Posted by Sushant
I was arrested for DWI on a Class B in Austin but the charge was later upgraded to Class A as my blood came back at 0.175%. I did my research and hired Florencia Rueda as she had stellar reviews across multiple sites. I then met up with her in person and within a day hired her to represent me in this case. She was a straight shooter and did not sugarcoat anything. Did not make any promises to make me feel better. When my charge was upgraded to a Class A, the first deal she got me was to get the Class A down to Class B with a DWI conviction. The only thing that was left was the video of my arrest. The video finally came out and it was "OK" meaning did not impact my case positively or negatively.
I was mentally preparing myself to take the Class B DWI conviction and then came the miracle at least it was a miracle for me.
Ms. Rueda was able to use her charisma and got me a new deal which seemed next to impossible.
I was able to walk away with an Obstruction of Passageway conviction and just a $200 fine. No Jail Time, No Community Service, No Probation. I was also offered "Deferred Adjudication" on the obstruction charge with a 12 month probation. This would have obviously kept the conviction away as well but i did not want to take a risk of being on a probation and messing up my case further.
I was able to keep my license and did not even had to get a SR22 insurance.
Florencia is an amazing lawyer and one of the best in the Austin region. If you need help, retain her without a doubt as she will do her best to get you out of a "hopeless" situation.
I wish i could give her more than 5 stars!!
Posted by anonymous
Our son got a DUI in Texas, left the state and missed a court date. Ms. Rueda negotiated an agreement that he fulfill court ordered requirements in another state and plan to return to Texas for court appearance and serve his sentence. In the end, she was able to reduce his sentence to "time served" and not have to appear in Texas after all. Ms Rueda was prompt with responses and provided clear directions during the process. We appreciate her professionalism and ability to simplify this complicated situation.
Posted by anonymous
Florencia brought me hope at the darkest days of my life. She did everything in her power to make sure I have my life back. Surely, not long after she got on my case, the case was dismissed!!
If you happened to stumble upon Hildreth & Rueda's page or was recommended to Florencia by someone, you should stop looking for another attorney because it was fate and luck that you found Mrs. Rueda.
Posted by Anthony
Florencia was extremely responsive, honest and thorough. I couldn't have asked for a better resolution to my first dwi arrest. Ended up as a deferred failing to signal ticket.
Posted by Jeremy
It is next to impossible to adequately describe my experience working with Flo. I was facing a second DWI w/collision and alone in my troubles; crippled with anxiety. Enter Flo. She immediately took the reigns of my case and put my mind at ease. She was upfront and honest about what I was up against and what I needed to do. She walked me through every step of the case, keeping my anxiety at bay. She handled everything. EVERYTHING! I didn't have to set foot in a courtroom up to my final court date upon which she got my DWI 2 dismissed and the charge reduced to an obstruction of a roadway, deferred adjudication. Every 5 star or 10 review posted in regards to Flo is more than deserved. Flo truly is the best at what she does and a phenomenal person. Thank you Flo!
Posted by Daesia
My time with Ms. Flo was short, yet wonderful! I had another lawyer for about a year, working for my theft case, a class B misdemeanor & nothing was really getting done. As soon as Flo was put onto my case, it took ONE court date for her to get my case DISMISSED. That is all I wanted & she got it done fast. I HIGHLY recommend her services!!
Posted by Brandon
the greatest lawyer ever. Very understanding but firm and reliable. even worked with me when I made it difficult for her. Charges dismissed. look no further for your legal needs.
Posted by Aida
PLEASE DO NOT LOOK ANY FURTHER. THIS IS THE ATTORNEY YOU WANT AND NEED!!!!!!!
It took me a while to get to this review. Thanks to Florencia Rueda my life has never been better on account of the career I have now and so much else.
Here’s my story.
Back in 2017 I was arrested for a felony DWI in Austin. Being from Houston I didn’t know where to start or what to do. The prosecutor in my case had an arraignment of 8 years no parole, and I just thought my life was over. Knowing from prior experiences, I thought this was going to make me bankrupt and that there was NO WAY i can even afford to hire someone to fix the mess I was in.
I decided to look up “Pro attorney’s” in the Austin area, and Miss Rueda appeared first under avvo. I began reading all the reviews and they couldn’t be more accurate. I decided to give her a call, and she had me come in the next day for a consultation. I expected another attorney who was going to try and impress me with reasons why I should hire them, when something else entirely occurred. Miss Rueda sat me down and blatantly told me the entire truth of how terrible my case appears on paper. She immediately told me what I need to do, and that if I follow everything she says I will be okay. She then saw the worry in my face and stated “don’t worry, do as I say and you will not go to prison I promise.” I was in awe with her honesty and impressed in the fact that she did not even try to sugarcoat.
I went home and did as she said. She then went to court for me without making me even appear for almost 7 months because she wanted to save me trips to and from Houston. As time progressed, the first time I appeared in court she told me what the prosecution wanted to do, and stated that with all of the things I was doing she doesn’t see it fit so she’s going to prolong the case to get the outcome she wants. She then asked what I wanted out of this case.
I told her that I wanted my felony reduced because this was going to ruin my life and that I didn’t care how long probation would be as long as I didn’t have this on my record. She still didn’t sugarcoat and stated that this was going to be tough but that she will stop at nothing to try and make this happen, and she did. She did just so and much more. She had my case reduced to a 2nd DWI misdemeanor charge with only 2 years probation. I cried, and when I did she asked if I was okay, and smiled and said I’m proud of you.
Please, this is the attorney you need. She knows everyone in the court room and when she walks in her presence is so powerful. Miss Rueda not only reduced my charge but pushed me to turn my entire life around and everything fell together like a giant puzzle. Because of her I gave up bartending because she told me the prosecution would frown against it, and I now work a career sales position. Having a felony DWI, I should have had my license suspended, an ankle monitor and so much more. I coasted through court with NONE of that. Not once did they even drug test me because I listened to what she was telling me to do.
She responds quickly, assures you of your case, and goes out of her way to take care of your needs. For example I told her I needed my license because there was no way for me to get to court from Houston and she made this happen as well, and got me an occupational after my case was closed that allowed me to travel in any county in Texas.
Miss Rueda is a miracle, she is heaven sent. She works for the people. She understands the perspective of what it’s like to feel like your whole world has turned upside down and she will assure you and help you in every single way she can. Just follow everything she says, and start with HIRING HER.
I recommended so many people to her and will continue to do so, and God forbid will hire her without hesitation if I need an attorney ever again.
AGAIN. STOP. DO NOT LOOK FURTHER.
THIS IS IT, YOU WANT AND NEED FLORENCIA RUEDA IN YOUR CORNER.
BEST ATTORNEY IN AUSTIN, TX
Posted by Roland
When I came to Florencia, I was facing an uphill battle - a 2nd-degree felony in a very conservative, tough-on-crime county in Texas. In our initial meeting, she asked the tough questions that got to the heart of the matter to build a solid defense. I walked out of her office VERY glad Florencia was on my side. I was innocent of the charges, but with the criminal justice system being the way it is, I was greatly afraid I would be locked up for a long time. During this process, she was very responsive and prompt to my questions. I am grateful to say the charges were completely dismissed - no probation, deferred adjudication/prosecution, etc.. I owe this to her and her partners. I HIGHLY recommend Florencia Rueda to anyone seeking the best criminal defense.
Posted by George
I’m in California and a background check from employer turned up a 20 yr old “open warrant” in Texas - Travis Co. For an old misdemeanor case that was hanging around. Ms. Rueda explained the results she would pursue to get a case dismissal and have the warrant recalled. Ms. Rueda proceeded to do exactly what she told me. The results were completed promptly and completely. The fees were also fair and were exactly what she quoted. Ms. Rueda resolved the matter without me needing to travel to Texas numerous times for the hearings. She saved me money.
I highly recommend her, she is a class act - professional, hard working legal advocate and kept her word to the letter. She has been refreshing and trustworthy in every aspect. Perfect. Truthful. No nonsense. Knowledgeable. An Attorney who tells you what she can do to help and does the same. Promptly and efficiently. I am not lying or exaggerating. I would use her services again.