At 46 years old, I was given a misdemeanor ticket. After numerous “supposed” court dates (on one alleged court date, my mother passed away and I was not able to say my goodbyes), I was finally fed up. I turned to Internal Affairs to report the ineptitude and complete outright mistreatment I had been receiving right down to the actual needless traffic stop, retaining me by the side of the road for over an hour, the 0.00 breathalyzer, the “”passed” field sobriety test and the final outrage? the ILLEGAL SEARCH. I felt that as an American Citizen we had the right to report abuse from someone misusing their power to torment an innocent person. A person who had absolutely no criminal history whatsoever. The only thing I have ever had in my life was a couple speeding tickets and parking tickets. So I felt that approaching Internal Affairs was the right action that would correct this huge miscarriage of justice and hopefully keep that officer from ever mistreating another innocent person. I was wrong. Very wrong. Instead of an investigation, this is what happened… I was suddenly sent to court another two times (both times I was, as I had been before) NOT on the court dockets. Which means I had no right to speak to a judge or defend myself. As the last date (one year exactly) of when they police could pursue any actions against a person on a misdemeanor came, I receive a notice that my misdemeanor charge (the ticket that never seemed to have existed anywhere) was suddenly (as per the Internal Affairs) turned into three “FELONY” counts. Needless to say I was shocked! How does a charge that was never filed suddenly become NOT one but THREE felony counts???? In fear and confusion, I interviewed multiple attorneys to defend me. Luckily, I was referred to GARRET WEINRIEB. After one interview with him, it was clear to me that he understood exactly what approach to take to my case. I hired him on the spot. I cannot say enough great things about this man. He saved my reputation and he fought his butt off despite unreasonable DA’s, multiple reschedules on my case and all I can say is this man fought hard to have these ridiculous charges dropped and he also fought to keep my record clean. He wasn’t an attorney that just took your money and never returned calls. This man kept in touch through every twist and turn of my case. He emailed me. He returned every call and I was impressed by his tenacity, knowledge and determination to make sure I received the justice I deserved. To this day, I still am confused how our legal system works. I’m grateful that I hired and attorney that knew the system and had the work ethic to make sure that the innocent are, and would be protected. I would refer GARRET WEINRIEB to any person dealing with the legal system. If you want someone that will fight for you 100%. No tapping out and no backing down.-Jane P.