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Mr. Duarte represented me for my 2nd DUI case and when the final result came out one morning just a few weeks ago, I could not stop smiling for the rest of the day. I could not believe the final outcome. It was far better outcome than I ever hoped for and anticipated.
Since the day of my 2nd DUI, it had been a long ordeal for me since I had to deal with all the stress of the court system for more than 18 months but Mr. Duarte stood strong by me every time and made me feel that I was being taken care and cared by him. My case took a lot longer than other cases but Mr. Duarte had been very patient and caring about the case.
Mr. Duarte is not only very knowledgeable and intelligent in his field but also very personable and caring about his clients.
Mr. Duarte was recommended by my corporal lawyer and I still remember what my corporal lawyer said to me. She said, " Michael, Trust me. I just recommended the best lawyer there is. And you have to trust him. He will not disappoint you! "
Ever since the beginning of my case, I always had the trust in him and sure enough, he delivered the best outcome I could ever hope for. I couldn't ask for more!!
Mr. Duarte, my family says "Thank You" and please know that you are very much appreciated by them.
And I really appreciate you.
"Thank You, Mr. Duarte!" This comes from my heart!!!
About a year ago, I found myself in a situation that not only could have a significant impact on myself and my family, but also and even more so on my career (I am in the legal field). Facing a DUI charge is a scary position to be in, emotions become tumultuous and can often cloud sound judgment. I was referred to Francisco through a good mentor and friend of mine, and had actually referred Francisco by way of the same person recommending him myself once before, to a friend of mine. I cannot say enough about my experience with him. Not only did he achieve a fantastic outcome for my particular case, which had multiple charges and penalties in play, but most importantly he treated me with kindness, respect, understanding and a genuine, palpable compassion and empathy for me, my case and what I was facing. He without a doubt posseses the knowledge, skills and experience you really truely need in an attorney to get the best possible outcome that you can. Don't be fooled into thinking that any attorney will do, that can be a big mistake. It was obvious in the courtroom that his presence was respected and admired as an attorney, by not only the local Judges (which is very important) and prosecuting attorneys (also very important) but also his peers. As a person, he is one that once you know, you won't forget!
If you are looking for the best representation you can find in this kind of a situation, which can be a task in itself, hire Francisco Duarte and put your mind at ease!
Thank you Francisco and staff for making this all as painless as possible, and helping me put it and leave it in the past for good!
- Grateful fan and woman from Snohomish County
Francisco handled a unique driving violation I had where I was charged with both reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Although unusual, he asked for a modest retainer and began working on the case. Even though I was not allows aware of the progress of the case pretrial, I always felt I was in good hands. The pretrial went smoothly and I was completely briefed on the applicable law, consequences and choices. The result was both favorable and less expensive than anticipated. I have worked with a few personal attorneys and several corporate lawyers and I don't think I have ever said those words regarding a case of any kind.
Being arrested for a DUI was a very scary and new situation for me. I was lost with what I needed to do and completely afraid of how this would affect my healthcare profession. Luckily I had a friend who recommended Francisco as the "best DUI lawyer you could ask for". During our first consultation (which was free), I was in tears from all the stress and anxiety the DUI was causing me. Francisco was very kind, understanding, non-judgmental, and most of all very informative. Before I even hired him, he gave me a detailed explanation of what to expect and gave me tips on what I needed to do to help my case. He gained my trust and my respect immediately. Even though money was tight, I felt that hiring him was my best chance at fighting the DUI. During the entire process he was quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. It was such a relief to have him working on my case so diligently and knowing it was in such good hands. The outcome was a favorable one, with the DUI being reduced and having no suspension or interlock ignition. I was thrilled with the results and incredibly thankful I chose him as my lawyer. To anyone facing a DUI charge, Francisco IS the best lawyer to represent you!
From my first meeting Francisco became a trusted advisor I felt and still believe he cared about me and my family. He never told me anything that he couldn't or didn't follow through with. He came to every hearing prepared and was respected. He was able to secure outcome in my case I never thought to be possible. He is a true professional when I needed one. Thank you Francisco
Mr. Francisco Duarte is an excellent client advocate and goes "above and beyond" handling the case. At the same time I was addressing a DUI arrest, I was looking to make a major job transition/promotion to a Vice-President position. Francisco and his colleague, Ms. Diana Lundin, walked me through the process, communicated with human resources on my behalf and gave me the confidence to move forward with my job transition. The DOL hearing was successful and the outcome of the DUI arrest was very favorable. Francisco consistently told me not to worry about the case. I needed to continue on with my life during the legal process which he appropriately estimated would take 9-12 months. Francisco is an excellent advocate and communicator. He is compasionate and truly cares about his clients. I would recommend Francisco to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. Thank you, Francisco.
On June 2011 I was cited for DWI and needing an attorney I contacted a associate I knew and asked if he had knew of an attorney that he would recommend to handle a DWI. He referred me to Francisco. From our first meeting at his office I knew he was the right person! Mr. Duarte and his staff were very professional in all aspects of my case (cases). I was kept up to speed with all aspects of the paper work via letter, email and text messages. What made this case more difficult for Francisco was that while one case was pending, 6 months later I received a second DWI and driving while suspended in a different jurisdiction!! Well without me writing a novel as to the work that I alone created for Francisco I'll just cut to the chase and say that after the first jury trial Francisco had the prosecutor and the witness for the state mumbling and I ended up with a Negligent driving conviction. Again Francisco and his team pulled together and in my second DWI/DW suspended I plead guilty to Reckless driving! Its only through Francisco, his team and the grace of God that I'm able to be actually driving legally, (18 months sober) and forever grateful for Francisco! Thank you Francisco for your diligence, advise, direction, grace, and humor! Have a GREAT Summer!
I would definitely recommend Francisco as a lawyer because he is very trustworthy and does not only try his hardest to help your situation but also tries and gets to know you as a person which made me feel comfortable with him. i thought there was not any hope when it came to my situation but he reassured me overtime that i did not need to worry. He is an amazing lawyer and works magic in the courtroom anyone who needs a great lawyer should go to him because he will fight for what's right for you.
I was referred by a friend who had received tickets in the past and was to contact Francisco Duarte. That was 2011. Francisco was very pleasant during the 21 continuances he did while attempting to represent me on a DUI. Of the continuances, only approximately three were related to my case. The approximately other 19 were because of his scheduling conflicts that were HIS. He had seminars to teach, travel problems because of the snow, etc. He would call the day of the hearing and cancel at that time. I was yelled at by the judge, embarrassed and humiliated, in my opinion, because he had other appointments. I left messages on his phone. When I received no call back I would have to call Fury Baily directly and would get a call back from Diana Lundin, some associate. After a start date of 4/2011, he arranged a deferred prosecution charge for me as of 1/2013. I will never be able to get the years back in which he was unable to work on my case. As soon as I was sentenced, he withdrew from my case, leaving me with no one to call for advice regarding my case. Unless you have 2 years of your life to lose for a 5-year sentence of deferred prosecution I would think twice about using this firm. I never had an office consultation; he only met me at the courthouse. I now have until 2017 to have this part of my life complete. If I could go back in time I would ask myself, how much is 1 year and six months of your life worth in court continuances?
One word...Amazing!!! There aren't many people in this world like him...let alone attorneys! He came recommended to me by two friends of mine with DUI arrests. Forking over $$$ for an attorney is never an easy thing to do, and when I hired him I would say like many might be, I was reluctant. How did I know he was worth it or how did I know he was REALLY the right attorney for me? Well...with all of that said, I would not hesitate in slightest...not even a little... should i EVER find myself in need of a defense attorney again. And I believe I can confidently say that my parents (who witnessed Francisco do the voodoo that he do in trial) would not hesitate in least should the need ever arise for them.Thank You Francisco...Your hard work and care that went into me and my case is so much appreciated!!! I am still in shock and Awe with your talent in that court room...I am a very, very proud client!