Best lawyer, fight persistently with experience, strategy and wisdom, and trustworthy, saved me from criminal speeding charge
Craig is a truly great lawyer! He is the type that go the extra miles to fight for his clients. His approach is special. He doesn’t fight loud with brutal force, but move on calm with wisdom, knowledge and strategy.
He fought for my criminal speeding for a year and a half, and helped me to get a favorable result. I know that no other lawyers I talked with would do so. His service does cost a bit more, but you won't regret choosing him. His legal expertise is extraordinary and he is honest and trustworthy. And again, he didn’t give up on my case until we got a favorable result!
I got criminal speeding charge in the beginning of 2018. It’s the first criminal charge I got in my lifetime. I don’t want to have a criminal record on file for the rest of my life. Criminal speeding in Arizona, once convicted, no way to seal or expunge. And I’m an immigrant. I didn’t have the green card at that time. But my case is a very tough one: the policy car followed me for a while as I didn’t see him at first. The speed on his radar showed that my speed doubled the speed limit. I didn’t do it on purpose. It’s highway to national parks, early in the morning, very few cars and the speed limit drops from 65 MPH to 45 MPH where I got caught.
I called a dozen lawyers I found on the internet and two referred by a friend. Most of the lawyers I talked with are good lawyers. They have pretty good reviews on avvo or yelp. But they all told me that they were not confident about my case. I remember that one lawyer told me that his winning ratio is about 85%, and my case falls into the 15% that he can’t win. One lawyer even told me that he didn’t think I should try to NOT get the criminal charge and the good result he could get me would be no jail time.
Later I found Craig on the avvo website. His rating is 10 out of 10. I read all the good reviews from his previous clients. I called him. We talked over the phone. He told me his style and strategy. I sort of had the feeling that he is the right one!
He charges more than other traffic lawyers. But it’s a one time fee for the whole case. He never asked me for extra money even after he had a bunch of pretrial conferences with the court, drove to Flagstaff from Phoenix and kept my case open for a long time.
There was a time that I was facing a big dilemma: I was told that I could do the green card interview, but I probably would fail if I had the traffic case open. The immigrate office would usually require the final resolution of any criminal charge.I struggled a lot, and seeked advice from Craig. He didn’t suggest me to close the traffic case. He let me make the decision. And I chose to NOT give up the traffic case.
Over all these months, it’s been a stressful experience to go through a criminal case. But it’s a big relief if you know you have someone very capable and reliable hold you up. I still remember Craig suggested me to not try as much as I can to NOT let the case affect my daily life, to live as if it’s not there and let him handle the issue on my behalf.
He has been very helpful and pretty responsive. His communication style is effective, and upfront, which I like.
Finally, it’s the fall 2019. Craig one day texted me that we got the favorable result I’ve been hoping for: the case was downgraded to civil one. This time he suggested me to finish the traffic course right away and I did so.
I’m not super clear about how he did it, but he did it! He didn’t promise me that he would win at the beginning, but he did say that he would fight hard for me. In the end, he delivered beyond what he said: the almost impossible case got downgraded. I feel fortunate to have him as my attorney and I am forever grateful for his persistence and expertise. I would lose the case for sure if it were not him.
Real ending: Craig is a very very experienced, wise, and respectful attorney. Best of the best! I highly recommend him to anyone facing criminal issues!