5.0 stars 12 totalReview Daniel Smith
Posted by Camilo
My case started as a Misdemeanor Battery in October of 2016, it involved pepper spray and the other party placing me in a private persons arrest. During the initial contact with the officer I was asked about my dashboard camera. Unfortunate for me the officer took my dashboard camera as evidence against me. When the officer filed the paper work with the court he changed to charges from a Misdemeanor Battery to a Felony Illegal use of tear gas weapon. It was bad and I needed help fast. I had been doing research on local lawyers and decided to pay only two a visit. The first was flashy with her nice place and weird way of doing business. It felt very impersonal and made me feel like a number. I decided to take my business with San Diego Defenders. I made contact with San Diego Defenders over the phone and left a message with their answering service. I was contacted by Daniel Smith from San Diego Defenders. He got right to the point and asked me to come in for a chat. I was hesitant at first because I was not given permission to talk with the other attorney's I only spoke with case managers. So I went in to further discuss my situation. I left San Diego Defenders feeling great about my decision. As of January 2017 I am happy to say that the DA decided not to file charges against me and my life is back on track. I am forever in debt to Dan, Layla and Jon for all their help in my case. If it wasn't for the hard work from San Diego Defenders I would be in prison unable to return the favor in this small review. My monthly bill with Dan Smith comes in at a whopping $150.00 per month. If you are hesitant about conducting business with San Diego Defenders I ask that you take a deep breath and handle your business with people who are willing to go above and beyond for those they defend. DO NOT HESITATE, go in, speak with Daniel Smith FACE TO FACE, not a case manager and hear it from the horses mouth. YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO LOSE IF YOU ARE NOT WORKING WITH Dan Smith, hire only the best at an affordable price. Thank you Dan, Layla and Pettis! All of you are amazing people doing great things to help those in need. I can't thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication to my case. I am forever in debt to all of you. If I am ever in a bind again, San Diego Defenders is my go to Law Office
Posted by Robert
Mr. Dan Smith represented myself in a felony DUI with additional child endangerment charges. I was facing one year in jail since it was my second DUI . My case drug out for over two years and Mr. Smith and his team stuck right by my side the entire time. I paid one flat fee for his teams services. His team did such an outstanding job defending me throughout the entire process. He negotiated and fought for me using his years of experience and kept me out of jail and only on probation at the end. He also continued to represent me when a restitution hearing was brought against me for the same incident with no additional fee. Mr. Dan Smith and his team represented me very professionally and his teams action resulted in a second chance for myself. I owe my freedom to his law firm. This is the second time I have used Mr. Dan Smith and his team and I would use them again if ever needed (let's hope not).
Posted by Gloria
I Gloria when to consult Atorney Daniel Smith ,and he was very helpful, respectful, he give me advice, also,he found that my son had a charge that wasn't his,the attorney pull out the case,and got the inf.from the other person, for me,he gave me the inf.so that my son can ask for that charge to be removed, ,he really help me a lot, I recommend attorney Daniel Smith, he is a experience attorney, always ready to help,
Posted by Susan
My son's case was not as involved as most Attorney Dan Smith represents. My son's two pieces of luggage were seized at the border near San Diego by CBP. He was sent over 2,000 miles to his home area but his luggage was left behind with CBP saying they will be destroyed in 30 days. After a couple of weeks of failed attempts on my part to have the luggage returned, Mr. Dan Smith was able to get favorable results in less than 24 hours and send the two pieces of luggage to my son at his home address over 2,000 miles. Although most of Mr. Smith's cases are much more involved, with serious life changing consequences than this one, he knew how important it was to my son and me for the clothing, etc. be returned. He is caring, competent, and professional. I wish he was located in my area. San Diego is very fortunate to have Dan Smith, attorney, in their area. I will always be grateful for his services. For me, Mr. Smith was a Godsend.
Posted by anonymous
He saved me and my husband from a mess of paperwork got my husband out with one of his fellow colleagues and made sure we still had an opportunity to get my husband paperwork by clearing all charges thanks Dan!! Your a miracle worker!!!!!
Posted by Linda
I was extremely pleased with how my case was handled. Thank you Mr. Daniel Smith for getting my case dismissed. I realize every case is different . But I can attest to the fact that you will have an attorney with experience , passion for the law, and dedicated to putting the interests of the clients first.
San Diego Defenders provided me with the following;
A free consultation , reasonable fees, and an attorney whom will listen to your story , answer all your questions and concerns using terms you will understand, kept me updated on the status of my case for its duration , returned my calls and maintained an open line of communication , and most importantly, my attorney fought my case zealously.
Posted by anonymous
Dan Smith and his team are the best option for anyone facing any kind of legal problem. I have never been in any kind trouble or needed an attorney before, so I was very inexperienced when I was placed under arrest and facing four felony charges. I thought my life was over and could not stop the constant flow of tears. Dan was able to alleviate my distress by being supportive, confident and determined to help me figure out what steps to take next. From the beginning of my case, he knew what to do WHY and HOW to do it, which made all the difference for me. We prepared for the case together and he walked me through my entire case. He kept me informed and stood by me in all of those decisions. He went above and beyond in all aspects, making phone calls, working weekends, and even traveling out of town on my behalf. It has been three long, stressful months and Dan was able to make a deal with the prosecutor that ended with me being charged with one misdemeanor and three years' probation, down from four felony charges. He literally saved my life, and gave my the opportunity to start over. Dan treated me and my family like his own and made sure he was doing the best he could for us at all times. I would recommend Dan to anyone, and I hope that people understand that having a lawyer that is truly invested and cares about helping you makes all the difference in the outcome of your case. I hope to never need Dan's assistance again but I will never forget what he's done for me. Thank you!
Posted by Elphbert
Very professional but at the same time is very understanding. He got me through one of the toughest times of my life, and he never made me feel like my case was lost. He's very encouraging and you know just by working with him that he knows precisely what he is doing.
He'll help you get through your case and will fight with everything he's got to make sure you get the best results. He's very experienced and has been doing this for years. He knows a lot of the court judges and attorneys at the court house, and knows how to strategically position your case in a way that will give you the best outcome.
I wouldn't recommend anyone else. Dan's one of the best San Diego has.
Posted by anonymous
(En espaÃ±ol mÃ¡s abajo) When my husband was arrested it was a complete surprise to me and I felt completely lost and confused as to what would happen to him and our family. After meeting with Dan Smith, it was immediately clear to me that I was in good hands. He exuded confidence in his ability to handle the case and was backing it up with his experience dealing with federal criminal cases in San Diego. Dan Smith was crucial in my ability to face life without my husband which was almost traumatizing at first. He prepared all legal documents so I could deal with my familyâ€™s affairs and was extremely compassionate towards me and my situation. He took great pains in explaining the legal process and the time frame in which events would unfold. At first I was very nervous and questioned many things but he was patient in explaining everything to me while keeping the course. Looking back I have to admit that everything happened the way he said it would happen and his expertise allowed my husband to mount the best legal defense possible under the circumstances. As a result he got the best possible sentence. Still today, both my husband and I cannot believe how short the sentence turned out to be compared to others in his situation. Who knows what could have happened if we had another lawyer or if Dan Smith had allowed my fears to change his course!
If you are currently in my situation look no further and stick with Dan as your criminal defense lawyer. You will not regret your decision.
El arresto de mi esposo fue una sorpresa total y me sentÃ perdida y confundida en cuanto a lo que le sucederÃa a Ã©l y a mi familia. DespuÃ©s de hablar con Dan Smith, me quedÃ³ inmediatamente claro que me encontraba en buenas manos. Se mostrÃ³ confiado en su capacidad de manejar el caso y lo respaldaba con su experiencia en tratar casos criminales federales en San Diego. Dan Smith tomÃ³ un papel crucial en mi habilidad para enfrentar la vida sin mi esposo lo cual parecÃa traumatizante en el inicio. Ã‰l preparÃ³ todos los documentos legales para poder administrar los asuntos administrativos de mi familia y se mostrÃ³ muy compasivo hacÃa mÃ por la situaciÃ³n que atravesaba. Se empeÃ±o en explicarme el proceso legal al cual se enfrentaba mi esposo y me dio una idea de los tiempos que llevarÃa cada fase. En el inicio cuestionaba todo pero fue muy paciente en explicarme cada punto mientras mantenÃa firme el curso que habÃa trazado. Al mirar hacia el pasado debo admitir que todo sucediÃ³ de la forma que Ã©l habÃa dicho y que su dominio de la ley resultÃ³ en que mi esposo recibiera la mejor defensa legal posible en las circunstancias. El resultado fue que recibiÃ³ la mejor sentencia posible. AÃºn el dÃa de hoy me es difÃcil creer que tan corta fue la sentencia a comparar con otros presos en la misma situaciÃ³n. Quien pudiera decir lo que hubiera sucedido con otro abogado o si Dan Smith hubiera permitido que mis miedos cambien su curso de acciÃ³n.
Si estas enfrentando la misma situaciÃ³n que yo no busques mÃ¡s y quÃ©date con Dan como abogado de defensa criminal. No lamentarÃ¡s tu decisiÃ³n.
Posted by anonymous
Daniel Smith helped to put me at ease in a really difficult time. He took his time and talked to me with confidence and consideration. He and his team were responsive to answer any questions or concerns that I had. They also kept me informed by calling me and emailing me when ever there was something that I needed to do and/or know. When my wife and I first walked into his office we were nervous and concerned. We had many questions running through our minds, such as the outcomes of the case and even payment of a lawyer. His team took their time to listen, ask questions and pay attention to every detail. They made an educated, knowledgeable decision as to whether or not they could help me from the legal problem I was facing. They even offered a payment plan if needed.
Once they took on my case I felt totally at ease. I knew I was putting my life in trustworthy hands. He made a connection with me and did everything that it took to help my case. He made me feel safe enough to trust him and to be totally open with him, in order to have the best outcome for my case. In the end, he was able to get my case reduced to a misdemeanor from a felony/strike. He was respectful, compassionate, understanding, and sympathetic to my needs at all times. I hold Daniel in high regards for this. He helped me get my life back and I have NO DOUBT in my mind that he would do the same for anyone else! He is excellent lawyer and a caring human being. He will go the extra mile to help anyone he can and for this I recommend him to anyone that is looking for help when they are in legal need.