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Jonah Chaplin Chew

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  • Not just a DUI lawyer

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    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.​

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  • Thanks Jonah

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    Posted by a client

    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.

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  • Professional and Compassionate

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    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!

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  • It is in your best interest to choose Jonah Chew!

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    Posted by a client

    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.

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  • You want to have Jonah Chew in your corner!

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    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!

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  • Approachable, knowledgeable, and responsive professional

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    Posted by Melissa

    Jonah’s knowledge and responsiveness were a large source of comfort during a week of stressful unknowns revolving around a terrible misunderstanding that resulted with my boyfriend in jail for something he hadn’t done. Both of us aren’t from San Francisco, so our unexpected and extended stay in an unfamiliar city was frightening, especially while separated. When I had exhausted most relevant and local sources of information and my attempts to plan preparations for the court date were met with overwhelming ambiguity, I sought out legal counsel. After encountering terse responses or none at all from others, I found Jonah.

    Not only was Jonah very approachable, but he also offered me legal explanations and guidance in a way that I could understand. He was very patient with my whirlwind of questions and responded in a timely manner, even over the weekend. He had access to contacts I didn't and was able to give me updates on the incident report number I provided. Moreover, his non-judgmental and understanding tone during our correspondence helped put me at ease. I was reassured further when he offered to discuss reasonable fees since I had just paid for bail and he was aware of my income situation. Thankfully, in the end, my situation didn't call for hiring legal representation but the advice and follow-up Jonah provided up through the initial court date was, and forever will be, something for which I'm deeply grateful. 

    I hold Jonah in very high regard because of his willingness to extend help to someone who ended up not financially contracting him for his expertise. All I have to offer is my sincere gratitude and this honest review. Should the need ever arise again, I wouldn't hesitate to reach out to Jonah to represent me or a loved on in a criminal defense case. If you're looking to talk to a person who cares and also happens to be a lawyer, Jonah is the person you want to hire.

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  • Look no further

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    Posted by a client

    Jonah represented me for my DUI/refusal case and the results exceeded my expectations. My case was dismissed and I was able to learn from a stupid mistake without being charged for it. Jonah knows what he's doing and is very knowledgable in this area. He kept me informed about everything every step of the way and never made any empty promises. Always responded very quickly and answered any questions I had. Very professional and confident, but his sense of humor allows you to be at ease. He took care of business and I can't thank him enough. I would highly recommend Jonah to anyone seeking representation.

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  • Exceptional Attorney

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    Posted by Mary aka Kevin

    Enthusiastically and honestly, with all confidence, I can state that Jonah Chew will do an excellent job defending you.

    Alongside his extensive experience, professionalism, legal knowledge, exceptional energy, and well-deserved confidence; he is open, understanding, and non-judgmental. He also offers a quick wit and a unique sense of humor, helping to relieve my substantial stress along my frightening journey.

    I made a mistake. I made an irresponsible choice one night (after drinking heavily-surprise, surprise!) and, as a result, I was in big trouble with the law. Unfortunately, I needed a good criminal attorney. Immediately upon meeting Jonah, I felt like I was in good hands. And, I was.

    Jonah’s results were miraculous to me and better than I had expected. On top of that, he responded quickly and clearly to all my questions and concerns and often welcomed, and then, almost always, relieved my worries.

    If finding yourself in the scary situation of needing excellent criminal representation, I cannot recommend Jonah Chew more highly. He told me he would take care of me. And, he did

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  • When you need a great attorney on your side!

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    Posted by Joe

    If you ever need a great attorney on your side, I would highly recommend Mr. Jonah Chew as that attorney. I was in an accident that ultimately resulted in me being charged with a DUI. Like most people I immediately scoured the internet looking for a good attorney. I came across several and attended a few consultations, including one with a "high-powered" attorney from Harvard. Let me tell you that once I met with Jonah I was completely put at ease. His friendly demeanor and knowledge of the process helped to ease my anxiety.

    At the consultation with Jonah he already had a plan of attack on how to minimize the damage that would be inflicted by the court. Additionally, he was willing to work out a payment plan to help ease the financial cost. During the process I had doubts, because you always want to make sure you hired the right attorney to give you the best opportunity against the system and upon consulting with other attorneys they had nothing but high praise for Jonah Chew and his ability. In fact, I was informed that they actually sit on a DUI council/board with Jonah for Bay Area attorneys and assured me that I couldn't find a more tenacious, respected and knowledgeable attorney about DUI law. During the process Jonah always answered my communications quickly, I had many as I was anxious about the case, and did everything to put me at ease in understanding the process.

    When the process started, and it was long (about 3 years), Jonah had me proactively start programs (Kaiser, DUI program, AA) in order to show that I was serious about correcting my problem. Additionally, he filed a motion to suppress the blood draw that was done in my case and this is when I got my first glimpse of Jonah in action. The day I attended court for his Jonah again with his friendly demeanor helped to put me at ease - I was very nervous going in front of the judge, DA and the arresting officer. Jonah completely picked the arresting officer apart and actually caught him lying on the stand. My motion to suppress was granted and their blood draw was thrown out - a huge blow to the DA's case. Upon completion the DA filed a motion to appeal the decision and Jonah put me in contact with a great appellate attorney who won that for me as well.

    After the motion to suppress hearing and the appeal process Jonah continually attended court appearances to complete the process only to have it pushed to later dates each time. This was a very long process and Jonah kept me informed of all court dates and activities in a timely manner. I figured this was the courts attempt to try and punish me without being able to punish me because Jonah had gotten their evidence (the blood draw) thrown out. Then there came that miraculous day when Jonah informed me that he had gotten my case dismissed with double jeopardy attached so that the DA could not re-file the case.

    This was one of the happiest days of my life. I had gone through a three year process with the court, with a lot of anxiety along the way, only to have everything dropped. I can't tell you what this meant to me and my family who had to endure this process with me; I really couldn't believe it when Jonah informed me of the decision. He wasn't even scheduled to go back to court yet, as the court had pushed the issue out yet again, and he got this done.

    If any of you have a chance to read my review, let me tell you that you ABSOLUTELY cannot go wrong with hiring Mr. Jonah Chew. If you want someone who is knowledgeable, responsive, caring, well respected in the courtroom and can deliver results then Jonah is your attorney. I read all the reviews about him before hiring him and though that some of those people had "one-offs" type of experiences, but I can attest that everything said about Jonah is 100% true and accurate. If anyone I know is EVER in need of an attorney I would not hesitate without a second to refer them to Jonah.

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  • Great lawyer

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    Posted by Anthony

    I was referred to Jonah from my auntie, that auntie is getting a nice gift for Christmas. I've had a few meetings with other lawyers, but none were as confident and knowledgeable as Jonah. He was more than willing to make it work with me payment wise since I'm also a full time student.

    My case was a DUI, but marijuana related. I went through a checkpoint after work, and was stopped because my car "smelled". I passed the sobriety tests, but they also measured my pulse. Who's pulse wouldn't increase with 10 cops and a bunch of bright lights around you? My car was towed, and I was arrested. I was completely sober the whole time I was detained.

    As soon as I hired Jonah, he immediately faxed the DMV to contest since my license was taken. After a few long business days, I got mail from the DMV saying that I can get my license! My arraignment was postponed because Jonah met with the DA prior. After being anxious waiting for the results, I eventually get mail saying everything was dropped. Jonah was amazing and very informative the whole time, making you feel comfortable about everything. You get way more than what you pay for.

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