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I was arrested for DUI and "refusing to submit to a breath test" in October of 2013 and I was lost on what I needed to do to protect myself. In our first meeting, Patrick thoroughly and clearly explained the charges against me, the possible consequences of the charges, each of my options, and the cost involved of pursuing each of those options. His knowledge of the intricacies of DUI law and the best way to challenge/approach the charges immediately made me feel more comfortable about my situation.
Throughout the following 4 months, Patrick called and asked that we meet on three occasions to discuss my case, my options, and our strategy of how to proceed. Each of these meetings were on weekend days which fit my work schedule perfectly. I don't know that I could've arranged such a meeting schedule with any other attorney that wouldn't have caused me to miss time from work.
As a result of Patrick's representation, my case was resolved in such as way that will prevent any DUI charge on my record. He was attentive to my needs while clearly and frequently keeping me up to date on my case and my options. I contacted several attorneys prior to making the decision to retain Patrick's services, and my decision to go with him was well rewarded. Thanks to him, the mistake I made that night in October didn't result in a conviction that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
I was stopped at a road block in Montgomery County, AL and arrested for DUI. Through a web site search I found Patrick Mahaney and hired him to represent me, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I had ever made. I was found not guilty almost a year and a half later.
I have never met anyone in my 65 years as dedicated to his profession. His knowledge of the law and police procedures is without question the best you can find. He was always prepared for court and never late. When you are in his office his focus is 100% on you, your case and the justice you are entitled to. He keeps you informed and up to date on every aspect of you case.
If I had been found guilty, my rating would be the same because I would know that I had been represented by one of the best in this country.
With being a well known lawyer around the Montgomery area, I would think that Mahaney would take more time to actually call back like he says he would and not wait 2 weeks to do so. Not only did I pay almost $3500 for his services, he neglected to inform me of all the penalties I received.
I realize that not every case can be won but I do expect if I pay that much money I will be contacted in a timely fashion.
I would have definitely been better off going to court on my own considering he did not help one bit.
He is very knowledgeable and well spoken person. He helped me understand my citation case and gave me correct directions to follow so as to get rid of a traffic citation. His answers are simple and straight to the point.
I was charged with a DUI in Russell County, AL, and thought that it was a very clear cut case. After a consultation with Mr. Mahaney informing him of the facts surrounding my case, he took me on as a client, and it was the best possible thing that could have happened in this situation. Having written the Alabama DUI Law handbook, he displayed his knowledge of the minutia around DUI law. After a few visits to his office, and regular correspondence, he told me that he had worked out a plea deal which reduced the charges down to Reckless Driving. Having seen him operate both in and out of the courtroom, I would recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.
Mahaney has a specialty. DUI and traffic court. He has much experience in this area. Beyond that I would recommend finding an experienced attorney. In my case he had little specific knowledge to apply to my case and actually misfiled important documents. Leaving me little room for appeal.
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His firm is representing me in a crimanl case every time i have called or e-maile i always hear back from him personally within a couple of hours. I may loose my case due to 12 people in a jury, if i do i can honestly say his firm has given 110% effort and earned there money to the penny. He is a family oriented gentleman and very attentive to all questions if you want a real lawyer you found them!!!!