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Earl Franklin Carter

DUI and DWI Attorney at Glendale, CA

3.7   10 reviews

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Earl Carter has been an attorney since he graduated from Arizona State in 1975. Earl has practiced almoste exclusively criminal defense his entire career.  Earl is has been married since 1970 and is the father of three daughters and has 10 grandchildren.  Earl enjoys world travel and public service as his personal hobbies.

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Licensed for 47 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Earl Carter
620 N. Brand Suite #301
Glendale, CA, 91203
Law Office of Earl Carter
4333 Orange st. #102
Riverside, CA, 92502
Law Office of Earl Carter
901 F. St. Suite 210
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Law Office of Earl Carter
1300 Clay St. #600
Oakland, CA, 94612
Law Office of Earl Carter
2444 Main St. #130
Fresno, CA, 93721
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3.7 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
Posted by Nicholas | June 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jesse Korn is a good attorney.
I hired Jesse Korn and he is a considerate, attentive attorney. Earl Carter Law is worth the money and trust.
Posted by Esther | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
William M. Cheney is the best attorney! My son was facing 3 years in jail, and he got him 3 years of probation and 3 felonies to 2 misdemeanors! Thank you so much!!
Posted by Cesar | April 14, 2014
Great attorney
My attorney Miguel was excellent. Answered all my questions and kept me updated all the time. I highly recommend these attorneys.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2014
Brian Burns-lawyer for Earl Carter firm
Brian Burns was a very good lawyer. You could tell that he knew what he was doing. When I called his office, his assistant would take a message and he would always get back to me. Because of this legal matter I had some trouble getting new employment and very quickly Mr. Burns wrote a letter for me to show the employer and better explain things. What really shined about Mr. Burns is that you could tell that he cared about you and had a heart. You never felt as though he was just shoving you through like a cow in a herd.
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Posted by Ermes | February 27, 2014
Problems with the law and need help. Look no further
I was going to court for a serious offense. I was looking at five years in prison so I called Earl Carter Association. I was appointed an attorney named William Cheney. He was amazing. Real honest man. He took that case as if it was his own life he was fighting for. Gave me advice and made sure I understood everything that was going on. At the end mr. Cheney got the DA to go from 5 years in prison to summary probation. I never thought that was possible but he did it. Thanks to him I can Continue living my life as a free man. I am very greatful for his hard honest work. I would refer him to anybody. And to top it off Earl Carter Association was the most reasonable pricing for my case. Other places were over priced n had the intentions of making money n not helping me stay out of jail. Thanks to Cheney I never seen a day behind bars. Thanks a million
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Posted by Rusty | December 12, 2013
Good guys
I was very happy with my choice. Price was affordable i didnt have a whole lot of money at the time so they worked a payment plan out for me. My attorney also did a good job for me he got a couple of my charges dismissed and the other charged reduced so i didn’t have to do any jail time. that is a happy outcome for me..
Posted by Hector | July 31, 2013
Grateful!
*Was charged with a Multiple Felony Case, and my Public Defender; although she was a nice lady, was not trying to get me the deal I would of liked..she stated that she tried and the D,A,. was willing to go to Trial...I could of not afforded Extensive prison Time...Received a Letter from this Firm, Called, was welcomed in and felt embraced, just by their consultation...I hired on, because the consultant was straight out with me, no Promises made, and no sale's pitch.then I met with Brian Burns and Sean Davitt...Confident and even had good personalities, is what made me feel comfortable. they managed to lower my charges, and I was able to stay away from Jail and even pay a reasonable Fine. I did not loose my Job, nor did I have to worry about Prison.
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
You get what you pay for
I think Earl Carter is in the pocket of the Rancho Sheriff's. They did nothing to help my case, which was an arrest in my driveway brought on by a community volunteer. I had to serve 10 days in jail and pay $2000, along with a 5150. Please don't make the mistake I did and hire Earl Carter.
Posted by Kyle | January 25, 2014
Terrible Experience-DON'T GET AN ATTORNEY WHO SENDS OUT COUPONS
When I was charged with a DUI in Santa Clara County, I received a letter from these Felony chasers. Having no experience with lawyers at the time, I paid them in full to handle my case. The outcome from the entire process netted me the same results as those who had not retained any lawyers. The reason I can say this with certainty is because I talked with others in the work release program who were given the same punishments I was given, without any legal representation. For weeks I tried to contact Earl Carter Law, who stated that they would be able to help save my license from being suspended. No answer, hundreds of messages left on their machines, emails sent every week. The only response I received was when I threatened to report them to the Bar assc. for misrepresentation of their services. Even then did they help me? No. Did they talk me through this rough period of my life? No. Did they earn a single penny of the thousands of dollars I paid them? HELL NO. Let this be a lesson to all potential customers of this firm. DON'T HIRE ATTORNEYS WHO SEND COUPONS IN THE MAIL.
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Response from Earl Carter March 14, 2014
I am grateful for this feedback as it allows me to address a couple issues for any prospective clients. First, every single case is unique, with a unique set of facts. Consequently, any criminal defense attorney will tell you that it is difficult to judge whether you got a good deal or a bad deal by comparing yourself to someone else with a totally unique case and a different district attorney prosecuting the case. We are very good at getting our clients the best deal possible under the circumstances, but there are no guarantees. Second, my phones are answered by a live person, not a message machine, or voice mail machine, Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. We take pride in making ourselves very accessible to all of our clients in this way. Third, I take any client concerns very seriously and I am happy to refund fees to any client who is not satisfied. I would have certainly offered the same to this client if they had contacted me. I have not spoken to this client, but if they will contact me, I will offer them a refund of their fees. With all of that being said, we will take this as constructive feedback and continue to strive to improve.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2013
I'm tired of wating, still no answer....
I was told I was facing a simple DUI by Earl Carter's attorneys. It was a first offense and they told me I would be taken care of. I felt relieved and paid them. I tried contacting them before my court date to follow up with no luck, I've emailed Mr. Carter multiple times with no responses. No attorney ever showed up to my court date and I had to enter a plea on my own. I've been asking for a refund with no luck either. I signed a contract so legally I'm stuck. I hope this reaches Mr. Carter's potential customers before they sign anything.
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Response from Earl Carter March 14, 2014
We strive to offer superior service to every client. This includes answering client phone calls and email, promptly (the same day they are received). Even if we do not hear from our clients we write each of them before each court date and after each court date to keep them informed. Likewise, we most certainly appear for our clients in court. I am not aware of the true identity of this reviewer, but If they are willing to contact me, they are welcome to a full refund of their fees. I make certain my clients are satisfied. Nevertheless I appreciate any feedback, and we will use this review as feedback to assist us in our never ending effort to improve our customer service.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Administrator
  • Conflict Panel Indigent Defense Contract For San Bernardino County
  • 1993 - Present
  • President
  • Law Offices of Earl Carter & Associates
  • 1975 - Present

Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Legal Cases

  • DUI Set Aside
  • License Saved

Associations

  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former President
  • 1986 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Board of Directors
  • Red Cross
  • 1986
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 1975

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting July 2013
  • Current Trends in Criminal Defense and Immigration Consequences
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (0)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"what can I say he is a legend in Sacramento I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Earl. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. With his vast experience, in the criminal world, there is no other attorney that can provide the type of legal insight, which his resume delivers. It is an absolute pleasure to work for him and a supreme gift to be mentored by one of the best in the industry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carter is an absolute pleasure to work for, I have seen him in the courts walk in, work magic, and get amazing results for clients! He knows everyone in the courts including judges, prosecutors, and court staff. I am amazed by the knowledge, skill, and level of customer service he provides. The best in Southern California!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. It has been my absolute pleasure to work with Earl. Earl is in an elite category of attorneys in terms of his respect among judges and other attorneys. Earl's credibility in the legal community allows him to achieve excellent results on behalf of his clients. Earl is as fine of an attorney as I have ever met."
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Glendale DUI and DWI Lawyer Earl Franklin Carter
Earl Franklin Carter
DUI and DWI Attorney
Glendale, CA
Licensed for 47 years
Free Consultation