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Learn More About DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney, David O

Learn More About DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney, David O

David O has been a criminal defense attorney since 2003 representing clients charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes.   He has dedicated his whole legal career to criminal defense because of his desire to help people.  He believes it is a privilege to practice law and even more so when given the opportunity to help a person with a challenging criminal case.   What sets him apart from the rest of the criminal defense lawyers, is his focus on achieving optimal case results while having the ability to provide his clients with empathy and compassion. Additionally, DUI and criminal defense attorney, David O wants to get the right result for each client no matter how long it takes.  He takes pride in serving his clients well.  David understands providing excellent service and getting results require hard work, an attention to detail, and preparation. He has proven to be a valuable asset to his clients, successfully defending them in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, and throughout Central and Western Washington.

David started his legal career volunteering for a public defense agency, Northwest Defender’s Association, as a criminal defense attorney. From 2004-2008, David was employed as a criminal defense attorney in a private law firm handling both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2008, David opened his own criminal law practice, David O Defense.

DUI and criminal defense lawyer, David O has been recognized by Washington Law and Politics as a “Rising Star.”   He is highly rated and reviewed on Yelp, Google and AVVO. He has been awarded the Pro Bono Service Commendation by the Washington State Bar Association from 2007-2009. He also serves on the Korean American Bar Association (KABA) as an active board member.

This past weekend, David spoke at the KABA Legal Seminar about criminal defense law.  The purpose of this legal seminar was, “To provide Korean foreign nationals and Korean Americans with foundational information regarding the American legal system and laws, to raise the collective legal IQ of the Korean community, and to reduce common and preventable legal mistakes.”

Currently attorney David O is writing about criminal defense law.  His writing focuses on the legal process of defending criminal cases, explaining the different types of criminal charges, describing the different degrees of criminal charges, as well as what an individual should do if they are charged with a crime.  His work will be published in a collective legal journal to be utilized by individuals for educational purposes and as a legal reference guide.

In short, DUI and criminal defense attorney, David O is passionate about criminal defense law.  He truly enjoys helping people, giving back to the community, and fighting criminal cases.  If you would like to speak to attorney David O, give him a call at 206-459-6392.


Families Choose David O Defense For Legal Representation

Families Choose David O Defense For Legal Representation

Families choose David O Defense! Here is a recent review from a concerned Mom who hired David O Defense to fight her son’s DUI case; “David O and his team are experienced, professional and sincere. From the very first appt, David made my son and I feel comfortable starting with his warm and caring attitude. He genuinely cares for his clients and their families. His team works together to ensure you get the very best outcome. We interviewed three Lawyers and it was a no-brainer to choose David. He is the BEST and you will not be disappointed because he will fight for you and work hard for you. I highly recommend you hire him if you are in need, at the very least, if you are looking for an attorney, give him a try with a consultation to compare.” Posted by Lisa F., 2014.

If a family member needs legal representation, don’t hesitate, call our criminal defense lawyers today 206-459-6392 to schedule a no obligation free consultation.  Our DUI and criminal defense attorneys believe it is a privilege and honor to help families through stressful criminal charges.  To see a complete listing of criminal charges we handle click here.

High School Bus Driver Charged with DUI, Reckless Endangerment, and 36 Counts of Child Abuse

High School Bus Driver Charged with DUI, Reckless Endangerment, and 36 Counts of Child Abuse

Unbelievable newsworthy story originating out of Westminster Colorado, where high school bus driver, Burton Carpenter, allegedly consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel of the bus to drive 30 high school football players to their September game.  Needless to say, police were called and Carpenter was arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence).

According to a Mountain Range football coach, Carpenter was so intoxicated that he couldn’t drive the bus straight, he was straddling lanes, and had to be directed back into the school parking lot where he crashed into a parked pickup truck.

A bystander claimed, Carpenter gloated that he had been drinking vodka from a 32oz. Gatorade bottle.

When Colorado police arrived on the scene, they noted Carpenter’s eyes were bloodshot, his speech was slurred, and when he exited the bus he fell down the steps catching himself on the side of the bus.  Police reported his BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) level was .20, over twice the legal DUI limit and claimed Carpenter openly admitted to drinking Vodka before driving.

Carpenter was arrested and taken to the police station.  In addition to being charged with DUI, Burton Carpenter was also formally charged with reckless endangerment and 36 counts of child abuse.  He is due back in court sometime in December.

The Adams School District reported they run criminal background checks on all bus drivers and Carpenter’s was clean when they hired him under a year ago.  However, police discovered he had lost his prior job as a nurse due to substance abuse problems.

My guess is Burton would be a good candidate for a deferred prosecution.  In Washington State, a deferred prosecution is a special program for those suffering with alcoholism.  The deferred prosecution is a five-year program which includes court supervision, monitoring and two years of alcohol/drug treatment.  If an individual successfully completes the five-year program without any violations the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) will be dismissed.  This is a great program for some because it creates a win win.


Written by S.O