I can’t thank Patrick enough. Seriously, I don’t think it’s possible. Where to start…First, I am not too thrilled about airing my saga on the internet but I feel that it’s important to get the word out about the care Patrick gave to my case. Let me begin by saying that I made quite the mistake and that’s how I got into this whole mess. I decided to drive with a friend to visit his college buddies in Arizona for the weekend. My friend has an important job that shall remain nameless and we were in his company car. He was put in charge of bringing his friends some party favors for the weekend. I knew about this but didn’t know exactly how much. Well sure enough we stop at a border checkpoint and to both of our shock and horror we were asked to pull over for a secondary inspection. I have never been arrested so I was freaking out. While we were pulling to the secondary inspection area we decided that if they find anything that I will say it’s mine. My friend went to school forever, and had been working at his dream job for only two years and if he got arrested his entire life would have been ruined. I thought I would only be facing probation or something. Long story less long, I got arrested and thrown in jail. What I failed to realize is that Arizona is the worst possible place a human can get arrested for drugs. After I was booked by bail was set at $150,000. I got sick when I heard that amount.
My friend didn’t know of any local lawyers so he asked around for a San Diego criminal defense lawyer and was referred to Patrick. He didn’t have a lot of cash but Patrick jumped on the case and let him make payments. He drove to where I was being held and got specially admitted for my case. Before Patrick showed up the public defender assigned to me told me that I was going to prison because I admitted to having the drugs. She didn’t believe me for a second when I told her about my friend’s job and the company car and why I said what I said. Once Patrick was on the case everything changed. He set a bail review hearing and got over 50 character letters from my friends in San Diego. He then showed up at the bail review hearing with three of my friends and all of the letters. The judge lowered my bail to $10,000 and I was released that day. He even was able to get a bail bond company to only charge me $700. I had to sit in jail with the worst people imaginable for what seemed like months and I am convinced that I would still be there if it wasn’t for Patrick.
After a few hearings and a meeting with the probation department Patrick was able to get my serious charge dropped and I ended up only getting probation, which seemed impossible because I was originally charged with a class 2 felony, which carried a minimum 3 year prison sentence.
If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney who actually cares about your case and knows the law then look no further.
What do you do when you find yourself on the other side of the law and you know you are innocent. What do you do? Well this happened to me and I was in shock that this was happening to me. The first thing you get is tons of junk mail from lawyers who promise really nothing. I decided to research Yelp! and I am glad I did. If not my life might be a bit different and I would not be writing this letter today. Looking for a Criminal Defense Lawyer. Patrick Griffin was a name that came up with many 5 star and honest reviews. I decided let’s give him call. I spoke with Mr. Griffin over the phone and he invited to his office to discuss my legal matter in more detail. I met with Mr.Griffin at his Law Office and discussed my case with him. I was very pleased and confident speaking with Mr.Griffin that he would do his best to ensure a positive outcome. I was surprised that his rates were very affordable and payment plan was very within my budget. I hired Patrick as my Criminal Defense Lawyer and I am very happy I did! Patrick kept me informed how my case was proceeding and at times when I was unsure, scared or had a question Patrick was there to answer my questions. The end result was that my case was dismissed. I give thanks for all the hard work to Patrick Griffin and his Law Office. If you ever find yourself between a rock and a hard place. I highly recommend Patrick Griffin to handle your case. Patrick Griffin will handle your case with professionalism, confidence, compassion and knowledge of the law.
Patrick got my entire case dismissed! I was almost sure we would lose but I am glad that I listened when he told me that the case was winnable. He always called me back the same day, answered my emails in a quick and timely fashion, and kept me in the loop with everything pertaining to my case. He also was helpful in the fact that he gave me pointers on how to handle MY particular case: what to do, what to say, and how to act. Thanks Patrick!!
My husband was referred to Patrick. We are SO thankful we found him! My husband had a case against him where he potentially could have paid big fines or penalties, but Patrick basically got the entire cased dismissed. Everyone else involved in the case had to plead guilty! He worked aggressively, always communicated with us about what was going on and what was going to happen, is very pleasant to deal with and made my husband feel valued despite the situation. If you are looking for a good Lawyer, Patrick is awesome!
Alex Dychter, Employment Law Attorney
A few months ago I was asked by a friend for the name of a lawyer who handles DUI’s in San Diego. As a fellow attorney in San Diego I have many lawyer names in my rolodex who handle such cases, but I thought Patrick would be the best “fit” for my friend. Patrick met with my referral on multiple occasions, always answered his e-mails and calls on a prompt basis, and ultimately achieved an amazing result on a ca se which was definitely an uphill challenge. Great job Patrick!
Kevin Murphy, Administrative Law Attorney
Patrick Griffin is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer, who knows both the legal intricacies and interpersonal dynamics of criminal matters essential to mounting a successful defense. Mr. Griffin is a consummate professional, who acts with civility and integrity while achieving the best outcome for his clients. I recommend Patrick’s services unequivocally.
Patrick was great! I hired Mr. Griffin after a friend referred me to him. I met with a few older attorneys who all treated me like another file before I decided to hire Patrick. He was great from the start… he knows his stuff and is a great communicator, both with me and when he is in court. His energy is obvious from the first few minutes of meeting with him. I was kept informed every step of the way and when it was all said and done I couldn’t have been happier with the result. I have already referred two other people to the Griffin Law Office and they both have thanked me.
Patrick Doherty, Criminal Defense Attorney
Patrick has everything it takes to be a preeminent lawyer in the field of criminal law. He has the academic skills that he exhibited on several successful appeals to the 11th Circuit but he also has the honesty and integrity that are indispensable to a criminal practitioner. His ease in dealing with people is not lost on jurors. An individual charged with a crime could not find a lawyer better suited to represent them or more willing to do the hard work that such representation involves.
I was arrested for a DUI with a really high breath test. I didn’t want to hire an attorney because I thought that I would be guilty no matter what and it seemed like a waste of money. I have a 9-5 job in Orange county and I knew that going to court all the time would be a pain so I decided to hire Patrick. Rather than charging a big upfront fee he made it so I would only pay according to how far the case went along. This worked out great because a plea agreement was reached a few weeks after the first court date and I didn’t have to miss work. This was my first time being arrested and Patrick was great about explaining everything.
Patrick helped with my DUI, and pulled off a wet and reckless for me when the odds were stacked against me. His professionalism is not to be questioned, he made sure I was tended to every step of the way, and was not only proactive throughout my entire ordeal, but reactive in helping address my concerns at virtually any hour of the day. At this point, beyond our professional relationship, I consider Patrick a friend I confide in. Hiring Patrick is worth it’s weight in gold, so at the very least, you owe it to yourself to consult with him and feel him out for yourself.
Client: W.C. (Charge: Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Felony Assault, Felony Battery with Great Bodily Injury | Result: PC1000, Disturbing the Peace)
Patrick has been by far the most helpful lawyer. I was pulled over by a officer for ”J” walking, and being under the influence. Once I was in the holding cell I was involved in a physical altercation where I was than charged for assault. Patrick was able to help me find a program that was suitable for me to avoid spending any time in jail. I got a second chance to live right and definitely corrected my actions.
Client: D.B. (Charge: Felony Discharge of a Firearm | Result: Charge Dismissed)
Patrick Griffin is, hands down, the most vigorous, aggressive, and approachable, criminal defense attorney I’ve ever met. I had a simple accidental misfire of my handgun, while about to clean it in my house. Cops were called, and I explained everything that happened, and made peace with the neighbors who own the other side of the wall I shot accidentally. Several Months later, I was arrested and thrown in Jail not knowing what was going on. Turns out the wonderful police detectives who interviewed me, twisted things around and made things look worse than they actually were; therefore, inducing the DA to take my case and pursue it, since it looked like a ‘slam dunk’ case. If I were to attack these felony charges by my lonesome, I’m 99% sure I’d end up in Prison, as that was the minimum penalty, as this was a felony offence, IF they could prove the major element: Did he or did he not deliberately fire his weapon off.