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Jay P Mykytiuk

DUI and DWI Attorney at Washington, DC

4.9   26 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 16 years
    Virginia - VA 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    30%

    18 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Assault, DUI, Shoplifting, Robbery, Domestic Violence, Reckless driving, Fraud, Drug possession and distribution, Prostitution, Weapon Possession

    18 years, 500 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    20%

    18 years, 150 cases

  4. Federal crime
    10%

    12 years, 10 cases

  5. Sex crime
    10%

    18 years, 20 cases

  6. Violent crime
    10%

    18 years, 50 cases

Jay P Mykytiuk is an experienced trial attorney who primarily represents defendants charged with criminal and traffic offenses in state and federal courts in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. He was trained in criminal trial defense at the Arlington County Public Defender’s Office, where he handled hundreds of criminal and traffic misdemeanors and felonies from reckless driving to attempted murder. He wrote several criminal appeals and successfully overturned a multi-count embezzlement conviction.  

 

After leaving the Public Defender’s Office, Jay joined the law firm of Regan Associates, Chartered, where he continued to practice criminal defense along with family law and immigration.

 

Jay is a graduate of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he was Chair of the Moot Court Program and a member of the school’s law journal. His published article regarding the US and Canadian responses to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been quoted extensively. During law school, Jay clerked with The Cochran Firm and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

 

Jay Mykytiuk is a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for both the D.C. Superior Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He continues to represent clients in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia in criminal, immigration, and family law matters.

Location

Jay P. Mykytiuk
600 F Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20004

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2020
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VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Attorney Mykytiuk did a fantastic job working my case! Jay helped me get through the entire process and got the CPO against me dropped. Nothing but good things to say about him and his work!
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
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Fantastic Service
Jay was very helpful and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. If you ever need an attorney in DC he would be a great choice.
Posted by Jina | May 5, 2019
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Victorious
1 word = INCREDIBLE! On the day of court, as I was dropped off at the front of the courthouse, with his magnificent, precise, and sheer confident work, Jay had my case dismissed before my family found parking. Jaw dropping, I know. Jay is 1 of the best attorneys I have ever met. Not only does he have an extensive knowledge in law, his passion for law brings him up to a level of vastness that is above and beyond many in his field. Education is what makes a competent lawyer. When you add cunning and savvy on top is when you get Jay Mykytiuk. It was MY pleasure to have him as counsel and should you be so lucky to have such a bulletproof defence. If you look up the word APPRECIATIVE in a thesaurus you will find all the synonyms that describe counselor Mykytiuk at all times. Such humbleness to match his fiery and exemplary way of winning. If you want a vanquished case, Jay is your man. It is imperative that you acquire him as council, if you want pure triumphant victory, because everything he does is a magnificent conquest. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making this experience a memorable, in a good way, slam - dunk counselor.
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Posted by Esequiel | April 2, 2019
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DUI
Excellent lawyer and customer service. Veteran friendly! He went above and beyond even after my case was done. Answered all my questions in a timely manner and was worth every penny
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Jay called me to offer his services. He put me at ease and explained possible outcomes to my situation. He is great at laying out the facts and how to navigate your legal liabilities based on the written laws of that jurisdiction. I was able to right my ship thanks to him. He called me/texted me/emailed me from time to time to make sure I was doing what I was supposed to do. Now I am in good standing with the law.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2018
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Helpful, Highly Recommended
Jay was very thorough for my case and helped me understand how to navigate the legal system. I had amazing results with Jay. I don’t think I could have gotten such great results with any other lawyer or law firm. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Noel | September 26, 2018
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Highly Recommended
It was very reassuring working with Jay on my 2nd DUI case. He was honest, caring, and professional throughout the whole process. Given the circumstances and facts of my case, he gave me realistic advice and prepared me of all possible outcomes of my case. In the end, I am confident to say Jay did excellent job and I received the best outcome of my case. I am completely satisfied with his service and highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal counsel. Thank you again Jay!
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2018
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Prompt and thorough
Jay did and excellent job and was able to navigate the system by utilizing his knowledge and relationships to secure a very favorable outcome. I would highly recommend him to get things done well and done fast.
Posted by Ryan | May 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Out of State Resident
Counsel Jay P. Mykytiuk, I highly recommend, as an out of state resident the D.C. judicial system can be quite confusing. I spoke with numerous "Traffic" attorneys in the area none were informative or enthusiastic in regard to my violation. Jay charged me a very fair retainer compared to other firms I spoke with and it was a turn key no head ache process. If you are looking for an attorney who will litigate not just show up in a suit and take your money go with Jay! Thanks Again!
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Posted by Jasmine | March 20, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Attorney Mykytiuk did a fantastic job working my case! Nothing but good things to say about him and his work!
Posted by Alex | October 4, 2017
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Great Attorney
I am very pleased I made the decision to hire Mr. Mykytiuk as my attorney. He was professional, very knowledgeable, and generous with his time given the volume of questions I had! His expertise and analysis of my case instilled confidence in me - and I greatly appreciated his honest and forthright style. I was very happy with my representation in the courtroom, and we got the result we wanted. I would highly recommend Mr. Mykytiuk!
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
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Helpful, knowledgable
Jay was extremely knowledgeable about how the process worked and able to explain it clearly to me. I knew what to expect and what was required of me to help reduce the charges. Jay took time to answer all of my questions and was always quick to respond to phone calls and email. After meeting with the prosecutor Jay was able to have all charges dropped.
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Posted by Kwame | May 20, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Jay is an excellent Attorney who goes the extra mile. He walked me through my DUI charge every step of the way till he got it dismissed. He was available to answer all my questions in a timely manner and represented me in court with out me having to make the trip from Chicago to DC. His rates are very reasonable compared to other DUI Attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
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Excellent Attorney
Jay is an excellent attorney. I called him when I needed help on a holiday weekend and he was one of only two lawyers out of 20 top lawyers that I called that was willing to help me right away, no matter what the hour. We had a very successful outcome, solely due to his incredible advice, support, and work. You can be confident with this man that you will receive the best outcome for your case.
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Posted by Kiyanna | November 2, 2016
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Best lawyer yet!! Very helpful, professional & honest
When I contacted Mr. Jay I came to him stressed and nervous about the outcome of my case. After I met with Mr. Jay he was honest, straightforward and he told me every scenario that could possibly happen and what he could do. After leaving his office I was confident that he was the person to get the job done! & he did. Very satisfied!
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2016
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Diligent, effective, and timely
Mr. Mykytiuk provided me with a free consultation and after hearing the potential criminal case, clearly explained the legal process in general, patiently answering questions along the way (I have never had experience in criminal law). He was reasonable in his fees given the nature of the case, reached out to the detective on my behalf, and fielded phone calls from the complainant. His diligence resulted in no charges filed. Subsequently, he fielded additional phone calls from the complainant and assisted in preventing any potential civil matter by obtaining a release from the complainant. Mr. Mykytiuk timely communicated with me throughout the process, and I would not hesitate to reach out to him in the future or refer him to someone.
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Posted by Christopher | August 15, 2016
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Honest, hardworking and skilled
Mr. Mykytiuk is an excellent attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the areas he practices. He will assist you every step of the way and do whatever can be done to get you the best outcome. In my particular case, he worked tirelessly until justice was met, resulting in the court dropping my case. If you want the best chance of winning your case, choose Mr. Mykytiuk.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
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Civil Protection Order
I am so glad that I decided to be represented Jay Mykytiuk. After reviewing my case, he believed in me by just having a conversation over the phone as I reside in Colorado and I had to travel to D.C. for a CPO hearing. After having my day in court, I was acquitted of the crimes that were alleged against me. Jay did an excellent job of understanding my story and communicating this to the courts. If someone is looking for legal counsel for a CPO matter, I definitely recommend Jay for legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2016
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DUI !st
I have had the pleasure of being represented by Mr. Jay Mykytuik at this firm. He represented me well. I had a DUI in Virginia with a BAC level that carried a mandatory five days in jail. Since I currently work in the criminal justice field, I refused to do any jail time. Mr. Mykytuik reassured me that he would not settle for a plea that was based on my serving the five days. He took a complicated situation and negotiated with the prosecutors until we received a very favorable deal. NO JAIL TIME! Mr. Mykytuik never gave up on me and used his professionalism, knowledge and legal wisdom to make sure that I was happy with the outcome of my case. If you are looking for someone to handle your case that knows what he is doing and that you can trust that he will fight for you? Please do not hesitate to call Mr. Mykytuik. CS
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Posted by Garrett | February 19, 2015
Virginia Reckless Driving - Excellent Result
I hired Jay Mykytiuk in December of 2014 as a result of a Virginia Reckless Driving charge. 82 in a 55. After doing consultations with several attorneys, Jay was the only one who took the time to fully explain what I was facing, the potential outcomes, and a strategy. His knowledge and his demeanor put me at ease for what was the first criminal charge I had encountered. The result was a reduction from a Class A misdemeanor to a minor traffic ticket and fine. Much better than expected. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and confident criminal defense attorney for the DC & Virginia area.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Scrofano Law PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • JPMLegal
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Regan Associates, Chartered
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Arlington County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Trinity College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault and Weapon Possession
  • Not guilty

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virgina
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel for the DC Superior Court
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Felony Representation Certification
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
  • 2007
  • Juvenile Representation Certification
  • Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
  • 2007
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Publications

  • District of Columbia Practice Manual
  • Criminal Law and Practice
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (18)
Endorse Jay
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Friend
"I highly recommend Jay to anyone and everyone facing a DWI/DUI/OVI case. Jay has a very specialized skill set that a lot of attorney’s do not have. Jay has completed the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test certification course and knows exactly what to look for when handling these cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a highly-trained and certified expert regarding NHTSA field sobriety testing. Because of this, Jay knows how to explain what you, the accused, did right on a sobriety test, and what the arresting officer did wrong. Jay should be among your first choices for any DUI/DWI case. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is certified to conduct standardized field sobriety tests using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines. Because of this certification Jay is the go-to man for any OVI/DUI/DWI case. I highly recommend this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Jay at a multi-day specialized DUI defense training course. His participation in this and other additional DUI focused training has demonstrated a superior commitment to Justice for his clients by actively, and consistently, seeking and participating in extensive specialized training in the area of DUI/DWI detection and defense placing him in the top percentile of attorneys capable of fighting and debunking the science. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jay is an incredible attorney. If I ever got in trouble I would call Jay first. He is an incredible legal mind who has the ability to get amazing results for his clients. If anyone is on the fence about hiring Jay, let this be the tipping point his favor. He is an incredible attorney and will not let you down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mykytiuk is an attorney I can endorse without hesitation. Ethical, intelligent, and a zealous advocate for his clients are just a few of the characteristics that define him. You are in good hands with him by your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jay for years as a hardworking, upstanding attorney who is dedicated to providing the best representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mykytiuk never stops fighting for his clients. I highly recommend Attorney Mykytiuk,"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the honor of working with Jay for about five years. In that time, I got to know him well. I know him to be passionate about the practice of law, always prepared and always professional. Because he loves what he does, he does it very well. I endorse Jay wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Mykytiuk is a great criminal defense attorney with an outstanding legal mind and ability to strategize in serious cases. I recommend Mr. Mykytiuk highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mykytiuk is a zealous legal advocate who defends his clients with compassion and tenacity. I strongly endorse him as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I supervised Jay for three years and found him to be knowledgeable, hard-working, and ethical. We have also worked on a number of criminal cases as co-counsel, and I can attest that he is an aggressive and determined defense lawyer for the most serious crimes."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Friend
"I am honored to endorse Jay. Not only is he an outstanding lawyer, he is also committed to promoting fair and equitable justice for all people. He is an excellent legal mind who works tirelessly for his clients. He has the experience and work ethic necessary to make a difference. I would highly recommend Jay to any of my clients."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a great lawyer. He is hardworking and dedicated to getting his clients the best possible results. I would gladly recommend Jay to handle any immigration or criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is hardworking, focused, and passionate about his cases. If you are looking for an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will pay attention to your case, look no further. Without hesitation, I endorse Jay Mykytiuk."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jay Mykytuik is a skilled orator and a sharp legal mind. Moreover, he is empathetic to his clients and their families, a trait missing in many attorneys who do this type of work. I have worked with him for many years and it is a true pleasure watching him in court, as he argues circles around his opponents. I recommend him as an attorney unreservedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jay for 8 years since we were public defenders together in Arlington County. He is a talented courtroom lawyer and skilled negotiator."
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Washington DUI and DWI Lawyer Jay P Mykytiuk
Jay P Mykytiuk
DUI and DWI Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 17 years
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