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My name is Taylor. This is my story. At 19 years old, I was facing four felonies with the probability of going to prison. I was fortunate to find Shawn Mills who is an attorney for criminal defense. I had very serious drug addiction. I was at the point in my life where I was drifting further and further from my family and my life as a whole. I really needed someone to help me back to who i really was. I was not going to be able abide by any court orderd DEJ programs because first and foremost I was a drug addict. I needed help. He took many hours, including being available late into the evening, getting to know who i was as a person. HIs strong knowledge of the law combined with time spent providing me with sound legal advice and just being someone impartial showed me that he really belived I had potential for a much brighter and productive future. Since Mr. Mills was able to help me get my felonies reduced to misdemeanors, I was able to stay out of prison. Mr. MIlls was then able to get me into a rehabilitation program. Due to Mr. Mills' intervention in my life I am staying clean, attending school, and have a part time job. I highly recommend Shawn Mills' services to those facing similar circumstances.
I was involved in a criminal case in monterey county. I was just recently discharged from parole and still have past felons. I had a couple of charges: possession of a deadly weapon, possession of a loaded fire arm, felon possession of a fire arm, possession of a concealed weapon. I was referred to Shawn from inmates that I met in Monterey County jail and then asked my friend to look him up. He got great reviews and we decided to meet him and make our final decision. He instructed me to bail out and have a formal interview with him. He was very professional and had great knowledge about the law in Monterey County. I was so happy after the two court cases, I didn't get taken back to custody and then didn't go to prison after the final court date. He got me out of the prison sentencing and I got a probation sentencing and minimum of 6 months county jail or 1 year home confinement. I was not only pleased but blessed with my decision to have the honor of Shawn Mills being my lawyer and helping me out!
GREAT-INTELLIGENT-FRIENDLY-and DEFINITELY the RIGHT LAWYER for you. we were recommended to shawn mills from some people and was not only happy but very pleased with the results he provided to my friends case. He was a very personable person and is very reasonable. He will tell you what you need to know and what is necessary to move forward. I highly recommend Shawn for criminal matters, he made me believe anything is possible and during court it was a jaw dropping experience that made me realize that SHAWN DOES WONDERS...and will get the job done. After dealing with many other lawyers, from previous cases I was amazed that shawn is not all about the money, he is about helping...and getting the best deal for a client. I am still in shock about the result that was beyond better than any lawyers that I dealt with in the past! he is the MAN IN MONTEREY COUNTY!
Shawn was very knowledgeable and working with him gave me a feeling that I was in good hands.
He dealt with me as a real person not just a number explaining fully the facts I needed to know in order to move forward. I would not hesitate highly recommending him to help with any legal matters.
I consider him very trustworthy.
Found myself in a legal quandary at the turn of the new year and was looking at possibly losing my career. After researching online for lawyers in the area I came across Shawn Mills. He was the most down to earth and helpful person I encountered the entire time. He sat down and talked with me about the case and explained everything in terms I could understand. I contacted him numerous times between the consultation and the court date and he was always more than happy to help answer any questions. When the time for court came, he should up and knew exactly what to say and what was going on. There was no time served, community service or even fines. He helped make sure everything came up clean. Shawn Mills saved my career and helped me avert a potentially devastating event with his knowledge and skill. He is proof a mistake doesn't have to ruin your life.
Shawn Mills was very supportive and informative. From the start, Shawn was straightforward about the possible punishment I was facing, according to a Domestic Violence charge. However, he caused me to feel confident and trust that he would take care of me and my family. He is very knowledgeable and well experienced.
Shawn Mills is perhaps the most personable lawyer you can find. Not only did he build an excellent rapport with me, but he was personally invested in my case. I think that it is extremely important for a client to feel that his lawyer truly cares about his/her case. Shawn Mills has spent more time reviewing my case on one particular SATURDAY than the entire time the trial took. He is extremely knowledgable and well versed in the law. He is very charismatic and captivates the jury with his witty discourse. He is well respected by judges and fellow lawyers alike. I personally heard both judges and lawyers compliment him on his work. I cannot think of a single thing that I was unhappy about with my case, and I will be working with Shawn in the future.
Even though all these lawyers crow about how good they are, after finding that several of the local attorneys had never made it to trial, meaning all they do is plead their clients guilty to something i realized that speaking to several lawyers was a good thing to do; it makes the honest lawyers stand out. My problem? I Am Not guilty!! Mr. Mills (sorry Shawn, but it is a sign of respect) gave me actual case numbers of RECENT felony trial wins. Mr. Mills told me the only way to "win" a domestic violence case was by winning at trial; I was scared but Mr. Mills told me that I had a winnable case. HE just had this look in his eye like he was telling the truth, he was different than the other lawyers I met with. My trial lasted three days (domestic battery, fase imprisonment, tampering with a cell phone). After four hours of waiting the jury came and proved that my lawyer was not blowing smoke; NOT GUILTY on all counts. My family cried, I had my life back. When you pick your lawyer make sure that they really have trial experience, not just a scary web page. If you are charged in Monterey County with a crime, call Shawn, a real trial lawyer!
My stupid friend committed a crime while I was in my car near by (crime-1 a FELONY) He got back in the car and did not tell me. The cops searched my room and found friends bag with a stolen credit card (crime 2-Misdo). Shawn got the credit card tossed on illegal search. Took the felony to trial keeping the jury out three days before I was found INNOCENT which I was. My life was saved. I did not realize the work that was involved with a trial. He picked the cops as clean as a three day old Thanksgiving turkey in a 6 child family! If they breathed wrong he had them gasping for air. He knew the case so well it made the DA look ill prepared and lacking ability. His manner kept the jury loose and on our side. I can now start to heal. Thank you Shawn!
A few years ago I plead to a Felony domestic violence conviction. I messed up. My wife (now my ex) knew that a phone call to the police was all it took to get me arrested again. When we split up and I locked her out of my house she called the police and told them I had grabbed her by the neck; yep, another criminal domestic case. I DID NOT DO IT! Mr. Mills pushed my case through the system always with an eye towards trial. The DA kept sweeting the offer but, no how, no way was I going to admit to something I did not do! Yesterday at the Jury Trial Calendar call Shawn went in ready for trial this Monday; the DA finally listened and my case was dismissed. Without a lawyer who believed in me I would have been screwed! Thank you Shawn for caring and listening.