My case was no sh*t. I was looking at prison. Not jail, prison. First offense, veteran of the armed forces, blah blah blah. None of this exonerated me from anything. I took it too far on a guy's face and there were hospital bills. This is felony sh*t, with eyewitness video, and I hd no money.
My girlfriend paid for everything, and what we paid for has kept me free to this day. I am writing this from home. And that is what matters. I will not discuss the cost of his services, but my girl was given two payments to make it happen.
15 months passed between the incident and my sentencing. In those 15 months the attorney responded to 90% all communication personally and within the same day.
I began to freak out and told me to keep calm and stay lawyered up.
I got mixed messages from the courts, and asked Nick "what the heck is going on?!?!?!?"
He told me to take his advice and stay out of jail. I did and I did. Due to the attorney's familiarity with the county, the court, and the law, I was able to serve time on electronic monitoring.
I have read most of the reviews here. Nick does not offer bro-hugs and bedside manner. If you are in his office, you are kinda f^cked. Like I was! Even if his manner feels gruff, I urge you to ask yourself this: Do I want someone to make me feel better through all this or do I want a lawyer who is savvy?
This defense attorney will not grease your emotional wheels to make you feel better. He may keep you the heck out of prison. Or jail.
Again, there is video of my incident, and attorneys and judges speak a language that we, the common folks, do not. I was kept out of prison and there is a possibility of expungement.
I even spoke with two other SJ lawyers about my attorney, and they both mentioned that he was a courteous colleague and effective lawyer.
He even communicated with me at airports between flights to relay that he was traveling and the office would be in touch.
In closing, there may have been 1 or 2 clerical errors that the court staff created/missed that my attorney Nick did not miss. He rectified some sh*t.
Take it from me, as I was distracted by Nick's manner at times, he knows the courts and system and the legal language you don't.
Excellent work, I believe.