Posted by Jason
I hired Sharon a year ago to help me resolve a very tricky and very tough probation revocation case in Collin county's 219th district court. I had violated a term of my probation about 15 months in and unfortunately it was the 3rd revocation since I picked up the original charges. I met with her and she armed me with a very detailed checklist of things to get done in order to increase my chances of getting one more chance. I spent a year completing all the terms that she laid out on the checklist and we put a plan together to take everything in front of the DA. Even though I knew I had the best attorney in the county on my side I was terrified that I just wasn't going to get the outcome I either wanted or felt I had deserved. I put my life in her hands and instead of getting prison time she worked a deal to let me continue on my probation and only do a week commitment in the county jail. For me and my family is was a blessing from God and the best possible outcome we could have ever hoped for. She's very firm and direct and even sometimes a bit stern but it's all in a good natured approach to helping her clients get their lives back on track.
I have had 4 different attorneys through the 5 years I've had these cases and Sharon is BY FAR the best one I've used. She took the time afterwards to send me a kind email letting me know how nice I was to work with and how much she hopes I make it to the finish line this time. If I had to recommend any attorney in Collin County for any criminal defense case it would be Sharon hands down, without even a second thought.
Posted by Christopher Railsback
I was a heavy drinker with 2 DWI's on Sept 10 2010 I got my third was looking at 8yrs in TDC and Sharon got me Collin County DWI/Drug program I completed it and have been sober almost 5yrs. If not for Sharon i would have gone to prison and not turned my life around. She has also helped with other things over the last year and i wouldn't go to anyone else period. Thank you i cant say enough. if you need a attorney you need Sharon.
Posted by a client
I'm not sure where to begin.. Mrs. Curtis is known in Collin County to be best criminal lawyer. She is upfront with you during a consultation and she delivers as promised. She worked with my immigration lawyer, who then consulted me on immigration consequences with the plea available. Her staff is friendly and reliable. She got me the best possible plea that I could ask for and it has changed my life. If you have a drug charge/DWI/DUI.. Please don't waste your time anywhere else. She is known in Collin county as a hardass lawyer and she lives up to that reputation.
Posted by a client
My son got in trouble and there was absolutely no excuse for his actions, his case had “no defense” from my point of view. We only knew that this will never happen again, but why would the prosecution believe us? What Mrs Curtis did was above and beyond everybody’s expectations. We went from making jail time plans, and trying to fit them with his college plans, to normal life as if nothing happened. Mrs Curtis will find this needle in a haystack to defend you and achieve the best possible outcome to minimize the impact of the criminal offense on your future, or minimize the punishment if convicted. She will also work on correcting your behavior that lead to this offense by sending you to counselling, community service, and other corrective actions. My son was not convicted of the offense and Mrs Curtis was able to reduce the level of the offense, which will allow to have the records expunged in two years. Here are several learnings from this experience:
1) All lawyers sound very good when you talk to them. This is their job. You can be brainwashed by any one of them no matter what they are practically able to do for you. We selected Mrs Curtis based on the AVVO comments by her clients and by looking at the Collin County criminal records. She is Board Certified in criminal law, and there are only 15 lawyers in McKinney who are Board Certified. There may be other good lawyers, but do you want to experiment with your future? Any difference in the cost between lawyers should be ignored as criteria to select a lawyer. Because when it comes to, lets say, jail time of 5 months vs jail time of 5 days with Mrs Curtis, I can guarantee that you would be ready to pay the difference, if any.
2) Most of the people are not familiar with the effects of a criminal offense on the person’s future. All the job applications require a criminal background check. All rental applications also.
All opportunities will be limited. I came across a nonprofit organization when I was looking for community service hours for my son. They declined to take him to work for them for free when I told them that there is a criminal offense charge pending. You need to call Mrs Curtis and do not think that you can do it on your own.
3) Do not talk to the police, prosecutors, or any government official about your case. You may be thinking that you are doing something very smart at the time, but every word you say will go against you, or make it harder for the lawyer to fix. They will also record the conversation secretly without notifying you or asking for your permission. Depending on your offence most of the government officials are required by law to report your conversation with them to authorities. Do not talk about it at your job and any place that you call on the phone. Do not ask the “victim” for your case to talk to anyone. Call Mrs Curtis and talk with her or her office staff only and do what she tells you. Mrs Curtis has office assistants, who handle the office when she is in court. Jose answers the phone usually, very helpful and honest person.
Posted by David
My BAC was .10, but I felt like my case had 3-4 areas of sloppy police work and reasonable doubt, so I interviewed 7 senior-level attorneys and picked Sharon as the one with the most experience in Collin County DUI courts. I paid more to get the very best.
She took the time to hear my story, and together we built a case that was quite strong. We chose a jury trial, and it lasted two full days -- because tiny Sharon fought like a terrier on every point and wrestled the DA's experts to the ground and pinned them.
Verdict was NOT GUILTY !! Who would have thought that my DUI trial would be one of the most exciting, entertaining and satisfying times of my life ?!?
Posted by Jeff
Mrs. Curtis is a no nonsense lawyer. She does not waste anyone's time. She is very direct, knowledgeable and you always know what is going on with your case and she knows what you need to do next. There are a ton of lawyers out there but, I assure you if you pass on hiring Mrs. Curtis for your issue, you are making a major mistake.
Posted by David
When you put your trust in a criminal defense lawyer, put it in Sharon Curtis. She worked every level of my case from the prosecutors to the evidence. She told me what is important and what is not and she kept on point. Sharon knows the Collin County prosecutors and how they work. My case was complicated and she worked diligently on it. We went to trial and she was completely prepared. In the middle of the trial she was able to get a dismissal due to the unreliable complaining witness. You need Sharon Curtis on your side.I would hire her again!!
Posted by Emily
When I received a DWI charge, I panicked and knew I had to find the best lawyer around to handle my charge. I was referred to Sharon, who immediately met with me and took everything into her hands. Sharon is kind and incredibly knowledgable about how to best handle DWI/DUI situations. She constantly kept me in the loop and helped prepare me for trial. She fought hard to ensure that I received justice in my case and went above and beyond. Thanks to Sharon's dedication and crafty attourney skills, my DWI has been expunged! I have complete faith in knowing that no other lawyer could have handled my case the way she did. If you're looking for a lawyer, I would hands down recommend Sharon a thousand times!
Posted by a client
Sharon, was an incredible lawyer, she gave me the most sound advice that I have ever received. I have never been arrested or in trouble. She came up with a game plan for my felony case. I trusted her through the process 100% and results proved it. It took a lot of work on my behalf, but because of her advice my case was no billed as a felony and I was able to put this chapter behind me.
Posted by Lukas
I absolutely dreaded the thought of going to trial for two and a half years. When my day in court finally came, I couldn't believe that I was not anxious or nervous at all. From her opening statement, Sharon put my mind at ease, I actually began to enjoy my trial and not worry about the outcome. Watching Sharon dismantle the arresting officer in my case, was one of the most impressive things I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. Sharon was actually able to get him to admit that he was wrong to have arrested me, and that he remembered nothing from the night of my arrest. Sharon was also able to discredit the states professional breathalyzer witness. So much doubt was created that the jury had no other logical choice, than to unanimously find me not guilty.
It's always fascinating to watch someone perform, when it is clear they are the best at what they do. When I was referred to Mrs. Curtis, I was told she was a great Attorney, I would say she is not only great, but the best of the best!