Our 18 year old son was cited a 11357(b) ticket for possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and was facing losing his driver's license for 1 year as well as the fine, penalty assessments and court costs. We hired Jessica to represent our son and the outcome was an excellent, superior result! The whole process could not have gone any smoother for us nor the outcome any greater. We can't thank you enough Jessica, we know you had to work hard in order to reach the dismissal of our son's charge. You are a fighter and truly dedicated to your profession. Unsure of the exact course of action we should take, we started looking for a lawyer who specialized in cases like ours and we found Jessica. Jessica was a breath of fresh air in the lawyers we interviewed. She was pleasant, all business, with a no nonsense approach to strategies we could take. We explained our concerns about the impact this citation would have on our son’s future endeavors and she recommended several strategies that we could use to mitigate the most severe results. While the strategy chosen was actually the riskiest and most complex, that path resulted in a dismissal of the charge, no impact to his ability to drive to his job and college, and no impact to his ability to freely apply to any college or for any college funding. Our son was required to attend several programs that exposed him to the hazards and consequences of his behavior and time to reflect on his actions before the dismissal was reached. Jessica’s calm demeanor and down to earth approach, proactive communication and personal availability enabled us to get through this stressful time. We highly recommend Jessica if you face a similar or even more complex legal situation.
Much to my dismay, my husband's foray into the world of medical marijuana resulted in a desperate need for an attorney. I found Jessica McElfresh on the NORML website and, from the first phone call, found her to be direct and knowledgeable. We interviewed several lawyers and I ended up retaining her as my attorney. I am SO thankful that I did. She spent a lot of time on my case, collected her own evidence, managed a very difficult witness, and worked to get a deal that will result in a total dismissal of all the charges. She responded to emails nearly instantaneously - even after hours - and telephone calls in less than an hour. I also felt like she always gave me a fair assessment of how the case was progressing and what I could expect. She answered any question I had, even if it were only peripherally related to the case and researched some other issues I was also concerned about. My husband ended up working with two other attorneys, both of whom had more experience and were more expensive. Unfortunately, those two things did not guarantee a better attorney. In comparison, she was clearly the most knowledgeable about our case and the laws surrounding it, the easiest to contact, the most organized, and a real workhorse. She is confident in her skills and will aggressively fight (which might not be apparent just meeting her one-on-one - have no doubt, she's a fighter). If you find yourself in need of a criminal attorney, I'd say look no further - she turns all those bad lawyer stereotypes on their head!
I've know Jessica for 6 years. In that time she has represented me in wide array of scenarios. Jessica routinely contacts me to see how both myself and my family are doing. Additionally, she is very up to date on trends, laws and legislation that can improve your legal situation. Jessica really stood by me and my family through some stressful times for several years. I will always be grateful for this.