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Seattle DUI Attorney

A strong Washington State DUI defense in Seattle
and Western Washington

We have successfully argued hundreds of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and all Washington cities.   Kevin Trombold is respected by DUI Attorney peers and DUI clients alike.

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Being accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Washington can feel like the whole world is against you. You need a strong advocate on your side. Suffering the accusation may possibly be the most stressful and terrifying event of a lifetime.  The arrest can bring humiliation on the roadside, at the police precinct, and in the courtroom. Without a driver's license, some people lose their jobs.  The threat of a jail or prison sentence raises nightmarish concerns about personal safety. And a conviction for DUI can create a permanent criminal record following a person for the rest of his or her life and exclusion from Canada.

Kevin Trombold is a  Seattle DUI attorney who has travelled the entire State of Washington defending people just like you for nearly twenty five years.

He has successfully obtained not guilty verdicts, dismissals, and reduced charges for their clients quickly, and quietly.

Thank you so much for everthing you did for me! I’m so grateful to you for you legal expertise, kindness, generousity, and respect. It was extremely obvious that you are highly respected by all. – C.H.

Keeping Seattle DUI Clients With Families

Washington State DUI Court Experience

In DUI Courts all over Washington Kevin has seen many people wrongly accused and also knows that good people sometimes make mistakes. He understands how overwhelming the potential penalties for driving under the influence may seem when you are first charged with a DUI.

When Trombold Law takes a Washington State DUI case, they always invest the time to fully understand his client's goals and interests so that they can lead them through the maze of the Washington criminal courts to a successful resolution.  Sometimes that has meant winning a Not Guilty verdict from a jury and other times that has meant a plea to a lesser charge. In some cases, their skillful negotiations outside the courtroom have led prosecutors to drop DUI charges altogether.  Whatever the course of your case, Kevin Trombold will make sure that you are informed and in control of all decisions made in your case.

Kevin has brought success to numerous people in the Greater Seattle area.  At one two year mark, eighty-eight percent of The Law Offices of Kevin Trombold's clients had won reduced charges.  Both native to the Seattle area and with experience in courts throughout Washington State including King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County you will have the benefit of an experienced dui attorney familiar with the court where your case will be heard.

Our Seattle DUI office is dedicated to fighting your Washington DUI.  We start our DUI case analysis from the assumption that you are not guilty and continually look for potential DUI defenses until you decide we have achieved a successful DUI result.  As Seattle DUI Attorneys we are here to help you.  You will never feel alone with us at your side.

Seattle DUI Arrest 20 Day Warning

If you have been arrested for a Seattle DUI you have 20 days to file for a Department of Licensing hearing. You only have twenty days from the date of arrest for your Washington DUI arrest to request a hearing to keep your license. Call our office now to find out more information about how to request a hearing.

If you don’t request a Administrative hearing within 20 days of your arrest for Seattle DUI or Washington State then your Seattle DUI attorney will not be able to defend your right to drive and your license will be suspended for at least 90 days.

Call us now to discuss your right to drive after a Washington DUI arrest. 206-382-9200.

Why Hire a Seattle DUI Attorney?

DUI charges dominate the Seattle Court System, the Tacoma Court System, and the Everett Court System.  The Seattle Municipal Court System alone handles a similar number of DUI cases when compared to Pierce and Snohomish Counties.    When combined with King County District Court, Seattle DUI cases dominate the State in volume.  A hardened Seattle DUI attorney with the seasoned experience of several decades of DUI litigation in the Seattle DUI Court System is what you need to handle a DUI anywhere in the State of Washington.  You need to bring experience to the table with you when negotiating the impact of your DUI arrest on your life.  Don't let a Seattle, Tacoma, or Everett DUI ruin your life.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a very serious offense that the Seattle DUI Judges take very seriously.  You need a highly trained DUI defense attorney who understands the complex nature of DUI charges in Seattle and where you were arrested.  Over the last twenty years, Kevin has watched the laws in Seattle DUI cases get tougher and tougher.  The Judges now tend to impose ignition interlock devices at the initial hearing.   Developing DUI defenses to avoid the harsh restrictions that come with a Seattle DUI.  What the Seattle Judges do the rest of the State will soon do.  Bringing the full context to negotiations in your case will aid to minimize this unfortunate incidents impact on your life.

While other more serious felonies can be removed from your record, Seattle DUI gross misdemeanor convictions are permanent on your record.  You can remove many felonies from your record but a Seattle DUI must be admitted at all job interviews for the rest of your life.  You need a serious, well trained Seattle DUI attorney to keep this harsh punishment from following you the rest of your life.

While many felony charges might not have any supervision beyond one or two years, Seattle DUI convictions carry a five year probation period that the Seattle DUI Judges routinely impose unless proper defenses are made and asserted by an experienced Seattle DUI attorney.  Kevin does that in every case.

While many felony charges might not  carry mandatory jail time if reduced to lessor crimes, Seattle DUI charges have strict negotiation standards.  Kevin is the kind of experienced Seattle DUI attorney that knows what defenses are needed to reduce a Seattle DUI to something that does not mandate jail.   Kevin knows the arguments made against Seattle DUI defendants and how to counter those arguments.  Kevin has twenty years of experience as a Seattle DUI attorney understands the Seattle DUI prosecutor's tactics.

A Seattle DUI attorney should be trained in the administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests so that they can properly cross examine the Seattle Police DUI Squad.  Kevin is trained to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and has graduated from an overview course of the Drug Recognition Expert training course.

Consequences for a First Offense Seattle DUI

Conviction for a First Offense Seattle DUI (or Physical Control, which treated the same) includes 1-2 days mandatory Jail, more than a $1121 mandatory fine, mandatory Ignition Interlock for one year, mandatory license suspension for 90 days to two years,  and five years of probation.

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While my traffic case was minor, I didn't want to go it alone. My friend recommended Kevin to me. From the first phone conversation til it was resolved, Kevin and his team were pure perfection! This is the team you want on your side. Period. - K.M.