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15260 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Let me start off by saying its important to read/write reviews because thats why I called Ross and when we spoke the reviews were right, he is one of the best lawyer I hired for my mother's DUI refusal and this is why. Before I met Ross, a year earlier I got my first DUI case and went with a different lawyer. my lawyer talk the talk but was no help AT ALL and didnt know crap and just wanted my money. when i started doing my comm. service and classes, I started telling people my DUI story. they gave me some information that my lawyer didnt tell me before accepting my deal. I felt ripped off. SO when my mom was being charged with a DUI refusal, I wanted to help her pick a good lawyer. when I went through all the letter/flyer law firm had mailed to her home, I came across Ross letter. When we spoke he was upfront about my mother's case. he was honest and told me what i should expect for a dui refusal. He has a good connection at the courts, very friendly, reasonable fees and will work out a payment plan if you are not able to pay in full. I felt very confident about him so i hired him. At the end of it all, he got the refusal charge dropped to a first DUI charge 3 month classes, 11 days comm. service and most important NO Dirver License suspension. As for the DMV part even though i hired him after the 10 day mark for DMV hearing, my mom and i told him how important it was for her to keep her DL and not get it suspended for one year. He fought for my mom DL and WON the DMV hearing! HE MADE THIS STRESSFUL, EMBARRASSING SITUATION A VERY EASY PROCESS. I really appreciate and thank him for everything he has done..He is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! You're the best ROSS!
I was arrested back in April, by young CHP, out for blood, looking to By the time I returned home their were 15 or 20 letters from attorneys in my mailbox. With a breathalyzer result .09/.09 I knew it would take some legal gymnastics to get this reduced, but I was so close to the line that it was possible, but this would be my 2nd DUI within 10 years. All the websites said it was an impossible feat the get a 2nd DUI reduced in California, of all states!!! I didn't give up and goggle'd, yelp'd and avvo'd every attorney letter in the mailbox and dwindled them down to 3. I choose Mr. Sobel because he, didn't promise me the world in court, which I was good, as I know to never go with the attorney that does. He was incredibly specific about the all the players that would be involved at my particular court, Metropolitan, He even said that it was his favorite court and literally rattled off about 10 names from judges and city prosecutors to cashiers and clerks. Most importantly he said straight out that he would work with me on the fees, but that stood firm on the fees because of his proven record, especially in this court. Mr. Sobel had a game plan that made since, no of this getting off on a technicality myths you read about, but showing my character along with his reputation to come to a compromise, if possible, but I tell you he made it work. Sobel took a 2nd DUI within 10 years and come out of court with a Wet Reckless, with less fines, less alcohol classes and most importantly NO JAIL TIME!
Do yourself a favor and call him, listen to him, if he says he can help you, hire him. Ross Howell Sobel has the reputation and skill you need on your side.
I recently received a DUI and I have never been so scared in my life. In the next couple of days after receiving the DUI, I got so many letters from lawyers who had gotten my info from public records. After doing my research and all of them, I came across Ross Howell Sobel's information gave him a phone call. Within speaking to him for just a couple of minutes I knew he should be my lawyer because not only was he intelligent, knowledgeable, and honest, but the one thing that set him apart from the other lawyers was that he cared a great deal about what happened to you and your case. He makes it clear that he is there for you no matter what. And boy did he deliver. I blew a .10 in the field and then a .09 at the station and after examining all the facts of the case he eventually got my charges dropped down to public intoxt. Nothing to do with a DUI!!! Got it totally dismissed, got me little to nothing fines, and out of taking alcohol classes and no breathalyzer for your car!!! He is good at what he does and most of all holds your hand the entire way through it. Please believe me when I tell you that you will be faced with hundreds of options for lawyers during this tough time, but you would be an idiot not to choose Ross Howell Sobel.
I was recently pulled over for a DUI in Glendale Ca. As many people know Glendale officers and court house are not the most lenient. 9 times out of 10 they will seek the maximum punishment. I ended up being charged with not only the DUI for blowing 0.07 the first time 0.08 the second time. They took me in for a blood test and it came up 0.09. While that was going on I was also being charge with a felony drug charge for them finding traces of Vicoden in my system and having two pills on me. I got Ross H. Sobels number from a friend and I definitely will pass on his number to anyone I know. Not only was he very professional but he really cares about what happens to his clients. It started to feel like I had a good friend walking into court with me. The original punishment was two charges for DUI one for the 0.09 and the other for felony drug possession. He was able to get the drug charged COMPLETELY DISMISSED and brought my DUI charge down to a wet and reckless, which is NOT a DUI. Hands down a GREAT ATTORNEY! If you are in trouble the best thing you can do is call Ross H. Sobel.
After DUI arrest, I was scared and confused. At least, I called and consulted with 5 to 8 attorneys. After considering many aspects of my case, I decided to hire Mr. Sobel as my attorney. It turned out to be the best decision. He reduced my DUI charge to a WET Reckless and i could not be happier. He was very knowledgeable about DUI, since that is his specialty. He and his partner, Sam Manavi, were honest, realistic,and easy to talk to. I was very comfortable to call him whenever there was a question about my case. He even provided me with his personal cell number. His fee was one of the most reasonable fee that I have found. It was a great pleasure to be represented by Mr. Sobel and I am so happy that I chose him. Mr. Sobel is the way to go. Thank you for all you did for me!
I have nothing but good to say about Mr. Ross Sobel. Prior to me hiring him, he took the time to make sure I was fully informed and knowledgeable about the court and DMV processes that were up ahead. Mind you, it was about 11pm, but he still took the call and spoke with me for about an hour. He was very truthful and did not feed me what I wanted to hear for me to hire him. He told me everything for what it was, which I respected because I knew what I was dealing with. He is very experienced and has been in the business for many years. Most importantly, he was able to get my DUI charge dropped down to a "wet wreckless" at the West Covina Courthouse that is known for being conservative and stern. I would recommend Mr. Sobel to anyone who needs legal representation for a DUI charge.
Ross Sobel is hands down the best attorney I have ever worked with. From the moment I hired Ross as my attorney, he made sure I was up to date with everything going on in my case. Obviously, a veteran attorney of 22 years should be well connected with the the people around him, but I was shocked to see with my own eyes how well connected this man actually is. As Mr. Sobel and I walked into the Van Nyes courthouse, I immediately noticed that anyone who ment anything inside that courtroom knew Mr. Sobel on a first name basis. Right away I knew that a miracle was about to happen, and indeed it did. A little about my case.. 19 year old charged with a DUI, lying to a police officer and possession of false identification. Keep in mind thats 1 misdemeanor and 2 felonies. At this point the DUI was the least of my worries and I had no idea what to even expect from Ross Sobel. Right when the world was about to crash onto my shoulders a miracle happend. In short, my DUI charge was reduced to Wet-Reckless and my 2 felony charges were dropped. Hiring Ross Sobel was one of the best investments I have ever made. $2500 well spent without any regrets, saved me my licens and jail time. I recommend Ross Sobel to anyone facing a DUI charge he is a truly knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. Im under the age of 21, got charged with a DUI and 2 felonies; I had no doubt in my mind that I would either be in jail or stuck at home without a drivers licens. Thanks to Ross Sobel, neither one of those things happend to me. Some may call it luck, but I can assure you that luck played no factor in the outcome of my case. I will never forget the words Ross Sobel said to me the day he read the police report. "The facts are against you, but in this case its not about the facts its about the politics." In the end experience and politics is what produced the outcome of my case.
At first I was a little skeptical with Ross Sobel's credibility just because he wasn't as expensive as every other lawyer, but I did my research on yelp, random google search, and spoke to him on the phone and he seemed very legit.
As soon as I mentioned which court I was going to, he was very knowledgable with the jury, the judges, and all the other non-important people we don't care about but unfortunately the law does. So at that moment, I knew he was credible from the get go, because it proves he has worked on numerous cases and knew what he was talking about. He seems to keep a great relationship with lots of the Court people so they work well with him as well.
Before considering Ross Sobel, I called a couple of other lawyer but most of them were socially awkward and not that great with people skill or guests relations, or it was obvious they just wanted the $$ and not try that hard to beat the case for the individuals. But Ross Was different, before I even told him I wanted him as my lawyer, he was kind, and helpful with the whole process asking details about the incident, and what I should and shouldn't do etceteras. He seemed like the right one for me, so I decided to go with him.
Throughout the whole process, Sobel did my whole DMV Hearings, and checked up on me with any concerns and questions I had for him, such as DMV license being revoked, and how much it would costs, etceteras.
He is a busy man, so when he doesn't pick up the phone when you call him, just leave a message and he definitely always gets back to you on time.
I'm writing this review now because I am excited that my DUI with a blow of .116 and the legal limit being .08 was proven NOT GUILTY, and I got off without getting a DUI.
Ross Sobel is an amazing man, and I definitely work in the industry with lots of Alcohol involved, so if any of my friends or acquaintance I know received a DUI I will DEFINITELY forward them to Ross Sobel!
BTW I paid less than 1,500 for this, and most lawyer charges Over $2,000~3,000. I do believe in Karma and which is why i'm taking the time and effort to spread his word so others can be rescued with a BETTER possibility for success like I received.