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Just very expensive and bad handling of the case. I am not a citizen and I was accused of DV. I came to know of Mr Mayfield from an immigration lawyer. In the very first meeting, when we did not have the police report or any evidence I was told straight that I will have to plead guilty and that I will certainly lose the trial no matter what. There was hardly any evidence the prosecution had against me. I told him multiple times that I wanted to go to trial and that I understand the consequences of losing the trial. I was told some very rude things that being from a country in Asia where there was news of atrocities against women recently, I looked like someone who would do bad things to a woman! That was very sad to hear from my own lawyer. Eventually, as I did not want to be with my wife, he kept trying to convince me to hire an immigration lawyer and a divorce lawyer to file for divorce. I did not fall into that at all. His law firm does civil divorce cases too. I was even sent a mail by him that my wish of going to trial would have grave consequences and I could end up in jail for years! Even though it was a misdemeanor and not even a felony. When I talked to other lawyers, no one believed me that he would have written such a mail. I actually showed the mail to them. Eventually, after running into an enormous bill of 10K usd and still him not willing to go to trial, I decided to move on to a different attorney who handled my case really well and was all prepared to go to trial. Eventually, my case got dismissed on the day of the trial. All in all, I ended up losing lots of money and got bad legal advice. I have 100% confidence that his knowledge of the law is excellent but to this day I do not understand what was his attitude towards my case!
During his handling of my case, he was most concerned about justice and not about fees. He was extremely knowledgeable about the most arcane procedural details and local court customs and practices. He was persuasive in court. He cared.
Earlier this year, I was attacked by a woman at my gym and then accused and arrested for assault and battery. Bewildered by these events, I turned to Daniel Mayfield for assistance in fighting these charges. Through the ensuing months, Daniel counseled me every step of the way from pre-booking to pre-trial, answered all my questions promptly by phone and e-mail, and informed me of all options and possible outcomes. He kept accurate records of his billing and demonstrated a very high level of ethics, making sure I was well informed and could make informed decisions about plea bargains that may be offered. In short, I was extremely comfortable trusting Daniel with my case and he made the whole ordeal manageable. In the end, my case was dismissed and I am thankful to Daniel and his team for successfully defending me against these false charges.