When falsely accused of stalking, my career and reputation stood at the mercy of a system known to be unkind to minorities. Everything I worked for and everything I hoped to become was threatened. I called The Ansara Law Firm 48 hours before my hearing and talked to Alan Siegel. I told him my story, shared my anxiety, and expressed my disillusionment with a system that allows for unsubstantiated accusations to not only have space in the legal system but to be used as a weapon against people's livelihood. Alan asked me to come to his office, offering to stay late--well past 7pm. I agreed; and after meeting with him, I had my legal representation. Alan gave me confidence and hope. He assured me that he and Richard Ansara knew the process, knew the nuances that escalated and de-escalated cases like mine, knew how to counter attack the charges, and knew the personality of the judge presiding over my case. "Hire us," he said "and go home and sleep easy!"
On the day of my hearing, I walked in the courthouse with family and friends that would testify on my behalf. The courthouse was packed and divided between accusers and accused. As I walked through the mass to sign in, I saw my accuser, the other lawyer, and their court-reporter. They stared back at me with an aura of confidence and anticipation. Despite my innocence, I was scared and uncertain.
Richard Ansara arrived ten minutes later. While lawyers waited and lounged next to their clients, Richard walked in and immediately began working. First we talked, then he greeted the Sheriffs, the clerks, and the interns. He peered into the courtroom, took note of the court schedule, and talked to other lawyers. Unlike everyone else (including other lawyers) who sat waiting, he took control of the environment. It seemed like this was his domain, his territory, and he was comfortable in it. He approached my accuser's lawyer and asked to speak in a quiet area. Alone, Richard proceeds to tell this confident lawyer why he will lose this case, how he will lose this case, and describes the manner in which he will lose this case. Richard took control and shook the other lawyers confidence! Within one hour and before stepping one foot into the courtroom, where anything could happen, my accuser agreed to not only dismiss the charges but also walk the other way if ever seeing me on the street. In less than 48 hours of being accused of stalking, I had become the stalked and had a signed declaration from my accuser implying it! The Ansara firm saved my career and salvaged my reputation! Thank you, Alan! Thank you, Richard! Hiring your firm was one of the best decisions I have made. To all seeking legal counsel, I wholeheartedly recommend The Ansara Law Firm. Hire them and sleep easy!!