Seattle Legal Defense
Do you need a qualified, experienced defense attorney? Based in Seattle, Matthew Lebya is a top-rated DUI and criminal attorney that specializes in providing robust, effective defense for a wide range of charges.
From alcohol to marijuana, as a specialist in DUI cases, Matthew Lebya can ensure you receive a thorough, effective defense you need for a successful outcome. Lebya Defense also focuses on other criminal charges, including reckless driving cases.
Rated 10 out of 10 on popular attorney rating website Avvo and included as a Top 40 Under 40 criminal defense attorney by the American Society of Legal Advocates, Matthew Lebya will have complete command of the law to your case.
Would you like to learn more about how Lebya Defense can help you? For more information, contact Lebya Defense by phone or email, or continue reading below to learn more about the legal services Leyba Defense PLLC can offer for you.
Seattle DUI Attorney
Being arrested for driving under the influence can be a scary experience. Dealing with a DUI is a serious situation that requires the advice, assistance, and action of a capable lawyer, particularly an attorney with previous experience in DUI cases. Matthew Lebya specializes in DUI defense and can ensure you receive the thorough defense to which you’re entitled, whether you’re arrested for alcohol-related DUI, marijuana DUI or a “BUI” charge.
As a specialist in DUI defense, Matthew Lebya has extensive experience dealing with a diverse range of DUI cases. From preparing a defense to collecting and examining evidence—the focus is always on your defense, from step one to the conclusion of your case, to provide the most effective defense possible.
Marijuana DUI Arrest Attorney
Although marijuana is no longer illegal for adults in Washington, there are still legal restrictions on the use of a motor vehicle after consuming marijuana. This means that if you drive while under the influence of marijuana, you could be stopped by the police and arrested.
DUI cases involving marijuana are called “Green DUI” cases and require a defense that’s equally as thorough and well prepared as alcohol DUI arrests.
Just like with alcohol-related DUI arrests, if you’re found guilty of driving under the influence of marijuana, you could face up to 364 days in jail. People found guilty of marijuana DUI can also face a fine of up to $5,000 and a license suspension that lasts from 90 days to four years. Other penalties can include probation of up to five years, as well as the need to take part in a chemical dependency assessment.
As an experienced DUI attorney, Matthew Lebya can provide a robust, complete, and effective defense against marijuana DUI charges.
Minor DUI Attorney
As a minor, you face stricter limits on your consumption of alcohol, particularly when operating a motor vehicle. A minor DUI is an arrest for driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol level between 0.02 and 0.079 (as measured within two hours of the incident).
Only people under 21 years of age can face minor DUI charges. The penalties for a minor DUI can include a mandatory 90+ day license suspension, as well as the risk of a secondary legal action through the criminal court.
If you’re found guilty of minor DUI, you may also face a fine of up to $1,000. These factors all make it important that you have a complete, effective defense ready in the event that you face minor DUI charges.
As a DUI specialist, Matthew Leyba can help you defend yourself against a minor DUI charge, helping you avoid legal setbacks that could potentially prevent you from using a motor vehicle.
BUI Arrest Attorney
Not only is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol illegal—it’s also against the law to operate a boat while drunk or affected by drugs. Known as a BUI, operating a vessel while under the influence is a misdemeanor in the State of Washington.
If you’re found guilty of BUI, you could face a fine of up to $5,000 and up to 364 days in jail. As with DUI cases, Matthew Lebya specializes as a BUI arrest attorney and can prepare a thorough, effective defense to minimize your risk of facing a legal penalty.
DUI Deferred Prosecution Attorney
If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, you might be able to enter a deferred prosecution—a legal option that could potentially let you avoid the jail time, fines, and license suspension that typically result from a DUI.
Entering into a deferred prosecution requires you to agree to several specific terms. If you’re charged with driving under the influence, you can only enter into a deferred prosecution one time in your life, limiting your ability to use this option in the future. Most of the time, you’ll need to go through an alcohol and drug assessment in order to enter into a deferred prosecution. You may also need to complete a treatment program.
As a specialist in DUI defense, Matthew Lebya can help you learn more about the DUI deferred prosecution process and explain whether this is a viable option for your case.
Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney
If you’re facing criminal charges, it’s essential that you have a qualified and capable defense attorney at your side.
Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney ensures you’ll receive a thorough, complete defense, significantly increasing your chance of a successful outcome at trial. Dealing with criminal charges is an extremely serious situation—one that you don’t want to face without an attorney.
As an expert in criminal defense, Matthew Lebya can help you build a strong, effective, and robust defense that helps you achieve an optimal outcome in your criminal case.
Seattle Reckless Driving Attorney
Reckless driving is a common charge that’s often used as a negotiable offense following an arrest for DUI.
As a specialist in reckless driving, DUI and other vehicular criminal charges, Matthew Lebya can help you move forward and achieve optimal results in your negligent driving case.
Negligent Driving 1st Degree
Negligent driving 1st degree is a charge that’s often negotiated in DUI cases. Although it’s still a serious driving offense, negligent driving 1st-degree carries less significant consequences than a DUI, making it a common negotiated charge for many people originally charged with DUI.
Negotiating a negligent driving 1st-degree charge can help you avoid the license suspension that often results from a DUI. In some cases, you may be able to negotiate a reckless driving charge in the wake of a DUI arrest, depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest.
Seattle Physical Control Arrest Attorney
Physical control arrests can result in two separate legal actions. The first action can come from the Department of Licensing and can potentially result in your driver’s license being suspended.
The second can come through the court system, which could result in you potentially facing a criminal charge for being in physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. A physical control case requires a thorough, expert defense from a qualified and capable attorney.
As an expert in DUI and driving-related cases, Matthew Lebya can help you in the event that you’re arrested for physical control and help you achieve the best possible legal outcome.
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Are you facing a DUI, marijuana DUI, or other criminal charges? At Lebya Defense, we specialize in helping people get the best possible outcome in any criminal case, from minor driving offenses to serious criminal charges. We have lawyers ready to come by your side and give you the best defense against the charges you are facing.
For more information about our services or to schedule a consultation, please contact Lebya Defense today.