DMV & YOUR LICENSE
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Disclaimer: The criminal driving defense information presented at this site should not be considered formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact a Washington State drunk driving lawyer or attorney for a free initial consultation. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Washington.
My defense law firm serves the following Western Washington communities, among others: Snohomish County, King County, Skagit County, Alderwood, Arlington, Bellingham, Bothell, Brier, Camino Island, Darrington, Edgewood, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, Tulalip, Mukilteo, Silvana, Smokey Point, Snohomish, Stanwood, Sultan, Woodway, Anacortes, Bow, Burlington, Clearlake, Concrete, Hamilton, La Conner, Lyman, Marbelmount, Mount Vernon, Sedro Wooley, Bellevue, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Mercer Island, Redmond, Seattle, Shoreline, Woodinville.
I also serve the following Zip Codes: 98011, 98012, 98020, 98021, 98026, 98033, 98034, 98036, 98037, 98043, 98046, 98052, 98072, 98082, 98087, 98201, 98203, 98204, 98205, 98206, 98207, 98208, 98213, 98223, 98241, 98251, 98252, 98256, 98258, 98259, 98270, 98271, 98272, 98273, 98274, 98275, 98287, 98290, 98291, 98292, 98293, 98294, 98296
Experienced and Aggressive Criminal Defense
In order for a Judge or a Jury to find you guilty of a criminal charge, the Prosecutor has to prove the elements (or ingredients) of the crime. Only if the Prosecutor can prove everything does the Defendant have to prove anything. As a result, we always start fighting a criminal charge by challenging whether or not the Prosecutor can prove each of the elements Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
Understand what the Prosecutor needs to prove. Do the police reports establish everything the Prosecutor needs? If not, we can dismiss the case based on the evidence provided to us. This is often referred to as a Knapstaad Motion.
Inconsistent Statements. Do the witnesses contradict one another? This happens in a surprising large number of cases. Always review the police reports and witness statements thoroughly to find all inconsistencies.
Independent Witnesses. Can we find witnesses other than members of law enforcement? As a Prosecutor friend of mine once put it, "Credibility, it all comes down to credibility." If our witnesses contradict what the police are saying, that may be all it takes to create a Reasonable Doubt.
What is winning? Each person may have their own idea of what winning really means. For some, winning only means getting the case dismissed or having a Jury return a "Not Guilty" verdict. For others, winning may mean keeping a driver s license or avoiding jail time. Whatever your definition is, talk with your lawyer about it.
FIGHT YOUR CRIMINAL CHARGE AND WIN!!!
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