Posted by Marilyn
Marc exceeded my expectations. He is honest, ethical and gave options to ensure the proper course of action for me. I would highly recommend Marc to anyone who really wants the truth and someone who will fight for them when realistically possible.
Posted by Roger
I was falsely accused of a very serious crime and am sitting in Starbucks typing this and not jail for one reason - Marc Pelletier.
A little over a year ago I met a woman who was here on Visa visiting. I was hit by lightning from the moment I met her. She looked like a real life Barbie doll (blonde / 6' tall / fake boobs) was worldly, interesting, cultured, sexy accent and cunning as a wolf. She rode sport bikes, was trained by former olympians in swimming, was a scuba diving expert, and was a general bad a. I fell madly in love. If you've never been in love I can't explain it. She explained to me she had dated millionaires and models and that I was probably not going to keep her happy. She had modeled for products and been in music videos you can find on youtube. She was a knockout. I respected her honesty and made the jump anyway. This girl took every dime I had. I even took out thousands of dollars in loans to pay her green card application fees after we married. I was loyal and turned down other women when no one would have found out. She had more red flags than a chinese army. I knew she was a bad girl when I met her and it wasn't my first rodeo so I figured I was prepared for whatever would happen with this Russian tiger. I was wrong.
In addition to paying for everything she wanted to go out and drink and party 5 nights a week. Major problems at 2 months into the marriage. I caught her at the bar with a man from our dance class. I sat in a corner and video'd them drinking and laughing and cuddling up to each other. I told her to get her things and leave that we're done, but again I was in love with her and she ended up making some hot love to me and assuring me the man was just a friend. It was like that Bill Withers song this woman could keep on using me til she used me up. As our relationship continued things got worse. She had been sexually abused as a child as well as some hitting and neglect. The way this manifested itself was in numerous ways. She did not like to be touched, did not like sex and would even admit she had to drink to freely have sex with anyone. Im a good looking guy and have dated other beautiful women so I know it wasn't me. She also suffered from extreme anxiety and panic attacks. We argued about sex and money. In the US you have to have made a certain amount every year for the past 3 years for your immigrant wife to get a green card. Because of the mental problems she beat me up numerous times. I used makeup to hide black eyes and endured bites and claws that looked like they came from an animal. I had knives pulled on me. Things came to a head one night when she raised a golf club to me. She swung it and bruised my ribs. I thought she was going to kill me. To make a long story short she found a clause in the immigration code that allows an abused wife to get a green card. The beating me up sessions would now conclude with her telling her "potential witness" friends that I was abusing her. During one of these sessions where she bloodied my face with a coffee mug and put a rottweiler bite on my arm, I took a photo of the damage and sent it to the arab man that set us up. She saw this and thought she might go to jail or it might mess up her fake abuse story she was going to use to get a green card. She slashed her arm and called the cops doing her best acting "my husbands trying to kill me" and my world went to a deeper level of Dante's hell.
I want to tell Marc Pelletier thank you so much. You saved my life. I had no blood on me, the evidence didn't match her story and I had set her off with the photos of her abusing me. Marc did the most awesome job of summarizing this in the investigation phase to the DA. He had me take a polygraph (I passed because I am innocent). They filed a no information result and did not bring charges. I was looking at up to 15 years, my word against a crazy womans. My life would be over without Marc.
Posted by Jeannine
Attorney Pelletier is phenomenal! He kept me advised through out the whole case and delivered the results he said he would! This was a traffic case. He got the charge reduced and the fine lower than I anticipated. I never entered court once. He too care of everything. His staff is awesome too! If you are looking for real results .....he is the one to hire!
Posted by anonymous
I was in a single vehicle accident in which my vehicle collided with a tree. The police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the car. Mr. Pelletier not only made me feel better after our consultation, he had a plan. I had a prior for d.u.i., he helped me keep my license and got me sentenced to only 6 months probation. He handled my early probation termination case without any additional fee charged. The law firm of Russo and Russo, Mr. Pelletier specifically, will be the only law firm I would use and recommend to my friends and family in the future. They do an amazing job defending you fairly.
Posted by anonymous
Our family truly benefited from Mr. Pelletier's services. In our most vulnerable state Mr. Pelletier supported our needs in a multitude of ways. His ability to listen, communicate, advocate and strategize created comfort in an uncomfortable situation. His professionalism was incredible. The testimonial I would best use to define my families experience is ADVOCATE! Our family appreciates Mr. Pelletier and we recommend his services to our closest of friends and family.
Posted by Danielle Parker
I will be referring many clients to Marc in the future! He was very professional, explains things in Laymens terms (not being a lawyer, I need that). His knowledge of the court system is phenomenal. He has developed many relationships as well as a great reputation that helps his clients tremendously.
I strongly recommend him. He is honest and straight forward and very good at what he does! Don't waste your time with other lawyers. I consulted with many and he was the last one I went to. Had I started with him I would have saved so much time and money.
Posted by Gregory
In January, my fiance and I were facing 3 misdemeanors. Marc Pelletier was able to provide an exceptional defense. In fact, all charges were dismissed. Mr. Pelletier is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Pinellas County. If you want high quality representation -- go to Russo & Russo.
Posted by anonymous
Marc helped me 5 years ago with a matter in which I needed help. He guided me in a process to defend me and offered representation in front of the State. Years later he answered questions on it again. Then he helped with a document on the matter. He is very dependable, knowledgeable and trustworthy.
Posted by Michael
The first acquaintance that i had with Mr. Pelletier was after i had accessed a Google website seeking information and after reading the information, I was totally confused and did not understand completely what i had read, however after calling Mr Pelletier's law website and after I had spoken with Marc, I was completely relieved of my confusion and misunderstanding because Marc explained and helped me to understand the issues pertaining to the information which i had sought, and this was done without a charge. Even though i did not reside in the area of which he normally assist clients, He made an exception and went out of his way to assist me with all of the character and principles mentioned above, and I must say that he exemplified beyond the norm knowledge, understanding, compassion and integrity , the likes of which i have never seen before from a lawyer. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking help, because i feel that the individual would truly be in the hands of someone sincere,trustworthy and committed to serving his clients with their best interest at heart. Michael
Posted by Chuck
My consultation with Marc was to petition the court for removal from the sex offender registry. He spent a lot more time researching my case than I would have ever expected a lawyer to do in a free consultation. Although the result was not what I wanted to hear he was very up front and his advice was sound. He spent at least 30 minutes with me on the phone going over possible options and also corresponded via email to answer follow up questions that I had after the initial consultation.