I called a hand full of lawyers when I found myself in hot water over something that was completely by accident. Mark Sherman called me directly himself early the very next morning - it was late when I left him a message so this is to be expected. I was pleasantly surprised to hear from him so quickly - the others mostly blew off my call and did not call me back. This was a feather in Marks hat, so +1 for quick responses.
Mark had me come to his office to explain all the details. Over a period of a year and a couple of months, Mark systematically broke everything down and worked on each piece of my case, dismantling the opposition as he went. Mark is an extremely competent lawyer, and has a vast pool of knowledge to draw from if he is unsure of anything - his father is a lawyer with a firm, and he has his own firm with a lot of competent lawyers working for him, and with him on all cases.
If you want a REAL lawyer, you hire Mark Sherman. If you want to get railroaded and a worst case scenerio, you just keep riding along with that 'public defender' who is 'defending' 1000 other people besides yourself. You don't get the best results unless you pay the money for a REAL lawyer, and Mark Sherman is who you should consider hiring.
Mark will keep you informed, he will work with you every step of the way and show you all your options. Mark will fight for you, for the best outcome - he knows the ins and outs of the court system, the judges, prosecutors, etc. You can count on Mark to follow through for you. Does it cost a bit of money? Yes, but is your freedom at stake? What about felonies or misdemeanors on your record? If he can keep you free and keep your record clear, he will, and it's worth it.
If you're reading this and your a$$ is in a sling, call Mark. You will be glad you did.