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Posted by Karl, a DUI client, Flag
I was involved in an accident where a blood draw by the officer revealed a .15 BAC. I was looking at a license suspension plus at least 2 days in jail by the prosecutor’s first recommendation. I was confident in hiring James Egan’s team because of the extensive DUI defense experience of every single one of their four lawyers. Mr. Egan personally helped me avoid a DOL license suspension altogether. Then, on the criminal case after legal argument was filed, the prosecutor agreed to a Negligent Driving reduction without jail, a small fraction of fines, and obviously no license suspension. I got off essentially scott free! James Egan’s firm saved my life! If you made the mistake of DUI as I did, there is no mistake in hiring these DUI experts to fix it!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
My facts could not have been worse. I had a second DUI offense in 7 years with a car accident and a .21 BAC level. Every other lawyer said I would probably do 45 days in jail if I didn’t go deferred. Mr. Egan’s legal team has decades of experience and they promised me a strong and recognized legal defense for my very serious charge. James Egan’s team identified a series of legal issues and filed motions for the criminal case, resulting in a major reduction to Negligent Driving without any jail time. They also beat the license suspension, which is clearly their forte. The outcome they got for me goes beyond words and is frankly jaw-dropping. They saved my life! I would highly recommend their extremely solid legal services to everyone charged with DUI. These guys are all legal geniuses!
Posted by Brad, a DUI client, Flag
When I first met James Egan and his team of attorneys, I found out I missed the Department of Licensing 20 day deadline and that my license was going to be suspended for 90 days. On top of that, I was going to need SR-22 insurance for the next three years. The Law Offices of James Egan were able to get DOL to grant me a late hearing request. They then won that hearing and saved my license. On my criminal case, despite blowing over the .08 legal limit, James Egan’s attorneys were able to convince the prosecutor to give me an infraction instead of a misdemeanor. I avoided jail, I avoided a license suspension, and even avoided a criminal conviction. I’m very happy with my legal services.
Posted by Eric, a DUI client, Flag
I had blown over twice the legal limit and my commercial driver’s license was at stake. A DUI conviction or a DOL loss would have ended my career as a truck driver. James Egan’s team was able to win my DOL hearing and get the prosecutor to reduce my DUI charge to a Reckless Driving, saving my commercial driver’s license and my job. Absolutely amazing work.
Posted by Marcus, a DUI client, Flag
I blew more than twice the legal limit and knew I was in big trouble. I am required to travel to Canada as part of my job and I knew a DUI conviction would likely keep me out of Canada for life. The Law Offices of James Egan got my case reduced and saved my job, and advised me to stay calm, positive and optimistic through this stressful wait time, which was invaluable, helpful and sound advice. The prosecutor was trying to put me in jail for five days but instead I walked away with just some community service. James Egan and the other amazing attorneys in this fine firm exceeded all my expectations and I couldn’t be more pleased, and I am forever grateful, humbled and indebted to the entire team at the Law Offices of James Egan.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I hired James for my first criminal offense, a DUI no blow. My case had no particularly unique facts, but I ended up losing my license for a year and spent a total of 36 hrs, including 24 straight hours in jail.
James told me "There's a 99% chance you won't go to jail.". I have no idea if he was full of it or if I just got unlucky.
What I do know is that I paid $4500 to go to jail and lose my license for a year, which was really terrible. REALLY terrible.
It seems James' attorneys' strategy failed: he never was able to get a hold of the Prosecutor to bargain. I had several continuances and it was pretty clear my attorney, Carl, Linda, whoever there was there that day, was just finally talking to the Prosecutor about my case right on the spot. In other words, on the criminal side, it's not clear to me James' attorneys did ANY work other than to show up (when other clients of there's were there too), and try to get a 5 second word with the prosecutor. I ended up pleading to reckless and got JAIL.
My understanding is this is a strange result. So I got unlucky, or, again, James failed.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
When I met James Egan and his team, they gave me a lot of confidence that they could help me out of a tough situation. I didnâ€™t think I had done anything worth getting pulled over for, but after I blew above the limit I was worried that a DUI would end up on my record forever. After finding problems in the police report, Mr. Egan and his partners got the prosecutor to amend my charge to negligent driving with a suspended sentence. Iâ€™m very happy I chose the Law Offices of James Egan. If any of my friends get in trouble I know who Iâ€™ll recommend.
Posted by Aaron, a DUI client, Flag
I thought there was no way the prosecutor would agree to reduce my DUI charge. I blew twice the legal limit and didn't have the best record. There really was no defense to the charge.
However, based on a speedy trial issue spotted by the Law Offices of James Egan, the prosecutor agreed to reduce and I avoided having to install an ignition interlock device on my car for a year.
Posted by Gregor, a DUI client, Flag
I was incredibly worried after I was pulled over and charged with DUI just for crossing a lane line. I chose James Egan to represent me because of his obvious experience and team approach. I was completely impressed with the way they spelled out exactly what I needed to do and how they aggressively went after the evidence against me to destroy the prosecutor's case. Not only did they get me a Negligent Driving 1st Degree even though I blew over the legal limit, but they saved my license because they showed the officer didn't have any grounds to pull me over in the first place. James Egan's team is one of a kind and I would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Alfred, a DUI client, Flag
I'm still in a state of shock about what happened in court. We were supposed to have a routine continuance hearing, but instead my entire case was settled very quickly.
The facts speak for themselves. I totaled my vehicle, refused, and have a prior DWI, and your team managed to get me a reckless driving, no jail, no 1-year revocation of license, no interlock, modest fine and 30-days without license. Wow!
You are a brilliant attorney and I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your representation. I will tell everyone I know who has the misfortune of ending up in DUI-court that you are simply the best.
Posted by B, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Egan’s team is terrific at DUI defense. After a very high BAC (above .25), James Egan, Jay Wilkinson and other associate attorneys researched legal issues, brought them to the State’s attention, and used their best strategies to encourage the State to reduce to Reckless Driving. Their teamwork gave me a firm advantage! The State conceded “evidentiary issues” before the court. This was incredible given that the State had knowledge it wasn’t my first offense of DUI. They obviously didn't do their homework! Knowledgeable and savvy, they made my day after my terrible mistake. No regrets with these guys. I would recommend them to everyone I know who gets a DUI. They are worth every penny!
Posted by Nate, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was involved in an accident in which the other driver made false accusations that resulted in citations and misdemeanor charges. I contacted James Egan and had a very informative initial no cost interview over the phone. I could tell immediately that he had an experienced team that had the expertise in the local court that would handle the case. For that reason I retained them at a reasonable fee that I knew in advance would take me through the whole process. It was good knowing up front what the cost
It turned out to be worth every penny; his team handled every detail, always
returned my calls promptly and answered all my questions. The charges were
dropped, and I avoided a possible year suspended license and large fine. I
could not have been more pleased with the outcome. The whole experience was very assuring during a difficult time. I would not hesitate to refer anyone
in need of legal help to "my legal team", the law offices of James Egan.
Posted by Janelle, a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with DUI for driving the wrong way on a street. Through the combined efforts of James Egan's legal team, the charge was dropped ENTIRELY after I did some community service hours. I would recommend them absolutely! They know the players and they are pros!
Posted by BJ, a DUI client, Flag
Dear James Egan,
Thank you very much for you and your law firm's advice and assistance with my legal dilemma. I'm currently in the province of Zabul, Afghanistan helping the local populace to rid themselves of Taliban. I owe the fact that I have no case looming over my head to your legal expertise.
As a satisfied customer, if I come across any of my friends or acquaintances with legal issues, or that are in need of an attorney's assistance, I will do my best to make sure they are guided to your office.
Once again, thank you!
Posted by E, a DUI client, Flag
To the entire staff of James Egan:
I would like to thank you for handling my case. Everyone was so polite and competent - and that really made me feel good to know I was involved with truly professional people. Also I am more than satisfied with the outcome of my case, and will highly recommend you guys to anyone I know who may find themselves in a similar situation.
Thank you very much!
Posted by Martin Teeg, a DUI client, Flag
After being arrested on my first DUI ever with a .11 BAC, I was stunned and had so many questions. I was so glad to have had the immediate advice of James Egan’s legal team. They took immediate steps to preserve evidence and ultimately beat my license suspension on a legal technicality. Then, when the criminal case was filed, they used their resources and energies to help avoid a DUI, license suspension, actual jail time, probation and fines. They are an accomplished, confident team. I would recommend them to any friend in that unfortunate circumstance, any day! The fees were reasonable and money well spent!
-Martin Teeg, Seattle
Posted by S Beckman, a DUI client, Flag
I realize that I had many options in hiring attorneys. James Egan’s team was ready to give me legal advice and a winning strategy from the beginning. Other attorneys were vague in answering my questions about possible outcomes and actually made me feel even more nervous about my seemingly embarrassing situation. It was unclear if I would be 'okay' in the end after talking to other solo attorneys. I really liked the team-based environment that I experienced at James' office and how they ALL helped me to feel at ease.
“The lawyers with James Egan knew my arresting cop’s name and history, my BAC and problems associated with that particular machine, and exactly where/when I was stopped all before I told them. This showed me they were truly interested in my case and they wanted to help me. James and his group jointly tag-teamed the prosecutor on my DUI charge and resolved the case with no jail, no license suspension and a mere temporary Negligent Driving conviction which goes off my record. They were definitely well respected by the courts and the prosecutor. They had excellent, useful resources which resulted in the best outcome possible for my situation. I highly recommend this team if you find yourself in the awkward situation of being charged with DUI in King County.
- S. Beckman
Posted by Kingman, a DUI client, Flag
I crashed my car with a very high (.2+) BAC, on a 2nd offense. James Egan's office avoided any license suspension by clever argument, and got the matter reduced to a Negligent Driving 1st degree without jail, license suspension or ignition interlock device. I highly recommend this legal team. They have affordable excellence.
Posted by B West, a DUI client, Flag
Dear Law Offices of James Egan,
Thank you so much for representing me on such short notice. You did exactly what you said you were going to do and I don't know how to thank you more. If I ever run into any situation in the future (hopefully not) I will know who to turn to. You made me proud to do business with you. Thank you so much. Best regards.
Posted by Chris, a DUI client, Flag
Cops claimed I almost ran into their police car after I'd been drinking a lot. Since I refused the breath test I was looking at mandatory jail, a year suspension and huge fines.
James Egan's legal team took my case at a low rate and gave me a payment plan; thanks!
They subpoenaed the BAC room video and used it to win my DOL hearing by arguing the officers never offered me a BAC test. Then my lawyers papered the prosecutor with written motions about evidence they would lose at a judge trial.
Their expert work resulted in a Neg 1, with no jail, no license suspension, no SR-22 insurance, no ignition interlock device, low fines and no traffic ticket!
Posted by Jackie, a DUI client, Flag
I totaled my car after drinking with a .16 BAC! I expected the worst! I had so much evidence stacked against me. James Egan's legal team spotted a rare argument and used it to beat my suspension.
Having obtained the video of my BAC test, the proved that my arresting officer lied in my report. The prosecutor dropped the DUI to a Negligent driving, with no jail, no license suspension, and no fine at all. My insurance rates won't even go up!
I would absolutely recommend the magic these attorneys do!!! Thank you!!!
Posted by Tony, a DUI client, Flag
I crashed my car with over twice the legal limit. Calling James Egan's office was the best call I could have made. They took unconventional steps to avoid a license suspension. On the criminal side, they cleverly bluffed the prosecutor to drop the DUI to a much lesser charge. I would highly recommend their services - they KNOW what they are doing.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
Mr. Egan represented me in a case where I could have lost my career as a commercial driver. I was involved in a parking incident where I struck an overhanging tree branch and was cited with two extreme charges,I had a prepaid legal service for truckers but after contacting them did not believe they would fight for me but just show up and do the minimum, I did some additional research and finally decided on Mr Egan, he took the time to talk to me and explain all of the options and circumstances of my case in detail which gave me the feeling that I was not just a case number and he was going to do his best to defend my case, When it came time for my trial he was just as good as I had expected resulting in both citations being dropped, I know Mr Egan seems to mainly represent DUI case but if you are a commercial driver (or any driver) I would give him my highest reccomendation.
Posted by S.F., a DUI client, Flag
James Egan and his legal team scored for me. I had an extreme DUI and bad field tests. His team gave me confidence since they have done over 1000 DUI cases and have won DUI trials. They beat the DUI and got a reduction to Neg 1 without jail or license suspension. Great advice and truly affordable excellence!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
It is such a good feeling to know that I hired the best law firm to get me
through my unfortunate mistake.
Posted by N, a DUI client, Flag
James Egan's legal team is stellar!
I blew a high BAC (over .20) after an odd stop. One attorney subpoenaed the video of my stop and used it to beat my license suspension. Other firm attorneys took similar information and coordinated a legal attack on the State's case, causing them to drop the DUI. I will have no jail, no actual license suspension, no interlock device, and hardly any penalty at all!
I would highly recommend them to anyone charged with DUI; let their combined expertise fix your problems!
Posted by Mo, a DUI client, Flag
James Egan's legal team is brilliant! I had an old alcohol related probation violation where the State wanted to revoke 30 days of jail. Mr. Egan noticed that the original agreement I entered was invalid and therefore they couldn't take action. Mr. Egan successfully argued to avoid all penalty! He and the other attorneys worked as a team which made me feel super confident about their services. I would recommend them to anyone!
Posted by Amber, a DUI client, Flag
I was pulled over for a DUI this past summer... thanks to James' team, my case was dismissed!!! No fines... no jail time... no nothing! They are truly great lawyers and a great firm... you would be smart to have them represent you!
Posted by Tim, a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana, where my breath test was well over the legal limit. I expected the worst since both crimes would result in jail time. This would have been my second DUI so the penalties would have been severe.
The attorneys at James Egan's office did an excellent job representing me. All of them are experts on the subject of DUI defense and put me at ease. Ultimately they beat my ordered license suspension and avoided any jail, and got both the DUI and possession dismissed.
I would recommend them myself to all of my friends if they got in trouble. They did way better than I could have expected.
Posted by j.s., a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with DUI in the King County District Court in Shoreline. I was facing penalties of possible jail time, lots of fees, & a mark on my permanent record.
The advice I got from the Law Offices of James Egan was to go to trial because the police officer had no probably cause to stop me. I followed their advice, and they presented the case very well in front of the judge, so the evidence was suppressed and the case was dismissed. I would describe their representation as perfect, they represented me very well, and I saw very good results.
Posted by Sam H., a DUI client, Flag
Within a few weeks, I had been arrested both for DUI and for a Reckless Driving on two separate occasions and in different courts. James Egan's legal team expertly wrote motions and argued them on the DUI, convincing the State judge to dismiss the DUI entirely! Then, with City prosecutors not negotiating fairly on the Reckless Driving, James Egan took the case to jury trial and got me acquitted! I would completely recommend his law firm to anyone charged with a crime! These guys are extremely good and passionate at criminal defense!
When I spoke with other attorneys about handling this, their prices were higher and they did not sound too confident. James Egan offered a good payment plan for me, and I couldn't be happier!
Posted by C. White, a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with driving after drinking and causing some property damage. James Egan met me after hours and explained the law clearly, giving me resources and directions to qualify for a deal. Mr. Egan struck one hearing for me and negotiated for a reduction to a simple traffic ticket. No conviction, no jail, no license suspension, no extra fees, no hassle. I would recommend their expert services to anyone so charged.
Posted by Dr. J.H., a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with a DUI where the officer claimed he paced me. My BAC was under .08. I called around and talked with attorneys and it sounded like I would have some kind of conviction on my record, either Reckless or Negligent Driving. As a young medical professional, any conviction would have really imperiled my career. The lawyers at James Egan's office bent over backwards to show the prosecutor the stop was bad. They set up such strong challenges to the charge that the prosecutor dropped the case to a traffic ticket.
I cannot stress enough that the lawyers among James Egan's team are experts at fixing problems like this. They were professional, understanding and aggressive at getting all criminal charges dismissed, which is what I absolutely needed. If you are charged with a DUI, my own professional opinion: hire them!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with a 2nd offense DUI where I was looking at a substantial time in jail. James Egan's team went above and beyond my expectations. By research and determining the arresting officer had since been fired, they cleverly subpoenaed him to the DOL and I won that hearing when he did not show. The criminal case was negotiated to a Neg 1 reduction without a straight jail penalty, small fines and no license suspension. I would highly recommend his legal team to anyone charged with DUI. These guys are like magicians.
Posted by a client, Flag