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Posted by Darryn, a DUI client, Flag
Peter Mesich was a pleasure to work with. I hired peter through a friend referral and at first was advised not to get a lawyer. I am very glad I did, he was very knowledgable, respectful, understanding and most important easy to contact. When I need question answered he was always available and if he had to call back it was within the hour. Peter took the time to invest in me and my case and assured me he would do whatever he could. My DUI case was a tough one and due to the circumstances and facts that were present it was a hard case to fight! Even with that, Peter made sure no stone went unturned and even got my sentencing lowered due to the things he recommended me to do and his hard work. Throughout the process Peter was informative and realistic and always gave me options of how I wanted to handle the case but did advise what was in my best interest. God forbid I get into this situation again or have someone I know go through it but IF it occurs Peter Meisch will be my go to guy!
Ooo almost forgot ... Peter Mesich was very affordable for the services he provides!
Posted by Crystina, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
His attention to my case, and his relentless research got me the help I needed. I have nothing but respect for Peter, and I appreciate his help. I would highly recommend him as an Attorney.
Posted by Adam, a DUI client, Flag
When I found myself in some serious possible trouble, Peter was referred to me by a friend. Peter was relief beyond words. A large reason you want a guy like Peter on your side is that you honestly know he is going for every angle of your defense. Another reason is that Peter is intelligent, attentive, present, and most of all, gives you the sense that he is on top of things. I could sleep easier with the knowledge that, whatever the outcome, I had a pitbull of a lawyer on my side! He came through for me, and he will come through for you. He will aggressively pursue your defense and he greatly helped me in more ways than I thought possible. When looking at the possible worst case scenarios, just having Peter's council can take the burden off of your shoulders, something priceless that I doubt the average DUI lawyer will provide. I give him my highest recommendation.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
We feel very fortunate to have had Peter Mesich as our attorney. He got the best possible outcome we had hoped for. He also took care of post plea details and guided us thoughtfully through the process. His communication was outstanding. He returned calls and emails promptly. The DUI is an emotional and physical stress. As our attorney he was supportive and understanding. He took time to truly listen to the fears and frustrations, always combining his legal expertise and caring manner to reassure us.
Posted by Steven, a DUI client, Flag
Peter Mesich was very helpful to my case. Although there were times where the odds were seeming against me, Mr. Mesich remained focus and fought hard to expose the truth of the matter. I am definitely thankful to have had Mr. Mesich as my Defense attorney.
Posted by Eric, a DUI client, Flag
I was referred to Peter through a friend when I was arrested for suspicion of DUI. I'm 40 years old and, aside from speeding tickets, have never had a problem with the law, so the event was understandably upsetting. Peter was a safe harbor in that storm. He was compassionate and professional, easing my fears while not promising things that he could not deliver. He was thorough with regards to the details of my case, and was available when I needed to talk with him about it even if I just needed to be talked down from nightmarish imaginings. I was very pleased with the entire process, including the conclusion. In my case, the DUI was dropped to a Wet/Reckless due to the circumstances of my arrest and my low BAC. From the beginning he believed that that was the outcome he could achieve, and while offering that there were possibilities for some better resolutions, he was very clear that that was probably what was going to happen due to the fact that I was pulled over for an issue with my car, not because of my driving, and when they tested my BAC it was very close, but still over, the legal limit. He also was forthright in preparing me for the possibility, however slim, that a full DUI might still be a possibility, and provided me with all the information I might need should that come to pass.
Further, when there were some unforeseen complications after the original case due to my schedule and not being able to make it to some of the court prescribed "activities" by the dates set down, he once again took up my cause with the same zeal, and was, again, calming and informative. This is no "fast food" client/lawyer relationship. When I got arrested, I spoke with many of my friends who had been through the process to determine what I should do, many had not obtained legal assistance, and the ones that had had been underwhelmed by their representation to the point that they regretted not having simply gone before the court with the Public Defender, and certainly didn't consider their lawyers to be people they could call on no matter what might occur in the future. That was not my experience. Peter has been there for me with a consistently high level of professionalism, availability, and knowledge even beyond the conclusion of the original case.
In terms of payment, his rate was very reasonable and he took into account my particular financial situation and was flexible with regards to a payment plan that would be satisfactory for both of us.
Of the experience I would say that not only was working with Peter "painless", but in fact he relieved much of the mental and emotional pain that came during this entire process. I would absolutely recommend Peter Mesich to anyone finding themselves with a possible DUI hanging over them, and, in fact, already have referred friends to him with almost the exact wording of this review as my recommendation!
Posted by Cortney, a DUI client, Flag
Peter was amazing. Last summer I made a horrible decision to drive after drinking too much and was facing DUI charges that could have ended my career. A friend recommended Peter. He was kind, compassionate, non judgemental, very easy to talk to, and easy to get a hold of. He’s also driven and knows the system; He did a lot of research, was knowledgeable about the how the system works and was able to negotiate my case down to a reckless driving charge and an infraction. He worked a miracle, saved my career, and was awesome to work with! A potentially devistating life altering decision has become a lesson learned and I'm so thankful.
Posted by Chris, a DUI client, Flag
I am SOOOO thankful I found Peter to represent me (and basically my family) in my case. I STRONGLY RECCOMMEND Peter Mesich to anyone needing a Defense Attorney and I recommend him every chance I get!! I actually spoke to Peter the first time I called, and every time after that. He was honest, straightforward, took time to listen and understand my case initially, and gave me an honest assessment. I trusted him right away. I'm sure that without Peter, my case would have turned out drastically different, and for the worst. He has a complete knowledge of the law and how it applies in each unique case, he knows the theory and practice of the law from both the Prosecution and the Defense side, and was totally committed to me and my family!! Before you hire anyone else, I strongly urge you to call Peter and just talk to him first!!! You wont regret it... and you have a lot to lose!!!
Posted by Gabriel, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Mesich is a very hardworking fellow and also aims at achieving the maximum possible efficiency and benefits for his clients He is a person who puts in, his knowledge, whole and soul into his practice.
Mr. Mesich through his knowledge and expertise, handle my case driven by his humanitarian characteristics as well as optimum professionalism, guiding me through every step of the process, lowering a DUI with a prior into a wet reckless DUI.
During this time I have found Mr. Mesich to be a kind and trustworthy person. I have trusted him with all the details of my case, Mr. Mesich is an excellent lawyer and will deliver a performance exceeding expectations. I feel that you would be lucky to have him take your case in your legal situations.
Posted by Michael, a DUI client, Flag
I am very thankful for the results Peter Mesich got for my 18 year old granddaughter's DUI case.
He was able to lower the B.A.C. level, avoid property hit and run charges and quickly resolve the case to all the best possible outcomes.
Faced with the diffuculty of choosing the best attorney, my granddaughter and her mom opted to interview four attorneys. She choose Peter because he was able to communicate with her and gave her confidence.
While I did attend in the initial "meetings" with each of the four attorneys the final choice up to my granddaughter. All I can say is my choice was Peter from the get go, and I was happy to see my granddaugher independently arrive at the same conclusion.
Peter's follow up, communication, advise and instructions as to what we needed to present the case were impeccable. He also has stayed in touch with my granddaughter after the court resolution to assure she completes the required course, dmv and legal follow through.
I would happily recommend him to anyone facing the tough choice of picking the right DUI attorney. His retainer fee covered everything, it was reasonable considering it was way less than the top fee attorneys we did not select.
Posted by JULIE, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Hello Everyone,The person i hired for my Criminal Defense.I found in the reader.I gave him a call, so i can get information on my case.I met up with Peter.He explained it to me very well.So i got him has my Attorney to represent me in court.He got all four charges on my case dismissed.Peter updated and informed me with all information reguarding my case.And was always attentive courteous.Peter was the best Attorney i hired in all San Diego County.Thank you Peter
Posted by Dayna, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I contacted Peter Mesich when I was written up for a misdemeanor - VC23109(c) - "Speed contests" - by a Lifeguard while on my way to meet a friend to go hiking at Torrey Pines State Park. As ridiculous as it seemed to me that I was even written this kind of ticket, Peter made sure to exhaust all potential perspectives and to get a clear understanding of the incident in order to develop solid defenses. He was thorough, responsive, and informative throughout the entire process. His background and understanding of the prosecution and the way they work is invaluable. He is knowledgeable and very professional. Peter was able to identify and show several loop holes in the Lifeguard's report/story to eventually get the misdemeanor down to a zero-point infraction with a very small fine, without even going to court. I highly recommend Peter as an attorney. He is the best out there, hands down.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I am an experienced paralegal and legal secretary and have worked with attorneys for 20 + years.
A very good friend of mine referred me to Peter Mesich when I got arrested while "driving under the influence" (of prescription medicine) with my daughter in the car. I spent a night in jail and I felt horrible about the situation and myself. Along with being a great attorney, Peter is very kind and non-judgmental. He explained to me that officers of the law have certain duties and responsibilities to civilians, even if one is suspected of driving under the influence, and an attorney's job is to make sure the officers don't take advantage of their position or ignore your rights as an individual.
Peter handled my whole case without my having to do much of anything, but I knew he would have let me be more involved had I wanted to. Peter got a feel for how much I wanted to participate and respected my feelings of not wanting to be constantly reminded of the situation. Towards the end of the case I asked Peter if I owed him more money and he told me my retainer covered everything. I was extremely impressed with this because I believe many attorneys would have tried to get more money out of me.
Overall, Peter is very knowledgeable, responsive, trustworthy and he definitely kept me very well informed of what was happening in my case and what to expect.
I would highly recommend Peter Mesich to anyone who needs legal help.
Posted by james, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was cited for DUI and driving on a suspended license a few months ago. I met with and hired Peter A Mesich. I could not be any more pleased with his performance and the results he got for me. I am more than thrilled. Peter not only got my case dismissed, but he did it fast. I never had to appear in court personally and when it was all said and done my fines were minimal ($50 plus $25 for dmv fees). I still can't believe the fantastic results he got for me. Peter is a hereo to me. Thank You Peter.
Posted by Aaron, a Business client, Flag
I hadn't needed an attorney in awhile and was concerned that perhaps my case was a bit complex which generally means that my wallet could get much lighter. Fortunately, a friend referred me to Peter and I called him to gauge how I could arrive at an acceptable solution or in which direction I needed to go.
Peter handled every aspect of my case with dedication and professionalism. The fact that he has extensive experience helped tremendously and I'm happy to say that my contract worries are over and his services saved me a bundle.
Thanks again Peter!
Posted by Barton, a DUI client, Flag
I got a ticket for driving on a suspended license on DUI probation and speeding. When I first contacted Mr. Mesich I was very impressed with his extensive knowledge of the court system and his immediate responsiveness. When I went to court with Mr. Mesich there was about 25 people waiting to have their cases heard. Mr Mesich went directly to the DA and within five minutes had my fines reduced from about $1000 and three points on my driving record to $250 and no points on my record. In other words, Mr. Mesich saved me $750, three points on my record, and a hellish day in court. I would definitely recommend Peter Mesich to anyone.