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I retained Charles for a DUI and was convicted. My issue isn't with my conviction however, it was with my representation. Not once has Charles ever returned one of my phone calls. My case went to trial Not once did Charles return my phone calls--never He would tell me literally the night before court that I needed to be there the next day. In fact, every single court hearing with he and I, I learned of the night before--EXCEPT my trial when I was actually told TWO days in advance It was agreed from the start I needed an expert witness to testify on my behalf. Come the DAY BEFORE TRIAL, he told me he decided not to do that. Before hiring him, every lawyer I went and interviewed told me unequivocally that if they took the case, they would have an expert witness come and testify on my behalf. This was Charles and I agreement--or so I thought The day before trial when he and I did meet, he was 40 minutes late and spent a total of 20 minutes with me. 5 min before I left that meeting he told me he was going to have me testify. He did not tell me what he was going to ask or what I should say, how I should address things or anything to that effect. He didn't tell me what the prosecution was going to ask me and how to prepare for those questions. All he said was that he was going to put me on the stand to ask me about my occupation and my volunteer work The MAJOR piece of evidence in my case was a dash cam video tape of which I didn't even view before trial!! He's a fraud. He's insensitive. My mother had a stroke the day before trial and he didn't even bother to offer his condolences. AFter they found me guilty he told me when to come to court again for my hearing and that was it. He simply walked off and didn't say anything. Charles was completely unprepared in court. He had a few good points but completely lacked the ability to bring it all home. He kept rambling on about things that were soooo minor and irritating to the jury and completely skipped over the parts that could have actually won the trial Don't waste your money. I'm sorry I had. Hopefully he'll read this message so he can hear what I have to say because I have no way of telling him personally (as stated before he does not return phone calls). If he is reading, Charles you should be ashamed and embarrassed!
Charlie was there for me when I needed him. He was able to answer all of my questions. I've always heard that lawyers are liars, but Charlie really fought my charges as though he was a friend defending me. It's clear to see that Charlie has been around the block when it comes to criminal defense and it seemed as though his connections were never ending.
He unprofessionally spoke about me to my new attorney when handing over my case file. He was very often late and unprepared. He was even reading the police report in front of the judge in court. He handed me off to his civil rights partner to go to court with me while he went on vacation. The civil rights partner could not make any decisions. This case should have been thrown out within three months. He had a private meeting with my friends about me and discussed my case with them without my presence. My friends were paying for the attorney fees.
Charlie was great. He got me dismissed. Well until I was threatened in open court with a refile. Charlie turned to me and said "I have never seen this before"
At that moment I was powerless. I was told by him I could walk out freely. But if I wante them "MCSO" to leave me alone I could just accept the plea of $50.00 fine and DV Class.
At this current moment I am jobless, suffering from a stress related disease, my children have been taken away from me by the insane women who falsely had me arrested to cover up her suicide attempt.
I asked Charlie to help me file for the rule 32 for relief. I got no help. I think he owes me one, just one favor. Help live out my days peacefully as I only have a few years maybe to live.
Charlie was also a witness to the MCSO's (led by my wife and mother) whom planned to have me taken away to UPS and then the annex. I lost my second job of the year. I am tired of being abused. I have new evidence. I am posting this for you Charlie. I need your help. I don't want your representation. I just want your help. I paid you and was honest. You are a good man. I am sorry I had to post this. But I have no choice. If you would hear the whole story and see what I have you may understand what and why I am asking for it. God bless you.
"Charlie is the pit bull you want on your side. He is friendly, out-going, cares about his clients, and sees what he needs to do to get the job done. While other attorneys care about themselves, I felt like Charlie was behind me 100%. He listened to what was important to me. I'd recommend that anyone looking for an attorney call Charlie Naegle and see what he can do for you."
We hired Charlie Naegle to help us resolve a criminal charge my son was facing. Mr. Naegle went above and beyond, making sure we were informed and aware of every step in the process. He is fair and really uses his connections in the system to make sure my son received a fair judgement. We were extremely happy and will turn to Mr. Naegle with any future legal questions or concerns.