|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||07/20/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America||The National Trial Lawyers Top 100||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|DUI prosecutor||Miami Dade County State Attorney's Office||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cuban American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|State v. Jorge Ruiz||Not Guilty Verdict|
|State v. Zeitz||Case dismissed|
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|University of Miami School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2007|
|Florida International University||Political Science and International Relations||N/A||2004|
Posted by anonymous
Unfortunately this isn't my first time dealing with the criminal justice system. However I had never been in trouble in Florida and was arrested for DUI and Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. I don't sell drugs and actually thought this was a mistake but I did have a rather large amount on me (for personal use). I was completely lost as I mentioned I had never been in trouble in Florida before and felt like I was in another country.
Among other things I have been charged with first degree murder in my former state but you are not just placed in jail as I was here nor is there a concept of a bail bondsman. All happens before a judge (in Massachusetts). So here they just take me to a big jail (TGK) within a couple of hours of arrest and I'm handed a list of bondsman. Well I made it out and immediately (never even seeing a judge) called a few lawyers. I was told that I was facing 15 years for the possession charge.
To make matters worse, I had to see the bondsman the next day just to check in and they already had a lawyer waiting for me. The lawyers came out like sharks in a frenzy only to confuse me more.
Long story short I did my research and came across Helmuth Solis. He wasn't as cheap as the others but he was worth every single penny. He immediately set out a game plan and even knew who the DUI cop was which surprised me as big a city as Miami-Dade is. He was definitely in his element. I suppose he specializes in Miami only for a reason.
First he (and his associates but I only dealt with Helmuth) got my license returned at the administrative hearing as they found a flaw in the paperwork the state submitted. He then got the possession with intent to distribute dismissed even before arraignment. Mind you I never even had to go to any hearing or court for any of this.
This left the DUI. The State was intent on pursing this.
As I said Mr. Solis was definitely in his element and every time we were ready for trial I would show up and he would request something or do something that routinely had the State request a continuation. To be honest I was a little frustrated as I didn't understand why this wasn't done prior to the hearing but this is actually how the system is in Miami-Dade.
Throughout all of this Helmuth was in constant contact with me and kept me updated throughout the whole thing. If I contacted him (and I contacted him directly not through his office) he always got right back to me.
This is another thing that really impressed me about Helmuth. As smart and qualified as he is, he never spoke to me in a condescending manner; he spoke to me not at me. If I had questions (and I had a lot) he always addressed them. I even said to him " you seem like a regular guy". He just laughed and said he was.
In the end, I don't want to into exactly what he did, but basically was going to pull a nuclear move and subpoena a city commissioner to clarify what the State and Court didn't seemingly understand. Many attorneys I don't think would have dared do that but he was working for his client (me) and apparently not worried about making concessions at my cost (always a worry when hiring an attorney). Helmuth Solis is definitely out for his client. The DUI was dropped to a reckless with adjudication withheld (so no effect on my license).
Again I've had charges even as high as murder in the first degree and always had the cream of the crop attorneys but Helmuth Solis was by far the best lawyer I've ever had.
Hopefully I'll never need a lawyer again but I would without a doubt hire Helmuth should I need one!!
Posted by Oscar
Unfortunately I Was Caught Up In A Drug Bust & Was Arrested For Cannabis Sell/Del/Armed By A Felon, Controlled Substance Possession (Lean) ,& Controlled Substance Purchase. I Was Referred To Helmuth By A Guy That I Was Locked Up With In TGK (Alot Of Ppl Kept Talking About Helmuth In Jail So I Had My Girl Look Him Up) My Girl Went To Meet With Helmuth The Next Day & After The Meeting She Hired Him On My Case. Soon As I Hired Him He Went To Work He Put A Motion To Reduce My Bond & It Was Granted. While I Was Out Of Jail He Continued To Fight My Case Just As Hard He Got My Cannabis Sell/Del/Armed Dropped (No Action), Then The Other Two Charges Got Reduced To Simple Possession 1 Count, Got The State To Give Me A Plea Deal Of 1 Day Probation With A With Hold Of Adjudication So I Wont Be A Convicted Felon & Can Expunge My Record So It Is As If It Never Happened. Helmuth Is Very Skilled I Owe Him My Life!
Posted by Robert
I Was Charged With 3 Felony Counts Of Armed Robbery With A Fire Arm I Was Recommend To Helmuth Solis By A Friend (He Also Represented And Won His Case) He Handled My Case Very Professionally From The Beginning And Always Kept Me Updated With My WHole Case, I Was Confident I Would Win My Case With Him By My Side…. Ending Result Case Dismissed!!!!!! I Would Recommend Helmuth Solis To Anyone With Criminal Charges