5.0 stars 35 totalReview Christopher Whelton
Posted by Tony
I contacted the law office of Christopher Whelton after my DUI arrest on July 24, 2016. Their so-called "jail mail" letter was the most straight-forward and honest sounding of the tide of offerings I received. A very nervous phone call to them immediately put me at ease. At the initial consultation I was treated with courtesy and respect and was not at all made to feel like a - well, like a criminal - but instead a valuable human being that landed in a regrettable predicament.
I was not promised the moon but given learned, experienced, unpressured advice about the DUI procedure and my case prospects. I retained Attorney Whelton and after worrying and pacing for days I was comforted to know that my world was not coming to an end after all. Now that the court hearings are concluded, I am immensely relieved and pleased with the outcome of my DUI. While I did not get off Scot-free, I feel that my penalties and grief was reduced to the absolute minimum and that a just judgement was reached. Almost all in my DUI class suffered considerably harsher consequences for their wrongdoing....
I was not aware of the enormous amount of paperwork, legwork and general entanglement involved in a DUI "adventure" but could not imagine getting through the ordeal without the expert guidance of Mr. Whelton and his knowledgeable and compassionate staff. My calls and rambling, pained emails were always promptly answered with invaluable counsel covering each concern. You won't get hugs from Chris Whelton but will get the utmost professionalism and the best results possible. I am convinced that Whelton Law exceeded expectations and even voluntarily attended a restitution hearing on my behalf well after the criminal case was settled.
It was undoubtedly a rotten decision to drink and drive but hiring Whelton Law was certainly the hands-down best one I've made in a long, long time.
Posted by Bradley
Attorney Christopher Whelton was honest, fair, and compassionate when working with me, and fighting for me, on my case. He embodies a genuine service to the community. The work that he does and all that he has accomplished really is truely inspiring. He has become a great friend to me and I will always be grateful for his service.
Posted by anonymous
The above are just a few words I would use to describe Mr. Whelton. Our teenage son fell into a bad crowd at school and had a major lapse of judgment. Since this was his first time involved with the legal system it resulted in a Deferred Entry of Judgment program. Christopher did an awesome job in negotiating this for us. As his parents we agreed and supported this, then we worked with our son to remove him from the old crowd and let him learn from his mistakes, which he did.
Our son had almost completed the DEJ program when an altercation between him and another person occurred. We knew who to call and promptly hired Christopher again.
Our son was charged with felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon (his fists). Our son was simply defending himself against a group of bullies sent to fight him, but because he was on DEJ and the other party sustained more injury our son was mercilessly targeted. Our son's future was greatly at stake here.
Christopher did an extraordinary and outstanding job defending our position! He masterfully took charge, gathered all the details of the incident and was in constant contact with both the DA's Office and the Probation Office as he appeared on our behalf. He worked through the legal system and his expert knowledge and experience guided all of us through this process. He kept us updated along the way and responded to all of our questions. We are extremely happy with the outcome and finally sleeping at night again. Thank you Chris for helping us save this young man!
Posted by anonymous
I retained Attorney Whelton to represent me for a first time DUI offense. I was visiting the Riverside California area from out of state. The sifting through the massive volume of "jail-mail" was overwhelming to me and my wife. After reading the reviews of Christopher Whelton we decided to call his office for a consultation and at the end of the conversation we decided to hire him. It turned out to be a very good decision. He thoroughly and patiently explained everything related to being cited for DUI. He was always available to discuss anything related to my case and answer any questions and address any concerns we had along the way. He and his staff were extremely helpful throughout the process leading to what is the best possible outcome for my very bad decision to drive a car while intoxicated. They continue to be so even now as I proceed with fulfilling the terms of my probation. So to Attorney Whelton, I just want to say "thank you very much."
Posted by Brian
Christopher listened to my story and was very knowledgeable about my type of case. He has a wealth of insight and information. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, trustworthy, and has his client's best interested in mind.
Posted by Willie
From the moment I entered his office Mr. Whelton was straight forward on some of the possible outcomes of my case(both positive and negative scenarios), His knowledge of the DUI law as well as court procedures were exceptional, which enabled me to get a recovery program vice being sent to state prison. Additionally, he has remained with me to ensure that I have met all requirements of the court, as well as my well being. I would recommend him to all my friends and anyone that was to ask for a professional, honest lawyer.
Posted by Prudence Scott
Chris is amazing at what he does! I highly reccomend him as an attorney. He has never let my family or myself down. He truley puts up a fight in your defense, Thanks Chris!
Posted by anonymous
I hired Christopher Whelton to assist me with a DUI charge. I am from Colorado, and the offense took place in San Diego County, complicating legal and communication matters. Mr. Whelton was very professional in all of our conversations, obtained the necessary information from me, and proceeded to work with the courts to my favor. He kept me informed every step of the way, and explained the legal process to me in a way that I understood, while not pattonizing me at any time during our client/lawyer relationship. I strongly recommend Mr. Whelton for any matters involving a DUI charge (which is the only experience I have with him)
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Whelton came to court on time and prepared. He was able to get my MIP of Alcohol dropped down to a lesser charge of Disturbing the Peace. Originally I was facing loosing my license for a year but he was able to reduce that to a $239 fine. I was very pleased with Attorney Whelton.
Posted by Matthew
Absolutely Amazing experience with Mr. Whelton. Mr. Whelton took my FELONY GRAND THEFT case and was able to get it DISMISSED! We could not be happier, Chris fought to the very end for us, we were in and out of the courtroom for almost a year. Chris just absolutely went above and beyond to make sure I got what was owed to me, a complete dismissal of all charges! He went to bat for me against the deputy DA for Riverside county and Triumphed. I could not be more impressed, ecstatic really with the results, unfortunately the legal system is set so people will plea out. I am so grateful for the victory, the effort, the energy, and the time that Mr. Whelton put into assuring my dismissal. If I ever need a lawyer again Chris Whelton will absolutely be my first call! Thank You So Much Mr. Whelton!