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  • Total MIRACLE of GOD through CARL!

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    Posted by a client

    This is my first post for Carl.
    I want the world to know how much this young man exerted himself for a court appointed client facing his 6th DWI with a .26 BAC ..........WHILE!!!!....ON PAROLE!!!
    I had the pleasure of meeting with him for the first time and I am sorry and glad at the same time to report his EXHAUSTION!
    He had been working SO HARD for my fiance. I was actually worried about Carl's health.
    The Almighty GOD BLESSED AND WORKED THROUGH THIS YOUNG MAN,
    ONLY BECAUSE CARL WAS WILLING!
    Our trial outcome was a Total MIRACLE of GOD through CARL!
    The judge ruled: GET THIS!
    30 day jail
    10 years strict probation!
    AND IMPORTANTLY
    CENIKOR Treatment Facility!
    Praise and Glory To GOD AND CARL!
    TOTAL MIRACLE! Praise GOD Hallelujah!
    Lynn

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  • My case

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    Posted by Cleo

    Thank you so much for the wonderful work you and your team and Sandy did.. I am very pleased of what you have done on my case.
    You comunication towards me was professional and timely.
    I will highly recommend you!!!

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  • Great representation and works hard for you

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    Posted by Chris

    Carl Ceder represented my daughter (a minor) in various criminal matters and was the consummate professional. Carl was always easy to reach, returned phone calls, emails, and texts, and took a very proactive approach in dealing with our case. Carl gives honest feedback and will paint a clear picture of what you can expect and what your options are. Dealing with criminal matters is stressful enough, but Carl, along with office manager Sandy, made it a lot less so. I highly recommend them.

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    Carl David Ceder’s response: “It always feels very rewarding to help with a juvenile case. I want very much to see them go down the right path, and I am always glad we were are able to help facilitate the process.”
  • First DWI, Successful Jury Trial

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    Posted by Guest9034

    The number of positive reviews on Mr. Ceder speaks for his credentials. There is a reason for that high number of reviews, simply because he is the best.
    Carl was my lawyer for my first DWI in Texas against a prosecution with a strong police report and BAC technicals. While choosing a lawyer my experience says you need to look for all important criteria and not just some. Here is what I consider any client would expect from a criminal lawyer and my observations as best qualities of Mr. Ceder.

    Attention to details - You need an attorney who will spend time to study your case details. Carl does the best in this area. Not only the specifics to my DWI case, but he was diligent about my immigration related aspects as well. He never said it is not his specialization, but guided me throughout.

    Trial lawyer - It is a known fact that not all attorneys are up for trial. Carl did an excellent job in explaining to the jury, all the discrepancies in police report vs the actual video that too in a convincing manner. Jury liked his presentation, his articulation which made them to arrive at a decision probably in record time.

    Plan and Execution - My case had a particular situation. The cop who arrested me was later fired from the police department. As soon as Mr. Ceder came to know he asked for a continuum in proceedings to investigate further. This helped in building the defense in a much better way. Unless your lawyer wants to spend time on your case they can simply ignore such tedious tasks and just let it go. Mr. Ceder is an exception here.

    Persistence for winning - Many a times I wanted to pull back from the trial and go for plea as the court proceedings were getting delayed repeatedly. Mr. Ceder was patient, he stuck with the plan which he believed and convinced me every time why it would be a bad idea. Admit it, client is not the expert in legal matters, that is why we are hiring an attorney. Any other attorney could have simply accepted my request and got the job done sooner. Mr. Ceder is very different, if he knows your case has strong reasons for a trial, he will make sure
    you do the right thing, not take the easy way out.

    Expert knowledge - Mr. Ceder has got an in depth understanding of the science behind BAC and SFSTs. Cops and other officials cannot simply fool him in a trial. His counter questions put the State witnesses in a position where they had to acknowledge the limitations of their findings based on science.

    Reasonable cost - This is definitely one aspect for many when they chose a lawyer. Surprisingly for a premium lawyer like Mr. Ceder, he is very reasonable and predictable when it comes to cost. He is not an attorney who will give you a contract full of ifs and buts and later charge you for every step in the process. Mr. Ceder's approach is pretty straight forward, he will tell you his fee and a clear contract of what all is included. Pretty much everything you would require will be there within his predicted fee.

    Great support staff - You will like Sandy (Para-legal) if you contract Ceder. She is thorough about legal requirements and very prompt in responding to your emails or phone calls. She will never keep you guessing about the status. Also I really liked his dad (the investigator) on the day of the trial. His presence was so comfortable and he was there to provide his views and guide us in all steps. A great guy to be in the team.

    In short I am grateful that I did contact Mr. Ceder and made the right decision. I highly recommend him. If you are in need for a criminal defense lawyer, and you know all points mentioned above are important criteria for you then Carl is the best bet in Dallas area. You wont be disappointed.

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    Carl David Ceder’s response: “I am humbled, thankful, and was so appreciative that you took the time to write something so candid, honest, and thorough. You are a VERY good man - a good dad, husband, brother, friend. It is always an honor when an individual places their trust in me, as you did. You had significant and possibly harsh immigration consequences that would have been very detrimental to your life, your profession, your ability to stay in the U.S., and your way to make a living. I am so glad I was able to help you overcome all of these obstacles, so you can go on without a hinderance in his life due to this incident. I know you were very scared, worried and anxious throughout the process - I think sometimes this gets lost on lawyers, how clients feel going through the process. At one point, if you remember, you asked me to take your case off the trial docket, and you wanted me to work out the best "plea bargain" offer possible, and you were okay with dealing with the consequences of a conviction. Remember, I told you to think about it - and went over the pros and cons of doing this. I communicated to you that I was the conduit to do what you wanted - but wanted you to think on it, because I felt you had a strong case, and I believed in you, and your case. I am thankful to the Judge for being fair, for the DA's for trying a good case, and for the Jury who paid close attention to the facts introduced at trial and eventually found him "Not Guilty." At any rate, I am always so very pleased when I can deliver an outcome like this that has such a positive effect on a very good person's life. I wish all the cases I handled could end in such a fashion. But for now, I thankful that you took the time to leave such an informative review about your case, your interaction with me and my legal team (in particular Sandy), and how you saw the criminal justice system from start to finish - from being arrested, to taking his case all the way through a trial by Jury. I am also so appreciative that you recognized all the hard work we put into trying to get this result for you, and I wish you the best in the future my friend. Thank you again for leaving this very nice, and humbling review.”
  • He Is Awesome

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    Posted by a client

    He is very good at his job , he always made sure I understood everything that was on the plate + he got my case dismissed. I would recommend him to others without hesitation

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    Carl David Ceder’s response: “I am very happy to have been able to get such a result for such a truly talented and bright kid. I am so happy we were able to help, and I know now that this is behind him, he will have nothing but bright things ahead in his future. Thank you for writing this review, it means very much to me, both as a person, and as an attorney.”
  • DWI.....Handled!

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    Posted by Carlos

    Ok, where do I begin....I had just moved to Dallas from New York City a few months prior to getting pulled over by a police officer for driving over the speed limit.....just 10 over....Oops. Of course, living in NYC I didn't have to worry about this since I didn't drive at all in NYC, but not knowing how to handle this in TX and what I can actually say "NO" to, I was questioned about drinking and then all of a sudden I was asked to step out of my vehicle and perform a series of test along with a Breathalyzer Test. Well, it didn't go well after that.

    Skipping forward to several months later when I had my first hearing in Court, before Court Day, I researched several layers I can possibly work with. Carl Ceder had quite a bit of referrals and reviews that made me feel comfortable reaching out to him.

    The first person I spoke with was Sandy (Paralegal) for Carl's office. I have to say, she was pretty great to work with for the last couple of years. When I first spoke to hear...she was informative and basically told me how this was going to play out. She was honest and wasn't afraid of letting me know the serious consequences of a DWI and how it can affect me for the rest of my life. But at the same time, she was supportive and positive about the situation and told me that Carl and his office will do whatever they can to help me through this and make it as smooth as possible. There were no promises made but she came across like they seriously cared and would work hard to get the best outcome for me. That's what I needed to hear....the truth. How this was really going to turn out. This was April 2014. It is now May 2016. She warned me it was going to be a long process. After speaking with Sandy for the first time in April, I then met with Carl a few days later. He was obviously informative and well experienced. Very well put together and professional. Carl was also realistic and positive at the same time. The way he carry's himself and speaks with confidence is comforting to me because I needed someone to guide me through this. I needed someone who knew what they were doing and they were not going to scare me in anyway.

    Many phone calls and court dates later, in May 2016, Carl managed to get my DWI down to Obstruction of Highway....which is so much better than a DWI. Listen, I'll be honest, my alcohol level was pretty high.....so this is a much better outcome than I expected. I'm happy with it and pleased with the services from Carl Ceder's office.

    I felt the support from him and Sandy always. Once again, I'll be honest, I didn't worry about it as much as I should have.....perhaps I just kept in mind that everything will work out and I'll be fine. Well, thanks to Carl, he made this a reality and I'm in a much better place than I was a month ago when I was worried I was going to be convicted of a DWI and I could possible face time and an absurd amount of surcharges and fees that I would have been dealing with for many years to come.

    Carl, Thank you so much for that you do! I really appreciate everything you have done for me.

    Sandy, you as well.....thank you so much for all of the information you kept me up to date with and for guiding me through this unpleasant experience of the DWI.

    Because of Carl ---- I'm in a much better place. Thanks again, Carl! ; )

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  • Review

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    Posted by a client

    Great lawyer, explained and answered all the questions I had and took a speedy and direct course of action.

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  • Great Atty

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    Posted by RSM

    Carl is a very busy person but has always found time to chat (via phone or text) when needed. Even when things get delayed, he makes an effort to let know how important you are and follows up. He is very candid about the process and outcomes. I did not even meet him once personally on this case but he got it expunged without issues. Overall, he is a great attorney to work with.

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    Carl David Ceder’s response: “When someone we've worked with takes the time to write a note like this - it is very much appreciated. This client was a very good person, and I am glad we were able to help him work through his situation where can now put this matter behind him.”
  • Professional, Caring and Honest

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    Posted by Diane

    Carl and his team were very honest, caring and professional while handling my case. They walked me through the all events from beginning to the end of my case. They believe in their clients they offer hope when you feel like there isn't any hope at all. I didn't think I would get the results I received from my case and I am very blessed at the outcome. Thank you Carl and your team for going above and beyond what I anticipated. I highly recommend Carl Cedar for your defense attorney.

    Diane

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  • Life saver

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    Posted by Diane

    I was unfairly accused of a DUI because I had been near my car at the time of accident.The police officer arrested me due to the fact that I had failed the field sobriety tests.Mr. Ceder helped me in this case.The case was completely dismissed after Mr. Ceder proved there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial and unfairly convict me for a crime I didn't commit,I was extremely happy to be able to close this chapter of my life. Thanks Mr. ceder for saving me.

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