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Posted by Daniel
When I first got my DUI I did quite a bit of research to see if there was anything that could be done to fight it... I couldn't come up with anything that seemed very hopeful. It seemed hopeless but Mr. Leyba was confident that something could be done here. We went through all kinds of appeals but the prosecutor for my case was unyielding. I don't know how he did it, but one day I got a call from Mr. Leyba saying that he was able to make a deal to reduce my charges to reckless driving.
Throughout the whole process Mr. Leyba stayed very positive and kept me informed as to what tactics we were going with and why. I never had any trouble getting in contact with him and I'm really happy with the way it all turned out. I don't know how to thank him enough for all the effort put into this.
Posted by Amar
Mathew came across very professional and pleasant in my meeting with him to discuss my case. Upon gathering my information , he was quick to suggest the steps needed. The fees were explained if I was to have Mathew represent me.There was no pressure in trying to close the deal. I was relieved to have representation from a very down to earth person.
Posted by a client
I got a DUI with a very high breath test, a 911 call and a written witness statement. For my DOL hearing Matthew made the right choice on what officer of the three to cross examine and the end result was a statement made by the officer that had my license suspension repealed. For my court case he very professionally represented me, presented my case well to the prosecutor and amazingly I ended up with a plea deal and the DUI being reduced to a reckless driving. A great end result based on how bad it looked for me going into it.
Posted by Miranda
We felt that our situation was a lost cause, that nobody could help, but then we found Matthew. We cannot recommend him highly enough. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he kept us informed every step of the way, responded patiently to our numerous questions, and gave generously of his time. Without Matthew's expertise, we didn't know what to do, but in the end, Matthew had the two serious charges completely dismissed. If you want the best, make sure you work with Matthew Leyba.
Posted by Marta
Highly recommend to anyone having to go through the experience of dealing with a DUI. Matt was extremely knowledgeable and kept me well informed each step of the way. He was always available, including weekends, and patient with me. Matt is soft spoken but persistent, he got a great deal with the prosecutor. The outcome was the best possible, totally better than I expected.
Hiring him was the best decision I made.
Posted by a client
We chose Matthew because of his straight forward demeanor and honesty. Unlike a few other lawyers we interviewed, he told us the challenges of our case and made no promises. Throughout the whole process he was informative and calm and easily reached by phone, email, and text.
In the end, a seemingly helpless case was reduced beyond our highest hopes. It was well worth our money and effort. We were surprised by the outcome but relieved.
I would recommend Matthew to anyone going through a difficult DUI case.
Posted by a client
After 'interviewing' almost 10 different lawyers before moving forward with my situation, I felt extremely comfortable and trusting in Matt when deciding on someone to take over my case. With it being my only time ever needing legal services, I had no idea what to expect when starting this process and choosing someone to represent me. Matt always made me feel comfortable in explaining different scenarios to me and was always willing to answer any questions that I may have had. He is very respected and known within the court rooms and it is easy to tell that he is confident in representing all of his clients. In what was a terrible and regretful situation, Matt always made me a aware of my options and what I may be facing moving forward. He got my DUI charge lessened and throughout the entire process, didn't make me feel like just a 'client'. Again, I highly recommend him as he is intelligent and is knowledgeable when it comes to a DUI related case.
Posted by a client
Matthew was a great attorney to work with for my DUI case. He understood all the moving pieces, the potential outcomes as well as likely outcomes, and was able to help me navigate a system that otherwise I would have drowned in. He was able to suggest all the proactive things I could do that would (and subsequently did) give me the best chance of minimizing the penalty in the eyes of the court. He was also relentless in chasing down all reports, pieces of evidence, and diligent in examining these things for anything that could help my case. He was able to do all this while still maintaining the highest level of professional etiquette, ethical standards, and personal respect. I would recommend Matthew again to anyone in need of a good lawyer, no questions asked.
Posted by a client
I was charged with a DUI and hit and run unattended after being involved in an accident and refusing a breath test and field sobriety test. I was feeling uncertain about the outcome of my case and was fairly convinced I was going to be convicted of a DUI and spend some time in jail at the very least. After conducting several interviews of lawyers in the Seattle area, I decided to go with Matthew Leyba. His presentation was bar none the most honest, straight-forward, and informed of all other lawyers I spoke with. I am so happy I made the decision to go with Matt Leyba for several reasons. His pricing plan was very reasonable, he constantly kept me informed of significant updates related to my case, he expedited court appearances, and most importantly he worked tirelessly with prosecutors to find a deal that would work best for me. After pursuing all feasible routes, we decided to avoid trial by accepting a plea made by the prosecutor's office. My DUI was reduced to a single count of reckless driving- entailing no jail time, no probation officers, no interlock ignition device, and only required five days of work-crew. With the high percentage of DUI cases being set for trial in Seattle, I was surprised a plea was being offered at all, let alone a plea including a significant reduction in charges. Matt's dedication to finding a deal that suited my needs and honesty when it came to analyzing realistic outcomes in undergoing a trial inevitably allowed me to avoid a DUI and move forward with a fresh start. I would highly recommend Matthew Leyba to anyone facing similar charges in court.
Posted by Rachel
Highly recommend anyone having to go through the experience of dealing with a DUI getting Matt to represent you. I could have never gotten through it all without Matt's expertise and knowledge of what to expect in the court system, from the first court appearance all the way through to the end.
Feeling overwhelmed at the ordeal he took great care in explaining each and every step and helped me get through it all over the year and a half this took to get closure. I truly felt like I was good hands every step of the way. When at times I wanted to just give up and plead guilty he was so kind and assured me to keep going and I am so thankful he did!
Washington State has become extremely strict on DUI laws, which obviously is a good thing but frustrating for those (like myself) who don't have a criminal history and made a stupid one-time mistake - Matt poured over my case looking at each and every possible angle and didn't miss a beat from day one. Truly wonderful attorney!!