Seattle Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyer

“… Whether negotiating with the prosecutor, speaking to a judge, or persuading a jury, I take a personal client-focused approach to each case that will give us the winning edge you deserve.”

- Matthew Leyba

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Getting arrested for a criminal or DUI offense may be one of the scariest times of your life, which is why having an experienced and confident Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney by your side is important. For many people, a criminal arrest is the first brush they have with the criminal justice system and it can be a very scary and stressful experience.  If you’re facing a DUI or a criminal offense, contact the Seattle Criminal & DUI Attorneys at Leyba Defense PLLC for a free consultation 24/7.

Leyba Defense PLLC, is a boutique Criminal Defense law firm located in the heart of downtown Seattle, with offices in Bothell and Bellevue.  When you meet with the Leyba Defense PLLC firm, the premiere DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer, our primary goal will be to answer your questions, and put your mind at ease.  Don’t just settle for any Seattle defense attorney, call Leyba Defense today to speak with the firm owner Matthew Leyba.

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Leyba Defense PLLC has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best DWI & Criminal Lawyers in Seattle

The firm owner, Matthew Leyba, is the highest rated DUI & Criminal Lawyer in Seattle according to Avvo.com and has been repeatedly named one of the best DWI/Criminal Defense lawyers in Seattle by both the Super Lawyers Magazine & Seattle Met Magazine (an honor less than 2.5% of all Attorneys receive).  Additionally he has been named one of the Top 40 under 40 Washington State criminal defense lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates (an honor less than 1.5% of all Lawyers receive).

  • 2012-2016 Named Rising Star in DWI & Criminal Defense by Seattle Met Magazine
  • 2015 Named Top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Washington

We have a high success rate in getting a DUI or Criminal charge dismissed or reduced. Check out our unmatched Results!

Below are just a few examples of our recent successes. To see more click here.

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm dismissed: Seattle Police under cover sting operation
  • Multiple assault charges dismissed!
  • Driving under the influence refusal dismissed: Trooper said client failed FSTs and refused breath test.
  • Felony harassment dismissed!
  • 0.20/.21 breath test Seattle DUI dismissed: Officers said client was severely impaired.
  • DWI refusal NOT GUILTY: Expert DWI officer said failed FSTs and obviously intoxicated.  Jury returned not guilty verdict in 10 minutes.
  • 0.15 Seattle DWI/Physical Control NOT Guilty:  DWI officer claimed client was drunk and obviously impaired.

Our clients have nothing but positive reviews for Matthew Leyba

Our Seattle DUI & Criminal Defense law office also has numerous and unmatched Positive reviews from former clients detailing their experience with Leyba Defense PLLC and why they would recommend our services as a Criminal & DUI Defense Attorney.  Here are a few

  • “Matt is the best attorney around and I would recommend him to anyone facing a criminal charge”
  • “I would rehire Leyba Defense without hesitation. Stellar results, highly recommended”
  • “Matt is an excellent attorney and an amazing individual”

We are the best Seattle Criminal & DUI defense firm because we exclusively handle Criminal & driving while intoxicated related offenses!  That’s it.

Our Seattle law practice is devoted exclusively to representing those accused of DUI offenses throughout Western Washington and its surrounding areas.  DWI Defense is a very specialized practice involving numerous areas of Seattle law, human physiology, chemistry, and basic physics.  Every Seattle Criminal DWI lawyer in our office takes pride in being familiar with every aspect of DUI defense. Our mission is to provide the highest quality legal representation to our Seattle Criminal DWI clients, to protect their Constitutional rights, and to ensure a fair trial from the prosecution.

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What makes Leyba Defense PLLC different than other DWI & Criminal Attorneys in the Seattle Area?

Unlike most other law firms in Seattle, Leyba Defense PLLC has built its reputation on its successes, not the number of driving while intoxicated cases we take.  At no time do we take more than 20 clients.  Why is that important?  We’re a boutique Seattle Criminal DWI firm that runs a small practice.  That means we don’t have high fixed costs or overhead. Your Seattle DUI attorney will provide you with more personal attention and spend more time preparing your defense than any other law firm out there. It’s simple math.  Less Criminal & DWI clients equal more time spent on each case which means better results!

What that means for you…

Our Seattle DUI & Criminal Attorneys are available literally 24/7 to each of our clients, and make it a priority to return every phone call or email within an hour of receipt.  If you have a question about your Seattle driving under the influence on a Sunday evening at 9 o’clock give us a call, we will be available to answer your question.  If you don’t want to be treated like another number or dollar sign, Leyba Defense is the right firm for you.  We are confident you won’t regret it.

If you have been accused of a driving under the influence or criminal offense in Western Washington or Seattle, Leyba Defense PLLC will fight for you every step of the way, from your administrative license suspension hearing with the Washington Department of Licensing, to your jury trial in the criminal case, we will be at your side every step of the way.

Schedule a free consult with a Leyba Defense PLLC today.

Schedule a consult with our Seattle DWI attorney via email or call (206) 429-8425 to speak with an experienced Seattle Criminal & DWI lawyer and schedule a free 60 minute confidential consultation that is completely confidential. Our main office is located in downtown Seattle at the corner of 7th & Olive. We also have offices located in both Bothell and Bellevue and can meet you at either location.

A Seattle Criminal DWI Lawyer cannot make any sort of guarantees or promises regarding the outcome of a case, however, Leyba Defense PLLC guarantees we will not rest until you receive an outcome that is to your satisfaction and in your best interest.

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“I finally feel like I can move on in my life, and thanks to you, I don't have a DUI conviction to worry about. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart.”

- former client found
not guilty of DUI