Criminal Defense

Our office has over 40 years of combined experience handling all types of criminal matters. We handle felony charges, gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors, including assault, burglary, drug charges, theft, sex offenses, DUI, other driving offenses and many other criminal matters.

Criminal matters are serious and, if convicted, may have adverse effects on your life, such as:

  • Having a criminal record, which may show up on a criminal background check.
  • Damage to your reputation and possible loss of employment.
  • Being subject to fines, possible jail time and other requirements of the court.
  • Potential adverse effects on schooling, employers and other organizations that do criminal background checks.

If you are, or may be, the subject of a criminal prosecution or investigation, it is important to get legal advice as early in the investigation or prosecution as possible. You need aggressive legal representation to fight for your rights.

[reveal title="DUI and Traffic Offenses: " open="false" color="grey-lite"]We can represent you in DUI and other traffic matters. We are familiar with the handling of cases in courts, breath testing, Department of Licensing actions, ignition interlock requirements and other matters involved in DUI and traffic offenses.

Time is an issue in every DUI case. If you have been arrested for DUI, please contact our attorneys right away at 509-758-1005 to have the best possible chance to preserve your rights.[/reveal]

[reveal title="Felony, Gross Misdemeanor and Misdemeanor: " open="false" color="grey-lite"]Felony offenses have the possibility of jail time over a year. Gross misdemeanors have the possibility of jail time up to a year. Misdemeanors have the possibility of jail time up to 90 days. Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious matter and you need representation at the earliest stage of the proceeding.[/reveal]
[reveal title="Juvenile Offenses: " open="false" color="grey-lite"]While the law recognizes that juvenile offenders should be treated differently than adult offenders, juvenile court matters are still serious and can have long term consequences. Some juvenile matters can be resolved without court convictions. Contact our office for the best way to handle your juvenile offense.[/reveal]
[reveal title="Sex and Drug Offenses: " open="false" color="grey-lite"]Sex offenses are very serious matters, since the simple fact of being charged can affect employment, schooling and other aspects of your life. If convicted, you could be required to register as a sex offender.

Drug offenses can also have serious consequences. While possession and use of marijuana in small quantities is legal in Washington, it is still illegal to manufacture or sell marijuana unless you are a licensed grower, licensed seller or a person with a medical marijuana license. Some drugs, that have a potential for serious abuse, are looked at much more seriously and delivery of those drugs can have extremely serious consequences. Our office is familiar with search and seizure issues, warrant requirements and calculation of sentence ranges.[/reveal]