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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Back in November 2012, I experienced one of the most horrifying nights of my life. I went out with a friend and had a few drinks. On my way home, I was pulled over by a L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy for making an illegal U-turn. The deputy asked if I had anything to drink. I replied, yes 1 drink. At which point, I was given Field Sobriety Tests and asked to blow into a breathalyzer. To my knowledge everything went well and I was fine. But I couldn't have been more wrong. Within 20 minutes, my life was turned completely upside down and would be forever changed. Although I only had a few drinks and didn't “feel” drunk, my B.A.C. was well above .08, the legal limit for driving. I was arrested and taken to jail! I had NEVER expected to find myself in such an unfortunate disaster. Being a law abiding professional person and suddenly arrested for DUI is a nightmare and very stressful.
I was beyond devastated, absolutely crushed and literally thought my life was over. As a government employee, I was in danger of losing my job and would likely be inadequate in obtaining another public service job. The possibility of being unemployed brought me much anxiety and worry. I was a wreck.
My situation was dire and would require hiring a skilled DUI attorney. I blindly began pursuing attorneys, I Googled - “DUI attorney in L.A. County” and found countless pages of DUI sites. I read tons of reviews, made several phone calls and even met with a few attorneys. It was an exhausting and daunting task. I quickly learned that it wasn't difficult to find an attorney, but it would be difficult to find the RIGHT attorney. I was looking for someone who understood my severe mental anguish and the importance of preserving my employment. I really needed someone who was going to be a strong advocate for me. I didn't feel comfortable with most of the attorneys and was losing hope. Until one night I called a number from a DUI truck.
I immediately received a call back, it was Attorney Troy Slaten. Even though it was 9:30 p.m., he still took the time to speak with me for one hour free of charge. After our conversation, I immediately knew TROY SLATEN WAS THE RIGHT ATTORNEY for me. What a HUGE relief! The difference between him and the others was that he was so sincere, compassionate and truly understood the human dynamics of the despair I was feeling. He didn't treat me like a "criminal" - he treated me more like a friend. Further, he explained everything so thoroughly, it was evident that he is an expert in handling DUI cases. Mr. Slaten provided me with peace of mind & assured me that he would represent me at BOTH the DMV and Criminal Court Cases.
DUI cases are quite complex and confusing. It’s difficult to understand the differences between the DMV case and criminal case. He was there for me every step of the way during BOTH cases. I honestly don’t know how I would've survived without him. He’s a true DUI expert who knows exactly how to navigate through the criminal court system and bureaucracy madness at the DMV.
My B.A.C. was 0.13 and it was pretty cut and dry. A 30 day mandatory suspension of my Driver’s License and DUI conviction seemed pretty much inevitable. But Attorney Troy Slaten is so skilled at DUI law that he was able to produce unbelievable and OUTSTANDING results!! He prevented the suspension of my driver’s license AND got both DUI charges against me dismissed and reduced to a “Wet” Reckless.
Bottom line is, don't depend on the a public defender, don't just hire any attorney, hire an expert to give you the same passion and perseverance that someone like Attorney Troy Slaten is going to give to you. He’s sharp, extremely talented and a wonderful human being. I am forever grateful to Attorney Troy Slaten & his team for helping me through one of the darkest times in my life. Today I still have my job and can finally see things moving forward in a positive way. People like Troy truly make the world a better place.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was so dispirited by having been wrongfully accused. I had broken no law and done nothing wrong. I was ready to plead and just get it over with, then I talked to Slaten. He worked for a year and, in the end, won a dismissal. Nothing on my record. He's terrific.
Posted by Larissa, a DUI client, Flag
I had 2 duis, the second one being while on probation and I saw really no hope of getting out of this without jail time. Troy took on my case and worked with me with the million questions I had. He has a lot of knowledge he told me everything I need to do and I didnt have to go back to jail. I was just terrified of everything and he walked me through it every time that was so important. I strongly recommend him he's sharp!
Posted by Adeline, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Troy did an outstanding job in representing my brother. My family does not have enough words that can show our appreciation for Troy. He was superbly efficient and professional in our case. My brother’s case was victorious due to his dedication and perseverance throughout the entire time handling our case. I would recommend his services to anyone who needs legal assistance. I offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
When I got my DUI I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I had a buddy tell me about this amazing lawyer that was able to help him out with his case. Troy went after my case like a shark and represented me like I was family. I wouldn't ever recommend any attorney except Troy. Thank you to him for helping me in a time of need.
Posted by Christina, a DUI client, Flag
I am convinced I would be sitting in jail if it wasn't for Mr. Slaten.
Not only did he get my fine reduced and sentence he was vigilant that I participate in a recovery program. He even called me to check in and see how I was, after my case was complete. For every question I had Troy knew the laws and explained it to me in terms I could understand.
If you want a lawyer you know has your best interest at play rather than their own gain- choose Troy.
I got the info off a truck I seen around town, and I'm sure glad I did. He cares and responds as soon as he can, he lets YOU know you're important NOT your money.
Posted by Sean, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
If my son was on trial for murder Troy would be the attorney that I'd want to represent us. Troy is knowledgable and is a fighter; he's not intimated by the courts and he'll use an array of defenses to get the best possible outcome on your case.
Posted by TameTheDrew, a DUI client, Flag
Troy Slaten is a knowledgeable and incredibly smart attorney that sees his clients as people and gets to know them instead of looking at them as case numbers or dollar signs. As a paralegal, I know what to look for and what to avoid when retaining an attorney.
To my surprise, Troy Slaten was the one who gave me my initial free consultation. I did not speak to a legal assistant or paralegal (they cannot give out legal advice), I spoke directly with Mr. Slaten. After speaking with him, relaying my fears and concerns, Mr. Slaten put into effect a stellar plan of action. His understanding of the principality of the legal system is unrivaled and it is no surprise that he holds a high esteem with many others in the legal system. Needless to say, Mr. Slaten achieved a victory in court on my behalf and throughout the process he ALWAYS made time to take my calls or return them immediately. He continues to do so whenever I have any legal questions.
Throughout the process, I did not speak to any other associate, a paralegal; only Troy Slaten who was my attorney. Not only is he victorious in the courts, Troy Slaten is also a legal correspondent for the E! Entertainment Network. I thank God that I retained Troy Slaten. Anyone who is looking for a real, sincere, compassionate, and superbly effective attorney should hire Troy Slaten.
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
I was applying for a job that requires a clean driving record, and right before the process I was pulled over for excessive speed. I hired Mr. Slaten to defend me, as I would be denied this job if the ticket hit my record. Mr. Slaten kept me completely informed as to what would happen, and the possible outcomes. I never had to appear in court, and my ticket was completely dismissed. I owe him big time. Thank you!!!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was facing several charges in Beverly Hills court. Troy said that he used to work for the DA's office there. Whatever! He got my f-ing case DISMISSED!!!!!!!!! I would never use another criminal attorney again, ever!! (Hopefully I will never need one again, I know, I know I was stupid.)
Posted by Lisa, a DUI client, Flag
I got a DUI in Van Nuys a few months ago. I called up and spoke to Troy Slaten who was actually the attorney who worked on my case. I've heard horror stories about bait and switch tactics from some lawyers who have sales people take the calls and then the case is handed off to someone else!
Anyway, Mr. Slaten was very professional and he got my case dismissed in court!!! No fines or anything! Since I am a traveling nurse this was super important to me. I would def recommend this law firm to anyone charged with DUI.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
He would never actively taken a part in informing me but he always got back to me if I asked. I don't think he was that concerned with my case, he was only as concerned as I wasHe misinformed me to the status of the case and when I called him on it, he acted like he did not say that, and that I was making it up. I had used their firms services before and the first time I used them, when the firm was still young and developing they were really good, as they got bigger, it seemed like they were running a factory and had no interest in my case