In March of 2008 I received a DUI after an accident I was involved in in the city of Lynnwood. At that time I was struggling with my alcoholism and Post Tramatic Stress Syndrome as a returning veteran of the war in the Iraqi theater. I had no excuse other than I drank and chose to get in a vehicle and drive. Phil and his office staff worked with me and continued to reassure me and my family about the case as it progressed. The results were a lower conviction of Reckless Driving and standard fines, which gave me the opportunity to pursue the help that I needed.
Unfortunately I squandered that second chance and continued to struggle with alcoholism and all of the symptoms surrounding PTSD. In January of 2009 I was parked in a neighbor’s driveway, drunk and passed out. Out of concern the neighbors called the police, and I was arrested for Physical Control of a vehicle. Again I contacted Phil’s office looking for yet another chance. Long story short, at this moment no charges have been filed and the case has been dropped after Phil challenged the law, saying I was in a safe parked area. The main premise of my story is that at as of this writing I have been sober since the date of my arrest and have been actively involved in my sobriety, Veterans Affairs, as well as the continued treatment for PTSD. This third chance has proven to me that indeed good people can get buried into trouble, but given the circumstances and proper avenues, good people don’t have to pay for mistakes endlessly.
Phil produces results. Without his assistance I probably would be in a complete different state of mind and place, and my family would be in turmoil to say the least. By handing Phil my legal issues I was able to focus on my other issues to a path of recovery. I’m a firm believer in paying for one’s mistakes, which I have done, but at a minimal impact thanks to Phil and his very supportive staff. I would not hesitate to recommend Phil to anyone that requires legal help.
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