Issaquah Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney

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DUI arrestees stopped in Issaquah, North Bend and Snoqualmie are usually taken directly to the Issaquah Jail, across the street from the Issaquah Municipal Court house.  If your DUI was a repeat offense or you got into an accident in which someone was hurt or major property damage occurred, or if you had a child passenger (under age 16) in your vehicle, you may face the court setting a bail at your first appearance.  You Ideally should have an experienced private attorney at that hearing representing you.  I have defended hundreds if not thousands of DUIs over the past 3 decades and am well known in this court to the judge and the prosecutors.

In the courtroom, as a criminal defendant, your attorney may well be your only friend.  The first hearing after your arraignment will be a pretrial hearing and will ordinarily be roughly 4-6 weeks after the arraignment depending upon how congested the court calendars are at the time.  Many things need to be discussed and done to prepare for that hearing.  I know how the system works, what the prosecution firm, Moberly and Roberts, contracted to prosecute Issaquah Municipal Court cases will seek and which evaluators and professionals to refer you to prepare.


There are often other things I will ask you to proactively do in order to optimize your defense, including attending a 90-minute DUI Victim Impact panel, obtaining an alcohol/drug evaluation (and in some cases, a mental health assessment, too, if you are willing to do so).  Of course, if I think your case can be dismissed on good pretrial motion practice or won at trial I will not recommend that you do these things, but you should want and agree to go to trial; this is never my decision – it is yours alone, but I help you reach your decision based upon the strengths and weaknesses of the case and the charge(s) filed against you.

There may be several pretrial hearings while I am negotiating, or preparing for trial, arguing pretrial motions to suppress evidence or dismiss the case, or both, and gathering evidence to support our defense plan.

The Issaquah prosecutors are fair but can be very tough and may well ask the court to set bail, impose Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”) and other conditions of release at your arraignment.  Don’t be a ‘sitting duck’.  Go to Kirkland Municipal Court with an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side.  I go all-out for my clients.

Please call me now.  With 29 years’ experience at obtaining successful, often amazing results for my clients, I am here to help you get an optimal and dignified result.  Dismissal must always be the first goal, but if it cannot be had in your matter, I am extremely successful in avoiding jail time for my clients.

Do not delay!  Evidence, witnesses, discovery and opportunities to do things to help yourself before the court orders you to do them will vanish as time passes.  Call now.  I look forward to showing you what I can do to help and to protect your rights.


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