After being continuously bounced around for TWO years at the public defenders' association, and never getting much time or response by phone or email from my four (yes, 4!) different attorneys, I was told by the most recently assigned lawyer that the state of WA would never negotiate further and I was asked to decide whether to go to court (with a case my attorneys didn't feel confident they could win) or agreeing to a DUI plea that was pretty close to the same offer to begin with, years prior. ALL of that changed after talking to Jonathan Dichter! When I reached out to Mr. Dichter for his advice, he and his courteous team were immediately responsive, superbly professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, thorough, patient to listen, and eager to help IN EVERY WAY! I never felt rushed during a case-review session or phone call. All of my questions were answered to my FULL understanding and satisfaction. Each attorney and legal staff person performed in a service manner that was way above-par, and I know the norm for lawyers after having worked for many of them for over 30+ years. I was completely respected and taken care of from the very first in-depth consultation, then assisted every step through the confusing, intimidating and taxing process of a multiple-charge case that became strongly re-negotiated soon after Mr. Dichter was hired... That's when REAL progress was made!
Jonathan ordered and researched full toxicology reports that no other counselor had even thought of or was willing to do. He found three different reasons for botched blood "evidence." He and his team thoroughly reviewed the WSP's recorded video several times, and meticulously checked for the legality (or possible illegality) of every word and action made by both me AND the trooper. In order to help me understand the initial process should I choose trial, Jonathan prepared his motions for my consideration which were brilliant in scope and number, demonstrating not only his legal expertise but his tenacity and commitment to providing the strongest defense possible. I felt fully included in every discussion and fully supported by wise, factual counsel. Though I ultimately chose to waive the risk of a jury trial, I had absolute confidence and assurance that Jonathan was FULLY prepared with a winnable, aggressive case. And I was in awe how, in just a handful of months, his team accomplished far more than my prior attorneys, combined, over a two-year period! Jonathan's discovery of botched "evidence" and firm negotiations successfully got the state to finally revert to a minimal Neg 1 charge and dismiss the secondary charge. I was very satisfied with this result from the team's continually strong defense -- a great outcome that no one else was able to accomplish.
Jonathan's presentation at my change-in-plea hearing was solid and professional, even stating (for the record) the less than stellar treatment I received from the arresting officer -- something my former attorneys were unwilling to address at my hearing, but which was highly important to me that the judge at least hear this opinion about the officer's conduct before my sentencing.
Overall -- once DUI Heroes took over my case, I never again felt qualms or insecurities regarding the legal advice and defense I received. Beyond being just a client, they treated me more like a friend or family member, and I had real peace and assurance, from consultation to final hearing, always knowing I was getting OUTSTANDING legal representation. Thank you, DUI Heroes!