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Posted by anonymous
I retained Ms. Ciota in April 2012 for a probation violation. I had felony probation so I was facing prison time. Ms. Ciota was great when we first met and I agreed to pay her $2500 to help me avoid going to prison after having completed 3 out of 5 years of probation. I violated the probation for a dirty urine and had committed no new offenses. We exchanged e-mails and talked on the phone up until I was remanded to jail on a probation warrant. Her ideas for a defense were not very solid and we never had a good plan.
My last contact with miss Ciota was at a court hearing on June 11th 2012. The judge suggested sentencing on August 3rd and said he wanted to give me a conditional dischard, less likely a county year in jail, and least likely 1-3 years in state prison depending on an the probation report and attorneys agreements. I tried reaching Ms. Ciota that whole month and a half and she stopped talking to me. She did, however, find the time to ask family and friends to contribute more money for my defense. She wound up getting $4850 in total for a technical probation violation. I wound up getting 1-3 years in state prison.
Ms. Ciota failed to let me review my pre-sentence report that was written by probation. She failed to ever give me an itemized bill. She didn't even contact me from the last hearing until sentencing. I was very disappointed with her representation overall. She was given a letter of caution from the Attorney Grievance committee and I would caution anyone facing a serious case to think hard before handing her any money.
Posted by James
If i could give her more than 5 stars I would! She is fantastic! Amy did more for me than I could have asked for!
Posted by anonymous
I was facing several points in my license and was very
Intimidated by the whole process as it was my first experience using a lawyer for this. She was very helpful and effective and I received a judgement as good or better than what she had me expecting!
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