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Professional and Personal Attention “Aaron called me quickly and reviewed my case with me thoroughly. He did all of the leg work to set up appointments and handle both the Court and DMV requirements. He always made me feel like a deserving citizen rather than a criminal! He was very responsive throughout the length of our engagement, taking time to respond by phone and by email with any and all details that I needed or asked for. I had an extremely positive outcome in both my Court and DMV meetings. I know that I would not have won either of those hearings without the professional and personal attention that Aaron gave in both of these courts while representing me. Thank you Aaron for giving me my life back!”

A Satisfied Client

Excellent Experience and Knowledge. “I went to Aaron with a DUI/Hit and Run Charge. Aaron kept me very informed throughout the entire court proceedings. He got back to all of my questions in a timely manner and is very professional. He was able to get my charges dropped down to a Misdemeanor Hit and Run and I never had to miss a single day of work. I highly recommend Aaron Bortel if you end up in a situation similar to mine.”

A DUI Client

Go with the best!!. “Don’t bother shopping around; Aaron Bortel truly is the expert. My friend’s BAC was .30 and she was able to have the DUI case completely dismissed. In addition, she won her DMV hearing and did not suffer a suspended license. This was incredible because, it did not affect her insurance and she had no community service. That’s what I call results!! … He addressed all my friends’ questions and concerns were handled courteously and promptly. Aaron eased my friends mind and made the whole process very simple. He is a savior and we were extremely grateful! I highly recommend Aaron Bortel to anyone in this type of situation. Again Aaron – many, many thanks!”

A DUI Client

I got a chance to fight in court against the system and won. “I was in the stadium parking lot after the 49er game sitting in my truck with my wife when a man approached my vehicle yelling that I bumped his rear passenger corner bumper. I explained to the man I was not driving and the truck was parked and not on, we began to yell and it got intense very fast, the security showed up during our yelling and soon after the police they separated us and gave me a sobriety balance exam that I failed, I was asked some questions and arrested and placed into custody.

My blood was withdrawn for an alcohol test at the police station in a holding room by a lady then I sat around for 8 hours and released. At the arraignment hearing I pled not guilty and was told to show up in a week for trial arrangements.

I sat in my car and began to research DUI lawyers and reading reviews after narrowing my search to about five lawyers I decided on my gut instinct and chose Aaron Bortel. It took eight months for the trial but during that time he communicated with me and kept me up to date with the progressions of the case and made all the DMV arrangements and extensions for me.

In the end the case was sent back to the D.A office for a second review and they refused to dismiss the case and I did not want to go through the whole thing again so we agreed to take a lesser charge and ended up pleading guilty to a “dry wreck less” which doesn’t count as a prior and a lot less cheaper than DUI fees and no classes, no community service, no ignition device and no suspended license, he won my DMV hearing that I never had to attend. I went with my instincts and i got a chance to fight in court against the system and won. Thank you Aaron.”

Hugo

I will say that Aaron was a lifesaver in a huge time of need. “I have never been involved in any type of legal matters or ever had a lawyer before for that matter so I don’t have much to compare Aaron to; however, I will say that Aaron was a lifesaver in a huge time of need.

I contacted Aaron after doing research and finding out my license was suspended at the time of me being charged while driving under the Influence. I looked online and found out jail time may be required for this offense depending on the ruling so as you can imagine I was very hectic and stressed out. I called a handful of lawyers and made my decision on how sounded the most authentic as that would give me the best gut feeling, and I felt very confident by picking Aaron based on the fact he was the only one that told me to check other options and decide what was best for me.

Long story short, Aaron was extremely responsive the whole duration of the process. He was very knowledgeable and provided me with all the options. Most importantly to me he was very reassuring and I always felt like I had a great resource on my side.

He was able to get my charges reduced to a Wet and Reckless based on his expertise and great reputation. I would recommend Aaron to anyone without a flinch of the eye!”

Jonathan

Don’t think twice. Hire this man. “I am a 50 year old single white female who just recently moved to Marin County. It was a job related move. I am in sales. I NEED to drive in order to do my job. Using Public Transportation is NOT an option. So when I got a DUI less than 30 days of moving to Marin, I was absolutely devastated. Most of my closest friends and my family live on the East Coast. I was completely alone and frightened. I knew I needed to hire an attorney. I immediately got online and googled DUI attorneys. I found three in Marin County. I made an appointment with each of them.

Aaron Bortel was the last attorney I met with. I knew almost immediately after meeting him that he was “the guy”…and you will too. He emits honesty and integrity, characteristics not typically synonymous with “lawyer”. Even after I agreed to hire Mr. Bortel, I was overwhelmed with the whole process between the DMV and the Court…I knew I had to just trust him. After he reviewed the police report and the video of my FST’s, he recommended that we do not try to fight this in court. A decision that I had to accept despite my disappointment.

However, here’s what he did do: I never lost my driving privileges (in some cases you can’t drive for up to a month or longer), I did not have to do any community service, and I only had to complete 10 weeks of DUI classes. My last class is tomorrow night. And after hearing other people’s stories, I became increasingly aware of how fortunate I was that Aaron Bortel was my attorney. Don’t think twice. Hire this man. You will be so thankful you did.”

A DUI Client

Aaron Bortel made a huge problem in my life go away. “After being arrested for DUI and having no idea how to represent myself, I immediately called several attorneys the morning I was released. I was impressed that, not only did Aaron return my call personally but within ten to fifteen minutes. (Only two others got back to me and not in a timely fashion).

I explained what had happened and Aaron told me there were a couple things that didn’t sound right, and he was very confident we could win in court. Well, he was right. Even though my breath alcohol level was .15% (almost twice the legal limit) he won the Motion to Suppress and the court case was dismissed. He also won the DMV hearing. As a result of Aaron’s great work, there was no conviction, no license suspension, no fines, and no points. 100% WIN. Aaron Bortel made a huge problem in my life go away. I can’t thank him enough.”

A DUI Client

Aaron was able to help me keep my driver’s license! “I was referred to Aaron by a work colleague who was familiar with Aaron’s skills as a DUI attorney. From the first moment I walked into his office and met him, I was impressed. Aaron is very professional, and you can tell that he knows his stuff. He even had a breathalyzer in his office and he explained to me how they worked and where they can be misleading. Since I was a science guy, he also went over how your body metabolizes the alcohol you consume and how it goes into your blood.

In our initial consultation, he asked me details about my arrest and answered every question that I had (which was a lot). I was very nervous about my arrest, especially since I am not from the U.S., I was just here visiting when I was arrested for DUI. He told me what possible outcomes he thought he could get from the charges, and what kind of time frame I should expect. I felt very comfortable with my decision to hire Aaron after walking out of his office after our first meeting.

Aaron kept me informed every time there was a development on my case. In each event, he would describe the situation and let me know what to expect next. When it came time to for Aaron to talk to the D.A. about my case, Aaron was able to have my charges significantly reduced at the first hearing. Given my situation, it was a very good outcome, and I was able to accept the charges, pay a small fine and move on.

The best part of this entire process was that Aaron was able to help me keep my drivers license! I am very grateful for the help that Aaron provided, and I highly recommend him to anyone needing help with DUI charges.”

A DUI Client

I didn’t even have to show up once to court. “Arrested for DUI in SF but did not live there. Had some worries regarding making and attending the court dates especially since I did not live there and travel often for work. Glad to know that my case, although it took some time, was dismissed (DMV) thanks to Aaron. Also I did not have to change my life and daily routine because of this incident all thanks to a very knowledgeable attorney. I was able to get a temporary license and finally get back my real license and I didn’t even have to show up once to court.”

A DUI Client

Thank you Aaron for giving me my life back! “I did not know Aaron prior to requiring his services. I did speak to another lawyer about him and he came highly recommended.

Aaron called me quickly and reviewed my case with me thoroughly. He did all of the leg work to set up appointments and handle both the Court and DMV requirements. He always made me feel like a deserving citizen rather than a criminal! He was very responsive throughout the length of our engagement, taking time to respond by phone and by email with any and all details that I needed or asked for. I had an extremely positive outcome in both my Court and DMV meetings. I know that I would not have won either of those hearings without the professional and personal attention that Aaron gave in both of these courts while representing me. Thank you Aaron for giving me my life back!”

A DUI Client

He gave me good advice and kept me very calm. “Aaron made my DUI case go very smooth, he has well knowledge of the court system and works hard to give you the best results. I didn’t even have to show up to court or to the DMV hearing. We all know how time consuming this can be especially if you have a busy schedule. I didn’t even take one day off from work he took care of all the appearances.

He gave me good advice and kept me very calm. One of the reasons I picked Aaron was because I got my DUI the day before Christmas Eve which was a Friday. We all know how busy everybody is with their loved ones during those times. On Saturday which was Christmas eve I called a whole bunch of lawyers and they were all answering services telling me that I wouldn’t be able to talk to their lawyer until after the holidays , but not Aaron he took my call that same day and gave me all the advice I needed. He stayed on the phone with me for like an hour or so and wasn’t rushing me.

I would definitely recommend him to any one that has to go through a DUI. I was very scared because I taught I was done. i was very intoxicated when I got pulled over and that was the cause of my refusal. He fought through thick and thin and not only did my refusal get dropped at court and at DMV I kept my license without a suspension; thus saving my job. Thanks to Aaron I can go on with my life.”

A DUI Client

Aaron Bortel is the attorney for you! “Simply stated, Aaron Bortel is one of the finest DUI attorneys specializing in DUI cases. I hired Aaron after my DUI arrest (.12 BAC). Initially, after my arrest, I really had no idea how to proceed in finding a good lawyer to represent my case. Thankfully, a very close friend sent me Aarons profile link. After reading his simple, yet very informative link, I immediately had a very good feeling about him so I gave him a call. He almost immediately called me back, and from that first conversation, Aaron was nothing short of amazing!

He literally made what could have been one of the worst experiences in my life, into one that became a positive, less heartbreaking one. I owe him MANY thanks for my life! I can never say quite enough about the talented Mr. Bortel, however, if you are in the unfortunate position of getting arrested for a DUI, look no further. Aaron Bortel is the attorney for you!”

K. Haynes

I was very satisfied with his services. “Aaron was very straight forward with his assessment of the situation. The outcome of the case was as he predicted. I was very satisfied with his services.”

Jonathan N.

Aaron was GREAT with my father’s case. “Aaron was GREAT with my father’s case. I had never been in trouble with the law, didn’t know what to do or what the process was we called Aaron told him the story and he was able to help my family and I. Thank you Aaron.”

Johanna

He is clearly very experienced with handling DUIs. “If you’re like me, picking an attorney to handle your DUI case is difficult. I had no past experiences with attorneys let alone DUIs nor did any of my close friends or family. Therefore all I could do was read reviews, speak directly with a few options, and compare rates. That said, I clearly made the right choice for a few reasons.

I submitted to a blood test which came back with a BAC of 1.1. I got pulled over in San Mateo County on 101 by CHP which as I understand is not the most sympathetic county to DUI offenders. Long story short, Aaron got it down to a wet reckless which was huge based on the difference in penalties. He also won the DMV hearing.

Throughout the process he was accessible, knowledgeable and honest about my options, prospects, and best courses of action. He is clearly very experienced with handling DUIs which is very important to confirm with any attorney you decide to choose. He also handled my case personally which is not always the case with other DUI attorneys who as I understand will take your money and then delegate your case to a less experienced associate. And to top it off, his rates are extremely reasonable and competitive based on the rates quoted to me by other attorneys.

At the very least I would give him a call and talk about your case. He spent a fair amount of time with me over the phone free of charge and explained to me what I could expect as well as what he brings to the table as a DUI attorney. All in all it was as good of an experience as one can expect when faced with what is a pretty stressful and unfortunate situation.”

David

Mr. Bortel is the real deal! “My career is a Professional Driver and that I need my license.

So several months ago I went to a 49ers game, well when I was leaving I got pulled over and arrested for a DUI. My B.A.C was 1.5. The very next day I hired Mr. Bortel. He immediately relieved 100% of my stress and worries! He gave me tons of information and walked through all the procedures with the DMV and Court step by step.

My case was pretty cut and dry, I was double the legal limit while driving. So I’m thinking there’s not much hope, but Mr. Bortel showed his talents and got my 1.5 dropped.

Listen Mr. Bortel is the real deal! He’s the lawyer that walks into the court room, and makes you wish he was representing you. I’m 100% grateful and pleased with the outcome of this case! And even after my case was over, he helped me set up an affordable payment plan for the fine. Mr. Bortel is an EXCELLENT lawyer, I recommend him to anyone. When you’re going through one of the toughest times in your life, why not get the BEST in the business to help you.”

Zachary L.

Very professional. “Aaron made a very difficult time in my life somewhat bearable by providing realistic outcomes and knowledgeable facts on what what to expect after my dui. He was always responsive even after 1.5years after the incident! Very professional and had great insight throughout the entire process.”

A DUI Client

I was extremely happy with the work that Aaron Bortel did for me. “I was extremely happy with the work that Aaron Bortel did for me. His knowledge in the field of DUI law and DMV administrative actions is unsurpassed.

Aaron is attentive to his clients and extremely responsive when questions need to be addressed. Whenever I had a question or concern about my case, Aaron would return my calls almost immediately.

Getting arrested for a DUI and worrying how that would affect my future caused extreme emotional stress for me, Aaron empathized with that and guided me calmly through the criminal and DMV process that lead to a successful outcome.

I was amazed how Aaron knew the Judge, prosecutor, and DMV Hearing Officer in my case. His past dealings with all these people clearly helped get results that were much better than I could have ever imagined.

I would highly recommend Aaron Bortel to anyone who needed help with a DUI legal matter.”

Christopher

Aaron Bortel helped save my life. “Aaron Bortel helped save my life. After my third dui I was hopeless. I knew that I was looking at a prison term and I felt that my life as I knew it was over. Fate intervened. Through the internet I was lead to Mr. Bortel. Our interview was informative. Over the next year Mr. Bortel both fought in and out of court for me. He advised that I seek help and change my life. After countless conversations I finally took his advice. To my surprise it worked and the court system responded. I did not go to prison. I didn’t even do any jail time. I remain sober and grateful to this day.”

Adam H.

He took care of everything for us and saved my license! “This lawyer was recommended to my fiancé by a friend and couldn’t have fulfilled our expectations more. Upon the first visit he was highly knowledgeable of the proceedings and what was to happen after the incident.

He made us feel comfortable, confident, and secure, while at the same time not making huge claims right from the beginning. He gave off the impression of experience in this field and won our case for us. He is easy to talk to, thorough, understanding and does not make you feel inferior. He stayed in touch with us throughout the entire process, updating us on everything that was happening, and besides the initial meeting, we did not have to do much more. He took care of everything for us and saved my license! Could not have been happier and more satisfied.

I am highly confident that Aaron takes his job seriously and will do as much as he can for anyone who has DUI.”

A DUI Client

Mr. Bortel kept me at ease. “When I looked for a lawyer to take my case, I decided to take on Mr. Bortel due to the fact that he was prompt in returning my inquiries. I also felt like he was honest in his pricing, knowledge and skill base.

All throughout this harrowing process, Mr. Bortel kept me at ease, kept me on the road and came through with his promises. His skill in negotiating my case due to his solid reputation with his peers and ability was paramount to getting my charges reduced and being able to move on from this unfortunate incident.

Mr. Bortel also worked with me financially. He set up a payment plan and was very flexible and kind if I trouble making the monthly bill.

Although I plan on not using Mr. Bortel’s services in the future, I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who requires his assistance.”

Sara

He is one of the best, without question. “I am a college graduate and professional student who made the mistake of getting behind the wheel after a round of golf and drinking. Aaron was able to save my degree, career and life by getting my charges reduced from a DUI. I owe Mr. Bortel a huge debt of gratitude for quickly, personably, and professionally handling my case. He is one of the best, without question.”

A DUI Client

He saved me a lot of time and money! “Aaron followed through with everything he promised. I was always 100% informed on my case progress and he always took time to explain complexities to me. I could not have been happier with the outcome of my case. He saved me a lot of time and money! He was worth every penny!”

A DUI Client

He will save you a lot of stress and personal anguish. “Aaron was incredibly helpful and understanding throughout the entire process. I had gotten a DUI after making a wrong turn and getting stuck between the gates of a DUI checkpoint. I blew just over a .08, and later the blood work came back at .09. I hired Aaron to handle my case and I couldn’t be more pleased that I did. Not only did he get all charges dropped from the county, but from the DMV as well. No loss of license, no fines, no alcohol classes, nothing!

Aaron was supportive and responsive, and I would strongly recommend that anyone who is going through this work with Aaron. He will save you a lot of stress and personal anguish… take it from me!”

A DUI Client

He handled the case very well. “I contracted Aaron Bortel to represent me in Sonoma as I live in NY and did not want to travel back and forth to court. He handled the case very well and did exactly what he said. I was very happy with the results and recommend Aaron. I made a serious mistake and Aaron kept it off my record with a much better outcome.”

A DUI Client

Thanks Aaron. “Aaron helped me get through my 4th DUI debacle. I was expecting a 2 to 3 year prison sentence; however Aaron helped me stay working and provide for my family. He’s an expert at all things DUI and is miles ahead of the 3 previous attorneys I hired for previous cases. I would whole-heartedly recommend Aaron for any cases he works on. Thanks Aaron.”

A DUI Client

His ability to listen, be sensitive, and provide clear and appropriate advice was appreciated. “Aaron was recommended to me and my wife by a business partner and though my expectations were high, Aaron’s ability to build trust, gain my admiration and prove his worth through focus, determination and success exceeded those expectations by an incalculable amount. His ability to listen, be sensitive, and provide clear and appropriate advice was appreciated more than I could ever express. I consider myself a good judge of character and without a doubt we have gained something from Aaron passing through our lives that you could otherwise not purchase on purpose.

One day if chaos ever meets Main Street, I will have one eye open for Aaron to partner with in problem solving.”

A DUI Client

I had great results. “Aaron was very knowledgeable with the DUI process and took care of anything for me. He attended courts, sent me appropriate documentation, and was very responsive to any questions that I had. I had great results and would recommend him to anyone who got a borderline DUI.”

A DUI Client

Aaron was very knowledgeable and personable. “When I was arrested for my DUI, the first thing I did when I got home was to start calling lawyers specializing in DUI cases. Of the offices I called, a couple mentioned Aaron in passing because he had recently won a particularly difficult case with the city of San Francisco. After hearing this, I called Aaron back and set up an appointment.

Aaron was very knowledgeable and personable. He put a lot of my fears and ease and talked my through a lot of my angst over what the process was, what I could expect and what I should do. He walked me through the best and worst case scenarios as well some more likely scenarios (neither best nor worst case). He seemed especially knowledgeable on the science side of things (toxicology, blood work, etc).

Aaron was a busy guy throughout the case but was always prompt to respond to emails. In the end, Aaron won my criminal case and my DMV hearing.

I hope I don’t need him again….but he will stay in my phonebook, just in case.”

A DUI Client

I highly recommend him for anyone in the bay area. “A friend recommended Mr. Bortel and had nothing but great things to say. I have to agree. Not only was he personable and easy to talk to but very diligent!

I highly recommend him for anyone in the bay area.”

A DUI Client

I highly recommend him to anyone needing help with DUI charges. “I was referred to Aaron by a work colleague who was familiar with Aaron’s skills as a DUI attorney. From the first moment I walked into his office and met him, I was impressed.

Aaron is very professional, and you can tell that he knows his stuff. He even had a breathalyzer in his office and he explained to me how they worked and where they can be misleading. Since I was a science guy, he also went over how your body metabolizes the alcohol you consume and how it goes into your blood. In our initial consultation, he asked me details about my arrest and answered every question that I had (which was a lot). I was very nervous about my arrest, especially since I am not from the U.S., I was just here visiting when I was arrested for DUI. He told me what possible outcomes he thought he could get from the charges, and what kind of time frame I should expect.

I felt very comfortable with my decision to hire Aaron after walking out of his office after our first meeting. Aaron kept me informed every time there was a development on my case. In each event, he would describe the situation and let me know what to expect next. When it came time to for Aaron to talk to the D.A. about my case, Aaron was able to have my charges significantly reduced at the first hearing. Given my situation, it was a very good outcome, and I was able to accept the charges, pay a small fine and move on.

The best part of this entire process was that Aaron was able to help me keep my drivers license! I am very grateful for the help that Aaron provided, and I highly recommend him to anyone needing help with DUI charges.”

A DUI Client

He knows his stuff and he’s a nice guy to boot. “Someone very close to me chose Aaron to represent him for a DUI. He had interviewed several of San Francisco’s best DUI/criminal defense attorneys before settling on Aaron and it turned out to be one of the best decisions of his life.Aaron walked him through the entire process (lots of moving pieces, even and especially after the court decision) and was always available to answer questions. He knows his stuff and he’s a nice guy to boot.My friend got the best possible legal outcome for his situation and will be able to put this experience behind him much sooner because of Aaron’s expertise.”

Justin R.

I did not have to change my life. “Arrested for DUI in SF but did not live there. Had some worries regarding making and attending the court dates especially since I did not live there and travel often for work. Glad to know that my case, although it took some time, was dismissed (DMV) thanks to Aaron. Also I did not have to change my life and daily routine because of this incident all thanks to a very knowledgeable attorney. I was able to get a temporary licences and finally get back my real license and I didn’t even have to show up once to court.”

Adam L.

Thanks to Aaron I can go on with my life. “Aaron made my DUI case go very smooth, he has well knowledge of the court system and works hard to give you the best results . I didn’t even have to show up to court or to the DMV hearing. We all know how time consuming this can be especially if you have a busy schedule.I didn’t even take one day off from work he took care of all the appearances. He gave me good advice and kept me very calm.

One of the reasons I picked Aaron was because I got my DUI the day before Christmas eve which was a Friday. We all know how busy everybody is with their loved ones during those times. On saturday which was Christmas eve I called a whole bunch of lawyers and they were all answering services telling me that I wouldn’t be able to talk to their lawyer until after the holidays , but not Aaron he took my call that same day and gave me all the advice I needed. He stayed on the phone with me for like an hour or so and wasn’t rushing me.

I would defenetly recommend him to any one that has to go through a DUI. I was very scared because I taught I was done. i was very intoxicated when I got pulled over and that was the cause of my refusal. He fought through thick and thin and not only did my refusal get dropped @ court and @ DMV I kept my licence without a suspension. Thus saving my job.Thanks to Aaron I can go on with my life.”

Austin L.

He always made me feel like a deserving citizen rather than a criminal! “I did not know Aaron prior to requiring his services. I did speak to another lawyer about him and he came highly recommended.Aaron called me quickly and reviewed my case with me thoroughly. He did all of the leg work to set up appointments and handle both the Court and DMV requirements. He always made me feel like a deserving citizen rather than a criminal! He was very responsive throughout the length of our engagement, taking time to respond by phone and by email with any and all details that I needed or asked for.

I had an extremely positive outcome in both my Court and DMV meetings. I know that I would not have won either of those hearings without the professional and personal attention that Aaron gave in both of these courts while representing me. Thank you Aaron for giving me my life back!”

Jimmy Y.

Disclaimer: These testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.