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Posted by Wes
Okay, look, if you're reading this, you are probably where I was about 8 months ago. Simple, I went out on a date bought two bottles of wine which we split and was headed back to her place. Well, to make a long story short, it was (and still is) a very expensive date and that was the only time I went out with her.
So, I got pulled over and spent the night in jail (Santa Ana). I had no idea what to do, who to call, how much to spend, should I get an attorney, etc. Luckily the taxi guy gave me Gene's card and said call "this guy."
After speaking to a handful of attorney's and looking at the costs, I pulled the trigger with Gene. Why you ask? Simple, he seemed like a straight shooter and a nice office girl (Jane) who helps him. And, the cost was very fair!!!
After stressing over so many items; DMV DL, Costs, Court, (my probation violation- unrelated misdemeanor), etc. He put my anxiety to rest!!!!!!
All I can tell you is he knows what he's doing, is a solid attorney, spends the time to answer your questions, and is very fair on the pricing.
I usually don't type reviews about anything on the internet, but I wanted to help the next person out who was in my pickle earlier in the year. If you are deciding what to do, talk to Gene and tell him "Wes said to call you, looks like you helped him out, I need help too,"
You decide, but I'm very grateful he was there for me and very professional!!!!
Posted by anonymous
Gene made a very difficult situation otherwise a lot more manageable. It was clear from the get-go that he was a quality attorney. He wasn't one of those dump-truck attorneys who filled my mailbox with ads in the days following my arrest and he never made grandiose promises as to what he could get me at the DMV or in court. He told me what the standard penalties were and didn't try to scare me into hiring him by telling me that I'd be going back to jail or anything (and even assured me that I wouldn't as it was my first offense). He, as well as his secretary Jane, were very knowledgeable and for the most part answered the huge number of questions which I feel bad about asking (there were a couple of times when he didn't respond, but I assumed he was just really busy). He also gave me updates after the DMV hearing, the arraignment and every pre-trial conference as to what happened and what he'd do next. What impressed me the most is how well he knew everyone involved. When he found out who was the DMV hearing officer, he told me exactly what she'd be like and even a bit about her background. Same with the Deputy DA and judge we faced in court. Sadly, we were up against an unsympathetic Deputy DA, so he wasn't able to reduce my alcohol class down to the three month, but he still managed to convert the lion's share of my fines into community service. All-in-all, definitely the guy to go to if you've made the mistake of getting behind the wheel after too much to drink.
Posted by Mike
Gene got me through a complicated first DUI situation. He is extremely knowledgeable and his staff will answer any question.
What I was facing: 10 days jail, 1 year suspension, 9 month DUI school, and heavy fine.
What Gene accomplished: No jail, 40hrs community service, fair fine, and only a 3 month school. Suspension still in place, but that's the DMV, not court.
I recommend Gene and was glad I hired him to work my case. Lesson learned.....thanks!
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