Posted by a client
For many people, the first time they encounter a lawyer is a very tense one. This was the case for me. Before I was arrested, my experience with lawyers was very limited and largely in a social setting.
Drew Ledbetter was referred to my family the night that I was arrested. He came to the jail to visit with me after speaking with them that very same night.
Over the course of several months and countless continuations, Drew worked tirelessly on my case. His preparation for trial was amazing to see. He utilized every resource available to insure that he presented the best defense possible. Drew has a tenacity about him that I challenge any other lawyer to match.
I could write for days about what a fantastic lawyer Drew Ledbetter is and it still wouldn't be enough. He came into my life at a time when my world was turned upside down and I will always be grateful for the manner in which he handled my case. He has continued as confident counsel for me since my acquittal, but most importantly, he has remained a close, personal friend.
If you find yourself in need of legal representation, I highly encourage you to reach out to Drew Ledbetter.
Posted by a client
I was very nervous about my case. He offered guidance to help with other issues I had and told me to let him worry about the legal stuff. Everything went exactly the way he said it would and he was always up front and honest.
Posted by Andrew
I am a former client of Drew's. I was arrested for a possession of controlled substance charge in 2012. I spent about two years in divert court or Drug Court that ended in termination resulting in the continuation of my case. I came to Drew with my case and asked him if he could help. The charge was a felony and the minimum amount of time in Prison was 9 months. I thought that there would be no way that I would not see the inside of a prison. Drew took my case and relentlessly worked with the judge to get my sentence from 9 months in prison to a 3 year probation term that also allowed me to return to my home state. Drew and the judge worked out a deal to a treatment facility for drug and alcohol addiction which saved my life. Drew went above and beyond as a lawyer and a human being. I was informed about the progress of the case every step of the way. He always called me personally to tell me what was happening. I was never judged, criticized, or met with intolerance. Drew treated me like a human being and is a huge factor in why I am sober today and receiving the help that I needed. Drew is a great lawyer, with a vast working knowledge of the law, as well as personal connections with officials in the city that can make a difference in your case. I truly owe Drew Ledbetter for the way that he handled my case which ultimately decided the fate of my future. If you have a case and you need help Drew is the right lawyer.
Posted by John
In April 2014 I got arrested for intent to deliver MDMA, intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simultaneous possession of drugs and guns. I meet with Drew a few days after I got arrested and he told me to expect 9 months of RPF or something along those lines but in July he got me off with only 5 years of probation and the gun charge dropped. I am more than happy with the service he provided.
Posted by Rhonda
Drew Ledbetter is honest, hardworking, compassionate and caring. He is also a fighter. The judges and prosecutors respect him. He is the best lawyer I have ever seen.
Drew represented me on a Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge that I was arrested on in 2012, and two Felony Drug Deliveries that I was arrested on in 2013. We finished the cases on September 11, 2014.
I started shopping for lawyers by asking a lawyer I knew who I should hire. She told me that Drew Ledbetter was the best criminal defense lawyer in the state. She said he was a hardcore trial lawyer and that he knew exactly what he was doing. My sister was going to be helping me pay for my lawyer so she and I interviewed Drew and several other lawyers. Drew was a little more expensive, but we both agreed that we thought he would do the best job.
The two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance were both Class C Felonies which carry 3-10 years for most people. Because of my criminal history I was facing up to 30 years on each charge. I was also charged with several misdemeanors including DWI, Failure to Submit to Arrest, and Careless Driving.
I knew I was in serious trouble. I am already considered a Super Habitual Felon in Arkansas. I had 6 felony prior offenses, all related to drugs. Those prior felonies were from over 10 years ago. I completed drug court in 2004 and had remained clean and sober until I got into this last round of trouble. Because of my priors I was facing 30 years on each drug delivery.
We went to court together 15 times. Drew is the best lawyer I have ever seen. He knows his stuff. When he is in court he is in total control of the room. He treated me with kindness and compassion. He didn’t treat me like a drug dealer or a bad person. I could tell that he cared about me. He listened to me and was very thoughtful and understanding about my problems.
Drew fought hard for me. He worked on my case for over a year. In the end the prosecutor would not offer me anything other than 4 years in prison with an additional 10 years suspended sentence to hang over my head when I got out. Drew and I decided to go to trial. Because of my criminal history Drew recommended we waive the jury and try the case straight to the Judge.
When we were in trial I felt like things could not have gone any better. I was very nervous before trial. He prepared me to testify and got me ready. Once I was on the witness stand Drew kept me calm and walked me through all the questions. He was in total control. He did a great job with all the other witnesses. Every time the prosecutor made a point Drew cut her to pieces. He explained to the judge why the prosecutor had it wrong. The judge seemed undecided about what to do and reset my case 30 days so she take her time could make a decision .
On the day of formal sentencing I was worried. I had all my faith in Drew, and I knew he had done a good job. But I also knew I was guilty and that there was a good chance I was going to prison that day. Drew had written a good legal brief to the court about the law and the facts of my case. The prosecutor argued to the court that I was a super habitual felon, that I had delivered drugs to a confidential informant, that I had committed new crimes while I was still on pretrial release, and that I deserved to go to prison. She was right about all of that. Drew fought back hard and explained to the judge that I did not deserve to go to prison.
In the end the judge agreed with Drew and sentenced me to exactly what he asked for. She gave me a $1,000 fine plus $120 in court costs and left me on the probation that I was already on.
I couldn’t be happier with Drew. He saved my life.
Posted by Kelly
Drew was highly recommended to me when I found myself in need of legal help. I was really impressed with him. I felt great about things after the first meeting. He took care of everything, all I had to do was show up at court. I'm really pleased with the outcome of my case. Thanks, Drew!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Professionally, Drew Ledbetter is incredible at his job. My 20 year sentence for commercial burglary was reduced to just probation but to only tell you that he reduced a guilty criminal's punishment would be an insult to Drew's character. Drew went above and beyond for me and my family. The mistakes I made were big enough to ruin my life and they would have if not for Drew. He cared enough to look past my crime, got to know me and the people I love, explained every step of the way and was always available to answer our questions. Drew did so much more for me than settle a case. He kept people in my life that had every reason to give up on me by sitting down with them and explaining what he saw in me. He didn't have to do that. I don't know if he is better at being a lawyer or being a great man but either way I am happy to have been introduced to Drew Ledbetter.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Drew Ledbetter did an amazing job. He got me the best scenario I could possible get. I highly recommend him. He did a great job the first time I needed legal counseling that I seeked him again 4 years later when I needed legal counseling again. He's a very smart talented gentlemen and he's very relatable to people. Definitely the way to go.
Posted by a client
Drew was very knowledgable and reassuring throughout the entire process. This was my first offense and I was completely clueless about the process, he talked me through the whole thing and all my options and was available to answer additional questions along the way. Out of all the lawyers I interviewed I didn't find another that offered as much support as Drew. Beyond helping me on the legal front he offered assistance when it came to dealing with parents and more importantly the school. I appreciated that he treated me with respect throughout the process and treated me as an adult, not "some punk kid" and he took the time to get to know me. I got a better deal than I ever thought I was going to get and my case has had minimal impact on my life thanks to Drew!
Posted by Bryce
"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green." -Thomas Carlyle
Well, I would like to make this man known. Drew did more for me than anyone has, be it family or friends. There was never a time that I could not reach him, and he would gladly see me immediately. Not only was I going through a drug possession case, but I was struggling with a drug addiction. That is why I can honestly say Drew is more than a lawyer. Many things he said to me I still remember daily, and they help me cope. I do believe that I would not be clean now if it were not for the push he gave me. Now let me tell you some details about how the case went down.
I was arrested in October 2010 for felony possession (class d). I found drew through an online service and decided to have a consultation. Which during, Drew was very honest, stern, but also caring. He told me the hard truth that I was in trouble and that there would be consequences. Which I knew. What I did not know was how quickly Drew got to working on my case. It felt like mine was the only one he was handling. Everything was looking well, no jail time or probation. But then, in February 2011, I was arrested again for a Class Y felony for guns and drugs (minimum 10 year sentence by the way), and on top of that it was on UA campus. When I got to jail, Drew was already there waiting. He comforted me, called my mother to tell her, and told me he would do everything he could. And he did. Drew managed to get me back into school, and instead of doing 10 years in a state prison, Drew made a deal with the state that if I would accept a plea to complete Washington County Drug Court, I would not have to serve the sentence. All I can say is Drew must have some superpowers, because what I did was not something you get away with lightly. In March 2011 I plead into Drug Court, and released Drew from being my counsel. After some slip ups and a few days in jail I managed to graduate Drug Court in February 2014. Immediately Drew contacted me to congratulate me and to assure me he would call Drug Court and make sure they sealed my record. Without Drew, I would still be in an Arkansas State Prison or SWACCC. Instead, I am living a happy life with my wife, a job, a car, a home, and two puppies. I cannot thank Drew enough.
In summary, I would never think of using anyone else as an attorney. Forget anything you have heard about any "great lawyers" in the area. Drew is the greatest lawyer in the country. I recommend him to anyone and everyone. If you want a lawyer that goes above and beyond his job; a lawyer that will be your friend; a lawyer that will be your mentor and guide if needed; a lawyer that will do everything possible to win your case; a lawyer that will be honest with you and not beat around the bush; he is the lawyer for you.
USE DREW LEDBETTER AS YOUR ATTORNEY. YOU WILL NOT REGRET THE DECISION.
Thanks so much Drew.