5.0 stars 9 totalReview Douglas Riddell
Posted by anonymous
Made a mistake not a criminal act. Unfair treatment by the officer, errors on the ticket and the facts pertinent to the incident should have resulted in the dismissal of the ticket with no court costs and no need for taking the defensive driving course I was forced to take. I have an excellent driving record.
Posted by Angie
I accidentally drove on a non-hazmat route. Was ticketed for environmental misdeamnor-which could have carried jail time & large fine and failure to obey traffic device-(sign) which was a 2pt violation. He called and kept in contact with me-not some secretary. He even called me on the weekend. He went to both court hearings for me. He closed the case w/no pts on my license, the traffic device ticket was dropped and the other only had a $100 fine and can be expunged in a year. Impressed with his communication and peofessionalism. Very reasonable fees for his service! Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with OVI and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. I was in an accident and refused the breathalyzer, an action which carries an automatic 1 year license suspension if convicted. I met with Mr. Riddell and he could not have been more helpful or encouraging. After several court dates in which he continued to work with the prosecution on a deal he was able to get a plea worked out. The OVI was reduced to reckless driving and the paraphernalia charge was waived. Additionally I was not required to attend any sort of weekend class for driving and I had no driving restrictions at all! My license was fully reinstated the same day as my court appearance. The only penalty was the minimum fine for the reckless driving charge plus court costs. This was a first offense for me but I could not have hoped for a better result.
Mr. Riddell charges a flat rate in most cases and it was much more affordable than all of the other OVI attorneys I looked at. Needless to say I am ecstatic with the representation I received and I highly recommend Mr. Riddell for all driving related issues.
Posted by anonymous
No sooner than 5 minutes after I submitted a form on his website, I got a call from Doug. I got a speeding ticket going 70 in a 55. A 2pt offense which would have caused my insurance to increase. I explained the situation to him and that I hoped to get it reduced to a 0pt offense. He was confident he could do that for me, which relieved my stress.
A few days later, he called to let me know it was reduced to a 0pt offense. Case closed. Cheaper fine and no worry of my insurance going up. If my driving record were a little better, I'm certain he could have gotten the charge dismissed all together! The process was quick and painless! No need for me to drive downtown, find parking, wait in a lobby for hours until my case is called and then trying to plan a good defense for myself. Avoiding that hassle was well worth his flat rate ($150). And the outcome made it all the better!
Should I (or family/friends) need a defense for any traffic related deal, I'll be certain to call him again. I wish I had used him in the past!
Posted by Robert
As a truck driver we have to keep a good driving record. I was ticketed in Columbus for speed and Mr Riddell was able to get the ticket dismissed with court cost and a driving course. I found Mr Riddell on internet and he was very professional and was very helpful. I will recommend Mr Riddell to any truck driver or anyone who needs great legal counsel.
Posted by Chris
Douglas Riddell is very responsive and an excellent communicator.
I found Doug online after receiving a traffic ticket in a speed trap area near downtown Columbus that I didn't think was fair since the officer pulled me over right before the sign changed speeds. Not even a full day later after entering my information on the site did Doug reach out to me to hear my side of the story and take on my case.
I actually couldn't reach out to Doug until Day 7 of my 10 days until my court appearance and Doug helped me navigate how to get an extension so that he could review and work on my case.
He gave me clear instructions on what to send him and then clearly stated what he thought he could do for me after reviewing. Doug is great at what he does and his predictions more than came true.
His price is more than fair (believe me I received some crazy offers from other lawyers in the mail).
I would recommend Doug to anyone who needs his services and I would use him in the future as well if needed (although I don't anticipate receiving any more speeding tickets anytime soon)!
Posted by Fred
I can't say enough good things about Doug Riddell.
I found Doug online after receiving a traffic violation from a township police officer that I didn't think was fair. I entered my info on his website on a Saturday morning, and that same afternoon (on a Saturday!) I got a call back from him.
Nice guy. Good guy. Very clear communicator. Told me what he thought he could do for me, but set my expectations rationally. His price was fair, and his fee was fixed regardless of whether it took him one court appearance in the township Mayor's Court or if we needed to transfer (appeal) it in to the county court. As it turned out, we needed to transfer it. So Doug worked on the case for about 5-6 weeks, all for his fair fixed fee. In the end he was able to do exactly what he thought he would.
I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER.
Doug is a really good guy (not something you'll often hear about an attorney). He does what he says he will. He's a clear communicator, he sets expectations clearly, then he follows up and follows through.
I hope I don't need him again soon, but if I do, I'm 1000% positive who I'll call.
If you need a traffic attorney, and I hope you don't, Doug Riddell has my STRONGEST recommendation and endorsement.
Posted by Doug
Doug handled our situation expertly with great professionalism. He is knowledgeable and we got an outstanding result.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Riddell did an excellent job handling a speeding ticket I received. He was responsive and got me into a diversion program so that I received no points for the ticket. I frequently recommend friends and family in need of criminal or traffic advice to Mr. Riddell.