Attorney's Persistence Request for No Trial Results in Favorable Outcome for Client
I am a 60 year old professional and I was arrested for DUI in late 2019. This was my first criminal offense. I had no prior experience with the legal system; and I was not only in unfamiliar territory, I realized that I did not know what to do or how to handle the situation. I called Greco Neyland PC attorneys at law and was scheduled for a consultation. I met with Ms. Villagomez and her calm demeanor instantly put me at ease. She was very patient and explained the entire legal process of a DUI; provided me with clear expectations for proceeding forward with representation on my behalf. She was always very straightforward and honest. After 30 minutes with Ms. Villagomez, I was much more at ease, I had a very good understanding of the process and i was certain that I wanted this firm and Ms. Villagomez to represent me. As I began to navigate the process and do the things that I needed to do, Ms Villagomez was there every step of the way making sure that I was doing what needed to be in a timely and efficient manner. She wa present for each court appearance, and always arrived early to provide me with an explanation as to what would be happening in court that morning. Early on in my case, Ms. Villagomez petitioned the DA to provide me with an opportunity not to go to trial. Unfortunately, the DA refused. At this point, She recommended that we go to trial because what the DA
was offering was equivalent to going to trial and being convicted. I trusted Ms. Villagomez and took her advice.
We prepated for trial. Thankfully, Ms. Villagomez did not waiver, and relentlessly continued to pursuethe no trail option; even as we prepared for trial. This went on for months, because of disruption in the courts due to the pandemic. After 18 months, fortunately fI was awarded a favorable outcome and did not have to go to trial. I absolutely credit my outcome the excellent and persistent representation by Ms. Villagomez on my behalf. I am confident that if we did have to proceed to trial, we would have been granted an aquittal. I am very grateful to Ms. Villagomez and honestly believe her persistence with the DA to grant me an alternative to trail contributed greatly to the judge's decision to avoid going to trial. Given this opportunity to avoid going to trial, I vow to never drink and drive again. And although it is my goal to never be in this situation again, If ever I need legal representation again, I will not hesitate to call Ms. Villagomez. With out question, I would recommend her services to any of my friends. Thank you Ms. Villagomez for seeing me for the person that I am; for you compassion and understanding that anyone can make a bad decision, but that decision doesn't completely define that person. Thank you for fighting for me, for continuing the fight and for not giving up. I am eternally grateful to you and I am extremely pleased with ALL of your efforts on my behalf in your legal representation of me.