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You're making a mistake if you don't retain Steven.
I am totally blown away by his clam, understated demeanor. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from him - the reviews were good, but this was the first time I'd ever been arrested so I really didn't know how to evaluate a attorney. He was like a experienced professor in the court room and took care of every aspect of the trial on order to achieve a successful outcome. The entire interaction between Steven, the judge and the States defense was so fast that I was pretty much lost -- after two minutes I followed Steven out of the court expecting to called back later and he had to explain to me that they had just dropped the case!!!!! A true veteran professional!
I was arrested for domestic violence when my wife called the police in the heat of the moment during a stupid argument. She immediately wanted to drop the charges, but once I was in the system, the trial took on a form of its own and every aspect of the court system was aimed at getting a conviction. The States Attorney takes over the prosecution and my wife is considered the victim -- she couldn't drop the charges.
I interviewed many attorneys before selecting Steven and many of them seemed competent but his desire to thoroughly understand what had happened and carefully prepare his approach for the trial made all the difference (actually I don't think any other attorney even wanted to meet me before the preliminary hearing -- and Steven had the charges dropped during this hearing). He also canceled another appointment to be at my hearing.
I can't sing his praises enough! I can't guarantee a successful for you, but I am confident that you won't get a better defense attorney than Steven!
P.S. Steven was based in Chicago and my trial was in Skokie. I was a little concerned that Steven wasn't based locally in the North Shore, but he had all the right connections and had a rapport with the judge and other attorney -- seriously outstanding!
As you are looking through this site; I want to assure you that you are in the right place. I never thought I would need a Criminal Defense Attorney, but there I was,...charged with a crime. It was terrifiying and I didn’t know where to go. Luckily for me I stumbled upon Stephan R Hunter; and fortunately I read a great review that led me to choose this wonderful counsel. Now I am compelled to ‘pay it forward’. Steven’s gentle, soft- spoken and unassuming manner made me feel at ease immediately, and his non-judgmental , confident demeanor gave me hope that things would be OK.
At the trial Steven focused like a laser beam to the core issue; though the other side hurled endless falsehoods and distortions. In the end he annihilated the opposition and won my case. Now I can return to my normal life again. If I ever need a CDA, I would not hesitate to call on Steven R. Hunter, but I sure hope I don’t ever have to again.
Attorney Steven Hunter is professional, knowledgeable, and a great strategist. He has a thorough understanding of the courts and the presiding judges. I would recommend him to anyone who is facing trial and in need of a quality attorney.
Atty. Steven Hunter is professional, knowledgeable and listened well during my consultation. He laid all the possibilities for my case. I consulted 2 more lawyers before contacting him. He listened well and answered all my questions with a very calm and comforting manner. One thing that catch my attention is he never interrupted me even if I may have mixed up informations. I strongly recommend him and his track record and experience backs it all.
Steven Hunter is an excellent criminal defense attorney, he is just simply amazing.
My eighteen year old son was charged with Criminal Sexual Abuse, facing a misdeanor & 3 felony accounts...what a totally nightmare for our entire family.
My husband & I decided to seek legal representation. After browsing through numerous lawyer's websites, asking friends & family members for references, and making a few phone calls; we decided to hired Steven Hunter to represent our son.
I stopped into his office where he, in full detail, explained to me everything I needed to know about my son's situation and all the possible outcomes...what needed to be done in order to put this in the past.
When I walked out of Mr. Hunter's office that day knowing my son's next court was in one week; I had already felt like a ton of weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I was assured &100% confident that Mr. Hunter was going to do all that he could to get my son the best possible outcome and that's exactly what happened.
After my son's plimenary hearing, the judge found no probable cause... which meant my son was released with no trial, no plea, and most importantly no record. It went from potential prison time & becoming a life long sex offender, to a blemish on my son's record that could have ruined his entire life...to, not even a violation.
I must say, we were very impressed with the services that Mr. Hunter provided...our phone calls were always answered or returned in a very timely manner. Mr. Hunter gave us his full attention and treated my son's case as a top priority; he never gave the impression that we didn't have his full attention.
Steven Hunter is well experienced, highly intelligent, very smart, and won't settle for anything less than our objective.
Mr. Hunter rates are reasonable, I/we were never put under any pressure to accept his service or make immediate payment. He calmly and collectively explained everything to me & didn't once make me feel already committed. In fact, he actually told me to go home and think it over before we initially hired him (I referred to myself, because my husband wasn't able to attend the initial office visit due to his work schedule) .
Thanks to Steven Hunter, my family & I are able to go about our normal lives without having this incident interfere with our personal or professional lives..
If you're ever in an unfortunate situation like we were, I highly recommend Steven Hunter. I can not guarantee you that you will have the same outcome we had; as every case is unique, but I can assure you that Steven Hunter is going to do everything possible to work at achieving the best possible result and represent you in the most honest and professional manner.
I hired Stephen Hunter as our legal advisor and representative when my son was charged with reckless conduct, a misdemeanor. What made it especially difficult was my son felt very strongly about having a moral right to his action and very soon became very stubborn and not readily amenable to either my nor Stephen’s advice. For example, my son insisted on having his case go to trial by jury. Needless to say the case did not go to trial and was fairly speedily resolved with my son only having to do 50 hours of community service because of Stephan’s skillful advising of my son and handling of the case, for which, along with his reasonable fee, I am very grateful.
While we did not use Mr. Hunter's services he was kind enough to contact a friend to obtain a great lawyer referral and this was most appreciated. I would use him in a minute if I needed his services. He went out of his way to help my family, was honest with his recommendations and was very sharp. Very impressive