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5.0 stars 82 totalReview Darren Finebloom
Posted by anonymous
I was charged in Sarasota with DUI, hit and run, and leaving the seen. I was looking at some major jail time. Darren got me a great plea deal that kept me out of jail and saved my job, house, and family. I am so lucky that I found such a great attorney.
Posted by Marsie
Darren is a fantastic lawyer and advocate. I was involved in an accident as a passenger of a vehicle hit in a rear end collision back in January 2016. I suffered from a concussion and damage to some discs in my neck. He dealt with the insurance company while I focused on getting my body healed. He communicated with me throughout the process and was always available for any questions I had. I am very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend Darren for matters involving personal injury.
Posted by Rashid
Everyone’s case is different, but the odds of successfully fighting a DUI case never looks good at first. My own cynical view of the legal system today sees a giant, incredibly complex bureaucracy that grinds along with relative indifference to efficiency, and as a characteristic consequence, entails a huge number of procedural missteps large and small. And here’s where selecting an attorney to represent you becomes critical. If you locate that individual most able to spot and exploit those tiny flaws, your prospects can be dramatically improved. I found such an individual in Sarasota, and his name is Darren Finebloom.
As a businessman, I’ve had to deal with a lot of attorneys over the years, some feckless, some pompous, and a few outstanding. But never have I encountered one as sharp and as diligent as Darren. Here’s what happened in my case:
In Florida, one’s license is automatically suspended for six to eighteen months, depending on various circumstances, as soon as one is arrested on a DUI charge. When eventually let out of jail (I think they have to detain the transgressor there for at least 8 hours) one can still drive for the next 10 days provided one carries a copy of the DUI citation (in lieu of a license which remains confiscated) at all times. The suspension can be challenged within those 10 days, but there is a gocha or two involved. This is something that the Florida DMV does and is completely independent of, and separate from the criminal DUI proceedings in court. In my case, Darren challenged that suspension and got it overturned over some small inconsistency in the documentation provided by the officer that arrested me, and one who specialized in DUI arrests, no less. I was amazed, and pleasantly surprised, but also figured it was just the luck of the draw this time. There was still the criminal charge to deal with.
The case dragged out for over a year due to unusual circumstances – the officer involved had been hospitalized for some time – but when the pre-trial hearings proceeded, Darren got the breathalyzer and field sobriety tests (the comical exercises they ask you to do to reveal your impairment) suppressed on an obscure and seemingly inconsequential detail during the arrest. Not only did he spot the error in the video recording of the event from the officers dash cam, but he dug up all kinds of precedent in his research to support his motion. I was present in court that day, and never before have I seen an attorney calmly and deftly finagle his way through the prosecutors response with his arguments. He was ready for everything. The state attorneys wouldn’t have it so they appealed for a rehearing before the same judge. Darren was quick to respond with a ton of research to argue that with no new evidence or facts it did not qualify for a rehearing. As he put it to me, “Hey, they just get one bite at the apple”. The State lost there too.
They still wouldn’t have it, so they appealed to the District Court of Appeals. This time however, they (the State) submitted their documentation a couple of days late, and once again Darren pounced, arguing that the appeal should be thrown out as untimely. The State still wouldn’t give up, so they filed a “petition for writ of mandamus” which seems to be a last ditch effort demanding the appeal not be thrown out. Then the State dragged their feet with two more pre-trial hearings scheduled over the next month before they finally gave up and dropped the case. With all the evidence they had being suppressed, all they would be able to say at a trial, had it gone that far, is that the officer believed I was intoxicated, without being able to indicate why he felt that way. i.e. not worth prosecuting.
In my mind, to see someone succeed time after time cannot simply be attributed to luck. Some people are just damn good at what they do. Darren is undoubtedly one of them
Posted by anonymous
Mr Finebloom did a great job of studying my case, found defenses and presented in court with outstanding results. He is very knowledgeable and extremely professional.
Posted by Josh
Mr. Finebloom did an excellent job representing me. I am extremely satisfied with how hard Mr. Finebloom worked to get the breath test in my case thrown out , and in the end get my DUI charge dropped to a reckless driving. Darren is very personable and always made sure i knew that he thought my case was just as important as anyone else's. I would highly recommend Mr. Finebloom's and his firm to anyone that is in need of a defense attorney.
Posted by Alley Thompson
I had a legal issue and I truly thought my life was over. Darren was able to see the truth and help get my nightmare gone. He worked really hard and he communicated with me constantly. When Darren says he is going to do something he does it. He and his coworker Chris make sure you know they truly care and want to help. He was definitely worth every penny. I am sooo thankful I found him and I would recommend him any day. He will get the job done no doubt. Very pleased with him and his office.
Posted by Joe F.
I hired Darren to represent me in my DUI case (2nd charge) and I was very skeptical about my chances to get a positive result. Darren immediately put my mind at ease and assured me that he would fight for me, He was diligent in his investigation and in the end we got a more than favorable response!! If you are looking for an attorney that is very knowledgeable with the DUI laws in Florida and will go the extra mile for you, don't hesitate to hire Darren Finebloom. He also handles personal injury cases as well and I can only assume that he is as good at that as he is at handling DUI cases. Hands down the best attorney I have ever hired!
Posted by Mitch
I found myself in a bad situation. In short, I made an honest mistake that could have caused tremendous damage to me personally and professionally. I was innocent of the "profile" or "stereotype" of which I was charged, but the legal system has a way of taking on a life of it's own. It was clear to me that I would need professional help to clear my name. I picked who I believed was the best professional for the job in Darren Finebloom. Darren, his paralegal, and firm, exceeded all of my hopes. He had the knowledge and experience to know exactly what I faced and how to navigate to a beyond best case scenario. The service was always professional, proactive, and courteous. The fee for handling my case may have been the best investment of my life. I would strongly recommend Darren without hesitation, to anyone needing services that he provides.
Posted by anonymous
When trying to find the best attorney to represent and fight your case, who is out there to trust?
Never being in the situation I was, I was fortunately to have heard about Finebloom and Haenel PA through word of mouth by trusted friends. Without reading a review, I went to Finebloom & Haenel and meet Darren for the first time. Within the first meeting, I knew he was the right attorney for me. During the time working with Darren, any questions I had were answered in a timely matter, they kept me informed of things I could do during my time to help my case, and always had options to any of my possible conflicts I might have had.
It wasn't easy with the variables that were in my case, and Darren tried several different avenues to fight it. He never gave up, and it finally paid off. My case was won, however he didn't stop helping me there. Darren went above and beyond afterwards to ensure I did everything to follow up with my requirements after winning the case including when I needed someone to drive me to get my temporary license after the case.
I am forever grateful for the services from Darren Finebloom. He is a well respected attorney in his business and you won't regret to have him on your side. Thank you
Posted by anonymous
Darren Finebloom is an exceptional attorney who exceeded all of my expectations. He worked diligently on my case producing the best outcome possible. He was proactive and attentive to detail. I feel that I could not have had a better attorney represent me.