DUI/DWI Defense

Aggressive DUI Defense Lawyers in Western Washington

Jeff MacNichols, Experienced DUI Lawyer
•Named 10 Best by American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
•Teaches classes on DUI Defense
•Not Guilty Jury Verdicts on DUI cases with breath test  readings, breath test refusals and no breath test
•Aggressive DUI motions practice
Chris Sims, Experienced DUI Lawyer
•Named 10 Best by American Institute of DUI/DWI  Attorneys
•25 Jury Trials in just over last two years
•Aggressive motions practice
•Compassionate and Aggressive Advocate for his Clients

The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law and the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in the state.
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South King & Pierce County (253) 859-8840 | Eastside (425) 454-9959 | Seattle (206) 901-9984

Available 24 Hours Per Day, Seven Days Per Week

At Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S., we know how confusing a DUI/DWI or Physical Control arrest and all its ramifications can be.  The criminal process, as well as elements of a DUI or Physical Control charge and potential penalties can be overwhelming. 

For many of our client's this will be their first and last experience with the criminal justice system. The process can be unsettling at best, frightening at worst, and one that will, no doubt, result in many questions. We are available to answer those questions, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and to provide understanding and support, never judgment, during what we recognize is a difficult time. Please contact us now for answers to your questions concerning a DUI or Physical Control charge.
Man who is going to need a DUI attorney in Kent, WA

Successful, Aggressive, Respected DUI Lawyers

Our attorneys have represented thousands of persons on their first, second, third and even a twelfth charge of DUI. We've represented high profile clients, and are experienced handling the media. Most of our clients have had breath or blood alcohol tests anywhere from .01 to .40. Some have had no breath or blood test, others have refused the breath or blood test, or were alleged to be under the influence of drugs, including prescription drugs, marijuana, and/or a combination of alcohol and drugs.

Some of our clients were stopped for weaving, and others for driving with bad tabs, driving too fast, too slow, without headlights, making an improper turn, the notorious bad license plate light and, of course, everything in between.  We have represented persons who couldn't walk a straight line, others who had difficulty balancing on one foot, many who slurred though the ABCs, missed touching their finger to their nose and/or were simply unable to tap their thumb to each individual finger.

DUI and Physical Control cases involve many types of unique evidence. The DUI defense lawyers at Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S., have the experience and tools to aggressively defend any person charged with a DUI or Control, regardless of the facts. Contact us to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys seven days a week, 24 hours per day.

DUI Experience, Knowledge and the Law

We have extensive knowledge and information concerning:
  • Police Investigation of DUI.
  • Evidence in DUI cases including, but not limited to:
    • The arresting officer's Initial observation of driving,
    • Reaction to officer initiating traffic stop,
    • Officer's initial observations, including odor of intoxicants, slurred speech, bloodshot watery eyes, etc.,
    • Officer's observations of fine motor skills, including finger dexterity, both in formalized tests and informal observations, such as the production of the driver's license,
    • Officer's observations of gross motor skills, including getting out of the car, walking to the field tests, and actual performance of the field tests, including divided attention tests,
    • Any statements that are made by the accused, and potential Miranda issues, and
    • The breath and/or blood test.
  • DUI and Physical Control courtroom procedures including, but not limited to arraignment (and bail hearings), pretrial, motions, readiness hearing / jury call, trial, sentencing, review and appeal.
  • The penalties and consequences associated with a DUI or Physical Control including, but not limited to:
    • Jail, including work release and/or home detention, and prison (for felony DUIs),
    • Fines,
    • Loss of License,
    • SR-22 Insurance,
    • Requirement of an Alcohol / Drug Evaluation,
    • Victim's Impact Panel, and
    • Ignition Interlock Device.
  • Department of Licensing Administrative Suspensions resulting from a DUI arrest, and how to challenge these suspensions.
For a free consultation on what you can expect as your case proceeds through the criminal justice system, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

What Others Are Saying About Our DUI Defense

"Jeffrey MacNichols is one of the best criminal attorneys ever. . . . Jeff will tell you like it is and will go the extra mile . . . " From a client charged with DUI.

"Whenever I walk into court for a trial and see Ken sitting at defense counsel's table, I know I'm in for a battle." From Sean, a prosecuting attorney.

"I had Scott work on my case .  .  . and I am very happy with the results.  He explains each step of the legal process and does an excellent job as trial attorney. If you want an attorney who will give you peace about the legal process, provide you with affordable and very knowledgeable legal representation, and give you best chance at positive results give him a call." From Dan, charged with DUI and Reckless Endangerment.

"Jeff represented me in a DUI jury trial . . . Jeff is a excellent trial lawyer. I was charged with a 2nd offense DUI, I had also refused the breathalyzer test. I couldn't be happier with the results of my case. The prosecution offered a reckless driving plea bargain prior to trial, which i refused. The case went to trial and the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY after only 17 minutes of deliberations. I would highly recommend Jeff MacNichols to anyone seeking legal representation. If you need the best, call Jeff." From Christopher, a DUI defense client

"I have been familiar with the work of David Iannotti as a criminal defense attorney for over eight years. During that period he has proven to be one of the best and brightest. David is a top trial attorney, who has carved a bit of a niche for himself with marijuana and drug DUIs. That being said, he has also tried first degree murder cases and has developed a reputation as a top notch appellate attorney. For instance, I am aware that David is lead counsel in a constitutional challenge against Washington's per se marijuana DUI law . . .  From N.S., a fellow criminal defense lawyer.

"Scott is an amazing criminal defense attorney. . . . in a matter of a few short months, with Scott's representation, I went from expecting to lose my job, home, car and other possessions, to again being a working, productive member of the community." From Chris, charged with multiple DUIs.

 "Jeff helped me out on my second DUI. . . . He was able to make miracles! Not only did I keep my license, the DUI was dropped! I recommend Jeff to all of my friends who need a lawyer." From a client charged with Driving Under the Influence

"My case was scary, serious and unjustified. Scott represented me in court . . . and with his expertise and professionalism, we won against 4 serious charges. I walked out of court almost a year later and my first thought was 'that was the best investment I will ever make in my life.' He's my Rockstar." From Jayne, a DUI client.

Experience and Reputation Matter

While most of our DUI and Physical Control cases do not go to trial, to effectively negotiate with the prosecution, your DUI Criminal Defense Attorney needs to pose a real threat in the courtroom. The attorneys at Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S. have won DUI/DWI jury trials for clients with no breath test, clients who refused the breath test, and clients with breath tests over three times the legal limit. We have also won trials for clients alleged to be under the influence of drugs, including marijuana and prescription drugs.

Many of the firms that claim to be experienced DUI defense attorneys have little or no actual trial experience. Cases are set for trial but, presumably as a result of fear or a lack of self-confidence, clients are convinced to plead guilty to the charges as their cases approach trial. Prosecutors are aware when lawyers and law firms are unwilling to take their cases to trial and this can impact those attorney's effectiveness during pre-trial negotiations.

Neither a lack of self-confidence, nor fear, have ever been an issue with the attorneys at Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S. In fact, our attorneys have been involved in hundreds DUI/DWI and Physical Control jury trials over the last 25 years. The reputation that we have earned for our preparedness and willingness to take these cases to trial is tremendously important. A person charged with an alcohol related driving offense needs an attorney with that reputation. It's even better when the lawyer is a recognized winner.

Of course all cases are different, and no one can guarantee results, but the attorneys at Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S. are recognized as aggressive, successful and experienced trial attorneys. Our firm's reputation and our attorney's skills allow us to approach each of our client's cases from a position of power. This generally results in the best available disposition for each of the persons who have trusted us with their defense. When we are not able to reach an agreement with the prosecution, each of our clients can be confident that their attorney is ready to aggressively defend them in front of a jury, and when we do go to trial we will be fully prepared to do everything possible to win.

Every Client Important

Each client's unique circumstances are different, but for us, tremendously important. Our goal is to obtain the very best possible outcome for each person who trusts us with their defense. To that end, we endeavor to bring the full power of our firm's one hundred and fifty plus years of combined experience representing persons charged with DUI and Physical Control offenses to confront, challenge and defend every aspect of each client's case. Our attorneys will aggressively and effectively represent you at every potential stage of your defense including arraignment, pre-trial,  motions, readiness/jury call, and trial.

Intent on Winning

Our DUI / Physical Control defense attorneys are recognized as aggressive, successful and experienced trial attorneys. Our firm's reputation and our attorney's skills allow us to approach each of our client's cases from a position of power. This generally results in the best available disposition for each of the persons who have trusted us with their defense. When we are not able to reach an agreement with the prosecution, each of our client's can be confident that their lawyer is ready to aggressively defend them in front of a jury. This because when we go to trial we are fully prepared, and always intent on winning.
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South King & Pierce County (253) 859-8840 | Eastside (425) 454-9959 | Seattle (206) 901-9984

Jeff MacNichols in Trial

Jeff MacNichols represented C.K. at a jury trial in District Court on a second offense charge of Driving Under the Influence. C.K admitted to texting while driving and to consuming two beers. According to the Trooper, C.K. refused the breath test. The defense presented two witnesses at trial. One of the witnesses, a bartender, testified that he served C.K. two beers during lunch. He testified that he knew client was fine to drive. C.K. had turned down Reckless Driving offer prior to trial. The jury found C.K. Not Guilty after only 17 minutes of deliberation.

David Iannotti in Trial

David Iannotti represented N.B. at a jury trial Court for one count of Driving Under the Influence in cause number 1Z0699855. The prosecution alleged that the defendant was recklessly driving in a Safeway parking lot by speeding, doing donuts and losing traction. The prosecution alleged that N.B. refused the breath test. Two citizen witnesses and three police officers testified for the prosecution. Only the defendant testified on his behalf. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.

Scott Stewart in Trial

Scott Stewart represented A.L. at a jury trial in Municipal Court on a charge of Driving Under the Influence in cause number 10L1519. The alleged breath tests were .267 and .266. Scott argued that the jury should not accept the prosecution's position that they should just trust the officer's opinion. He emphasized everything that the defendant had done correctly on the night of the arrest and argued that it raised reasonable doubt. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.

Ken Harmell in Trial

Ken Harmell represented D.H. at a jury trial in Municipal Court on one count of Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana and one count of Driving WIth License Suspended in the Third Degree. The court dismissed the Driving With License Suspended charge, and the jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on the Driving Under the Influence charge.
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