Posted by Eric
My nightmare started in a rental car on my way from LAX up through Ventura where I got pulled over and arrested for DUI. Not good. I blew a .20 and this was after I had been driving for an hour. I was in Cali for work, and am from New York, so I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown. The next day after they released me from the absolute hellhole I was kept in (with 5 other inmates), I googled DWI lawyers Ventura and called the first person that popped up. Mindy called me immediately and started explaining everything to me. The good and the bad. I told her I didn't do well on the field sobriety test and started blaming it on what I perceived as unfairness of the test and she said "You blew a .20 dude, of course you did poorly on the test". From that point on I just shut up and took her advice. From there she was awesome. I thought I was going to jail. I kept whining about it to her. She simply said stop worrying so much. Well...she got me credit for spending the night in the clink which satisfied the 4 days jail time, saved me $2,000 on crazy fees, got me only a 6 month online alcohol program (could have been a LOT worse), and got me "informal" probation. She brought me out of hell. I think most of all though is she's not some slip and fall type lawyer. She let me know I narrowly avoided some serious stuff, and that if I do it again there will be "dire" consequences. She's not just cranking out repeat offenders.
Also, Melissa is the nicest, and most helpful Paralegal assistant you could possible ask for!
Posted by anonymous
Mindy went above and beyond for my DUI case. It was my fourth DUI and she was able to reduce any jail time by 50% and also I’m able to keep my license and drive. She answered all my calls promptly, kept in consistent communication and made sure I was clear every step of the process. Right after my court hearing she scanned me my minute order instantly. Definitely a champion in her field. Well-known and well respected by all the judges. I would highly recommend using Mindy as your attorney. As I would never use anyone else but her.
Posted by anonymous
Through what proved to be a very long and arduous process, Mindy advised and steered me so that the best possible outcome could be obtained. I am so appreciative of her time, patience and forthrightness. I needed an attorney who would level with me and not sugar coat what was coming next, and she did that. She was also very responsive returning my phone calls and emails in a timely manner, which is very important to me.
Many thanks Mindy ;-)
Posted by anonymous
So the nightmare started and I was extremely concerned and lost in what to do in the process of an upcoming DUI conviction. The first hurdle it seemed was choosing an attorney and after researching came across Mindy McQueen. I am so thankful that I used Mindy's services - I met with Mindy within 48 hours of the incident and she really took the time to help me understand what the process would be and what to expect. Mindy has a solid understanding of the law and also what to expect during the court appearances. I listed to Mindy's advise and to be honest I got far less of a punishment than what I was expecting - Ventura County seems to be one of the toughest counties for DUI convictions. No jail time, no work release, no morgue, no MAD - just a fine, 30 day suspended license and DUI school. A pending conviction can put a lot of stress on people and possibly lead them to make incorrect decisions when options are being presented. I left the decision making to Mindy and took all of her recommendations and this error of judgment/mistake did not end up being the end of the world that I had pictured. Thank you Mindy for your outstanding work and helping through this ordeal.
Posted by John
I came to see Mindy for my case for a unique reason. A friend of mine had been in her building for some other reason, happened to go into Mindy's office because my friend needed a key for the building's bathroom, and Mindy was kind enough to lend her the bathroom key even though my friend wasn't a client or in the building to see Mindy. This occurred a few weeks before I was in need of a criminal attorney, and I was inspired by my friend's experience and Mindy's kindness. At my consultation she spent over an hour talking with me about my case. She was up front and very honest about the expectations I should have regarding the outcome of my case. She told me that she would fight for me and do all in her power to advocate on my behalf. After I hired her she remained in constant contact with me and eased my worries and concerns. She went to court twice on my behalf, I didn't even have to go. She communicated the results to me right away. The thing that is her greatest asset, in my opinion, is that she knows how to advocate for her clients. She stuck with it and put in extra time to convince the DA to evaluate the case based on her assessment of the circumstances. Other attorneys I have hired wouldn't have worked as hard as she did. I probably would not have gotten the same results Mindy got for me had I hired another. She knows how to talk well and communicate effectively. She put in countless hours in communicating and negotiating with the DA's office. During the entire time she helped me feel positive and helped me complete all that I was asked to do. In the end, Mindy got my case was dismissed. In general, I don't like attorneys and don't trust most to put my interests first. But with Mindy that is different. I saw her put my interests first and fight hard for my case. It has been my experience with this case that you won't be disappointed if you go see Mindy for your case even if the outcome isn't the same as mine. She is the kind of attorney everyone wished they had.
Posted by judith lakkis
Mindy Mc Queen was very knowledgeable and professional . I hired her for a DMV hearing NOT involved with a DUI, but an accident.
I am a senior citizen.
I have never been involved with a DMV hearing so I was not only anxious but uninformed of the legal aspects.
Mindy was very calming and assured me that my outcome would be positive.
And she was correct.
Thank you Mindy
Posted by TL
I, like most of you, searched the web for the best qualified DUI lawyer. I had picked 3. After speaking with all 3, I was convinced that Mindy was the righrt one. She came across as knowledgeable with many years of expirience. As it turned out, I made the right choice. Mine was a border line case. I had just come out from dinner and there was checkpoint within less than 10 minutes. I didn’t think much of it since I only had 2 glasses of red wine. This officer asked a few questions and obviously figured out that if he kept me long enough, my BAC would be climbing. He waited almost an hour and it was 0.08. Mindy along with an expert in toxicologist where able to get the case dismiss by the DA as well as the DMV. Need I say, Mindy proved me right. I don’t wish anyone to be in the situation I was, but if anyone asks me to recommend a DUI lawyer I would not think twice before emphatically recommending Mindy.
Posted by Erik
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for The McQueen. I was looking at potentially harsh punishment for my DUI. There were certain circumstances involving my case that even she was skeptical. In the end, she prevailed and the outcome was extremely appreciated. Her knowledge and energy is beyond exceptional; her thoroughness and dedication are admirable. She gets the job done; no sugar coat, direct, and to the point. She is passionate in her field and does her homework to accomplish the best result possible. I highly recommend McQueen for even the most complex case. Five stars does no justice in regards to the amount of time and work she spends working with your individual case. I am forever grateful my case was placed in her hands.
Posted by anonymous
Where do I begin?! I found myself being pulled and in a situation where charges for impaired driving were laid. Given what transpired, the outlook of beating the charges looked pretty bleak to me. I contacted Mindy after having spent time calling other lawyers who seemed to rush me off the phone without a care about my livelihood, most of them asking how fast I could make a deposit. Mindy was very accommodating, dedicating me the time to listen. She was professional and very honest in assessing my side of the story. What I admired the most about Mindy is that right off the bat she laid it out for me; she didn’t bullsh*t about anything and was forthright about what I would be expecting. Even when I would try to plea with her and say “well what about this” and “what about that”, she didn’t sugar coat it - she told me what I NEEDED to hear, not what I WANTED to hear. You have to admire someone whose going to be real with you in a situation like this, because it doesn't get any realer than this; and that’s exactly who I want on my team, representing me. She gave me solid advice and the confidence that led me to hand my case to her with zero hesitation. Throughout it all, I was kept in the loop and up to date, and if I had any questions she had answered them promptly -- after hours and on weekends-- it didn’t matter the time. With the seriousness of the case, the results far exceeded my expectations in a very short time. I honestly count my blessing finding her and having her represent me. I now have my life and livelihood back thanks to Mindy McQueen. I STRONGLY recommend Mindy to anyone who needs a great defense lawyer.
Posted by Thomas
I ended up getting a really bad DUI in April 2014 and they sent me a letter in late December saying i would have court in January. I was completely nervous and had no idea what i was going to do. I needed a lawyer immediately and since my case was out in Ventura county i figured i better look for one out there as well. I found this website when googling Ventura county lawyers and Mindy's name popped up on top, so i clicked it, read through all her reviews and was blown away by what everyone had to say, so I decided to give her a call and she took on my case with compassion and a very simple breakdown everything I needed to know. Its been two years since that time and Mindy handled my case so well, I've been depression and stress free since. I was facing 3 misdemeanors when Mindy went to court for me and as of right now i am charged for only one. I could not thank her enough for that she did for my case. i suggest you call Mindy if you need the best lawyer!