Jonathan Dichter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Mill Creek, WA

DUI Heroes
 | 16708 Bothell Everett Hwy, Suite 104
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Phone: 425-424-9401
Fax: 425-424-9409
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Jonathan Dichter is the founder of DUI Heroes. He represents people in Snohomish County, King County, Seattle and other areas of the state of Washington. Mr. Dichter focuses his practice on DUI defense, criminal defense and marijuana DUI defense, handling cases involving vehicular assault, suspended license, minor DUI, unlawful police stop, hit-and-run, driver's license restoration, reckless driving, minor in possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia possession in a DUI stop and vehicle impoundment.

In 1999, Mr. Dichter graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He then attended Seattle University School of Law and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 2003. Since that time, Mr. Dichter has earned several certificates of completion upon finishing DUI programs from organizations such as the National College for DUI Defense, La Pier & Associates and Forensic Sobriety Assessment. He is a current member of the faculty of the National College for DUI Defense and the author of  “The DUI Survival Guide,” a book designed to demystify the DUI process for anyone facing DUI charges.

For over 15 years, Mr. Dichter has devoted himself to the defense of DUI-related charges. He knows that a DUI conviction comes with many consequences, including jail time, fines, loss of driving privileges and the installation of an ignition interlock. Just a few of Mr. Dichter's legal successes include a not-guilty verdict for a man who admitted to consuming alcohol, refused to take a breath test and failed field sobriety tests; DUIs negotiated down to reckless driving; and a not-guilty verdict for a client with a previous DUI conviction who refused to take sobriety tests of any kind after a traffic stop.

When he is not working with clients, Mr. Dichter serves as a judge pro tempore for local courts. He is involved with several organizations, including Citizens for Judicial Excellence, the National College of DUI Defense and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Dichter holds a superb Avvo rating of 10.0 in DUI.

 
Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

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About Jonathan Dichter

Admitted: 2004, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.duiheroes.com

Honors/Awards:

  • Awarded for excellence in the field of DUI/DWI defense., Elite Lawyer - DUI/DWI, Elite Lawyer, 2020
  • Certificate of Completion - NHTSA Qualified Instructor, DWI Investigation and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, La Pier and Associates, 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Law Day, Snohomish County District Court - South Division, 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Law Day, Snohomish County District Court, 2013
  • Certificate of Completion, ARIDE, La Pier and Associates, 2012
  • Certification, Forensic Sobriety Assessment, 2012
  • Certificate of Completion, National College of DUI Defense, 2011
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, 50+ Annual Hours of Pro Bono Service, WSBA, 2011
  • Accreditation, Better Business Bureau, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Law Day, Snohomish County District Court - South Division, 2010
  • Certificate of Completion, National College of DUI Defense, 2010
  • Certificate of Training, DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, La Pier and Associates, 2010
  • Level 6 Contributor, AVVO, 2010
  • Nolo Verified, Nolo, 2009
  • Certificate of Completion, National College for DUI Defense, 2008
  • Level 5 Contributor, AVVO, 2008
  • Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2003
  • Silver Key, American Bar Association - Law Student Division, 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Law Student, American Bar Association, 2002
  • Continuing Scholarship, Seattle University School of Law, 2002
  • Silver Key, Law Student Division, American Bar Association, 2002
  • Continuing Scholarship, Seattle University School of Law, 2001
  • Participant, ABA Client Counseling Competition, American Bar Association, 2001
  • Regional Qualifier, ABA Negotiation Competition, American Bar Association, 2001
  • Entry Scholarship, Seattle University School of Law, 2000
  • Dean's List, University of Akron, 1999

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NHTSA Qualified Instructor - DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2017
  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment, 2012
  • Qualified in the NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement program., 2012
  • Qualified in NHTSA Curriculum - DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2018
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2017
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2016
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2015
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2014
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2013
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2012
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2011
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2010
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2009
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2008
  • Law School Newspaper: Editor, Seattle University School of Law, 2003
  • Law School Newspaper: Editor, Seattle University School of Law, 2002
  • Law School Newspaper: Editor, Seattle University School of Law, 2001
  • Member, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • Member, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Member, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2005
  • ABA Representative, 2003
  • ABA Representative, 2002
  • ABA Representative, 2001
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2009
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2008
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2007
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2006
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2005
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2004
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2003
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2002
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2009
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2008
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2007
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2006
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2005
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2004
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2003
  • Member, American Bar Association,, 2002
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2020
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2019
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2018
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2017
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2016
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2015
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2014
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2013
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2012
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2011
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2010
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2009
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2008
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2007
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2006
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2005
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2004
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2003
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2020
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2019
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2018
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2017
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2016
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2015
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2014
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2013
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2012
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2011
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2010
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2009
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2008
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2006
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2007
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2005
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2020
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2019
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2018
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2015
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2013
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2012
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2011
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2010
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2009
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2008
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2007
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2006
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2005
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2020
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2019
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2018
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2017
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2016
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2015
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2014
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2013
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2012
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2011
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2010
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2009
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2008
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2018
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2017
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2016
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2015
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2014
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2013
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2012
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2011
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2010
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2020
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2019
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2018
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2016
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2017
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2015
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2014
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2013
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2012
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2011
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2010
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2009
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2017
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2016
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2015
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2014
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2013
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2012
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2011
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Faculty Member, National College for DUI Defense, 2020
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2010
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2009
  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2007
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2004
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2004
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2002
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • Attorney, Snohomish County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, 2009
  • Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 2001
  • Recipient Silver Key, American Bar Association, 2003

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • DUIHeroes sponsored two separate families in need of holiday cheer. We purchased gifts, food items, and delivered to both families., 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • NCDD presents Innovative Storytelling for Trial Lawyers, a webinar that will teach you how to bring the narrative storytelling techniques used in theatre and Hollywood to life in a real criminal courtroom in front of a real jury. So often we forget that our client’s stories are at the heart of what we’re trying to convey. Part one will cover voir dire and opening statements. Part two will cover cross-examination and closing arguments. An actual case (including full trial transcript) is provided to the participants to work through from the inception of the case theme, through the methods Jonathan used to bring his case to trial, and ultimately have his client found not guilty by a jury. Jonathan Dichter practices exclusively in the area of DUI and DUI-related defense and is the author of “Innovative DUI Trial Tools, 4th Revision,” a nationally published DUI strategy guide for lawyers., Teacher, Innovative Storytelling for Trial Lawyers Webinar, National College for DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, 2020
  • Jonathan Dichter will present this all-day CLE program. Using a sample fact pattern from a DUI case as well as a dynamic and engaging presentation style (including lecture, demo, multimedia and more) you will learn how to craft the narrative you’ll need in order to storytell and innovate your way into a “Not Guilty” verdict. Although we will be using a DUI case, the tactics we will explore can be easily adapted to any number of defense cases or criminal charges., Teacher, Innovative Storytelling for Trial Lawyers Webinar, Snohomish County Public Defenders, Criminal Defense, 2020
  • Jonathan Dichter will present this all-day CLE program. Using a sample fact pattern from a DUI case as well as a dynamic and engaging presentation style (including lecture, demo, multimedia and more) you will learn how to craft the narrative you’ll need in order to storytell and innovate your way into a “Not Guilty” verdict. Although we will be using a DUI case, the tactics we will explore can be easily adapted to any number of defense cases or criminal charges., Teacher, Innovative Storytelling for Trial Lawyers Webinar, WACDL, Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Selected as the author of the 4th revision and going forward., Author, Innovative DUI Trial Tools, 4th Ed., James Publishing, DUI Defense, 2019
  • Jonathan Dichter will present this all-day CLE program. Using a sample fact pattern from a DUI case as well as a dynamic and engaging presentation style (including lecture, demo, multimedia and more) you will learn how to craft the narrative you’ll need in order to storytell and innovate your way into a “Not Guilty” verdict. Although we will be using a DUI case, the tactics we will explore can be easily adapted to any number of defense cases or criminal charges., Speaker, Innovative Storytelling for Trial Lawyers, WACDL, Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • A brown bag lunch lecture on how to effectively deal with SFSTs and State Troopers in DUI cases., Presenter, SFTSs and Troopers, Snohomish County Public Defender's Association, Snohomish County Public Defender's Association, 2019
  • Lectured a group of defense attorneys at WACDL about Closing Argument Strategy., Lecturer, Closing Argument Strategy, WACDL, Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Lectured defense attorneys about the art of selecting a jury., Speaker, Continuing Legal Education - Voir Dire, WACDL, Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • DUI Newsletter Article dealing with client compassion, communication, and care., Author, I Will Walk With You: Remembering What Our Clients Really Need, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2014
  • One hour presentation to the Snohomish County Bar Association regarding Marijuana DUI Strategies., Speaker, Marijuana DUI: Weeding Out What's Different, Snohomish County Bar Association CLE, 2013
  • In house hour long CLE regarding breath test DUI case strategy., Speaker, Defending Breath Test Cases: Fear Not the Guilty Box, Snohomish County Public Defenders, 2013
  • One hour presentation to the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers regarding Marijuana DUI Strategies., Speaker, Marijuana DUI: Weeding out What's Different, WACDL Conference: Zealous Advocacy for All, 2013
  • DUI Newsletter Article dealing with strategies for DUI Refusal cases., Author, DUI Refusal Tactics, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2013
  • DUI Newsletter Article regarding arresting officer cross examination tactics., Author, DUI Cross Examination Tactics, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2013
  • In house CLE intensively training public defenders in DUI defense., Speaker, DUI Boot Camp, Snohomish County Public Defenders, 2012
  • Monthly DUI Newsletter dealing with jury selection in DUI trials., Author, DUI Voir Dire Tactics, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2012
  • In house lecture to a monthly gathering of DUI Lawyers., Presenter, Refusals and Drowsy Driving, Snohomish County DUI Defense Group, 2011
  • In house lecture to a monthly gathering of DUI Lawyers., Speaker, Washington's New DUI Law, Snohomish County DUI Defense Group, 2011
  • In house lecture to a monthly gathering of DUI Lawyers., Speaker, Reasonable Doubt, Snohomish County DUI Defense Group, 2011
  • In house lecture to a chemical dependency treatment provider., Speaker, DUI Law Primer, Snohomish County DUI Defense Group, 2007
  • Economy, Drugs or Both? 30 Armed Robberies!!!, SnoCo DUI Blog, 2009
  • Search Warrants for Blood?, SnoCo DUI Blog, 2009
  • Medical Examiner Drunk at Scene of DUI, SnoCo DUI Blog, 2009
  • Legal Advice, The Marysville Globe, 2007
  • It Could Be Worse, Defense Magazine (WACDL), 2005
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police ARIDE course, 2012
  • Forensic Sobriety Testing - Certification Course, 2012
  • National College for DUI Defense - Summer Session, 2011
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Fall DUI Session, 2010
  • National College for DUI Defense – Summer Session, 2010
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course, 2010
  • Defending DUIs – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2009
  • Defending DUIs – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2008
  • National College for DUI Defense – Summer Session, 2008
  • Intensive WACDL Trial Practice Workshop, 2007
  • Defending DUIs – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2006
  • Defending DUIs – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2005
  • Essentials of Criminal Law Practice in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, 2005
  • Internet Marketing for DUI Lawyers, Monthly Snohomish DUI Lawyer Meeting, 2009
  • DUI Law, DUI Law Primer - Treatment Center Questions, 2007
  • DUI Boot Camp Part II, In-House Lecture, 2012
  • DUI Boot Camp - Becoming a DUI Super Advocate, In-House Lecture, 2012
  • The New DUI Law, Monthly DUI Lawyers Meeting, 2011
  • Refusals and Drowsy Driving, Monthly DUI Defense Meeting, 2011
  • Bombs in Strip Clubs?, SnoCo DUI Blog, 2009
  • Reasonable Doubt, Monthly DUI Defense Meeting, 2011
  • Questions from Listener, Movin 92.5 "The Ladies Room" - Featured Lawyer, 2009
  • DUI Cross Tactics, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2013
  • 911 Calls — Why they're not a perfect reason to stop you for DUI, SnoCoDUI Blog, 2009
  • 07 BAC — DUI or Not DUI?, SnoCoDUI Blog, 2009
  • Washington Traffic Safety Brings "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed" Back Again, SnoCoDUI Blog, 2009

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 3rd in lifetime .24 DUI reduced to reckless driving with no jail. Client’s car collided with barrier on I-5 resulting in a DUI arrest with a .24 blood alcohol result. Defense counsel investigation and negotiation leads to discovery of tainted blood vials and a reduction to Reckless Driving with 40 hours of community service and no jail on a 3rd in lifetime DUI!, 2020
  • Assault IV dismissed before first pretrial hearing. Client called the police for help with a family dispute and ended up being arrested. Provided the prosecutor with information in defense of our client's actions and got the case dismissed within 2 weeks after the client was arraigned. Happy client!, 2020
  • Client found not guilty of DUI at trial. Client ran a red light without headlights on, failed field sobriety tests, and refused a test of his breath., 2020
  • DUI reduced to non-driving offense to save client’s pilot license. DUI with a .137 BAC reduced through extensive negotiations to the amended charge of Reckless Endangerment which is a non traffic offense to save client’s commercial pilot’s license., 2020
  • Client found not guilty at trial. Client slammed into a concrete barrier, admitted to seven bottles, and refused a test of his blood., 2020

Videos:

  • This video overviews the care and quality that DUI Heroes provides. We fight for clients all across the state of Washington. With us, you're getting the best representation possible because we have over 30 years of experience combined. We care about our clients as people and not just files. This team believes in what we do so that every client will be represented with unparalleled strength.  , The Best Representation Available For a DUI | DUI Heroes, Criminal Defense, DUI, 2020
  • I'm Jonathan Dichter and I'm the lead DUI Attorney with the DUI Heroes. We serve clients across the state of Washington. I am, at my core, a storyteller. When I initially meet with my clients, I want to figure out how to tell their story. After years of practicing law, I found myself exclusively doing DUIs. When I start talking to the jury in a trial, my goal is to bring emotions out of them within the first 90 seconds and then I know they'll start to open up and trust me. If you are my client, you are not going to go through this alone. We care for our clients., About Jonathan Dichter | DUI Heroes, Criminal Defense, DUI, 2020
  • Overview of our client's story and how DUI Heroes saved her future., Client Story | DUI Heroes, Criminal Defense, DUI, 2020
  • This ongoing weekly series, produced in house, answers some of the most commonly asked questions regarding DUI law in general in easy to understand language., DUI Q&A, Criminal Defense, DUI, 2020

Newsletters:

  • A regular newsletter sent to help inform existing clients and others of new informational materials we've produced, and general updates about our firm. , DUI Heroes Newsletter - May 2020, Criminal Defense, DUI

Educational Background:

  • Seattle University, School of Law; JD - cum laude, 2003
  • University of Akron, B.A., in Political Science, 1999

Industry Groups

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Citizens For Judicial Excellence
  • National College For DUI Defense
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Washington Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association
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Office Location for Jonathan Dichter

16708 Bothell Everett Hwy
Suite 104
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Phone: 425-424-9401

Fax: 425-424-9409

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Last Updated: 9/29/2020

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