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Posted by Rick
Our son’s drug problems threw us into the frying pan of a complicated legal system we knew nothing about. Feeling like fish out of water, we found the task of finding a competent and caring attorney to handle his impending charges to be extremely difficult. After hiring one criminal defense attorney and paying him thousands of dollars, we felt ignored and stiffed. In our guts we knew we had hired the wrong attorney. At court, the attorney was MIA on two of three dates and instead sent a frazzled staff member. Eventually he was fired due to incompetence. In our search for another attorney, we interviewed four potential candidates. The decision was easy after speaking with Mary Bernal, and she was hired within a day of our interview.
We chose Mary because she seemed to truly care about the outcome of our son’s case and was willing to represent him aggressively. She was upfront about her fees, what our son was facing in the criminal justice system, what could happen, and what she would do to avert the worst possible outcomes. Mary attended all but one court appearance, but sent a competent substitute in her place. In the end, Mary represented our son like a bulldog protecting its owner. She fought to get his charges reduced; she inspired the court to see him as the bright and remorseful young man he is who made unfortunate choices in his youth. Had we ignored our gut, it’s not inconceivable that our son could be in prison today. Luckily this is not the case. Mary gave us our son back and helped pave the path that he needed to stay on the sober track and out of the legal system.
Posted by Priscilla
I honestly dont know what I would have done without Mary. I had a very difficult case on my hands and would have probably stuck with a felony on my record but had dropped to a "disturbing the peace" with a small fine. Mary is a very loving & caring attorney. Anything I needed or had questions for she was very responsive & helpful. She kept me at ease when times got hard. I just currently finished a year and half of my probabtion period and was able to get my record expunged all with the help of Mary Bernal I have my life back and Im able to pursue my career in child development and finally find a job! I would recommend Mary to anyone because she actually cares what happens to you and isnt all about the money. Money was never an issue I knew what I was dealing with before going to Mary. I know Mary is a sincere & understanding person & I want to thank her a million times for helping me out and getting me on the right path.
Posted by Maria
Ms. Bernal always did her best. She helped me on a case months a few years ago and since then each time I have asked her for further legal advice she has always been there to help me, never asking for any financial gain. She has always been honest and trustworthy. I have dealt with other attorneys and Ms. Bernal is the only one that has maintained her word, when she said she would do something she did it, I never had to worry about her doing the job that I asked for her to do and she took pride in the work she did. I highly recommend Ms. Bernal for anyone who is looking for an honest Attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ms. Bernal to help my son with felony charges. She was very helpful and did a lot of hand holding for our family. She and the other attorney in her office did a very good job on my sons case. I am very glad I hired her because she was caring and honest. Did not see that she was "money hungry" at all. She was up front with what she charged for the case before trial and for trial. She promised she would try to get the best for my son before trial and she did. I would recommend her and her office to anyone. My son is back home and I am so thankful for her and her staff.
Posted by anonymous
would have been better off with a public defender. constant postponing with each court date, which i feel had a very negative effect on the outcome of my case(s) had their been a aggressive approach in defending my case(s) i may have had a much better outcome. instead i have 2 felonies, 3 years probation, court order to complete programs (class which dont even pertain to my case(s)) huge court fees and the threat of going to state prison for any little thing that could constitute a violation. keep in mind i have never been to state prison, and my charges were misdemeanor offenses.
Posted by Mrs, Johnson
I currently have Mary Bernal as an lawyer for my husband. I've paid her $7000.00 to have my husband's case dismissed or for a joint suspension and she has yet to have done it. Not to mention she's only went to see my husband two times since his been in the county jail since sept. 2012. Now that it's time to dismissed these charges she wants me to pay her $10,000.00 to take it to trial. The grounds of dismissal is part of the $7000.00 fee. She's overall a bad attorney she doesn't come to all the court dates she sent an air head who clearly didn't know anything about my husband case the only thing she could tell me was "Mary just wanted to know if you were hiring her for trial" What the hell she couldn't email me? Just money hungry and a very bad person overall.
Posted by Renee
All I can say is I am so glad we found Mary. My son was arrested and falsely accused by a jealous exgirlfriend. We were a mess.. Went to see a few lawyers and they made us feel like all they wanted was money as we were walking to our car, I saw Marys number gave her a call. From the moment I talked to her, I felt at peace. She was so nice and helpful. Once we met with her, we knew she was the lawyer for us. She fought for my son, the DA did not file charges. Now Mary is helping us remove the arrest from my sons record. I am so Thankful we found Mary and highly recommend her to everyone.
Posted by Mario
Ms. Bernal helped me in a criminal case. She cared about what happened to me and was there whenever I had a question. Most attorneys do not give their personal cell phone number to be reached but she did. She knew the court personnel and helped me get a deal with no time even though I was told by the public defender that I was going to state prison. Ms. Bernal is trustworthy and I would hire her again if I needed help again. She allowed me to do payments and gave me the opportunity to put down what I could afford when other attorneys would not.
Posted by anonymous
Mary was very helpful in helping us with our case. She went out of her way to ensure we were getting the best service. Attorneys are famous for being "money hungry", and Miss Bernal did not display the typical characteristics of an Attorney. She is very caring efficient and yet highly knowledgeable in her field. I recommend Mary to anybody. I come from a large family, and I already recommended Mary to all of my brothers and sisters as well as to my colleagues.
I was totally impressed with her service and the amount of money we paid her. She saved us a great deal of money. We need Attorneys like her. Who are dedicated and caring for their customers.
Posted by anonymous
She didn't seem like she knew what was going on. I ended up hiring another lawyer because all she seemd 2 care about was my money. She didn't even know what the charge was at first! I would not hire her again even for a parking ticket.