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Posted by a client
Like any other case, I was in a load of trouble. I had just been accepted into medical school and was arrested for a DUI. I literally thought my life was over. I had agreed to an on scene breathalizer and field sobriety test. Two things that my peers told me never to do when getting arrested. I really thought I had no hope for my case.
I immediately went home and began searching for a lawyer to help me. After visiting a few lawyers, Michael's background and expertise really stood out to me. Fast forward nine months: I am still going to medical school (woo!), there is no DUI on my record (knocked down to an exhibition of speed), and I was able to drive till the day I had to leave for school. Micheal really worked wonders. Everything I wished to come true; came true.
If you are ever in a sticky situation like I was in, it's definitely worth it to visit Micheal and see what he has to say.
Posted by Stacy
Life was going good, I had three girls and was six months pregnant with my first little boy. All that changed in August of 2014 when various police agencies came into our place of business, guns drawn and pounding on the doors. Before I knew what was happening my husband was arrested and I was left there not knowing what to do. In an instance my world had been turned upside down and I was faced with having to figure out how to put the pieces back together.
Fortunately we were referred to Michael Kraut so my husband and I made an appointment to see him immediately. Walking into his office I was a nervous and hormonal wreck, everything felt like it was slowly disappearing. The business that my husband and I had built over the past ten years was in jeopardy and the stress was taking its toll on me and the baby. We didn't tell our family or friends of the situation, we were embarrassed and scarred.
Michael Kraut meet with us in his office and we went over the details of our case. He did mention that he was a former DA and I made it a point to google him on our car ride home. The fact that he wasn't afraid to go up against the police in his quest for justice was a huge deciding factor. Yes, he was straight forward and to the point. Which I didn't mind, after all we were there on a serious matter not to mingle and make friends. He listened to every question, concern or comment, and always responded to messages regardless of the time of day. He even answered his phone when on vacation.
Some may question his fee however I think you get what you pay for. Don't expect a Ferrari while only paying for a Ford. Michael Kraut was truly worth every dollar we spent.
Our case ended up lasting longer than any of us could have anticipated, a total of 10 months. Through trial Michael Kraut was able to expose discrepancies in police filings, detective perjury and falsification of evidence. We were twice offered a plea deal, both times Michael Kraut counseled us on whether or not to take it, and both times we rejected the offer. He had faith in us, and more importantly he cared about how the outcome would affect our family. Any conviction whether felony or misdemeanor would have forced us to close our doors.
He knew how high the stakes were for us and fought tirelessly in our defense. In June of this year our case was officially dismissed.
As I mentioned previously, we did not go to Michael Kraut's office in attempt to make a friend. Through our legal journey many things have happened but one incident has stood out among the rest. Our family grew and I delivered a healthy baby boy in November. In May we were in the middle of our second trial when my six month old son had an accident that resulted in a head injury. We were flown to Children's Hospital Los Angeles where we remained for five days. It was during this time that Michael Kraut surprised me the most. As I sat there crying in my sons hospital room Michael Kraut walked in with a hot meal and a hug. At that moment I knew that he didn't just care about us as a client but along the way we had somehow become friends.
Thank you Michael Kraut for giving us our life back. I will be forever grateful for your services.
Posted by shawnspencer03
HELPED ME TURN A "BURGLARY FELONY" INTO "NO CONVICTION!" INCREDIBLE!
IF YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY, LOOK NO FURTHER!
As soon as I walked into Attorney Michael Kraut's office and spoke to him about my arrest, I felt the genuine concern and his willingness to help me in any way that he can. He met myself and my entire family during my first consultation. He is highly knowledgeable and takes great pride in his work with every single one of his clients. Immediately after I told him my story about my arrest for burglary, he looked at my parents and especially at my mother and said, "I will make sure to give you back your son completely clean and without any problems." And from that moment on, I had absolutely no doubt that I would be able to continue my life without a single blemish on my record.
Michael Kraut updated me throughout the case as soon as there were advancements and gave me great hope every time we spoke. There were several court hearings and he managed to rid me of my problems and the mistake that I made.
I was arrested for a burglary felony which turned into a misdemeanor in a matter of a few days and eventually to NO CONVICTION.
Thanks to Michael Kraut, I can continue studying, have a great career, and have a future! I am forever grateful! And if you need an attorney for a felony, misdemeanor, DUI,etc. he is the only person that you should be speaking to. Do not waste your time with other attorneys. He is THE BEST in the business!
Posted by Kelly
Due to my lack of poor judgement, I recently found myself in need of representation. Without knowing where to look, I resorted to google where I was able to find 2 lawyers with whom I met with to discuss possibly retaining 1 of them. I had no idea what I was up against or who would be the better fit. I was arrested for a felony and Michael told me that early intervention might make the difference. Michael was able to get the prosecution to only file a misdemeanor. I chose Michael Kraut because I strongly believed he was the best due to his prior experience and relationships within the legal system and confident he could get me the best outcome possible. I just prayed about it, after all the only hands big enough to turn over your problems to is God. I prayed that I had the made the right decision in hiring Mr. Kraut and that he would allow Mr. Kraut to give the best defense possible according to his will and also really favorable to me, even though I probably wasn’t too deserving of such a request. Mr. Kraut got me in right away for my consultation, after retaining him anytime that I reached out to Michael via text, phone or e-mail he always got back to me promptly. I went to court with Michael as I wanted to get this resolved so I didn't have to worry a day longer! Once Mr. Kraut came in he was talking to the Prosecutors and Judge more than any other Lawyer in that room, it was apparent the connections & friendships he had with all of them. He never promised me an outcome, he just told me he wouldn’t stop trying to get me the best possible result and I strongly believe that he did. Provided I finish my community service hours which I will be sure of, my entire case will be dismissed with no fine, no record and no jail time. I don’t know if there was a better outcome than that.. it’s hard to imagine that there is. Thank you so much, Michael!
Posted by a client
I was and am a client of Mike Kraut and have had such an incredible experience working with him. I'm sober 8 months now, but when I met mike, I had been arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and my mom found hi via word of mouth, he came highly recommended. I was extremely terrified and having never been in legal trouble before, had no clue on what to do or where to go. Mike took constant time and care when dealing with me and my family in my scared state and not only went above and beyond his duties as my lawyer, but really took the time to listen and console me and provide me with an incredibly strong foundation for the incredible life I have now. I recommend him to anyone and everyone and my family and I are eternally grateful for his generosity and kindness throughout this whole case. He has been a real lifesaver.
Posted by Raquel
I found Michael Kraut on Avvo.com last year. I was stopped by CHP and I refused to take a sobriety test. I was taken into custody and released but only after did I realize how serious a DUI refusal was. As soon as I made the phone call to Michael, he guided me through the complexity of getting all my paperwork, my testimony and the mindset and courage to face what was going to be a difficult & challenging road ahead that is the realm of a DUI refusal. He worked miracles behind the scenes, and because of his connections with the DA and the DMV, his excellent timing and his intelligence, my DMV hearing was closed (cop didn't appear) and no case was filed. He truly is a miracle worker and he is thorough, meticulous and worked with me to prepare to fight and win. I truly think that my choice to hire Michael was the BEST decision I made and only he has the skills that helped me not lose my license and win.
Posted by MattVictorDeLeonTravers
Michael Kraut is worth every penny! He got my case closed and I served no Jail Time or Dui fees. I would definitely recommend to anyone in searching for an attorney. He's quick and punctual on time deadlines and informs you on every step of the way. Very Friendly.
Posted by a client
Harvard-educated criminal defense lawyer Michael E. Kraut re-instilled my confidence during my free twenty-thirty minute consultation with him, during which time he gave me excellent legal and personal advice to help me solve my problems. I admire his skill. On top of all this, he always contacts you immediately-- within minutes and always answers his phone calls. I underestimated traffic and how long it would take to attend my consultation with him so I was an late but he had the consideration to tell me to still come in and saw me within ten minutes as soon as he finished consulting another client. He is also flexible on pricing and was kind enough to work with me regarding pricing. He is generous and seems like he truly cares about his clients. I have never spoken with anyone so professional and well-spoken. Thank you for your time, Michael E. Kraut!
Posted by a client
I was arrested for possession of concentrated marijuana, even though I had a valid doctor's recommendation. Not wanting to risk my future (I am an attorney), I reached out to Michael Kraut because of his outstanding AVVO ratings and reviews.
These reviews are very accurate. Mike is straightforward but also understanding. I would walk into his office depressed and scared and would walk out hopeful that everything would turn out ok. Mike was VERY responsive and kept me informed about the developments of my case.
The fact that Mike is a former DA is significant because Mike has built relationships with the current judges and prosecutors, the people who now hold your future in their hands (I'm assuming you are reading this because you are in a similar position as I once was). For me, Mike was able to have my the charges against me withdrawn, meaning that I was never formally charged.
Bottom line, Mike is expensive but worth it. Why risk your future over a few thousand dollar difference between Mike and then next attorney. I am very satisfied with what Mike did for me and look forward to Mike helping me again in having my arrest record sealed.
Posted by Abi
My brother and I are very impressed with Michael's help with our case. He is very easy to talk to and kept us informed. He is honest and didn't beat around the bush! We are very glad this case was in great hands.