Criminal Defense

We can provide you with dedicated criminal defense attorneys who serve in Vancouver, WA. and surrounding areas.

vancouver misdemeanor attorneysAnyone accused of a crime should take their defense seriously, even if the infraction seems minor. Each of our experienced attorneys has handled thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases, from minor theft charges to aggravated murder. This background gives us the range of legal skills and knowledge necessary to present the most effective defense possible on your behalf.

Misdemeanor Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor you should seek legal counsel, regardless of the nature of the crime. Even misdemeanor convictions can remain on your record for many years, and can result in fines or even jail time in some cases.

By engaging Northwest Legal Advocates, LLC and their Vancouver misdemeanor attorneys, you can be assured of a dedicated legal defense that has an in depth knowledge of how prosecutors view these types of offenses. We can use our experience and connections to seek potential plea bargains or mitigation of charges, especially for first time offenders.

Examples of misdemeanor crimes in Washington include:

Simple misdemeanors

These include trespassing, attempted thefts, and many traffic matters. Sentences may range from up to 90 days in jail, and/or a fine of up to $1000.

Gross misdemeanors

These include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, domestic violence assaults and violation of domestic protection orders. Sentences may range from up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine up to $5000.

While many offenses may not seem serious, a conviction for even a misdemeanor can have lasting effect in your life when seeking credit, employment, driver’s license, or other professional licenses. We take defense of your misdemeanor charge seriously, and will advocate your innocence to have charges dropped or reduced by prosecutors, but we will always be prepared to go to trial for you.

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Felony Criminal Defense

Our firm is dedicated to helping and protecting people. We want to ensure everyone’s rights are protected, including those charged with serious crimes. As such, we are very selective with felony cases. We welcome consults from other attorneys, legal reviews and will accept felony cases where injustice is occurring.

In the event of a conviction in any case we handle, we will be focused on presenting information on the incident, background, and other factors to mitigate the sentence. For this reason, it is essential to have an attorney from Northwest Legal Advocates, LLC defend you so that we can use our in depth knowledge of the criminal defense arena to protect your liberty.

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Restoration of Rights and Vacation of Criminal Records

Our attorneys understand that people make mistakes. They grow, they learn. The laws provide ways for people who have been convicted of crimes to have their rights restored and even have a guilty finding set aside and the case dismissed, if the person has been good and law abiding. The attorneys from Northwest Legal Advocates, LLC can help restore your rights, clear your way for employment, and help restore your right to a firearm, if you qualify. Contact us to review these important laws.

One thing to keep in mind, every attorney in our office likely has far more experience than the prosecutor on the other side. We have tried more cases, handled more hearings, and been in court more than any prosecutor you are likely to come across.

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Northwest Legal Advocates, LLC: Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our firm is committed to offering you the best criminal defense possible, and to always present the facts that reflect your views and memory of the incident. Every criminal incident has different interpretations, and there can be misuse of evidence, or other law enforcement procedures that interfere with your access to justice.

We will be aggressive in fighting any attempt to force a quick or baseless conviction. As your attorneys we will act as your ally both in and out of the courtroom, and give you a chance to return your life to normal. Please contact us for a consultation so that we can begin your misdemeanor defense today.