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5.0 stars 129 totalReview Mark Blair
Posted by anonymous
I was facing a possible felony DUI with serious consequences but due to following Mark's instructions, I ended up with minimal punishment. Mark will tell you exactly what to do including getting a head start on mandatory classes and obtaining the SR-22 which gets your license back. He keeps you informed whenever something comes up and responds to all questions to keep your mind at ease. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is scared of DUI consequences or wants the peace of mind knowing you have someone with experience and can help.
Posted by Bob
Look no where else! Mark Blair is the best lawyer you can get in a DUI case. Getting a DUI is tough enough. A day you were supposed to be on a fun ride ends up in jail is no fun. When I was pulled over and was sitting that night in the jail, I thought my life is over. I looked for a lawyer even though I was skeptic of that since this is my first DUI (probably the last too) and all I heard was a lawyer makes no difference. When I talked to Mark, I decided I will get his help even if I lose some money. It was a bumpy 1.5 months ride till it reaches the court and all I can say is Mark made it so easier for me. I met him only twice in court but email communications were proper and apt to the point.
I was scared to hell when my blood results came back as .20. Mark said he cannot do any magic but can try his best.. and boy he did. I get a 1 work day (1 compensated for the night in custody) and 3 month class. My hard suspension came 28 days after the decision date which means I was able to get a restricted license in 2 days.
Going through this was tough. But I am glad Mark and his experience helped a lot. As somebody said here, there is a reason he is 10/10!!!
Posted by Nancy
I thought my life was over when I got my DUI. Mr. Blair helped me with every aspect of the trial, the DMV problems. He managed to get me a very good deal with the court and I am eternally grateful to him. I recommend him to everyone. Thank you Mr. Blair!
Posted by Daniel
Mr. Blair was fantastic. He gave me the information I needed to get through this difficult DUI incident and was nothing but helpful and responsive whenever I had questions or concerns. I felt comfortable that he was in charge of the situation and he did not disappoint. I would highly recommend Mr. Blair and his team to anyone in need of DUI representation.
Posted by John
Mark is an amazing person and a great lawyer. He is easy to work with gets great results!
Mark communicates very effectively via email which makes it easy to follow his directions and get him the information he needs to help you. His advice saved me thousands of dollars $$$$$.
I would recommend him very highly.
Posted by RDC
As an Engineer, you get to appreciate the level of detail and the ways he presents your case. I definitely will recommend Atty. Mark Blair to anybody that needs an expert and experienced lawyer. You dont need to tell him what results you wanted from him, he just delivers even better than you expected. Also, he responds to my inquiries right away. Very professional!
Posted by Joe
I was pulled over doing 115mph with a .09 BAC in San Mateo. The police report suggested that I tried evading the police, and acted like an arrogant drunk during the stop. The District Attorney charged me with the additional speeding enhancement, carrying an additional 60 day jail sentence.
I discovered Mark through the brochure I received in the mail. It was full of valuable information, and provided the first alert about contacting the DMV within 10 days to avoid suspension. I was so overwhelmed by the quality of the mailing that I researched Mark on the Internet to find his avvo profile. I decided to contact mark based on avvo's feedback, the quality of his mailing, and that he has only ever defended people in court.
As some reviews said, I reached an office line where an assistant took my information. Mark called me directly within an hour and advised me that the speeding violation was the most critical part of the case. I decided on the spot to retain Mark as my attorney.
I purchased my SR-22 insurance through a broker per his suggestion, which hides it from my actual insurance company. Provided my insurance company checks about 20% of their customers annually for SR-22 filings, that gives me about a 50% chance of getting through all three years without a check of my record, and avoiding the insurance increase.
Because of my speeding, the DA elected to not reduce my case to a wet-reckless. However, Mark advised me beforehand that it was highly unlikely, and I wasn't expecting it either. I gladly accepted the DUI charge, but had the speeding violation dropped, no court ordered suspension on my license, immediately available for restricted license, the 3 month DUI class, and only 1 day of the Sheriff's work program. This, as Mark put it, was a miraculous sentence. I completely agreed.
Due to out out-of-state suspension from 2000 (yes, the year 2000), I had a hold on my license through the national DMV which I was unaware of. As a result of trying to fix this, I didn't technically have a license during the period after my temporary license expired and the court date, which was approximately 2 months. Mark settled my DMV hearing and got my 30 day hard suspension backdated to that period, completely avoiding the DMV ordered 30 day suspension as a result.
My experience with Mark was absolutely phenomenal, and I give him my absolute highest recommendation.
Posted by Jim
I spent my lifetime building our business and our life's, Then in a perfect storm at Christmas of 2014 I thought I threw it all away. Mark Blair performed a miracle and gave me a fresh start for 2014. I will be forever grateful that I choose you Mark.
Jim -From Pinole
Posted by anonymous
I received what I believed was a questionable DUI. This opinion was reinforced by the arresting officer, who suggested I argue against the DUI, and the case was later rejected by the courts. However, I still had to deal with the DMV, and this is where Mark and his expertise came in and won me the case. The DMV approaches this in a much more black and white fashion, and Mark was able to gather the evidence needed to prove that there were errors within the process. He successfully argued my case with the DMV and I was fortunate enough to become part of a small percentage of people who had the case set aside. Other lawyers insisted this could not be done. Obviously, it could, and Mark Blair was the one who did it. He kept me in the loop, was very detailed and responsive, and was always respectful and honest, which was much appreciated. HIGHLY recommended!
Posted by Ray
Mark did a great job with my case from start to finish. I had taken ambien and rear ended one vehicle before hitting another one that was parked. I was arrested and spilled my guts to the cops. The case was further complicated by the fact that two days later I was offered a promotion and took a job in MA.
Mark did a great job of representing me and ensuring that the charge remained a misdemeanor (this kept me up nights because a felony would have resulted in my termination and made 8 years of college basically worthless). My sentence was light and Mark assisted me in getting things squared away with California while I was living on the other side of the US.
Mark takes a no-nonsense approach to things and I really appreciated that. I spoke with a couple of other DUI attorneys before locating Mark and they had ridiculously high rates and seemed preoccupied with "closing the sale" as opposed to listening to my concerns.
I fully recommend Mark Blair.