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Posted by William, a DUI client, Flag
My experience with Ms. Cini was truly a blessing. Given that we had met under a not so good circumstance, Maltaise and I clicked very quickly. She is very thoughtful, kind and easy to talk to. I was able to feel completely comfortable with her. She was very clear when explaining my case/options and genuinely had my best interest. As you can imagine, playing the "waiting" game with the court system can be very stressful; however Maltaise did a wonderful job of reassuring me that everything will work out and it most definitely did. Maltaise and I built quite the friendship and I plan on keeping that friendship forever. I would most definitely recommend Maltaise to anyone and everyone in search of a knowledgable and genuine attorrney.
Posted by Paula, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I would highly recommend this lawyer. She is professional, respectful and very good at her job. She helped my family during a very hard time, and I can honestly say she went above and beyond her job. She has helped us in areas that were not required. She also cares about her clients, and takes your situation personally. I felt relaxed and happy with her services from beginning to end. If ever put in a tough situation again, I will definitely turn to her for help!!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mrs. Maltaise Cini is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. Finding her is a true blessing. She is extremely insightful, intelligent and trustworthy throughout the whole process of my case. She has genuine compassion. She helped me emotionally through difficult period of my life. She returned phone calls in a timely manner and took time to explain in details any questions/concerns and court proceedings with integrity. She always tried the best to get the best outcome no matter what it took ie: going to court many times. I am very happy with the DISMISSED outcome. This enormous burden has been lifted off my shoulder so I can now fully focused on my life. I wish to express my deepest appreciation for her professionalism, expertise and sensitivity. Please know that I would highly recommend without reservation to anyone in need of criminal defense matter in the future. Thank you to Mrs. Maltaise Cini. You will not make mistake in choosing her to defend for you.
Posted by John, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
This is my first time writing a review about a lawyer. I actually wanted to write a complaint about my other lawyer that I hired who emailed me stating there is nothing more he can do.
I called Ms. Cini out of desperation for my jail sentence date was just around the corner and it would be total devastation for my family if I was not around to provide financial support. My wife cannot work due to her condition and I have 3 kids and all of whom depend on me financially.
My current lawyer just didn't care enough even when I pleaded with him that this is a serious situation and my family will be out on the street if I was locked up for several months. I left several messages and emails but he asked his secretary (didn't even bother to call me) to send me an email saying there's nothing more he can do. What a coward!
Ms. Cini right away met with me at the court and less then a hour, she was able to extend the time and find alternate sentencing for me.
My entire family is truly greatful and her caring along with professional experience are something you just can't find in many attorneys.
Posted by Jovany, Flag
Dealing with my first offense ever and I was perhaps facing jail time. As you can imagine how scared I was and so I reached Ms. Mataise. From the first call I gave her she said "Don't worry I can hopefully dismiss your case ." She helped me through out the way and delt with everything. She fought my case where I didn't have to get communtiy service , probation or jail time. I recommend her and rate her as a outstanding attorney.
Posted by Evan, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mrs. Cini went above and beyound my expectations. She was incredibly knowledgable and helped me resolve my issues really fast. That was great but was better was she keep reaching out to me and making contact. This ensured that I met my legal deadlines AND gave me comfort that I had someone on my team. The process to hire her was clear and relatively simple. She holds herself in a professional manner that communicates understanding and respect. If I had to do it over again (hopefully will never happen) I would choose her. Thanks again Mrs. Cini.
Posted by Jim, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I have collaborated on many complicated criminal defense cases with Attorney Cini over the years. She is extremely insightful, intelligent and trustworthy. She is intimately acquainted with the criminal justice system, especially the courts in Orange County. I would not hesistate to recommend her to anybody looking for a smart and honest criminal defense attorney who obtains good results.
Posted by Ahmed, Flag
Ms. Cini has been exceptionally amazing, very understanding and perfect at her job. She dismissed my case for me with no problems. Highly recommend!
Posted by David, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I received a bench warrant for failing to pay court fines in a timely manner. I sent an inquiry to Maltaise, and she responded within the hour. She explained the entire process, the likely outcomes, and delivered the necessary paperwork via e-mail. There was no need to visit her office or appear in court, I simply faxed back the paperwork and she resolved the matter the following day.
When we spoke on the phone she was very attentive to my needs. If she was unable to reach me she sent both an e-mail and a voicemail to keep me up-to-date with the status of my case.
I've dealt with a handful of attorneys, and most of them are always in a rush and often pass you off to their associates. Maltaise (who is undoubtedly busy) never hurried me off the phone and she dealt with all the details personally.
I was thoroughly impressed. She recalled the bench warrant with no additional fines or punishments the day after I called her.
Her fees were very reasonable. I hope I don't need to use an attorney again, but if so - I'm calling Maltaise.
Posted by Ariel, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Maltaise Cini was a very helpful and excellent lawyer! She was very kind, answered everyone of my questions without making me feel bad or dumb. She treated me like a person instead of a criminal and she got my case dismissed quickly and I didn't even have to go to court or take time out of my busy schedule to deal with anything. She was also very affordable and leniant and understanding with payments. I highly recommend her!
Posted by JEREMY, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I WAS RECENTLY CHARGED FOR MANY CHARGES...INCLUDING BRANDASHING A FIREARM ON A PEACE OFFICER, POSESSION OF A FIREARM,AND SO ON.....I WAS IN A TIGHT SPOT AND KNEW I NEEDED A LAWYER....SO MY FAMILY SEARCHED ALL OVER THE INTERNET AND FOUND MALTAISE CINI..AND FIRST COURT DATE SHE HAD ME OUT ON O.R. AND WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND SYMPATHETIC TO MY SITUATION AND WORKED GENTLY WITH ME STEP BY STEP....SHE CALLS U BACK WHEN U LEAVE A VOICEMAIL AND IS VERY ATTENTIVE TO THE CASE...TRUELY A PROFESSIONAL AND GREAT AT WHAT SHE DOES..I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED HER FOR ANY OF UR DEFENSE NEEDS....AFTER ALL I WAS CHARGED WITH, I WAS LOOKING AT A FEW YEARS IN PRISON WITH MY 1st STRIKE. M. CINI GOT ME A MINIMUM SENTENCE OF 90 DAYS WITH 50% AND ONLY 3 years PROBATION....A GREAT DEAL!!!! IT WAS A TRUE BLESSING TO HAVE REPRESENTATION BY MALTAISE CINI.....PLEASE DO YOURSELF OR YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS A FAVOR AND LOOK NO FURTHER, MALTAISE CINI CAN HANDLE THE CASE.
Posted by Jonathon, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I came to Ms. Cini very scared. I am a professional and was facing serious consequences both criminally and professionally given the situation that I was in. Ms. Cini did an amazing job. Fortuantly the mess I got myself into ended up being resolved without any consequences to my professional license. Ms. Cini knows what she is doing. Given this was a felony I was required to be in court with her for ever court appearance. She is well known and respected by both the judges and the District Attorney. She kept me informed of what was happening the entire time and always had the time to answer my questions which were plently. I do not know where I would be today if I did not hire her.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Ms. Maltaise Cini is a lawyer I highly recommend. Not only was she on top of her game, she kept me informed on the stuff that I had to do. Even after my court date and dismissal, she was very open for advice on my paperwork in regards to jobs and other applications. She is very responsive with email which is a plus in this day of age. My case was a criminal defense case but depending on what you have, it seems Maltaise is up to the job. She definitely has the work ethic and knowledge in the legal world that I feel is lacking with other lawyers (including the ones from the top 14 law schools) nowadays.
In short, she is a lawyer you can trust your case to be handled with the utmost importance/seriousness.
Posted by Elizabeth, a DUI client, Flag
It's hard to find someone to help you when your faced with serious charges that can really hurt you. But Mrs. Cini not only spoke to us over the phone but also gave my son options. She made it affordable for us to hire her and she went to all court dates plus kept us informed of everything. Even after being sentenced she is there to help you. My son had missed due date to register for classes and she went back to court to request an extentsion for him. He never had to appear to court.
Posted by Sergio, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Maltaise is one if not the best lawyer out there. She dropped my felony drug charges to misdeaminors and kept me out of jail. Not only did she save my career but also my record. If it wasn't for her I would not have a job right now and would probably be doing some jail time. I love her services she is very experienced and knowlagable of the law. I highly recommend her to anyone facing criminal charges.
Posted by LS, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Maltaise is an aggressive yet caring attorney. I was charged with Domestic Violence. For me the consequences were severe as a conviction would directly impact my career. Not only did Ms. Cini keep me out of custody, she helped me emotionally through a very difficult period in my life. She was very aggressive in court fighting until we got the resolution that I wanted. I would strongly recommend her to anyone facing criminal charges. She will handle your case professional and competently while making you feel that you are here number one client.
Posted by K, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Ms. Cini made it quick and painless for me to get through a felony drug charge. She is very educated and her 17 years of experience doesn't lie. She is very nice and pretty funny as well. Even after the resolution of the case, she is even going to court for me to take care of extra paperwork! Highly recommended!
Posted by Eric, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Mrs. Cini was extremely professional and knowledgable. I was very fortunate to have found and retained her. She helped out with every aspect of my case, and was available to answer all of my concerns.
Posted by a client, Flag
Maltaise is a very reliable lawyer. My calls were always returned promptly! She represented me in my matter and I never had to travel back to California. Everything was handled via internet and telephone which made everything very convenient for me! Also Maltaise was the only lawyer that was flexible with my payment plan. I paid her in full but she gave me time to pay her over the course of my trail!~ Finding Maltaise was a true blessing i would strongly recommend her to anybody in search of a good attorney!
Posted by KELSEY, a DUI client, Flag
MALTAISE WAS MY LAWYER FOR MY 4TH DUI. SHE WAS ALWAYS PROFESSIONAL, HONEST AND HARDWORKING. SHE WAS ABLE TO KEEP ME FROM CUSTODY AND GET ME INTO A PROGRAM THAT WILL ADRESS THE REAL PROBLEM. I AM VERY GREATFUL I FOUND HER AND WOULD RECOMEND HER TO ANYONE THAT NEEDED HELP. I NEVER KNEW THAT ATTORNEY'S ACUALLY CARED BUT SHE PROVED ME WRONG. SHE WAS THE BEST.. GREAT JOB!!
Posted by Ryan, a DUI client, Flag
A few months ago I was arrested for a DUI. I had never been in trouble like this before, and always heard how the cost upwards of $10,000 and extensive programs and/or jail time. As soon as I was released from jail, I read tons of reviews on this site. I knew right away the Ms. Cini was the attorney for me. I called her office and was immediately connected with her. Her extensive knowledge of my situation helped me rest assure that she was looking out for my best interest. Ms. Cini took care of several hearings for me, and allowed me to keep my situation as discreet as possible... missing little to no work. Ms. Cini's rates are very reasonable, and she worked with me on a payment plan. I was very fortunate with the outcome of my case, and I'm thankful that Ms. Cini helped me in my time of need. I hope I never need her services again, but she's the first person I'll call if l ever find myself in a legal trouble.
Posted by joe, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Professional, pleasant, respectful. High degree of communication regarding status of the case, what would go on and possible outcomes of the next court appearance and if there were alternatives regarding defence actions what they were, what they might cost, and pros & cons of each. I believe that Maltaise's presence on the case raised the standard by which the DA and other attourney on the case were compelled to perform to. The result of this and her full use of evidence discovery resulted in a dismissial of the charges.
Posted by John Teal, Jr., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I am a business attorney. I referred a client to Ms. Cini for a misdemeanor citation given to his business. If the client was convicted it would have meant that he would have to make expensive modifications to his business operation. Ms. Cini worked the matter out with the DA and my client was pleased with the outcome.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Mrs. Cini was so helpful in my case. From the start all the way to closure, not only did she always keep me in the loop every step of the way, she showed a genuine compassion for my feelings which made me feel that things would be ok. As soon as I signed my contract with Maltaise, I knew I was in great hands. Maltaise Cini is a lawyer I plan to always stay in contact, she is a great person to know!
Posted by Joshua, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Maltaise Cini was a pleasure to work with. She was knowledgable, respectful, helpful, and always kept in contact with me about my case, hearings, options, and future court dates and what to expect. I want to make it clear that it is very very difficult to trust anyone in their line of work. Based on my personal experience with Mrs. Cini, i came to trust her opinion, expertise and decisions. She truly looked out for my best interest, she kept me out of jail, gave me several options for my case, and was responsive when there was something I didn't understand. Her fees were reasonable, and she worked with me on my pay periods to meet those cost. I would recommend her to anyone seeking assistance in Orange County, and as stated in my title, her business card is worth keeping.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Maltaise was responsive and professional. Her rates are very reasonable. I could contact her anytime and anywhere. She helped me through this difficult time and was able to keep me out of jail. She is a class act.
Posted by Bradley, a DUI client, Flag
Maltaise did a great job on my DUI case. I never had to go to court once. She did all the work and got me very small amount of fines to pay, community service, etc.
Posted by a Identity Theft client, Flag
I was finishing a doctoral program when a routine background check came up with a criminal conviction that was not mine. I had less than two months to go of my three year program and my school was threatening to hold my final grades without sufficient proof that the individual who had committed the crime was not me. I tried to deal with the situation on my own calling the local Sheriff's department and District Attorney's office, even trying to contact anyone at the Department of Justice, all to no avail. I was met with DMV attitudes from everyone I encountered and conflicting answers from everyone I spoke to. I was spending enormous amounts of time on hold. It was a nightmare. Meanwhile, I was finishing a busy internship, preparing for a huge research study and presentation, and trying to find time in-between to study for my licensing exam. I felt like I was drowning! Maltaise took the reins. She was punctual, respectful, and approached her practice with a sincere sense of humanitarianism. Of which I found dreadfully absent in many of the lawyers I researched. I met my time-line and my grades were released without delay. She was nothing less than a life line.
Posted by Sergio, a DUI client, Flag
Maltaise Cini went to court for me on a DUI case that I was charged with back in 09. She charged me a very reasonable amount and she was being very helpfull to help me get my License back. I highly recommend the services of Ms. Cini, I will continue to hire her and use her services. I look forward to working with her in the future.
Posted by Amanda, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Attorney Maltaise Cini helped me through a very difficult situation. I had been accused of domestic violence. I could not believe that I was facing criminal charges. She was very responsive to my needs and inquiries. She returned all calls promptly and was very knowledgable and professional in handling my matter. She was able to get me a great result for my case. Without her expertise and assistance I do not know how I would have survived this ordeal.
Posted by Stephen, a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with a DUI. I was very scared and intimidated by the entire court process. Ms. Cini, treated me like I was her only client. She walked me through the entire process. I felt confident that everything was going to work out fine with her handling me case. She always returned me calls and was answered my many questions. She got me a fantastic result on my case. One could not ask for a better attorney. She is well known and respected by the judges and DA's. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a professional attorney who is on your side and treats you with respect.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I am a middle aged men who was charged with a pretty serious crime, first time in my life by the way I have ever gotten into any kind of trouble, so you can imagine how frightening the whole experience was; from the moment I met Ms. Cini she made the whole process much easier; kept me very well informed every step of the way and spent numerous hours with me which actually eventually helped uncover some additional evidence which resulted in a great outcome of the case for me, so I cannot recommend her enough to anyone who needs an attorney