I had the need for the services of a good lawyer, as I was facing a DUI charge and with my extensive criminal history, being a person of color I had very little faith In "our justice system" because in my opinion I'd never had a fair shake. I was referred to Ms. Pewitt by another fairly prominent attorney who undersold her as a feisty public defender going on her own (a huge understatement) and worth a call. My DUI was approx. 3 yrs. old and because I'd appealed the original ticket and was reinstated with a new license I thought that it was a done deal, I couldn't of been more wrong.
I was facing mandatory penalties...suspended license, probation, alcohol assessment/ treatment and SR-22, all of these were very very expensive. Right out of the gate Ms. pewitt had a plan of attack,of me taking myself to be assessed, do a UA, then she began calling on experts in 2-3 different fields that I didn't even know existed, in no time at all she was ready to proceed, but we were repeatedly put off for trial which frustrated me as I was eager for it all to be over, but it seemed to make her more assertive & determined, she cited case law time and time again. I felt
the prosecutor was afraid of her, as her knowledge and confidence was very intimidating only because her preparation was outstanding. The DA came with a deal (not a bad one) we decided to turn it down and she again insisted to the judge that my rights were being trampled and she wasn't going to stand for and again stated more cases to prove her point, court was dismissed for the day, on the way home she texted me with a "new deal" which was very acceptable, the following day we entered and the judge's attitude towards me had softened, she was almost apologetic to Ms. Pewitt in a way I'd never ever seen a judge and believe me I've been in front of a lot of judges and had ever witnessed anything even close to that, and for once in my life I left a courtroom feeling that just I'd finally received justice. I can only laugh when I think about her being described as "feisty", she is as fine an attorney as I've ever had or heard of........ She was my big stick.