5.0 stars 48 totalReview James Hayslett
Posted by Thomas Z
Let me first say this my wife was in trouble, big trouble. Not only was she facing years of incarceration but also our marrige was in shambles and she had stopped being a good mother years ago. She was an addict.
When we first met she was beautiful and full of life. The drugs took over her. After that came the crime spree. I showed up to Mr. Hayslett's office tired, deperate and ready for a divorce and quite frankly on the verge of a breakdown myself. I was referred to Mr. Hayslett by at least a dozen people. Although my expectations were high I frankly did'nt believe all the hype I was being told. People shared with me their own stories others said he was the best attorney in the state if not the country. Based upon the reccomendations I was expecting to meet a cross between Ghandi, Tim Tebow and Perry Mason.
Let me say this, the compliments, the stories, the flattery and the reviews were 100% accurate. If any thing they didn't tell the whole story. From our first appointment I was impressed. There is a quiet calm and confindence about Mr. Hayslett.
Without boring you with details all of my wife's charges were dismissed and there were many; 5 felonies and 6 misdemeanors. After sometime in a program Mr. Hayslett directed us to my wife is clean for the first time and she just celebrated 2 years clean. Our marrige is back, the kids are thriving and I know we all did a lot of work but we would have never made it, I mean I believe my wife would have killed herself on drugs and I would have left her before that If we had'nt met Mr. Hayslett.
If you looking for just a lawyer don't go see him. If you want a lifelong friend that cares about you and your family and does'nt ever give up and gives you the strength and confidence to go on...
go hire Kevin Hayslett. You can thank me later.
Posted by DrG
Kevin got my first dui reduced. My second dui was combined later with driving on a suspended. Kevin got those reduced too and i spend zero days in jail. If you want your career, your life and your future saved the get the cream of the crop in Kevin Hayslett ... it is worth paying for the best. He is not just a lawyer...he is a magician !!!
Posted by Kelly
WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!
I consulted with 3 attorneys and Mr. Hayslett was the most expensive but I After meeting with him and reading reviews he was the lawyer I felt the most comfortable with and hired him for representation.
I was potentially facing my 3rd DUI charge. Kevin was able to get it reduced to a wreckless driving with MINIMAL Penalties. I receive NO jail time, NO interlock, and NO car impound. basically a slap on the wrist!
He was always available, returned call, listened to me fully (I can sometime be a long talker), explained everything, and was just all around personable and great!
If you are facing a DUI I know that it is a hard and confusing time. but HIRE KEVIN! Obviously there are no promises in the "court-game" but If anyone has a chance of beating/reducing your charge....Kevin is the guy!
Thank you Kevin so very much!!!! I will forever be grateful for your services.
Posted by Kevin O'Connell
There is so much good to be said about Mr. Hayslett. My case was a tough one full of ups and downs the whole way, but not matter how bad it looked for me Kevin always assured me that he's working hard on my behalf. Well he sure did. I was facing my second DUI and after almost a year he changed my life in a positive way. I owe Kevin more than a simple thank you. He took a chance on me and gave me my life back. I truly hope people see this not only to get a reduction on there case but to also understand who Kevin is as a person and professional. A+++++++ all star
Posted by Lisa
I was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon which is a felony charge with an automatic prison sentence of 3 to 20 years. Because I discharged the weapon I would have probably been looking at the 20 year sentence. Kevin was able to have the charge reduced to Improper Presentation of a Firearm which is a first degree misdemeanor (this was a miracle in itself!). Now I was looking at 12 months in jail along with a slew of other punishments. In the end I was able to to plead no contest and pay a $500 fine. No other punishments or obligations. Soon he will have this charge expunged from my record. Not only is he a brilliant attorney, he shows so much compassion for you. He keeps you informed of what is going on and sets reasonable expectations of what he can or can't do. I hope to never have to hire his services again, but I would sincerely not hesitate to do so!!!
Posted by anonymous
We hired Kevin w/in a day of our "incident" and he immediately assured and comforted us that the process will be handled w/the utmost privacy and in a timely manner. We come from(2nd) generation of law enforcement and we did not even think twice about hiring Kevin because of his many years of knowledge,experience&professional relationships w/in the Tampa Bay area. Not only did he meet our expectations, he exceeded them too! We can not thank him and his expert team at his law firm for all their help and "shielding" us from this humiliating&humbling process...he was very thorough and communicated w/us throughout the entire process. He is the best and we consider him our friend for life! Thank you Kevin Hayslett and the Hayslett Team!!
Posted by William
I was very upset when I was charged with DUI. Kevin was quick to calm me and spring into action. His office instructed me to complete some required tasks, which I started immediately. He kept me informed along the way and eventually had my DUI reduced to reckless driving. I was thrilled. Of interest was the day I was to appear in front of the judge, ONLY HIS cases were being heard. That was amazing and very quick. He is very experienced and in my opinion, not just a choice of a lawyer....he is THE CHOICE. Thank you Kevin.
Posted by Heather
Unfortunately , I had to utilize Kevin's brilliant services not once, but TWICE! I know, I know I am now a statistic in the lovely state of Florida. My first DUI was Jan 2014, I did everything that they asked me to do, I did all of the sobriety tests and I blew a .234 (yikes) . The second that I was released I called Kevin. There were no doubts that I needed his services since his name is so circulated about being "the best". Boy, did I ever put him to work. He won my DMV hearing so I NEVER lost my license, we won my motion to suppress the blow...thats right...my .234 blow ..POOF gone. After everything that we had accomplished it came down to the very last minute, no joke....the night before we went to trial. He called and said that the DA reduced to a reckless driving withholding adjudication. This case took 2 years from start to finish and he communicated with me every step of the way. I never doubted him as my attorney. In January 2016 I was pulled over for speeding and I completed panicked and pretty much refused everything, even wanting to get out of the car. I was so scorned from the first case that every horror story of people getting 2 DUI's made me seize up and just not want to exist . Yet again, Kevin was by my side and 9 months later the case was reduced to reckless driving. I never received an interlock in my car or an ankle monitor and even my court fees were lower than I expected, however; part of the deal was jail time. I volunteered, yes I said volunteered to go to jail for the reduction. The deal was 5 days, I turned myself in and was there for a little over 24 hours. I was willing to do anything that I needed to avoid a DUI conviction. I know some of you may be thinking "Wow, this girl got lucky" . I don't believe in luck, I believe in Kevin and in his knowledge of the system. I also believe in his commitment that he truly wants the best outcome for you. His assistant, Laureen, always rapid-fire replied to all of my emails and questions. Not once did I ever feel that my case wasn't important to him. After a total of 3 years and several pennies later, I would not change a thing. Kevin is hands down the best DUI defense attorney around....PERIOD
Posted by Sarah
I have hired over 6 lawyers for criminal cases and was truly never satisfied with services and results. Kevin was amazing to work with. He worked my DUI charge and I ended up with the best outcome a person can have with a DUI case without going to trial. He is very informative , he stays in great contact and you Can always reach him. He is very smart and respected by many lawyers. I know a handful of local lawyers in the tampa Bay Area and they all told me Kevin was the best and I was in good hands. Not only was I impressed with Kevin his entire staff were very helpful and friendly. All my calls were answered or returned immediately. Hiring Kevin as a lawyer you will really feel that you have a lawyer that truly cares about you and your case along with your outcome. He explained in detail what I needed to do from the moment I was arrested to the of court. I got. Hardship 2 days after my arrest because of
Kevin's assistance and detailed instructions on what my steps where. He couldn't of made it any easier for
Posted by Kim
I can not even begin to say enough about Kevin and his assistant Laureen! From the very first meeting with him after you have just been through maybe the most traumatic event in your life, and you feel like the world is against you, he makes you feel instantly like your friend or family member with his calm demeanor and empathy for what you are going through. With his vast knowledge and experience in the Florida legal system, he was able to get my DUI reduced to reckless driving. Not only is he an expert in his field, but he takes the time to personally talk to you and explain every detail of your case every step of the way any time you need him to. Even if you need to hear it over and over again! :) Kevin Hayslett rocks!!!!