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The need for an attorney is typically never an exciting time for anyone, but when the situation arises and you find someone who truly is committed to serving the greater good for the people it says a lot not only about them as a professional, but as a person. Mr. Aiken is a person who is extremely knowledgeable about what he does, has a passion for what he does, and does so in a manner that never makes you as a client feel unclear, uneasy or uninformed.
This man went above and beyond in helping my family and we are forever greatful for having him represent us.
Easy to speak with, great listener, understanding, polite, respectful of me(client), excellent follow-up, returns calls and emails, just a really pleasant and competent attorney
Thorough, no-nonsense, "cut-to-the-chase" style of representation won me over and gained my admiration and utmost respect. This man is the kind of Attorney that you want, and certainly hope to get, should you ever find yourself in a criminal defense situation. I recommend him very highly.
That I chose Peter to represent me in my case proved to be infinitely wise; I was charged with a violation of probation (on community control and wearing GPS monitoring equipment) The State Attorney in this case was insistently demanding a very long prison sentence that was substantially more than the sentencing guidelines called for. I actually worked on a similar case, as paralegal to a lawyer. Sadly, that case ended in tragedy for the client and his wife and family: he is 70 years old and in very poor health, with a release date of 2026. What did he do? He violated a hyper technical rule of Probation and GPS monitoring. There was no victim, and no harm done to anyone or anything. That case is heartbreaking to me personally: he and his wife are my best friends of many years. So, I am well versed in the Florida laws and cases relevant to Probation and Community Control. Before retaining Peter, I had two other lawyers on this case. There expressed intentions were to seek a "favorable deal," wherein I would plead guilty to a Violation of Probation in return for a lesser prison sentence. I had done nothing wrong, and in fact was extremely conscientious in obeying the rules, as I had already served a very lengthy prison term and another would be my ruin; I'm 64 years old and have an otherwise good life. I then began a search for a great trial attorney who specialized in criminal defense, a lawyer who would believe in me and fight for my freedom. I didn't have to look very far; i knew some men in the jail, right in my dorm, who had retained Peter They not only spoke highly of his legal defense skills, which are of course paramount, but also of his respect and compassion in helping their families understand his strategy in their cases and eased their trouble minds a great deal. Finally, I called Peter. He zealously, and intensely, defended me, and gave me my freedom back. He was very reasonable with his fee and allowed me to pay in installments that I could afford; I got a million dollar defense. His painstaking preparation laid the foundation for a stunning courtroom performance that relentlessly decimated the state's case and his cross examination of their witnesses, one a highly touted expert in the field of GPS monitoring, was nothing short of brilliant.
The judge was smart and was fair, he listened and was intent on getting to the truth of the matter: Peter got him there.
While I was in the county jail for three months awaiting the hearing, I saw countless prisoners who were also in there for alleged violations of probation and/or community control, many of them petty
and even nonsensical; still, I saw them violated and sent to prison. In my case, the state attorney felt she had a good case, with seasoned witnesses and multiple examples of alleged violations. The truth is that I had not violated the terms of my probation, and in fact I was quite consciousness in obeying all of the rules. Nonetheless, I found myself being arrested, with no warning, and thrown into the county jail for almost three months awaiting a hearing. If you find yourself caught in this trap, and you value freedom, you must obey all the rules, first of all, and if you nonetheless end up in jail facing prison, choose your lawyer carefully. That choice will change the course of the rest of your life-for better or worse. My choice was Peter D. Aiken, and always would be.
After getting arrested for a crime I didn't commit. Peter was able to get the DA's office to drop the investigation and didn't have to go to court. Peter also worked with me and my family with payment for his services. I would recommend this person to anyone who has been charged with a sex crime and did not commit it!!
I worked with Peter Aiken, and tried several cases with him over a thirty year period, and he is one of the elite attorneys in the country. Peter's background as a forensic accountant, IRS Special Agent and Assistant United States Attorney makes him virtually unstoppable on complex tax and "white collar" crimes. No prosecutor or teams of prosecutors will ever have a better working knowledge of the facts of a case, and no one is more prepared -- and Peter brings this preparation to life in front of the jury with wonderful trial skills. Peter Aiken is the ultimate professional and a gentleman, consistently cutting the heart out of the prosecution's case without cutting the heart (or pride) out of the prosecutor. Pete Aiken is as honest and fair with his clients as he is determined in their defense. I would recommend Peter to anyone accused in a criminal case, Federal or State, and would encourage taking any steps necessary to have Peter as your lawyer.
mr. aiken was very knowlegable and stood by me all of the way through the legal process.kept me informed and made me feel at ease.i would recommend him and his staff to any one looking for an honest hard working atty.
Mr Aiken represented my son on a probation violation. He was facing a couple of years in prison but he was able to get him a reduced sentence and get the probation terminated. My son is now doing great. He kept him from going back to state prison.
Thank goodness we found this guy! Aside from real estate lawyers, my wife and I had never needed a lawyer specializing in any other type of law. He was highly recommended by our last real estate lawyer. Mr. Aiken returned our first call within an hour and guided us through a complicated process. We initially researched him and was impressed with his experience. He returned all our phone calls promtly (some of our questions were so basic but he treated each one as though it was the most important call of the day). Our outcome was good .... much more than we expected. Our case involved the IRS .... he resolved it for us and now wecan sleep again. We highly recommend him for any criminal matter ..... experience and honesty really do count.