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Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
My case was one of extreme challenges. numerous counts, charges and plaintiffs . I felt I had no chance of proving these accusations were false but I had to fight. Marcie took on the challenge and never looked back. She stood by me and for me, every step of the way through two trials. She was always honest and when we would hit a stumbling block, she never sugar coated anything. we worked as a team and I was involved in the decision makings every step of the way. She kept my family sane which in itself, I'm sure, was a great chore. The only promise she ever made to me was that I would get the very best defense she had to give and that she would be open and honest through out the entire process . I received this and much more. No question was so insignificant that she did not take time to explain and she always returned calls from my family in a timely manor as my family nor I ever had dealings with legal issue of this type or magnitude. Her legal knowledge is amazing and her courtroom presence is awesome! I thank her for her support, kindness, diligence, honesty and professionalism. I give her the highest recommendation to anyone who need the very best.
My entire case was dismissed
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Marcie represented our son who was charged with possession of marijuana while he was in college (20 yrs old). Marcie met with him, was able to explain what he could expect , kept us informed with his permission (we live out of state), and did a great job representing him in court. Whenever any of us had questions, Marcie was able to answer them quickly and clearly. I highly recommend hiring her!
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client,
Marcie was the best decision our family made. Kept us informed of every and all details. Marcie was always available and didn't play phone tag with her. She gave us all the options available and went from there. She called or emailed us before she went to court. Hit and Run misdemeanor was dropped to an infraction.
Posted by Jennifer, a Juvenile client,
Marcie is very knowledgeable and went above and beyond in fighting for our family. She is sensitive to needs of the family, and responds quickly and fully to questions. I am 100% sure that she is the reason our case had a positive outcome. Would recommend her again and again.
Posted by Alexander, a Criminal Defense client,
Marcie Gardner is a very knowledgable attorney who worked hard for me to have my case resolved in the best way possible. Mrs. Gardner worked very hard for me and kept me informed the entire way through out my case. She did a great job to get my misdemeanor battery dropped to an infraction because she was able to prove to the DA/ prosecutor evidence relating to my case. She is a great attorney and I would recommend her to others and use her services again if I ever need too.
Posted by Jim, a Criminal Defense client,
Ms. Gardner handled a very challenging set of circumstances exceptionally well. She represented more than 10 college students who were charged with criminal trespass while on a hiking excursion. Several of the students were not U.S. citizens, which further complicated the matter. Ms. Gardner's diplomacy with the sheriff, district attorney, and the court were all superb. Thanks to her exceptional legal research and skills, the matter was satisfactorily resolved for every student involved. I highly recommend Ms. Gardner for any criminal matter with the highest degree of confidence.
Posted by Jing, a Criminal Defense client,
Ms. Gardener is the nicest lawyer I ever spoke to over the phone. I never met her, but she provided all the informations I needed to resolve the case without hiring her. When I offered to compensate her for the hours she talked to me over the phone, she told me "don't worry about it, that is what she does". She recommended me to use public defender to help me since it cost me more to hire her. It turned out she was right. I will recommend her to anyone who needs help. I hope every attorney is as nice as her and every attorney gives honest advice like Ms.Gardner
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
I never imagined getting into trouble with the law, but the unthinkable happened when two cops showed up out of nowhere and decided to search my friend and me, finding a firearm for defense, registered but without a CCW permit. Against all odds, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but in finding Marcie I was given a second chance, and upon the fourth pre-trial hearing my case was dismissed with a motion to suppress.
Terrified from the beginning at the possible consequences of my mistake, I consulted with numerous lawyers, many with outrageous fees for a misdemeanor who were eager to attain my business with inflated promises. I was drawn to Marcie through Avvo and her website, called her, and from the start she was straightforward, honest, knowledgeable, reasonably priced, and confident to handle my case. She enabled me to take one step at a time, take every precaution, and pursue all options to dismiss my case, or at least reduce the consequences.
RELIABLE & RESPONSIVE:
Throughout six anxiety-ridden months, Marcie responded to each email and call with great consideration, care, and timeliness. To be honest, she treated me as you would expect an attorney to treat a family member who’d gotten into trouble; but, unlike in My Cousin Vinny, she knows the law, and wields its power deftly, cogently, and skillfully. There wasn’t a single time I doubted her ability, and she was always one step ahead, ready to pursue the best course of action. Much of the time she must have felt more like a therapist than a lawyer, always easing my nerves, doubts, and inquisitive mind, but she never expressed irritation or aloofness. My case always felt like her priority in dozens of emails and phone calls every step of the way, during which she remained composed and confident, yet direct with me and our options.
TACTFUL & THOROUGH:
My case was dragged on through several hearings due to the DA having trouble in gathering info from officers, the case detective, and so forth. During this time, Marcie gained continuances so that I would not be convicted without proper documentation, which never turned up. As it turns out, the DA was unable to discover any evidence, besides what the officers claimed, to support the search and seizure of my firearm. Marcie was extremely thorough in communicating with the DA on this matter, with whom she worked effectively. With the fourth pre-trial hearing around the corner and still no evidence, Marcie told the DA that she would file a motion to suppress for dismissal. The DA agreed, stating she would not oppose the motion, call officers in, or pursue the matter further. I can only imagine how effective Marcie’s communication must have been with the DA for such an ideal outcome. Had the case not been dismissed in ten minutes at the last hearing, she was prepared to negotiate with the DA on the next best scenario, having discussed with her the importance of my case’s outcome to my future. Thankfully, my case was so strong that the judge dismissed it immediately at the fourth hearing.
A SECOND CHANCE:
Overall, Marcie has given me a second chance and a way to prevent this mistake from lasting a lifetime and affecting my career, where convictions fall under great scrutiny. She was a professional attorney with knowledge, compassion, and power; a caring individual with genuine concern for me and my case; and a friend who, with the final dismissal, hugged me and urged me to stay in contact as I continue on what will be a much brighter future thanks to her perseverance, skill, and dedication. I recommend her unconditionally for any legal matter one might regrettably encounter. And now the police officer who stopped me has to live with the fact that a judge recognized his poor police work, which will reflect negatively on his duty to protect and serve, not to search and seize. With Marcie, justice undeniably prevails.
Posted by John, a Criminal Defense client,
Super friendly and personable. She helped me get my case reduced and dismissed, and made me feel comfortable even though it still is an embarrassing and shameful mistake of my past that I will never let happen again. I felt like she really cared about me as a person and not just another case. I would highly recommend Marcie to anyone that was in the same situation.
Posted by Lisa, a Criminal Defense client,
my brother had been sentenced to 25 years to life on the three strike law, once the law had over turned, i started my search for a criminal Lawyer. I spoke with many, and I wasn't really satisfied with the ones I had talked to. Once I spoke with Marcie Gardner, just speaking to her, gave me a feeling of confidence and the retainer that she asked for was very reasonable. I chose to retain her services, Marcie Gardner did whatever it took to help my brother with a successful outcome of his case, and kept us informed every step of the way. The outcome turned out to be very successful and I now have my brother home where he belongs. Looking for successful results, someone who will work for you not against you, I highly recommend Marcie Gardner.