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Posted by a client
I found Erick here on AVVO when I was looking for a DWI lawyer. I chose him because of all of his positive reviews he has received, and it was the BEST decision I could have made!
I got pulled over leaving a bar in early 2014. It took 15 months for this to finally come to a resolution. Erick filed a Motion to Suppress the case because he felt that the State Trooper who pulled me over the night of the DWI arrest had violated my rights and had no legal justification to pull me over. During the hearing, Erick was very well articulated at getting his points and reasoning across to justify the suppression and he WON !
The judge ruled in favor of the suppression and the case was dismissed. Erick was very determined to give me the best shot at getting off of the charges. He was very honest with me from day 1 after seeing all the evidence and knew he could have a real shot at getting it thrown out and he was right. He never once tried to get me to accept a plea deal or just offer me probation. He was willing to take it all the way to the end and fight for me.
The case kept getting pushed over and over due to various reasons but Erick was very comforting along the way in making me feel good about the whole situation. A dwi case that drags on can take a toll on you, but Erick was always very good at making me feel that there was a "light at the end of the tunnel". He kept me informed along the entire 15 months and responded to all of my emails, call, and text messages in a timely manner if I ever had a question.
When I was first calling around trying to find a lawyer, there are some less expensive lawyers out there than Erick but I am a true believer in "you get what you pay for", and Erick was worth every penny of his services.
I would recommend Erick to everyone out there who may end up needing his services. He certainly lives up to all of the great reviews he has received.
Posted by Dakota
I heard about mr. Platten through my uncle. My case was over a car wreck and a man died in the wreck and I was charged with a state jail felony. Mr. Platten got it reduced to deferred probation. He is a nice knowledgeable man who knows what he is doing. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by a client
Mr. Platten helped me with my DWI. If this went on my record I could have possibly lost my job. It was very embarrasing and it was very hard on me. I read a review on here and then spoke to him. He did a good job getting my case taken care of. The DWI was reduce to another charge and and got the results I had hoped for. He is very knowledgable and is a very nice guy. I would reccomend him again. Thank You
Posted by Nicholas
Summer 2013 Driving north on Highway 155. I was arrested for DWI and taken to jail without a shirt on my back literally. My wife contacted Erick Platten, he came down to the jailhouse in the middle of the night got me out of jail, put a shirt on my back and told me not to worry about a thing. At this point my future was looking grim. Erick Platten reassured me that this whole thing would just go away. After that night, I never heard another thing about my DWI arrest, somehow Erick was able to just make this whole thing go away there was never a case filed against me, nothing on my record, it all just went away Wow!
Posted by Nicholas
Summer 2013, I was driving North on Highway 155 heading home. I had just left the lake towing my boat. I was arrested for DWI taken to jail with no shirt on my back literally. Things are looking very grim for me. Erick Platten saved the day and my future, he advised me to sit tight not to worry he would make this whole thing go away. Some how Mr. Platten was able to make the DWI not even get filed into the system. I never heard another thing about it Wow!
Posted by a client
My husbands charges could've gotten him up to ten years in prison, but thanks to Mr. Platten, he only had to serve a week. The case took less then a month from start to close. Great lawyer!
Posted by Elyar
If criminal charges were filed against you in Smith County and you not guilty, my deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Just imagine the " Justice System" in all its beauty coming at you as a train. If you don't get a powerful defense in timely manner on your side, your life could be destroyed.
After extensive research for a good lawyer, based on the reviews in this website I decided to hire Erick Platten.
It's difficult to compare two different lawyers because it's impossible to apply them both in same criminal case and see the result. But, I can share what Mr. Platten has done for me.
I have seen Erick in action: jury selection, witness cross examinations, raising objections to the prosecution during the trial and so much more were the areas where he had an expertise. He fought hard for me. After long battle which lasted almost for two years my assault case was dismissed.
I would recommend Erick Platten for complex and serious criminal cases as an attorney.
Posted by Robert
I hired Mr. Platten for a DWI. I was arrested in Hunt County and thought about hiring an attorney in that area but Eric was highly recommended. Eric found problems with my case and they wanted me to plea guilty but Eric said no way. Eric said there was a problem with my blood test. It took three days to fight the case but I was found not guilty.
Thank you Mr. Platten
Posted by Tina
Erick did a great job with my case as well as being calming of my nerves.. I do recommend him for your needs. Every time I called his staff was fun and friendly. Thank you for a job well done!
Posted by Bojie
I had a difficult time finding a lawyer that would sue a doctor. Eric sued the Doctor that I will not name for work I performed.
Eric was even out of the country when I needed his help and he didn't hesitate in answering my calls and drafting a lawsuit.
Twenty days after he served the Doctor Eric went to court and obtained a judgment for lost wages, court costs, attorney's fees, and interest.
Not to long after obtaining the judgment Erick filed a motion for the Doctor to pay.
I can't thank Eric and his office enough for his help.