5.0 stars 42 totalReview James Hayslett
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!!!!
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After a lot of research, I was referred to Kevin. To quote, "If you want the absolute best, hire Kevin." He met with me to review the facts of my DUI case, took the time to get to know me, and then used everything in his arsenal of legal understanding to defend the laws protecting citizens. He knows the laws around DUI arrests inside and out. More importantly, he takes an incredible amount of time to make sure that you are being represented in the best possible way. I couldn't thank Kevin enough for not giving up, taking the time necessary to do it right, and helping reduce my DUI to a reckless driving charge. Well worth it.
Posted by Thelma H.
My grandson was arrested for a DUI and possession of drugs. I live out of state and was reluctant on how to locate an attorney for him. With the help of my daughter who lives in Boston Mass. I reviewed the CV's of multiple lawyers. After we narrowed down the field we both flew down to Tampa to meet with the 3 that were on our list. The first one was very nice and seemed smart but seemed only to tell us how great he was and showed us a wall of letters from former clients and how about how many times he's been interviewed on TV. The second one brought in three lawyers but seemed fixated on the money it would cost and seemed to hurry us along. We met with Mr. Hayslett last. I should point out that we were over an hour late for our 4:30 appointment. My daughter wanted to hire the first attorney and go back tom our hotel room. I not wanting to be rude, even though we were late insisted we keep our appointment. Sometimes it's the little decisions in life that change everything.
When we met with Mr. Hayslett all I can say is that I felt better, calmer and that he cared. What was strange to me is that unlike all the other lawyers I've dealt with including several that I go to church with and one that's married to my cousin is that Mr. Hayslett didn't talk about himself or his big wins, he simply listened. He didn't talk about money. After he heard us out and answered all of our questions he asked us to sleep on our important decision. He was complimentary of the other two lawyers we met with and did not even ask us to sign anything. He gave us his cell number and said to call or text if we had any additional questions then apologized because he had a event to go to for one of his children.
Fast forward almost ten months later. All charges were dismissed and my grandson has moved back to Mass with my daughter. It wasn't quick but it worked out perfectly for us. Mr. Hayslett is a kind gentleman that I can never repay. Words are insufficient. If you are reading this and are in need of a lawyer. I'll I can say is hire him.
Posted by Fred
My wife was charged with 11 serious felony charges. I am a compulsive person so I researched both on line and by meeting with multiple attorneys. I asked around the community (Tampa Bay Area, Florida). I eventually reached out to people within the inner circles (think State and Federal level elected officials). And one name kept popping up. "You need to go see Kevin Hayslett". I did my due diligence and did.
All I can say is if he ran for office I would vote for him. We were both put at ease immediately. After all we've been through I consider him much more than our attorney. He is our confidant, he is our friend, and our savior.
Now he was expensive. He charged us more than double our other quotes but worth double what he charged.
What happened with my wife's case. After almost 3 years it was reduced to a $1000.00 fine. That was it. No conviction, no probation, no incarceration.
Our family got our lives back and made a lifelong friend in the process.
THANK YOU KEVIN !!!
Anonymous review posted on
Kevin took my case in May of 2014 regarding a DUI charge which occurred due to me being pulled over on a bogus aggravated assault charge which was later found to be false. Kevin and his office instructed me what steps to take to prepare for a variety of possible outcomes. My father who is retired made it to some of the court appearances where my presence wasn't required and he was impressed with Kevin's accumen and general overall command in the court room.
After postponements by both the Pinellas court system as well as from the Pinellas County Sheriff's office, Kevin was able to have my case ultimately dismissed in December of 2015. Despite the lengthy court process which Kevin even admitted was considerably longer than normal, he stayed committed to my cause even though it took more time out of his schedule.
Kevin's value as a lawyer is second-to-none. He also genuinely cares about taking care of you and helping you through the process in order to achieve the best possible results.
While his services do cost maybe more than some other lawyers, I go by what my mother said and that is when it comes to doctors (health) and lawyers (your freedom/rights), you need to have the best which is what Kevin is and I can't thank him enough!
Anonymous review posted on
Kevin represented my daughter on felony drug and dui charges. We could not have asked for better representation. Because of Kevin's excellent skills served my daughter. She was not just another number in the court system. He humanized her case and got the best possible result for her. I am eternally grateful and highly recommend Kevin, not only as a fine lawyer, but also as a fine human being.
Posted by Jennifer
Attorney Kevin Hayslett has been a white knight for myself and my family. On the same day that one of my brothers passed away, the other brother was arrested for possession. My family was in utter turmoil when we came to Kevin and he treated us with such kindness and care as he helped us sort our situation and come up with a solid and intelligent plan for my incarcerated brother's case. Kevin really rescued my family and there will never be a way we can thank him enough. I am an attorney myself and I look up to Kevin Hayslett with the utmost respect and appreciation. He's our attorney and our hero.