I recently moved up to the Northern California area with already 1 DUI offense. For those of you familiar with how the legal systems works, a second DUI offense is harsh to say the least not too mention the court systems are very very srict when it comes to punishment. After knowing nobody up here and not a ton of money to work with I figured I would look on Yelp and get the highest rated attorney who was reasonably priced, Mark was my guy. Throughout the entire process leading up to my case his responsiveness was beyond excellent and so was Wilber's (marks assistant). I knew I was dead in the water being as though this was my second offense but for some reason Mark kept me confident and at ease. To make a long story short Mark was able to get my second DUI offense reduced to a wet and reckless and save me thousands of dollars. I was beyond excited and grateful. You would be nuts to go with a different attorney. Mark genuinely cares about the people he works with and I feel as though I will forever be in debt with him!
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I was facing possible jail time 30 days in the county jail after my dui and I couldn't of ask for a better lawyer to handle my case. Mark got it knock down to 5 days community service and 3 years unsupervised probation. Mark handles your case personally he just doesn't pass it off to someone else like these other law offices do. There's somebody to get a hold just about around the clock at his office if you have any questions. If your looking for a good lawyer in the bay area who takes pride in his work I could not recommend a better lawyer to handle your than Mark Blair he has 29 years experience and it shows.
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Absolutely One Of The Best!
I cannot express how grateful I am for the time and effort that Mark put into my case. From the beginning, he explained everything clearly and set my expectations properly. Professional and extremely knowledgeable, I felt he was fighting to gain every advantage every step of the way. In the end, Mark was able to achieve the best result possible in my case - dismissal of the charges. Mark gave me my life back.....he is so very good at what he does.
There is a reason why Mr. Blair has such stellar reviews on avvo.com. That’s because he is excellent at what he does!!!!! When I got my 1st offence DUI, I did a lot of research, talked to a lot of attorneys, and finally decided to retain Mr. Blair based on his extensive experience, expert knowledge, excellent track record, professionalism, and reasonable fees. It turned out that he is also very passionate and caring in protecting and fighting in the best interest of his client in every way possible, and I can go on and on. THIS WAS THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE!!! If you get a DUI, you NEED TO RETAIN MR. BLAIR, FOLLOW HIS ADVICE/INSTRUCTIONS AND YOU WON’T REGRET!!! I’m only writing this review because I’m genuinely extremely grateful for what Mr. Blair has done for me for my case. After retaining Mr. Blair as my attorney, it became more evident that he really knows his stuff, provides invaluable & detailed advice and guidance, truly cares for his clients, very prompt in answering all my concerns/questions, persevered to protect and fight for me as much as he can under the circumstances. I cannot thank him enough and that’s why I want to write a review to share my first-rate experiences with Mr. Blair. As many reviewers have stated, Mr. Blair tells you the truth and does not give you high hopes just to retain your service. He gives you all the possible outcomes based on your circumstances and truly tries to fight for to get you the best result. Mr. Blair could’ve easily settled w/ the DA during my first court date but instead he went beyond and scheduled another court date and provided me additional instructions. Like the rest of the reviewers, If you want a lawyer to be honest and up front with what you're facing; give you great advice on what to do from arrest to resolution; a lawyer who's fee is an absolute bargain in terms of his availability and effectiveness; a lawyer who will respond to your emails the SAME DAY you write them, and most importantly, a lawyer who will get you the absolute best outcome that you could have hoped.....HIRE MARK BLAIR! Finally, I love the fact that he kept our communications in writing so I can always reference back to what we discussed and what his recommendations are.
Retaining Mark as my DUI Attorney was the smartest decision I could have made. I won't go in to all of the nasty details, but I will tell you this was my first offense with a BAC of .22 AND a hit and run charge. I was absolutely terrified and had no idea what to do. Mark immediately put me at ease and gave me a clear outline of what I needed to do, and what I could expect of this situation. He didn't make any unrealistic promises, only told me he would do his best, and that he did. Mark managed to get my hit and run charge dismissed which was a miracle. I have to do 4 days of community service with the Sherrifs work program and the 9 month DUI course. Considering the severity of my case this a huge blessing.
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing a DUI attorney, Mark Blair is your guy!!
This is my first time involvement in an unlawful situation and needed guidance in facing challenge with court. After released from jail the next morning after my DUI, i did some research online (and through tons of letters from law firms) and found exceptional reviews for Mark, When i called mark, he listened to my situation and guided me through the next steps . He is very responsive and professional with in depth knowledge on CA DUI . I had tons of questions after DUI, he answered all of them with patience. With his constant follow up and guidance, he helped me in reducing my DUI charges to Wet reckless. He will never promise you anything, but he works his best to get best possible outcome to his clients.
I can not recommend Mark Blair enough! I got my second dui about a year ago and immediately started searching for a lawyer. Thank God I found Mark. He was understanding and let me know everything I needed to do. He did not promise a miracle but he definitely delivered! Second time around was way easier to handle thanks to Mark. HIRE HIM IF YOU GET A DUI!
HIRE MARK BLAIR FOR YOUR BEST OUTCOME!
I had a second DUI with .12 BAC, accident and after the fact reported injuries. The injuries were characterized as multiple and serious. I was facing a very real felony DUI. After getting released from jail, I went straight to my computer and started reading AVVO reviews. Who can sleep at 4am when you know you've probably just ruined your life? Well, I'm here to tell you that there is hope. Hiring Mark was a great decision.
If you're looking for a lawyer to tell you the one in a million example of getting a guy off with no penalty, I'm sure you can find that attorney. I hired a lawyer like that on my first DUI. If you want a lawyer to be honest and up front with what you're facing; give you great advice on what to do from arrest to resolution; a lawyer who's fee is an absolute bargain in terms of his availabilty and effectiveness; a lawyer who will respond to your emails the same day you write them, and most importantly, a lawyer who will get you the absolute best outcome that you could have hoped.....HIRE MARK BLAIR!
My outcome was a simple second DUI. My court fine and Mark's fee was the same as the fee from my first attorney. He resolved the case quickly and kept me out of jail. I have a narrow path to get through this in the other aspects of my life, but that's only possible because Mark got the criminal aspect finalized in a way I hoped in my moments of extreme optimism was possible (by reading all these reviews), but was realistic in the knowledge that it could've been much worse.
Hiring Mark was a phenomenal decision for my case. Mark is smart and experienced so he will quickly know how to go about handling your specific case. He keeps constant contact and is always available to answer any questions you may have during this stressful time. He is not going to sugar coat things, he tells you what your are looking, expecting the worst but working to get you the best possible results. He will constantly work to help you through whatever your case requires and will ultimately use his experience, expertise, and great repore and knowledge with the DA's office and the local judges to get you the best possible end to your case. Hiring a class act lawyer like Mark is not only a big releif in this stressful time, knowing someone so skilled on your side, but also a big step in putting this unfortunate part of your life behind. I know this from my personal experiences with Mark and would highly recommend him to anyone who came into a situation like I found myself in.
I highly recommend Mark Blair. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsive and compassionate. His guidance through the process really simplified things.This was my first offense DUI with an accident and a high BAC. Mark was very clear in what I needed to do in order to stay out of jail and minimize sentencing. He communicated clearly and promptly with me and always conveyed realistic possible outcomes of the case.I came out with a $2000 fine, a 3 month DUI class, 3 year probation, installed the IID in my car for 5 months, no jail time.