I would trust him regarding any serious criminal matter.
Peter Aiken is an attorney at the top of his game. He is very smart, clearly knows what he is doing, and is a consummate professional. Plus, he is also a good, decent, compassionate man. He represented my father in a sex crime case with two charges (sex crime cases are some of the hardest out there, by the way. Very often coming down to he said/she said with the onus on the accused to prove their innocence). The first charge against my father had a mandatory 15-year sentence in prison. My father was 85 years old at the time and that would have been equivalent to a death sentence for him. Because my father lives out of the country, he was essentially denied bond leading up to the trial. Clearly, at 85 years old, jail is not the healthiest place to be. Because of this, not only did Mr. Aiken elegantly defend my father, but he kept the case moving very quickly. He went from arrest to trial in less than 6 months. If you know anything about the courts, this feat, in itself, is near miraculous. Mr. Aiken kept a full-court press on the prosecutor throughout the entire experience. During the trial itself, she looked like an amateur next to Peter. The case was resolved with the jury choosing the second charge and the judge sentencing my father to 8 months in jail, with 6 months basically already served. From what I could tell, no sex crime charge is a slam dunk case. There is a lot of bias and stigma attached to even being accused of such a crime. With this being said, Mr. Aiken took a case that could have easily ended up with my father dying in jail and he secured his freedom in record time. To go from a felony charge with a mandatory 15-year sentence to a misdemeanor charge with an 8-month sentence was absolutely amazing. And, as amazing as it is, with hard work, great command of the law, and a highly strategic mind, Peter almost made it look easy (though none of us really took a breath until the jury returned its verdict---because with a jury you just never know). From the start, Peter said jury selection was one of the most critical aspects of a trial like this. He not only aced that, he pretty much aced every move he made building up to the trial and in the courtroom itself. I give Peter Aiken my highest recommendation. He essentially saved my father's life. And, as I inferred earlier, he's also one heck of a nice guy. It is actually a pleasure to know him. He was more like a concerned member of our family or a close family friend than simply the best attorney we could have possibly chosen. While he may not be the cheapest, his fees are reasonable considering his excellence, expertise, and the results he delivers. If you or anyone you know is facing sex crime charges, and only the best will do, Peter Aiken should be your obvious choice. Incidentally, if Peter can get results like this with a sex crime, I would trust him regarding any serious criminal matter. I can't imagine you could find better representation than Mr. Peter Aiken.