Criminal Legal Services

Southfield, MI

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Resolving criminal charges against you should not be left up to chance — the potential effects of a negative outcome are far too serious. Your criminal defense attorney should be primarily concerned with the best possible outcome for you, and that is always our team’s main focus. We are on your side throughout the entire process, including offering flexible payment plans to help ease the burden of your legal costs. Our results speak for themselves, with over 100 not-guilty verdicts in jury trials and many more case dismissals or resolution of lesser charges. We offer the triple benefits of deep knowledge of the law, extensive experience resolving cases, and a proven record of success.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We take great pride in our attention to detail, staying up to date with current laws, and protecting our clients rights. Making a difference in people's lives and helping them with what can be one of the most confusing and intimidating experiences becoming something manageable.
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Location

Southfield, MI 48034

Background check

Complete

Years in business

7

Number of employees

7

Times hired on Thumbtack

17

Reviews

7 Reviews
  • Meghan B. Mar 24, 2016
    Criminal Defense Attorney
    Verified Review
    Mr. Ricciardello is amazing! He explained to me what he could do for me and what he thought the outcome would be, and that is what happened. I feel very confident that if i had hired someone different i would have not received the results that i did. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very professional, honest, and always gives reminder calls. Most importantly though he explains things in a way that makes you feel comfortable and makes sure you understand what is going to happen. If i ever need legal services again i would never hesitate to give him a call.
  • Deborah M. Mar 8, 2016
    DUI Attorney
    Verified Review
  • Dona F. Sep 25, 2015
    Very professional and accommodating......positive experience, low fees, and had my best interests as a top priority. Thank you, Lisa M.
  • Alicia K. Aug 18, 2015
    Criminal Defense Attorney
    Verified Review
    Today I'm too disgusted to even reply, I'll keep it to myself.
  • Mike W. Jan 27, 2015
    A friend referred me to Criminal Legal Services. After sitting down with them to talk about my case, I knew they were right for the job. Not only because I could tell they were very good lawyers and cared about what they did, but also all the experience their team offers. I felt very comfortable leaving my future in their hands. As expected I received the exact results I was looking for and would recommend Criminal Legal Services to anyone that asked.
  • Jesse L. Jan 26, 2015
    I can't even begin to explain how grateful I am for Rachel's hard work. To find an attorney who truly cared about my well-being was astounding. I was facing up to 5 years in jail for a felony charge. I had just bought a house, had recently started my career, and had just gained full custody of my daughter. All of this was on the line, and Rachel made it a personal priority to make sure I didn't lose what I had worked so hard for. And how do I know she truly cared? Here's an example: when the judge was willing to drop my jail time from 5 years to 30 days, not even that was good enough for Rachel. She literally stopped court, ran out of the courtroom and up three flights of stairs (while pregnant!) to the head prosecutor's office, pleaded my case, was able to have the felony dropped to a misdemeanor, and turn 30 days in jail into only 3. I didn't have to miss too much work (money to pay the bills), I kept my job (my career was over if I had a felony on my record), I kept my house, and I kept my daughter. Rachel single-handedly saved me from a potential downwards spiral that would have ruined my life. I owe it all to her! Have one conversation with Rachel Aviles, and you will be able to see for yourself that she is a knowledgeable, trustworthy, and (most importantly) caring attorney... who gets life-changing results! Thanks again, Rachel, I owe everything to you!
  • Jessica W. Jan 23, 2015
    Rachel handled my husbands case. Rachel is a great attorney and I'm very happy that we chose her. She is very caring and went the extra mile for us, even after the case was completed. My husband is a habitual offender, most attorneys look at his record and get nervous. Rachel went above and beyond to help us. Because of her and everyone at Criminal Legal Services my husband is at home with his children. Thank you again, you helped us so much!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We do not have a complicated pricing system. We offer flat-rate fees. Criminal Legal Services allows payments by payment plan. The standard payment plan consists of three affordable installments before each court appearance, usually occurring monthly. That amount will be paid over the course of your court case to fit your needs. There is no additional cost to pay by credit card or by payment plan. The total cost will not increase or change simply because a client chooses to pay by payment plan. We also provide other types of financing options and payment plans to fit most budgets.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I stay up to date with all the changes in the law. As an attorney being educated is the biggest aid in being successful.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I had a passion for the law and I knew I could make a difference in people's lives.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Common types of jobs I do for my clients would be, handling court proceedings, and working out deals with the prosecutors.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A client was charged with an OWI (operating while intoxicating) and the officers had no breathalyzer or blood results we won it at trial.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My advice would be to make sure your attorney is knowledgable on the subject matter and listens to your concerns.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish client's knew that there is a lot of behind the scenes work. While some may not know it, many things are handled with the court before they even show up.