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Posted by Heather, a Criminal Defense client,
I have personally Hired Ms. Kelly Benavides several times. My First time to hire Her was in 2002 for Several Traffic Violations. She was always punctual, thorough and explained to me in detail what was going on. On those charges she got them Dismissed!!! I was So Satisfied that I hired Her again in 2005 for a 1st Degree Felony Possession with intent to deliver and Revocation of Deferred Probation. She was very proffesional and again always Punctual and made me feel Like more than just a paycheck! She kept me informed every step of the way!!! They wanted to put me away in Prison and she got Me Into a rehab for Woman With Children. I definitely would recommend Her to anyone. She Knows what she's doing and doesn't just treat you as a client but as a person with feelings
Posted by neh, a Criminal Defense client,
Showed up in court plenty of times past 12. Which of course pissed off the court personnel. I was miss represented, she was there just to make a quick dollar. I had a assault case and my girlfriend ended up arrested because of her advice. Don't use her unless you want to do all the work your self and use her as a puppet lawyer.
Posted by a DUI client,
I hired Kelly because a friend recommended me to her. Awhile back I was wrongfully arrested and put in jail. I called Kelly because I felt victimized and thought that since she was a female attorney, she would understand what I went through.. I never met her personally jst spoke over the phone but she assured me that everything was going to be ok. Once my trial came around, I went to court looking for my attorney but could not find her. Finally an attorney called my name and it was another woman that worked for Kelly. She introduced herself then asked me to tell her what had happened. My trial was about to start and here I am telling an attorney to low down. She seemed to act like she never heard it because as I was telling her, she had these shocked looks as if she couldn't believe what she was hearing. To make a long story short, she never defended me and I lost my case. I couldn't believe what had happened, I once again felt victimized. She asked me if I wanted to appeal it after watching me cry. There was no way I was going to have her appeal my case and make me look like I'm representing myself all over again. Just a terrible terrible experience that has forever changed my way of looking at the judicial system and the representatives that are suppose to be there for you in the time of need
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
This lawyer might be good for traffic tickets but I wouldn't recommend her to anyone with a serious case. She got my case reset more times than I could count to avoid showing up to court. I came on this website and believed they were legitimate reviews and from the looks of it I wouldn't be surprised if her receptionist wrote these reviews for her. I paid her cash up front and she basically took my money and didn't do a thing. I am surprised that someone with 17 year of "experience" looked like they had no idea what was going on in the court room when reading my documents. All I have to say is stay out of trouble.
Posted by Kendice, a Speeding Ticket client,
Received a traffic ticket with the wrong speed limit recorded. Consulted with different lawyers and they all just wanted to make easy money out of this case. Emailed Kelly and she responded right away by explaining to me that with this error on the ticket, it should be dismissed easily. The district I got my ticket from was out of Kelly's region but she still handled my case with reasonable fee. Within a month, I got into a "hit-and-run" scam. Two people in a ghetto car trying to blame me for causing some scratch on their car without any collision at midnight. They even threatened me for calling the cops. I got scared and contacted Kelly via email at 2am and she responded RIGHT AWAY and taught me how to respond and handle this kind of scam. For my first ticket, her office rescheduled my court date and sent someone to handle and get the ticket dismissed. She is responsive, trustworthy, knowledgeable, helpful, and professional.
Posted by Robert, a Speeding Ticket client,
I had a speeding ticket that actually was scheduled to go to trial. Kelly and her team did an excellent job working with the judge and prosecutor to hear my version of events. My case was dismissed. Thanks Kelly and team!
Posted by ac, a Speeding Ticket client,
i hired her for my speeding ticket. i went to the court for my trial and it was my turn of trial where my lawyer didn't show up. then the judge helped me reset my court date. i called the law firm for a refund and what the assistant told me was "i forgot to put your trial date on the calendar, thats why the attorney didn't know that she had a case." all i wanted was a simple refund of $150. and she said all fees are non refundable. she's been lying to me that they reset the date and they forgot to inform me, when i was at the court all the time when everything happened. i dont want to see her lying face. withdrawed from my case. DONT TRUST HER, SHE MIGHT NOT SHOW UP AT YOUR TRIAL DATE TOO
Posted by Steven,
I had a DWI case that went to trail. I was really nervous and the prosecutors had a team of 3 people against me, however after seeing Kelly in action I knew that the jury would come back with a NOT GUILTY decision. I was right!!!!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Kelly was a wonderful individual to work with in my legal maters. She took the time to fully understand my story. She kept me well posted over the phone and via text, and on my day in court got my case dismissed very quickly. Kelly seemed to have excellent rapport with the prosecution and I think this helped in my matter greatly.
Beyond that, and because my case was dismissed quickly, Kelly even offered to work with me on an expunction without additional fees (beside court processing fees). I would recommend her without hesitation.
Posted by a DUI client,
Kelly is a professional and knowledgeable lawyer. I am very pleased with her services and the outcome of my case. I highly recommend Kelly for anyone in need of an experienced and trustworthy attorney.