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Posted by a Car Accident client,
Prior to this case we had to find another lawyer for our ticket issued as he never responded after the first call though we called numerous times. On August of 2013 he was contacted only because the first lawyer handles only tickets. Our case had a court date in December. All details and paper work scanned right away. We offered to come to his office and sit down to explain the case.
He said there was no need for this, an hour or so before on the same day would be fine. Never contacted the defendant's lawyer nor return any of my calls and messages. The witness in our case was a student and in October I inquired if the date could be switched to a non school day during thanksgiving, no response. We called during thanksgiving week (November 2013)and got no response after leaving messages twice prior.
On morning of court on December while getting dressed I called again he answered and asked :" It's today? I did not have it on my calendar." He offered to meet at noon while the case was for 1:30. I then had to drag the witness out of school. The witness presented the facts nicely. Mr. Cruz never prepared at all. Never was interested to see the pictures to be presented in the case and never ever spoke to us. Needless to say on the day he was very overwhelmed and told us right before walking in that the odds were against us and we should quit now.
He was very uneasy and with a little direction and some preparation the judge would have heard us out. He fumbled his way through. I met him a few hours prior to the court. On my way he called and asked about the money which he had said he would let me know when his card machine was up and running some months before. He was not able to present the complaint of the plaintiff so the defendant's lawyer took over everything as was done in pretrial. I had scanned all the documents but nothing was done.
I was grateful that he accepted my case but I was billed without a service being provided as he knew nothing nor represented us . The Judge was fair and even told us he believed our testimony. Therefore had the lawyer done his job , we would have had all the necessary resources to provide our burden of proof. We did pretty well for not being represented. How can you be telling your client whom you are representing to withdraw at the court scene . This is not a joke!!
Posted by Kevin, a DUI client,
Sergio represented me for a DUI I was charged with. He was great and got me the result I needed. I highly recommend.
Posted by Anna,
I knew Mr. Cruz when he was practicing in Miami, and his knowledge and defense in DUI cases is outstanding.
Posted by Sufanna, a Family client,
Sergio Cruz is knowledgeable, reliable, and provided top notch service. He explained all my options and took time to define the laws related to my situation. He handled my case effectively and in a reasonable time frame. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Jason, a DUI client,
I am a first (and last) time offender of a DUI who hit rock bottom from this humiliating experience. Sergio Cruz by far exhibited the professionalism, integrity, and seamlessness it took to get my life back in order.
Within days of hiring him, he was able to push my first hearing and obtain my hardship license before the temporary license (ticket) expired.
Not one time did he make me feel uncomfortable, or passing judgment based on my offence. He approached it as an “Us/Team” which was very important for me because the last thing I wanted to feel was judgment for this charge.
He laid out the game plan with all options and provided me my best and worst possibility. He was candid throughout the entire process.
Both Sergio and his paralegal team continuously kept me in the loop by phone and email, provided me all my records (including video).
I was worried I would have to miss work for court dates, meetings, hearing, etc. which would mean loss in money. To my amazement, I did not have to step one foot in the courthouse, and only stepped into his office once to meet him and signed my documents.
What normally takes 6-12 months to accomplish; he was able to do in 1 month.
I recommend him for any and all legal advice. I am truly grateful for his hard work and endless efforts in getting this resolved for me.
Posted by Chrissey, a Criminal Defense client,
Mr. Cruz is an experienced lawyer that took on my case all while keeping my nerves calm - tough task in and of itself. I received a 1st degree misdemeanor for disobeying a police officer - truly a miscommunication between the officers instruction and my intrepretation. Mr. Cruz was able to effectively tell my side of the story and get the prosecutor to drop my case.
I had no idea what a misdemeanor was let alone the damage it could do to my clean record. Mr. Cruz took the time to very thoroughly explain the situation and his position on how to move forward which gave me the confidence I needed to believe my case would be handled appropriately. He kept me updated with any progress made and always mentioned that this doesn't warrent loss of sleep - again always making sure I was ok.
Long story short, I highly recommend his services!
Posted by Shon, a Child Custody client,
I used Sergio for my paternity suit. It took 3 long years, as most of these cases do, but I was able to win visitation with my daughter and alot of rights that were trying to be denied. Sergio was there the whole time through this tough stretch and his attention to detail was key in my case. I consider the outcome a victory. I am glad the whole ordeal is over and I am glad Sergio was my attorney.
Posted by Katelyn, a Speeding Ticket client,
I received a speeding ticket in November of 2011, my first one in over a decade. It was documented at 29 mph over the speed limit and I was worried sick about my record as well as the effect it would have on my insurance rates. Mr. Cruz was knowledgeable and confident, he took the time to explain the process to me in detail as to calm my fears. In the end he outperformed my expectations and got the ticket DISMISSED! I was only concerned about the points on my license so I was beyond ecstatic about his performance. I would trust him with any legal matter I needed in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone.