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Posted by a DUI client, Flag
After going through a very difficult period in which I acquired 2 DUI offenses within 2 weeks, Attorney Jimmy Cha was not phased by my complications. I accepted the flat fee rate but honestly had no idea what to expect. He was referred by a friend who went through a single DUI offense before and mentioned that he was the best. Given my own personal health issues, I went ahead and booked myself into treatment. At the treatment center, I was able to meet several people who had DUIs both in the past and currently pending. When I described getting two DUIs in 2 weeks, no one seemed to have had as complex of a case but all of them ended up with worse court sentencing. Again not knowing anything about this field, I was pleased to have had the opportunity to compare notes and realize what a great attorney Mr Cha is. The flat fee was also critical given how many questions and follow ups I put him through, which he never flinched or felt over burdened by and responded promptly. I don't wish anyone to have gone through what I have even though in the end I walked out with the mandatory minimum because of Mr Cha's strong strategic maneuvering. Good luck and god bless.
Posted by Rebecca, a DUI client, Flag
After a bad experience with a previous lawyer on my first DUI, I was very hesitant looking for a capable lawyer when I got a second DUI while still on probation from my first. I knew I was looking at jail time and I was a complete wreck. Through word of mouth, I thankfully found Attorney Jimmy Cha. I was happily surprised he called me back within minutes although it was very late. When I met with him for a free consultation, I knew within minutes that Jimmy Cha was the right choice. He was very professional and organized and explained the process efficiently, leaving no questions unanswered. He guided me through steps to help with my case and helped me calm my nerves. He asked me to trust him and I did.
I was looking at 120 days jail and he got it lowered to 22 days of work release.!!
Unlike my first lawyer, Jimmy Cha always answered his phone and answered my questions, he always knew who I was and he knew my case inside out. This might seem like a small matter but when you have an absent lawyer who can't even remember your name, you're in trouble. The process is long and unnerving but having an attorney who knows what he is doing and you know and trust will work to the best of his abilities makes the difference.
Posted by Minah, a Probate client, Flag
My experience with jimmy cha was great. He was imformative and clear as to what I should expect from my exposure in court and what the possible outcomes could be.
When we were in court everything went smoothly and went fairly fast.
Everything worked out even better than I expected. I faced 30 days of jail time and,with jimmy's help, ended up just having alcohol program. I would definitely recommended. Jimmy Cha!!
Posted by Kevin, a DUI client, Flag
Mr Cha took on my 2nd DUi that was received in orange county. I was arrested for a 0.01 BAC while under probation of the first DUI. Mr Cha was able to get my case thrown out of court, as well as fight the DMV to get my license back.
He was extremely professional throughout the whole process, and he was able to explain everything to me step by step. When i initially called him, it was fairly late in the evening (which i was surprised he answered) and he was more than happy to discuss my circumstances during that phone call, all without a guaranteed payment from me. He told me all of possibilities of what could happen flat out in the very beginning, and even encouraged me to call other lawyers and get their input on what I should do. I called two other lawyers, and after speaking to them I quickly realized Mr Cha was my man. He is a much easier person to talk to compared to other lawyers, both of which only wanted to talk about how much i was going to pay them before even getting into my situation.
Mr Cha took care of everything for me, including making all appointments, going to court for me as well as answer any and ALL of my questions during many phone calls. He is extremely intertwined with the OC courts and knows his stuff and people in these courtrooms. This gives him the advantage over other lawyers that do not deal with this system on a daily basis.
When it came time for the DMV administrative hearing, Mr. Cha thoroughly prepared me over half a dozen phone calls prior to the hearing and took any discomfort out of the situation. During the hearing, I was amazed to see how well prepared and organized he was with his objections and material to fight the DMV.
Leaving that court room put me on cloud 9. I was amazed that he was able to get everything swept out and I walked away without a scratch.
Thank you Mr. Cha!!
Posted by Kimberly, a DUI client, Flag
Jimmy Cha is an excellent Lawyer. He has represented me since 2008 till now, he has represented me for not one, not two, but for three dui's and has proven to me that he has the knowlendge to get what I need out of these cases. He adivse me to do things that has benefited me on my behalf which I am very grateful for. For this last Dui case the DA wanted to give me a year in jail but because it was a car accident and I got injured, Jail was not an option for me. Knowing that I would not get the proper care I needed for recovery. So I did not do any jail time. He has gotten me in a dui court program in lou of jail! After reviewing this program I am very grateful, for it will help me to sober up and continue to be sober throughout this entire program and mainly keep me out of jail!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Recently I was charged with a second D.U.I. including D.U.I. probation violation and possession of a switchblade. Initially, I contacted Mr. Cha for a quote and free consultation. I was quoted a great price and he explained all that would need to be done, and what we could do on my behalf to receive the best outcome. He contacted me frequently to provide updates and always acted professionally. He was able to get the charges dropped and won my D.M.V. hearing. I couldn't be happier. He also charged me less than initially quoted! Over all a great attorney and I would recommend him to people I know!
Posted by Edward, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was being charged with underage drinking, and possession of a controlled substance. I definitely thought i was going to jail with my already tainted record BUT luckily i was able to find Jimmy Cha, recommended by his previous clients and he has definitely lived up to his already WELL KNOWN reputation. He handled the case with ease, kept me informed, was DEFINITELY trustworthy. He knew the in's and out's for my case and got it dismissed with EASE. I LOVE JIMMY AHHA
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I had my second DUI. It was a long process with trial and jury did not come up with a verdict. Later the judge dismissed the case.
I just had a probation violation and have to take 9 month alcohol program but no jail time or labor.
Posted by J S, a DUI client, Flag
Jimmy is very professional and knowledgeable. Jimmy came to me as a recommendation and I cannot say enough good things about him. I had met with several other attorneys before signing up with Jimmy and was charged for meetings and hassled by previous lawyers. Needless to say, it was a blessing finding Jimmy to handle my case. Jimmy was always available to answer questions and are in constant contact with their clients. I will definitely recommend Jimmy to anyone in need of a good, successful DUI lawyer.
Posted by Jennie, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
First and most importantly (in my opinion), I want to mention that what sets attorney Jimmy Cha above many other attorneys I've corresponded with is that he ALWAYS picks up his client's phone calls, and if he doesn't you can be confident that he will return your call in a very timely manner. I speak from personal experience as well as that of others when many attorneys are notorious for being almost impossible to get in contact with
I had originally hired Jimmy Cha in May 2010 to obtain a restraining order after I had become a victim of domestic violence and criminal threats. I have a tendency to make poor decisions, but making the initial phone call to Jimmy was one of the best decisions I ever made. Not only did he help me tremendously by ensuring that I was totally prepared for the hearing, but he also help me deal with all the negative emotions that I was dealing with due to the trauma that resulted from the domestic violence.
I hired attorney Jimmy Cha a second time in September of 2011 when I got charged with misdemeanor vandalism. Due to my carelessness, there was a very strong piece of evidence against me and I had no alibi to claim any innocence. Due to this, I worried that I was going to suffer some type of consequence, like informal probation at the VERY least. But to my surprise, this was not the case. The case ultimately concluded with a civil compromise & restitution and when Jimmy told me the good news I was EXTREMELY happy, because I was almost certain that thee would be some sort of lingering punishment that I would have to deal with over an extended period of time (like probation, jail time, Cal Trans, etc).
Jimmy Cha is an amazing attorney who is dedicated not only to his profession but to his clients as well, and it shows thru his very professional, responsive, intelligent, and trustworthy qualities... and I am confident that whenever I need any legal assistance Jimmy Cha will be the first as well as the only attorney that I call, he's THAT good!
Posted by Thomas, a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested for 3rd DUI and facing 120 days minimum in county jail. Also I was looking at additional 120 days for my probation violation from my 2nd DUI.
Every lawyer I talked to told me I will get locked up for sure.
Then there was Mr. Jimmy Cha.
I was skeptical at first but now I am true believer.
Because I just got sentenced today and NO JAIL TIME whatsoever!
I got off with DUI school and AA meetings.
Trust in JC and his knowledge,experience, and connection in legal world will save you!
Posted by David, a DUI client, Flag
Jimmy just walked me through my 3rd D.U.I. I didn't receive any jail time. On sentencing day the judge told me, " I have never seen anyone get the this kind of deal! You have a very good attorney who really went to bat for you." At the end of it all, that's what I really wanted was an attorney who would really step to the plate and go to bat for me. Jimmy Cha went above and beyond the call of duty. I've had other lawyers. While Jimmy Cha may be a fairly new attorney I'll say this: There are a lot of experienced lawyers out there that could learn a lot from Jimmy. He was straight forward from day one and the only promise he gave, was to do his best. I am very pleased with his services. I strongly recommend him.
Posted by David, a DUI client, Flag
Awesome Attorney! I can't express how happy I am with Jimmy's representation. He kept me well informed and was very quick to return calls and address concerns or questions regarding my case. He is an up front kind of guy, and very assertive in the court room. My 3rd d.u.i and no jail time. The judge Even said, " I've never seen a person get a deal like this. You have a very good attorney who really went to bat for you. " What more can I say to that? I've hired other attorneys in the past. To be honest, I was so sure I was going to do jail time, my plan was to go with a court appointed public defender. Some might argue that Mr.Cha is a fairly new attorney but I'll say this, his passion for what he does is second to none. I know seasoned attorneys that could learn a thing or two from Jimmy.
Posted by Joe, a DUI client, Flag
Being charged with DUI with accident and injury. I was looking at jail time and a lot of money. With his persistence, got my charges dropped to first time DUI with no injury. Also my BAC was .22 and should have been 9 months of DUI class but also got that down to .20 so I would only have to do 6 months. Jimmy was straight forward from the beginning and let me know what I needed to do way before I needed to do it. I recommend him to anyone with any criminal case.
Posted by Kevin, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jimmy Cha is a dedicated and hard working lawyer. I was fortunate enough to have him represent me when I had multiple charges. With his persistence and overall knowledge, he was able to dismiss my charges. Since my future profession is in the medical field, it was important for me to get my charges dismissed. Jimmy Cha did exactly that and saved me from not being able to receive my license. He is a down to earth individual and I would recommend him to anyone. He was patient with me and constantly kept me updated with my case. Not only is he easy to talk to, but he really puts himself in your situation and tries his best to assure you that your case will end on a positive note. I enjoyed working with him in resolving my issues and I am confident that you will too. Thank you Jimmy!
Posted by James, a DUI client, Flag
Thanks Jimmy for guiding me through the worst experience of my life. You provided me with options and informed me what the possible outcomes could be. Thank you for being straight-forward and honest and keeping me up to date.
Posted by Phyrun, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Up until now I had never been on the wrong side of the law and I had no clue what to do or how to go about anything. A friend referred me to Jimmy Cha and after I made that first call, I knew I was in good hands.
I had been stressing/freaking out about the whole ordeal, but Jimmy put my mind and conscience at ease--he was very accepting and understanding of my situation. I feel that I could tell him anything without him passing any sort of judgement on me. Anytime I had a question, he was always able to give me a direct answer. He was cordial when he had to be, but he came off as a friend--even an older brother--and that was very comforting.
Any way, my court case just finished today (6/21/11) and Jimmy Cha fought thoroughly and vigorously for me. His efforts brought me the results I was hoping for, and this is essentially another victory for him. Take it from me, this man knows his stuff and I believe he still has a perfect record with cases won. Don't trust your criminal record and/or legal issues with any other attorney--contact Jimmy Cha and let him take care of all of your worries and troubles!
Posted by Caroline, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Cha has been extremely helpful in a couple cases for my husband. We are in the process of applying for a Visa for my husband and found out about 2 outstanding bench warrants in CA for failure to appear for traffic tickets. We live in SC and have been here for over 7 years.
I contacted Mr. Cha, explained the situation, that we had 2 bench warrants from '03 and '04 that we needed help with. I gave Mr. Cha the information that I had been able to dig up and he did some research and then told me what our worst case scenario and best case scenarios were. He was very straighforward and honest about what could happen and what was most likely to happen. Both bench warrants were recalled, including a $10,000 bail/warrant (we didn't have to pay a bail bondsman). And despite one case being rather complicated and potentially desastrous, we ended with $1200 in court fees and 1 yr probation. He mailed all court records (needed for the Visa stuff) and original receipts with an itemized sheet of costs and payments made. He was most trustworthy in handling the money we mailed for the court costs.
This was a unique case because we never met face to face, all contact was email and phone calls but he was always very prompt (and flexible) about returning phone calls and emails (despite the 3hr time difference).
I'm very thankful to Mr. Cha for being able to help us out and being very thorough in his explainations of what was going on with each case. I would definitelty refer any friends to him for help. I was so afraid we would have to put everything on hold and fly out to CA to fix things. But we didn't. Thank you Mr. Cha!
Posted by Jun, a DUI client, Flag
I would highly recommend Mr. Jimmy Cha. He has kept my out of jail for my fourth DUI case in one of the most notorious court for DUI: O.C. Harbor Court! There was a bail over my head and Mr. Jimmy Cha was able to keep my out of jail without posting bail. I was also looking at quite a bit of jail time but Mr. Jimmy Cha was able to get me a house arrest instead, and I was able to finish school due to that. During the process, he was very prompt, informative, courteous, but most of all, I really liked that he was straight forward with everything, unlike many of lawyers I have spoke to previously. I know that I made a great decision and Mr. Jimmy Cha has exceeded my expectations. I am extremely satisfied with the result and could not have asked for more in a lawyer. Thank you very much Mr. Jimmy Cha!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Attorney Jimmy Cha was a great person to have on my side. His former client referred Jimmy Cha and I had a free consultation and he told me all the possibilities I can face. Once I hired Jimmy Cha, he kept me updated and handled all my cases with confidence. Jimmy Cha dismissed my misdemeanor and lower down a felony to a misdemeanor. I would highly recommend Attorney Jimmy Cha to anyone who needs help like me. I can't be happier with my result.
Posted by Adam, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
When I hired Jimmy I was already very concerned that the judge would find me guilty of a misdemeanor. Jimmy was on time, prepared, and got my misdemeanor down to an infraction. Well worth the investment in my case! I could not have asked for more in a lawyer.
Posted by Happy client, a DUI client, Flag
Jimmy has been on my case for about six months now and I never had to call him to get information. He would always call me and proactively give me information. I was charged with my first DUI and he got it down to dry reckless. I can not be happier with the results. I would strongly recommend him ton anyone close to me.
Posted by a client, Flag
Jimmy Cha was a great attorney to choose to represent me in the Court of Law. I was being charged with 4 different Misdemeanors, including Assault and Battery on a Peace Officer, Obstruction of Justice and Child Neglect. I was facing a year in Jail. Jimmy Cha was able to get 2 out of the 4 Misdemeanors dropped. I told Jimmy "His job was to keep me out of jail so that I could keep my job and take care of my son." He was able to come to an agreement with the DA and I was given 3 years informal probation, minimal amount of Cal Trans and a small court fee and NO JAIL TIME! He is a very honest and professional attorney and a great person to choose to represent anyone. I am eternally grateful for his help during this difficult time in my life!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with my 2nd DUI just a month ago. I contacted Jimmy and he was upfront and informative regarding the issue. He also reminded me of the important dates and appointments throughout this whole ordeal. Words cannot describe how pleased I am with the outcome. Jimmy was able to reduce what was supposed to be a 2nd DUI to a wet reckless! I am beyond grateful for what Jimmy has done for me and yes, I would recommend him to anyone I know.
Posted by Jennifer, a DUI client, Flag
Attorney Jimmy Cha handled my second dui, driving on a suspended license, and a probation violation. He was able to get my case dismissed, prevent me from violating probation, and was able to keep me from getting my license suspended.
He was very easy to contact, was honest with me, and took the time to walk me through my case. He explained the facts and details of my case in plane language, and did an awesome job. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and knowledgeable attorney who clearly knows what he's doing.
Posted by Amr, a DUI client, Flag
I was facing 5 different charges including a felony, i talked to countless lawyers and felt it was hopeless until i found jimmy cha, he was the only lawyer that knew what he was talking about and had straight answers, every time i got worried about court, he made sure he would do whatever he could to keep you calm and kept you informed about every detail in my case. After 2 days in court he amazingly got 4 out of 5 charges dropped and saved me from getting jail time. Thats what i call a lawyer
Posted by Matthew, a DUI client, Flag
After I got my first DUI, I did my research, and talked to at least 10 different lawyers. I didn't get a straight answer regarding my case on what to expect until I called Mr. Cha! He made no empty promises; no sunshine blown up my whazoo--Just the facts, statistics, and his assurance that he'd do his job to help me make the best out of a really bad situation. This man clearly knows his stuff. Moreover, he was able to break down my situation and the choices available to me in plain, simple language that I could understand. He was very open to all my questions,and was very quick in answering them in a detailed, professional manner.
Jimmy Cha helped me to understand and protect my rights. He was extremely helpful in guiding me through the complicated legal procedure involved in DUI. Anyone looking for a straight shooter who will work hard on their case should definitely give Mr. Cha a call. I'm glad I did!
Posted by Kim, a DUI client, Flag
This is my 2nd DUI and attorney Jimmy Cha was able to get me very favorable results allowing me to avoid jail time. He was very informative, straight forward, and honest. He handled my second DUI along with my probation violation, and did an awsome job in handling my case.
Posted by Michael, a Juvenile client, Flag
I hired Jimmy to help me in a juvenile case, and he worked hard to help me get the justice I needed. He always kept me informed, and was always there when he needed to be. His hard work payed off and I am grateful to have been able to work with him. I recommend him for anyone who needs a good lawyer.
Posted by Daniel, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Hiring Jimmy Cha was the best decision I've made this year. Jimmy was sincere, honest, and passionate when it came to my case. I have always believed lawyers to nickel and dime their clients but Jimmy gave me the breakdown of every scenario and the consequences to each choice given to me. In the end, he gave me some great advise that worked beneficially towards my case.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
After calling over 15 attorneys, this is the only attorney that told me I may not need him, and I saved over $500 dollar because it turns out I didnt even need an appearance. All I had to do was go to the DA's office and get something signed. Every other attorney tried charging me upfront before they would tell me anything! He's quick to respond to emails, was patient with me when I asked a million questions, and was a very cool guy. I definitely recommend him. Very honest!
Posted by Roberto Sanchez, a DUI client, Flag
Jimmy was a great attorney to have on my side. His upfront assessment and laying out the overall process helped me not to worry as much. He was very informative and detailed on what the next steps were. If I had questions he would always pick up his phone calls or return them asap, more than I can of some attorney's! Thanks Jimmy!
Posted by Charles, a DUI client, Flag
While Mr. Cha has less experience then a lot of the specialist lawyers, you wouldn't be able to tell by speaking with him, watching him work or his results. He helped me immensely with my Dui case and would recommend him to anyone. Very helpful, on Point, up to date and well informed.
Posted by Daniella, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I would definitely recommend this lawyer. He has exceeded my families expectations. During the whole process he was very imformative and kept us up to date. We initially chose him because he made us feel more secure than the other lawyers that consulted us. He definitely proved that we made the right decision. We received the best result possible so we are very thankful. As a result of his great services we used him in another matter and that result was also great. Thank you very much Jimmy Cha!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Cha was extremely helpful during our consultation. He was prepared and answered all our questions thoroughly. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Mark, a DUI client, Flag
Jimmy was very up to date on all DUI information. He also was very aware of my situation and was updating me on all status changes as they happened. Great communication and made me feel very comfortable in an unsure situation for myself. I would highly recommend him to any of my close family and friends.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jimmy gave me fee consultation and advice that helped me through my case. he was very professional and knowledgeable, and was able obtain a positive result. I would recommend to anyone I know.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Very honest attorney who laid everything down to me, the possible consequences I was facing, and what options I had in defending my case. Attorney Cha was very easy to reach, and took the time to contact me and keep me informed through every step of my case. The outcome of my case far exceeded my expectations, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone, as he's very knowledgeable, understanding, and patient.
Posted by robin, a DUI client, Flag
Worked with many lawyers in the past and never used the same one twice because I always had bad experiences. For the first time I've met an attorney that I would definitely use again AND refer which says a lot.