Skilled in battling the DOL to save your license.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Lynnwood DUI Attorney
Q: Why should I hire a lawyer at all?
A: 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.
Q: Why should I hire your office?
A: 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.
Q: What are your fees?
A: 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.
Q: Will you take credit cards? Payments?
A: 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.
Q: Do you offer any sort of discounts?
A: 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.
Q: How do I get ahold of you if I need to talk to you right away?
A: You can 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.
Q: Will you handle my case where I’ve been charged with ________ in _________ county?
A: 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 (Seattle, 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.
Q: How soon can you see me for my free consultation?
A: 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!
Q: What should I do if I get pulled over and have been drinking?
A: 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.
Q: What’s going on with this “request for DUI hearing?” is this about court?
A: 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.
Q: When will I end up in court?
A: 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 1-800-DUI-HERO.
"The vision of DUIHeroes is to change the way the public views individuals charged with a criminal offense. And, to change the way they view the criminal defense attorneys who ethically and professionally stand up for and defend the rights of those individuals every day, because those rights are guaranteed to every single one of us. No matter what."
- Founding Attorney, Jonathan Dichter
“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!