DUI Defense Attorney Lynnwood WA

DUI Defense Attorney, Physical Control and Hit and Run Defense
Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Across the State of Washington. A Results-Oriented Approach to Representation by Marke Schnackenberg Lawyer in Lynnwood WA.

My experience is extensive in all the areas of DUI, Physical Control, and Hit and Run.  Particularly in the courts of Lynnwood and Edmonds. There, as I have already said, I have  represented over 800 good persons, like you, who have been had the misfortune to be charges with DUI or the related crimes. And, many more individuals across the state. Some related charges can be the crimes of Reckless Driving or Negligent Driving in the First Degree, which often come with a DUI, especially if the incident involved an accident. Many others, including that of a felony-level charge  Vehicular Assault are related to DUI.

DUI Defense AttorneyI understand all of these charges because as a prosecutor I formerly brought these charges against people. They often carry many other consequences beyond jail and loss of license that I am very mindful of when I represent my clients. I am also very aware that your job, professional license, travel freedoms, and immigration problems can be some of these many consequences related to having a DUI conviction. So, it is vital to have my office giving you the advantage to keep all of these matters in mind to protect all of your rights. I strive to look at the whole picture of the situation because DUI and some of the other crimes listed below may alter your future permanently and must never be overlooked. Specifically, a DUI can become grounds for termination from some areas of employment or disqualification from obtaining professional licenses.

The legal impact of DUI is also permanent. It is also one of the few charges that never be removed from a person’s record, called expungement process. DUI can affect a person’s ability to obtain certain type of jobs in the future. And, DUI will cause a person in particular areas of employment to be terminated. DUI will prohibit a person from traveling to another county in some areas. And, DUI will significantly raise the costs for your buying required motor vehicle insurance as well. Read below some of the crimes that I have helped others with in a DUI situation.  You need a good criminal attorney as soon as possible.

Some of the Crimes Often Related to DUI:

Vehicular Assault
Minor DUI
Drug DUI
Physical Control
Reckless Driving
Reckless Endangerment
Hit and Run Attended
Hit and Run Unattended
Negligent Driving in the First Degree

DUI Defense Attorney Marke Schnackenberg – Serving Lynnwood, Edmonds, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Alderwood Manor, Bothell and Mill Creek, communities and surrounding cities, in Snohomish County, WA

Learn more about Marke Schnackenburg, DUI Defense Lawyer Lynnwood WA

Defending a person for DUI is one of the most important responsibilities of my criminal defense practice.  Unlike so other criminal defense attorneys, I do defend individuals that have been charged with other crimes. Often because those very same individuals find themselves in trouble again and seek me out to help them again.  Or, their friends plead with me to help them as I had helped their friend or associate.  This, the power of the referral for criminal defense representation that encourages me to broaden my practice to help others who have been charged with crimes other that DUI, such as, Hit and Run, Domestic Violence, Assault, and even Theft.

Why can I still be as effective as some attorneys who concentrate exclusively on DUI defense?  Simply stated, as a former prosecutor of the State of Washington and the City of Seattle and a criminal defense attorney since 1996,  I thoroughly understand what is going through the minds of the prosecutor and the judge that you will be facing.

These same prosecutors also prosecutor more than one type of crime. They handle DUIs, Domestic Violence cases, Theft cases, Hit and Run cases, and many others.  Often, when I speak with them and I can relate to their typical case load and also their mindset and this gives me an advantage in understanding them.  And, the better that I know the prosecutors and what they are thinking the more likely I can negotiate a better result for my client than if I have a limited understanding of the dui defense lawyer  as an attorney who only a diet of DUI defense might have.

I take it personally when I represent someone for a DUI.  I have been trusted to help a person who is faced with going to jail, losing their driver’s license, paying expensive court costs, expensive treatment fees, not to mention the impact that losing their license and having to have an ignition interlock device has on their life and their employment.

A DUI will also have consequences about travel to Canada and will impact a person’s ability to become an American citizen or obtain and find certain professional licenses.

So, there are many important details to be mindful of to effectively represent an individual for DUI.   I consider all of these factors and welcome the opportunity to help someone.  I suppose, to reflect a little about my history, if I had been better in the physical sciences I might have become a physician, since I really enjoy assisting others with my personal and legal skills.

My DUI criminal defense attorney style is also people friendly.  This means that respect for my client is paramount period.  Your live and liberty is often in my hands considering what might happen or not happen in your case.  So, avoiding jail time, costly ignition interlock devices, alcohol monitoring devices (worn on the ankle, called SCRAM bracelets), costly alcohol treatment, and driver’s license suspensions or revocations…This is what I do!  I know the choices and where options can be found to avoid much of these supposed requirements.  This comes from my vast experience in representing over 2,000 persons for DUI alone.  So, if I am effective like an attorney who only takes DUI clients, well, the proof is in the numbers and my practice that continues to grow and thrive because my client’s write recommendations and refer others to entrust with their representation! 

In face, I don’t need to depend upon the large and expensive internet advertising budgets that other attorney’s do because of a referral rate of over 60% from former clients, their friends, and family.  Thus, I hope that if you find yourself unfortunately in trouble some day that you will trust me to represent you and at a cost that I strive to also be reasonable. 

Do not delay getting legal representation.

Call me to talk about your case.

PH: 206-228-0496