Bellevue Vehicular Assault Lawyer
Prosecutors aggressively pursue vehicular assault charges. Individuals may suddenly find themselves facing felony criminal charges for conduct that is based solely on a police officer's subjective opinion—which often can be biased or wrong. When handled improperly, vehicular assault cases can have a significant impact on your employment and on your life.
Relentless Bellevue and Seattle Area Criminal Defense Attorney
I'm John Polito, a Bellevue vehicular assault defense attorney with nearly 25 years of experience handling complex criminal and traffic violation cases for clients in Seattle, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Tacoma, and other cities in western Washington state. I know what it takes to provide the aggressive and effective criminal defense representation you need when confronting charges of vehicular assault, reckless driving, speeding, or related traffic offenses.
With most vehicular assault cases involving alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription drugs, these cases require a criminal defense lawyer with expertise in blood tests, breath tests, and other scientific evidence. I have comprehensive knowledge of the science involved in these cases and have a battery of experts to use in countering the prosecution's evidence.
Absent chemical evidence that may exist in a drunk driving case, vehicular assault cases are frequently based upon the subjective opinions of the arresting officer regarding speed, reckless driving, and driving with the disregard for the safety of other factors. These opinions are frequently biased or flat out wrong. Using my extensive experience and knowledge of police training and procedure, I attack the officer's investigation and/or testimony. This equips me to effectively cross-examine the officer in court or negotiate a favorable resolution before trial. If the charges against you are completely without merit, however, I will dedicate my efforts to securing a not-guilty verdict at trial.
My experience and determination to provide aggressive representation from the onset of a case can result in a more favorable result in the long run. Additionally, my familiarity with local roads based on prior cases and my own experience driving these roads can offer additional benefit to clients. I may recognize additional factors that contributed to the accident such as flaws in highway design or maintenance or the vehicle you were driving. My experts successfully raise a reasonable doubt, weakening the prosecutors' case.
I regularly defend clients who are arrested for vehicular assault, drunk driving, or other serious traffic offenses on I-5, I-90, I-405, State Route 520 (SR 520), and other freeways, highways, and major arterials.
Free consultation: Contact me, Bellevue vehicular assault defense attorney John J. Polito, for a no-cost assessment of your criminal defense case and your options. From my office in Bellevue, Washington, I serve clients in Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County. I accept all major credit cards for your convenience. Please call my office at (425) 646-7111, or my cell phone at (206) 371-9870.