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I was arrested on the 4th of July for disorderly conduct due to alcohol. Maltaise was able to intercept the bogus charge and argued on my behalf to have the DA drop the charge altogether. Working in healthcare makes it nearly impossible to find new jobs with misdemeanors on your record as well as license probations/fees/suspensions and so it was vital to get this charge off. Thanks to her everything was cleared and I am so happy I chose Maltaise!! I recommend her to anyone who wants a caring lawyer who keeps you in the loop.
Posted by Joe
Maltaise Cini represented me in a criminal charges case that were brought against me by the city of Costa Mesa in April 2016. She is a tough and effective criminal defense attorney who knows the law and was able to meliorate the charges against me from a misdemeanor to an infraction saving me from a jury trial and thousands of dollars in potential legal fees. Ms. Cini will take whatever time it takes to provide the best possible arguments in your favor to get the results that serve you best.
Posted by Sandra
I needed to hire a criminal attorney. I was caught shoplifting for the 6th time. Obviously i thought i was going away for some time. I was scared, ashamed, nervous, embarrassed, and lost. I was SO lucky that i found Maltaise, and through a random internet search even! My case went through several appearances with more than a couple of curve balls. At the end of this first case, my offer was for either 30 days home confinement or 15 days jail time. I couldn't believe it! i was sure i would be sent to jail for sure. I chose the home confinement and then... only 2 days after i made that decision, i got a call from a Target store. Apparently, Target security had been reviewing their security tapes from 8 months ago and found me taking some items from their store .....and they had it on camera. My heart sank. I thought i was done with this and i was finally out from under this dark cloud. I called Maltaise in tears explaining what had happened and she told me she'd take the 2nd case and continue to fight for me. Her suggestion was that we decline the first offer and bundle both offenses to get one single offer. This time there was no doubt in my mind that my freedom was no longer mine. But, through Maltaise's understanding and her ability to convey that there was a mental, psychological and compulsive component to the judge... my final offer on BOTH cases was: 8 days of community service and an alternative sentencing program called Nancy Clark. No jail time, no home confinement. Nothing that i feared. I don't know how she did this. It's about 3 weeks now, since I've completed my Nancy Clark program and through the counseling and group therapy I've learned a lot about myself and why i do this. I've learned that this is a CHOICE. And that I NEVER EVER have to do this again. I have Maltaise to thank for this recovery, this opportunity and this peace of mind. She was kind and non-judgmental throughout the whole process. She always picked up my phone calls personally, and if she was not able to, she called my back right away. If you need an attorney... do yourself a favor and hire Maltaise.
Posted by Ashley
Ms. Cini kept me informed through the entire process; making it less nerve wracking for me. She was very professional and prompt with her responses to any questions I had along the way.
Posted by Sandra
Maltaise Cini did an excellent job of getting keeping me informed throuout the entire duration of my trial and then thereafter. She is very straight forward, which I appreciate. She answered all of my questions whether they be through phone call and or email. She kept me in the loop as I was very nervous and confused as to what was happening next. She was kind and considerate of my feelings. I hired her to to also expunge 4 cases of mine and they ended up being lengthy and I was a impatient. So I would check in on occasion and she would let me know and keep me up to date and as soon as all was clear she congratulated me and all was said and done. She is very professional and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Kenneth
Ms. Cini was very helpful from the start. When I first called Maltaise i was scared and nervous because i have never been in this type of situation before, i was facing some serious criminal charges. Maltaise listened to everything i had to say and was honest about what could happen with my case and how she can help me. Hiring Her was the best thing i could have done because she always kept in contact with me answering any questions right away and even meeting up with me to speak one on one to address my concerns which gave me peace of mind because for me not knowing what might happen was the hardest part. I was able to have some charges reduced and even dropped because of her services. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer they can trust.
Posted by Vijeta
Maltaise is the finest and most caring lawyer I could ever ask for. Very professional and responsive, always made sure to keep me informed and advised as what she felt was in my best interest. She is straightforward and very settled. Highly recommended.
Posted by Stacie
Maltaise was referred to me by my brother. I got a second dui in 9 years and was facing jail time. I had a consultation with Maltaise and I felt that she knew what she could do to help keep me out of jail. Being as that was my biggest concern I decided to hire her. There was a long wait until my conviction date because the other person involved was being uncooperative. Maltaise made sure she was doing everything in her power to make sure that things were being taken care of in a justified manner. She made sure I didn't plead guilty to something that was not proven by the courts. I truly appreciated her patience with my situation and felt she was extremely thorough in finding information about my case and anything that would potentially help me. She did succeed in keeping me out of jail and getting me house arrest. This was ideal for me because I am a business owner, going to jail would have ruined my business. Her suggestions and advice were very helpful. I feel that if I did not hire her things would not have gone the way they did.
Posted by Chris
I found myself in a very tough situation, that I felt I could not find my way from. I hired Maltaise, the best decision I could've ever made. She was there every step of the way. Never was I left in the dark, she always kept me up to date on my case. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I am very satisfied with her services, and would definitely recommend her!!
Posted by Jenn
Maltaise worked on my case for over 3 years always going the extra mile. Being in an unfortunate situation, it was nice to have her on my side.