Why should I hire a lawyer at all?
Being charged with any criminal offense is a tremendously frightening thing
to go through. For DUIs, you are facing mandatory jail time and loss of
driver’s license. Even for minor offenses, you are possibly facing
jail time. This is not the time to be brave and try to handle your own
problems. This is the time to find an attorney who knows your charges
and the courts, and will stand as a shield in front of you. You need someone
who can help you navigate this process so that you can hopefully come
out with minimal wounds on the other side. Additionally – there
is highly technical knowledge you would need to defend yourself –
and the odds are you will spend less time and less money hiring someone
who already has this knowledge.
Why should I hire your office?
We are dedicated to making sure we provide you with the best legal defense
possible. We focus on our clients and their needs from the very beginning
of their cases. Obviously, we can’t promise you a result on your
case. No one can. But what we do promise is the best efforts of our office
at every turn of your case. We promise to bring excellence, experience,
empathy, and enthusiasm to every aspect of our practice. We promise compassion
and a relentless fight in court on your behalf. We bring on a private
investigator for each DUI case – at no extra cost to our clients
– to ensure that you have the best possible representation from
our firm. If you’re not convinced – call for your free consultation
– come meet us. Then decide.
What are your fees?
Every case is different and will require a different level of work. We
will evaluate your case at your free consultation and quote you a fee.
This fee will be a flat fee for your entire case, excluding trial. We
won’t charge you for trial unless you choose to take your case to
trial (since less than 2% of all cases end up at trial, why charge you
up front for something we may not do?). Our rates are competitive for
the exceptional level of service we provide.
Will you take credit cards? Payments?
Yes, the firm absolutely accepts all major credit cards, personal checks,
and cash. If you are in need of a payment plan, we may be able to work
out one that meets your needs at your free consultation. Expect to be
asked to guarantee your payments with a credit card or postdated checks,
and to put down an initial payment of your total fee.
Do you offer any sort of discounts?
Every case is different, and so every fee is different. However –
we will routinely give discounts off our services to the following classes
of clients: active duty military, younger defendants in trouble for the
first time, clients with multiple cases who hire me for all of them, and
more! Call us today for your free consultation! We'll do whatever we can
to make your fee as easy on you as possible.
How do I get ahold of you if I need to talk to you right away?
call us 24 hours a day. This phone is manned at all hours. The office is typically
open from 9-5 Monday through Friday. Our firm does have evening, morning,
and weekend appointments available if necessary.
Will you handle my case where I’ve been charged with ________ in _________ county?
If you have specific questions regarding your case, the best thing you
can do is call our office right away to set up your free consultation.
Together, we can discuss your case, your options, and determine how to
get started giving you the high level of legal service you expect from
our office. If your case is located in Snohomish County (Lynnwood, Mill
Creek, Bothell, Everett, Arlington, Monroe), King County (Seattle, Kirkland,
Shoreline, Burien, Kent), Pierce County (Tacoma, Fife), Thurston County
(Olympia), Whatcom County (Bellingham, Blaine) or Kitsap County (Port
Orchard, Bremerton) – rest assured – we'll be able to help.
Call now for your free consultation.
How soon can you see me for my FREE CONSULTATION?
Because we limit our caseload and control our calendar carefully, we can usually set up an appointment to see an attorney within 24 hours of your call – many times the SAME DAY! Call us now to get started!
What should I do if I get pulled over and have been drinking?
Being pulled over when you’ve been drinking is a tremendously scary
occurrence. You should politely hand the officer your driver’s license,
insurance, and registration. You should hand him one of our business cards
(if you have one) which will tell him that you are declining to do any
voluntary tests, answer any voluntary questions, and requesting that we
be contacted as soon as possible before the process is continued. We are
available 24 hours a day for these types of emergencies.
What’s going on with this “Request for DUI Hearing?” Is this about court?
This is not about court. Because you gave a breath test over .08% (or refused),
the Department of Licensing will be suspending your driver’s license.
You agreed to this when you got your driver’s license (even though
they didn’t explain it to you). However – DOL can’t
take your driver’s license without due process of law. This is your
request for this hearing. DO NOT MAIL THIS IN YET. There are specific
ways to request this hearing to benefit you. You only have
one week from the date of your arrest, however, in which to mail this. Once a week
passes, you will not have a chance to save your driver's license from
automatic suspension! Call us now for your free consultation.
When will I end up in court?
Great question. Sadly there’s no easy answer. After your DUI arrest, the prosecutor’s office has to formally file charges – which depending on which court you will end up in could take a few days or a few months. However, the Department of Licensing’s clock is still ticking. Call us now to get started on your defense at (866) 620-9524.