Here is my story. One day I come home and go to check the mail and to my surprise I have a letter from the DA saying I am being charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, stemming from an accidental overdose 16 months ago. To top it off it stated that I had to appear in court 2 days later!
After that much time had elapsed I figured nothing would come of it, but to my surprise sure enough the letter came. Now having never been given more than a speeding ticket, to say I was totally freaked out would be an understatement. After the initial shock settled down, I knew I had to seek legal counsel immediately, so I started researching law firms ASAP. I narrowed it down to a few that had good reviews on the internet. Now mind you this was in the evening (probably around 8 pm) so I immediately started making calls to a few firms that looked reputable. LUCKILY for me I called the law firm of Wallin & Klarich (who have been in the business for 30+ years). Having called so late and leaving messages for a few firms so late at night, I wasn’t expecting a call back until the next day. To my surprise, I got a call back almost immediately from Paul Wallin about 20 minutes after I left the voicemail (very, very professional).
I told him my story and he went over some of the laws and possible scenarios that I would be looking at. He let me know because of the location and the fact that his son is in that particular courthouse everyday, his son Matt Wallin would be handling my case. With my court date only 2 days away, I was in their office the next morning.
I spoke with another one of their knowledgable attorneys, Stephen Klarich, because as he is everyday, Matt was in court that day. He thoroughly explained the process, possible outcomes and put me more at ease and reassured me I was in good hands with Matt, not only because of his vast knowledge, but because he’s basically in that particular courthouse everyday and has a great rapport with the DA and the other power players there.
So the day after that I met Matt at the courthouse, he looked over the police report and told me he was pretty confident he could get my case dismissed. He said he couldn’t guarantee a dismissal, but was fairly confident he could. Again I appreciated the honesty, and was starting to feel better about the whole thing.
So I spoke with Matt a couple times over the phone before my next court appearance, and he let me know he initially said he couldn’t guarantee a dismissal, but after a few conversations with the DA, the case was going to get dismissed. To say I was elated would not even be close to explain how I felt. So at the next court appearance, just as Matt had said, CASE DISMISSED!!!!!
No plea deal, no drug diversion, an outright dismissal! I cannot stress to you how relieved and happy I was that I chose Matt and his law firm to handle my case. Professional from beginnning to end.
So if you are ever in trouble with the law, or need a lawyer, please do not hesitate to call Wallin & Klarich. They are a top notch law firm and you will not be disappointed.
Thank you again Matt, you are the absolute best!