Greg Schwesinger – DUI (Driving Under the Influence)/ DV (Domestic Violence)/ and Criminal Defense
Greg Schwesinger has earned a reputation as an effective, zealous and articulate advocate for the criminally accused. Greg is well respected by not only the courts, but also his peers on both sides of the bench. Greg is known as a compassionate listener who empathizes with the grief, frustration, and underlying fear clients often experience when faced with being charged with a crime; he gives a voice to his clients that the government can hear and understand.
Greg offers a unique service to his clients because of his experience not only as a United States Marine Corps Judge Advocate, but also as a savvy City of Seattle Prosecutor. He uses his experiences to effectively advocate and negotiate on behalf of his clients, and creates success by ensuring that his client’s integrity and underlying humanity are always brought to the forefront during the processing of their case.
In the Summer of 1992, Greg successfully completed the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Virginia and was thereafter commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant. After completing Law School in 1994, Greg embarked on finalizing his military legal training at the Naval Justice School in Newport, RI; Greg officially became a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps in March 1996. Greg ended his military career in 2002 as Major in the United States Marine Corps.
Greg was the right choice! …Greg is a man that really went the extra mile to be certain I was pleased with the outcome before finalizing anything. He is the only person I would recommend to anyone facing a DUI charge!Posted by Ben
As a City of Seattle Prosecutor, Greg was appointed to a position in the “High Impact Offender Project,” responsible for the prosecution of the most serious repeat offenders, where he gained invaluable experience negotiating, resolving and/or otherwise trying cases.
In addition to the above, Greg chose to enhance his legal training by embarking on an externship for former Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Durham during the Summer and Fall of 1994.
As both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, Greg has handled literally thousands of cases, effectively and successfully litigating hundreds of cases up to and through trial. Greg’s significant training and experience, on both sides of the judicial aisle, have allowed him to emerge as a seasoned and dexterous advocate for those individuals accused of committing crime; Greg is dedicated and passionate about obtaining only the fairest, most just and equitable results for all of his clients.
Areas of Practice
- DUI / DWI (Driving Under the Influence – of alcohol or drugs / Driving While Intoxicated)
- Drunk Driving Offenses
- Deferred Prosecutions
- Criminal Defense
- Drivers’ License Reinstatement
- Habitual Traffic Offender Hearings
- Gross Misdemeanors
- Assault Charges
- Domestic Violence Allegations
- Protection Orders / No Contact Orders
- Violation of Protection / No Contact Orders
- Drug Charges (VUCSA: Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act)
- Possession Charges
- Distribution / Trafficking
- Warrant Quashing
- Juvenile Crime
- Theft Charges
- Probation Violations
Memberships / Affiliations
- American Bar Association, 1997
- Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member, 2003
- National College of DUI Defense – Member, 2004
- Former member of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, 2003
- Admitted to the Washington State Bar, 1994
- Admitted to the California State Bar, 1997
- King County Bar Association, 2005
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2006
- University of Washington, 1991
- Willamette University College of Law, 1994
- United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA, 1995
- Naval Justice School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1996
- Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, CA, 1998
- The Judge Advocate General School, Charlottesville, VA, 1996
- Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA, 1997
- Camp Pendleton USMC, CA, 1997
- Co-Author, “Defending DUIs – A Defense Perspective,” 2005, Deskbook Series, Washington Law & Practice Manual (King County Bar Association).
- Author, “DUI/Licensing Consequences” published in Trial News, WSTLA, 2004
- Co-Author, “The New DUI Laws: Sorting Through the Aftermath of Hurricane 2006,” Washington State Lawyers Association.
- Numerous articles written and published in Marine Corps papers and publications.