A close relative recently moved to San Diego, and subsequently got drawn in by a colleague to cross the SD/TJ border to lend her car to his friends; she was left in a hotel room, and when they gave back the car, Border Control detected a gas tank full of drugs. Thus began a nerve-wracking nightmare.
We sought out a knowledgeable attorney to guide us through our options. I interviewed three to query their approaches, tone and attempt to elucidate their effectiveness.
Mr. Babcock provided the most meaningful and coherent explanation of what needed to happen, sounded empathetic yet realistic, and had broad experience with similar cases.
The case dragged on, with so many tense moments and fears of the unknown. Yet through it, Russell proved to be attentive, responsive, patient and understanding. While much of his work was invisible to us, he helped us understand we were in a marathon, not a sprint. The twists and turns in the process were navigated adeptly, and it was clear Russell had his finger on the pulse of the system.
He never ceased working towards the best solution under the circumstances, even when it meant waiting.
I found that the best way to interact was to deliver what he requested in the most expedient manner. I was often delivering quicker than he expected, which gave him greater freedom to work on our behalf.
If you have questions, ask; when he didn't respond in my timing, I'd ask again. He always found the time to give a thorough explanation.
While he didn't believe everything told to him by us or the client (and admittedly, our emotions were high) he did always receive and process it, and attempt to verify its fit with all the evidence.
We learned that Russell, although he's seen a wide variety of situations, has a passion and integrity in his work, as well as a thorough knowledge of the law
I have to say the outcome was truly extraordinary, and if you choose Mr. Babcock, he will look for the real "you", demonstrate compassion with your plight, and guide you into your best solution. You, as the client, a friend or relative, should show your support at every turn, pray without ceasing, take some deep breaths, and help all your loved ones rebuild towards stronger bonds and futures.