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Why Hire a DUI Lawyer?

4 Reasons Why

01 - DUI Lawyer vs. General Practice Lawyer

  • Of all the decisions you’ll make during and after a DUI, choosing the right lawyer can be the most important.
  • You wouldn’t leave your life in the hands of an inexperienced doctor-don’t leave your rights in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer.
  • Likewise, just as you wouldn’t go to a general practitioner to operate on a brain tumor, don’t trust your DUI case to just any lawyer.

02 - Specific Experience and Training

  • DUI cases involve very complex evidence that needs a carefully trained lawyer to inspect.
  • Our attorneys have advanced training on Field Sobriety Testing, Breath Testing, and Blood Testing.
  • Certified by the NHTSA to administer field sobriety tests.
  • Manufacturer training and analysis of false-positive breath tests.
  • Training in blood analysis methods at Axion Labs in Chicago.

03 - 98% of Our Case-load are DUI Cases

  • Our practice is fully committed to DUI and cases involving driving. An attorney who provides a variety of legal services will typically not be as knowledgeable or experienced in the complex and highly specialized area of DUI defense as someone who focuses on and teaches other lawyers about these types of cases, as we do.
  • You can trust that with Callahan Law, you will have an extremely knowledgeable and successful lawyer on your side.

04 - Two Kinds of Lawyers: Escorts and Fighters

  • An “escort” will show up in court with you (or may not even show up) but will keep continuing your case for no strategic reason until you get so tired of having the charge hanging over your head and having to take time off that you just want to get it over with and plead guilty.

  • He or she will not do an independent investigation but will assume that the way the police officer said it happened is the way it happened.

  • He or she won’t bring any scientific challenges to the breath or blood test results because he or she doesn’t really understand the science or the machine, or how to challenge them.

  • They charge a low fee, but because the fee is low they have to take lots of cases.

  • And because they have so many cases, they don’t have time to return your calls, think creatively about your case, or research potential legal challenges.

  • At some point, they will show you the police report (which is slanted and written with a bias against you) tell you that you have no defense and should plead guilty.

  • Then they will fill out a short form, escort you to the front of the courtroom and allow you to plead guilty as charged; something you could have done (but shouldn’t) without a lawyer.

  • A “fighter” is a very different kind of lawyer. When you watch your fighter in court and you see how other lawyers, even prosecutors, and judges, respect your lawyer, you will feel relief that you made the right choice.

    Your fighter is extremely knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to DUIs, challenges that can be made to the evidence, and knows the players:

    • The judge
    • The prosecutor
    • The police officer
    • The breath test device maintenance technician
    • The state toxicology laboratory analyst
    • Expert witnesses that can assist in the client’s defense
  • If there is no reduction of the charge on the table, your fighter will prepare for battle, devising motions to exclude evidence.
  • Some of these motions may be standard, but your fighter will also seek to file motions that are novel and unfamiliar to the prosecutor.
  • Prosecutors don’t have time to research novel and unique issues for a single case.
  • By filing novel motions, your fighter may eventually obtain a reduction of the charge in your case.

Let Us help you Through This

Callahan Law, P.S., Inc. is a premier Washington DUI firm with extensive experience in the defense of DUI charges.

Our Firm President, Attorney Linda M. Callahan, is the author of the acclaimed Washington DUI Practice Manual, which is widely regarded as an invaluable legal resource for Washington lawyers and judges handling DUI cases.

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Our Team of Attorneys and Paralegals have over 30 years of combined experience.  We know the law and understand how to apply it to your case.


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We create a custom defense for every client.  Not all cases are the same and we know that.  Your concerns and goals are our top priority.



As a long time author and speaker Ms. Callahan is respected across the county for her trial skills and investigative knowledge.  He reputation proceeds herself when appearing in court.

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