5.0 stars 62 totalReview Rachel Kugel
Posted by Satnam
Rachel Kugel is the best Dui/dwi lawyer in NY hands down. I got my first dwi when I was 19 and the second one when I was 22. Though I was convicted for a DWAI for my first offense which only made it harder for the court to give me a break for my second offense, somehow Rachel pulled some strings and got my second dwi offense dismissed/sealed! I'm grateful that Rachel represented me. Thank you Rachel!
Posted by anonymous
I came across Kugel law firm when I got in trouble a while back for a DUI, after speaking to two other attorneys prior, who made me feel worse after speaking to them. Kind of hard to go into court with your first DUI, with an attorney who makes you feel like you should be UNDER the jail. Rachel and I'm sorry I forgot her office managers name, Patty, I think (sorry it was a while ago), weren't like that. The two just made the process a little less stressful and eased some of my panic. Both ladies stayed calm, were straight forward and I never felt like it was a battle dealing with them. I stated what I hoped my outcome was and if it wasn't realistic, they would tell me. There was never a time I couldn't get a hold of them. My outcome was more positive than I expected. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! As much as I liked the ladies, I hope that I will never have to use Rachel's services again but I would gladly recommend and use it in a heart beat if needed. I couldn't have asked for a more professional, efficient attorney!...A.R
Posted by Pedro
I was faceing a year suspension, and got 3 other traffic violations, which added up to 11 points on my license. She got it down to 3 month suspension and got the other 3 traffic violations dismissed. I thought I had no chance, but she did what she does best and got me the minimum. I definitely recommend her. Money well spent.
Posted by anonymous
We hired Rachel to assist us ( Dad and I ) in a criminal matter . I was impressed with her level of poise and comfort in handling our case and well as being very personable. Our case was disposed of very quickly with very desirable results . We waited while she spoke to the prosecutor. We were then led into the court. Our case number was called. Within three (3) minutes the Judge rendered a verdict. All we had to pay was a minimal fine . The entire process took all of 30 minutes .Dad and I were out of there ! I would definitely recommend Kugel Law Firm !
Posted by anonymous
Let me start by saying that I was pulled over for a DUI over a year ago. My life was a total disaster. I was devastated, this meant if I was convicted I would lose my job and being in Sales this would prevent me from ever getting a decent job it would be in my record and no one will hire me with a DUI on my record. I was in a total panic, I never needed a lawyer for anything. I spoke with 5 different lawyers and everyone of them gave me the cost and painted a picture of doom and gloom. They never gave me any hope of ever beating the DUI charge, All I heard is your looking at 7 months license suspension maybe even a year. These guys had every intension of just going through the motions and taking every penny and just strike a deal at best. I then contacted Rachel's office I then was taken care of by her assistant by the name of Linda. She explained the whole procedure along with the cost with no hidden charges very upfront and honest to the core. I then received a phone call from Rachel who then proceeded to calm me down and gave me hope and reassurance, She told me it would be an uphill climb but by no means a no win situation. I told my wife that she has given me hope and made my life a little better since the incident. I was able to sleep after I spoke to her and she went out of her way to explain how we would proceed. I spent 13 months with this hanging over my head if it wasn't for her I would not have known what to do. She is above all caring, sincere, and compassionate to your situation. She went above and beyond for me, I am eternally grateful to her. Rachel is a gift from God who I thank every day that I made that phone call to her. God Bless you and Linda you my my sincere gratitude .. God Bless You Both !!!
Posted by anonymous
Rachel is very professional and understanding. She provides great professional service when it comes to fighting DWI's. Rachel is very capable in the field of DWI's. Our case had been prolonged for about half a year. The result of the case was the DWI pushed down to a Reckless Driving charge. She is very assertive in court and looks out for her client's best interests. I highly recommend her council for DWI cases.
Posted by Henry Lee
After reading online reviews on Avvo and consulting with a number of attorneys, I reached out to Rachel and Linda who immediately put my mind to ease. Since this was my first time requiring a defense attorney, they took the time to go over my case and explained the potential outcomes (plea deal, dismissal, trial, etc.). Throughout the entire process, Rachel always kept me informed on her conversations with the prosecutor and made sure my priorities were still the same - my job requires me to drive so a suspended license was not an option. After a bunch of court dates later, we were finally scheduled to go to trial. I thought I would have been more nervous at trial, but my gut told me I was in capable hands. My instincts were right. When it came to cross-examining the witness and talking to the jury, Rachel looked like a (wo)MAN among boys in that courtroom. I even overheard a court officer whispering "damn she's good" to another officer when Rachel was finished with her cross examination! When it was all said and done, the jury came back with a not guilty verdict! 10/10 would recommend Rachel to any friend.
Posted by Glenn
Had a hunch/gut feeling to hire Rachel after speaking with her very knowledgeable and understanding assistant Linda. I could not have made a better decision. My case was handled professionally with precision, attention to detail and compassion. From day one and throughout the entire process I always felt Rachel and her team were giving their all for me!
Don't look anywhere else.
Posted by RJ
Charged with a DUI and ended with a traffic infraction. Very pleased
Posted by Dan
I was charged with DUI and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. Linda, Rachel's Paralegal, answered all my many emails instantly, putting my mind at ease. Rachel appeared in court for and with me four times and negotiated a deal with the Municipal Prosecutor wherein my possession charge was downgraded to "littering", which saved me from a felony conviction. I pled guilty to the DUI charge as part of the plea negotiation. She saved me from a felony in exchange for the traffic violation.
Rachel is the most knowledgeable lawyer I have ever met. She is comforting and always succeeds in getting the very best outcome you could ever hope for. You would be in excellent hands hiring Rachel!