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Posted by Maureen, a Criminal Defense client,
Our son got into trouble with the police with a friend of his. After getting drunk, they did something really silly and both ended up with a serious felony charge. We looked for a lawyer online and decided to go and see Ken, who stressed the seriousness of the charge. He was upfront with his fees, and although they seemed high to us (the other kids lawyers were a fraction of the amount), decided to invest with Ken. Our child is now in the drug court program (and PSI) and following Ken's directions to a tee, has had a much smoother ride than his friend has. His friend has had to deal with his lawyer not showing up on court days (lawyer took on too many cases and could not be in more than one place at once). Not having the initial good advice that Ken gave us left his friend with a first time felony that might not have gone away if it had not been for OUR lawyer!
I have certainly realized that you pay for what you get! I would rather have a lawyer that had time for my son, has taken plenty of time to listen to our concerns and was there for us when we needed support and gave us great advice. We are still not out of the woods yet, my son is now in a year program that if he successfully finishes (which we believe he will), will be able to request that the court expunge his record … and Ken is still with us, supporting us all the way.
I recommend Ken highly and suggest you look at the QUALITY of the lawyer, if you need to hire one, be aware that some lawyers make up fees with the QUANTITY of the clients they take on.
Posted by Steve, a Criminal Defense client,
This lawyer represented me in a case brought by the Miami police.
The offence was urinating at 2AM on the side of a street.
No toilets were available, but the police stopped and beat us up and fabricated serious charges like drug possession and assaulting officers.
Hassett knows the legal ropes so he scared us with the threat of a possible 15 years jail for the 4 felony offences invented by the police. (The fictitious charges were subsequently dropped.)
Using this scare tactic method Hassett ensured that we thought his services were indispensable, so he could extract the maximum fee possible ($7500) plus a $2500 donation to the police fund.
Hassett may get you off charges but you will pay the maximum fee.