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Posted by Ryan, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Annemarie goes above and beyond for her client no matter what the situation! She always has what's best for you in mind at all times. She is my go to lawyer for anything and everything, and if it's not something she deals with she will get you to the lawyer who can handle it best. She is, hands down, the best!!
Posted by Lorraine, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Annemarie has been available and reachable for me day and night. I've hired her twice and have been more than pleased with the outcome of what I consider a difficult case(s) that most likely would have resulted in jail time if not for her negotiating skills with the prosecuting attorney. She works hard for her clients and negotiates the best deal for the defendant. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a good lawyer at a fair price. She delivers.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Relief at its best! AnneMarie Rizzo is awesome! I received a DUI in March, a hired a great attorney, he helped me every way he could along the process. I happened to meet Annemarie by some amazing miracle 3 weeks before my first docket, after getting to know her and discussing my case, she decided to help me and contact my attorney to help him. She looked over the case thoroughly and within a couple days she assured me I wasn't getting a DUI! Throughout the process I never felt so relieved, within a week of looking at my case, with her extensive knowledge and her aggressive personality to fight for her clients she had my DUI knocked down to a reckless with minimum consequences. Even though my attorney was great I know the outcome would've been different if she did not step! Highly recommended, I'm still taken back by her level as a professional skilled attorney! She's awesome and very easy to work with and will make you feel comfortable from the beginning of this scary experience! Thanks again Anne Marie Rizzo, I just can't thank you enough!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with a DUI in 2010; being 21, and working on finishing my college degree, a DUI was a seriously scary charge to be faced with as a young person getting ready to enter the work force. Annemarie immediately made me feel like there was every reason to hope that my charge would get reduced from the beginning.
Although the case took nearly 3 years to be resolved, it was well worth the wait. My charge was reduced to reckless driving and I could move on with my life knowing a DUI was not going to follow me. I have no doubts that I chose the right attorney for me. Annemarie was always available, informative and very supportive.
I have, and will continue to recommend Annemarie to friends family or anyone who needs fantastic representation.
Posted by Scott, a DUI client, Flag
I want to thank everyone at your firm for an outstanding job at representing and handholding me through this ordeal, I especially want to thank Anne Marie for her diligence and professionalism, I was proud to have her tell my side and fight 110% as she promised ! If everyone cared as much as your firm about giving the customer/ client what they promised the world would be a better place !
You All are truly a skilled team that gave me hope, again you have my eternal Thanks for a really Great Job...
Thank You All for getting me through this unpleasant ordeal and feel free to add me to your (I'm sure) long list of satisfied clients..
Posted by Concerned Father, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
AnneMarie Rose Rizzo, went way beyond the call of duty. I would definitely recommend her for any type of DWI, DUI, BUI or other criminal case. I truly believe if I had to pay her by the hour for the amount of work she did I could not have done it. She really cares about her clients. She made herself available at nights, on the weekend and I never felt put off by her or her staff at any time. AnneMarie put up a fight every step of the way leaving no stone unturned in my son’s defense. She helped put together a complete defense team including an accident reconstruction expert, boating experts, multiple blood experts to present a challenge to the prosecutor every step of the way. Her expertise as a former state prosecutor was very helpful as she know the system from both sides of the court. I hope you never need her or her law firms of services but if you do I would not hesitate to call her. AnneMarie and the entire staff at Finebloom, Haenel and Higgins P.A were great to work with.
Posted by Joe, a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested in July of 2012. Initially, I was not going to fight it. But after speaking to Annemarie about getting my work permit (the main DMV said I had to wait 30 days, but Annemarie said she could get it for me), she convinced me to go ahead and fight it. Although the case took a year to resolve due to some unforeseen issues, Annemarie finally was able to reach a plea deal to get my DUI reduced to reckless driving. I failed every sobriety test, blew a .12 and had a minor accident. During my case, Annemarie, and her associates, were very informative and understanding. They answered every question I asked in a timely manner and I always felt like she had everything under control.
To say I wasn't nervous would be a lie. But to have an attorney take care of the legal side is a blessing. I only had to show up once during the entire process; and that was only so I could accept the plea deal. I recommend Annemarie Rizzo for any traffic offense for which anyone wants to fight.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested for my 4th DUI (over the last 30 years). I hired a local attorney who just kept extending the case, filing motions late, so they were not heard, and even forgot to tell me when I had to appear in court. This just ticked off the judge and when it came time for sentencing, they were going to throw the book at me. The best deal negotiated, in lieu of a jury trial, was a lifetime driver’s license suspension and 6 months in jail. I quickly researched lawyers from Tampa to Miami for the best DUI lawyer and found AnneMarie Rizzo. She was straight forward with me and didn’t try to blow any smoke. She actually listened to my side and I could tell I had her full attention when I talked to her. She always got back to me within hours, by phone or e-mail. After going through a year and a half of uncertainty with my previous lawyer, AnneMarie negotiate with the state, within a few months, and had my DUI charge reduced to a reckless driving charge that did not mandate a jail sentence. I believe it was because of her due diligence; she lined up expert witnesses to rebut the DRE findings and took the depositions from all of the arresting officers involved with my case. I highly recommend AnneMarie Rizzo, but hope I will never need her assistance again.
Posted by Ryans085, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Annemarie Rizzo provided amazing criminal defense representation for me when I was recently pulled over while driving on a suspended license. Upon our first meeting she explained all options very clearly and with patience. She was forthcoming about all possible outcomes, good and bad, but she insisted herself and her law firm would fight rigorously on my behalf; which she proved with an immediate call to the state prosecutors office to speak with the attorney assigned to my case.
Overall I couldn't be happier with the results with my case. Instead of an HTO violation my license was fully reinstated and I received no jail time for my legal infractions. Annemarie Rizzo delivered on everything she promised and I would absolutely recommend her for any type of criminal defense but specifically DUI's or other driving related issues.
Posted by Eric, a DUI client, Flag
I was fortunate enough to employ Ms. Annemarie Rizzo as my attorney the morning after my DUI arrest. She used her skill, expertise and diligence to reduce the DUI charges; keep me out of jail and restore my driver's license. Because of her perseverance, I was able to get a business purpose license which allowed me to commute to work 60 miles each day so that I did not have to quit my job during the year-long process.
Throughout my dealings with her, she was always approachable, professional, compassionate and thorough. She and her staff always responded promptly to my emails and phone calls and patiently addressed my concerns. Visits to her office were unhurried. I recommend her without reservations. She exceeded all my expextations.
Posted by Edmund, a DUI client, Flag
I had the mishap of being arrested of dui last august. Annemarie was known to me because she represented people I know who have been involved in similar circumstances. I did not have her number but got a hold of a friend who did she was there within a half hour of me contacting my friend with answers to all my questions. I refused the breath test and she won my dmv case so that I got my license back quickly.
During my case Annemarie was easily accessible to answer any questions about my case. she was always just a phone call away! She got my case resolved in a timely manner with the charges dropped down to a lesser charges I would highly recommend her to other people with similar circumstances.
Annemarie is definitely worth every penny! she is a lifesaver!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Words can not express just how grateful I am to have met Annemarie! I was arrested at 4 in the morning one night after leaving work, where I bartend on Siesta Key. On my way home, I had approached a busy intersection where an accident had already occurred due to someone else, who had been drinking and driving. The officer who made me pull over was quick to assume that I myself was impaired and should be arrested for DUI, after I admitted to having one drink before leaving work. As I tried to argue my rights, it occurred to me to call a friend who had just been through a similar situation where he had Annemarie help fight his case. After refusing to take the breath test, I was shortly arrested and taken to jail for DUI. Within an hour of being in jail, Annemarie had already made it down to the station to talk to me about the arrest and to reassure me that she would fight every step of the way to get me out of this mess. As I expressed my thoughts and concerns for the event that had occurred, she was very understanding and sincere to my feelings. Annemarie actually made an effort to visit me twice, while being in the jail cell for the 8 hours that they held me for, and got me released at that very minute that the 8 hours were up. The next day, I was in her office at Finebloom & Haenel, as she was highly knowledgeable on the many questions I had. As the weeks went by, she did an amazing job keeping me informed on any docket soundings and new information on my case. She also went above and beyond to provide me with a business purpose license, since mine had been taken away. Whenever I had any questions, she was responsive within hours. It felt very comforting to know how loyal she was to me and my case. Not only was she trustworthy, but super assertive when it came to being aggressive at fighting for my rights. Within four and a half months of being arrested, my case had finally come to an end! Annemarie proved the arresting officer wrong, as he had made many unethical choices, including not videotaping any of the arrest! She got my DUI dropped to a reckless driving with no penalties! No fines, no community service, no nothing! I was overwhelmed with joy that I had confided in her! She is an amazing women, with great motives! I can only tell you good things about her because she is passionate about her line of work and will fight hard to bring others success! I highly recommend her to anyone fighting a DUI. She saved my life and can save yours too!
Posted by James, a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested for DUI in Sarasota County June 2012. The next day i started my online search for an attorney. I have never been arrested before and had no idea how to make such a critical decision on representation. I called and spoke to several firms. Making the wrong decision could be critical and costly. When i called Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins Annemarie actually answerd the phone. When i gave my name and explained the situation she had my case pulled up and knew all the details within a minute. Nobody else was that prepaired right off the bat. That was the deciding factor for my choice. Annemarie was caring, reassuring and extremely helpful thru every aspect of the case. After 9 months of worry and anticipation we proceeded to docket sounding and at the motion hearing Annemarie argued that there was not enough evidence to hold me for DUI investigation and that i was illegally detained. She presented specific case law to back this up. Annemarie's diligent preparation resulted in the state dropping the charges prior to a jury trial. Thank you Annemarie and David Haenel for your outstanding efforts on my behalf. I highly recomend Annemarie Rizzo as a top class attorney in Sarasota.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Ms. Rizzo always kept me informed with my case, promptly returned my calls or emails. I was extremely impressed with the amount of research she did to defend my case and not to just have my charges reduced to reckless driving but she put in for a motion to suppress all evidence in my case and WON! This situation has gravely affected my life. I had to have a background check to be on the PTO of my children's school and to be a parent helper with Girl Scouts and the feeling of being judged for my poor decisions has been very overwhelming. Hard lesson learned and forever grateful to Ms. Rizzo for the second chance and clean record!
Posted by Debbie D., a DUI client, Flag
If you are looking for an attorney STOP HERE....Annemarie Rizzo to simply put it is THE BEST! I had the unpleasant experience of getting arrested for a DUI. I have never had to hire an attorney for anything my entire life, this entire "legal process" was so new and very scary for me. I initially contacted the firm of Finebloom and Haenel on a Sunday morning, and was shocked to talk to Mr. David Haenel himself. He not ONLY called me back on a Sunday morning BUT called me back while he was at brunch with his family, what lawyer will do that these days?? I was so nervous and scared explaining to him my entire situation of the night before with my arrest. He talked to me for almost an hour (on a Sunday morning while at brunch with his family), simply amazing!! David took the time and explained to me the entire DUI arrest process. The next day I went to their office and had the best thing ever happen to me, I met Annemarie Rizzo! She is fabulous (to put it mildly). She was with me EVERY step of the way! She went over in detail everything about my case, she made sure I understood, felt comfortable and was reassured! From the movement I met Annemarie, she was such a personable, sweet and a GENUINELY caring person! People like that are hard to find these days! She was extremely knowledgeable with the Florida State DUI laws and how the county I live operates with these type of arrests, I was EXTREMELY impressed!! If I had a question regarding my case or the slightest concern all I had to do was email her and she would email me back or personally call me RIGHT AWAY, yes I said right away...no waiting. She always was "one step ahead" with my case and took an aggressive action to get me the best results possible, and when I say best results....hang on to your chair... I was in utter disbelief with what she was able to do for me, NOT only did she get my initial DUI charges reduced to a reckless driving, BUT also was able to help me to keep my license AND was able to get even the reckless driving charge "withheld" from my record!!!!!! Annemarie is seriously one of the BEST decisions I have made in my life. If I can help ANYONE going through a DUI related arrest please please please call her! She helped so much through this horrible ordeal and I know for a fact that without Annemarie and Finebloom & Haenel P.A. I would have never got the same results!! Thank you Annemarie, David and all of you at Finebloom & Haenel P.A., you are truly the BEST!!
Posted by Tracy, a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested for a DUI in November 2012, the DUI itself was unfouded and due to a Sheriff's Deputy who basically had it in for everyone... I hired AnneMarie Rizzo as my attorney and have to say I am extremely glad I did. As of today my case has been dropped. Needless to say I owe this to Ms. Rizzo and her diligent efforts on my behalf. She is an asset to her profession and really give's attorney's a good name again! I highly recommend her!!!!
Posted by JG, a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie was GREAT!
She advised, I listened, we won. Need I say more.
Thank you AnneMarie for being there for me.
Posted by Sharon, a DUI client, Flag
Searching DUI lawyers on-line, Annemarie Rizzo was highly recommended. Having been charged with a DUI, I was apprehensive , about my fate. On my first meeting with Annemarie, she immediately put me at ease, explaining, that she felt confident I would not end up with a DUI conviction. Ms Rizzo negotiated with the State's Attorney, to have my charges dismissed. This was not going to happen. The Prosecutor offered a lesser charge of Reckless Driving, which would not have shown up well on my yearly background check, for my chosen career. Anne Marie felt we had a good case, and I was determined to go through with a trial by Jury. I almost caved in at one point, not having seen Ms Rizzo in action, in the courtroom. She took the time to encourage me, showed empathy for my feelings ,and renewed my conviction, of the belief in myself. She used her extensive courtroom knowledge, as a former prosecutor herself, and experienced attorney, to fight passionately for me. She did her homework, left nothing to chance, tied up every loose end, and proved that she was much better prepared than the prosecution. Immediately before trial, she knocked out the prosecution's best witness, by proving he was not qualified for the testimony he was about to give. She also had at least one aspect of my Field Sobriety Test sequestered. Her defense was brilliant, eloquent, and professional.. She blew the other side away! The jury came back with the verdict:" Not Guilty !". I am so thankful to Annemarie, and also to her great team, who she made available to me, when she could not answer my questions immediately.. If you need representation in any driving offense, Annemarie is the one to have at your side. Five minutes in the courtroom with her, and I was convinced I had made the right choice...This women is an obviously respected adversary , yet shows only" Grace Under Fire!".
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie and her law firm came highly recommended by a friend of mine who is also a lawyer. She answered all of my questions and was able to put me at ease. I can say with absolute certainty that I am satisfied with her performance.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
Annemarie posseses all of the important traits that one would want in a lawyer: she's dedicated, educated, trustworthy, communicative, and a fierce fighter, plus exhibits a rare quality that one would be lucky to find in a lawyer: compassion. I was blessed to have been recommended to her by a friend; and will consequently recommend her to all my friends.
Posted by JOHN, a Licensing client, Flag
HIRED ANNEMARIE TO HELP ABTAIN MY HARDSHIP LICENSE AFTER A DUI CONVICTION. (THE STATE WANTED INTERLOCK DEVICE ) WHICH WAS NOT PART OF MY PLEA AGREEMENT. ANNMARIE WAS VERY POSITIVE THAT WE WOULD GET THAT REMOVED .SHE DID! SHE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE BUT ALSO VERY SUPPORTIVE. SHE IS THE BEST. THANK YOU. JOHN (OCT 2012)
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie was great. Throughout the whole ordeal she made me feel confident. She said we weren’t going to take no for an answer, and worked to get the result that was best for me. AnneMarie was aggressive, professional, organized, savvy, and always easy each to reach. She went above and beyond to help me with not only the court case but also with other elements that a conviction would have effected. I would absolutely recommend her and her firm.
Posted by Joshua, a DUI client, Flag
In Dec 2011 I was arrested and charged with DUI. At 6am my brother sent a text message to Ms. Rizzo, at 7am she was at the courthouse for my first appearance and she was there for me every day between the arrest and the final outcome.
Ms. Rizzo was compassionate with me and aggressive with the prosecution. For months and right up to the day of jury selection she fought for a reduced charge and penalty. Each and every time she was denied, but that didn’t stop her from continuing the fight. The day before the trial, she broke the prosecution and delivered. I do not have a DUI on my record and have learned a valuable lesson.
Ms. Rizzo is absolutely the right attorney to have your side.
Posted by Daniel, a DUI client, Flag
On October 30, 2011 I found myself in an undesirable situation. I was arrested and charged with DUI. With the advice of a friend I was referred to Annmarie Rizzo. Eventually my case went to court and I then realized her preparedness and thoroughness was extremely beneficial to my case.I I was impressed with the manner in which Annmarie took command of the courtroom. Annmarie's presence and expertise made me feel very confident in the outcome In the end my case was dismissed.
Posted by Daniel, a DUI client, Flag
In medicine, a concierge practice is one in which a client pays an up front fee that covers all care with the physician, including after hour and emergency home visits. Well, Annemarie practices law in the same manner. I paid her up front which covered all costs, through trial if need be, for two DUI charges that were six months apart for a friend of mine. She delivered on her word by handling the two separate cases in two counties with exceptional results! But more important and impressive, She showed up at the clients place of incarceration on a holiday day off to sit with the client and allay her fears. Her office takes calls at any time and she returns calls promptly....ANYTIME of the day or night. Now I'm a doctor....and everyone knows there is no love lost at times between doctors and lawyers, but I must say.......She is an incredible individual with compassion for her clients and very knowledgable. She talks and carries herself with an abundance of confidence and made me very comfortable every step of the way....and again...with great results. I would recommend her without reservation.
Posted by Ryan, a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie did a great job handling my DUI cases. I advise anyone who runs into misfortune give her a call. She works very hard to obtain the best possible outcome of the situation and lets you know whats going on at all times. I am very grateful with my choice of lawfirm and I am sure anyone else will be pleased with her superior services. She definitely gave me peace of mind and I would not choose anyone else.
Posted by Robin, a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie Rizzo is a phenomenal attorney and a tremendous asset to Finebloom & Haenel. Despite having a prosecutor that was not very willing to budge, she fought hard, and ultimately my DUI was reduced to a reckless driving charge. Throughout the duration of my case, if I ever had a question or concern, AnneMarie responded to my calls and emails immediately.
It is obvious that she is very experienced, comfortable and confident in the courtroom-- AnneMarie is the perfect blend of tactful and tough. She has genuine concern for her clients' well-being and will go the extra mile to ensure the best possible outcome. I couldnt be happier with my choice for defense.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie is dedicated and intelligent. Dealing with lawyers, court dates, paperwork, and district attorneys can be the scariest and most overwhelming experience to live through. I can't imagine anyone else I would want on my side, fighting for me than AnneMarie. She stuck with my case investigating matters right to the end. She fought for me at every chance, doing everything in her power to help me. Thank-you AnneMarie!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
As always my hopes were high for this UF Alum and she performed beyond even my most optimistic expectations.
Long story short (which story involving an attorney isn't long!) AnneMarie very passionately and articulately argued for the suppression of virtually all of the evidence in my case. With delivery as effective as hers the judge had to agree (and of course I was already convinced). This incredible argument virtually ended 10 months of worry and strife in one afternoon.
I'm not easy to impress and I don't write a lot of reviews but I was blown away with the level of service and competency provide by AnneMarie and her colleagues. Amazed.
Posted by Mike, a DUI client, Flag
Annemarie Rizzo is a true professional and her performance showed. She exceeded my expectations and gave 110% effort from start of my case to finish of trial. Annemarie, rapidly reinstated my licence to work/hardship so I could run my business. She assisted me along the way in tough times with her advice and direction saving me time and money. It shows that she practices extensive preparation and knowledge of the legal system. What set he apart from other attorneys is that she cares about her clients well being. I cant thank her enough now that my life is back on track and justice was served.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie was a blessing in this very awful situation. She kept me relaxed while she handled basically everything. She's intelligent and informed and I would recommend her to everyone.
Posted by Michael, a DUI client, Flag
Unfortunately, I found myself needing an attorney a year and a half ago after being an involved in fight in which case the other man was badly injured. Not having been in a situation that required hiring an attorney before, I was very apprehensive about who I should seek out for help! From the very first conversation I had with Annemarie Rizzo (which if I recall correctly, she returned my call on a Sunday evening!!), she was extremely helpful and explained to me every step that we would take to handle the situation as responsibly as possible. Obviously, I was extremely stressed....but she did ease my mind as much as could be by communicating to me as much detail as she could. Though the case dragged out for 6 months before a decision was reached, she kept me informed regularly throughout the whole ordeal and was able to negotiate a favorable end. Around that time, I had been charged with a questionable DUI after my car broke down. I immediately went to Annemarie again. She started working diligently on the case right away and through research and very intelligent examination of the details of the arrest we won the case and all charges were dropped. Despite the state's continued attempts to bend the facts to support their case, she continued to fight for me and completely outmatched the prosecution with well thought out and supported arguments. Though I hope that I never will need Annemarie's services again, I would strongly recommend her as an attorney to anyone who finds themself needing representation!! She is an absolute professional and is extremely talented.
Posted by Denise, a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie was worth every penny I paid for her and I did have sticker shock at first but she was there for me every step of the way during my DUI. I never had one and she held my hand throughout and with her other hand fought really damn hard for me. I called her the little Italian scrapper....I hope never to find myself in this position again but if I do I wouldn't even think about using another lawyer. Her knowledge of the law, her tenacity and the fact that she genuinely cared about me as a person helped me through this life changing experience...Thanks AnneMarie!!
Posted by Mallory, a DUI client, Flag
By far the best lawyer I have ever experienced. She got all my charges dropped when I really didn't think it was possible. Shes very honest and caring. I would recommend her to all my family and friends in a second.
Posted by AM, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Annemarie Rizzo is the consumate experienced professional who was extremely tenacious, when it came to dealing with Manatee's judicial system. She was very attentive to my plight and she spent a great deal of time educating me on how the judicial process and procedure works.
After, I was falsley arrested, Annemarie quickly took the initiative and responsibility to begin the process of dropping all charges. Annemarie then proceeded to focus on the trial prosecutor's office to dismiss the case. The indictment was dismissed and she then pushed through in record time, a motion to expunge, which was just granted.
I will always be gratefull to her. Contact Annemarie Rizzo as soon as you require legal advice and don't look any further.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I made the unfortunate choice of driving while exhausted (awake 30 hours, 4 hours of sleep). And while that in and of itself is not a crime. The way it was positioned by law enforcement where I live left me feeling as if I was in a deep pit with no way out. After speaking with a client of mine I was directed to the firm of Finebloom and Haenel. Specifically Annemarie Rizzo. Annemarie has extensive experience with the judicial system and how it works in Sarasota. She spent a great deal of time laying out my options and preparing for the trial that I demanded to clear my name and while the "state" had what appeared to be a strong open & shut case. On my trial Annemarie and her team systematically picked apart their case and exposed it for what it was. Annemarie utilized tactics and tools such as subpoenaing the records and video of the booking station which refuted the state's case that I was reeling drunk and unable to respond clearly or follow instruction. By the end of trial, she made the state look like what they were... Unprepared, inept and unseasoned. I have never found myself in such a position before and I never will again but if I should ever have a friend or family member who does happen to fall on the wrong side of the law. I would unerringly and without hesitation recommend Annemarie Rizzo and the fine legal team at Finebloom and Haenel.
Posted by Tom, a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie represented me on a criminal DUI case. Being this was my first time in the system I was very nervous and afraid of what was ahead of me. I immediately contacted AnneMarie and her firm within a day of being arrested (which happened to be a weekend). Luckily, AnneMarie took my call on a Sunday morning, took her time to explain the entire process to me and offered to meet with me that day! Her expertise, thoroughness, and aggressive but soft nature made me feel so comfortable. My case was not an easy one as the cops said I was driving in and out of the road and I seemed very intoxicated but AnneMarie was able to poke holes in the State's case. She wouldn't give up even when I thought things were hopeless. Throughout the entire process AnneMarie would keep me updated and if I had a question I knew I could call her or email her with a response within a quick time. At the end AnneMarie was able to get my dropped down to Reckless Driving. I was so happy. AnneMarie did a great job!!! I highly recommend AnneMarie for any criminal or traffic case.
Posted by Brian, a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie represented me in Spring 2010 after being arrested for DUI. After being referred to her by friends very intimate with local law enforcement I hired her to represent me.
Immediately she went to work and won my license back so that I never had to go without driving. She took time to explain the entire process to me as well as what to expect in a way that I could understand and feel comfortable with. Her open communication, always being available, and keeping me up to date with each aspect of my case was amazing.
Though I was slightly concerned with the cost of her fees, now that my case is over and I am in the clear, I would have paid much more. Simply not having to loose my license was worth her fees. Having everything else get dropped as well was icing on the cake.
I would refer AnneMarie to my friends and family without ever hesitating, and she will forever represent me with my traffic and criminal issues (that hopefully will not arise anymore!).
If I could pick one attribute of AnneMaire that I liked most, it would have to be her ability to make me feel safe and protected throughout the entire process.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie handled my case beautifully. She's extremely well-versed in the ins and outs of the legal system and knows how to use it in the client's favor. My case never went to trial and instead was plead out in a very favorable way. I was very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Ms. Rizzo took care of everything. While on vacation, I was stopped for a DUI. She helped me to feel calm, was very honest about what the next steps would be, and was so knowledgeable. I kept joking with her that she had some hidden application on her phone to know what to say. She found flaws in the prosecutions case and saved my vacation, career, and life!
Posted by Charles, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Ms. Rizzo was professional, knowledgable and dedicated to resolving my traffic matter and the resolution was a full dissmissal of my ticket. The fee was very reasonalble and even though this was a fairly simple matter, she treated it with the same dedication as a much more serious offense. Thank you and your hard work is very much appreciated.
Posted by Melissa, a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie helped make a terrible situation much easier when I was arrested for DUI. She was very knowledgeable in the law and my rights, and kept me informed every step of the way. If you are looking for an attorney who will work extremely hard on your case, give you the personal attention that you need, and get the most favorable outcome, then she is definitely the way to go.
I was ultimately charged with Reckless Driving and had a Withhold Adjudication. What more could I have asked for? Thank you again AnneMarie for all of your hard work!
Posted by Dave, a DUI client, Flag
AnneMarie Rizzo is amazing in the courtroom! She was born to be an attorney! She does not miss a detail or an opportunity to point out weaknesses or mistakes in the prosecution's case or in the police officer's testimony & report. AnneMarie is a true professional. She has a heart & talks to the jurors on their level. AnneMarie is the prosecutions worst nightmare. I can't imagine she would ever lose a case even one that seemed as hopeless as mine did. AnneMarie & the team @ Finebloom & Haenel in Sarasota are the only attorneys you would ever want to choose to defend you because they can perform the impossible. AnneMarie rocks!!!
Posted by Karen, a DUI client, Flag
Let my good luck of having representation by Annemarie Rizzo be the best decision you could make for yourself! I was arrested for DUI in Sarasota County, FL. I could certainly detail the stories, shocks and shame that ensued, but I will save that for another writing. This is my opportunity to rave about one remarkable attorney.
I sought representation by Finebloom & Haenel, PA upon high recommendation from a dear friend that works as a court clerk in Sarasota County, knowing she would know best! And, indeed, it was the best advice I could have taken!
I was receiving excellent representation by the firm, which included winning a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles to retain my full driving privileges. A few months into the case, I received a phone call from attorney Annemarie Rizzo, it was the first I had heard of Ms. Rizzoâ€¦ she had questions for me and I could tell she was taking a new kind of action! I suppose (though I never asked) that she took an interest in my case and decided to take the leadâ€¦ lucky me!
As it turned out, Ms. Rizzo’s zeal, energy, expertise and passion put my case on a fast track toward justice! She made me feel extremely comfortable and involvedâ€¦ she leaves no stone unturned; so prepared that she leaves the prosecution seeming ill-prepared. We had instant rapport and her sense of humor really put me at ease.
Ms. Rizzo also has tremendous diplomatic skillsâ€¦ relentlessly pressuring the prosecutor to reduce the chargesâ€¦ and even though the prosecutor stood his groundâ€¦ the evidence she uncovered and the case she put together gave him no choice but to give in or lose the case. My charge was reduced to Reckless Driving (adjudication withheld!!!) and the sentencing was minimalâ€¦ evading trial and putting months of emotional agony to rest with the brilliant representation by Annemarie Rizzo. Let my luck be your best decision!
Posted by Patricia, a DUI client, Flag
We would absolutely recommend this attorney. She spent at least an hour and a half with us in the beginning, explaining the ins and outs of the legal system as it pertains to DUI cases. She communicated with us throughout the process, was always available to talk by phone and email. Our daughter's case was ultimately dismissed. It doesn't get any better than that.