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David O Defense is rated an A+ by the BBB

Here at David O Defense, we work hard to maintain our great reputation as an honest, hard-working law firm. Along with honesty and hard work, we are compassionate and truly care about our clients. We are proud to announce that we have been recognized for our work and integrity by the Better Business Bureau. They have rated our business an A+, the best rating possible.

David O Defense PLLC BBB Business Review

For over 100 years the BBB has been helping consumers identify trustworthy businesses. The BBB sets stringent standards and monitor businesses for ethical practices and rates businesses according to their compliance to the high standards.

According to the BBB, “ratings represent the BBB’s opinion of how the business is likely to interact with its customers. The BBB rating is based on information BBB is able to obtain about the business, including complaints received from the public. BBB seeks and uses information directly from businesses and from public data sources.”

The BBB rating scale ranges from A+ (highest) to an F (lowest). Some businesses are not rated, which is indicated by an NR which stands for “No Rating” because there is insufficient information on the business.

During the rating process, the BBB considers these factors; 1) the business complaint history with the BBB, 2) the type of business and it’s compliance with the law and marketplace, 3) the length of time the business has been operating, 4) transparent business practices, 5) failure to honor commitments to the BBB, 6) compliance with government competency licensing, and lastly, 7) truthfulness and accuracy in business advertising.

David O Defense is honored to be recognized by the BBB for our continuous efforts to be an outstanding business with integrity. We work hard and it shows!

Here is what some of our clients say about our law firm’s work ethic;

“… He (David) respects his clients and is very easy to talk to. He will work hard on your case. Highly recommended!” – Chinh L.

“…They (David O Defense attorneys) have worked with me every step and never gave up, and didn’t let me either. He definitely helped me believe I could make it through this…” – Amanda N.

“…My case not only concluded successfully in my favor, but I also benefited by acquiring great advice and a new found relationship with a trustworthy and competent team of defense lawyers…” – Philip N.

Thank you to all that have taken the time to recognize our business, we truly appreciate it!! We look forward to continuing to work hard and help clients!

 

DUI Arraignment – The Who, What and Why

The word “arraignment” sounds intimidating and scary. However, after learning about the who, what, and why of a DUI arraignment, a person should have a better understanding of the arraignment process and feel more at ease.

The Who – Who goes to a DUI arraignment?

  • A person who has been charged with DUI, also called a criminal defendant, will be required to attend the arraignment.
  • The arraignment is held in a court of law in front of a judge.
  • It is likely that the city or state prosecutor will also be present.
  • If a private DUI attorney was hired before the arraignment date, the defendant can expect to have their attorney present.  If a private attorney was not hired than a public defender will be present.
  • Other people may also be in the courtroom during the DUI arraignment.

istock photo downloaded for DUI arraignment blogThe What – What is an arraignment?

  • An arraignment is a criminal defendant’s first formal court hearing.
  • The defendant will be formally told of their charges by the judge or prosecutor.
  • The defense attorney and judge will advise the defendant of their legal rights.

The Why – Why is an arraignment important?

  • During the arraignment the judge will ask how the defendant would like to plead to the DUI charge, guilty or not guilty?
  • The defendant will need to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Next the judge will set conditions of release, which could include; being released on personal recognizance, bail being set, order to install an ignition interlock device, a prohibition against consuming alcohol or drugs (including marijuana), placement of an alcohol detection device on your person, and no driving if the defendant is uninsured or their license is invalid.
  • In most jurisdictions, the defendant can expect to receive a copy of their police report from the prosecutor if a defense attorney is present.
  • And lastly, the defendant can expect to receive their next DUI court date, which is called the pre-trial hearing.

 

The DUI defense attorneys at David O Defense are here to help navigate clients through all steps of the legal process, including the DUI arraignment. If you have been charged with DUI, call our defense lawyers today, 206-459-6392, to schedule a free legal consultation.

 

Yum! Yum! Attorney David O shares his Family Turkey Recipe

The holiday’s are approaching quickly and there is no better time to share family recipes.  If you’re looking for a holiday turkey recipe that makes a moist, flavorful turkey, than my family roast turkey recipe is for you.

One of our new family traditions is to host a “Friendsgiving” a few weeks before Thanksgiving.  It’s the perfect time to reconnect with friends and enjoy great food before the busyness of the holidays hit.  Our Friendsgiving is potluck style and every friend brings a favorite dish, and every year the food has been fantastic. Since we host Friendsgiving at our house, we prepare the roast turkey and here’s how we do it.

 

Attorney David O shares his Family Turkey Recipe

  • Attorney David O - Family Turkey Recipe1 10-12 pound turkey
  • brine
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp. turkey seasonings
  • 6 celery stocks, cleaned and cut in quarters
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and cut in quarters
  • wooden skewer
  • cooking string

 

Step 1.  Clean the Turkey.  Remove the turkey from any packaging.  Next find the turkey neck and giblets that are usually tucked within the turkey cavities, take them out.  You can either discard them, or use the neck and giblets for making gravy or other favorite recipes. Using very cold water, rinse the turkey well, inside and outside.  When rinsing the skin check for any feather pins and remove.

 

Step 2.  Brining the Turkey.  Brining is the process of soaking uncooked poultry or pork in a salted ice water bath for typically 12 to 36 hour.  Brines can be made at home with salt and favorite seasonings and fruits or they can be purchased at a store.  We have three young kids, under the age of seven, so we choose the time-saving route and purchase a brine at the store.  Simply follow the directions on the package and let the brining begin.  The brining process is our secret weapon to ensuring a moist, flavorful turkey.

 

Step 3.  Remove the Turkey from the Brine.  Just before roasting, carefully remove the turkey from the brine and rinse the turkey throughly with cold water removing all the brine and seasoning residue.  Pat the turkey dry with a paper towel.

 

Step 4.  Prepare for Roasting.  For a crisp skin, we like to use small pats of butter under the skin.  With a sharp knife, make small incision pockets all over the skin of the turkey while being careful not to pierce the meat.  After making approximately 8-12 incisions, place the small pats of butter inside each pocket.  Next, using your favorite seasoning blend, generously rub the seasonings onto the turkey.  Make sure to sprinkle some seasonings into the turkey cavity as well.  If you like to fill your turkey with stuffing, this is the time.  If you prefer to cook stuffing separately, like we do, than fill the turkey cavity with cut up celery and onion.

 

Step 5.  Truss the Turkey.  Taking the time to truss a turkey will help the turkey cook more evenly and will prevent burnt wings.  To truss the turkey first pull the neck sin over the turkey back and secure it with a skewer.  Next, tightly cross the two turkey legs and tie with string.  Now tuck the wings under the back of the turkey, this will prevent them from over browning.  Nice work, now it’s time to roast!

 

Step 6.  Roasting.  Place your turkey in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Cover loosely with foil.  Cook the turkey in a preheated oven at 325°F for 3 1/4 – 3 1/2 hours or until a cooking thermometer registers 180°F in the thickest part of the meat and the juices run clear.  During cooking, be sure to cut the string from the legs at 2 1/2 hours so the drumsticks and thigh cook evenly.  Also remove the foil for the last 45 minutes for a beautiful brown color.

 

Step 7.  Enjoy!  Remove the turkey from the oven and let it sit undisturbed for 15-20 minutes.  Next carve the turkey and arrange slices on a serving platter for all to enjoy.  Yum! Yum!

 

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! – Attorney David O

 

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