5.0 stars 35 totalReview Charles Rittgers
Posted by TJ
I fell asleep at the wheel after being up for 24 hours in which I was charged with a DUI since I admitted to drinking. I contacted several lawyers as this is the first and last time this will happen. I hired Charlie Rittgers due to the fact he took the time to listen to my case, was concerned and caring sounding over the phone and gave me worst and best case scenarios. He got my case knocked down from DUI to reckless op with no suspension. He was accountable and made things easy as when I first contacted him I was in a sling and no car so everything was able to be done over phone or e-mail. He is very accommodating and his firm handled everything professionally. He even gave me options of other lawyers in his firm, and not once said anything negative about other lawyers I mentioned about contacting.
Another lawyer mentioned nothing but bad outcomes, while another talked loud and obnoxiously through the phone. Charles was calm and listened and was nothing but considerate. I would recommend him and his firm for anyone needing help. He will undoubtedly do his best and treat you like a person and not a criminal like some other lawyers instantly did with me. It was my first time ever in court or in trouble of any kind and hopefully last. His calm demeanor helped make it less stressful. You know with hiring him or anyone in his firm they will help reassure you everything will be ok.
10/10 would hire again, but like I said lets hope I don't need to.
Posted by anonymous
I have been wrongly accused at my workplace. Charlie truly is an incredible individual. He listened to my every need & all my concerns. He helped me understand the process & gave me options. I'm very grateful for his knowledge & how he went the extra mile to get things done. Thank you Charlie
Posted by Jacob
I am someone who has struggled with drug abuse for several years. It all came to a head when I nearly overdosed while driving. Facing a handful of charges including OVI, I knew I needed to seek the help of Charles Matthew Rittgers. Living in my community and hearing of past expierneces of friends in similar situations, I knew Rittgers was the best man for the job. Charlie made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. I never felt judged for my poor choices. It was clear to me Charlie was there to help not only with my case but was there to help me in every way possible. Charlie helped me improve my overall situation beyond the charges. He was very knowledgeable in giving advice about seeking treatment for addiction. Charlie was able to produce a ruling from the Court that was above and beyond my expectations. What started as a dreadful situation has turned into a very hopeful outlook on life as I move forward. I owe many thanks to Charles Matthew Rittgers.
Posted by anonymous
Charlie M. Rittgers has been my attorney of choice for over 6 years. Charlie and his team are very professional, knowledgable and dependable. Above all, they get POSITIVE results. Having Charlie as my attorney, I felt at ease during times of stress. During consultation, he was clear and up front with all costs, obtainable scenarios and was able to answer any questions I had. I was charged with an F5. Due to a time sensitive issue, Charlie worked fast and I was promptly acquitted of the charge in it's entirety. I highly recommend Charlie M. Rittgers to anyone and everyone going through justice system seeking an effective attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I was advised there was a warrant out for my arrest for a SORNA violation back in Ohio when I returned to North Carolina. I immediately looked under Best Lawyers and found Charles Ritgers' reviews quite good. Mr. Ritgers immediately advised me what was going to be involved in representing me on a complex case with several extenuating circumstances. He was upfront about the costs, time and the what if's should we not reach an agreement with the prosecution. It was an extremely delicate situation requiring careful follow-through on both of our parts. Charlie brought on Mr. Nicholas Graman, a Specialist in this area of law for back up. They both did a great deal of work interviewing my PO, meeting with the DA, collecting documentation, scheduling and attending multiple court visits. Throughout the process they always advised me what they discovered and asked questions to make a successful case. After three court appearances, It appeared the DA wasn't going to offer a plea agreement and continued to bring in witnesses from the sheriff's office. Finally after both Charlie and Nick heard from those witnesses and met with the Judge and the DA and explained the circumstances behind my failure under SORNA, as well as my NC PO allowing me to illegally come to OH via travel permits, and the many other circumstances of the case, they were able to reach a fair agreement with them. I could have been in custody for 12-18 mos. with a F4 but they were able to reduce the sentence to a M1 and no probation given underlying circumstances. I was amazed how these guys came to my defense for this first time offense. I've worked with criminal defense attorneys in the past that were never as transparent and professional as Charles Ritgers and Nicholas Graman. They are the best attorneys I've ever worked with and would highly recommend them for full legal representation. They both exceeded my expectations.
Posted by anonymous
I was confronted with the most unfair, and undeserving life event. I felt helpless, hopeless, and confused. Charlie Rittger was sent by the Lord to help me, and help he did! He was on top of everything from beginning to end, and kept in constant contact which put me at ease. He explained everything every step of the way, there were no surprises. If you ever need legal help, I highly recommend Charlie Rittger. He doesn't make you feel like you're another number or like you're unintelligent. He and his experience and staff made a very stressful time in my life bearable. I'm so grateful, I am extremely happy now and I wouldn't be at this point without Charlie and his staff.
Posted by David
While representing me I always felt Charlie cared about me and my case the way he returned my calls I never felt rushed. I always felt that he honestly cared about my future. The firm he has help his father build is well know, highly respected and justifiably so. Thanks Charlie, Dave
Posted by Olivia
Mr. Rittgers was a great lawyer, he was very professional & always kept me informed with what was happening in court. I would reccommened him to anyone that wants their case handled professionally & quickly!
Posted by Rich
I had no idea where to turn when I was charged with OVI. Charlie had the knowledge and expertise to get me through this difficult situation. He provided the best strategy and options for the situation. The results were the best I could have hoped for. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Luke
Charlie answered the phone in the dead of night for my first call to get a consultation and was incredibly informative and direct and put no pressure on me in the slightest to use his services over anyone else's. When it came to discussing his rates I was surprised to find it shockingly affordable (with respect to what others in the field charge), with a flat rate for the entire process that he was able to separate into a few payments to give me time to get my assets in the right places.
This was my first experience with the court system and nervousness was the overwhelming emotion in my life at the time. When Charlie arrived though he answered every question I had running through my head with patience and expertise. My odds were not good on a reduction of charge but Charlie was able to explain the facts to the prosecutors and they were willing to just stick with the charge of regular OVI (which was not the best case scenario for me obviously but entirely fair and better than the alternative). He petitioned the judge for driving privileges for work and they were granted without the need of an interlock device; which was a surprise for both of us in the best way.
Charlie's experience, professionalism, and all the other factors that go into being a good practitioner of law were visible and expertly performed. As a side not he seemed to be an incredibly kind, genuine guy who really did care about what he was doing for me.
Charlie you have my thanks and my recommendation.