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Washington Traffic Infractions and Criminal Defense
People with good jobs and nice families make mistakes. Kids who get good grades, parents who coach sports and volunteer their time and educated professionals can all find themselves in Court or in the hands of a police officer. If you or someone you care about is in that position, you want an experienced advocate like Scott on your side.
Traffic tickets and criminal charges can have tremendous costs and change your life. They can make future mistakes even more damaging. But you can fight back and you deserve someone that will fight for you.
Experience You Can Trust From A Former Seattle Police Officer and Prosecutor
No matter the accusation, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Clients that work with Scott and his staff realize:
Scott Leist has a unique perspective and ability to evaluate a case due to his experience as a former Seattle Police officer and prosecutor. He can evaluate an investigation to see not only what was done, but what wasn’t done.
Scott and his staff know the field and the players. Scott has appeared in dozens of courts in Washington and has dealt with hundreds of prosecutors all over the State as a police officer, prosecutor and now defense attorney.
Scott understands police procedures, having been on the street. He has written tickets that he now defends. He has arrested people for charges that he now fights. There is no substitute for having “been there” when it comes to questioning a police officer or trooper in Court, whether about a criminal charge or a traffic infraction.
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The most professional, knowledgeable man for the job. This guy is for real.
“I have worked with several different lawyers in the past. I only wish I had hired Scott for all my cases. Scott has expertise and experience in every aspect of the law process, from arrests to prosecution to now defending the public. His knowledge of the law, investigations and attention to detail is incomparable. Scott was very eager to do as much as possible to get the charges completely dropped. Scott's integrity and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty is unparalleled. I cannot pay this man back for the expertise, hope and encouragement he provided during my trials. I can only refer him in hopes of beginning the process.”
“I was unfortunate to get a ticket, but I was fortunate to discover Scott. He was kind, understanding & represented me far beyond my capability. His experience as a former police officer, prosecutor, & now defense attorney was a real asset. He was able to negotiate a reduced fine & charges from the original ticket I was issued. I highly recommend him if you get a traffic ticket!”
“Scott went out of his way to help me in 2007 with a traffic ticket issue. I never thought of seeking the assistance of an attorney for a traffic ticket, but I am so glad I did. Scott walked me through the process and I was able to keep the infraction off my record, helping me keep my insurance rates low. Fantastic.”