With the prosecutor’s permission, Phil was able to obtain a copy of the victim’s statement and get the charge reduced from Assault 4 DV to Disorderly Conduct with no DV label. His client completed 1 day of alcohol & drug information school and 2 days of Anger Management. All No-Contact Orders (NCO) were lifted and […]
A client was potentially facing 7 years of prison time after being caught in a hotel with a large quantity of heroin and a firearm. Phil negotiated a deal that reduced prison time to only one year and completely avoided any weapon enhancement sentencing add-on.
After being attacked by her husband, the City of Bellevue was going to wrongly file Assault 4 DV charges against Phil’s client. Even though the Bellevue detective did not believe that the woman was in fact the victim, Phil was able to work with the prosecutor and present evidence showing her innocence. The prosecutor decided […]
Phil’s client (here on a student visa) was facing Assault 2 DV charges with strangulation sentencing – possibly leading to permanent expulsion from his school and deportation from the US. Careful negotiation with King County prosecutors led to the dismissal of all charges. He was also able to work with a New York City immigration […]
While on probation and in alcohol treatment for a deferred prosecution DUI, Phil’s client was caught by his counselor drinking in a bar. Phil believed that the initial finding of probable cause (PC) was invalid and urged the judge to take a recess to examine it. After returning from recess, the judge agreed with Phil […]
An isolated alcohol-related incident could have resulted in a felony conviction for the husband of a Snohomish County married couple. The wife did not want her husband to be charged with a felony. Phil was able to work with the prosecutor and a Domestic Violence Advocate to pursue a lesser (non-felony) charge.
A Bellevue client charged with a repeat DUI was facing substantial jail time due to mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Phil was able to leverage psychiatric and medical records to convince the court to convert mandatory jail time to electronic home monitoring (EHM).
After an argument lead to a minor altercation, a successful married couple did not want a conviction to blemish their reputation. Phil was tactful yet relentless in working with the prosecutor – giving the husband time to complete counseling and allowing the couple to attend marriage counseling. Case dismissed!
Phil successfully negotiated a 2-year Stipulated Order of Continuance (SOC) for his client charged with drunk driving. The case will be dismissed upon the completion of 6 months of treatment and 24 months of law-abiding behavior.