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Posted by Alexander, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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, Flag
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.
Posted by Paul, a Education client, Flag
Marcie understood what we needed as well being very knowledgeable. She is honest and willing to help and guide you in whatever you may need. No pressure to choose her services. We didn’t know of any Lawyers who could help our son. We were very lucky to find her. I would highly recommend using her.
Posted by Rob, a DUI client, Flag
Marcie is a very knowledgeable criminal lawyer. She advised me on my potential case outcome and I didn't have to show up to court since it was far from where I live. I just waited for her updates and was told what steps she was taking. She made the experience pretty much worry free.
Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
Our daughter, an Honor Student, was facing expulsion after she consumed Rx medication, thinking it was an over the counter ibuprofen. She had never been suspended and was now facing expulsion. Needless to say, our Family didn't know where to turn! We decided to fight the school district's decision and we won! All charges were dropped and she returned to school. Marcie was far cheaper than the online referrals that we researched. (They wanted $5,000 up front fee just to get started). Marcie was easy to talk to and she prepared us well for what we were about to face. We'll always be grateful to Marcie.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
I had a case pending but needed to move out of the state; a friend had recommended Marcie to handle the case and I am so glad to have had her on my side! Now living on the other side of the country I was very stressed about getting my case dismissed to move on with my life. She kept me informed of all my options every step of the way! And when all was said and done she got the dismissal that I needed/wanted! I would definitely recommend giving her a call to see if she is the right fit for your case!!
Posted by Harpreet, a DUI client, Flag
MArcie Gardner helped me to resolve my case within few after i contacted her . She is excellent in following up and giving updates from time to time . She guided me through every little step .
100% satisfied with the services !!
Posted by Dennis, a Appeals client, Flag
Marcie Gardner is the best because she was able to help me with my legal situation in 1 week time after I had been trying for 14 months to no avail. We had e-mail contact and then an appointment. She took my information and two days later I was hearing from my parole agent. He was now getting right on the problem to fix it. She rates an excellent in all matters. Even in her price. If I need an attorney again I will not hesitate but pick up the phone and call her. She lets you know what's going on with all aspects and follows up. She made me feel comfortable right from the start. Five minutes after talking to her I knew I was going to hire her. Had I contacted her months earlier I would have been saved a lot of heartache and money. I am now. My opinion is don't waste your time with other lawyers. Call Marcie and allow her to do what she does so well.
Posted by Marcus, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I consulted with 4 attorneys regarding my case, then I found Marcie Gardner. She gave me an immediate peace of mind when I initially called her and I looked no further. She has a great personality, she's very smart, and she will come up with a game plan and deliver as she did with regard to my case. I'm very happy and was also very impressed with Marcie Gardner's service. YOU ARE THE BEST MARCIE and thanks for helping me.
Posted by a Employment client, Flag
Marcie helped me get my job back when my employer wrongfully terminated my employment after doing a background check. I had a conviction on my record from 15 years prior to my employment that had been expunged. I contacted a handful of lawyers when I was terminated and Marice was the only one who knew the law inside and out and what my rights were. With one quick and easy call Marcie took my case and had it resolved in very quick order. My employer did not know CA law like Marcie did and they were relieved we agreed to settle it quickly. I believe they knew Marcie would have killed them in court.
Posted by Fabien, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
She listen and take time to make sure you understand every step she is going take. She present all option with every consequence and help you make a decision.
I am very happy to have her on my side and will never forget what she as done for me and my family.
Posted by David, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Marcie provided my son legal help during a very rough time in his life. Her guidance helped us get through the legal system in a way that prevented any long -term detremental legal impacts. Because of this, my son has been able to attend college and is now an honor student in his junior year at university. She allowed us to provide input and helped us stay in control of the situation that worked for us all.
Posted by Tammy, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Marcie was the icing on the cake we needed to help our daughter with her portion of charges filed against our family/business. She was willing to get in there and fight for a just outcome, and battle with the prosecutors.She was more than fair with her fees and always obtainable when we needed to contact her. She is a top notch attorney, who does actually care.
Posted by J, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My brother was beat up pretty bad by these cops. they beat him up with a flash light, taser and was put in a Ambulance to close a gash. all for sitting in his car the night of my wedding. and in front of wittnesses. IN COMES MARCIE!
Marcie treated my brother with so much compassion and understanding. she took this case as if one of her children was in legal trouble. My brother was charged with "reaching for officers weapon, evading police, and violating parole". facing 12 yrs in jail.
Marcie dug deep and found these cops also had other complains for almost the same exact thing. the police not willing to get exposed settled with a plea. ( Marcie would of taken them to school during a trial ). Marcie helped reduce the charges to a small misdemeanor " disturbing the peace" or something in that nature.
my brother is enjoying freedom, has a baby and working full time.
anybody in the IE with legal trouble choose Marcie, choose her over anybody. trust me!
Posted by Jon, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Marcie Gardner was the first lawyer I contacted that answered all of my questions up front and spoke in a manner that I could understand. I have called and spoke with many Law firms in the past and ended most calls more frustrated than before, Marcie was the first "real" lawyer to explain processes and procedures to me and to actually listen to what I was asking. I choose Marcie Gardner because I felt at ease, as I said before she listened to my concerns, addressed my questions to the best of her knowledge and was able to pool other law resources to assist me with my case. Once hired, Marcie kept me up to date with e-mail, text alerts and phone calls, whatever I was comfortable with, she was there to help. After Marcie successfully closed my case, she was available to answer any further questions I had, even refer me to another lawyer that specialized in certain types of law. I have recommended Marcie Gardner too many people, it seems I am not the only person feeling "let down" by our Judicial System; Marcie was able to lift my spirits by doing what she claimed and following through in a timely manner. I still keep in touch with Marcie, she gives me advice or just listens and if she is able to guide me, she does it with integrity and professionalism. Marcie Gardner was not an easy lawyer to find, she does very little marketing for her business. I’ve made the mistake multiple times in contacting Law firms that have a lot of advertising but fail to return phone calls, e-mail messages and if I do speak with someone, the person is a trained customer service person and not a lawyer. Marcie was a last chance call, I wanted a lawyer close to me that I felt comfortable with, someone that worked closely with the local courts and knew the “lingo”. If I had to sum up my review into a few words, I would say the same thing over and over…Thank You Marcie, you fought for me and gave me faith in our Judicial System. I recommend your services to anyone that asks, because I believe in you and what you do.
Posted by Clipper, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Ms. Gardner represented me on a civil matter about a year ago. It was a very stressful situation for me, because it involved a perpetual litigator who appeared to bully other people. With her thorough research, here resourcefulness, and her tenacity; she really helped me and eased me through a tremendously rough time. Not only am I impressed with her professionalism, she gained my respect as a caring person to boot.
Posted by Jessica, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Hi, Marcie Gardner is a fantastic lawyer who will be there from the beginning til the end who fights for you. Her prices are very reasonable and fair. No extra charges. She keeps you informed and updated through every step of the way even after your case has been resolved. Hiring her as my lawyer was the best thing i could do to win my case.!
Posted by Kelly- Rancho Cucamonga, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was arrested in May of 2010 and charged with burglary (PC 459).
First degree burglary is a "strike" offense and carries up to 6 years in state prison.
Needless to say, I was very scared and concerned with what the outcome would be. I knew I was innocent, however I also knew I needed Top Notch Representation to prove my innocence. While I was in jail waiting to be processed, my wife called and spoke with multiple attorneys. Luckily she located Marci Gardner. I needed an attorney that would fight for my rights and freedom. Marcie listened to my needs, investigated the facts and provided me with legal services that would rival the best in the industry.
Outcome- Charges dismissed, Finding of Factual Innocence granted and records sealed. The results are almost unheard of!
I cant express enough, my gratitude and thanks for Marcieâ€™s hard work and support. Marcy went up and beyond my expectations. She didnâ€™t feed me a bunch of lip service (what I expect from attorneys) or tell me â€œthis is the best offerâ€ your going to get from the DA. Marcy realized I was going to fight the charges and I was on a mission to clear my name. She accepted the task and delivered exceptional results!!!
We are in a world that is tech driven. Any blemishes on our records can be found in a nanosecond. Our right to vote, get a good job or freedom we take for granted, can be taken. I lived it during this process!
If you have found yourself needing legal representation, I highly urge you to interview multiple attorneys and pick one that has your best interest in mind. Fortunately for my family and myself, we were blessed to find Marcie Gardner.
Posted by Deborah, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I retained Marcie recently on behalf of my son. I was very wary as
our family has had some terrible experiences with attorneys in the past.
Marcie was truly a blessing. She was straight forward, honest, and communicated with me on a regular basis. She never failed to get back to me, whenever I called with questions, concerns, or even just general fears. She delivered on every single thing she said she would do and told me the truth when my expectations were unrealistic.. Marcie obtained a very favorable result for my son. I result that everyone else told me was not possible. Marcie took a chance that no other attorney was willing to take and she made it happen.. We are extremely grateful.
Posted by Wayne, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Marci Gardner, or my "Law Dog" as I like to call her, provided spectacular legal defense for me in my time of need. Mrs. Gardner was confident, reassuring, and very knowledgeable. I was up on three counts, including resisting arrest, in an incident where the police had used force against me. Here in Riverside, the D.A. very aggressively pursues cases, especially when the RPD gets physical, which left me nervous about my case. Mrs. Gardner was very thorough with the ins and outs of my case including courses of actions we could take, hiring the right investigator, what we could expect, and the best way to proceed. She was constantly available to address my concerns, even providing her cell number so I could reach her out of the office. Upon receiving the evidence in the case against me, filing several motions, and negotiating aggressively with the D.A.'s office, Marci had my charges reduced to a single Infraction which amounted to a $100.00 fine! I was ecstatic! I was facing the prospect of doing some time, and I am certain that it was the knowledge and skill of Marci Gardner's criminal defense that left me with a small fine and a clean record. I absolutely recommend her services to anyone in a tough situation that needs a solid and reliable defense attorney.
Posted by Debbie, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Marcie is an amazing lawyer. She has helped my son on two occasions and I would trust her with anything. She is honest, up front and terrific to work with. I have referred her to two other clients and she did a terrific job for them. You will never regret hiring Marcie. I cant speak enough of her. She is AWESOME!!