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  • part of the machine

    3.0 stars

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    Upon reading these positive reviews, we hired Mr. Hesse. He is a nice man, but here's what you need to know: he is a part of the Williamson County machine of sticking it to anyone who happens to make a mistake there. The consequences laid down for a first offense possession charge were so extensive and horrible that when our case was transferred to our home county, no one in law enforcement could believe the long list of things that had to be suffered through. Steve will tell you not to hang around any criminals, and then put you in situations where that's all you're around. You will not be able to get a job. Anywhere. As soon as your case is signed off, Steve will not respond to you. You will do jail time and pay a ridiculous amount of money. Basically, the best thing you can do is never go to Williamson County and if, God forbid, you get busted for something down there, Steve isn't going to care much about you at all....but your $6000....that will get him to say all the right things so you'll hire him. Then count on having your life ruined. And watch him drive away in his luxury vehicle....

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    Stephen Bradley Hesse Jr.’s response: “First of all, I am distressed to see a review like this. I do not know who posted it but from the review, it appears to be a person charged with a felony offense. The biggest problem I see is that he/she is complaining about the result after the case has concluded. The time for me to help any client is before the case has concluded in some way. I have many more tools to use before case is over through plea or through trial. I give each of my clients my personal cell phone so that they can reach me 24/7. It is not uncommon for someone who has been charged with a felony offense to face a difficult decision: take a plea offer from the State or fight the charges in a jury trial. It can be a difficult decision and I advise my clients to help them make the right decision in their case. Sometimes the choice can be between two unpleasant options and the client must choose something he doesn't really want. In each and every case, it is always the client's decision whether to accept a plea bargain or to proceed to trial. I regret that I wasn't better able to help this client make the right decision in his/her case. This person seems especially upset by the conditions of probation that have been imposed upon them for a felony offense. I can tell you that I often oppose specific conditions of probation recommended by the probation department to the Court. Ultimately, the judge has nearly total control over the specific conditions of probation that are imposed in an individual case. In fact if this person were to call me, I would be happy to return to court and attempt to get his/her conditions amended. I am not one of the good old boys and I am known to be an outspoken critic of the powers that be in Williamson County. I pride myself on being a lawyer who is known for fighting for his clients no matter the consequences. -Steve Hesse”
  • Excellent lawyer

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Tatiana

    Stephen Hesse has the best quality -integrity. He is very straightforward, knowledgeable, and honest.
    Any criminal case scenario will have life-long consequences, and this lawyer has ability to see the case in the "big picture" of life, and work it out for the best interests of his client

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  • Great lawyer!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Natasha

    I hired Stephen Hesse to help a close friend in a difficult and complex situation, and he resolved it very well. He was very responsive, professional, knowledgeable - and the most important part is that he actually cared. Couldn't wish for a better lawyer.

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  • Best case scenario

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI & DWI client

    Completely upfront and honest right from the start, Mr. Hesse fought for every best case scenario that could be found regarding my case. And when things didn't work out exactly as planned through the discovery process, Steve worked to get the next best outcome. He believed in me every step of the way, and I believed in him. In the end, he made what could have been a devastating mark on my record into deferred adjudication. I can't thank Steve Hesse enough for his guidance and work on my case.

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  • This is the attorney you will wish you would of called.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Tom

    Steve is the one that knows all the angles to working a case in Williamson County. His experience working for the other side is invaluable, and he is your best chance at saving your butt. Anything can happen in a court room, so hire some one that knows what the prosecutor is thinking!

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  • a good lawyer

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Ron

    Mr. Hesse handled a case for me involving 2 misdemaenors,i met him after responding to his letter offering consultation. I found Mr. Hesse to be someone who wanted to make a difference in peoples lives in a positive way through the legal system, i liked him as a person right off,he was personable and honest and i felt he cared about people. I wanted a lawyer with integrity and i found him to be someone who would defend me without compromising the law or his own standards. Mr. Hesse worked hard to help me get the best deal for ME, he kept me informed as to what was happening and helped me understand what was going on. Since i had never been in trouble before he was able to get me an offer for the pre trial intervention program,i declined and took a plea offer instead that Mr. Hesse was able to work out for me and i am satisfied with his success in working with the court and the Judge to also get me a little more time to pay my court fees. Overall Mr.Hesse is a good man and a good lawyer and i think, a good example of what a lawyer should be.

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  • Steve Hesse Review

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Sheila

    Steve is very profesional and excellent with his clients. Communicates every aspect that needs to be known. We truly appreciate him and recommend him in a heartbeat.

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  • Knows his stuff and works hard for his clients

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Jennifer

    Steve knows Williamson County. He used to be a prosecutor, so he knows the ins and outs of the system. He took the time to explain everything to me and to tell me what my options were. I would use him again... but I hope I never need to.

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