“ When I was first arrested for DUI, I went and spoke with about five or so of the top lawyers in the Seattle, WA area. What made me choose Stephen was he made me feel hopeful about the outcome of the case as well as comfortable in that he would take the stress off of my shoulders and make the process as easy as possible. His credentials are there with the other top lawyers, and he has years and years of experience. He stood out above the rest because he simply sounded passionate about representing me. He told me the things the officer did which he didn't agree with, and told me he would push to have my conviction lowered to reckless driving at the least, or negligent driving in the first degree at best (which is what I ended up being convicted for in the end). Along with that, he was very fairly priced. I knew going into DUI arrest that I didn't want to find a cheap lawyer, but didn't want to spend too much on the attorney knowing I would have fees and other payments waiting for me in the future.
As I said earlier, my particular charge was dropped to negligent driving in the first degree. He was able to get my breath test thrown out, which was something I never thought possible. I ended up with no SR22 insurance and no license suspension, which is also more than I ever thought possible when I was first arrested. He made it clear that every case is different and every judge and prosecutor may disagree with things that work in other cases, but still told me he felt comfortable representing me and was extremely hopeful that my charge would be lowered from a DUI. He as well as everyone in his office, from his associates to his secretary, were all extremely responsive, calm, and knowledgeable with everything that I was going through and took a huge amount of stress off of my shoulders.
Overall, the price was fair, the response was quick, he is passionate about defending cases, and the overall outcome was better than I had ever imagined. When first getting arrested for DUI, things seem pretty hopeless, but Stephen helped me keep my head on straight and made me feel comfortable throughout my case. Not going with a cheap, inexperienced lawyer was the best decision I have ever made, and I have absolutely no negative words to say about my decision to go with Stephen Hayne.”