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Dennis James Twichel

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fife, WA

5.0   56 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Dennis

Learn Dennis’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%
    If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges and going to jail); but as an experienced DUI attorney I can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.

    33 years, 1,300 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    40%
    Most all traffic tickets can be beat. I know how important it is to keep your driving record clean.

    33 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    15%
    I represent clients from minor misdemeanors to serious felony offenses.

    33 years, 1,150 cases

  4. Personal injury
    5%
    Because I represent so many clients with driving offenses, including accidents, I am happy to assist with their personal injury claims.

    33 years, 22 cases

I focuses on helping people accused of DUI / Drunk Driving, Traffic Violations, and Criminal Defense.  I am located in the Tacoma metro area of Washington state, and I have been helping people with their legal issues for 20+ years.

Fees are always reasonable. You can expect my undivided personal attention to your case as I have done for thousands of my past clients.

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Dennis James Twichel

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Posted by Guneet | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I am incredibly satisfied with Dennis’s representation. His legal prowess, attention to detail, and commitment to my cases has ensured a favorable outcome each time. A top-notch professional deserving of a 5-star rating! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Posted by Victor | February 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Dennis
Dennis is amazing. We were able to text him with any question we had and he responded very quick. His price was great also. I was quoted over $5,000 before calling Dennis. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal help! Thank you Dennis!
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed ticket
Very satisfied with the results and service from Mr. Twichel and his law firm.
Posted by Zachery | January 30, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Following Too Close Ticket
I entrusted Dennis with my unreasonable ticket for following too closely to traffic. He had phenomenal communication and explained everything well. I was informed today that he got my ticket dismissed by the the judge and therefore saved me hundreds of an increased car insurance.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New to Washington and took care of my ticket.
Driving thru Washington and got a speeding ticket on I-5 near Takoma from corrupt female state trooper. Had a dash came to fight the ticket but I'm from FL. way to far for me to come back. I googled and called around for lawyers near the county court house. Dennis was the last one on my list to call and he seemed to be personable over the phone and his fee was reasonable so hired him. He called me today to say that the ticket was dismissed. I hired him from 3300 miles over the phone, I would recommend him if you are in need of a traffic lawyer or for something else.
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Response from Dennis Twichel February 2, 2024
I'm grateful for your trust and the opportunity to assist you, even from a distance of 3300 miles. I'm glad that we were able to get the speeding ticket near Tacoma dismissed, and I appreciate your recommendation. If you ever need legal support again, feel free to reach out. Stay safe!
Posted by Brenda | January 30, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Winner winner!
I’ve used Dennis at least 10 times and have recommended him several times and every time he pulls a rabbit out of his hat and makes it happen! This time he got it completely dismissed, and we thought that was going to minimum deferred. But nope! DISMISSED!
Response from Dennis Twichel February 2, 2024
Thank you so much Brenda! I'm always happy to help and very appreciative of your recommendation!
Posted by Phuc | January 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 stars indeed
I can’t thank Mr. Twichel enough. Back in 2016, I made a mistake of drinking and driving after a party with friends. Mr. Twichel helped me with my case and got me the best possible outcome. He was with me along the process from the beginning to the end. Now in 2024, I have moved to Arizona and needed some paperwork from my past case. He didn’t hesitate and helped me. I highly recommend him. His service is professional.
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Response from Dennis Twichel February 2, 2024
Thank you for the kind review and I'm happy to have helped! Your recommendation is very much appreciated and please don't hesitate to reach out if you need my services in the future. ~Dennis
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
My 39 year old daughter and I hired Dennis Twichel for 2 unrelated driving issues. He successfully defended both she and I and the cases were dismissed. We are both very happy with his representation on these 2 separate cases. He comes highly recommended and we would hire him in the future if needed. He took care of our cases, immediately notified both of us our cases were dismissed and took all the pressure off of us! Thank you Dennis Twichel
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Response from Dennis Twichel February 2, 2024
Thank you for the opportunity to represent you and your daughter in the two driving cases. Your recommendation means a lot, and I'm always here to help if you ever need legal assistance in the future. Thank you for entrusting me with your cases.
Posted by Jordan | December 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Dennis helped me with my two speeding tickets, great service and amazing staff at his office. I would recommend him to anyone
Response from Dennis Twichel December 14, 2023
Thank you Jordan for entrusting me to handle your speeding tickets for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out again should you find yourself needing our services!
Posted by Mary | October 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket Dismissed
I had a speeding ticket from WSP. A co-worker recommended Dennis to me. The process was easy. After reaching out on his website, he texted me and took on my case for a one tone fee and represented me in court. I was 100% satisfied with the result.
Response from Dennis Twichel October 31, 2023
Thank you Mary for the nice review. Your kind words mean a lot. As an experienced attorney, I'm committed to providing effective legal representation for clients facing traffic violations, ensuring their peace of mind and successful outcomes. If you ever need assistance in the future, feel free to reach out, and thank you for choosing me to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
lawyer of the year
Working with Dennis was a breeze. Handled my case fast and with out issue. I was facing about $2000 in traffic violations due to a crash about a year prior. This had me worried that I would loose my permits.
Response from Dennis Twichel October 31, 2023
Thank you so much for your review and I am happy to have provided you with effective legal support. Resolving your traffic violations swiftly and without complications was my goal. Your peace of mind and satisfaction mean the world to me, and I'm thankful for considering me as "lawyer of the year."
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My recommended lawyer
Mr. Twichel knew what he had to do to resolve my case. He knew what I had to do too and he made me feel confident he would succeed. I recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by Apollo | August 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better Call Dennis
Quick and easy communication from start to finish! Dennis was able to get a junk ticket dismissed without me having to even go to court. 10/10 would recommend for any of your traffic violation needs!
Response from Dennis Twichel October 31, 2023
Thank you, Apollo, for your positive feedback and for choosing me to handle your traffic violation case. I'm glad to have provided you with hassle-free communication, resulting in the dismissal of your ticket without the need for you to appear in court. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and I'm here to assist with any future legal matters you may have.
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Posted by Inderpal singh | August 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Wonderful experience from beginning to end. They are professional and the best at what they do!
Posted by Devin | August 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, reliable, and a consistent communicator
I went to Dennis Twichel during a time of uncertainty and shame as I had just made a huge mistake. His calm demeanor and professionalism helped me to see the situation I was in a little more clearly and allowed me to feel more comfortable going through the legal process. Mr. Twichel provided me with the proper steps and guidance needed to navigate my DUI arrest and despite all the odds and contributing factors, he was able to negotiate a plea deal and have my charges amended. This was my first time ever needing to contact a lawyer. Initially, I had figured the evidence and the case itself was so overwhelming that I should just accept my fate and move forward. However, If I could go back in time, I would continue to choose Mr. Twichel over and over again. These reviews, though they may seem too good to be true at times, are more than deserved. After seeing a consistent 5/5 stars I will admit I felt some suspicion towards their legitimacy but as it turns out, Dennis Twichel is more than deserving of these reviews and has proven through my experience and every phone call we’ve had since, even after the case, that he is the right choice time and time again in these situations. For all of the time he has spent on me and for winning the DOL case and negotiating the plea deal on my behalf, I can’t begin thank him enough.
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Posted by Will | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic representation
The times I have had to use Mr. Twichel have been a positive experience at a very difficult time. He has been supportive, easily reached when needed and explains all options thoroughly. The price for his services are affordable. Would highly recommend him if you are in the need of an attorney.
Posted by Jeffrey | July 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Very professional and was a major help mith my first DUI helped in a very timely matter
Posted by Zach | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Dennis is very professional and takes care of all of the dirty work for you! All i had to do was pay him and my ticket was gone from my record!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Goes above and beyond what is needed. Easy to work with. Hears your side. Very well respected in court. Will be buy your side when needed
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Twichel is a very skilled attorney and after talking with him about my DUI charge, he explained everything and I was able to feel at peace knowing I have him as my attorney. He represented me in court and brought my DUI down to Reckless driving. Mr. Twichel is an Excellent Attorney and I highly recommend hiring him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dennis Twichel Attorney At Law
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stead, Vogel & Eide
  • 1990 - 1992

Education

  • University of Montana
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Carroll College Helena, MT
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Milton v. Chapman
  • In April 2016 the DUI was reduced to a Negligent Driving in the first degree and no jail time was imposed.
  • City of Tacoma v. Mogelevsky
  • DUI reduced to negligent driving in the first degree and counsel won the DOL Admin Hearing after getting the breath test suppressed. No jail time was imposed and there was no suspension of defendant's driver's license.

Associations

  • Washington County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • US District Court of Washington
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association – Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Best Auburn DUI Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Distinguished Ten Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 25 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Book
  • Arrested For DUI In Washington State?
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Traffic Infractions In Washington State
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • High School Career Day
  • Career Day
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
Endorse Dennis
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is one of the most dependable Lawyers in our county. He is one of the few people I trust to help me out with cases if I need help. Smart, honorable, and just a good human being!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a great lawyer. He has many years of experience and is well respected by all members of the community - judges, lawyers, and prosecutors. If you are looking for an excellent attorney for your case look no further!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a fantastic and experienced lawyer in the South Puget Sound. He is incredibly competent, steady and serves his clients well. I would have no reservations about recommending Dennis to any client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Twichel for several years and he has a reputation for providing excellent representation for his clients. He handles DUI and Criminal Defense matters with a high level of care and expertise. I refer cases to Mr. Twichel with confidence."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Dennis on a legal matter. He is a very intelligent and hard working attorney. One who will fight hard for your rights! He knows the law, and has the experience to back it up. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I needed help on a particular case, and reached out to Dennis, who was able and willing to help me, for which I and my client are thankful. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Dennis for 15 years and he is a highly respected trial attorney. Dennis has extensive knowledge of criminal defense matters and is respected by all Judges and Prosecutors in the South Sound area."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is an excellent traffic ticket attorney who knows effective arguments for the courts he appears in. I fully endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a bright, well-prepared, and extremely professional attorney. He cares about his clients and obtains excellent results for them."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a awesome attorney that continually gets great results for his clients! He is very knowledgable on the law and has even pointed me in the right direction on more than one occasion. I endorse this lawyer!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dennis is an excellent advocate and gets the job done. I highly recommend Dennis for your traffic ticket and criminal defense matters."
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Speeding and traffic ticket
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Fife DUI and DWI Lawyer Dennis James Twichel
Dennis James Twichel
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fife, WA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available