High Quality DUI Defense - Top Rated - Member of National College for DUI Defense - Member of Board of Governors for Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - 9 out of 10 1st offense DUIs reduced or dismissed outright!
Excellence, Experience, Empathy and Enthusiasm. Every aspect of the Dichter Law Office focuses on these core concepts. We strive to provide the highest quality representation for individuals charged with DUI and related offenses.
I enjoy the ability to practice law on my own terms, focusing on quality representation, empathy, and superb customer service.
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: Member - Highest rated DUI attorney - 9 out of 10 first offenses reduced or dismissed outright.
Here at Dichter Law Office, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Dichter Law Office 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. We leave no stone unturned in order to attempt to get our clients the results they want.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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