Criminal Convictions and Consequences

What is Community Custody?

Community Custody | A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective on Community Custody | Parole | State Supervision. As criminal defense attorneys | lawyers, we know that over 90% of cases are resolved short of trial.  From our perspective, resolution can come in the form of dismissal, an alternative to prosecution or pleading to…

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Drugs and the School Zone Enhancement

School Zone Enhancement: Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Prospective. Drug-Related Enhancements Certain felony drug offenses are subject to additional prison time when the offense takes place in a protected zone. One of these zones is a school zone. This additional time, which is automatically added to the underlying sentence, is…

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Deadly Weapons Enhancements

The Deadly Weapon Enhancement: Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. As criminal defense attorneys | lawyers, we are acutely aware that in general, there is nothing inherently illegal with possessing or using a weapon.  However, problems surface when it is a prohibited weapons, or, a person is accused of using…

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Firearm Enhancements

Firearm Enhancements: Consequences of Conviction. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. Under Washington law, defendants convicted of certain felonies while “armed with a firearm” will receive a firearm enhancement in addition to the “standard” sentence of their crime. How much time do you get for using a Firearm in the Commission of a…

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Mental Health Court. A Different Solution

Mental Health Court. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s  Perspective. Knowing what options are available to best serve each of our clients is essential to achieving the best results possible.  In unique circumstances, we have found Mental Health Court to be an effective and rational solution to clients and families who struggle with a…

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Drug Court – A Conviction Alternative

Drug Court – A Conviction Alternative. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. As criminal defense lawyers | attorneys, after lengthy consultations and evaluations with clients and families, we have helped a number of clients get into Washington’s Drug court program as an alternative to a criminal conviction and addiction. Aside from the significant…

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Drug Sentencing Alternative | DOSA

The Drug Sentencing Alternative | DOSA. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. As criminal defense attorneys, we have seen good clients and their families struggle with almost every form of drug addiction and the inevitable criminal charges or convictions that come with it.  Be it opioids, cocaine, alcohol, methamphetamine, or weed, “it is…

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Parenting Sentencing Alternative

The Parenting Sentencing Alternative.  A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. In the practice of law as criminal defense attorneys | lawyers, we have occasionally seen mothers or fathers with dependent children make a mistake and face a felony conviction with prison time. As their children are innocent, it can cause real anguish for…

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