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Posted by Jodi, a DUI client, Flag
Excellent attorney....He will fight for your rights....expensive, yes.
He will go the distance ....
He is a wonderful person, he took care of my son.
I would highly recommend...you have to follow up tho...
If you ever get a DWI in the surrounding counties .....this is the man.
Posted by David, a DUI client, Flag
I was recently arrested for DWI/Possession of marijuana. Jamie and his entire staff did an amazing job. They worked relentlessly representing me, they were extremely easy to talk to, and generally made me feel at home whenever i went to their office. I would highly recommend him and his firm to anyone.
Posted by Brandon, a DUI client, Flag
I had been arrested for DWI almost 2 years ago. Jamie and his staff worked tirelessly so justice would prevail. After reviewing the DPS tape my lawyer, Tristan Dau submitted a 'Motion to Suppress' based on an invalid traffic stop. The judge reviewed and had no choice but to dismiss the case!!! I have my life and reputation back and could never repay these guys for this judgement. Hire Jamie Balagia!!!
Posted by a Contracts client, Flag
I have a misdemeanor arrest on my record from 10 years ago and dreaded every time I had to submit to a background check for a new job. After reviewing my case's history, my attorney, Tristan Dau, walked me through my available options, ultimately saving me time and money. He was very responsive to all my communications , and provided updates every step of the way.
The entire process took about 6 weeks to complete. My record is now sealed from non-governmental agencies which means I'll never again have to worry about another background check, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that is priceless.
I highly recommend the services Mr. Balagia's Austin office.
Posted by Lisa!, a DUI client, Flag
I was reluctant to trust one of Jamie's staff attorney's but he really does hire GREAT associates. TRISTAN was excellent and pulled me out a a horrible fire. I had a DWI charge in Hays county and then got one in Bexar. I am a pretty responsible and professional person and never thought I'd ever be in this position in my life. We went to trial 2 times for Hays county and then able to get Obstruction of a Hwy deferred adjudification. WOW. I have an opportunity for a job that looks promising. That never would have been possible before their help. I owe them a debt of gratitude. Thank you!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was stopped last year for a traffic offense which tunred out in my arrest for a DWI which I felt was wrong. I contacted Mr. Balagia's office for representation and from the first time I spoke with them I knew I had found the right guy. They helped me from the very beginning and made me feel very comfortable. Mr. Balagia was certain that we would win the case one way or the other. Every step of the way he answered my questions. From ALR to getting the case dismissed. Thanks you all for representing me in the case and getting it dismissed.
Posted by Steven, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was arrested for two Class A Misdemeanors and was facing a year in jail on each charge. The prosecution had a very weak case and was taking their time moving this forward to a jury trial. After much postponement, the prosecution was ready to discuss a plea bargain. My lawyers were able to successfully negotiate a plea agreement which entailed dismissing one of the charges all together and lowering the other charge to a Class C Misdemeanor with a 90-day deferment and a fine. After the successful completion of the 90-day deferment, the Class C Misdemeanor would be dismissed. I believe this plea agreement was in my best interest as it avoided going to trial, which we felt our case was strong and in our favor based on the facts, but it still would have been a crapshoot as to whether we were going to get a favorable jury considering this occured in a small town. A special thank you to Jerry Smith, Tristan Dau, and Tracy Holder for all of your hard work on my case. I would definitely recommend their services.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested for class B DWI. I made the mistakes of taking field sobriety test and breathalyzer. They were not in my favor. But Jamie and his staff worked diligently to win me deferred adjudication. After 18 months of no arrests my record will show no evidence of a DWI. This was a very emotionally stressful ordeal for me but Jamie and his staff handled all the details and got me the best possible outcome in my situation. I am very grateful for their expertise.
Posted by Roland Alvarado, a DUI client, Flag
I just walked away from a year and a half nightmare with a Not Guilty finding by a jury. DWI dude has always been friendly, helpful and mostly knowledgable. The tactics of the abusive legal system in Comal County were bested by the expertise and experience of Jamie Balagia and staff. Anyone is welcomed to contact me in reference to this case at email@example.com
Posted by James, a DUI client, Flag
Jamie Balagia and his staff were extremely professional, responsive and did absolutely everything and more in my best interest. From Mel to Hallye to Jamie. I have never met a more professional bunch. My world had crumbled when I was arrested for dwi an falsely accused of making statements to a Dps trooper. It felt like the whole world was against me. Jamie was recommended by a close friend and exceeded expectations in every way. I felt like I finally had someone on my side. The results of the case was a not guilty verdict and I am slowly getting my life back on track. I cannot say enough about Jamie and his team. I highly recommend "The Dude" to anyone who needs an outstanding legal defense team.
Posted by Dave, a DUI client, Flag
Jamie Balagia and his staff were prompt and courteous in regards to questions and prep work needed for my court case. His knowledge and skill were instrumental in a quite satisfacory conclusion in the sentencing phase of my case. I will (and already have) recommend his office for legal services for anyone who has ask me.
Posted by Mike, a DUI client, Flag
Mike from Round Rock : This has been a long hard road for me to relive my williamson county nightmare . I was charged DWI , I had to fight all the way , dealing with untruthful Wilco Cop & DA . My first attorney threw me under the bus and I found out he works with wilco , so sad . Then I found Jamie and we went to trial . Jamie was a multidimensional common sense trial lawyer from picking the jury to summation and we won the case . Great staff . They will work out payments if you need . Too bad there's not more like him to fight for are liberties & rights eroding away , so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws . Jamie also has a stand up sense of humour ..
Posted by CZIMMER, a DUI client, Flag
Jamie Balagia from day one made me feel that there is no case that is not able to be won. His skill, knowledge, experience and highly educated lawyers that also help handle all the cases (Tristian Dau!) are a power house of an attorney team. I would recommend you and I already recommend friends to put their trust into Jamie Balagia (the Dude) and you will not be disappointed! If he asks you or tells you to do something, don't ask why just do it! It is always some part of the plan or strategy to take it in for the win! Jamie Balagia and Tristian Dau took my case to trial by judge and jury with a grim chance of a win. With their two differently unique antics and techniques absolutely blew the case and the prosecutors out of the water! It had to of been one of the coolest things to ever personally witness. I can not thank the person enough who referred me to Jamie or God for putting me in connection with Jamie Balagia, the man who changed and saved my life! I owe him and his team so much! I would only recommend The Dude and his team.
Posted by Joel, a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested for DWI and was referred to Mr. Balagia by a very good friend of mine. Mr. Balagia and his staff have always been very responsive to my questions and keeping me informed; they treated me with dignity and respect through a rather difficult situation. I am very pleased with the competent legal representation I received!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I recently got in some legal trouble and called Jamie's office. No, he was not the one that I met with to discuss my case, but I didn't expect someone as busy and successful as him would be. Although he did come in and make a loud and entertaining appearance. Since my case has started, everyone in the office has been extremely helpful. Yes, it is expensive, but they are more than fair with payment plans and down payments. The reason I chose Jamie was because he got my friend's marijuana case dismissed. He is the best. Everyone smiles or shrinks in their chair when he enter the court room. No one else is worth the money.
Posted by Chad, a DUI client, Flag
I hired Mr. Balagia's team for my DWI case. We were able to get a Pre-Trial Diversion. Fees are alittle high but well worth every cent. The lawyer(s) who were assigned to me responsed to every communication within a reasonable time frame. Still working with the team and they have done an excellent job. Would I recommend the firm, yes, and I have already.
Posted by son, a DUI client, Flag
I highly recommend James, he has the best team to gather information and source. I am always able to contact them and they always give me the information I needed. I receive letter from them every time there's information I need to know and they handle everything in professional manners.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Balagia seems to be a good guy. Very expensive, we never got call backs, which was very frustrating, given all his hype about "we will walk you through the process" I had to call other lawyers for information.