Have you been arrested for drugged or drunk driving in King or Snohomish counties? If this is your first DUI charge, anyone who’s been through it can tell you without a doubt – it’s scary. Overeager police officers treat you like a criminal and in many cases you’ve been booked into the county jail. The penalties and long term implications of a DUI arrest are severe and for most people it’s pretty overwhelming. The government started building a case against you even before you were stopped, and it’s critical to get started on your defense right away.
At Knauss Law you’ll get a battle-tested attorney with a history of outstanding results. I believe that’s the foundation, but the best defense requires more. I’m passionate about helping my clients through what for many is one of the most stressful times of their lives. My name is Matt Knauss, and I am a former prosecutor turned Kirkland DUI defense attorney. With a perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and strong client recommendations, I am known throughout the legal community for my creative approach in delivering tireless, effective DUI defense.
Schedule your free consultation: Email me or call (425) 287-5199.
What does it mean to have a former prosecutor on your defense team? It means that you are working with a legal professional who has real-world experience on the other side of the courtroom. When you have been charged with driving under the influence, there are a lot of things the police and the prosecutor need to do right. I know the procedures that the police have to follow, and I know how the prosecutor will build the case against you. Armed with these invaluable insights, I can craft the strongest defense possible, one that anticipates the prosecution’s tactics and proactively defends against them. Find out how I use this insider knowledge to your advantage!
Trust me – you’ll feel a lot better. Beyond the flashing lights and handcuffs, the most stressful thing about a DUI arrest is really “what’s going to happen to me?” As your Kirkland DUI attorney, I can explain the DUI process, so that you can feel more assured and in control.
I offer a free one hour consultation with three primary goals:
Tell me what happened: Not only do I need to know what’s going on, but it really helps cement the incident in your memory in case together we decide that you should testify in court later. Most people don’t remember everything because their encounter with the police is so stressful that they’re really just focused on getting through the situation and cooperating with the guy holding a badge and a gun.
What you can expect from here: DUI arrests actually cause the government to bring two completely separate cases against you. The Department of Licensing plans to take your driver’s license away for at least 90 days, and you’ll likely be charged with the crime of DUI. There are steps you need to take quickly after your arrest to make sure you preserve your rights and set yourself up for the best chances of success.
Let’s talk about how I can help: I have over a decade of experience starting as a DUI prosecutor moving to defense in 2008. I’ve been able to achieve outstanding results for hundreds of clients because I know what issues to look for, I know how to set my clients up for success, and I always behave as if every case will go to trial. Along the way I think it’s important that my clients stay informed. If at any point you feel out of the loop, just reach out. Let’s talk – it’s the only way to reduce your stress in this difficult process.
Call (425) 287-5199 or email me to schedule a free consultation with me.