A Leader in DUI Defense - Nationally Recognized - State Delegate of National College for DUI Defense - Past Board of Directors Member for Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 90% of all our DUI Offense cases are reduced or dismissed!
Excellence, Experience, Empathy, and Enthusiasm. Every aspect of DUI Heroes focuses on these core concepts. Our mission is to provide the highest quality legal representation for individuals charged with DUI and DUI related offenses, as well as other minor traffic offenses, major felonies, and all areas of criminal law. We enjoy the ability to practice law on our own terms, focusing on quality representation, empathy, and superb customer service. We do not overbook our firm in order to provide detailed attention to each case, and I personally answer my own phone for my clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clients have repeatedly given us testimonial after testimonial and helped me become one of the highest-rated DUI lawyers in the area. Here are just a few example case results for our firm:
DUI (Arlington) - My client had driven off the road, over an "in memory of" DUI road sign, and crashed into a telephone pole. After investigation, his BAC was well above .15. At motions, I was able to get the case dismissed by arguing successfully that the officer lacked probable cause to believe my client had been under the influence.
Felony Harassment and Assault DV (Everett) - My client's ex-wife testified for two days about 30 years of alleged abuse. At the conclusion of the trial, I argued successfully that her testimony lacked credibility, and convinced the jury to find my client not guilty.
16708 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Yes. Our free consultation is typically 45-60 minutes, but can last as long as needed for our clients to understand our level of professional service and the legal procedure that will affect the rest of their case.
All of our cases are handled on a flat fee basis depending on the nature of the charges, the criminal history of the defendant, the specifics of the case, the court, and other information we gather at our free consultation.
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekends and evenings available by appointment.
National College for DUI Defense: State Delegate - Highest Rated DUI Attorney - Available to our clients 24/7 - 90% of our DUI cases have been reduced or dismissed outright!
Here at DUI Heroes, DUI is our focus. It makes up over 80% of our caseload, and we routinely fight DUIs for our clients in King, Snohomish, and surrounding counties. We provide a compassionate approach to our clients and we are aggressive and uncompromising advocates in court. Our Founding Attorney, Jonathan Dichter, is a trained and qualified instructor in DUI investigation and Field Sobriety Testing - and often has more knowledge than other lawyers and even the arresting officers. We can offer you the smart counsel and effective advocacy needed to fight your DUI charges!
While spending my first summer internship at a small firm in Oklahoma, I was given a criminal case to work on. This was an appeal of a municipal ordinance violation. It was not a high stakes case, but the facts of the case were such that I very much wanted to see justice done and my client's record cleared. I found myself driven by the energy of defending the accused and easily understanding the area of law and the philosophy behind defense. I've dedicated my entire career to defending those that are accused as a result. Being charged with any criminal charge is one of the most stressful and upsetting things a person can go through. I work hard so you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of someone who not only knows how to help you, but cares enough about you to want to help you as well.
An informed client is one who can better participate in their defense. The danger, however, is when a client relies on the advice of non-lawyers or non-verified websites to try to solve problems themselves. We work hard to make sure our clients have all the information they need and want to best understand their case and the legal system. We remain in close contact with our clients and keep them informed about every aspect of their case, so they don't have to worry about whether or not we are taking care of their needs.
I am always willing to take a look at something a client has drafted for their defense. That being said, I would always prefer that the client work with his attorney and let his attorney do the bulk of the legal work. The reason you hire an attorney is so that they do the work for you, as they have the experience and knowledge.
Although a general rule of thumb in criminal matters is that clients should NOT represent themselves for any reason, if the situation arose where a defendant was adamant about representing himself, and a court appointed me as standby counsel, I would be happy to assist.
I started my career as an intern doing public defense. Upon being admitted to the bar, I was the public defender in the City of Shoreline for approximately two years. I moved from there to a well known private firm in the Snohomish County area where I practiced for 4 years, before opening my own firm to practice law on my terms. I committed myself to becoming the most widely-respected and highly-renowned criminal defense attorney in Western Washington. Today, my case results and testimonials reflect my true desire to help others by giving my clients the best DUI and criminal defense that I can offer.
I believe all of my life experiences have brought me to the point of being a better advocate, but certain specific experiences have aided me along the way. Most notably, my experiences as both public defender and private defense attorney have helped me hone my legal skills. My background in public speaking and performance have aided me numerous times in trial preparation. My previous college job doing telephone technical support for an internet company helped me appreciate how necessary customer care is. And finally, my frequent work mentoring 8th graders and teaching in a Sunday School context allow me to see a variety of sides to every issue.
DUI Heroes is friendly and non-judgmental. We work together with our clients, prosecutors, and judges to collaborate on the best results for a case. However, when collaboration fails, we are aggressive, relentless, and detail-oriented. Our team works with a network of expert witnesses and investigators who can be added to a case to go even further into their areas of expertise to always give our clients the best possible representation. We leave no stone unturned in order to attempt to get our clients the results they want. We are known throughout the legal community for not only our legal skills but our love of the field and profession. I truly enjoy practicing criminal and DUI defense, and this enjoyment shines through in every aspect of my representation of you as our client.
Personal interests: I enjoy reading fiction, mentoring, sleight-of-hand, competing in half-marathons, raising money for good causes (Make-A-Wish), movies, and theatre.
Bar Number: 34867
Seattle University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2003
University of Akron
Bachelor of Arts, 1999
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