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Very satisfied with the work of Mr. Lascola. He kept me very informed, and made me feel very comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable situation. I am beyond satisfied with the results of my case. Highly recommended!
Martin successfully had my speeding ticket (20 mph over) reduced to a non-moving violation. He is prompt, professional and skilled in the courtroom. This was all necessary as I am not an Illinois resident and my court date was the day after Christmas. I highly recommend Martin and will not hesitate to call him again although I do not plan to need an attorney for traffic court in Chicago again.
I received a ticket for speeding 30 miles over the limit, which as of January 2014 is now a Class B misdemeanor. When I found out how serious it was, I retained Martin LaScola to be my legal representation. The day before my court date, Martin called to inform me that he was able to get the ticket reduced, which meant, much to my relief, my time in court would be a formality. Instead of having a misdemeanor on my record, my penalty was reduced to court supervision and paying a fine and court costs. The successful outcome was due to the experience and professionalism of Martin LaScola.
While on a temporary project in Chicago, IL, I had a lapse in judgement and was arrested for DUI. What made matters worse is that I went through a red light and was involved in an accident. Having no knowledge of the law, I took a breathalyzer and was well over the legal limit. As I was out of state, it was important that I secured a lawyer ASAP. I went through the motions of calling and meeting with several lawyers and I was instantly drawn to Martin. I felt comfortable discussing all the details of the case and he passed no judgement. He was not only very genuine but he was confident in his abilities to get me the best outcome possible. In all honesty, that was the deciding factor for me: his confidence and of course, all the great reviews I had read about him. Martin is not only very professional but he is very personable and understanding. He is well informed on the law and his experience as a state attorney definitely gave him an upper hand. Other lawyers had told me that I'd need to return to Chicago at least twice because the case would likely not be complete in the first court date but Martin was certain we could handle everything in the first court date. Other lawyers had told me that due to the details of my case, court supervision would be unlikely but Martin was confident that I could get court supervision. Upon arriving to court, Martin went to work and within 15-20 minutes, my case was finished. The traffic violations were dropped and I received court supervision. His confidence was very well justified because he produced results in my case! What I loved the most about working with Martin was the way he always made himself available to me. Whether I had questions or whether I was feeling anxious or depressed about the case, Martin was always the voice of reason and he got me to realize that it was not the end of the world. Even as I am completing the terms of my court supervision, Martin is still very much available to answer my questions and assist with whatever he can. I write this review because my experience with Martin was beyond phenomenal. Dealing with a DUI charge can be such an overwhelming experience but having a lawyer who is competent and confident can make such a huge difference. I appreciate Martin for everything that he has done for me and like I always tell him, he is worth a million dollars! Bad things happen but the best way to move forward is to tackle things head on by hiring a lawyer who can deliver. Making the choice to select an attorney can be tough but take heed to my advice: Martin will fight for you and do everything in his power to not only get positive results but to put your mind at ease. I would most definitely recommend Martin to friends and family members.
I was arrested for DUI and went looking for a attorney. I talked with 1 saying he has cheapest price for Dui, but after meeting with him did not feel good after our talk, so I went online and searched again and came across Martin Lascola and liked what I read and called to setup a meeting. At meeting I showed him all documents I had about my arrest .011 and not taking breath test at station. First thing he said he felt it was beatable by going to trial and explained why, so after listening I felt good about hiring Martin. Then he went and filed a summary suspension on my behalf so that I could drive after 30 days with a breathalyzer installed no restrictions. Went to court 2 times, 1st to file for a trial, 2nd for trial in front of judge. Martin kept me informed about how he felt about the judges emotions and said if he did feel good about him that maybe we should seek a continuance, if I agreed. My case was set aside by judge till all the other cases were called, in the meantime Martin said he felt good about judge and I too felt the same and said lets get it done today. After almost 3 hours sitting there finally getting called(last 1 there). I sat at the table and watched and listened as the officer was called and states attorney questioned him, then it was Martins turn and I was amazed at how much he knew about proper procedure on field test. He had officer stumbling on his answers, which made me feel that a good outcome could come. After state rested I waited for the judges decision and Martin said he felt good also and we were right with a Not Guilty verdict. Martin was so good that another attorney came up to him asked if he could contact him for advice. When this first happened I was very worried, but after hiring Martin I was able to relax a bit.
Thanks Again Martin.
Martin provided great legal services through my DUI trial. He was always responsive with any questions or concerns I had. He offered his opinion, but allowed me to make final decisions. On top of all that he won the case for me. A great lawyer all around!
Not having been cited for over fifteen years, I was recently awarded a citation for speeding. At the time, my understanding of the consequence was a fine and court supervision, possibly traffic school. However, I was surprised to learn that I could have been arrested on the spot for the same level of violation that would have resulted in supervision in the past.
Unless you are a someone who takes the initiative to stay current with traffic law, your next opportunity to become current is after you have been cited. This, of course can be too late, and is how I learned the limits used to categorize a speeding offense have been reduced and can result in a more serious penalty than in the past.
Panic set in and, had I not sought the assistance of Martin, my court appearance may have resulted in a suspended license. My decision to seek legal representation came late and Martin could have easily declined my request due to scheduling pressures however, he was respectful and approachable. We reviewed the circumstances and arrived at a plan that ultimately mitigated the penalty to far less than it could have been. I am greatly appreciative of Martin’s help and, if you find yourself as I was, definitely consider his services.
Be aware the limits defining excessive and aggravated speeding have changed. Be safe.
A friend recommended Martin to me after I got into some trouble. Martin was clear about all my legal options, even explicitly showing me state code to have everyone on the same page. When the state offered a plea bargin, Martin said there would be no harm taking it all the way to trial, as I was likely to get a similar result no matter what. With Martin's guidance and patience, the trial ended in a COMPLETE DISMISSIAL on all charges, leaving me a free man and he saved me hundreds of dollars in court fees. Martin was available by text/phone/email nearly any time you needed him, and if anything ever happens again he will be the first lawyer I call.
Martin took all of our cases when my friends and I were wrongfully charged for possession of marijuana in Dupage County. I consulted many lawyers before going with Martin, and they either didn't believe in our case or that a case such as this could be dismissed. However, not only was Martin confident we had a great case, he also fought for the case's dismissal as our futures were at risk. Although we were prepared for trial, all of our cases were ultimately dismissed. I am so completely grateful that I trusted Martin from the beginning. He is a great, dependable lawyer and very easy to communicate with. He gives great advice without being aggressive or intimidating. Moreover, his rates are fair and affordable. I highly recommend Martin for criminal charges
Martin was very helpful with my case. Though the case took months to complete, he provided sound legal advice leading to the eventual dismissal of the charges. Overall, Martin offered competitive pricing and reliable service. I would hire him again.