Posted by Victor`
Jonah and his team are the best to work with. They really took their time to explain to me in detail what my options are for my DUI case. After having my first meeting with Jonah, I felt a lot less worried about my situation since I know he and his team will be handling everything from start to finish. Throughout the process of fighting my case, Jonah communicated with me frequently on updates and guided me every step of the way. My case eventually got dropped and I really can’t thank the team at Chew Law Offices enough!
Posted by anonymous
Jonah is a PHENOMENAL lawyer.
Sometimes, good people find themselves in a tough situation. DUIs happen and when they do, they are costly, time-consuming and down-right scary as hell.
My husband was charged with a second DUI involving an accident with two other motorists in SF. Luckily, no one was hurt, but he was still facing felony charges (with jail time) for having a high BAC and committing a second offense while just being shy of completing the probation period from his first DUI.
We called Jonah after reading rave reviews, and can 100% say that Jonah *is* the lawyer you're looking for.
RESULTS: My husband's case was dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor. He spent three days doing SWAP and avoided any jail time. He was able to drive again, sooner than expected (with an IID.) My husband's employer never found out about his DUI because Jonah coordinated his monthly court dates with his days off. We are currently looking into reducing his probation requirements now that his DUI school has been completed. This is only possible if you hire a GREAT lawyer.
HOW JONAH'S DIFFERENT:
- he works *directly* with you and your case
- he is *very* responsive (via phone, text and email)
- he has a great personality - is honest and genuinely cares about you, and funny too
- he knows to share just enough with you regarding your next court date to keep you calm and collected.... he will guide you throughout your process so you can try to live as normal of a life until your case is settled
- his appearance is sharp, clean and he has the mental toughness you need to win in court
- and more importantly, he is one of the most well-connected criminal defense lawyers in SF. He knows the judges, public defendants and the system very, very well. Ask any one of them and they will speak of him in high regard.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
- listen to what Jonah says and just do it. If you need to live in a residential treatment program to not only fix a problem that you may have, do it and go above and beyond. It'll be good for you personally, and the results of your case.
- You will be shooting yourself in the foot if you pass on hiring Jonah.
Whether it be your first, second or third DUI, Jonah knows his craft very well.
Months after our case was finished, we happened to run into Jonah at a ballgame and he gave us two big hugs. (It was great seeing him outside of his suit.) If you can't already tell by all the reviews, he's practically Superman.
Back in NY, we'd say he's "one, helluva guy." We are grateful for him.
We don't write reviews, but created this account just so we can write one for Jonah. Hope this review helps someone who's on the fence.
Posted by anonymous
Jonah Chew is a very knowledgeable and competent criminal attorney. He know the criminal justice extremely well and he has excellent relationships with the DA, the police and the judges. Jonah Chew will get you the best deal you can possibly get. In my case he persisted in pushing for a better deal to the end and even managed to get my case dismissed. I recommend him highly without reservation.
Posted by Nathan
After thoroughly researching attorneys and plenty of consultations, I ultimately hired Jonah Chew to represent me and I could not be happier with my decision. Jonah and his entire office were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to help me. I truly cannot recommend him high enough. He provided exceptional service at an extremely reasonable rate. Despite constant opposition from both the DA and multiple judges for the better part of two years, he never relented and was ultimately successful in preventing me years of unjustified grief. He refused to accept their definition of the law and remained steadfast I'm his interpretation of the law as it was intended to be applied. His dedication and resolution ultimately led to the charges being dismissed. Not only is he a great attorney, but he is a fantastic individual who made the entire process as seamless as a complicated legal ordeal could possibly be.
Posted by Jose
When I was arrested a friend of mine referred me to Jonah. I had no clue how to go about things and was a little overwhelmed. Jonah was very patient and friendly and explained everything throughly. He always responded to my emails and made sure I was ok with everything going on. He followed through with what he said and got my charges reduced. I would definitely recommend him if you need a lawyer. Thank you again Jonah!
Posted by Christine
I was involved with a con artist, and an emotional, financial, and physical abuser. He knew how to work the system and I ended up in a situation where I needed an attorney. I was referred to Jonah Chew.
Jonah is responsive. He and I met the same day I contacted him. In fact, he postponed family plans to meet me late after court. He took me on as his client immediately and I just knew I was in good hands and with the best. Once I was his client, he returned my message within the hour, and if for some reason he can't, he always let me know when he could. He regularly updated me and I always had status.
Jonah and his Private Investigator will exceed your expectations. Never once did they make me feel embarrassed or ashamed. They made it very clear that they represent me and went above and beyond to investigate my case and gather facts I didn't even think of.
His professionalism, and warm demeanor got me through each appearance. Not to mention, he's pretty funny and always brought a smile to my face.
Jonah's expertise combined with his relations with the District Attorney's office are quite impressive. Everyone that knows him has the upmost respect for him.
Not only was my case dismissed with no record, I now have a lifetime attorney and friend. You want Jonah Chew to defend you.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Chew was very professional and courteous throughout the entire process. When I didn't know what was going he made sure to explain things to me in a way that I could comprehend. If it wasn't for him I would be in jail for a non-violent crime that I committed years ago when I was an immature teenager. Very grateful for all your hard work Jonah, thanks for a second chance at life.
Posted by Peter
This was my first experience with an attorney and from the start Jonah laid out his plan of defense and made sure I was actively engaged for the entire process. I was falsely charged with a felony and he made sure that I was always well informed about the steps he was taking to fight this charge. I could call him at any time, including nights and weekends, and he would take the time to calm my anxieties and explain to me exactly what was going on at all times. I cannot recommend his services highly enough!
Posted by anonymous
Overview: Exceptional Experience...
This review is for Jonah Chew. This was our family's first experience with a lawyer. With so many options and the difficult circumstances of the case, it seemed daunting to settle for ONE attorney to advocate for our family member. Based on a combination of Jonah's experience and education, track record, professionalism, and personality we trusted him as the most qualified for the best outcome; we do not regret our decision! Jonah guided us through the entire process, giving us invaluable advice and instilling confidence even before we officially hired him. Jonah is very reliable and responsive; you'll never have to wait long to hear back from him through phone, text, or email.
The Case: Multiple DUI's...
This 2nd DUI, within a 10-year period, resulted in an auto-collision. Our family member had a (potential) 3rd DUI that fell out of the 10-year period, but nonetheless was unfavorable as it is still on the driving record.
The Outcome: A Very Favorable Sentence...
Jonah and his team achieved the most favorable sentence considering the circumstances. In lieu of jail time and a hefty fine, the sentence included: 8 days of community service, a reasonable fine, completion of an 18-month OHS program, and license suspension (unavoidable) for just 1 year.
Note: Jonah also successfully negotiated the removal of an expensive alcohol-monitoring (SCRAM) device.
Posted by Travis
I was falsely accused and charged with a very serious crime that I did not commit and was facing time in prison. My life was turned upside down and I felt like I was the victim in this whole ordeal. This was a serious injustice against me. I was afraid and had no Idea how my family and I were going to get through this dark time in our life. A friend of mine recommended Jonah and reassured me that he was one of the best, if not THE BEST. Upon meeting Jonah and talking to him, I got the sense that he was very knowledgeable and a true professional. We connected, and at that moment I knew that Jonah would be the guy that I wanted on my side to defend me. After hearing my story, Jonah believed me and had faith that I didn't do any of the things I was accused of. He reassured me that we were going to beat these false allegations and clear my name. Aside from being a really cool guy, Jonah is a man of his word. He went above and beyond and did everything that he said he would do and more! He was very quick to respond to my e-mails and phone calls and attended all of the court proceedings with me. Jonah educated and guided me step by step through the whole court process and in the end, thanks to Jonah my case was ultimately dropped. I owe Jonah so much. If you've been wrongly accused, and As long as your truthful and honest with Jonah in regards to the facts and don't BS him, there's no way your going to lose with this guy in your corner. If we would've proceeded to court, Jonah was more than prepared to go to battle for me! He was loaded and ready to destroy this case! Jonah is a good man and I highly recommend him if you need a great criminal defense attorney!