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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    DUI --> Negligent Driving

    James Egan made me confident in a good result and I got one. I was in an accident after drinking one night, thinking I was OK to drive. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt but I was still over the limit and a little dejected about my situation and its prognosis. During my consultation with James Egan , I knew it was the right move to get him behind my case. As I was accepting that I wouldn't be driving for a long while, James Egan got the DOL to un-suspend my license and I've been driving ever since (not drinking, of course). The process with James couldn't have been any more easy. Getting a misdemeanor and slap on the wrist with a NEG 1 (only a small fine, I think $500) was the best I could ask for. I highly recommend James Egan for anyone, as he really provides the confidence and understanding that will help you get through a similar situation.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Karl

    DUI experts

    I was involved in an accident where a blood draw by the officer revealed a .15 BAC. I was looking at a license suspension plus at least 2 days in jail by the prosecutor’s first recommendation. I was confident in hiring James Egan’s team because of the extensive DUI defense experience of every single one of their four lawyers. Mr. Egan personally helped me avoid a DOL license suspension altogether. Then, on the criminal case after legal argument was filed, the prosecutor agreed to a Negligent Driving reduction without jail, a small fraction of fines, and obviously no license suspension. I got off essentially scott free! James Egan’s firm saved my life! If you made the mistake of DUI as I did, there is no mistake in hiring these DUI experts to fix it!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI client

    THE SMARTEST LAWYERS YOU COULD EVER HIRE

    My facts could not have been worse. I had a second DUI offense in 7 years with a car accident and a .21 BAC level. Every other lawyer said I would probably do 45 days in jail if I didn’t go deferred. Mr. Egan’s legal team has decades of experience and they promised me a strong and recognized legal defense for my very serious charge. James Egan’s team identified a series of legal issues and filed motions for the criminal case, resulting in a major reduction to Negligent Driving without any jail time. They also beat the license suspension, which is clearly their forte. The outcome they got for me goes beyond words and is frankly jaw-dropping. They saved my life! I would highly recommend their extremely solid legal services to everyone charged with DUI. These guys are all legal geniuses!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Brad

    Very happy with my legal services

    When I first met James Egan and his team of attorneys, I found out I missed the Department of Licensing 20 day deadline and that my license was going to be suspended for 90 days. On top of that, I was going to need SR-22 insurance for the next three years. The Law Offices of James Egan were able to get DOL to grant me a late hearing request. They then won that hearing and saved my license. On my criminal case, despite blowing over the .08 legal limit, James Egan’s attorneys were able to convince the prosecutor to give me an infraction instead of a misdemeanor. I avoided jail, I avoided a license suspension, and even avoided a criminal conviction. I’m very happy with my legal services.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Eric

    Amazing outcome when everything was at stake

    I had blown over twice the legal limit and my commercial driver’s license was at stake. A DUI conviction or a DOL loss would have ended my career as a truck driver. James Egan’s team was able to win my DOL hearing and get the prosecutor to reduce my DUI charge to a Reckless Driving, saving my commercial driver’s license and my job. Absolutely amazing work.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Marcus

    Saved my job

    I blew more than twice the legal limit and knew I was in big trouble. I am required to travel to Canada as part of my job and I knew a DUI conviction would likely keep me out of Canada for life. The Law Offices of James Egan got my case reduced and saved my job, and advised me to stay calm, positive and optimistic through this stressful wait time, which was invaluable, helpful and sound advice. The prosecutor was trying to put me in jail for five days but instead I walked away with just some community service. James Egan and the other amazing attorneys in this fine firm exceeded all my expectations and I couldn’t be more pleased, and I am forever grateful, humbled and indebted to the entire team at the Law Offices of James Egan.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a DUI client

    Jail on 1st Offense

    I hired James for my first criminal offense, a DUI no blow. My case had no particularly unique facts, but I ended up losing my license for a year and spent a total of 36 hrs, including 24 straight hours in jail.

    James told me "There's a 99% chance you won't go to jail.". I have no idea if he was full of it or if I just got unlucky.

    What I do know is that I paid $4500 to go to jail and lose my license for a year, which was really terrible. REALLY terrible.

    It seems James' attorneys' strategy failed: he never was able to get a hold of the Prosecutor to bargain. I had several continuances and it was pretty clear my attorney, Carl, Linda, whoever there was there that day, was just finally talking to the Prosecutor about my case right on the spot. In other words, on the criminal side, it's not clear to me James' attorneys did ANY work other than to show up (when other clients of there's were there too), and try to get a 5 second word with the prosecutor. I ended up pleading to reckless and got JAIL.

    My understanding is this is a strange result. So I got unlucky, or, again, James failed.

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    James Egan’s response: “James told me "There's a 99% chance you won't go to jail." That is simply UNTRUE. No lawyer of any experience would make that kind of promise for a person charged with DUI Refusal where a conviction as charged results in a mandatory 2 day jail penalty. While I can opine about statistical chances of reductions based on over 1,000 past DUI defenses (and there was a substantial reduction here), I certainly don't guess about jail, because there are multiple variables (prosecutor, judge, client's compliance with court conditions). So the reviewer is either being untruthful or does not recall what I ever said. I stand behind the two-step reduction from a DUI refusal to a non-DUI as being reasonable depending on circumstances.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI client

    Very happy I chose James Egan

    When I met James Egan and his team, they gave me a lot of confidence that they could help me out of a tough situation. I didn’t think I had done anything worth getting pulled over for, but after I blew above the limit I was worried that a DUI would end up on my record forever. After finding problems in the police report, Mr. Egan and his partners got the prosecutor to amend my charge to negligent driving with a suspended sentence. I’m very happy I chose the Law Offices of James Egan. If any of my friends get in trouble I know who I’ll recommend.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Aaron

    These guys know what they're doing

    I thought there was no way the prosecutor would agree to reduce my DUI charge. I blew twice the legal limit and didn't have the best record. There really was no defense to the charge.

    However, based on a speedy trial issue spotted by the Law Offices of James Egan, the prosecutor agreed to reduce and I avoided having to install an ignition interlock device on my car for a year.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Gregor

    Completely impressive defense

    I was incredibly worried after I was pulled over and charged with DUI just for crossing a lane line. I chose James Egan to represent me because of his obvious experience and team approach. I was completely impressed with the way they spelled out exactly what I needed to do and how they aggressively went after the evidence against me to destroy the prosecutor's case. Not only did they get me a Negligent Driving 1st Degree even though I blew over the legal limit, but they saved my license because they showed the officer didn't have any grounds to pull me over in the first place. James Egan's team is one of a kind and I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

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