5.0 stars 13 totalReview Patrick McDonough
Posted by Lynne
When my son was 17, he was stopped for a minor traffic violation. He was with a friend and there was an unopened bottle of wine in the vehicle. Much earlier in the day he had consumed a beer but waited several hours to drive. Although the mistake was his, my son had multiple citations given and was arrested for the possession of alcohol.
We were referred to Pat by a dear friend who said, "If anyone can help it is Pat McDonough! He specializes in that most critical age group of 'older than a juvenile/too young for first offender' category".
My son had the desire to become a United States Air Force Officer and serve a full time military career. A DUI and MIP would have destroyed that dream. One mistake could have determined his life's path.
This was too important so we promptly retained Pat McDonough. He handled everything. He has a wonderful office staff and they get things done efficiently and accurately.
The final results made everyone happy. He citation was lowered to reflect more of what REALLY happened, salvaging his future career and giving my son a second chance.
He is now an official candidate at the United States Air Force Academy for next year. Thanks Pat, my son will not let you down with his commitment to our country. You gave him back his future!
The money we saved on future auto insurance paid for Mr. McDonough's bill by ten fold!
Posted by Dana Everhart
Mr. McDonough has supported my family in a difficult time and has helped us navigate the legal issues involved. He is kind and understanding and listens to our concern. We felt as if we were in capable hands with his support.
Posted by a client
Our son was being charged with violation of a TPO. No one in our family had ever been in this situation. With our court appointed attorney our son would have been in jail for a long time. We hired Mr. Pat McDonough and he was able to get him out very quickly and will be able to get the case dismissed and his record expunged. We are very grateful to Mr. McDonough for his tenacity and experience.
Posted by Sam
A month ago I was pulled over for speeding, and I ended up getting arrested for 2 misdemeanors involving drugs. Facing 3 charges, with a previous misdemeanor involving drugs, I was awfully worried what would result at my arraignment. However, Patrick was amazing! He was very polite, informative, and respectful. He was always an email/phone call away, and I never had an issue getting in touch with him. His consultation was very reassuring; after telling him the details of my case, he gave me a very specific outline of what I should preemptively in order to ensure that my case would go in the direction we wanted it to. He wasn't overly optimistic nor pessimistic, and gave me very realistic expectations of what he could do for me and what would end up happening.
After going to court, I was able to enter the Pre-Trial Diversion program even after completing it in my previous case. I already completed most of the requirements needed for probation, due to Patrick's insight and recommendations, and all I have to do is 12 months of probation and a few seminars.
I would highly recommend hiring Patrick.
Posted by Tommy
Mr. McDonough did a great job of very quickly getting in touch with the right people in the prosecutor's office to work out a really good deal to handle my speeding ticket. Thanks to his help, I was able to avoid getting any points on my driving record, or having to report it to my insurance company. Highly recommend him.
Posted by a client
Working with Patrick McDonough was a pleasure. In a very scary situation, and they provided a peace of mind. My first meeting with them they spent a long time with me to help go over every detail of the case. Patrick and Becca were very honest about possible outcomes of the case. Throughout the process they communicated as they were working and fighting for our case. The case was looked at from every angle to make sure that nothing was missed. All the documentation and records to support our case was collected and several conversations were had after the first meeting to be sure we had touched on every point without missing a detail.
We could not have asked for a better outcome of the case as it was dismissed.
I am thankful for a such a great group that I chose to do business with.
Posted by a client
We started out hiring Patrick after an incident involving 2 drug felonies and 3 misdemeanors. While that case was being worked out I had another hiccup in the road with a DUI. After studying the facts of both cases he took on the DUI first ultimately getting the charge dropped as an unlawful stop. After beating that case he immediately started on the next involving the two drug felonies and three misdemeanors. Pat managed to get every charged dropped and changed to one count of a prescription out of bottle (a very innocent misdemeanor). I must serve 12 months probation and THATS IT. After the 12 months that charge will be dropped giving me a clean start and a clear record. His assistants are wonderful as well and always answer swiftly with any questions you may have. I really can't say one poor thing about Pat and his team as they are comforting and professional at the same time. I have been so fortunate to have found a great lawyer that made this process go so smoothly.
Posted by Linda Flanigan
This was our first experience hiring a lawyer. We were very pleased with the professionalism of Patrick and his team of professionals. My son learned valuable lessons from his mistakes and through his attorney Patrick how to rectify the situation. Special recognition to Becca Webb - Paralegal Miss Webb was extremely professional in her dealings with us, very kind and extremely prompt with her responses. She is a valuable asset to the firm. Thank you Patrick and your team for a great experience. We appreciate everything you did for us.
Posted by Ashlen
Earlier this year I was charged with a DUI. The situation was stressful as anyone could imagine. A serious charge on my record, jail time, and license suspension was at stake. With Mr. McDonough and his teams experience and expertise throughout the process, I was able to avoid it all. My charge was reduced, I kept my license, did not receive points on my license, and did not serve additional jail time. With his hard work and knowledge, he was able to negotiate with the prosecutor with the odds stacked against me. I would highly recommend him if you are in need of legal assistance.
Posted by a client
My son had an accident and was arrested and charged with a DUI. To complicate matters my son refused to take the breathalyzer which normally results in an automatic one year license suspension. In addition to the DUI with an accident and he failed all tests administered by the police. Mr. McDonough and his team of experts was able to pick apart the tests to the point where he was able to negotiate with the prosecutor and brought down the charges to reckless driving with no points, no license suspension, and no probation. He only had to do community service, take a class and pay fines. Needless to say, we were very pleased with the outcome and would use his services again without hesitation. Mr. McDonough is an exceptional attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone.