One of the first things Randy told me about himself was, "I tell it like it is instead of sugarcoating things, otherwise I wouldn't be doing my job right." That is exactly the sort of attitude I wanted in an attorney and I'm so glad that I hired him. He was candid about the facts and plausible outcomes of my case, and he charged headlong into finding solutions that were fair and that would not unduly harm me in my professional or personal spheres. His close connections and knowledge of the court system were a tremendous asset, as he succeeded in helping me make a positive impression on my judge more in line with my true character, reduce my original charge, and get a lenient sentence. Randy knows the unspoken norms and expectations of the court system, which most lay persons do not, and he makes sure that his clients are made aware of these so that they do not make mistakes in the court room; these things might seem to be minor, such as wearing a suit to your court appearances (even if it's on zoom) to showing up 15 minutes early (even if you have to wait for the judge after that) so the court clerk knows you are there, but they are all important. Finally, Randy is tremendously compassionate and caring, although he might first come across as brusque at first because of his no-nonsense and candid manner; he genuinely cares for the well-being of his clients and will do his utmost to help them. I would encourage you to trust him and be 100% honest about the facts of the case, although that may be difficult for you, because unless he knows everything he can't help you in the most effective manner.