I am often asked why I defend DUI charges. My answer is: DUI is “the neighbor crime”, a crime that with an extra drink or two, any of our neighbors, reliable folks we have known for years, could suddenly find themselves facing a serious criminal charge.
I have been advocating for clients in the criminal court system in Clark County for over 20 years.
I focus my law practice exclusively on defending driving-related criminal charges and navigating the collateral licensing issues that are often associated with those charges. To this end, a large portion of my practice is devoted to Department of Licensing administrative hearings (also called “Implied Consent” hearings).
Kristi Straight has been a paralegal at WB since 2017 assisting with DUI Defense. Kristi is from Vancouver and is pleased to be working in her community after many years of commuting to Portland. DUI clients can rely on her to answer their procedural questions, recommend local providers to complete case requirements, and generally assist to keep them on track to the most successful outcome possible in their case. Outside of the office, Kristi is a wife and mom and enjoys giving back to her community as a member of Rotary Club of Three Creeks.
Chanel’s interest in law started in the most unlikely place: A Technical Design studio, reading Product Manufacturing Agreements. After her stint in the Apparel Design and Textile world, and few twists later, she finally took the leap and started her journey into the legal world at Wheeler Boyd.
Some of Chanel’s most treasured aspects of working at Wheeler Boyd are the unparalleled team of people she has the daily pleasure to learn from and building a genuine rapport with each individual client. From their first call to our office, through the entirety of their journey with Wheeler Boyd, Chanel maintains integrity with clients through constant and effective communication. She takes pride in helping the WB team set clients up for success by utilizing her dedication to detail and invariably thinking in a client centric mindset.
As a born and raised Washingtonian, and graduate from Washington State University, Chanel loves everything “Cougs”, writing, and spending time entertaining family and friends (and American Brittany, Boone Dog!) at her log cabin.