I have nearly 18 years legal expereince and was a prosecutor in Whatcom County and... more
I have nearly 18 years legal expereince and was a prosecutor in Whatcom County and in Utah. I handle DUIs, assaults, drug cases, sex cases and other criminal matters in Skagit, Island, Whatcom and Snohomish Counties. I am an attorney who practices law with both INTEGRITY and PASSION. I care about my clients and their futures. I work hard to make sure both are secure.
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.