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No one ever really expects or plans to get a DUI, so it can be overwhelming and a bit terrifying. That said, my fears were put to ease by Sean, who is both warm and professional. His immense knowledge of the law, my options, and the process (with both the court and the DOL) was incredibly comforting. He was able to guide me down the best available path with the court and even managed to get the DOL to dismiss my license suspension. This process was far less painful than it could have been, and I firmly believe that was because I chose to hire Sean.
When I was arrested for my first DUI, I was unsure of the process and didn't know what to do next. Luckily for me, I was able to retain Sean and he made me feel like he took control of the situation right away. Just having him explain the whole process put me at ease. He was able to answer all my questions, and whenever a new question came to me, he was always quickly available, which made me feel very reassured. When it came time to go to court in King County District Court, the prosecutor's only offer was to plead guilty to DUI because I blew over a .12. But after Sean pointed out many problems with their case against me, the prosecutor changed his mind and offered to reduce the charge. Sean spared me a DUI conviction, and I would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves needing a DUI attorney.
Sean is always prompt at returning phone calls and emails--he is available. The breaks it down and makes it simple without a lot of jargon and lays it out in plain English. He is flexible and understanding and treats his clients with professionalism and sincerity.
Sean represented me on four separate occasions and on one occasion my good friend, all involving traffic infractions. Results? Four of them, including my last two, outright dismissed, and one didn't even make it to court (police officer got upset with me for flashing my headlights to warn other drivers of a speed trap). That's five out of five. Sean handled everything, my presence was not required during any of my four cases, which was a great relief since I am frequently absent because of my job. Same goes for my friend's case. His legal fees are fair and reasonable. I am grateful to Sean for all he has done for me and my friend I can without hesitation recommend him to anyone needing legal defense.
Sean Bratner represented me in a traffic violation case recently. He was very courteous and very quick to respond to my emails and questions. He was very knowledgeable and walked me through the whole process and all my options. He ended up getting the outcome I was looking for (ticket reduced to a non moving violation). I would highly recommend him and would use him again.
I unfortunately found myself requiring the services of an attorney after being arrested for a DUI. After interviewing a couple of different lawyers I was impressed with Sean's knowledge of the process and how he followed up with me when he said that he would. He was confident in his abilities without being arrogant. The prosecutor wasn’t going to budge on my case and would only offer to give me the lowest possible sentence if I plead guilty to DUI. Sean subpoenaed all of the officers involved and was able to use their testimony to convince the prosecutor that their case wasn’t as strong. Sean counseled me on what steps I would need to take before we were in front of the judge and when I did get in front of her, she gave me a lighter sentence than the prosecutor was asking for. This was after Sean convinced him to plea down to reckless driving. I would highly recommend using Sean, and hopefully never have to use him again.
Sean Bratner represented me in a DUI charge in 2012. He provided professional council and kept in touch before my hearing. He was very knowledgeable in DUI law for Washington and gave me options to choose from in terms of how I wanted to defend myself. This was useful since I didn't know what to do and he gave me some informed choices. He was kind and really did care about me and my case, and provided the best service he could. He plea bargained the prosecution's first offer down and got me a much better deal at my hearing. The day of my hearing, he made a 3 hour round trip to represent me free of additional charge. He was courteous with me and with the judge and prosecutor and very professional. I feel he got me the best outcome I could have gotten with my case. Even after my hearing, after I had paid Mr. Bratner for his services, he kept in touch, checking in to make sure my probation was going ok, offering advice when I asked for it. Outstanding service combined with personal care about his clients is what makes Mr. Bratner a great attorney. I would definitely recommend him, especially for DUI cases.
Sean helped me get the results I wanted. He was very knowledgeable in the procedures it would take to be successful and was organized and friendly throughout the whole process. I would use Sean's services again.