If an attorney tells you that they don’t have to try cases and/or don’t lose trials, you should run like the wind. Seattle DUI charges are tough, and any attorney claiming to not lose cases is doing what the large majority of attorneys I know do: merely plea their clients guilty when prosecutors indicate an unwillingness to amend charges. It is my strong opinion that attorneys who do this should be writing wills or practicing tax law. If I can go to trial-lose-and end up with a resolution similar to what a prosecutor previously conveyed, why in the world would we not make the prosecutor work and see what a jury thinks? Our clients are obviously the ones calling the shots in their cases, but if you’ve been arrested for DUI and are looking for a Seattle DUI lawyer who will accept a prosecutor’s unwillingness to resolve your case in a favorable manner, it’s time to stop reading and go to a different website. Unfortunately, I can name the Seattle DUI lawyers that I would consider hiring (to represent myself or a family member) on one hand. As for answering the question posed in the title of this post, “Can I Get My Seattle DUI Charge Reduced,” such depends on the specific jurisdiction the case is being heard, the facts/issues of the case, and, just as important, who you hire for a lawyer.
The attorneys at Veitch Ault & Associates focus in the defense of those accused of serious traffic offenses, including DUI. If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI in Washington State, contact Veitch Ault & Associates immediately (425) 307-5515 to make sure one is given the best chance to defend themselves.