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Washington DUI Case Results

Dan's Story (City of Seattle v. Dan)

Outcome: Assault of a Child DISMISSED.

Description: Dan was charged with two counts of assault of a child. Dan was a contractor who found himself charged with two emotionally jarring offenses.  His sister claimed that he abused her son and his friend.  Dan was confused, scared, and was looking at a lengthy jail term.  His life was falling apart.  We were able to find justice for Dan.  After conducting a lengthy investigation we were able to show that Dan's sister was trying to get Dan evicted from the house they shared and her claims were a ploy aimed at getting a no contact order. The case was dismissed and Dan was able to keep his house, his job, and his liberty.

Felony Assault of a Child Case was Dismissed.


---The names have been changed to protect the innocent and the accused.  We choose a fictitious name and photograph to represent a real person.

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense


Kevin Trombold DV Defense Attorney

Experienced Seattle Domestic Violence attorney and recognized leader in the field If you have been charged with a criminal Domestic Violence charge you likely are searching for a qualified, aggressive attorney to handle your case. For more than 20 years, as a Seattle public defender and in private practice, Kevin Trombold has successfully defended thousands of people charged with domestic violence and other crimes. Kevin is the founder, author, and director of the Washington DUI Center, an online library and clearinghouse where defense attorneys across the state come for cutting edge science and case law. His pro bono work with celebrated scientist/attorney Ted Vosk exposing the shoddy science at the Washington State Crime Lab led to a groundbreaking ruling by a panel of judges to throw out all DUI breath tests in King County.  A UW graduate, he is also a member of the influential Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, a small group of attorneys who crusade for higher legal standards in criminal cases. He has published a handbook on DUI defense (Gettting to Not Guilty: The Trombold DUI Handbook - 2012) and contributed articles to books and magazines including Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence (2011) by Aspatore Press, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (2006) by Lorman Press, and his articles for his favorite Defense magazine, produced by the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. A member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Kevin's publications on complicated forensic science topics aid hundreds of attorneys across the State of Washington.Highly Rated By PeersWhile many private DUI attorneys in Washington typically go to trial just a few times a year, Kevin took several hundred DUI cases to trial in his nine years as a public defender in Seattle. That experience molded him into a seasoned attorney who is completely at ease before jurors and judges and also skilled at vigorously cross-examining police officers and expert witnesses. Because he has won so many not guilty verdicts before juries, prosecutors in Washington know he is not bluffing when he says he will take a DUI case to trial if he can't get the deal his client deserves.News CommentaryOver his years of practice, Kevin has also forged strong, cordial relationships with prosecutors and court staff. Kevin has great success in negotiating good settlements for his clients - an asset in a criminal justice system in which just a fraction of cases go to trial. Today, as a thriving and well-respected private defense attorney focusing on DUI defense in Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Lake Forest Park, Renton, Tukwila, Shoreline, Vashon Island, Mercer Island, Kenmore, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Clyde Hill, Kent, Aukeen, Burien, and Federal Way, Kevin takes a small number of cases and fights each as if it is his last.A Highly Qualified DUI AttorneyHighly Rated By PeersMany people have chosen Kevin Trombold to stand between them and the prosecutor when facing criminal allegations because of his strong track record defending thousands of accused persons in the State of Washington. A Seattle native and University of Washington graduate, he has dedicated over a decade to defending the rights of people charged with crimes ranging from homicide to truancy. He was nominated last year as a "Rising Star" lawyer by Washington Law and Politics. He makes it a priority to stay on the cutting edge of changes in the law. He is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, The Public Defender Trial Training, and The National College for DUI Defense. He has led seminars for fellow attorneys on DUI law, contempt of court issues, and family law. Kevin has handled thousands of DUI cases in his career. He knows the law, the prosecutors, the judges, and the court staff. He knows exactly what it takes to get good results.Graduate:National Institute for Trial AdvocacyThe Public Defender Trial SchoolThe National College for DUI DefenseStandardized Field Sobriety TestingDrug Recognition Expert - Summary CourseMember:American Academy of Forensic SciencesThe National College for DUI DefenseWashington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysWashington State Trial Lawyers AssociationNational Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysWashington Foundation for Criminal JusticeKing County Bar AssociationPierce County Bar AssociationWashington State Bar AssociationEducation:JD, New College of California, San FranciscoBA, Univeristy of Washington, SeattleSpeaking Engagements:WFCJ Defending DUI's Seminar -Department of Licensing Hearings- 12/2010WACDL, Challenging Bad Science: Putting the NAS Report to Work- 10/2010 (co-chair)Seattle King County Public Defenders Association -Uncertainty of Measurement in Breath and Blood Testing- 2010WFCJ Defending DUI's Seminar -The Science of Breath Testing- 12/2009Lorman Defending DUI's Seminar -Temperature Matters- 2008Lorman -Rules of Evidence- 2008Seattle King County Public Defenders Association -Temperature Matters- 2007Seattle King County Public Defenders -History of Breath Testing -2007Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons -Field Sobriety Testing - Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus-2006Lorman Business Center- Traffic Law Practices -Top Ten Scientific Articles for DUI Defense Attorneys -2007Washington Defender Association - The Basics of DUI Defense - From the Lab to the Courtroom - 2007Snohomish County Bar Association - The Pros and Cons of DUI and DRE - 2006Lorman Business Center -Standard Field Sobriety Testing Science- 2006Lorman Business Center - Basic Criminal Defense -Discovery of a Prosecutions Case&- 2005Publications:The Trombold DUI Handbook - Getting To Not Guilty - (2012)Out With The Old, In With The New: A Historical Review Of The Future Of Breath Testing With The Draeger - 2011The Emperor's New Suit; Breath Testing Science After the NAS Report - 2010Breath Testing Science - Temperature Matters - 2009Ford Pinto or DataMaster; Booze, Cars, and Government Gadgets. A Historical Review and New Chapter of Cross Examination For Trial Lawyers - 2008

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