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I found myself in a very hard situation and was very nervous about the outcome of my DWI case. I was charged with a DWI with a child under 15 years of age. Mr. Alvarado from day 1 made it clear he took my case and the outcome of my situation very serious and I knew getting the best possible outcome was a priority for him. He kept me well informed and was always there willing to talk and answer questions whether through email or phone calls. Even with feeling many circumstances were stacked against me Mr. Alvarado continued to work hard on my case for several months and continued to make sure that the best outcome would be achieved. He was able to take my case from a felony charge to a misdemeanor and it saved not just my daily life but my career. Even after getting the charges reduced he continued to fight for my probabtion terms until he got was what was the best for me. Still after months of getting my case resolved he even went back to court for me to help me get terms of my probabtion changed. He is extremely knowledgable on the laws and how to work with the District Attorneys and Judges. With Mr. Alvarado you will never feel like just a client. He will work hard for you and make it his personal goal to make sure he gets the best possible results. Even after he will continue to fight for you and answer your questions. Without a doubt he is the lawyer anyone should hire because as I learned anything can happen to anyone and you need not just a lawyer but a good person there to fight for you.
I would highly recommend Mr. Alvarado for any criminal case!! You can be assured that he will get the job done and will act in the client's best interest. He is compassionate and very knowledgeable.
I have hired him on 2 separate occasions for my husbands criminal cases. His first case was about 6-7 years ago and could have been facing up to 20 years for possession of a controlled substance. With the help of Mr. Alvarado he received 6 years probation. Recently he violated probation and could have been facing up to 20 years in TDC again. Thankfully Mr. Alvarado was able to get his probation reinstated.
I normally do not write reviews, but this is one of those circumstances where it is a must. About a year ago, I found myself in a position where I did not know what to do. I needed legal advice and I am glad that Mr. Alvarado and his firm took time to talk with me and review my case. They walked with me step by step until my case was resolved.
I had always heard great things about Mr. Alvarado and his law firm and I knew them to be extremely knowledgeable in regards to the law, but there is so much more. They are also objective, sincere, and personable. I thought that combination was nonexistent. I was wrong.
Not only did I work with two great attorneys, I met great people.
I am truly blessed.
Mr. Alvarado and Mr. Lindeman
Mr. Alvarado was the the utmost professional lawyer I have ever came across.
I was arrested with a DWI last fall (2011). Without much detail i already knew it was going to be a tough case, with it's circumstance. As I was sitting in jail, I already knew who I was going to call because I have heard nothing but amazing things with Mr. Alvarado and his extensive experience with defense law. Furthermore, I called and set up a meeting. Even with how busy he is, he still makes time and looked at every little detail to your case. Mr. Alvarado didn't "sugar-coat" anything, simply and politely telling me that it was going to be a busy,long, rough and tough case and how every detail would make a difference. Then, we set up a payment plan (him being so understanding of my income) it couldn't have gone any better. I, of course, leaving the office was stressed but then I knew I put my case in very good hands. He had sent me home with "homework". EX: writing a short story of my goals, things I have accomplished, extra curricular activities, community service and so on. For instance, writing out my resume. He tackled this case in every which way, him knowing what they look at and what they look for. Mr. Alvarado was always staying in touch, also having a meeting at the scene so he could see not just what I went through but also the act of the police officers. Every time we were in court he was on time, and so professional, always letting me know everything that was going on in such a secretive way. People don't need to know why you are there and that was the last thing I wanted.
Mr. Alvarado was so precise with everything that was built into my case. I, yes, do have an extensive background and I knew that was definitely going to be a burden. However, that did not stop Gilbert from fulfilling his duties, he would never give up. I know he worked so hard with what he had to fight for, for me. Long office hours and extensive research but he did it! He got my case dismissed, of course after plenty number of times in court. (in less than 6 months) It fell through and go got across to them that they couldn't prove that I was driving, also found all kinds of mistake the police officer had made, research every bit about all the situations.(I was asleep on my car while it was still running) Furthermore, it he made me always feel at ease and that everything was going to be okay. I trusted him and put all of my faith in him and he never let me down, not once. Mr. Alvarado is a true blessing for people that need that fighting chance, and everyone does. I will always recommend him and will never use anyone else. Definitely more than 5 stars in all categories.