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I am truly impressed with Paula Hough. From our very first conversation, I knew she was the attorney I want to represent my teenaged son. From start to finish, Paula made me feel that my son’s case was important to her. She took time explaining the tickets and charges in detail. She also laid out… her expectations in preparation of the trial. She answered all my questions and explained answers to questions I didn’t know to ask. The proficiency, professionalism, and understanding I received from her and her firm is unmatched (Thank you Greg & Jennifer). Not to mention the fee’s are very reasonable compared to others attorneys I contacted. On court day the officer was kind and honest about the character of my son the day he issued him the tickets. Paula was able to get the Misdemeanor Class ll ticket dismissed and the Reckless Driving ticket reduced. My son will pay a $100 fine+court cost. No suspended license and no jail time. My son and I are forever thankful for your representation. I must also add… After the court preceedings were over, Paula left to head off to another case in a different jurisdiction while my son and I was awaiting payment instructions in the cashier’s office, a discrepancy came up with the clerk of court. We were confused and we didn’t know what to do. I immediately called Paula’s office for assistance. I spoke with Jen and no kidding, within 20 minutes of our call Greg showed up to the Courthouse. He handled everything right away and he provided us clarity. Honestly, I love this team. They are
Top Notch, going above and beyond. We highly recommend Bernstein and Hough, PC. Thank you! Read more “Forever Thankful!!!”
RPD Officer Ticketed Me For A Wreckless Driving Charge
I was on my way off the Highway and failed to obey the No Left Turn traffic sign. Attempted to cross over and an oncoming car from out of nowhere ended up hitting my Vehicle in the rear-end, which resulted in an accident. The passenger in the other car stated that they were Okay. The… RPD Officer wrote me up for Wreckless Driving which could have resulted to 1 year in jail and a Class 5 Misdemeanor. I have a clean Driving record and Background. I contacted Attorney Paula Bernstein-Hough via email on the weekend and She contacted me on the same weekend. She was recommended by my Sister. I gave her my background as a 13 year Marine Corp Veteran-Owner of a small business and have worked in the Security industry for years. Attorney Paula Bernstein-Hough advised me accordingly in going to Driving School. She stated that she was going for a Dismissal or getting the Ticket charge dropped to failure to Obey the Traffic Sign as a first time offender, being that I have a clean Driving record. She also stated that I wouldn’t have to appear in Court due to She would represent me. I received an email on the appointed Court date and case was Dismissed, only had to pay Court costs and Attorney fees of course. I just wanted to say that if you’re in need of Traffic Attorney Services this Attorney her Team are 5 Stars Plus. Read more “RPD Officer Ticketed Me For A Wreckless Driving Charge”
Ask for Paula!
Paula was the Best Lawyer I’ve ever had. From the start she guided me correctly. I got clocked at a 98/70 I left the court with the lowest traffic violation. She did very well in court and she also cared about me as a person. After I got My ticket lowered she was more excited… then I was. (Which shows to me that she really cares about her job and how well she does.) I’ve never gone to court before however, Not once was I lost throughout this whole process because of how she held my hand Read more “Ask for Paula!”
My son referred me to
My son referred me to Paula to help with a reckless driving charge. I live out of state and knew I would need a lawyer. Paula responded promptly to all my emails. She gave me a list of recommendations, such as attending an online driving course and included all the pertinent links. I did what… she suggested and the charges were dropped. I felt as though I was in expert hands from the very start which was wonderful as I would have spent 3 months stressing otherwise. I highly recommend her. Read more “My son referred me to”
I retained BernsteinHough to represent my mother on a reckless driving ticket. They could not have gotten a better result. They maintained communication so we knew just what to expect. They were also able to resolve the matter without my mother (who lives out of state) having to appear in court. I couldn’t be happier… with the quality of their representation. Read more “Fantastic Representation!”
Took care of my VA Reckless Driving for Speeding over 80
I found Mr. Hough through the letters you get after you get the reckless driving misdemeanor charge in Virginia. He answered my call, answered all my questions and advised me to take the driving course ahead of the hearing to improve my chances. He was the only lawyer who suggested doing the course proactively instead… of waiting to be sentenced to it and I appreciated that. His price was comparable to the others I called, but his advice was better. Mr. Hough got my ticket reduced to a non-moving violation, avoiding the misdemeanor and the points. Best possible outcome overall. His office also stayed in touch with me the whole time. Read more “Took care of my VA Reckless Driving for Speeding over 80”
Best Possible Outcome!
When I faced a charge of Reckless Driving, I initially considered going into court without an attorney. After talking to friends, and researching the issues online, I decided I would be better off hiring representation, and was led to Mr. Hough on the recommendation of another attorney/friend of mine. From the initial consultation, the people… at BernsteinHough impressed me with their reassuring competence and warmth. They gathered information, suggested I take certain steps to help my own case (Defensive Driving class, letters of support from associates) and assembled an appropriate file to bring to the hearing. Each encounter I had along the way, either with attorneys or staff members, was consistently professional, but also personalized and friendly. I had hoped going in that Mr. Hough would be able to help get my charge reduced, saving me additional embarrassment along with heavy fines and future insurance costs. My case was ultimately dismissed, which was of course the best possible outcome. It’s rare that what happens is beyond what is either expected or promised, and I very much appreciate the efforts of Mr. Hough and his entire staff. I recommend BernsteinHough without hesitation. Read more “Best Possible Outcome!”
Excellent communication and result
Great communication and information about the process. Called me back quickly after first contact online and took everything from there. Didn’t need to show up to court, and everything went according to expectations. Very happy
I contacted Paula to help my daughter with a reckless driving ticket. From the first contact she eased my fears and guided us in every step. She is very knowledgeable, patient and understanding. She explained all the possible outcomes and how we would handle each one. In the end she after she presented everything she… was able to have it dismissed. Hopefully I never need an attorney again but I will definitely use her. I 100% trust her. Read more “Excellent attorney!”
A great choice!
Greg Hough took on my case without hesitation. He provided me a a great consultation over the phone with no fee attached and was extremely helpful. I spoke with multiple lawyers including Greg, but he was the only one that immediately made me feel comfortable and very well-informed, as he explained everything in great detail,… and gave me all options up front and in simple terms. Greg and his office stayed in constant communication with me throughout the process and helped me through the time and responsibilities that I needed to complete, leading up to my trial. After being charged with a Reckless Driving Misdemeanor, Greg appeared in court on my behalf and helped get my charge reduced to an improper driving traffic violation. I am extremely grateful for Greg and his law office for helping me as an out-of-state driver who had not previously encountered a charge like this. He made me feel in control of the situation, and confirmed that he was the right choice of attorney by following through and getting me the results that we had set as our goal. Thank you! Read more “A great choice!”
Professional, effective, and very kind!
Paula was wonderful, I would recommend her to anyone who needs representation for traffic related legal matters. She was always easy to get in touch with, incredibly fast to respond to any questions, and very friendly. She made a potentially very stressful situation much easier to deal with based on her friendly demeanor and knowledge.… She got my case totally dismissed with no fines or court costs. She is worth her fees 10x over! Read more “Professional, effective, and very kind!”
I am very pleased with the results of my case. I was originally cited for speeding 74/55. Ms. Paula Hough was very easy to talk to and exceeded my expectations. My citation was reduced to a non moving violation. I would highly recommend being represented by this law firm! Everything was first class and professional.… I’d give 6 out of 5 stars if I could! Read more “Speeding Ticket”
I want to give a very special thanks to attorney Gregory Ray Hough for doing everything he did to get my charges dropped. I was almost charged with a misdemeanor by a serious traffic violation. I never even had to appear in court because he took care of everything. When I found out everything was… dismissed I shouted out in joy. Second chances are amazing. Thanks again Mr. Hough, I’ll keep you in mind if my friends and family need you again !! Read more “Thank You”
Mr. Hough represented me for a reckless driving ticket in Caroline County VA, I lived out of state. I was very pleased that he was able to get my charge from a class 1 misdemeanor to a simple driving infraction. He and his team were always pleasant and answered and questions I had in a… timely manor. Read more “Great lawyer”
VERY RECOMMENDED ATTORNEY!!!
I’m glad I hired Mr. Hough to represent my case. Our conversation was clear and understanding. Their team was really friendly and they answered all my questions in a timely manner. I’ve got a reckless driving ticket which was reduced just to regular ticket with no points. I’m really satisfied with the results.
Got the job done
I first heard of Gregory from a letter I got in the mail. I consulted him about my case and what he thought my possible options were. He made it really clear what the costs were and what tasks I had to do before my case. He said that he could dismiss my case if… I followed his instructions and that was exactly what he was able to do. I am extremely happy with the outcome and the way we conducted business. I would definitely recommend him again! Read more “Got the job done”
Case dismissed! Should be all that needs to be said. However that wouldn’t be fair to Ms. Hough. I was recently was charged with a Class # 3 felony and was looking at 20 years in prison. Wow talk about being worried. This lady lawyer can smell B.S. like a shark smells blood. She wasn’t… having it either. She stood up like a Boss to the bogus charge and took on the powerful establishment and had all charges dismissed. Case Closed. Now that what I call results. Ms. Hough exceeded all my expectations and I’m sure she can do the same for you. Thank you Ms. Hough! Read more “Brillant!”
No surprises, except a good one
Awesome! I was very satisfied. A court of law is an intimidating place as you all know. Glad that my case was handled with minimal effort! Would definitely recommend.
Wreckless driving brought down
I originally had a different attorney but he was activated back to active duty. Mr. Hough answered all my questions and always answered my emails or Returned my phone calls in a timely manner. He dropped my wreckless driving ticket to a speeding infraction. I would recommend Mr. Hough.
This review is to highlight who I believe is one of best criminal defense lawyers in Virginia. After having the criminal defense lawyer I hired be deployed to serve our country as a JAG Officer he handed off his case files to Paula BernsteinHough on very short notice. I was very skeptical at first being… that I was only one week away from court. However, looking back I see that he handed the cases off to the absolute best choice. As someone who has had 20 years of experience in the Federal and State criminal justice system I have seen all types of lawyers, some good, some bad and some great. I would easily put Paula as one of the best. To bring perspective to that statement I have been represented by the same lawyers as the Governor of Connecticut and the Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel to name just a few. Facing sentencing guidelines that called for a period of incarceration of 18-24 months for my first violation I knew that my entire case was going to come down to my lawyer digging deep into my whole story not just the small window that my violation portrayed. Paula spent countless days and NIGHTS working on my case. She was diligent in tracking down all of the relevant information needed to present me with the absolute best defense. Having been through three jury trials in my life I would say that she put as much effort into this revocation hearing as some lawyers put into prep for a jury trial. I saw her no less than three times at the jail, I know that she had several lengthy conversations with the Commonwealth Attorney and answered her phone personally EVERY time I called. On my hearing date there were 39 cases on the docket. Many of which were about 5-10 minutes in length. My case was second to last and lasted a record 30 minutes. Paula called witnesses, submitted 58 pages of evidence and presented one of the best defenses I have ever had in a courtroom. Of the 39 cases called that day I was one of two with the worst-case scenario calling for a lengthy jail sentence. The other guy received the full two years and I was sentenced to 2 months in jail and was only 1 of 5 to go home from jail that day. When I say Paula put everything into my case, I mean that. She left no stone unturned, no loose end flapping in the wind and lived up to her billing as an incredible lawyer. Most people when searching for a lawyer want a Pitbull. Someone who is going to get in there and fight tooth and nail for their freedom. Who is ferocious when needed and can finish what they start. After my experience with Paula I would say that she is a lion. She has an incredible work ethic, is fearless in front of a judge and fights hard no matter the adversity. I have never written a review in my life but I do not hesitate for a second to recommend her to anybody who is reading this review. She is definitely an honorable woman who hits like a 300-pound linebacker when needed. If you need a criminal defense lawyer who is able to make the absolute impossible, possible than she is your woman. Although I will say as a sidebar she does not mince words. She will tell you like it is and in a world where many lawyers will tell you what you want to hear, Paula will not. She will tell you like it is, then get in there and get the job done. Read more “Exceptional Lawyer”
Very good Lawyer
Paula is an extremely helpful and fantastic lawyer. I have a poor driving record and was going 87 in a 75 in Hanover, VA. I got a reckless driving and Paula was able to bump my Reckless Driving (a Class 1 Misdemeanor) to Improper Driving (a traffic infraction). I know have to pay a small… fine and court fee’s thank you so much Paula! Read more “Very good Lawyer”
Felony and Misdemeanor Charge Dismissed!!
I want to say I am extremely happy with the service provided by Mr. Hough. He had taken over my case as favor to attorney Matt Pinsker, who was my original attorney but was unable to continue due to his own personal situation. Mr. Hough was pleasant and calm as I was a nervous wreck… and he sat with prosecutor and then came to tell me they were dismissing felony charge and misdemeanor charges regarding filling out a gun application incorrectly. Serious charges that prosecutor could not prove and they could not show evidence that Mr. Hough asked for. I was sooooo happy as I have never been in trouble with law in 44 years and this was a simple mistake I made that could have cost me everything! I dont know what he and Mr. Pinksker did but I am thankful to them and to the prosecutor for agreeing to not go forward. I’ve read cases where some prosecutors still pursue no matter what and some defense attorneys are quick to plea deal, but not these guys. Highly recommend Mr. Hough and Mr. Pinsker. I will also be hiring Mr. Houghs wife, who is an attorney, to help me restore my gun rights. Great job!!! Thank you all!!! Read more “Felony and Misdemeanor Charge Dismissed!!”
Mr. Hough and his team are the best
Mr. Hough was excellent. He promptly answered all my questions, and gave me excellent advice which I followed to the letter. In court, I got to witness Mr. Hough as he administered several other cases before mine. In each case he spoke calmly while he presented each person’s situation to the judge and in each… case was able to obtain reduced charges and very reasonable results. In my case, I could not be happier with the outcome. I strongly recommend Mr. Hough to anyone who received a speeding ticket or other violation. Read more “Mr. Hough and his team are the best”
Paula was extremely helpful throughout my court endeavors. I at first thought against hiring an attorney for my reckless driving charge, but decided to call a few to get some consultation. Paula walked me through it- what to expect, how I should even go through it if I didn’t hire her (when others would not… unless I hired them) She seemed to really care, and offered affordable rates. After I hired her, she continued to be extremely helpful. Fast responses, ease of mind, and she worked wonders on my case and getting it resolved! Can’t recommend her enough! Read more “Highly recommended!”
Ms. Bernstein and staff were amazing with my fiance’s Reckless driving charge due to medical illness. She got the charges dismissed and my fiancé didn’t even have to show up in court. Communication with Ms. Bernstein and her staff was easy and their response to every email or phone call was always immediate. They made… this process stress-free and we felt like we were in excellent hands from the beginning. I do recommend this firm to anyone who needs a traffic offense lawyer. Read more “Smooth Process”
Excellent Representation for Speeding Ticket
After consultation with several law offices I hired Ms Bernstein Hough to represent me in a speeding ticket case in Caroline County. She and her office outlined a very clear plan to address the matter in court. She provided a series of well defined steps that I was able to follow to prepare for the… court date. Along the way her office staff reached out to address any questions I had and to make sure everything was in place by the court date. She was able to advise me as to whether I should appear in court or whether this was not necessary. She ultimately was able to provide highly effective representation of my case without my presence. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. Her fee was clearly stated up front and was very reasonable. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone facing a similar situation. Read more “Excellent Representation for Speeding Ticket”
Excellent results on my case. Charges dismissed!
I hired Paula Bernstein Hough for a Reckless Driving citation in Hanover County.I received a letter from her practice offering a Free Consultation on the best way to handle my case.I called and left message with her office.I received a call back within a short time(very important to me as I was having anxiety of… this charge) After a brief,but thorough consultation I decided to hire the practice.All of my paperwork and needed information was handled over email.She was wonderful in explaining to me exactly what was needed.I had no hassle preparation and sent everything to her.I touched base to ensure she would represent me in court the day of my case hearing(also wonderful I didn’t have to appear! I live an hour away) I received an email within a few hours of my case hearing that everything was taken care of and what was needed to be done on my end.I highly recommend her to handle any traffic violation. Read more “Reckless Driving”
Very Trustable and Professional
Very professional group. Paula helped us a lot with our son’s case. She was clear, upfront and yet, had a personality of someone you would trust with your son’s situation.
Experience counts, and Paula Hough has the expertise in the traffic case and knowledge inside the Hanover county Court. My son was in an incident coming home from W&M and was caught by the speed trap. Attention to details from very first email exchange [during the weekend] to the last meeting at the courtroom, far… exceeded our expectation and best possible outcome of the incident. With little luck, our case was dropped and my son went on with his college life and I return to my normalcy. Good experience for my son and absolutely appreciation for ‘BernsteinHough, P.C.’ and both Paula Hough the attorney and Jess Kelley who was very helpful gathering necessary information ahead of the court date. Read more “Experience Counts”
My Lawyer gave me advice and directions how my case could be handled. She studied my case carefully and went in deep of it. On the day of the court she was completely prepared and defended me from her heart with her tremendous skills. It was like this was her own case. We succeeded and… won the case. Thank you Ms. Hough for you help and hard work! Read more “Rekless driving”
Greg led me through the court process, went to court for me, had me attend traffic school (I did an online course) and got my case dismissed. While everyone might not be so lucky, Greg will give you the best possible chance for success.
Very clean and proper process
After getting a reckless driver citation around Richmond I received something like 20 solicitations. After narrowing them down to a few I found Gregory Hough to have the experience I was looking for and the fact he was local made him very appealing. When comparing prices to others who were as high as $1500, it… became clear that I needed to feel comfortable with my representation. The higher priced attorney’s never talked me but was had me handled by Legal assistants. I am not saying that they cannot gather the base information but speaking to Greg made a difference and when he quoted his price I was sold. They provided clear instructions and were very responsive. He did not offer a free pass but instead was calming and explained what I could expect. After concluding the steps outlined, they represented me without me having to travel back, another blessing. I had an 89 in a 65 and that was a big ticket. That morning I got the great news that I had been found not guilty. Better news than I expected. Great job, so hire him. Read more “Very clean and proper process”
Excellent service from start to finish
I managed to pick up a speeding ticket in Hopewell County ( Virginia) whilst on vacation from the UK . Being of very good character and not having been in any trouble in my 54 years I was extremely concerned that my offence was in fact Considered criminal in Virginia ! The whole process was… explained in detail and I was kept updated throughout the whole process ! A favourable outcome was achieved . I would like to thank the whole team for their help and although this may seem odd thank the law enforcement of hopewell county for being courteous to me ! Read more “Excellent service from start to finish”
Legal Representation in Richmond District Court
I like to take this time to “Thank” you; Attorney Hough for your firm representing me in the Richmond District Court on yesterday. I understand the orders of the court. I assure you that I will enroll in a driving class and send the proper information and payment to the court’s as order by the… Judge. Your law firm has performed exemplary, and carry out the service of professionalism according to the advertisement letter sent to me. I will watch my speed as I continue to drive. Thank you once again Read more “Legal Representation in Richmond District Court”
Paula Bernstein Hough
Paula did an excellent job with our case. She was knowledgeable, patient with questions, a good communicator, and genuine. She also had good command of the facts of the law and was confident in her work. We trusted her completely and highly recommend her.
Atty. Hough did a an excellent performance in representing me on
my behalf for a wreck less driving violation and I received the minimum about in fines, plus the court fees and his flat rate was
a reasonable amount as far as I was concern. Being out of state, it
was most… important that I found an attorney that I felt would represent me fairly and would do the best he could. Residing far
away in Mass. I had received 11 different letters from attorney’s
in the Henrico, Va. area wanting to represent me and most of them use that scare tactic in their letter by saying, you can be fined up to $2500. or serve 12 months in jail. Atty. Hough’s letter
was nothing like that and was properly and professionally written as far as I was concern. So I checked him out on google to see
his expertise and education etc. and was satisfied and then contacted him by phone from Mass. and I explained my situation to him and was impressed with him during our conversation and he told me his flat rate etc. and I hired him and was satisfied. Read more “Good Job”
Very favorable result
I retained Gregory Hough to represent my son with a speeding ticket he received in Prince George County, Virginia. Mr. Hough and his office were efficient and responsive, the fees were reasonable, and we were very pleased with the outcome. We live out of state, and my son is in college. Mr. Hough was able… to handle the matter for us without the need for us to appear in Virginia. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hough if you need an attorney’s assistance with traffic matters in southern Virginia. Read more “Very favorable result”
Diligent and Seamless Experience during a stressful time
I used Gregory for a reckless driving ticket I received in VA. I am an out of state driver that was here in business. He took a potentially bad experience and was extremely helpful with consulting me on following all the steps that would benefit me at the end. His communication and thourough nature was… a relief. At the end, I received a fine. Great firm and support staff (Jess) was impeccable.
Thank you Read more “Diligent and Seamless Experience during a stressful time”
Greg and his staff were the epitome of professionalism! Quick and concise responses to all my questions, coupled with a legal strategy that got both of my tickets dismissed! No fines! No court costs! What more could anyone ask for! I’d hire him again in a minute and if you have an issue, I strongly… suggest you give Greg a call, you definitely won’t regret it! Read more “Simply awesome!”
I hired Mr. Hough a week before my court date. I was not required to attend. Mr. Hough’s office provided the worst case scenario & best case scenario. Opinions my differ, however I believe he got me the best case scenario (in addition to the fact that I was very nice to the police officer… who was very nice to me). If you want honest representation, hire Mr. Hough. While I appreciate his services I plan to never have to use his services again! Read more “Excellent Representation”
Highly Recommend Legal Services of Ms. Hough
I would highly recommend the legal services of Ms. Hough. She was a pleasure to work with, gave awesome advice and presented all options available. Her professionalism was excellent and she was prompt in responding to any questions that arose during this process. She is very familiar with the legal system in her area and… was able to obtain the best possible outcome for our family. I would highly recommend using her legal services. Very Happy!! Read more “Highly Recommend Legal Services of Ms. Hough”
Excellent legal representation
I couldn’t have asked for a better defense for my daughter’s case. She was facing a felony grand larceny charge in a county that harshly penalizes for theft and I wanted an attorney who cared enough about my teenage daughter to fight for her future. I needed an attorney to not only look at the… charge, but see my daughter’s character and grasp the type of person she was. Attorney Paula Bernstein Hough did just that. She took the time to talk to my daughter and she saw qualities in her that did not correlate with the event that took place. Attorney Hough offered specific suggestions to my daughter (counseling, community service, etc.) and communicated to her “you need to care about this more than me and your mom do.” My daughter accepted those suggestions and went above and beyond to do what she needed to do to exhibit her true character regardless of what the legal outcome would be. The original deal on the table was a misdemeanor petit larceny conviction with jail time and community service. Attorney Hough believed in my daughter, stood by my daughter and fought for her reputation and to give her a second chance to live her life without a felony or misdemeanor conviction hanging over her head. She could see that my daughter made a terrible mistake and the illegal action displayed was out of character from the person she represented. Somehow attorney Hough was able to encourage the prosecuting attorney, who had never met my daughter, to believe in her as well. With a grand larceny charge over her head, my daughter ended up with one hell of a deal. She would go to court on Thursday, revoke her bond, go to jail, be back in court on Monday, and all charges would be dismissed. It was an exceptional deal that was accepted by us all. No one wanted her to go to jail but she understood that there had to be a consequence to her actions. In the end, attorney Hough changed my daughter’s life and I couldn’t thank her enough!! She gave my daughter a second chance to redeem herself and she looks forward to her future. I would recommend attorney Paula Bernstein Hough’s service to anyone and everyone in need of legal representation. Read more “Excellent legal representation”
Yes I was nervous when looking for an attorney. Especially since I reside in another state. And I was facing some serious charges. Ms. Hough was a referral from a referral. She and her firm were extremely knowledgeable and helpful from the first correspondence to the last. My case was handled properly and successfully. I… made several phone calls to other attorneys and was apprehensive in hiring her because of her affordable rate (not even close to the highest and not the lowest). THANK YOU AGAIN!!! Read more “THANK YOU!!!”