Representative Case Results

The facts and circumstances of your case may be different from the facts and circumstances listed below. Not all case results are listed here. The case results discussed here are not necessarily representative of the results obtained in all cases. Each case is different and must be evaluated and handled on its own merit. You may not obtain the same or similar results as those listed below.


Criminal Defense
Felony

Class C Felony of Unlawful Restraint – Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault 4 DV

In June of 2008, our client was charged with the class C felony of Unlawful Imprisonment – Domestic Violence (DV) in the King County Superior Court. According to the police report, our client was alleged to have arrive, unannounced at home of his ex-girlfriend and pushed, grabbed, tackled and held her against her will. After a thorough investigation and intense negotiations with the prosecutor, we were able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the charge to misdemeanor Assault 4th Degree – DV.


Possession of Methamphetamine - Reduced to Attempted Possession

In 2006, our client was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, a class C Felony. Reduced to Attempted Possession, a misdemeanor offense.


Theft in the First Degree - Reduced to Attempted 2nd Degree Theft

In September of 2006, our client was charged with Theft 1, a class B Felony, in the King County Superior Court. According to the police report, our client was alleged to have been caught exiting a store with some $2500 worth of merchandise that he had not paid for. After a investigation and negotiation, we were able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the charge Attempted 2nd Degree Theft, a gross misdemeanor.


DUI

DUI - Reduced to Reckless Driving

In August of 2008, our client was charged with DUI in King County District Court, West Division, Seattle Courthouse. The police report indicated that our client was initially detained because the officer observed him commit numerous traffic violations. Upon contacting our client, the officer noted an odor of intoxicants, bloodshot, watery-eyes, slurred speech and poor performance on the FSTs. The BAC results were.11/.11. The Court granted our motion to suppress the BAC results. Prosecutor subsequently offered to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving and our client accepted.


DUI with a BAC of.19 - Reduced to Reckless Driving

In September of 2008, our client was charged with DUI in the Snohomish County District Court, South Division. We set matter for a motion hearing to challenge the basis for the stop and arrest of our client, and to suppress the BAC result. Prosecutor subsequently offered to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving and our client accepted.


DUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving in the First Degree

In August of 2008, our client was charged with DUI in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. Police report stated that our client was observed driving over the skip line, following another vehicle too close and braking erratically. The report further stated that upon contacting our client, the officer detected on obvious odor of intoxicants coming from her vehicle and noted that her eyes were watery, bloodshot and droopy. She voluntarily agreed to perform some FSTS, which the officer concluded she was impaired. Post-arrest, our client provided a BAC of.08/.08. We set the matter for a motion hearing to challenge the basis for the stop and arrest and to suppress the BAC result. The Court grant our motion to suppress the BAC result. As a result, the prosecutor offered to amend the charge to Neg 1. Our client accepted that offer.


DUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving in the First Degree

In August of 2008, our client was charged with DUI in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. According to the police report, the arresting officer observed client’s vehicle drift over the lane line into the HOV lane multiple time. Upon making contact, the officer detected the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle and observed blood-shot, watery eyes. Client admitted that he has been drinking and performed poorly on the FSTs. Following arrest, our client submitted to a BAC test with result of.08/.08. The Court granted our motion to suppress the BAC results. Prosecutor subsequently offered to amend the charge to Neg 1. Our client accepted that offer.


DUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving in the First Degree

In January of 2007, our client was charged with DUI Seattle Municipal Court. According to the police report, our client had been detained because he had driving his vehicle in the oncoming lane of travel. He had bloodshot, watery eyes, an odor of intoxicants on his breath and admitting to drinking. In addition, he performed poorly on the FST and blew a.16 on the portable breath test (PBT) instrument. His BAC results were.13/.13.


DUI Reduced to Negligent Driving in the First Degree

In August of 2007, our client was involved in a two-car collision. Police arrived on the scene and attempt to subject our client to so-called “field-sobriety tests” but were unable to do so because a language barrier. Client was subsequently arrest charged with DUI in the Kent Municipal court. The BAC result was.17. However, the court granted our motion to suppress the BAC result and client pled guilty to a reduced charge of Neg 1.


DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving

December of 2007, our client was stopped on for speeding. Officer’s report indicated that our client had on odor of intoxicants on his breath, bloodshot-watery eyes and that he performed poorly on the FSTs. Subsequent to arrest, client provided submitted to BAC test with result of.14/.14. As a result, our client was charged with DUI in SCDC South Division. Court granted our motion to suppress the BAC result and client pled to reduced charge of Reckless Driving.


Domestic Violence (DV)

Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In 2010, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV in the King County District Court, East division, Shoreline Courthouse. Alleged victim recanted her initial statement to police. We set the matter for trial and when the alleged victim failed to appear, the Court granted our motion to dismiss.


Theft in the Third Degree DV – Dismissed

In 2008, our client was charged with Theft – DV in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. Police reports show that our client’s cousin had accused him of taking $100 from a purse that she had left on the counter while visiting him. We set the case for trail and the Court grant our motion to dismiss the charge when the cousin failed to appear to provide testimony in support of her claims.


Assault 4th Degree DV & Interfering with Reporting DV – Dismissed

In October of 2007, our Client was charged with Assault 4th Degree – Domestic Violence & Interfering with Reporting DV in the King County District, Bellevue. On the day of trial, the court granted our motion to dismiss the charges.


2 counts of Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In August of 2008, our client was charged in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse with 2 counts of Assault 4 th Degree DV. At jury call, the presiding judge granted our motion to dismiss the case.


Assault 4th Degree DV & Interfering with Reporting DV – Dismissed

In October of 2007, our Client was charged with Assault 4th Degree – Domestic Violence & Interfering with Reporting DV in the King County District, Bellevue. On the day of trial, the court granted our motion to dismiss the charges.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

August of 2008 our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV in KCDC Bellevue. After a thorough investigation, we determined the best course of action was to set the matter for a jury trial. The presiding judge granted the prosecutor’s motion to dismiss at jury call.

In January of 2005, our client was charged in the Seattle Municipal Court with the crime of Assault 4th Degree DV. Case dismissed prior to trial.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In March of 2006, our client was charged in the King County District Court, South Division, Regional Justice Center with the crime of Assault 4 DV in the RJC. On the day of trial, the presiding judge granted our motion the dismiss the case.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Amended to Disorderly Conduct non DV

In March of 2006, our client was charged in the Snohomish County District Court, South Division, Lynnwood Courthouse with Assault 4th Degree DV. Charged amended to Disorderly Conduct, no jail, NCLV and anger mgt.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In March of 2006, our client was charged in the Mercer Island Muni Court with Assault 4th Degree DV. Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In May of 2006, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV, in the Renton Municipal Court. According to the police incident report, our client’s wife had called 911 to report that her husband had grabbed and held her when she was trying to leave for work. We set the matter for a jury trial. Prosecutor subsequently agreed to dismiss the case when the alleged “victim” became uncooperative.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In June of 2006, our client was charged with Assault 4th DV in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. Case dismissed by the prosecutor at jury call.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In October of 2006, our client was charged with Assault 4 DV in the Auburn Municipal Court. It was alleged that he had thrown his girlfriend to the ground 3 or 4 times during an argument and then choked.  We conducted a thorough investigation and determined the best course of action was to set the matter for a jury trial. Prosecutor dismissed the case at the Trial Readiness hearing. 


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In November of 2006, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV in the King County District Court, West Division, Seattle Courthouse. Our client was alleged to have punched his pregnant girlfriend’s mother in the chest and when his girlfriend tried to intervene, he grabbed her by the throat and began to squeeze. We conducted a thorough investigation and determined the best course of action was to set the matter for a jury trial. Prosecutor dismissed the case on day of trial. 


Harassment DV – Dismissed

In January of 2005, client was charged in the King County District Court, Regional Justice Center Harassment DV. According to the police report, our client’s wife called 911 to report that he had threatened to cause her “great bodily injury.” During our interview of the wife, she recanted her allegations, saying that her statements to the police had not been properly translated by the interpreter (Russian language). We filed a motion to suppress the 911 recording and set the matter for trial. On the day of trial, the prosecutor dismissed the case.


Assault 4th Degree DV - Dismissed

In January of 2005, our client was charged in Seattle Municipal Court with Assault 4th Degree DV. The police incident report stated that our client had appeared at a hospital emergency room with his girlfriend who had a ½ laceration above her eyebrow, allegedly from being struck with a purse by our client. We set the matter for a jury trial and the case was dismissed by the Court at readiness hearing when the prosecution stated that they were unable to secure the alleged victim’s presence for trial.


Harassment DV – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct

In February of 2005, our client was charged with Harassment DV in the Issaquah Municipal Court. The charge was reduced to Disorderly Conduct with no jail at pre-trial hearing.


Assault 4th Degree DV - Dismissed

In February of 2005, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV in the Renton Municipal Court. Case dismissed without prejudice at Readiness Hearing.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed

In March of 2005, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV, in the Kirkland Municipal Court. Cased dismissed with prejudice.


Other Misdemeanor Charges

Assault 4th Degree with Sexual Motivation – Not Guilty Verdict

In 2017, our client was charged in the Kitsap County District court with Assault 4th Degree with Sexual Motivation. After a 2-day jury trial, the client was found not guilty.


Assault Fourth Degree – Dismissed

In May of 2005, our client was charged with Assault Fourth Degree, In the King County District Court, East Division, Shoreline Courthouse. Case dismissed with prejudice by way of Compromise of Misdemeanor. 


Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree – Dismissed

In August of 2008, our client was charged in the King County District Court, East division, Bellevue Courthouse with Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree for allegedly smashing the passenger side window of a motor vehicle belonging to a person our client had been in an argument with. We were able to negotiation a dismissal of the case by way of a Compromise of Misdemeanor.


Theft in the Third Degree –Dismissed

In February of 2009, our client was charged with Theft in the Third Degree in the Seattle Municipal Court. We were able to negotiate a 3-month Stipulated Order of Continuance (SOC) for dismissal. 


Assault – Case Continued for Dismissal

In June of 2008, our client was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree In the King County District Court, West Division, Seattle Courthouse. Police report contained an Our client was alleged to have struck a security guard at a Husky football game. We were able to negotiate a 12-month Stipulated Order of Continuance (SOC) for dismissal.


Reckless Driving – Reduced to Civil Infraction Negligent Driving 2nd Degree

In July of 2008, our client was charged with Reckless Driving in Fife Municipal Court. The charge was amended to Negligent Driving in the 2nd Degree (a civil infraction) on the day of trial.


Theft in the Third Degree – Dismissed

In July of 2008, our client was charged with Theft in the 3rd Degree in the King Cunty District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. Our client was alleged to shoplifted items from a department store. We were able to have the case dismissed at pre-trial after providing proof of our client’s debilitating mental health issues


DWLS3- Reduced to Civil Infraction No Valid Operator’s License on Person

In August of 2008, our client was charged with DWLS3 in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. We were able to assist our client in getting his license reinstated and the criminal charge reduced to the civil infraction of No Valid Operator’s License on Person (NVOLOP).


DWSL3 – Dismissed

In September of 2008, our client was charged with DWSL3 in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. We set the matter for a bench trail and the court granted our motion to dismiss with the arresting officer failed to appear on the trial date.


DWLS3 - Reduced to Civil Infraction No Valid Operator’s License on Person

In January of 2007, our client was charged with 2 counts of DWLS 3 in the Mercer Island Municipal Court. One charged reduced to NVOLOP infraction; plea to other charge. No jail imposed.


Possession of Marijuana – Dismissed

In January of 2007, our client was charged with unlawful possession or marijuana in the King Count District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. We set the matter for a bench trail and the presiding judge granted out motion to dismiss because the States drug tester not available. 


Theft in the 3rd Degree – Dismissed

In March of 2006, our client was charged with Theft 3 in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. We were able to have the matter dismissed by way of a Compromise of Misdemeanor.


Disorderly conduct – Dismissed

In January of 2005, our client was charged with Disorderly Conduct in the Snohomish County District Court, Evergreen Division. On the day the matter was set to go to jury trial, the presiding judge granted our motion to dismiss the charge. 


Theft 3rd Degree - Dismissed

In March of 2005, our client was charged with Theft 3rd Degree, in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. We were able to negotiate a dismissal by was of a Compromise of Misdemeanor. 


Hit & Run Attended – Dismissed

In May of 2005, our client was charged with Hit & Run Attended in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. with H&R Attended. Were able to negotiate a dismissal by way of a Compromise of Misdemeanor. 


Post-Conviction Relief

Disorderly Conduct Conviction - Vacated

Our client had a 2014 conviction for Disorderly Conduct in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. In October of 2019, the court granted our motion to vacate that conviction, less than 30 days after our firm was retained.

Assault 4th Degree DV Conviction - Vacated

In May of 2005, in the Kirkland Municipal Court, the court granted our motion to vacate our client’s conviction for Assault in the 4th Degree DV.


Stalking Convictions – Vacated & Sealed

In March of 2005, in Kirkland Municipal Court, the judge granted our motion to vacate client’s conviction for Stalking, and to seal the record of a another, previously dismissed charge of Stalking.


Allegation of Probation Violation - Denied

In January of 2005, our client was alleged to have violated the terms of her deferred sentence in the Seattle Municipal Court. After full evidentiary hearing, the Court found that our client had committed no violation, withdrew the previously entered “Guilty” finding, entered a “Not Guilty” and dismissed the case. 


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Civil Protection Orders

Petition for Domestic Violence Protection Order – Denied

In September of 2019, our client was served with a Petition for Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) and a Temporary Order of Protection issued by the Snohomish County Superior Court. We worked with our client to draft a detailed response to the petition, specifically denying the allegations contained in the Petition and provided text, email and photographic evidence in support of that response. At the hearing for a full order, the Court was persuaded that the Petitioner had failed to met the burden of proof necessary for an order to be issue and dismissed the Petition.


Petition for Anti-Harassment Order – Denied

In July of 2004, our client appeared at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, as the Respondent in a Petition for Anti-Harassment Order. After oral argument on behalf of our client, the court denied the order and dismissed the Petition.


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Title IX Defense

In February of 2019, our firm helped a client prevail against allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment and abuse of others, brought by fellow student at the University of Washington. After a lengthy investigation, full hearing and appeal for administrative review, the University found our client “not responsible for violating provisions of the student code of conduct.” 


In September of 2017, our client, a student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, was accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct by committing abuse of others, discriminatory harassment, harassment or bullying and intimate partner violence. After a lengthy investigation and negotiation, we were able to reach a settlement agreement with the University that did not negatively impact our client’s academic career or future employment opportunities.


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School Discipline

In October of 2019, our client, a middle-schooler in the Renton School district, received an emergency expulsion for allegedly showing another student an air-soft pistol that had been brought to the school by someone else. Our firm reviewed the disciplinary paperwork and student handbook and determined that the school had not followed the mandated disciplinary procedures. We provided a detailed advisory letter to our client, who was then able to use that information to persuade the school to remove the emergency expulsion and transition the matter to a short-term suspension.


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