Posted by anonymous
Michael Tillotson was my lawyer for a DWI and Refusal to blow in a breatherlizer case. He impressed the hell out of me with his knowledge of everything from how the court system works to how DWI or DUIs work. It seemed to me as if he knew everything it is to know about them and how to get justice if wrongly accused of one. He got both charges dropped in one court appearance. He is a hell of a lawyer. Hes even a nice guy to talk to and will make you feel better about life if you are stressed out (because being stressed is common nature when having a charge pending agaisnt you.) I highly recommend him to anyone. Absolutely at 5 star lawyer!!!!
Posted by Bill
Michael represented me several years ago for a DUI with no BAC, but not a refusal. He charms you and he was tough and prepared. We lost the first round which looked like it could go either way. He insisted we appeal and then failed to represent me himself in the appeal trail, instead sending his associate. The associate, Mr. Martin, was very nice and much more humble than Michael. In end we did not take the appeal to the bench because the judge they switched us to the day of the trailed was known for being very harsh and rarely dismissed or lowered the original convictions. Michael is very expensive.
Posted by David
Michael Tillotson fought hard and got two of my charges dropped and got the penalties for the remaining charge greatly reduced. He is hard working and he is very thorough. I could not be more pleased with the job he did on my behalf.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Tillotson provided me with the absolute best defense possible in a DUI charge against a rock solid case by the State. While it was my first DUI, there was no way out of it. I had taken medication and had some beer. I fell asleep and crashed my car. Being an aggravated DUI, I could have been given every single maximum penalty there is. However, Mr. Tillotson took the time to listen to how and why things happened the way they did. He took into account some very serious issues I was dealing with in my life, to include recent and past traumas. He pulled medical records concerning the state of my mental health. He made me laugh when I cried. He talked to me on the phone. He called me in the evening. He GENUINELY cares about his clients. I'm serious. He really does care.
He took the time to discuss my trauma issues and my very bad decision that evening. I was so stressed by recent events that I didn’t even know what I was doing that day. Because he took the time to listen, this information was provided to the DA and, in turn, the judge. Instead of throwing the book at me like they could have, I received a reasonable outcome, considering the circumstances.
He is a top notch lawyer who continually attends seminars, reviews the latest laws and even wrote a book on DUI law. So, he’s up to date on exactly how the laws work in the Commonwealth. He also has relationships with many clerks, DA’s, police, judges, etc. So, he is very well respected. He does not try to argue with the judge. He knows to be respectful while getting his point across.
Following the night of my DUI, which I unfortunately don’t remember, he kept me as calm as he possibly could prior to my trial date. And, the trial was very smooth. In and out. You will NOT find a better lawyer.
That last thing I want to say is that I am incredibly fortunate and thankful that I did not hurt or kill myself or anyone else that night. I am sorry for my actions and it made me realize that I do matter to people.
I would recommend Mr. Tillotson to anybody with a DUI charge.
Posted by Chris
I researched Virginia DUI attorneys within 8 hours of the incident. I sent Mike a text and Mike immediately responded. Mike answered many preliminary questions and I engaged him within a week. MIke has an extensive questionnaire that I competed (while the facts were fresh). Based on that questionnaire and subsequent telephone conversations, Mike provided an excellent defense and cross-examination of the professional and competent arresting officer, which resulted in an acquittal. As a practicing attorney, I appreciated Mike's knowledge and litigation skills. I strongly recommend Mike.
Posted by Jayme
I am so so thankful for Mikes expertise and professionalism through the whole process. If it wasn't for him and his staff my life could have very well been going in a different direction. I was pulled over for swerving, arrested for a DUI, blew .14, it was bad. After speaking with multiple lawyers Mike was a clear choice. His knowledge and personalized attention to my situation was appreciated. Other lawyers told me how they could battle any DUI case, he listened to me, and told me why and how I wasn't guilty, and facts and research supporting his statements. I was facing license suspension, possible jail time, AA classes, fines, the whole thing. But he brought everything to the table and I walked out of the court room with a Reckless Driving Charge. Even on that account, he made sure I had no suspension, no jail time, including 'suspended' jail time. And got my fine significantly lowered. This wasn't a plea deal either, he believed in me, and got my DUI DISMISSED. I could not recommend anyone else. I am overly pleased.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Tillotson was able to get all 3 of my charges dropped and then continued to help me with extra fines the courthouse was trying to put on me. Which will soon be dropped as well since they made a mistake with my charges.
Posted by anonymous
I would like to express my extreme gratitude and many thanks to Michael Tillotson who worked diligently to reduce serious charges in my traffic case. I was charged with a 1st Offense DUI, Refusal, and Reckless Driving in November 2015. My circumstances were severe to include I experienced a minor traffic accident resulting in the above charges. I am a professional RN who had much at stake to include a new job, a state board license, and a well-respected reputation in the local community. Mr. Tillotson worked to reduce my charges to reckless driving, a 3 month restricted drivers license, and mandatory ASAP. My life has been a nightmare since November, and tonight I can sleep well knowing I have a sense of peace and appreciation for the diligence and hard work put forth by my wonderful attorney, Mike Tillotson. Thank you Mike! I will always be eternally grateful "gratus" for your help. Thanks as well to Patty and Sarah for their help and support! You are the best!
Posted by CB
Very flexible,knowledgeable, and considerate lawyer. I was facing a 2nd DUI in 5 year offense with a concealed weapon charge so I was looking at alot of time over my head in my eyes. I have a mortgage and I just started a new job a few weeks ago after being unemployed for 7 months and also have a family with 3 kids so any long amounts of jail time and no license at all would have ruined my job and my home life. Mr. Tillotson helped get the gun charge dropped and the dUI knocked down to a 1st offense so I got a restricted license and only 2 days jail time. This turned out great because I got to keep my license so I could keep my job and home life in tact. Thanks again to Mr.Tillotson
Posted by Brian
Mr. Tillotson is the right choice for a DUI lawyer. Worth every penny. In a courtroom environment when judgement calls are being made, this guy has the experience to choose his battles well, and his demeanor lends itself well to trying this kind of case. In addition, he is obviously familiar will all the laws surrounding the topic. He might not be cheap, but you get what you pay for. This guy saved my career.