I live out of state and was camping in the Adirondacks where I got a UPM after getting pulled over because my friend rolled through a stop sign. Knowing nothing about the law in NY I was pretty freaked out. I was ready to just plead guilty and pay the fine to get it over with, but I tried calling a few lawyers first to get a better idea of what I was getting into.
Rakesh, the only one who answered my call, spent a good 45 minutes on the phone with me and he explained everything. I was ready to pay extra to have him drive up north to help me with this so I wouldn't have it on my record, and he declined on account of his conscience. He explained that I had nothing to lose in not having a lawyer at the arraignment for such a minor violation and that the fee for long distance representation would be a waste of my money. Rather than take advantage of my panic, he advised me to keep my money, explained the law, what to expect on the court date, and what I should say to get an ACOD. We also had backup plans for all the worst case scenarios, but he assured me that I would be fine. He was also graciously available when I called and texted a few more times with more questions.
I followed his advice and the judge dismissed my case altogether. I came out of the whole ordeal with no stains on my record, no fine, and no lawyer fees. Apart from being very grateful to Rakesh for his knowledgeable advice, his time, and his ethics, I was particularly grateful for how genuinely sympathetic and reassuring he was. It sounds corny but his willingness to help me out made the whole exchange feel more like I was getting advice from a good friend who also happened to know the law inside and out. I highly recommend him, especially if what you are looking for is a good lawyer who is also a good person. Hire Rakesh.