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No mother in the world can ever imagine that they will be charged with DUI involving their children. This was absolutely where I found myself when I employed James May. I was facing 90 days in jail minimum leaving my children behind in the care of others. I would have missed the start of 2nd grade, their 8th Birthdays’ and all of the growing up that kids do in 90 days not to mention the immeasurable impact of two little girls losing their mother for that long . This was devastating! I had just lost my father to cancer, I was depressed and hating myself for all of it. I was crying over the phone and James told me that I was not a bad person for what was going on in my life at that time. He reminded me that I am an excellent mother. He honored my family by attending my father’s funeral and sharing my loss with the judge during my defense. He helped me immensely by getting me into intensive outpatient rehab. This was so beneficial to my mental health and also showed the judge that I was taking the situation very seriously. James not only advised me of exactly what to do to please the judge, he encouraged me to get the help I needed and allowed me to retain my dignity in this horrible situation. The judge showed mercy on me keeping me with my family and insisting that I complete my rehab. James’ advice and defense were priceless and I am so thankful that I hired him!
James was very sympathetic to the situation I was in. I enlisted James' services several times in the past and have been satisfied every time.
Last year, a family member of mine had the great misfortune of dealing with a difficult officer in hillsborough county. Her legal scripts landed a total of 8 charges; 2 felonies, 6 misdemeanors. She was freaking out & I was trying to find someone who could properly attack this case & simply get the best results. Money was tight so if that someone was reasonable, then bonus.
After calling around, asking a few friends, I made contact with a lawyer in Orlando - best of the best. I din't even get half the arrest details out when he says 'I know a lawyer near by you that will be perfect.' I asked if he was experienced, he handles these things; he simply said 'he's good, probably the best I know for this situation.'
I had no idea what I was getting; looked around the web but there was little info. I decided to call & feel him out; I had a list I had narrowed down to about 3-4 locally that were all very good. In less than 2 minutes on the phoner & especially in person, you know this is the guy you want - energy, passion, knowledge of the system & the law, ambitious/fearless,, understanding, & a warm & kind spirit. I remained calm until my wife met him; she had to be comfortable with him, she had to choose him. Not easy because she was overwhelmed & stressed like never before.
The first office visit was like everyone that followed - Mr. May makes you feel comfortable, he takes the weight, the burden, he makes you laugh & you know that everything is going to ok because somehow you stumbled upon the best guy for the job.
Without getting bogged down with details, this situation didn'[t go away over night. I was very involved with the case, the defense, & the progress. Mr May constructed multiple layer; a strong defense, a contingency, a contingency for various contingencies, & a Hail Marry just in case. He was literally thinking of all outs;; including the unlikely possibility of a 'Super-Prosecutor' walking in court with absolute evidence against my wife.
All said & done, at a more than reasonable rate, Mr may refused the prosecutor's offer of drug court, he knew he could get better. I was nervous, my wife uneasy - he compelled them to drop 5 of 6 of the misdemeanors, both felonies, & agree to plea no contest to a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia, with a withhold adjudication & do a drug evaluation with 6 months probation. Attorney May wasn't done there - he leaned on them a little more and they agreed that she would be ejected from probation immediately if the drug eval found there were no drug issues. So, from 8 charges including 2 felonies, and evidence - Mr May got7 of 8 dropped & my wife proved to not have a drug problem & she was ejected from probation as soon as possible. He navigated the court system seeking the best scenario to benefit his client, he worked multiple prosecutors, refusing offers most would take, all in pursuit of is initial promise - he said that he will fight for every inch, he will constantly seek the best possible result my wife could be afforded, & he will defend my wife & fight for her every minute of this battle.
He lived up to & surpassed all my expectations, all of what he promised, & most importantly, my wife was represented in the best way possible. In summary:
James May is great father & family man, a thoughtful, caring friend through a horrific process, & he's the muscle you want in your corner when you need some legal muscle. I don't write these comments for anybody, anything, or any product. I write them so that if you are struggling, nervous, & overwhelmed by some legal issue - Attorney May is a cut above the rest. Get the best, call Mr May to represent you, your family or your dearest friends. You will not be disappointed & I can almost guarantee that when it's over, you'll be writing one of these reviews because you'll want to add to the growing list of evaluations-like me, you'll want to make sure that people fully understand & believe the descriptions of Attorney James M
James May is a true professional. He was always available to talk to and very easy to communicate with. He made me feel comfortable and secure every step of the way. He took his time informing me of everything in a very knowledgable and responsive fashion and I would highly recommend him. Mr. May gets results. He's the Best!
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to hire a defense attorney, James May is the attorney you want fighting for you! I was new to this process and very scared!! James came highly recommended by a prominent attorney in Orlando. After meeting with James, it felt like the weight of the world was off my shoulders. He’s honest, takes his time and explains every single step, every possible scenario that could unfold and how he would handle it. He made me feel incredibly confident after speaking with him for a short time. He handled our case and got it dismissed “almost immediately.” I would recommend James May to ANYONE who finds themselves in a situation that calls for a defense attorney. He’s a great, down to Earth person and a phenomenal attorney who will fight for you! I couldn’t be more pleased and would never hire anyone other than James May!
If you find yourself in a tight spot it's going to be the best idea of all to have James in your corner!
absolutely the best guy in town and gets on the case like a bulldog, never gives up and brings hope when there is none left... and the best for last, he can really pull you out of the rough waters and save the day.
God bless James!
He was there when my family needed him to help us out of a misunderstanding. And I would recommend him to anyone who wants a really great criminal lawyer. And he is very carring towards your family during your time of need.
Theres that lawyer in every city an im here to tell u that Mr. James May is that guy. In the bay area not only does his name ring a bell ,also he is knowen for being fare ,getting the job done.When guys ask me for legal advice i mention James May. im living proof that without the legal team of Mr. May an his firm i would be sitting in the slammer.
I was in a pretty unfair situation with law enforcement & was hit with charges that were over the top & not appropriate for the circumstances. James stepped in & got to the bottom line truth of the matter & was able to help me get my license back & have my charges reduced. Without his help I would have been facing much harsher & inappropriate charges. He is a great guy, was totally honest with me, kept great contact throughout, & even still after checking up to see how I'm doing. I would definitely recommend him to assist you in your legal needs.
If you're looking for a no-nonsense, honest and incredibly effective lawyer, look no further than Mr. May ( although he will insist you call him James). Unfortunately, I have used more than my fair share of attorneys in my life and I thought I have seen them all, but after a dear friend insisted that I call James May after my latest brush with law, I realized that all lawyers are not created equal. From jump street, Mr. May carried himself completely different from all the judgmental and indifferent lawyers I've encountered. He puts himself out there and makes you feel as if you are not alone and you will get through your ordeal together. He always answers your calls or returns them promptly, and sometimes even calls/emails/texts you just to make sure you're doing alright. He gives it to you straight, both the good and bad but will never leave you feeling hopeless or like you're bothering him with whatever questions you may have for him. I have done prison time before, starting at a very young age and after dealing with Mr. May, I can't help but wonder"what if I had him back then?" I feel that most lawyers just see dollar signs and do their best work when selling themselves to get your retainer by promising the world and dropping names, but Mr. May is sincerely humble, respectful and caring throughout your case and actually fights for you instead of with you to take the 1st crappy offer by the state attorney. He did an incredible job for me, getting serious charges (and another guaranteed prison sentence) DISMISSED and doesn't even take the credit that he is rightfully due. Truly one of a kind and I, like the many I have seen here, will only entrust James May with all my , my families' and friends' future legal matters. Wish I knew him years ago. Thank you James, because of you, I'm home with my love ones . Don't make the same mistake I did, start with Mr. May first!