Posted by Veronica
My son was recently arrested for a gun charge and was out on bail. I was very worried because my son had a prior gun charge in 2014, the DA at the time added gang enhancement to my son's case. Unfortunately, my son was assigned an alternate public defender that did not fight for my son's case! As a result, my son was convicted of a gun charge with gang enhancement and was given a strike. Due to my son's past, I knew that it was crucial to hire a private attorney. I looked online for criminal attorneys with criminal experience and great reviews. I then encountered Mr. Simon Aval!!!! I read all his reviews and was impressed. I truly believe that my son and I were blessed to have found Mr. Aval! I then set-up a free consultation with Mr. Aval to address my son's current charges. From the first encounter that my son and I had with Mr. Aval, he had a very calm presence to him which helped me calm down as a mother who had not slept in days. Mr. Aval never played down the severity of my son's charges and was honest on possible outcomes my son could have. Mr. Aval spoke to my son with compassion and conviction during the consultation, my son left the meeting with Mr. Aval feeling confident about his case. My son was facing 3 years state prison time due to his past gun conviction. Mr. Aval is very smart and knows the end and outs of the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice center, aka, Criminal Court building in downtown. When your fighting for your freedom, you need the best outcome for your charges!!!! As a result, we hired Mr. Aval to represent my son. It was the best investment that I made as a mother on my son's behalf. Mr. Aval always walked into court confident and ready for a fight in order to get the best outcome for my son!!! I am happy to announce that my son was sentenced to 16 months with halftime, with the grace of God he will be out in 8 months. I can't believe that my son received less time for the second gun charge! I truly believe that it was due to hiring Mr. Simon Aval! This is a true and honest review for Mr. Simon Aval, please retain him if you need the best attorney that will fight for your case! You will not regret hiring him...writing this review makes me teary eyed because someone finally fought for my son regardless of his prior history.
Posted by Noel
Mr. Aval is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He handled my case very well and helped me dismiss the case for felony.
Posted by anonymous
I was very pleased with the outcome of my case, was given great legal advice, my questions and concerns were addressed, and the details and conditions were followed up through completion. He made himself available and offered options I wouldn't have own were possible - and then proceeded to make those options a reality and I consider myself extremely lucky to have had him on my side, and I can say that only because I know others in the same position as I, and they weren't so lucky.
Posted by anonymous
This is the first time we ever had to go through the court system, so it's not easy for me to open to all the details of our case. But I really wanted to share the care that Simon gave to my son's case. As Simon spoke with our son, he didn't seem just a hired lawyer, but someone who genuinely cared about him. The (first time drug) charges were decreased with community service. Thanks so much to you and your team on your professionalism and care.
Posted by Nancy
I highly recommend Simon Aval. My nephew was charged with first degree murder with special circumstance looking at life without parole .. My brother as soon as he found out his charges that he was booked with he look up for one of the best lawyers in Long Beach and found attorney Jay Glazer and went to his office for a consultation when he discussed the kind of case my nephew had attorney Jay Glazer told my brother that he was going to refer him to the best criminal lawyer and he did he referred us to Simon avail that was Then located in Norwalk ca and I went to the consultation with him. From the minute we walked into Simon's office, I knew we had found an attorney who would do his very best to represent my nephew. He is a man of compassion and conviction. When we went to court, I was amazed as I watched him present his case .When it comes to your freedom you want to know that your lawyer is doing his all for you and with Simon you are. I also appreciated that Simon never candy-coated things to us; he was upfront and honest on what outcomes could be. And dedicated the time to answer all of our questions .he really demonstrated he care for his clients. And my family. My nephew was sentenced today 25 years with the right of parole. means he has one more chance an opportunity to come out in a few more years . You will not go wrong if you choose Simon to represent you or your loved ones.. Simon from the bottom of my heart I thank you for all your support help and caring for my family.
Posted by Alexander
I was charged with 8 felony counts of forced sex and sodomy of a minor and I was facing 21 years in the State Prison. Simon Aval represented me for the 3d trial; two others were mistrial. I was found guilty no two counts of lewd act on minor. I received 4 years in State Prison with 3 years of parole and life time registration as sex offender. I am in appeal at Federal Court for almost two years:
1. Ineffective assistance of Simon Aval
2. Ineffective assistance of Appeal Attorney William J. Kopeny
3. Manipulation of Jury by DA
4. Prejudice by the trial Judge
I do not trust Simon Aval and if I followed his advice, I will be sitting in prison for life. There were plenty of evidences that my wife fabricated accusations and forced her niece to testify otherwise she will be deported back to Russia. Simon didn’t use those evidences because Judge didn’t let him and he didn’t object. In fact those evidences where used in the first and second trials. Simon doesn’t want to fight for you in the court, he wants you to plead guilty and take a deal.
Posted by anonymous
It happened in 2013, and it happened right before my eyes. Life was great then, my career was soaring, i received a nice promotion, I was growing, the only addiction I had was success and it felt great. I was truly happy.. Until one evening, and in a matter of a few seconds, my life changed forever.. I was booked and charged with Murder, first-degree murder. I am not a murderer, I am incapable of anything like that but here I am, charged and in custody. I felt tremendously sick, confused, scared, and very sad. I was never in trouble with the law as an adult before, never was I ever experience anything like this. This was a labyrinth I needed to get out of, and I needed someone who would fight for me. Really fight for me. That's when I met, Mr. Aval, Simon Aval. When we first met, instantly my gut feeling told me he was the one. He was energetic, smart, highly motivated, and very skilled in his trade. He always had my attention from the first minute on. He kept it 100% and was truthful about every matter. He fought and fought, not only for me but my family as well. Ultimately Simon Aval not only helped me get out of jail, he helped get a deal I couldn't pass up. When you're facing Life, you realize life in general is not a gamble. You see things you don't normally see and you feel things you don't normally feel and all you want and dream for is a second chance at freedom.. Simon, helped me get my life back and he did it fairly. With patience and trust, I am free today. Freedom is priceless and so is a great attorney like Mr. Aval.
Posted by Melina
Mr.Simon Aval was quick in hearing my case. He took my case, although he was busy with other cases. Reasonable in fees. He worked with me. Nice guy and explains everything in detail. He was able to dismiss my charges and still kept in contact, if I had any questions.
Posted by Christian
Things happen and sometimes horrible ones, this was my case. I soon realized that I needed legal help, after shrewdly searching credible attorneys I finally found one, Attorney Simon Aval. His credentials were impeccable, but I wanted to meet not the paper but the person. As soon as I met Mr. Aval he listen attentively allowed me to ask all the questions I needed to ask, and was straight forward with all the outcomes that could transpire but assured me of his support and confidence through the whole process. The person describe in the website match the person I met that day, 'superb'. Mr. Aval helped drop my felony case and I couldn't be happier.
Posted by Lily
Upon my arrest I had a total of 30 charges. One of them carrying a life sentence. Mr. Aval is not only professional and obviously knowledgable in Criminal Law, and brilliant in the courtroom - he's the real deal. As my defense attorney, I referred to him as my "Dream Team". This is the guy you want sitting next to you at the defense table. I would not be free if it were not for this man. I'm not one to write reviews, but when going through such a life altering experience, you want to make sure you have the best in the business, and in my case he is it. Choosing a lawyer isn't like picking out what pair of socks you'll wear. This is serious, which is why I am posting a review. He communicated well and in a timely manner with my family and made sure all matters were addressed. I am so grateful to this man. Plus, he's easy on the eyes. Amazing. Simply amazing.