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Mistrial after jury empanelled results in resolution for my client...

Posted by Nathan Webb | Dec 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earilier this month I advised a client to take his case to trial after his Seattle DUI Arrest.

Initially, my client was reluctant to proceed because the client didn't see any issues on which we could prevail at trial.  As I always do in this situation, i.e., wherein the State is not willing to offer any type of resolution for my client, I recommend trial because you never know what will happen during the course of a jury trial.  Well, after we empanelled a jury of six good citizens, did our opening statements and began direct examination of the arresting officer, a mistrial was declared.  A mistrial means that the current jury trial is stopped, but that the State may still try the case again, no double jeaopardy issues arise in this scenario.

However, as a result of the mistrial, the State offered my client a fair resolution and he accepted.  The point of this story being that if you have an attorney unwillng to push for you, you will never have the opportunity for a better resolution of your case.  My client had no criminal history whatsover so this was a win in our minds.

If you have a Seattle DUI Arrest, don't hesitate to call one of Seattle's Best DUI Attorneys, Nate Webb!

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Nathan "Nate" Webb has been repeatedly recognized by Washington Law and Politics Magazine as a Super Lawyer Rising Star, named one of Seattle's Top Attorneys by Seattle Met Magazine and is rated Superb (perfect 10 out of 10) by


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