I was pulled over for failing to signal a turn at a tricky intersection in Bellingham. Although I tried asserting my rights and refused to take their roadside tests, it only got worse. I was pulled out of my vehicle, handcuffed, and driven to jail. It got uglier. I wanted to speak with a private attorney. They gave me 5 minutes and a phone book. After unsuccessfully attempting to contact different attorneys, they threw me in a jail cell. I was charged with DUI, Refusing to Cooperate and Resisting Arrest.
Ziad stepped in when I needed him most. He effectively negotiated my case with the Prosecutors and pointed out the weaknesses of their case against me. I followed Ziad’s recommendations to seek treatment and improve my situation. He always returned my calls promptly and treated me like gold! His staff was attentive, friendly and professional. Ziad navigated my case beautifully. I couldn’t ask for a better attorney in this super tough circumstance.
In the end, Ziad got my DUI substantially reduced to Negligent Driving. My driver’s license was NOT suspended or revoked. I served no additional jail. My court fines were minimal. Because I followed his advice and completed treatment, there was no probation! Finally, Ziad got the Refusing to Cooperate charges dismissed.
I’m SO HAPPY I retained Ziad. He runs a top-notch firm full of compassionate, professional and zealous staff/attorneys. I’m forever grateful for his services. THANK YOU, ZIAD!!!