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Jonah Chaplin Chew

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Review Jonah Chew
  • When you need a great attorney on your side!

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    Posted by Joe

    Hired attorney

    If you ever need a great attorney on your side, I would highly recommend Mr. Jonah Chew as that attorney. I was in an accident that ultimately resulted in me being charged with a DUI. Like most people I immediately scoured the internet looking for a good attorney. I came across several and attended a few consultations, including one with a "high-powered" attorney from Harvard. Let me tell you that once I met with Jonah I was completely put at ease. His friendly demeanor and knowledge of the process helped to ease my anxiety.

    At the consultation with Jonah he already had a plan of attack on how to minimize the damage that would be inflicted by the court. Additionally, he was willing to work out a payment plan to help ease the financial cost. During the process I had doubts, because you always want to make sure you hired the right attorney to give you the best opportunity against the system and upon consulting with other attorneys they had nothing but high praise for Jonah Chew and his ability. In fact, I was informed that they actually sit on a DUI council/board with Jonah for Bay Area attorneys and assured me that I couldn't find a more tenacious, respected and knowledgeable attorney about DUI law. During the process Jonah always answered my communications quickly, I had many as I was anxious about the case, and did everything to put me at ease in understanding the process.

    When the process started, and it was long (about 3 years), Jonah had me proactively start programs (Kaiser, DUI program, AA) in order to show that I was serious about correcting my problem. Additionally, he filed a motion to suppress the blood draw that was done in my case and this is when I got my first glimpse of Jonah in action. The day I attended court for his Jonah again with his friendly demeanor helped to put me at ease - I was very nervous going in front of the judge, DA and the arresting officer. Jonah completely picked the arresting officer apart and actually caught him lying on the stand. My motion to suppress was granted and their blood draw was thrown out - a huge blow to the DA's case. Upon completion the DA filed a motion to appeal the decision and Jonah put me in contact with a great appellate attorney who won that for me as well.

    After the motion to suppress hearing and the appeal process Jonah continually attended court appearances to complete the process only to have it pushed to later dates each time. This was a very long process and Jonah kept me informed of all court dates and activities in a timely manner. I figured this was the courts attempt to try and punish me without being able to punish me because Jonah had gotten their evidence (the blood draw) thrown out. Then there came that miraculous day when Jonah informed me that he had gotten my case dismissed with double jeopardy attached so that the DA could not re-file the case.

    This was one of the happiest days of my life. I had gone through a three year process with the court, with a lot of anxiety along the way, only to have everything dropped. I can't tell you what this meant to me and my family who had to endure this process with me; I really couldn't believe it when Jonah informed me of the decision. He wasn't even scheduled to go back to court yet, as the court had pushed the issue out yet again, and he got this done.

    If any of you have a chance to read my review, let me tell you that you ABSOLUTELY cannot go wrong with hiring Mr. Jonah Chew. If you want someone who is knowledgeable, responsive, caring, well respected in the courtroom and can deliver results then Jonah is your attorney. I read all the reviews about him before hiring him and though that some of those people had "one-offs" type of experiences, but I can attest that everything said about Jonah is 100% true and accurate. If anyone I know is EVER in need of an attorney I would not hesitate without a second to refer them to Jonah.

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  • Great lawyer

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    Posted by Anthony

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    I was referred to Jonah from my auntie, that auntie is getting a nice gift for Christmas. I've had a few meetings with other lawyers, but none were as confident and knowledgeable as Jonah. He was more than willing to make it work with me payment wise since I'm also a full time student.

    My case was a DUI, but marijuana related. I went through a checkpoint after work, and was stopped because my car "smelled". I passed the sobriety tests, but they also measured my pulse. Who's pulse wouldn't increase with 10 cops and a bunch of bright lights around you? My car was towed, and I was arrested. I was completely sober the whole time I was detained.

    As soon as I hired Jonah, he immediately faxed the DMV to contest since my license was taken. After a few long business days, I got mail from the DMV saying that I can get my license! My arraignment was postponed because Jonah met with the DA prior. After being anxious waiting for the results, I eventually get mail saying everything was dropped. Jonah was amazing and very informative the whole time, making you feel comfortable about everything. You get way more than what you pay for.

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  • lawyer

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    Posted by monique

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    Jonah, is one of the best attorney's in San Francisco. He always on time at court and your phone calls and emails get return promptly. My son was facing a very serious situation but manage to come out on top with jonah. I highly recommend jonah very good man and attorney.

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  • Simply The Best!

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    Posted by John

    Hired attorney

    Jonah Chew is simply outstanding!

    I had a very, VERY challenging case related to false claims of domestic violence and criminal threats (Felony). I was jailed several times, outrageous bonds set and all around was bullied by the legal system. I needed serious help.

    Jonah stepped in on day one and took charge. His expert knowledge of the law, his impeccable followthrough and genuine care for his clients are unmatched in this industry. He worked tirelessly to get ahold of the situation. He works 'miracles'.

    It's obvious he is extremely respected in the court room. He walks in, people wave, smile, joke and sometimes have the look of fear in their faces (District Attorneys). Jonah kept me in the loop, fought like Mike Tyson and at the end of the day I was beyond ecstatic with the outcome.

    If you want a dedicated, professional and compassionate lawyer who will fight to the end, never giving up, look no further and call this man immediately.

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  • Hire Jonah right away

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    Posted by David

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    This is a review for the attorney Jonah Chew. I had a DUI and Felony Hit and Run case where Jonah represented me. Jonah is very knowledgeable in these fields and had a way of putting me at ease. Even though I was facing a huge fine and jail time, Jonah worked hard and answered all my questions and was there for me every step of the way. Jonah was very honest and upfront about his fees and also worked out a payment plan for me. I highly recommend Jonah. And I also wanted to say that I asked Jonah if I could write a review for him and not the other way around because I was impressed with the service I received.

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  • Representation at its finest!

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    Posted by a client

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    Jonah Chew is as adroit as they come, he has a wealth of experience and applies it with the utmost professionalism. I was referred to him by a friend who was impressed by his cordial demeanor, calculated methods of practice, as well as his rapport with the court. I was equally pleased in this manner and couldn't have been represented any better. Mr. Chew covered all possible options for defense, frequently updated me on the progress of my case, and shined in the courtroom. If you want top quality representation Jonah Chew is the way to go!

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  • Great lawyer and amazing person!

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    Posted by Sal..

    Jonah helped me with my DUI case, he was very knowledgeable and made the whole process feel easier and less stressful!
    Jonah is well known and respected in court and knows exactly what needs to be done and the best way to do it! He is also very easy to talk to and a great sense of humor.
    I recommend him to everyone going through a DUI or criminal case!

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  • Great Lawyer

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    Posted by a client

    Jonah represented me on a DUI charge. He was available every step of the way and ensured the process went very smoothly. I found him to be professional, confident and articulate. I would have no hesitation recommending him.

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  • Absolute Professional

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    Posted by Chris

    Jonah Chew was the perfect lawyer for the situation I was involved in. Complete professional who did a great job and keeping me informed of what was going on but also helping me stay come through a very stressful situation. It was a long process but Jonah was there every step of the way to guide me and keep me focused on what was going on. He spoke with various different parties on my behalf and not once did I feel out of the loop. Glad to know there are attorneys out there that do care for their client and do everything they can to provide support.

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  • I stand here a free man because of Jonah!

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    Posted by Raymond

    From January 2012 to May 2015 I had been fighting an incredibly serious case in which (up until September 2014) could have put me in prison for my ENTIRE LIFE without the possibility of parole. My case was one for the textbooks, a wrongful accusation of a heinous and violent crime that I had nothing to do with, simply in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong person. I am a UC Berkeley Graduate and ordained pastor whose integrity and freedom was put on trial (literally) for many years. Over this three and a half year process, I endured a painstakingly inadequate investigation on the part of the prosecution who ignored even some of the most obvious inconsistencies in their version of the story, even when the true perpetrator was handed over to the court on a silver platter, our witness testimonies and hard evidence were largely ignored. In the first 2 years of this trial I went through two other lawyers who did little in terms of advancing my case and I spent enough legal fees that could have been a sizable down payment on a house. Once Jonah was brought into my case in 2013 that is when we really started making positive progress. In September of 2014 Jonah successfully got the third of 3 felonies that I was being charged with dismissed reducing my potential sentence in half. Jonah handled my case with utmost attention and professionalism all the while making me feel confident in his ability to defend my innocence. I am BEYOND ecstatic to stand here and tell you that as of May 8, 2015 thanks to Jonah's tenacity and expertise, I have been EXONERATED of all charges and have finally gotten my life back! I would highly recommend Jonah to anyone who is in a situation in which they need to prove their innocence and character! Thank you Jonah for helping me get the second chance at life that I have yearned for over these excruciating three and a half years!

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