5.0 stars 17 totalReview Carl Cansino
Posted by Allen
Carl Cansino was recommended to me by friends familiar with the court system in Milledgeville. I am a candidate for city office in nearby Sparta, GA. The incumbent mayor and council members hired their friends to supervise the election without consideration of all challengers' concerns about balloting security and voter fraud. The incumbents' vote to use paper ballots instead of electronic voting machines for election day and for advanced voting heightened our ballot security concerns. The city attorney did not address our concerns and the incumbents would not give good reason why paper ballots would be used instead of electronic voting machines that were used in past city elections. Use of paper ballots opens the door to spoiling ballots, stuffing ballot boxes, etc. Five other challengers on the ballot joined me in seeking legal help to satisfy our concerns of possible fraud involving the use of paper ballots. Because advanced voting was to begin in just 14 days from the first time I spoke to him about the case, Carl went right to work on researching our options and concluding that an injunction was needed to remedy our concerns before voting began. He researched and concluded that Georgia law did not allow use of paper ballots unless the use of electronic machines was "impossible and impracticable". The incumbents had given no viable explanation of why they decided to use paper ballots. Carl used the Georgia law pertaining to elections to build from scratch an argument for injunction and request for a hearing before a Superior Court Judge. The hearing was granted within 24 hours of filing and the Judge ruled in our favor, ordering city officials to use electronic voting machines and not to use paper ballots for advanced and election day voting. The 90-minutes' hearing was guided by Carl Cansino's expert presentation. Clearly the Judge wanted the facts and the law argued, and Carl was very impressive. His witness questioning was on target and left little doubt of the truth, which supported his argument. His closing left no doubt that the law supported our case. The Judge was concise in her ruling, pointing out that the law supported cause for injunction and the order to use voting machines. As a longtime (now retired) editor, publisher & owner of two weekly newspapers for 30 years, I knew enough about law to believe we (the challengers/plaintiffs) had a chance at getting some kind of help with our ballot security concerns, but the ruling we received was my wildest dream come true. Carl built this case from initial phone call to Judge's ruling in only nine days. Unbelievable the job he did. In the future, I will use Carl Casino for my legal work. Thanks Carl. You guaranteed a fair election in Sparta, GA.
Posted by a client
Carl Cansino was very professional and accurate with all information regarding the case. He presented the case in a timely manner, informing us during all the procedures that needed to be followed. He was supportive, fair and knowledgeable, I would hire him again.
Posted by J.X.B
Five stars are not enough to rate Mr. Cansino. He is by far a ten star guy. Mr. Cansino represented me and I must say I can't thank him enough for his effort to prove my innocence. At the time I was a juvenile, and didn't see any chance of winning my case. However, Mr. Cansino saw otherwise. He appealed and I was set free. And for that I will forever be grateful for his service.
Posted by Kendrick
Mr. Cansino represented my son and my wife and I was very pleased with the outcome. He went above and beyond during my son's case. He and his staff are very professional and were always available. Mr. Cansino is well respected in the community and came highly recommended.
Posted by LaTonia
Oh my, I can write a book about how great Mr. Cansino is. He represented my juvenile son when he faced charges stemming from an incident at school. Mr. Cansino waisted no time in collecting evidence and statements that were very beneficial to my son's case. Whenever I called to ask for an appointment or just to speak with him, he was always available. And believe me, I called a lot. He kept us informed of everything that was going on and always assured us that he was fighting hard for our son. I can honestly say that Mr. Cansino truly fought hard for my son. However, we all know that the scales of justice are not always equal. The judge didn't see the case through the eyes of Mr. Cansino and my son was sentenced to spend a year in juvenile detention and 4 years on probation. My life crumbled before my eyes. However, the great Cansino was not pleased with that decision and quickly decided that we were going to appeal. To make a long story short, he filed the appeal with the Court of Appeals in Atlanta, and six months later he was calling me to say that my son was coming home, with credit for time served and only had 6 months of probation. But that's not all. Because of Mr. Cansino's decision to appeal, the documents that were used in my son's case can no longer be used. So now every juvenile that enters the courtroom of Baldwin County will be judged fairly. Because of Mr. Cansino's perseverance, my son's case set the precedence for future juvenile cases in Baldwin County. Because of Mr. Cansino, my son's case was referenced in several law journals. Because of Mr. Cansino's belief in my son's innocence, he was set free 6 months early and now his juvenile case is sealed. If you want an attorney who will literally fight for you to the end, then Attorney Carl Cansino is your guy. I am honored to have had him represent my son, and I will most definitely use him again if necessary.
Posted by Ronald
Mr. Cansino help me out alot I was looking at alot of prison time and had some serious charges got two of them drop and got me rsat and while in rsat I had some issues where they wouldn't release me so Mr. Cansino got the da and judge on it and got me home to my family. I highly recommend him to anyone that need some help with charges they are fighting if you want to win he the BEST IN MIDDLE GA
Posted by a client
I was provoked and got into a fight with my ex-best friend who's manipulative. He got me into a trap and called the police for "stalking him". Mr. Cansino was able to get my charge for a misdemeanor dismissed after I showed him all my evidence (phone call records and email correspondence between my ex-friend and I). He spoke to the DA and judge. He told me not to worry about anything and just concentrate on doing well in school. He gave me good advice on what I should and should not do to prevent further trouble. He said he would try to convince the judge to consider my side of the story, which he did. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by a client
Our son was charged with a felony offense while in college. We hired Carl Cansino with the recommendation of several attorneys in the Atlanta area. Carl took a very proactive approach to the case. He hired an excellent private investigator to collect evidence to support the case. Carl was very responsive to the numerous questions we had along the way and kept us informed of the status of the case. He thoroughly explained our options. He was able to get the charges reduced to a misdemeanor offense with probation. We would highly recommend Carl!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Mr. Cansino did a great job for my son. He met with us right away, kept us informed and was able to take care of the situation. His staff was also very helpful and made sure things were taken care of in a timely fashion. I would recommend Mr. Cansino to anyone needing help. Thank you for all your work .
Posted by Jonathan G.
Carl was my criminal defense attorney when I was got charged with a felony while in college. Carl took the time to listen to my case and vigorously defended me. His dedication to my case was unquestionable. Carl got all of my charges dismissed and thanks to his commitment to my case, I was able to avoid not only jail time, but a huge blemish which would remain with me for the rest of my life. As a result of his work, I was motivated to seek a career in law enforcement, and I have been in law enforcement for the past 3 years in the metro Atlanta area. Thank you for believing in me and for working with my unique circumstances.