A very competant, professional and friendly lawyer. HIGHLY recommended.
I hired Mr. Oliver recently when my existing lawyer had to withdraw from my case due to a conflict of interest. I was facing six months in custody due to a no-contact order violation. This case was pending and holding over my shoulders for over one year. The prosecuting attorney was not willing to negotiate at all, even though the alleged victim in the matter did not want to press charges. Throughout the whole process James was confident that he would be able to persuade the judge to allow electronic home monitoring as an alternative to jail time. He informed me that this was not a case that would be worth taking to trial, and recommended that I plea guilty and try to convince the judge to allow EHM as opposed to jail time. The time cam to plea guilty, and we appeared in front of a Pro-Tem judge. She reviewed the evidence, and made the decision to sentence me to three months jail time, and the remaining three months on EHM. At this point, I was ready to just get it over with, serve my time and move on with my life. James did not take the initial decision lightly, and informed the Pro-Tem judge that he would be filling a motion to re-consider with the presiding judge that usually oversees the cases in that court. Keep in mind throughout this entire process, he was very re-assuring and was very confident that he was going to make a strong argument in order to overturn the initial ruling. About a week after the initial ruling, he called to inform me that we would be going to the same courtroom again to appear before the presiding judge to plead our case. The judge ended up amending the initial findings, and sentenced me to three days in custody, and the remainder of the time to be served on EHM. Now I will be able to keep my job, continue therapy, and move on with my life. I can't recommend this lawyer enough. Not only is he confident, friendly and professional, he is also extremely articulate when speaking on the record and presents his argument very well. I have dealt with many lawyers in the past, and I can honestly say he is the best I have ever worked with. He will not give up, fight hard for you, and help you to feel as though there is justice in this biased legal system. Legal troubles are a serious thing in this day and age. I have seen many innocent people railroaded by the legal system and lose everything they had ever worked for. If you have any problems, and are facing any legal troubles you do not want to just hire anybody. If you had a life threatening illness that needed to be treated, you would not just trust any doctor to conduct the surgery, so why leave your life in the hands of an in-competent lawyer? James is the best there is, do not hesitate to hire him! You will not be sorry!