Washington State DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyers

Case Results

  • Charge Dismissed
    Assault Domestic Violence

    City of Maple Valley v. E.L.: Defendant arrested for Assault Domestic Violence. Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case after significant negotiation with defense counsel.

  • Charges Reduced
    DUI

    State v. T.J.: Breath test levels in both cases were in excess of two times the legal limit. Further, these two arrests occurred within one year of each other. Defense counsel was able to avoid a DUI Conviction and obtain Reckless Driving resolutions in both cases.

  • Case Dismissed
    DUI

    State v. D.G.: Client was stopped after a Snohomish County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) deputy allegedly observed client's vehicle traveling outside of its designated lane of travel on the freeway. After advising the law enforcement officer that no alcohol had been consumed, a Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper responded to the scene and asked our client to perform voluntary Field Sobriety Tests. After such were performed, our client opted to not provide a voluntary Preliminary Breath Test sample (next to client's vehicle). Our client was eventually arrested and transported to the Snohomish County Jail, where they refused to provide an evidentiary breath alcohol test. Rather than contact a judge to sign a warrant to draw client's blood (which may have been done despite client's lack of consent), the trooper concluded that our client had "refused" to provide a breath sample and merely booked them into custody. Unfortunately, our client had previous DUI arrests for (from long ago). Thus, the prosecutor's office was unwilling to negotiate the case.  After several months of litigation, the matter proceeded to Jury Trial, where a Mistrial was declared pursuant to the prosecuting attorney eliciting testimony from the SCSO deputy in violation of the court's previous rulings. The violation was quickly noticed by defense counsel; brought to the court's attention; and after a few minutes of research in chambers, the court declared a mistrial and dismissed the case without prejudice. The prosecutor subsequently re-filed the matter (lawfully). However, the judge found that the State's mismanagement of the case led to a violation of our client's right to a speedy trial. Thus, the case was finally dismissed with prejudice.

  • Not Guilty
    DUI

    State v. G.A.: Client was stopped by a Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper for traveling in excess of 15 mph over the speed limit on Northbound I-5 in King County. After admitting to having consumed a few drinks and agreeing to perform voluntary Field Sobriety Tests, client was arrested for DUI and transported to a WSP precinct. Client's alleged breath alcohol level came back at close to two times the legal limit.  Evidentiary Motions were argued, and the judge found that the necessary protocol for a valid breath test, as set forth by the Washington State Toxicologist, had not been followed. Thus, any alleged breath test evidence was suppressed, and would not be heard by the trier of fact. At trial, the trooper testified, according to his training and experience, that client had consumed a considerable amount of alcohol prior to driving. The 6 jurors disagreed and came back with a Not Guilty verdict.

  • Case Dismissed
    DUI

    City of Kirkland v. J.L.: Minor DUI charge was dismissed pursuant to City’s motion after negotiations with defense counsel.

  • Amended
    DUI

    City of Puyallup v. B.B.: Puyallup Municipal Court. DUI amended to Minor DUI after defense counsel filed motions contesting the stop of B.B.'s vehicle.