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Stacey has by far the most integrity of any lawyer that I have been associated with, and a professionalism and ethical demeanor that is very scarce in the legal profession.
Our adult son with a history of drug use and mental illness was arrested instead of being taken to the hospital when suffering from a psychotic break because the Carlsbad police claimed they could not justify a 5150 hold. I found Stacey through a network of other attorneys. She handled the criminal side of my son's case and brought in Mr. Stan Jones, who has a background defending those with mental illness. Their expertise combined with my own preparation in providing them with documents to strengthen my son's case resulted in no case being filed with the Vista Court. Working with Ms. Kartchner was very easy. She kept me informed of the procedures regarding this case and ultimately the satisfactory result. I would recommend Stacey Kartchner wholeheartedly and without reservation. I would work with her again immediately if needed.
Stacey Kartchner is an absolutely great attorney and I would recommend her to anyone I know. In fact, I already have. I wont go into details, but she saved my life! Making mistakes isn't easy and at times it can be extremely tough. In the past year I worked with Stacey she calmed my nerves, was extremely responsive(same day call backs) and got me the best deal possible. If your looking for someone who is professional, hardworking and fights for her clients don't look any further.
Stacey was very helpful from the moment I was first put in contact with her. She was able to answer any questions I had in a timely fashion throughout the whole process. She explained to me everything I needed to do and my options at every step of the way. I would recommend her to anyone.
I highly recommend attorney, Stacey Kartchner! Her legal expertise and overall professionalism and dedication to me was second to none! She guided me every step of the way and exceeded all my expectations. I have worked with Stacey on two separate occasions and was very happy with both results. In the first instance, Stacey was able to lower my DUI fees substantially (thousands of $). In the second instance, Stacey got my "minor in possession" (alcohol) lowered from a misdemeanor to an infraction. I'm incredibly thankful for all of Stacey's hard work and would recommend her to anyone!
Reliable. Knowledgable. Excellent professional contacts. Strategic. Supportive. Positive. Allied.
A friend suggested I hire Stacey after a public defender mismanaged my cases ...
I got to have a thorough first time sit-down meeting with Stacey within 48 hours after I called her office. After we discussed my legal situation, she explained clearly how the Court system operated and what would be expected of me in relation to these charges, then she clearly and confidently explained what her initial and long-term strategies would be. She spent a considerable amount of time discussing the case, answering questions, and explaining what my options would be; all this prior to my hiring her for services, which made me feel confident retaining her as legal representation.
In the first 72 hours after she took on my case she was able to prevent my Drivers License from being suspended with the DMV Court. Then during the course of my case she used her litigation skills and her well-developed professional contacts to help me obtain the time I needed to rehabilitate, and so we gather appropriate documentation needed. With her expertise and established professional relationships, she was able to negotiate the best possible deal with the DA.
Again, with her knowledge, guidance, and professional contacts, I had the time and opportunity to rehabilitate and improve my life without facing jail time.
I'd like to also mention that Stacy consistently returned my calls and emails; no question was too mundane. Furthermore, while maintaining atty/client confidentiality, she made herself available to speak with my family when they had questions or concerns. I am very impressed here because she not only represented me, she was supportive towards my family, AND she came to my final court date at nearly 9 months pregnant!
Personally, I would describe Ms. Kartchner as being very compassionate, easy to talk to, and extremely reliable. She was so encouraging! She helped me make a plan for myself and that encouragement helped reach goals that kept me out of jail, and really, ultimately too turn my life around.
I would 100% recommend her as a Criminal Defense Attorney. If you are contemplating representation, I suggest giving her office a call, set a meeting and hear what she has to say.
We were honest with Stacey about our daughter's mental health, bipolar disease, self medication, three suicide attempts, and more than I care to share here.
Stacey truly listens. She is highly specialized, tough, strong, emphathetic and kind, as needed. And she knows how to respond. We absolutely believe, without a doubt, she saved our daughter's life.
I decided to hire a new ATTY after having a good experience with my last ATTY, but not great. I felt I needed someone new, fierce, kind-hearted, upfront, realistic, understanding and determined. I immediately felt I was in good hands. That did not change through the process of my 2 cases she handled for me. She had knowledge that was impressive and beyond what I expected. She knew the prosecution and she knows the LAW. I trusted her and I am pleased with the outcome. I learned of her through ATTY GRIMES; Google him and you will know he is great, as well. She used to work for him, so I had to `take a chance` with who I was hearing was the `best`. I truly am pleased that she listened to me, she was always communicating with me, even received messages at 10PM from her iPhone. She is a hard-worker and got mind-blowing results. I am happy now! I am at peace. Thanks Stacey, I have your card in my wallet and will continue to recommend you!
Stacey Kartchner handled my criminal defense case in 2009. She was consistently professional in all our interactions and kept me up to date on the case progression. My involvement in the case was limited to that which was absolutely necessary and that was much appreciated. Other lawyers I have worked with in the past were unable/unwilling to take care of everything.
My case had a favorable result for me and the followup has been excellent. Again, no worries for me.
I would only recommend Ms. Kartchner to those looking for the best representation in San Diego.