The Law Firm of Lucas D. McWethy represents those accused of crimes in Western Washington. Whether your are a first time offender or have some criminal history, the criminal justice system is a complex and scary apparatus of the government. The State will be armed with prosecutors, police officers, familiarity with the system and a budget that likely exceeds yours. You need a criminal defense attorney that will fight for you. Hoping for the best is not enough, you have to be prepared with a skilled defense lawyer.
Your right to be presumed innocent is the bedrock of our criminal justice process. Unfortunately, it is a bedrock that is quickly eroding. When you are arraigned for a criminal offense, the prosecutor will ask that the court place conditions on your release. The court has the power to impose very restricting and costly conditions on you, even if you have not been found guilty of any crime. If you are accused of a 2nd DUI in Washington State, the law requires that the judge impose an ignition interlock requirement on your ability to drive while your case is pending. Similarly, if you have been accused of a domestic violence offense, most judges will impose a no contact order without much regard for your circumstances. You need a criminal defense lawyer on your side that will fight to have the least restrictive conditions placed on you so that we can fight for you rights.
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If you are charged with a crime in King County, you will be in one of the busiest court systems in Washington State. The Court has streamlined many of the processes and this can be overwhelming if you do not have an experienced lawyer with you. When you receive your first court date, the summons will indicate which division you will have your first hearing and where it is located. This will be the court that will likely be assigned and hear your case through it's conclusion. Each division, judge, and prosecutor is different. It is important to know who is involved in your case so that we can properly protect you and your rights
At your first hearing, the arraignment, the judge will determine if they will place conditions of release on you. In King County there are certain charges that the prosecutor will always want conditions placed on you. If you are charged with DUI, Assault, or any other crime with a victim, be prepared. The best way to prepare is to have a skilled attorney from the Law Firm of Lucas D. McWethy there with you to fight for your rights and your freedom.
Skagit County is a unique cross section of those that live there and the high numbers brought in by tourism through the Tulip Festival, the Highland Games, the Oyster Run, and more. If you find yourself charged with a crime in Skagit County you will either be in the District Court, Superior Court, or one of the City Municipal Courts. Each court has it's own rules, regulations, and customs. Having an attorney that is familiar with the area and the customs is essential to your defense. You need a defense lawyer that can navigate the local customs and fight for you.
Skagit County has a high number of cases that go through it's courts. Because of the high number of cases, but lower budget, the court has adopted process that vastly speed up the hearings. Knowing these processes, the prosecutors, and the resources available is essential to getting the best results. Contact the Law firm of Lucas D. McWethy to discuss our case and how we can help you.
Being charged with a crime in Snohomish County means that you will find yourself in one of 5 locations. If the crime is a misdemeanor, you will be in one of the four division courts located in Everett, Lynnwood, Arlington, and Monroe. If the crime is a felony, you will be referred to the Superior court in Everett. And if your are being charged as Juvenile you will likely be at the Denney Facility in Everett (unless you are being charged as an adult). Knowing where to be is the first step, the next is to fully understand the charges against you. Each division and court has their own way of conducting their affairs and it is important understand them.
If charged with a crime in Snohomish County you need to be prepared to defend your self. The County will be prepared with their prosecutor, officers, and resources to convict you. You need to be prepared with a skilled attorney and the knowledge that you have rights. These rights are often overlooked, minimized, or completely disregarded if not protected. Contact the Law Firm of Lucas D. McWethy to discuss you case, your rights, and how we can help you
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