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I was accused of domestic violence. Maureen Baldwin was instrumental in getting the charges rejected (which means a case never got filed). Maureen was down to earth, she was aggressive when necessary but never came across as pushy , she knew when to be persistent and when to lay low. All of her years of experience paid off and she was an excellent investment and truly has your best interest at heart! I am very appreciative of her help and highly recommend her if you are in a legal situation.
I talked to three lawyers for my domestic violence case. I didnt pick lawyers who claimed to be the king/queen in the court room, who had connection with DA but Maureen, who was at the moment having a bad cold, sneezing constantly but still went into all the details of my situation taking detailed notes. That was one of the best decision I ever made in my life. Maureen worked out miracle - DA rejected the case completely and there was NO charge filed on me! Due to a prior misdemeanor change on my record 5 years ago, its deemed impossible for such an outcome, while bad consequences could lead to my immigration status denial, my loss of child custody, or at the minimum my immobility in the next couple years to change job in the high tech industry.
To me Maureen is a very cool lawyer:) She may not claim all the credits but I realize how she smartly collected new evidence, tuned new development of the situation in my favor, and gave me truly valuable advise not limited to the criminal case, but the family custody case I was also dealing with in the mean time. Not to mention what other reviewers have said about Maureen's prompt response to your email, her keenness on details, her loads of experience and her great reputation with her clients, with DA and the courtrooms.
Though it was the worst drama in my life, I feel so lucky I found and chose Maureen as my lawyer.
Dear some one in need,
About 2 months ago I ended up in a situation of petty theft case. It was the moment of my life where I felt so lost and shameful.
I got caught with the police and was cited to go to court and was so petrified.
I didn't know what to do and I desperately
needed a lawyer. I researched and called few
lawyers, but didn't feel comfortable with any.
Couple of lawyers hear the worriness in you and tried to take advantage and say things to make you more intimidated.
Some knew your case was standard and tried to charged you the maximum knowing it didn't need that much work. Some promised you a lot and seem so superficial.
Finally, I came across Maureen Baldwin.
That afternoon in my car was when I tried to call Maureen. The 1st moment I briefly told
M my situation, she spent her time talking to me and explaining the whole situation to me
as though she took care of it without asking anything in return. She didn't even bothered
quoting the fees. She gives you what is her knowledge about your situation and if
you feel you need further care from M, she was willing to help you. But she doesn't even temped, forced, or rushed you into picking her. You just feel naturally in your conscience that she is the one!
She takes care of you each step that you need and request fee up to whatever point she assisted you.
She doesn't make you pay for any extras that
she didn't work for you. Unlike the other lawyers, just blab out one huge fee and promised you that they'll do this and get this and that accomplished without starting anything for you yet.
Throughout my process with Maureen,
I get personal contact from M every day and even within the hours of response. M contacted me back and forth by emails and text constantly. I don't ever have to talk to
any receptionist or assistance at all.
It's you and M one on one all the time.
All the reviews about Maureen are so TRUE.
There are plenty of criminal lawyers out there... but you are lucky if you have chosen one that you trust and one that is not there just for the Money.
For the rest of this life, I don't hope i ever
have to need a criminal lawyer again.
But I would want someone whos is like me...
did a horrible dumb mistake and need a good lawyer, look for Maureen Baldwin,
you will feel so much BETTER!
My case got dismissed and went as planned.
I contacted Ms. Baldwin the way many of you will, based on her reviews from various search engines. Upon meeting her I gave her the details of what I thought was an insurmountable case. She reassured me that what needed to be done would take time but could be done. She explained the law to me with great clarity and reassured me that this horrible chapter in my life could finally be over. We negotiated her fees which I found to be very reasonable....I left her office with instructions of what I needed to do and I did what she asked of me. My case was a 2 stage litigation process. She handled the first stage immediately. I knew I had hired the right attorney. My expectations were exceeded when I learned that she had my original conviction dismissed rather than reduced. She was successful in stage 2 of my case.
Here is where my review really needs your attention. My attorney for the original case was twice as expensive as Ms Baldwin - 13 years prior! Talking to him took an act of Congress. He acted like him taking my case was an extreme inconvenience but martyred himself as he was doing it as a favor.
Ms. Baldwin ALWAYS returned my calls promptly, within hours not days. When I couldn't be reached she sent me emails or text messages updating me with new information as it became available.
If you are in need of an attorney I highly recommend Ms. Baldwin. She knows the law and has decades of experience. The smartest decision I ever made was to retain her services...
Because of Ms. Baldwin, I can pursue goals in life that I thought were impossible before.
Maureen Baldwin was there for me in my time of need. I was charged with a DV offense and throughout the ordeal, she was the rock on which I could lean on in my time of stress and duress. Without her, I think I would have suffered a nervous breakdown. She helped me understand the whole process and patiently worked with me over innumerable emails and phone calls. She is a caring and committed professional who provides the most objective and considered counsel to her clients. Additionally, she is extremely knowledgeable about the workings of the legal system and is well connected to many of the prosecutorial staff in the Santa Clara County courts thus enabling her to advance the interests of her client in a more effective manner. She was able to reduce the charges from DV to a Disturbance of Peace misd without probation and helped me get a new lease of life. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a committed, caring and responsive lawyer during their time of need
After an extensive research I found Maureen, and based on her reviews I called her to set up a free consultation.
It is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
She is honest, real, and will tell you exactly how things are. Her experience allows her to give an insight that is hard to get and understand as an outsider of the Law System. She is also well respected among the District Attorneys office.
Maureen was always available for questions I had, as well as willing to spent countless hours going over every detail of my case.
Throughout the whole experience Maureen, became more that just my lawyer, she is now a friend that has gained my trust and respect for a lifetime.
At the end, after a hard fought battle, she was able to dismiss my felony charge.
I was devastated by my arrest, but fortunately my daughter did a good job of finding the right lawyer. Maureen made me feel better right away. I could tell that she would work as hard as possible to get me the best possible result. She kept me informed, was always on time for court dates, and used her negotiating skills to keep me out of jail. She really cares about her clients and is completely honest. She was also always on the lookout for anything that would help me and made sure that the court did the right things. Her fee was very reasonable. In fact, I offered to pay her more to look into something, and she just laughed. "What? You don't think you paid me enough?". I really didn't.
Maureen gave us her time and energy always she was very attentive and caring as well. She went out of her way to listen and help us with our problems, she was excellent. We highly recommend her to anyone who needs legal assistance.
Is an wonderful attorney that represented me on a unique domestic violence case which carried a strike and a possible 7 years behind bars. She always kept me well informed and always promptly returned my phone calls and emails. She was always honest and realistic with me concerning possible outcomes. She may seem sometimes quiet and meek for a criminal attorney. but she is a shark in the courtroom. exactly the type of attorney that one would want representing them. and should fear going up against. I cant thank her enough for all she did. and would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking an attorney with competence and knowledge of the law. she makes you feel like a close friend from the day you meet her.
My son was arrested for a felony assault. We were very upset and confused. Luckily someone who is a friend recommended Maureen Baldwin. She was very knowledgeable and insightful, and was always available to my son and to us regarding the tough decisions that needed to be made. This was a difficult time for all of us and I don't know how we could have got thru the case without her assistance.