Robert J. Ault

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Bellevue, WA

Veitch Ault & Associates
 | 2122 112th Ave NE, #A200
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425-452-1600
Fax: 425-452-5570
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Rob Ault is a partner at Veitch Ault & Associates, located in Bellevue, Washington. He devotes his practice to defending those accused of criminal charges and focuses on the defense of DUI and other serious traffic offenses. Mr. Ault has received specialized training in many subjects relating to DUI, including blood draw analysis and DUI drug recognition investigation. He is also qualified under NHTSA standards to administer roadside field sobriety tests and is one of only a limited number of Washington State DUI defense attorneys who have successfully completed the NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course. Rob is a graduate of the National College of DUI Defense's Summer Session held at Harvard Law School and appears regularly in superior, district, and municipal Courts throughout Puget Sound, where he is known as an aggressive and skilled advocate. His vast experience, tireless work ethic, and attention to detail in each and every one of his cases routinely leads to favorable resolutions for his clients. Rob's status as one of the premier DUI defense lawyers in the state includes being recognized as both a Super Lawyer (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) and a Rising Star (2015, 2014, 2012, 2012).

 
Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015

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About Robert Ault

Admitted: 2004, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.waduidefense.com/robert-j-ault

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member - United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 2020
  • Member - Washington Defender Association, 2020
  • Member - The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Member - Washington State Bar Association, 2020
  • Member - National College of DUI Defense, 2020
  • Member - Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • City v. E.R..: Client hits parked vehicle on the side of road.  Rather than fleeing scene, client remains at location. Upon officer arrival, admission to drinking, poor performance on Field Sobreity Tests, etc...  Prior alcohol-related history. Client is business professional with a great deal to lose if matter isn't resolved in an extremely favorable light.  After investigation and extensive negotiation, the charge was eventually amended to Negligent Driving in the First Degree, no jail, no license suspension, etc..  Further, we were also able to avoid the separate administration action against client's driving privilege.  There were several things that stand about this case: (1.) The matter occurred in a jurisdiction for which the prosecutor does not like to negotiates cases. Rather, the vast majority of defense attorneys in this court end up entering Guilty pleas (as charged) to DUI. In cases for which my clients and I don't receive offers that we are happy with, I routinely recommend proceeding to trial.  As a result, I occasionally get my teeth kicked in at trial.  That said, I believe such plays a SIGNIFICANT part in why my clients end up with far better resolutions than other attorneys. (2.) As mentioned, my client had a LOT to lose from an employment and personal perspective. A conviction for DUI &/or time in jail would have resulted in client's future being altered.  I work just as hard for everyone of my clients.  However, I'd be lying if I said I didn't worry even more about clients who were likely to lose employment in the event matters weren't resolved favorably.  I spent a considerable amount of time on this case and believe the matter would not have resolved anywhere near the way it did had I not taken the tactful approach that I did.  Just as in any type of negotiation, it's important to understand the person you are dealing with and what motivates them.  This matter stands out as one for which I am very proud of.    we appeared to enter a resolution, one of the State's law enforcement officer witnesses showed.  Upon being told by the prosecutor that the case was resolving in the manner that it was, the officer was visibly upset. This officer is actually some that I respect significantly.  He is an absolute straight-shooter and is as ethical of a person as I have ever met. In my opinion, he is the most knowledgable DUI officer in the state and he does his job the right way.  It is for this reason that prosecutors often opt to not negotiate cases for which he's the investigating officer.  Reaching this resolution for my client stands out to me because I believe I was able to get to a place other attorneys wouldn't have gotten. , 2020

Industry Groups

  • National College Of DUI Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Washington Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington Defender Association
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Office Location for Robert J. Ault

2122 112th Ave NE
#A200
Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: 425-452-1600

Fax: 425-452-5570

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Last Updated: 10/20/2020

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