Posted by a client
Dave went out of his way to help me with my difficult case that dragged on & on as mine was a complicated out of state situation. Because of that, I was not even present for most of the proceedings, but Dave always managed to check in and give me a call to update me and never failed to return my messages. He is very knowledgeable on criminal law in California and has great connections with the courts. I would recommend him to anyone as he is extremely reasonably priced and more than willing to fight on your behalf until the very end!
Posted by a client
When I got arrested for drunk driving with a BAC of .12--colliding with 4 other vehicles on the road--I was anticipating 3 or more months in jail. There was also felony charge on the table, which Dave managed to have the prosecution drop. The prosecution wanted at least 30 days of jail time, however, Dave talked them into CalTrans in place of jail time. Moreover, Dave managed to cut the sentence in half so that I only had to serve a total of 15 CalTrans.
Posted by a client
I cannot give a higher recommendation for Dave Swanson for which I was a defendant in a domestic violence case against me. As soon as the incident occurred I immediately consulted with 4 different area defense attorneys that all claimed to be “expert domestic violence defense attorneys”, but before even hearing all the particulars of my case they all wanted their retainer fee right away and to make matters worse, (if the case were to result in a trial which it very well could have) some weren’t even qualified to go to trial on my behalf. The legal process is very complicated but fortunately a friend recommended that I give Dave a call, and to say that I am relieved that I did is an understatement.
I am convinced that without Dave’s expertise and knowledge of the OC court system, I would have a Felony Domestic Violence case on my record, a no contact restraining order from my spouse and possibly my children, a year in jail, major fines and of course the loss of my livelihood and everything I ever worked for. Instead Dave got the felony reduced to a misdemeanor and I received the absolute least amount of penalties EVER--No protective order, no jail time, no major fines.
Dave is a straight forward guy and I felt very comfortable with him upon our first visit for a situation in which I was very vulnerable and completely unaware of how much power the state has in cases like mine. Dave not only prepared a well thought out case for me but knows the court system inside and out. I followed every piece of his advice. It was such a relief to have an attorney on my side who dealt with my issues with confidence and the utmost experience and professionalism. If you need a defense attorney for domestic violence or anything else you might be facing, do yourself a favor don’t call anyone else. I don’t have the words to thank him enough. How do you thank someone for allowing you to put a bad situation behind you, have your family and reputation intact and a real chance to move on with life. Thank you Dave!
Posted by John
I had a possible felony charge and he fought for me. He knew the laws and how to deal with the charges. It was very comforting to know that someone knew the laws and court systems so that I could just relax and not worry. I would recommend him to anyone. His price for me was $1000 cheaper that other lawyers I called and well worth it for the case. The case was dismissed and I am very proud of David for his work and thankful. Any negative reviews on the web are probably not true or accurate. I again highly recommend him to everyone out there needing help. Thank you David.
Posted by Michael
David was there for me every step of the way. His knowledge of criminal law is amazing! If you need an honest, hard working criminal layer, don't hesitate to call him! Thanks for your hard work David!
Posted by Brandon
David E Swanson is the most effective lawyer I can refer in the southern California region. He is honest, hard-working and is understanding of every situation of the legal process. He diligently worked on my case and will continue to be my lawyer for the rest of his time in this profession.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Had great contacts at San Ana Courts and was able to get an amazing dismissal!
Posted by Greg
I was referreed to David Swanson about a year ago through a friend who is an Attorney I have used in a previous civil matter. I met with David and was immediately put at ease with regard to what I could expect and his specific strategy for keeping me out of jail. Through various tactics and legal manuverings, David got 2 out of 3 charges dropped entirely and got me the minium on the other. Instead of ending up in jail for 18 months as the DA initially wanted, I ended up with informal probation. I have had occasion to retain attorneys in the past for personal or civil matters but this was my first go round on a criminal case. David did an amazing job. Returns calls same day, always honest and fair, fee structure that is very reasonable and damn good at his job. I hope I never need him again but if I do I would not hesitate.
Posted by Darren
I have to say Mr. Swanson was really nice working with. He tells you clear cut solutions with nothing but Honesty and truth. How Mr. Swanson pulled off my case to avoid going to state prison is something I am so grateful for. But the fact of the matter is after I completed probation we went back to court to reduce all multiple felony's to misdemeanor charges. In the end instead of serving 8 Years in Prison as a Felon I did 12 months in county with NO More Felony's which that is what shocked me. I want to recommend working with Dave Swanson to anybody looking to get clear cut answers and not some sugar coated nonsense. I went through 4 different attorneys when i was fighting my case from my first public defender to 3 private attorneys and the best was my last the 4th was Dave Swanson.