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Arlington Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer

Arlington Washington criminal defense lawyer, Scott Lawrence, has been practicing criminal defense for over 10 years. Whether you are currently under investigation, have been charged with a crime, or want to appeal your case we can help. Please feel free to contact us for experienced legal advice and to find out what your options are.

  • DUI – DWI – Physical Control
  • Marijuana DUI – Drug DUI
  • Reckless Driving and Racing
  • Negligent Driving (Neg 1 & Neg 2)
  • Minor DUI – Felony DUI
  • Hit & Run – Vehicular Assault
  • Boating Under the Influence
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Traffic Tickets
  • No Contact Orders
  • Department of Licensing Hearings
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • VUCSA and Drug Crimes
  • Shoplifting and Theft
  • Assault and “Domestic Violence”
  • Anti-Harassment/No Contact Orders
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Deferred Prosecutions
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Military Defendants
  • Probation-Parole Violations
  • Immigration Consequences
  • Expunge/Seal Record
  • Vacate Conviction

What are the major criminal law defenses?

There are 9 (common) legal defenses in criminal law: mental disorder, automatism, intoxication, mistake of fact, necessity, self defense, duress, lawful capacity of office and impossibility of defense.

These defenses are not defenses for not having done a crime. Rather these are defenses that negate or help negate the implications of and consequences for a crime. It is incumbent on the prosecution in a trial to prove not only guilt in terms of criminal action but also must prove the absence of these criminal defense items.

It is important to note that these defenses are relevant when the defendant has committed the act they are being charged with. These defenses are important tools for your Arlington defense lawyer to use as appropriate on any criminal case.

What are the procedural defenses I can expect to be used by My Arlington Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer?

You may hear about procedural defenses in the course of your journey. Procedural defense goes to the way the law is being applied and the correctness of the proceedings. They do not impact on and are not involved in determining the guilt or innocence of a defendant. Nonetheless, these are tools available to your Arlington criminal defense lawyer to use in the right situation.

Some of the defenses that might be brought to bare in a criminal proceeding include denial of speedy trial, double jeopardy, entrapment, selective prosecution, and violation of the exclusionary rule (violation of a defendants constitutional rights under the 4th and 5th amendment to the constitution) that disallows illegal search and seizure.

If you believe you are in need of a solid defense call Scott Lawrence, Arlington criminal defense attorney, now for a free phone consultation.

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