Posted by a client
I am an active duty officer and I also work in law enforcement. I live in a large city and I frequently walk or take public transportation any time I go for drinks with friends. A few months ago, I was visiting a small rural community, and it was nice weather so I walked to a local restaurant and I visited with a few local people as we had a few drinks. Upon my walk back home, the city police saw me walking along the street and an officer stopped me and roughly hand cuffed me (left bruises for several days). He placed me in the back of a police car and I had to spent the night in jail. The following morning, I was "processed" with fingerprints, mug shots, and I had to go before the Magistrate Judge and I was ticketed for public intoxication. They kept telling me that this is the lowest of offenses, the equivalent to a traffic ticket. Due to the nature of my job, and the fact that I am in a public trust position and my job requires me to go into jails on a regular basis, a clean security clearance is required.
I chose Mr. Esparza, due to his understanding of the military system, and he understands the relevance of having accusations that could be considered unbecoming of an officer. He diligently worked for several months, and eventually was afforded the opportunity to meet with the city prosecutor. Between the two of them, they unearthed several inconsistencies in my case and the prosecutor was, "alarmed" at some of the things that Mr. Esparza found in my complaint that was incorrect. At the end of their meeting, the prosecutor met with the Judge and made the recommendation to totally discharge my case.
I read some of these other reviews, and my experience with Mr. Esparza was the same. He was available anytime I called. His office staff was also very friendly and helpful. I am very appreciative of Mr. Esparza's persistence and expertise.
Posted by Jenkins
When my husband was charged with an Article 15 and a separation board after having an outstanding 6 years with the Navy, my husband got in trouble for using work out supplements that contained amphetamines. I was terrified that my husband would lose his career and I immediately found Esparza through amazing reviews and they couldn't be any more right. As soon as we met with him he was very knowledgeable and responsive to all of our needs. He always informed us of everything that was happening before the separation board. Mr. Esparza worked really hard to put the best defense case for my husband that resulted in him saving his career and benefits that he earned serving almost 7 years. The separation board voted no misconduct and Mr. Esparza was able to retain him in the Navy. He has by far exceeded our expectations. I will recommend him to all my colleagues and friends. Thank You a million times Mr. Esparza.
Posted by a Military Law client
I contacted Mr. Esparza initially when I was accused for a case of sexual assault. Mr. Esparza represented me through out the time period for my case that led to a general court martial. Mr. Esparza’s dedication to my case and his legal knowledge are particularly noteworthy. He consulted and rightfully guided me at every step of my case. He excels in the field of military law and forms a great working relationship with his client. Thanks to Mr. Esparza, my case led to a complete acquittal of all charges at the general court martial. This was only possible because of the combination of his knowledge, his experience, his commitment and dedication to my case leading to the desired outcome. I highly recommend Joseph Esparza.
Posted by a Military Law client
Mr. Esparza represented my son in a court martial for various charges violating military law. He handled the case in a timely and professional manner, proving that the charges were false and vindictive. Charges were dropped, clearing my son to continue a life befitting a combat veteran.
Posted by Harold
Having found myself in a "precarious" criminal situation I sought out and hired what I would consider the best in the area, Mr. Joseph Esparza. Not only did he exude the traits of a professional with his impeccable knowledge and experience, but his overall command of the legal craft along with a stalwart preceding reputation were an assurance. Mr. Esparza always allowed for common rapport at anytime. Any and all inquiries concerning my case were handled forthright. Check his reputation, credentials and record, one cannot do better. Top of the list recommendation here.
Posted by Richard
I did my homework and decided to call Mr. Esparza to handle my son's case. Within fifteen minutes Mr. Esparza had talked with the county court and found out that my son was expected in court the next morning. Mr. Esparza also found out my son was going to be represented by a court appointed lawyer with no military experience and as I found out later he was just going to plead out my sons case.
It was end of day and Mr. Esparza stayed late so I could go to his office and meet with him. I retained his services. He meet with my son the next morning and moved for a new court date so he could investigate my sons case. Mr. Esparza with my sons permission kept me informed and responded to my calls in a timely manner. In the end he got my sons case dismissed. My son is a young adult and has a long life in front of him I appreciate the attention he gave my son to understand the importance of getting a just trial.
Finally, the one thing that impressed me was that anytime I called if Mr. Esparza was available he took my calls and if he wasn't there he always called back.
Posted by Samy
I was facing a frivolous claim. As a professional I was worried the impact this claim would have on my career. I did some research and interviewed a few attorneys. Everyone promised to bring the claim to a conclusion, but none gave me the confidence to have the claim completely dismissed. Sure many attorneys made promises. What set Joseph apart was his professionalism and realistic strategy to get the job done. Before I discussed the options and plan of action with Joseph; he had already researched the law statute, the parameters the DA had to meet to get a conviction and the plan to get my case dismissed. I was beyond impressed! This was something other attorney’s promised but did not deliver. I knew at that point he was the right guy to accomplish the job. When it came time to appear in court, Joseph was so efficient that the DA dropped all charges with out me even making an appearance. Unfortunately the original claimant decided to make another allegation in another jurisdiction. I was so impressed by Joseph aggressiveness to provide me with the wanted end result; I retained his firm once more. He personally made the 2-hour drive several times, with out me having to make one appearance. He even went as far tying any loose ends while I dealt with the frustration of the frivolous claims. He contacted my family members, my direct supervisor and any other agency that needed to be contacted. Other attorneys may do this, but will charge you at their hourly rate. Joseph did all this with out charging me any additional fees. His assistance with this difficult time went beyond our agreed retainer fee. I give him the highest possible recommendation. He goes above and beyond for each of his clients to get the job done and make it as easiest as possible for you. I am extremely grateful for his assistance
Posted by Emmanuel
Mr. Esparza represented me in a court martial and I couldn't have been more happier with his service. He was professional, courteous, and answered any questions that I had. He helped me through the entire process step by step. During trial he was tenacious and was always on the attack. He fought for his client. His knowledge on military law enabled a motion to be suppressed and ultimately get a charge thrown out. The final verdict ended with no confinement and no discharge. This went beyond my expectations. I highly recommend him especially to my fellow service members. You won't be disappointed!
Posted by Leo
I can not be more happy with the experience I received working with Joseph. Due to his hard work and knowledge of the law, I received a full acquittal on all the charges. Joseph listened to my recommendations, is calm and collected and worked hard on my case. He left no stone under turned and due to his knowledge he was able to keep the prosecution guessing. Joseph was very accessible in that I could call or come down to his office at any time if need be to discuss the case. He consistently worked long hours to ensure my success. I am glad I decided to go with Joseph who replaced previous council I had hired. I believe the results speak for themselves on Joseph's performance...FULL ACQUITTAL. I believe Joseph should be anyone's FIRST choice if in the same situation.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I hired Mr. Esparza back in 2010. He was very knowledgable and understanding. During the whole process, he never made me feel less than human as some other attorneys I met with did. I felt very comfortable with him and his associate from day one. He had a professional working relationship with the districti attorney's office and was able to make a plea bargain that resulted in no jail/prison time. I am very thankful that I was referred to his firm by a friend. I would definitely recommend him again.