My introduction to Attorney Waldbaum was on a Saturday afternoon in February 2010, when my son, an 18 yr old college student, informed my wife and me that he had been stopped for OUI-Drugs (marijuana) the night before. He was due in court at 9am Monday morning and Joe spent a great deal of time talking us through what to expect and gathering the necessary information to represent my son.
While this was difficult in itself, the situation turned worse when my son was stopped a second time less than six weeks later for the same offense – this time on a Sunday evening. Joe again spent the time to inform us of what we would likely face in court on Monday morning and the news was not good.
Due to the first charge being unresolved and now a second arrest, it was likely that the prosecutor would seek jail time for my son because of his bail violation. Joe was able to strike a deal on Monday that kept my son out of jail in exchange for my son agreeing not to drive and being subject to random drug testing until the two cases were resolved. From this point on Joe developed a strategy to seek the best possible outcome for my son. He identified the risks/rewards of multiple strategies and engaged each of us along the way to gain our acceptance and/or objections.
Ultimately, based upon Joe’s recommendation, my son decided (with our support) to accept a CWOF on his first arrest. Joe believed that he had a strong defense for the second case and proceeded to work on a winning strategy. Through multiple court appearances, legal arguments and motions that lasted for over a year, finally in April 2011, my son’s case was going to be heard before a trial by Judge. Joe was confident that he had a strong case, and that it was going to be heard by a reasonable judge, and as my son was being called into the courtroom, the prosecutor asked to speak with Joe.
The nightmare was finally over as Joe came back with the news that the case was being dismissed. I believe that Joe’s frankness and straightforward approach in explaining the possible outcomes to my son, made a tremendous impact on him and has helped him to make the necessary changes in his life that he needed to make. Thanks to Attorney Waldbaum, he will be able to move forward without the added burden of an OUI conviction on his record.
I would recommend Joe to anyone in need of strong representation as it was clear to me that he was knowledgeable of both the complex laws regarding OUI and the process to follow to gain a favorable result.
Signed, an extremely grateful parent, and if needed you can reach me at Dalynews1@gmail.com should you have any questions or doubt about choosing Attorney Waldbaum.