5.0 stars 12 totalReview John Kucera
Posted by William
Brought John a case that I thought would send me to prison, instead I ended up with probation and a suspended sentence. Wow. Worth every penny...
There were four critical moments in the case and all four times he got the best possible result. I just don't see how those four all would have gone my way with a public defender or just any lawyer. John is very good at what he does.
He was very thorough with regard to evidence and the details of the case. This wasn't my first rodeo and I've never had a lawyer do that before. They all seem to ignore the details of the case. Not John, he wanted to know anything in the police report that was wrong, any evidence I had etc.
He also sent me detailed letters at every stage letting me what was happening next, anything I needed to do etc. Also never seen a lawyer do that before.
Only criticism: he's not very communicative via email (though he does seem to read anything you send him) and the only way I could reach him was by calling his office. Him being in court a lot makes it hard to reach him as a result. I could already sense this before I hired him but at the end of the day, do you want an average lawyer who is easy to reach or a superstar? I went with the superstar and it was the right choice. The letters he sent also mitigated this, he seems to know exactly what questions people may have and answers them in advance.
Posted by Nick
I needed someone who would take on the system. From the first talk with his office I knew he was the one by how professional the secretary was. After my Talk in person with Kucera. I felt relaxed and confident going in front of the judge. I also was impressed with how he handled himself in the court room. He definitely knows what he is doing. And most of all got the results I wanted.
Posted by Walt
Shasta County residents should consider themselves truly fortunate to have such a phenomenal defense attorney in their midst. We initially chose John for representation primarily because he had several years experience working as a prosecuting attorney prior to working as a defense attorney. It only stands to reason that his role working in both capacities makes him absolutely invaluable when it comes to strategizing and arguing for one's defense. That said, we found it refreshing that he was, also, very easy to talk to and was often a source of strength for us when we were distressed. We found him to be understanding, reasonable, and very knowledgeable in his field. He was persistent and tenacious in our defense, and he did a great job at keeping us informed every step of the way. His dogged determination and thorough investigation ultimately resulted in the dismissal of the case against us. Hopefully, we will never find ourselves in the position of needing to hire a defense attorney again, but should that day ever come, we would not hesitate to hire John Kucera again.
Posted by Karl
This guy charged me $1500 to expunge my record. It literally took him less than 15 minutes to make a phone call, file the paperwork, and finish it off. That's $1500 for less that 15 minutes of work. Is that fair and reasonable?
Outside of that though, he seemed to be very knowledgeable and helpful.
Posted by Christopher
I hired John Kucera to represent my daughter who was falsely accused of obstruction and assault against the Redding Police Department.
Although I never met him he was recommended to me by a friend and believe me he is worth EVERY penny.
He not only saved my daughter from a Criminal Record he also reimbursed over 50% of what I paid him.
An extremely honest and trustworthy lawyer, well worth the rating that he has.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
A year ago I met with Mr. Kucera to see if he could help me get my conviction from 40 + years ago cleared. He worked many hours trying to find a way to clear me of a mistake made as a teenager. He was successful, and now I will be able to enjoy my new found life without that burden. I will never be able to thank him for all he did for me. He was compassionate and understanding and his knowledge of the law and sheer determination was what made this happen.
If you are in need of an attorney who will actually "help" you with your problems and fight for your rights, then Mr. Kucera is the person you want to represent you. Thank you John!
Posted by Randy
5.0 star rating 8/27/2013
In 2012 I was falsely accused by my ex partners of stealing and charged with four counts of stealing or attempting to steal property from foreclosed homes. Nothing could be further from the truth but the district attorney's office and their investigator interviewed over 60 witnesses and stacked them against me. I was never even interviewed! How could that happen? At the time, the case seemed pretty hopeless.
Acting on a referral, I interviewed and hired John Kucera to represent me when I learned of the rumors and accusations. I knew I needed a solid attorney on my side and for my protection.
Mr. Kucera was integral from the time charges were brought and, with his meticulous and thorough investigation, he mounted a defense that at times seemed hopeless due to fighting the state DA's office with countless resources.
During the three-week jury trial that ensued in 2013, John was able to discredit all of the prosecutions witnesses, bring the truth to the surface and I was found NOT GUILTY and acquitted of all charges after only three hours of the jury deliberation.
(with a lunch break). After the trial, even the jurors discussed that during deliberations that if they ever found themselves in a similar situation, they would hire Mr. Kucera due to his court presence and experience. That's a clue!
Were it not for John's experience and expertise, I could have lost a state issued license, my livelihood and everything that I owned and worked for. I highly recommend Mr. Kucera for his knowledgeable and aggressive defense. He cared not only that justice was being served but that I had someone that believed in me. A friend in a time of need. Don"t listen to the haters. If it's important, choose John!
Posted by a client
What I appreciated most about John was he was always calm, prepared, and organized. He always kept me apprised of my case and what to expect. I never felt like he was blind-sighted by anything. He was very professional and respectful to the court staff, the judges, and the members of the District Attorney's office. He had my best interests at heart; he protected me from the media and ensured my case would be handled fairly.
Nobody ever wants to be in a position to have to hire a defense attorney, probably one of the most stressful times in my life! After reviewing several attorneys and their backgrounds, I hired John...and I am so grateful I did!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I was charged with six "Strict Liability" felonies, that I did not commit. The felonies all carried a mandatory State prison sentences.
The Assistant District Attorney used the case to wage a personal vendetta against me because I opposed the expansion of Redding City Government in the past and the District Attorney allowed her actions.
John very skillfully eliminated 5 of the charges very quickly.
He then fought every attempt the ADA made to limit our defense. The ADA tried to control the evidence and testimony and therefore control what the Judge and Jury saw and heard. John thwarted all her attempts.
John adeptly destroyed the testimony of every prosecution witness the ADA put on the stand. Even Police Officers contradicted their previous testimony.
The trial ended in a hung jury. The ADA filed to have another trial. A newly appointed DA overrode the ADA's personal vendetta and settled the case.
After five years, the case was over. I am very pleased with the job that John did and I am happy to recommend him unconditionally.
Posted by Richard
John Kucera is a personable professional who is more than capable of representing your legal rights and wishes as a client. As a professional biologist falsely accused of a serious felony crime, John saw that my case was promptly handled by the court and that prosecutors considered all facts in the case - including erroneous, accusational statements made by law enforcement that contradicted their own auditory recording of events. At the same time, his friendly demeanor kept me as at ease as one could be under the circumstances throughout the case. John is a consummate, efficient professional attorney whom you can trust with you legal needs. Thanks again, John!