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Posted by Raymond, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Byrd is without a doubt the worst criminal defense attorney in Miami. On my first court date he kept me and the court waiting for an hour and a half while he went to the bank to cash my check. He showed up very late for every hearing and was very unfamiliar with the particulars of the case. He left me out to dry and I was convicted of a felony when the state attorney had informally agreed to reduce it to a misdemeanor because he refused to call the State attorney and make a plea offer. At the very last moment, I believe he lied when he showed up for court, I asked him if he had contacted the SA about my plea offer and he said yes he had but that the SA turned it down. Their reading the charges and asking for my plea and he turns to the SA and asks for a relief the SA was not willing to grant. A different relief than I asked him to offer. The SA stated it was too late and I am now dealing with the severe consequences of a felony conviction on my record. I believe Mr. Byrd never actually defended me. He only provided a live body by showeding up three times. If Mr. byrd did not want to actually defend my case he should not have taken my money. I can not be more emphatic about any potential client avoiding Mr. Byrd, especially in criminal matters. In my opinion Mr. Byrd is lazy, absent-minded, and greedy.