predictable, but I did not ever feel confident in this attorney throughout this process. I would not recommend Mr. Cobb. You will get an attorney that will not speak to you, and pay a small fortune.
Posted by Elayanne, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Cobb was extremely professional and knowledgeable. He has extensive knowledge concerning Brain Imaging Scans. I have a family member who has had a serious drug problem for many years nothing worked, until I found Mr. Cobb. His knowledge, experience, and honesty has made a tremendous difference in this case. I normally do not have such a wonderful experience with lawyers, until now.
Posted by Dennis, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr.Cobb is an outstanding defense lawyer. He has the expertise to use only the nessesary facts needed to get the best results not filling the courtroom with hot air, just the information to get the point across and he doe:'s that better than anyone I've ever seen .We cannot thank him enough.If you are in need of the best look no further!Thanks to Mr.Cobb we have our life back.
Posted by Jule, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I called their office for a consultation. The secretary there called me back, and told me that she did not think I would be able to afford to pay for his representation. No one asked me about my earnings, or what I had intended for an attorney fee. I felt very disappointed. I also felt that maybe they did not feel that they could handle my case, or that it would be too time consuming.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
We cannot thank Mr. Cobb enough for helping our son. Our son was away at college and we had to choose an attorney long distance. I believe our choice saved our son's life. On Mr. Cobb's advice, we had our son tested for medical and psychological problems and through these tests were able to help him. Mr. Cobb was able to deal with the charges and get our son on an intervention program instead of jail time. He influenced our son is a very positive way and helped him through a very difficult time. Mr. Cobb is truly a godsend to our son and all of us. This summer could have ended much differently if we had not had such an informed, competent attorney. I will forever be grateful for his help and we cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by James, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Mr. Cobb worked very well to take care of the situation. He's very professional, knowledgeable, and stays as proactive as his clients. The only suggestions that I would make is to have more YouTube videos for the law firm. Under the initial consultation, if you don't record the conversation, you could always have the videos to refer back to. I suggest this to save time, and ease communication and worry. He has videos on YouTube, but not many. However, there is a ton of information on the website that you can and should go back to for guidance. If you are going through a situation, put your trust in this lawyer. I have no doubt that Mr. Cobb could handle any situation. If youâ€™re the client, give as much information as possible. If you are not proactive enough to get back with your lawyer or their secretary, it stops them from moving on with the case. Heâ€™s well respected and knows his stuff; let him handle your case to the best of his ability. Great lawyer!
Posted by Eric, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Mr. Cobb is a great attorney in Fort Walton Beach, FL. His specialty is criminal defense. He is very cool, calculated, punctual, to the point, and knows what he is talking about. He focuses on his cases one at a time giving attention to detail and does not get caught up in the chaos that many layers do when they try to take on too much at once. Mr. Cobb is very matter of fact and will be the first to tell you that he is not there to make you feel like everything is okay...his job is to get results, and he does his job well. He made no promises and did not care to talk about odds and statistics. It was a fast process and he delivered results. His staff is great and Janice, his assistant is truly a blessing. She will stop at nothing any time of the day to answer a question or provide assistance however she can. If you want an attorney who will tell it like it is, cut to the chase, give your case the time and attention it deserves; who is efficient as well as effective - Stephen Cobb should be at the top of your list. Maybe the ONLY name on your list.
Posted by Austin, a DUI client, Flag
I recently moved to Florida and was pulled over and cited for D.U.I. Mr. Cobb represented me in my defense of this charge. I chose Mr. Cobb because of the amount of time he spent discussing my case pro-bono before I ever even became his client. He took time to discuss all of my options and the probability of my successful defense of the charges before I ever committed to him as a client. He was extremely thorough in my defense and completely on top of everything.
Inside the 10-day appeal window, he was able to get me a temporary driving permit so that I could continue driving, which was critical for my work situation. Additionally, I was able to get my license returned to me in full when he successfully appealed to have my stop suppressed. The hearing concluded that the officer did not have sufficient cause for pulling me over and my license was returned.
Although I won this hearing, it has no bearing on the criminal aspect of the case itself. That is a separate part of the process. Although Mr. Cobb had demonstrated his ability to defend me, I could not use the fact that the hearing for reinstating my license had indicated that the officer didn’t have sufficient reason for pulling me over. I wasn’t weaving in traffic, speeding, or any other moving violation. Basically, I was on the road at 4 a.m. with out of state tags in Destin, and that was all that the officer needed to assume I had been drinking.
Because of my strong evidence in suppressing the stop, I was offered several plea bargains and I choose to accept a plea to a lesser charge the day before I was scheduled for trial. This was completely my decision and Mr. Cobb supported me either way I wanted to go on this. I just didn’t think it was worth the gamble and wasn’t in any position to be rolling the dice. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my representation by Mr. Cobb and although I found him to be a fantastic lawyer, I hope that I never require his services again. But I am gladly referring him as a guy who knows the law and will work with you to all ends to win your case.
Posted by Charles, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was falsely accused of a crime that if I had been convicted of I would have been looking at 15 years in prison. Even though I had passed two polygraph tests and had DNA results that proved my innocence, I was still arrested. The judge that had me arrested was not aware of the polygraph test or the DNA results that proved I was innocent. Before I was arrested we were contacted by 2 law firms seeking money. After the arrest this became a high profile case and was in every newspaper and on every radio station within a 100 mile radius.
Even though the prosecuting attorney had 2 polygraph exams, exonerating DNA evidence and records that we were able to obtain proving that the accuser lied, it became clear that the prosecuting attorney would stop at nothing to win their case. In the end Mr. Cobb prevailed and I was found not guilty of the charge.
Not only is he the best attorney I have ever seen, he is the smartest person I have ever met. He conducted himself with professionalism and the highest integrity at all times. Mr. Cobb showed concern for the well being of myself and my family and gave us ways to deal with the stress.
Make no mistake about it, the prosecuting attorney will stop at nothing to convict you and I strongly urge you to have the best legal defense you can get . I believe that is Mr. Cobb!