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Our family retained Marcie Gardner to represent our Mom when she was arrested for our Dad’s mercy killing. This was an extremely complicated and challenging case for the best Attorneys out there. The DA charged our Mom with First Degree Murder. Dad was in a Nursing Home, almost completely non-responsive, and probably had weeks to live. Mom has always been an upstanding, caring person who has always gone out of her way to help others at her own expense. She has been helping Dad stay at home for decades since his disability started and always put his health before hers. She has many medical issues of her own, and is an extremely fragile Diabetic. When Dad passed away, the Police questioned Mom and she made a very damaging statement to them. In the beginning, we were not even aware that the Police were considering Dad’s death as a crime. We thought he had passed away of Natural Causes. They simply stated that they needed to ask Mom some questions. Mom’s statement combined with other evidence gave the Police cause to arrest her and charge her. We contacted Marcie after researching Criminal Defense Attorneys and reading so many positive reviews online about her. We talked to another Attorney who was significantly more expensive and not as seasoned in this type of challenging case. Marcie took the case and never looked back. She is well respected by the courts and DA office as an excellent Attorney. Marcie was always understanding, caring and patient with Mom despite often having to explain many things multiple times to make sure she understood. She never sugar coated anything and always gave multiple options. She took the time to make sure that everyone in the Family understood the options, along with the pros and cons. Over the course of 9 months trying to get the best possible outcome for Mom and the entire Family, there were several curve balls that came up from the DA. Marcie took them in stride and adapted without blinking an eye. When Mom was having serious episodes of Low Blood Sugar, Marcie went above and beyond getting the court to provide a court order to West Valley Detention Center to ensure that her medical needs were being met. Even though the Court doesn’t have jurisdiction over the jail, it was enough to get the Jail’s attention and start taking her Diabetes more seriously. West Valley consulted with her Diabetic Doctor to make sure that her Diabetes was being handled appropriately. The end result of this case was getting a reduced plea for Voluntary Manslaughter with 3 Years. That was the lowest possible term for Voluntary Manslaughter. Marcie went through extensive lengths of providing additional mitigating information and meeting with the DA to try to get the lesser charge of Involuntary Manslaughter. In spite of Family talking with the DA directly (multiple times) and Marcie putting together the best possible argument for reducing the plea (meeting face to face with the decision makers), the DA’s office was not willing to go any lower on the plea. Unfortunately, many times the DA’s decisions are driven by Politics and they don’t want to appear “soft” regardless of how many mitigating factors you put in front of them. Even though it was absolutely the only option that we would have short of taking it to trail, I could tell that this outcome bothered Marcie personally and she truly cared about Mom. She was doing everything possible to try to get Probation so she could be released. Because of Mom’s health issues, anything over 3 years had a very strong possibility of her not living to see freedom due to her Diabetic challenges. With 3 years, at least there was light at the end of the tunnel. Marcie’s costs were significantly lower than many other Attorneys. We would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone who is in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney. We wish the circumstances of meeting Marcie were different - but in spite of that our Family not only considers her an excellent Attorney, but also a Friend.
I was facing felony charges of grand theft and possession of stolen property. My family and I never had to deal with accusations or court proceedings of any kind before. Unfortunately, we went through two other attorneys who were incompetent (in my opinion) before finding Marcie! From the beginning Marcie was committed to defending my cause working late nights and weekends with me. We forged a solid partnership and shared lots of information as we built up our defense. Marcie's experience and expertise is unmatched in my opinion. Ultimately, after a year and a half and a trial the charges were dismissed and I am able to begin moving forward with my life.
Marcie's representation rates are more than fair for her level of commitment and experience.
Thank You Marcie for your professionalism and believing in my innocence. My family and I are in a better place today with your help.
I was falsely accused of domestic violence, and was really worried this was going to ruin my life. I searched for a lawyer talking with many,decided on Marcie,and am so glad I did. She chose the right strategy,worked hard, and had both my charges dismissed. She was always thorough explaining to me what was going on, and always put my mind at ease. I would highly reccommend Marcie to everyone shes an amazing lawyer!!!
I was in a very desperate situation and not only did she return my call after hours but she gave me guidance and was willing and able to appear for me and my situation at a moments notice. Honesty and true integrity.
Marcie is an excellent attorney she knows her stuff. I was facing two with half in the county jail .
I'm the soul provider for my family Mrs. Gardner got me probation no jail time Marcie is the business ..!
Marcie was able to handle the City of Fontana attorney and had the charges placed against me reduced to nearly zero affect on my life. She handled everything as I could not tread through the legal process by myself. I was so relieved when she came to me and my husband with a settlement and rid the city from ever trying to impose their will on this homeowner.
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
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!
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.
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.