Michael has received 59 client reviews
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Posted by: Nicholas, a DUI client, 21 days ago.
Michael has always been there for me from the start. He has helped me through some very difficult times. His advice and performance in court have helped me immensely. He has even worked with me during my financial hardships. All said, he has stuck with me and I feel very lucky to have found him and retained him as my lawyer.
Posted by: Vicky, a DUI client, about 1 month ago.
I hired Michael for a .09 DUI I got while still on probation from 2 previous DUI's in 2008... I was almost 4 years into the 5 year probationary period, and the DA's office was trying to seize my vehicle on top of everything else that a 3rd DUI conviction brings. Before we went to trial, Michael succeeded in having the 2 previous convictions suppressed, so the jury didn't know about them, which SHOULD HAVE been a good thing... but there were serious problems with the judge in the case. A former prosecutor herself, she was objecting on behalf of the prosecution from the bench, coaching the city's attorney, and denying most of Michael's objections... BLATANTLY siding with the prosecution! She called SO many sidebars, that it became a joke with the jury... it wasn't looking good, and I was scared. Michael's expert witness had done a GREAT job of casting doubt on the equipment used, and the expertise of the prosecution's so called "expert" witness. And it was proven in court that the Poway sheriff who arrested me had given me improper instructions on using the breathalizer, and that in essence, I had passed the field sobriety check before being administered the breath test. It was now up to the jury to decide my fate. They deliberated for a full day, and in the end, enough doubt had been implanted in the minds of a couple of the jurists that we wound up with a hung jury. Had it not been for Michael's passion (and his expert witness), I would probably be in jail today.
Posted by: a DUI client, 4 months ago.
This man is a genius attorney. I felt completely at ease after talking to him. I can not believe what our police department is able to get away with. For less than the price of a DUI fine, Mike was my savior. Watching him in court is like watching a professor educated the court system (DA, judge, officers, etc) on the legal rights of the public. If you are in trouble call this man immediately. Mike made time for me within hours of contacting him. He is prompt, to the point, and completely effective. He knows the law better than the DA in my case so much so that the judge fined the DA for points Mike brought to light. I can not say enough about this attorney. WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Put yourself at ease!!
Posted by: William, a DUI client, 5 months ago.
Getting a DUI is very stressful worring about fines, suspension of license, and jail time. Well I was facing my 3rd DUI, blowing a .11, driving on a suspended license. I lived out of town, and my case was in San Diego. I had a failure to appear in court, with a warrant for my arrest. I was worried sick about losing my job and my freedom. I hired Mr. Fremont, and he very swiftly got to work. The next morning my warrant was cleared. Mr. Fremont and his staff are very professional, responsive and has answered questions, and provided me with any information that needed. After examining my case, and prepared to go to trial, Mr. Fremont was able to work out a deal that I was very pleased with that included no additional DUI charges going on my record, and losing no points on my drivers license. Mr Fremont worked with me with his fees, and I feel that the price was very reasonable. I strongly recommend that if you're in a bind and don't know what to, call Michael Fremont.
Out of state case DISMISSED
Posted by: a DUI client, 7 months ago.
An old DUI conviction from Arizona came back to haunt me when the CA DMV found out and suspended my license 7 years later. I searched online for help, and found Michael Fremont. He was familiar with this kind of case, and immediately got a stay on the suspension and eventually got the DMV to fully reinstate my license with no additional penalty, and no court appearances needed by me. Thanks Mike!
The Premiere DUI Specialist
Posted by: a DUI client, 8 months ago.
If you are looking to fight your DUI in San Diego. Michael Fremont should be at the top of the list. I got my 1st and only DUI 5 months ago and drive for a living. I initially hired another specialist (arguable the #1 DUI Specialist in San Diego) but, realized quickly that my case was turned over to another associate that was not very responsive or cared about my case - i had even paid for trial even though this rarely happens. I switched to Fremont after one 10 min call after he had reviewed the police report. I have seen how thorough he has been during a pretrial motion and he is a legend (heard other attorneys talking about him at court). He even teaches other attorneys how to handle dui cases. He is battling for me at the DMV and has been relentless in getting a long list of evidence to fight my case in court. While the circumstances of my case were not that encouraging , he has already found some real issues and is fighting hard for me. He is old school in that he handles everything personally. He and his staff are very professional, responsive and has answered questions. Read the reviews and then look at his site. I will provide an update on my case when it is done (good or not so good) but, at least I know that Fremont is my best shot at finding a positive resolution and I should have hired him from the get go.
Hands down the best attorney for DUI/DWI
Posted by: Jeff, a DUI client, 8 months ago.
About 2 years ago I was arrested for a DUI, while driving on a suspended license, from a prior DUI. I contacted 5 other DUI attorneys until I finally retained Michael Fremont. From my very first meeting, he was optimistic and had a plan of attack with my case. I had a prior DUI that wasn't resolved correctly from my first attorney, I was driving on a suspended license, and I blew a .16. He didn't seem worried at all that I had a prior dui, and my license was suspended. The fact that he was so confident, helped to ease my mind. Michael was able to find a small loophole in paperwork filed by the DA, which ended up in a scheduling conflict with the arresting officer. This ended up throwing the officer's testimony out completely due to failure to appear. The DA requested a continuance, and dragged the case on for an additional 2 years!!! The case ended up having to be restarted, as the DA was granted their continuance. So we were back at square one.... In the 2 year span that my case was being reviewed, Michael constantly updated me on progress and stayed positive. He was always available to answer any questions I had. A few weeks ago we were finally able to sit in front of the DA and the judge, and I was able to watch Michael negotiate a tremendous plea bargain. He was able to talk the DA into pleading my case down to a wet wreckless. Instead of being convicted of a 2nd dui and facing possible jail time, I am only required to do a small number of community service days and attend the alcohol classes. When I processed my paperwork at the courthouse to arrange payments for my fines, I still remember the look on the clerks face when he said to me, "You were driving with a suspended license, above the legal limit..........and you were able to plea down to a wet wreckless?? You must have a hell of an attorney!" Michael Fremont saved my life, and my career. I want to personally thank you for all of your help. I highly recommend him for any DUI/DWI case.
3rd DUI; not a day in jail
Posted by: Nate, a DUI client, 9 months ago.
I can't say enough good things about Michael Freemont. I was facing a mandatory sentence of 4-5 months for my third DUI offense in ten years. Freemont worked out a deal with the DA to let me serve the time in a rehab facility as opposed to jail. With the use of the SCRAM alcohol monitoring device meeting the requirement of the mandatory custody associated with a third offense. He postponed my court date several times until he could get it in front of a judge who was sympathetic to our situation, and in favor of rehabilitation as opposed to jail... He was very thorough. It was quite obvious that he enjoyed going to all lengths possible to get the best result for his client. When I was doing all my paperwork after the plea, I encountered two different women who worked for the court who were impressed with his ability to keep me out of custody on a third DUI. Additionally, they were complimentary of him in that he knew the law inside out, and that he was well respected in the District Attorney's office and amongst the judges. I couldn't reccomend Michael Freemont more... I loved his never quit attitude. If anyone is in a similar situation I would hire Freemont in a heartbeat. I was also quite surprised at how reasonable his fees were for what a great job he did. Nathan
BEST LAWYER I EVER HAD
Posted by: Corina, a DUI client, 9 months ago.
Michael was on my case from minute one and kept me informed about each step during this lengthy process. His assistant is also very pleasant to deal with. He was referred to me by a former client I met in jail after my arrest who told me that he gets people off each time. I knew that these women know and trusted Michael from day one! It was formidable watching Mr. Fremont argue in court. He is extremely intelligent, sharp, and to the point. He does not miss one beat. He leaves any competition in the dust. As predicted, my case got thrown out of court. I am a very thankful and free woman again. I have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Fremont.
Look no further!!
Posted by: Jay, a DUI client, 10 months ago.
Mr. Fremont did an exencllent job handling my case. When first meeting with Mr. Fremont to discuss the details of my case, he made me feel at ease by being up front and totally honest about what to expect. He told me his plan of action for getting me the results that I needed and followed through to the "T". My BAC was very high and for a while I had lost hope of getting anything other than a DUI. With persistians, knowledge, and skill Michael was able to get me unbelieveble results. Another major plus is his staff was very helpful and friendly. They stayed well connected with me and kept me in the loop. They were also very flexible when it came to finances. I definitely recommend anyone with DUI issues to hire Mr. Fremont and his excellent staff.