Thankful to Have Worked With Sturm
My experience with Craig Sturm was better than I could have imagined. In a time when having to face a serious situation in my life, Craig Sturm and his team was there to not only provide me with the information I needed but also the support to go through the process of dealing with being accused…I thought I couldn’t afford an attorney but Craig Sturm worked with my situation and offered payments to facilitate things for me. I have and will continue to recommend Sturm Law to friends and family in my life. Craig really made a difference for me and I am thankful to have worked with Craig Sturm and his team.
The Man to Trust...
Life is tricky and eventually we all get ourselves in some tricky positions, when this happens remember the name Craig Sturm. I myself have been in more tough spots than most (I'm kinda nuts though) and this is the only man I trust to make my problems seem like just a distant bad dream.
I write this as a Thank you to Craig for his incredible service as a lawyer and as a long time friend. I also write this for my friends who though probably not as... well, let's just say "eccentric" as me, could at times benefit from his help. Why should I be the only person with the best darn good attorney in Los Angeles. For your legal needs there is no one I would trust more, know that he is just a phone call away when the inevitable happens.
My Friend Referred Me to Sturm, and I Couldn't Be Happier!
Back in July 2012, I was pulled over going north on the 14 freeway late at night for passing a CHP patrol car and going slightly over the speed limit. I had admitted to the officer of having consumed a drink earlier in the night and went through the battery of field sobriety tests on the side of the road. Thinking I had passed all of them, the officer then wanted me to "blow" into a apparatus to test for alcohol. I refused and got arrested on the spot. As anyone like me who has never been arrested before, it was quite a scary time. I didn't know what to expect and amidst the towing of my vehicle and having to spend the night in jail. Would I lose my job? I'm a professional. It was a lot to take in.
A friend of mine gave me attorney Craig Sturm's telephone number since he had gone through a similar ordeal years ago. He told me Mr. Sturm had his charges reduced from DUI to a wet reckless driving charge. My circumstances were much different. First, my driving priveleges were suspended automatically for one year. Second, the district attorney for the state was aiming for the maximum conviction of DUI with an additional charge for refusal. That meant five days jail time, a nine month alcohol class and three years summary probation. This was all too great a predicament to face. Mr. Sturm filed a motion in court to prove that I was wrongfully stopped and had an opportunity to question the arresting officer on his expertise on knowing when someone is impaired or when it may be consumption. He did a very good job cross witnessing the officer and placing much doubt on the side of the prosecution that I was not impaired the night of my arrest. I had seen the video, Mr. Sturm had seen the video. We both knew I had a strong case if I went to trial.
Toward the end of my case, I plead no contest to reduced charges. I needed it over for personal reasons. Mr. Sturm got the charges dropped down to no jail time and a three month alcohol class. (What I would have received if I had no refusal charge and had blown 0.08 or less.) He convinced the prosecution that I was not impaired and in three years I can get this DUI charge expunged. Mr. Sturm was professional and likeable throughout the entire process. Linda Gavilan, his assistant, was also a great help and professional whenever I had questions. I will recommend Craig Sturm and his team to anyone I know of in need of an expert attorney.
Results Other Attorneys Told Me Were Impossible...
I was involved in a car accident and subsequently arrested after blowing a .09. Luckily, I hired Craig Sturm who managed to have the entire alcohol related charge dropped. Instead, I was charged with a speeding exhibition ticket which will be expunged in 2 years. (DUI stays on your record for 10). Considering that I had never been in trouble with the law before I was very nervous and had an endless supply of questions. Craig Sturm always answered and/or returned my calls immediately and never made me feel that any of my questions were dumb. I've heard horror stories from people that hire attorneys who treat them like a number once they have been paid. I can honestly say I've never gotten that feeling from Craig Sturm. He gently walked me through the process while simultaneously fighting to get me positive results.
I was very happy I hired Craig! He was great to work with, I really appreciated his honesty and diligence. He really spoke about his experience during my free consultation. The great part was, he was spot on! His relationship with the judge and trial experience really helped. We got a unbelievable outcome in my case. I would highly recommend him to someone locking for a great DUI attorney..
- Jarrett M.
Craig was great when it came to my DUI back in the summer of 2010. This was most trouble I had gotten into, and Craig made me feel comfortable that he knew what he was doing. This gave me a bit of piece of mind. He made it the whole court process so easy, I just had do whatever he told me, and that was that. He let me know exactly what was going on; if it wasn't necessary for me to appear in court, he was there representing me; and three years later, his office even calls me to let me know I'm eligible for expungement. He even got my punishment reduced a bit- I was able to choose to pay a lower court fee or require less time on my community service.
I definitely would say to go with an attorney rather doing it alone, and Craig knows what he's doing.
- Dylan M.