5.0 stars 79 totalReview Joseph Patituce
Posted by a client
I was accused of a felonious assault. Mr. Patituce stood up to the prosecutors who told us that someone had to take a felony. When the prosecutors tried to bully Mr. Patituce around he pushed back and caught them in their lies.
The jury returned a verdict of not guilty on ALL charges and found that Mr. Patituce proved self defense.
This case drew national media attention and was very stressful, we could have not done it without our attorney.
Posted by a client
My husband was indicted on a felonious assault charge. He acted in self defense and was clearly innocent. Because of my husband's position as a law enforcement officer I knew we needed a very experienced attorney to represent him. Joe Patituce made us both feel at ease considering the stress we were under dealing with this pending case. Joe answered all our questions, had great communication throughout the whole ordeal, and was present at pretrials. My husband was found NOT GUILTY and we have Joe Patituce to thank for his expertise in proving his self defense. Hiring Joe Patituce was the best thing we could have done in this terrible situation. We cannot thank him enough.
Posted by Dan
Joe Patituce and his team worked tirelessly in my defense. Joe answered all of my questions - and there were many - in a timely manner, many within minutes.
Joe was able to find errors in the prosecution's evidence and get my case plead down significantly.
If you need a strong defense, hire Joe Patituce.
Posted by Elizabeth
I was involved in a situation that went like this: my boyfriend did something horrible, convinced me to help him by depositing some money, and the next thing I know I am potentially a target in a federal case!
I called a number of attorneys who all wanted to talk about how great they were and how much trouble I was in. I already knew that I was in trouble and did not need to keep hearing it.
Mr. Patituce cared more about hearing from me and asked me specific questions that showed me he knew what he was doing, unlike those attorneys paying for advertising he was a legitimate expert.
Thanks to him I have put this all behind me.
Posted by Sharon
I hired Mr. Patituce to defend my son against rape charges. There was an allegation that my son and a young woman drank too much at a party, the police forced him into saying somethings that were damaging.
Mr. Patituce personally handled everything that was important in my son's case, he took the time to explain our options, and he was ready for trial.
The day of trial the prosecutor offered to reduce the charges from rape which means my son would have went to prison for 11 years per charge to a misdemeanor. My son paid a 250 dollar fine and went home with me.
I highly recommend this attorney, he saved my son's life and helped put our family back together.
Posted by Brad
We used the Patituce law firm following an unfortunate incident my son found himself involved in. He was charged with rape following a he said she said exchange where he allegedly touched an woman inappropriately.
The Police staged a "gotcha" phone call, by having the "victim" call him to trick him into saying he touched her. All she wanted was a simple apology.....and to bring felony charges apparently.
Joe and his team said he could work with what was presented to him, and they did somewhat effectively.
The deal that was arranged was not very well explained to me, my wife, or my son; but in the end he didn't do any time in jail and the charges were reduced to misdemeanors.
On a satisfaction level i have to say he did exactly what we had hoped for, kept my son out of jail. Other then that the fee was huge, which for felony defense it is, and with that sort of fee i guess i expected questions to be answered directly; rather then circular cross-talk and days going by without a response.
I realize that its not Joe's, nor his teams responsibility to educate his clients on what to expect from a felony court proceeding; however the understanding that most clients don't really understand what is happening should bring about a more direct informative, compassionate presentation. That was certainly NOT the case.
Sometimes it felt like i was dealing with a riddle.
Since the case ended, there has been no contact from Joe or his team, nor have they followed up on items that were supposed to be followed up on.
My son was gifted with a court ordered ankle bracelet as part of the deal, that we never knew anything about.....and we received no guidance from Joe or his team regarding how or when it is to be removed.
At the end of the day the good outweighs the bad 4-1. My son stayed out of jail, no felonies on his record, I'm just hopeful this review helps someone in the future by spelling out what a person not familiar with the possibly of jail time is thinking and expecting from a lawyer.
The entire experience is terrifying and a little customer service goes a LONG way.
Posted by Bill
I was charged with a very serious life altering charge. I met someone at the bar and after a few dates we became romantic. At some point she wanted to go back to her ex boyfriend and when he found out about me it suddenly became a violation.
I went with an "older" attorney first. He told me to take a deal, to a felony. I would have "only have to do a few years" in prison. I was horrified.
I hired Patituce. He handled my case personally, responded to me as late as 10pm on weekends. I was probably one of the more obnoxious clients that he had but I was really scared.
Because of Joe I am a free man, no felonies, and the truth came out. I never hurt anyone.
Posted by Dave
Joe handled my son's case very well and was able to get the case to a point where the prosecution offered a misdemeanor option which my son took. I am very grateful to Joe for getting us to that point. Unfortunately, the follow up following that case was 0. We found out some of the problems of agreeing to a misdemeanor (records on file for employers to see the felony charge) and wanted to discuss it with Joe, but he has never responded to multiple attempts to discuss this matter with him. The person who answers the phone at his office always says that she will pass on the information to Joe, and he will get back to me, but he never does. During the case, at one point, I had to write a scathing E-mail to him directly to get him to respond. I did not want to do that, but he kept ignoring my phone call messages and E-mails despite the fact that I paid him a considerable amount of money to represent my son. If he would have just been more attentive to the few questions I have had after the case, I would have given him a 5 but obviously once the case is over, you are none of his concern anymore.
Posted by Meghan
I work in the pharmaceutical industry and this requires that I travel. I took a prospective client of my own out for dinner and at that dinner I had one single drink.
A trooper stopped me immediately upon leaving dinner and claimed that I failed to stop at a stop sign (there was no stop sign). He then claimed that I failed all of my field tests. I was completely distraught, embarrassed, and worried about my future.
I hired Mr. Patituce to defend me. He was professional, did not make jokes about my situation (as some other attorneys did). He was clearly respected by the judge and prosecutor. Most importantly when he obtained the dash camera video he showed the judge that the trooper had lied about everything!
My charges were dismissed. I owe Mr. Patituce everything.
Posted by R.Z
I was charged with a federal offense that started with a mandatory minimum of five years in federal prison but really called for a sentence of over 200 months. My first attorney tried to get me to take a plea that would have sent me to prison for a period of 151 to 180 months.
I wish I had done my research first. Joe saved my life. He cost more than my first attorney but that was money well spent. He knew what he was doing, his team was effective. Any time I called Joe with a question I got a call back within an hour... even on the weekends.
I highly recommend him, he saved my life