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When you are arrested for DUI / DWI or Physical Control, you need an aggressive and experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. Call Park Chenaur DUI defense attorney, Coleen St. Clair now at (253) 839-9440, or after hours/weekends at (206) 578-2200, to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.
Ms. St. Clair is a long time former State prosecutor with over twenty five years of experience handling criminal cases and DUI/DWI cases in the Puget Sound region. As a prosecutor in Snohomish County, and as a defense attorney throughout the Puget Sound Region, Ms. St. Clair has handled thousands of DUI cases. Ms. St. Clair has tried hundreds of cases ranging from DUI to high profile homicides. She has a remarkable record of success having lost only 3 cases in 25 years of high volume trial work. She has the experience and skill to quickly and accurately assess the facts and legal issues in your case, advise you as to the potential consequences of the offense for which you are charged, and to advise you of what your options are at any stage of your case. Ms. St. Clair has the expert ability to prepare and present your case and successfully negotiate a resolution when appropriate. Her exceptional knowledge, skill, and experience, as well as her willingness to effectively challenge a case are what get results. No one will fight harder to protect your interests and rights and few have her experience and record to back it up.
Ms. St. Clair’s trial skills are exceptional and her record of success remarkable, however, the majority of cases do not go to trial. Ms. St. Clair’s 20 years as a State Prosecutor gives her unique insight into the system: She understands what the State needs to charge and win a case, and therefore knows how to challenge the evidence in your case and devise your best defense. Ms. St. Clair knows what Police do and how they do it. She can quickly assess what the police did or should have done, and what they may not have done in your case. She understands complex evidentiary issues; how evidence may be gathered, how evidence may be proposed against you, and most importantly, how rules may be employed to suppress evidence so that it is not used against you. This could greatly affect the outcome of your case. Ms. St. Clair has trained police on the rules and procedures they must follow in gathering evidence and statements. She knows if these rules have been properly followed in your case. Working closely with police for many years, she not only has unique knowledge of how police investigate cases, but herself knows how to investigate and obtain evidence necessary to present your best defense and to expertly prepare a case on your behalf. Having dealt with tens of thousands of witnesses and police officers over the years, she knows witnesses and their weaknesses, and she knows how to skillfully and successfully assess and examine them. Ms. St. Clair knows prosecutors and the factors that influence their decisions. She understands exactly how to present your case and you to achieve the most favorable resolution of your case. Ms. St. Clair knows the options and alternatives available to any proposed punishment, and knows how to potentially avoid or reduce any serious consequences that could result from a criminal conviction.
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Highly respected in the legal community, most clients come to Ms. St. Clair because they were referred to her by another attorney, courts, legal staff, police, former co-workers, criminal justice professionals, or former clients. She has represented the interests of many. She has earned their respect, and will work hard to earn yours through aggressive, informed, committed, and exceptional representation of your interests.
In 2012 I received a DUI charge. A friend who worked as Court Staff referred me to Ms. St. Clair, telling me she was a remarkable attorney. I had spoken to other attorneys but as soon as I spoke with Ms. St. Clair I knew she was the best attorney to handle my matter. She quickly and accurately assessed my case and the potential consequences to my record, my license, my life, and my employment. I was facing serious consequences with regard to my employment. Ms. St. Clair quickly and thoroughly advised me regarding all of these matters, and the options potentially available to me. When we went to Court, it was clear that Ms. St. Clair was well known and highly regarded by the Court, the Prosecutor, and other defense attorneys who were present. Ms. St. Clair negotiated the consequences to my license and quickly resolved my case with a very favorable reduction to my charge. It saved my license, my freedom, and my employment. Throughout the process Ms. St. Clair was very responsive and always available to answer any questions. She thoroughly reviewed and explained my case, my options, and my obligations. She has a great sense of humor and is remarkably personable and she made what was a nightmare a much more bearable process. I still contact her to this day with questions or updates or just to share a laugh, and she is always willing to assist, or share in the laughter. I would highly recommend her to anyone facing a DUI or ANY criminal offense. J.H. Everett, WA
It is important to speak with an attorney immediately following a DUI arrest – even if you have not yet been charged. Important events are already occurring; for instance, if you want a hearing to challenge your license suspension, you must apply to the Department of Licensing within 20 days of your arrest date, whether or not you’ve even received a court date. DUI laws in the State of Washington are some of the strictest in the nation. The penalties for those convicted of DUI or Physical Control are severe and carry mandatory jail sentences and further license suspensions, which increase significantly depending on such factors as the level of the breath /blood test and any related prior offenses within specific periods. A person can be charged with DUI not only based on their level of alcohol consumption based on a breath or blood test, but by evidence which shows impairment alone. The DUI laws also apply to driving under the influence with drugs in one’s system. This is not limited to illegal drugs, but can also include prescription or over the counter drugs as well.
There are far reaching consequences to a charge of DUI and hiring the right lawyer can make a difference in how your case is resolved. You need an exceptional, experienced attorney who will ensure your rights and interests are protected and who will thoroughly evaluate the factual, scientific, and legal issues in your case.
You need a skilled, aggressive, and experienced DUI defense attorney who can immediately focus their attention on your particular case. You need someone who knows the law, knows the process, and knows the system. DUI defense attorney Coleen St. Clair has the skills, experience, legal knowledge, and record of success necessary to give you your best defense. Call her now at (253) 839-9440, or after hours / weekends at (206) 578-2200. You can also e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact list for a FREE evaluation of your case.