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Posted by Mark
After speaking with a few firms we decided to go with Carl. I could see that Carl was a competitor and from the very beginning, Carl was candid and honest. He didn’t make any bold promises yet gave us hope that we could prevail in our DWI case. During our initial meeting, I noticed right away that Carl was energetic and knowledgeable of the law. He gave me the impression he would not leave any stones unturned.
In order to improve our chances, we opted to take our case to trial with a jury. Looking back, this was a crucial decision. From this case, I learned firsthand how closely state prosecutors work with judges. The prosecutor kept vital information from the jury. Testimony from Carl’s witnesses was often omitted. Although unfair, this was allowed by the judge. Fortunately, the jury could also see right through this strategy. I remember Carl stating this case would be a “dog fight,” and it was to the end. The prosecutorial team called on expert witnesses (which always favor the prosecution). Carl’s cross examination left a lasting impression on the jurors. Carl argued the expert witness testimony was not infallible. In other words, science is not always right because a scientist says it is. The jury got that. With a jury trial, our chance of winning improved significantly.
After deliberating, the jurors found the state did not have sufficient evidence to convict and the DWI was dismissed. Carl and his staff returned every call and always kept us abreast of developments as they unfolded. Carl was brilliant in his cross-examination of witnesses and presentation of facts which lead to a decision in our favor. Choosing a good lawyer can be difficult as there are so many lawyers. I would not hesitate to hire Carl and his team to represent me in the future. Sometimes good people are wrongly accused. We were truly blessed to have Carl on our team and thank God for the outcome of this case.
Posted by a client
I had a lawyer prior to working with Carl. She withdrew from my case. She was okay, but not great. She never gave me too much information that I need. I worked with Carl on a DWI case. It was in Dallas, and it did take a while for things to happen. Stuff happened along the way with my bond too, and he helped me with that. Due to my bad judgment, I ended up picking up another case, yes another DWI charge. So then he worked with me on two DWI charges. We went to trial on one, and Carl did a great job handling the cop in that case. He did real good, and I couldn't have asked for something better. He is a real professional, he and his office. Dennis his investigator was always there and he was nice and professional too. Sandy always answered my calls and my texts. I owe a lot to Carl and his office, and I can say that I am glad to have him on my side.
Posted by Sanette
Carl Ceder is really an amazing and very trusting individual. I have so much respect for him and know I can always trust him and count on him. He is always there for me when I need him any time of the day. He knows how to handle all different kinds of cases, especially, DWIs or any criminal case. He does an awesome job protecting clients and being there for them. He is not one of these attorneys that just want money, he is actually an attorney who cares about his clients and their cases. He will actually fight for you until the end. I will always recommend my friends, family, and people I know to him, because he is someone I trust.
Posted by Nash
Attorney Carl Ceder and his assistant, Sandy, are a remarkable, efficient, kind and courteous team. I came to Dallas on a business trip and stayed a few extra days to visit my sister. We went out to eat with our relatives and were stopped by the police due to an out tail light. Unfortunately, from there we were treated very unkindly/unfairly and my sister ended up arrested for an DUI which was totally a fabrication. It was quite late, I was extremely distraught-lost, because it wasn't my town and had no idea what to do. I looked up and called this firm only to find the most wonderful people and diligent legal team. Our relatives contracted with another attorney who did a good job but did not complete the next steps of a very difficult process. Atty Carl Cedar and Sandy, followed up to check our progress though we did not contract them initially and it was perfect because we really needed them at that point; they knew it! It was like God sent them as angels to help us, just when we were at wits end. The story is long and I could go on for pages about how Atty Carl and Sandy went above and beyond to provide us guidance, comfort, reassurance and at last VICTORY! My sister was found not guilty, because she was not guilty and because Atty Carl Ceder and Sandy, his assistant, did a fantastic job of preparing, presenting and defending her. I thank God for people like them, who love their work and demonstrate it by providing excellent service. Thank you very much.
Posted by Salvatore
Quick to respond to any email or call to his office, appeared at court every time, answered every and all questions fully and with great accuracy. The best experience I have ever had working with an attorney.
Posted by Kellie
Sometimes in life, we tend to take for granted the simple things.
So, when I was arrested for a misdemeanor, I had no idea what to do.
I reached out to family and friends. Then, I researched online.
Carl Ceder was not only referred to me but his reviews were by far, some of the best I had seen.
Carl took my case. He explained each and every step that I was about to take, before I took it. He told me what the possible outcomes could be, not hesitating to hid the possibility of jail time.
No one wants to ever hear those words but, when you do, Carl Ceder is the one you want defending you!
Not only was Carl able to reset my case without the necessity of me losing time at work, every month, he was able to work out a deal no one saw coming.
Dropped to a Class C and 36 hours of community service.
In the end, a poor decision on my part that led to a arrest was turned around by Carl Ceder.
Posted by Ashley-m
Carl was my attorney for a DWI I received charges for in Plano Texas. I was petrified and had no idea what was next after spending the night in jail my sister who was hysterical reached out to Carl in the early morning hours of the night and was consoled and walked through step by step of what was going to happen. After being released from jail I some careful thinking about what attorney I was going to go with knowing my fate was on the line and I chose Carl Cedar. And was blessed that I did because the DWI charge was acquitted. Throughout the process Carl and his investigative team helped me comforted me and were completely honest all the way down to the fees. Im so thankful for a great team pf people. Especially them knowing i am from another city they did not lapse in filling me in on everything regarding my case. His style of argument during trial was brilliant and he does not back down a bit he made me feel as if he was fighting for his OWN innocence. Because of him I can play with my newborn son and be there for all of his new milestones. THANKS Carl!
Posted by a client
I cannot begin to express how thankful I am to have found Carl and his team 2 years ago after being charged with a DWI. My life as I knew it had been turned upside down and I felt so helpless, hopeless and ashamed of the mistake I had made. Carl and his team gave me hope and encouragement every single step of the way. They worked out an affordable payment plan for me and never once made me feel bad about my situation. When it was all said and done, I received the minimum penalty, which is absolutely amazing considering the circumstances surrounding my case. Not a day has gone by that I have not been thankful for Carl and his team, and I would recommend them to anyone in need of an experienced, knowledgeable and most of all caring attorney.
Posted by Brandon
Nearly 2 years ago I was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Due to my work background having something like this on my record could be detrimental to my career and future job growth. Because of this, I wanted the best representation I could get and that brought me to Carl.
Carl and his staff were right there with me through the entire process of navigating the inefficient and frustrating Dallas legal system. When my trial finally came, Carl was up to a daunting task against the DA: 3 expert witnesses, 2 logged breath tests of double the legal limit, and video evidence of 3 separate supposed sobriety test failures. Despite this, Carl stuck to his guns. He emphasized the lack of probable cause to initiate a stop among other things and was able to convince a jury to come back with a not guilty verdict.
Carl helped to preserve my good name and, despite what was clearly a David vs. Goliath scenario, stayed positive and in the end got the verdict that we needed.
So to anybody out there reading these reviews in a panic, trying to figure out who on earth you are going to call to help you navigate this trying time in your life, I was right where you were 2 years ago. Take a breath, relax, and give Carl a call. It is the best possible decision you could make.
Posted by RR
My husband found Carl Ceder the day I was arrested. Carl and Dennis were extremely helpful!!! First, they were able to calm my husband down, give him directive on what to do next, and assured him that everything was going to be okay (they even met him at the jail at 2am). From the very first day, Carl was supportive and competent. No one ever wants to face legal issues, however, if you are reading this, either you or someone close to you is in need of great legal council - Carl Ceder is just that. His assistant Sandy is above and beyond greatness - she is passionate about what she does and is always available to answer any questions you might have and give you a word of encouragement. Throughout the entire legal process, I knew I had a team of support on the front line; an attorney that is highly respected and knowledgeable, support at the office and someone to sit with while I was waiting to go to court (thanks Dennis). Carl Ceder is an awesome attorney, man of his word, and the one you want representing you as you face life changing legal challenges.