5.0 stars 11 totalReview Jocquese Blackwell
Posted by James
On December 5, 2014, I was pulled over because one of my headlights was out. The police officer pulled me over in the parking lot of a smoke shop. I was actually going there to pick up some cigarettes. The police officer informed me that he noticed that my headlight was out, my windshield was cracked, and my registration had recently expired. I informed the officer that I knew those issues needed to be addressed. The officer asked me if I had anything to drink and I said no, however, I do have a interlock device and my car would not start if I had alcohol in my system. The cop then asked me if I had used any illegal drugs, I said no but, I did have a medical marijuana card and I had smoked some marijuana around 12:00 pm. The officer asked me to step out of the car. I stepped out and provided the officer my marijuana card. He then asked me to step to the back of his car. While back there, he shinned a light in my eyes. I later found out he was trying to see if I was impaired by alcohol. Then he asked me to perform what he called field sobriety tests. I told him that I couldn't perform any physical tests, because my back was hurt during a car wreck and that's why I had the marijuana card. He then said that he wanted to draw my blood. I told him I did not have a problem with a blood draw. I knew I wasn't impaired, I had a marijuana card and I should be ok. Little did I know, that I would be charged with driving under the influence because I had marijuana in my system. Almost a year later, I was summoned to court for two counts of Aggravated DUI. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office charged me with two class 4 felonies for driving with marijuana metabolites in my system at the time I was ordered to have an ignition interlock device in my car. I was totally terrified. Felonies are bad and I did not want to go to jail. I immediately tried to find an attorney to help me with my case. I went to someone who said they specialize in Pot cases, but he would not take my case at the time because I did not have the entire police report that contained my levels of marijuana. I read a blog written by Attorney Jocquese L. Blackwell that talked about marijuana cases in Arizona and how they help clients with cases like the one I had. I called them and they stated they would love to represent me and would not have any issue in obtaining my blood results. After they obtained my results, they informed me that as long as I could prove that I was not impaired by the marijuana in my system when I was with the officer, then I should be able to win my case. They filed every motion imaginable for my case. On November 28, 2016, the trial started by selecting a jury. Jocquese and Gill did an excellent job in obtaining a group of people on the jury that understood what was at stake. Jocquese and Gill stood up for me in front of the judge and the prosecutor and never backed down as it pertained to my rights to a fair trial. Jocquese and Gill had an excellent understanding of the law and was able to prove their understanding to the judge, prosecutor and the jury. The trial finished on December 1, 2016. The jury was out for 30 minutes and returned a Not Guilty Verdict on all counts. If you are ever charged with a Marijuana DUI, you must call Jocquese and Gill, they will have your back. They certainly had mine and I am forever thankful to be able to walk with my head held high. No one with a valid medical marijuana card should be charged with a DUI. If you are, be sure to call Blackwell Law Office they will get you out of any jam you may find yourself in.
Posted by Zak
Jocquese Blackwell is an awesome lawyer and I am so glad that my wife read a good review about him and chose him to be my lawyer. He was always professional and understood my story from the very first day. Not only did he represent me, but he also represented my co-defendant (friend) PRO BONO and got her charges dismissed. That was a crucial part to my case, and the fact that we was willing to help myself and my friend in this very tough situation shows a lot about his character. He backed me up the entire time and also dealt with my dramatic moments with grace. When myself and my family saw him in action, we were blown away. He came prepared and truly owned the courtroom. He got the judge to empathize with my situation and his cross examinations were fierce and on-point. I am so glad that Jocquese decided to take on my case and fight for what is right. The truth. Sometimes the truth isn't enough, but he made sure he left an impression on our judge. He told me he had a good feeling we could win because all we had to do was tell the truth. We did and we won. I am at home happy with my family and friends now and am so grateful for Mr. Blackwell and his team at Blackwell Law. Justice was served in Arizona today, thanks again Joc.
Posted by Jon
I got charged with an extreme DUI in Feb 2016. I had had lost all hope and was in danger of losing my career before I went for a legal consult with Mr. Blackwell. He gave me full confidence within 15 mins of meeting him that I would be able to fight the case. Without question him and his staff go beyond what's expected of a client. My outcome of my case was pleaed out in my favor. I received a wreck less driving charge and was able to due more community service and most importantly salvage my career. Most prosecutors will work with him because of his professionalism and expertise in DUIs. I highly recommend him to anyone and military as well. He will also work with you in payment plans as well. You are getting the best law practice in AZ and perhaps the Southwesth when you hire his team.
Posted by Bob A.
Mr Blackwell and his team of professionals are the best you can find if you are ever in a poposit that an attorney is necessary. He is caring, understanding, honest, ethical, sincere, a great communicator when handling your case. His knowledge of the law and advice is what won the case against me. You need to trust this man as he has your best interest in mind. I was looking at deportation ( I have been in this country for 50 years but never became a citizen ) and I got a call from him yesterday saying that we won. I must say he is the one that made it happen. Now I can move on with my life in a productive manner and will become a citizen. He will respect you he will listen to you and give you the best advice possible and he does know what he is doing... I will refer him to family friends and anybody that needs an attorney as he is the best...
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Blackwell helped me with my criminal case. I was accused of furnishing cigarettes to a minor. Mr. Blackwell was able to get my case dismissed.
Posted by Orenthal
I was pulled over in 2011 by Officer Craft of the Arizona Department of Public Safety for no reason. As a result of the stop I was charged with Transportation of Marijuana for Sale, Conspiracy of Transportation of Marijuana for Sale and Use of Electronic Communication to Facilitate a Drug Transaction. I asked someone at the court if they new a good attorney and she told me she would call Mr. Blackwell. I saw Mr. Blackwell outside of court after my first court date and he said he would take my case. Although I did not have a lot of money for a case like this, he was willing to help me. Mr. Blackwell immediately filed several motions, which were denied by the judge. The Prosecutor refused to give me a lenient plea offer even after Mr. Blackwell begged on my behalf. However, Mr. Blackwell never gave up on me or my case. The prosecutor told Mr. Blackwell that he would no longer offer a plea and said we had to go to trial. Mr. Blackwell told me that it would be hard to prove I was innocent based on the fact that the police found several pounds of marijuana in my car. We were in trial for 3 weeks. The Jury's verdict was Not Guilty on all counts. Mr. Blackwell told me that the Jury believed the cops did not have a valid reason to stop my car and that the cops took advantage of me by using deceptive interviewing techniques. Several of the Jury members hugged me when the saw me outside the courtroom and told me to stay out of trouble and congratulations. If it weren't for Mr. Blackwell I would have been sent to prison for at least 5 years. Mr. Blackwell is an awesome attorney and I would recommend him to anyone that has been charged with a crime. Mr. Blackwell believed in me and told me he would fight for me all the way. I prayed that the Jury would find me not guilty. My prayers were answered and GOD was on my side. Mr. S.
Posted by Ronnie
I was charged with a super extreme DUI and Attorney Blackwell just got my cased dismissed during trial. He was able to convince the Judge to keep my blood results out! By the way, I originally hired a large firm, they took my money and dropped me. Mr. Blackwell was always confident that I had a great case and he was right!
Posted by Amber
I was charged with a DUI involving alcohol and my prescription drug Keppra. The jury said that I was Not Guilty!!
Posted by Bobby
If you need help with a criminal case, and you want to win, you have to hire Mr. Jocquese Blackwell. Jocquese L. Blackwell is an awesome attorney. I was recently charged with assault. When I met Mr. Blackwell I knew I had someone that I could trust. He believed my version of the facts from day one. When he got the police report he reviewed it with me and asked me to point out all of the inconsistencies. I was taken aback when I saw how both the police officer and the alleged victim fabricated what actually happened in my case. When Mr. Blackwell informed me that based on my version of the story, I should go to trial; I was extremely excited. I knew I had a great attorney that was willing to fight for my rights. When we went to trial, all the nervousness I had before had vanished because I knew Mr. Blackwell had my back. He just kept telling me to tell the truth and everything would be just fine. Before I testified, I just knew the Judge believed the victim’s version of what happened. When the police officer testified, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It was like she was testifying about another incident. When I took the stand Mr. Blackwell put me at ease and allowed me to tell my version of the facts in a way that made the Judge pay attention to my every word. After my witness testified, I had a good feeling I would win. The Judge didn’t rule when the trial was over. She said she would take case under advisement. A few days later, Mr. Blackwell was informed that the Judge ruled that I was Not Guilty and acquitted me of the assault charge. Because of Mr. Blackwell’s excellent trial skills, I have no criminal record and I didn’t have to pay any restitution to the victim. Thank you so very much for helping me Mr. Blackwell. I will never forget what you did for me.
Posted by Roger
I was charged with DUI ,speeding , and having a controlled substance in my blood.I never thought I had a fighting chance at winning this. Mr blackwell has immense knowledge on DUI cases and will defend you till the end! I'm happy to say we went to trial an I was found NOT GUILTY!!! Would hire him in a heart beat!!