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Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
It's hard to put into words what Cheryl did for me. She was able to have me removed from the SOR after having been on it for 10 years. We didn't have a lot of strong "slam-dunk" material but through her mastery of the area and experience, she was able to take my case, appeal to the inner human in all of us and really get people to understand my story and that I was not someone who belonged on that list. She really and truly gave me back my life. Because of Cheryl's hard work, knowledge and experience, I will now get to go to every single one of my future children's school events, including their graduations from high school. I also now never ever have to worry about someone stumbling across the worse mistake I've ever made (which was the point of my receiving of HYTA status). Working with attorneys on a daily basis, watching Cheryl work on the day of my hearing was something to behold. It was the wildest 10 minute roller coaster I've ever been on. Any time the prosecutor had a good point to make or put my case in a tight spot, Cheryl fought her way through it and got our case back on the right track. I don't think I'll ever be able to truly explain how thankful and blessed I feel to have had Cheryl in my corner in the biggest moment in my life to-date. I owe her my life.
I was kept in contact throughout the whole process. I always knew what was going on and was a part of it step-by-step. If I knew anyone that was in my position or was in need of counsel, I would 150% recommend them to Cheryl. She is an amazing attorney who works really hard to get her clients the best outcome that she can. She promises nothing, but always expects the best. Cheryl will shoot you straight about your chances and never lead you to a false sense of where your case is. You will know if something is going to be a bit more tricky or if something really helps your case.
In short, Cheryl is a blessing to criminal defense. Any client would be lucky to have her as their attorney. I only hope that one day I can truly repay the excellent job she did with my case. I could never thank her enough.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
She was hired by another super attorney to work on my sons case that had media attention and serious charges filed against him. She and the other super attorney by name Shannon Smith worked together professionally and diligently to save my son from a long term prison time. My son only got one year jail time and was not placed on a sex offenders list or have any record of the charge if he completes his probation for the next three years. i can honestly tell you don't look any further than these two attorneys, together they saved my loved one to the best of their ability. Both delivered what they projected to happen with the case and the outcome in my opinion was more than a miracle. They knew how to handle the prosecutor, their approach was realistic and not a push over considering what my son was charged with. i will not be able to repay these two woman with my kindest words, but i can say they will always be in my prayers for as long as i live and i wish both of them to continue to save others to put their clients' life's back together.
Posted by Boban,
Cherly A. Carpenter is the most trustworthy lawyer.And i will refer her to most friends and family. She is the best lawyer that i had and i am so happy with her.In my case it was sex offender list and she took care of it and got me of the list.
Posted by Drew Henderson,
The the title of my review says it all. You can't get any better than Cheryl. That's not an opinion either. It's a fact. As you see from the other reviews, I'm not the only one who feels this way. Like so many unfortunate people out there, I once had to register as a sex offender. As Cheryl remembers, the repercussions for me were beyond cruel and unjust. I went for a period of 3 years in which I could not land a decent job. I was unable to live where I wanted to live; had to constantly defend myself from the stigma that was brought on by this label and of course, I even spent some time in jail because of the registry. It was truly hell on earth.
Point being........ I would still be dealing with this today if it weren't for Cheryl. I was truly lucky to have had someone like Cheryl represent me in this matter. She knows the system, she knows, the laws, and most importantly, she cares about you. It's not about getting a paycheck for Cheryl. It's about fighting the good fight for people like you and I. She believes in us and she wants to make things right. As others stated, Cheryl builds a relationship with the client like no other. It's truly a special bond.
Today, I am off the registry thanks to Cheryl. It's been 3 years now and obviously, life is much better. Again, I am so grateful for the opportunity to have had Cheryl represent me. Like I said, she's the best at what she does. No one even comes close.
In conclusion, I had the opportunity to converse with Cheryl through email at the end of this summer. It had been 3 years since we spoke. Long story short, I just wanted to say hello, give her a brief update on my life, and tell her how much I appreciated her for all she had done for me. Cheryl wrote back and I remember reading the email on my phone while driving, which is never a good idea! Dont text and drive either! Her email was so kind..... I mean.... I think I about drove into the other lane because I literally just lit up from joy. It was the kindest, sweetest, most sincere email you could possibly think of. Honestly as I write this, I can't stop smiling and I totally saved the email lol. It just goes to show the person Cheryl is. Not too many people have a heart like hers. She's truly amazing . Even though this thing is over for me, I know that I have a friend in Cheryl for life and Cheryl knows she has a friend in me for life.
Thank you again...... you will forever have a place in my heart. If for some reason I find myself up in Michigan in the near future, I will be sure to let you know ahead of time. Would love to see you. Of course, I'll keep you posted on my life endeavors. Stay in touch.
Posted by Matthew, a Criminal Defense client,
Cheryl is outstanding and very Compassionate, and she treats you like a member of her family, she fought for me and now I have a second chance at life, thank you so much Cheryl!!!
Posted by Mike, a Criminal Defense client,
I think Cheryl really went above and beyond in representing our loved one in a CSC case. My reasoning is partly because she made her self available 24/7, from start to finish. And partly because she was so much more than a criminal defense attorney. Cheryl was at times a counselor, a therapist and a friend. And I think most importantly, she was always advocating for our loved one, actually our entire family. She has been doing this long enough to understand and appreciate the mental and emotional strain it has on families. I really think that she must truly believe in what shes doing, or else she couldn't continue doing it. We spent some time researching attorneys before choosing Cheryl. It was well worth the time spent, we've never regretted it. Sincerely, Mike
Posted by Dan,
Cheryl was amazing. She worked very hard for me and my family. She never promised me a victory even though the outcome was very victorious but stayed very positive through out the entire process and went above and beyond my expectations
She followed thru everything she said she would do. We even cried together. She was so compassionate to my circumstances.
She is very knowledgeable and knows her stuff.
For 19 years my family and myself had been "put through the ringer" but with Cheryl's hardwork and determination that is a thing of the past.
Cheryl helped me get my family and my life back. I would very much highly recommend Cheryl Carpenter!!!
Posted by joe, a Criminal Defense client,
She was honest about what "could" happen but confident in my case and recommended me as such. Nervous as I was she remained confident and we did win my case! We were also, the first people to win a case of this kind in front of this particular judge. That speaks to her dedication to the facts and hard work at proving her clients point.
Posted by Andrew, a Criminal Defense client,
Cheryl helped me with a reduction in time on the Sex Offender Registry due to being sentenced as a youthful offender. She helped to navigate the often confusing and constantly changing laws in this area. She not only got me the reduction, but has helped with issues with correcting the registry as the laws changed. She actually cares about her clients, their lives, and uses all resources to help their cases.
Recently, I frantically called her in need of information about a change in the law that would have adversely affected my situation and she took time out of her vacation to call me back and not only set my mind at ease, but to let me know that we would work through it. This was years after she had worked on my case but she not only remembered me but worked on the issue and got it resolved.
If you are reading this you may be facing the legal system and possibly have been charged with a sex offense. I cannot stress to you highly enough how important it is to have a lawyer that not only knows this area of the law, but is an expert.
Cheryl is just that expert.
She will work diligently for you at a time when you cannot go with just a name out of a phone book. The lawyer you go with and how hard they work for you will literally affect you for the rest of your life. I only wish I had known about Cheryl when my original case went to court.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Crimal sexual charge, Jury Trial, not guilty!! Cheryl and her team worked hard to win our case.
We had paid three other attorneys before we found Cheryl .Who told us to take the plea and stay out of court,
Cheryl is very knowledgeable when filing motions. She returns all phone calls. She and her Team made us feel like famiy.
Cheryl's presentation in the court room was excellent.
You get what you pay for.