|IN||Active In Good Standing||2000||08/06/2017|
Posted by Carl
I employed the services of Mr. Arnaez in late July, 2016 for an expungement. We went to court Sept. 12 and the judge signed off on the order. I heard back from the state police in late November, 2016 and found that there were still "MC" numbers left on my record and also my BMV record had not been cleared of DUI's, which, according to the statute is part of the expungement process.
I informed Ivan of this, to which he responded by saying he would take care of the MC numbers but wanted to wait another month, to see if the BMV was possibly taking a little longer. Seems fair enough, I thought. So, after a month I checked my BMV record and the DUIs were still showing up.
I called Ivan and told him this. He first just tried to end the conversation by saying "well, ok then". Really, Ivan? That's all you have to say about it. I told him from the beginning that the BMV issue is very important to me and he assured me it would be taken care of. Now he is trying to avoid dealing with it. After telling him, again, that I need my motor vehicle record taken care of, he responded by telling me that a potential employer "might not even check." WOW!!! REALLY?!?!? You've got to be joking me. After I assured him that an employer would be checking my driving record, he then tried to tell me to wait another 3 weeks, which I didn't want to do, because I had contacted the BMV myself and they told me they had no record of any expungement paperwork for me. So he told me he was going to call the BMV and see what was going on and to give him 2 weeks. On top of that, the MC numbers hadn't been taken care of, either.
So, after not hearing from him in over 2 weeks, I called him. I asked him if he had called the BMV, and he responded by completely avoiding answering the question and giving me a bunch of crap about how the law is less than a year old and "there is no infrastructure" and blah blah blah, and said that he would get the MC numbers taken care of for me, of course completely avoiding the BMV issue. So, once I point blank asked him about taking care of the BMV record, he said he would call them in a few days.
Fast forward 2 more weeks. Its now late January. I sent him a text asking him about the MC numbers and the BMV issue. The MC numbers hadn't been taken care of, but he did FINALLY file the paperwork for the MC numbers. Of course, he didn't address the BMV issue. I had to ask him, again, separately from my original text about when he was going to take care of it. His response was, and I quote, "when I have time". Well that was the last straw. He had been giving me the run around the whole time and lied so many times to me that I was done with him. I got my paperwork from him and got it to another attorney who is fixing the issue for me. I will be filing in small claims court against Ivan Arnaez.
All in all, my experience with Ivan Arnaez was absolutely horrible and I would highly suggest to anyone thinking of using this attorney to run, don't walk, far far away from him.
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