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Posted by Andrew S, a DUI client, Flag
Jodi was the best choice I could have made, when I was arrested for DWI I was so scared and she made the entire process a breeze. Jodi was on time to every court date which took place over a 2 year period, I trusted every piece of advice she gave me and It paid off big time my DWI was DISMISSED!!!!!
Posted by Douglas, a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested for DWI in 2010 for the first and only time. I was inexperienced and did not know what to do or who to turn to. Initially I was stressed and nervous. Having received a letter of invitation, I contacted Jodi Soyars. Immediately I felt I had made the right decision when Ms. Soyars began to ask a few questions and explain the "lay of the land" with regards to my particular case and what I could expect. I was never disappointed. Ms. Soyars exercised patience as I expressed fears and concerns and assured me that she was on my side and would seek the best result possible. Of course she could not guarantee that the court would decide my case in my favor. She explained that according to the law, one is innocent until proven guilty and that the burden of proof was upon the state. With each interaction, whether by phone or in person, I grew more confident in the integrity and professionalism of Ms. Soyars and her legal experience. I knew that I was following a competent guide. The first thing Ms. Soyars urged me to do was to commit to writing my recollection of what actually took place the night of my arrest and submit this and any other information pertinent to my case to her office as soon as possible. She expressed that it would take time to get resolution in my case and that my memory of the event would fade. Months passed and there were numerous appearances required of me by the court. Each and every step of the way, Ms. Soyars or her assistant handled all interactions with the court on my behalf. This greatly relieved my level of stress. After approximately six appointments to appear in court, the day finally came when I felt sure that my case would be tried before a jury. This is something that initially I dreaded. However I grew more and more confident that if Ms. Soyars determined it was the best course to take that it was the best course to take. Ms. Soyars had carefully studied all the facts of my case available to her and developed a plan that she believed could provide the best opportunity for me to be cleared of this charge. On the day that I thought I was going to go before a jury, Ms. Soyars expertly and successfully argued my case before the judge to prove that there was inconsistency in the officer's report supporting the charge against me and not sufficient cause for my arrest. The judge reviewed the report for himself and agreed with Ms. Soyars and ruled in my favor to suppress the charges and dismiss my case without penalty. The state considers all DWI charges to be very serious and in the beginning of this process indicated it would seek maximum penalty. I did not know until the final moments of my interactions with Ms. Soyars and the court what the outcome of my case would be. So I was greatly relieved with the judge's dismissal and deeply grateful to Ms. Soyars. I felt that she more than honored her professional commitment in every detail and succeeded in getting the best possible result in my case. There is never a guarantee of what may result from legal charge like the one against me, but I can say with confidence that Ms. Soyars will handle any case brought to her to the very best of her professional and experienced ability.
Posted by Carrie, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I have been corresponding through AVVO with Ms. Soyars and reached out to her by telephone. She went above and beyond without my even retaining her services to make a few inquiries on my behalf. She was honest, forthright and seems to have integrity.
Posted by samara, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
my husband needed a crimal defense attorney. we hired mrs soyars on monday and by wednesday she had his case dropped. she did everything she promised to do and most attorneys dont promise things because they said they cant do that. she worked until we had the results that we hoped for. i was very happy with her services and would definately hire her again.