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Monroe Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer
Monroe 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
- Traffic Tickets
- No Contact Orders
- Department of Licensing Hearings
- 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 to look for in a Monroe Washington criminal defense lawyer
Criminal cases can be scary and have life altering circumstances. For this reason you want to make sure you hire an experienced attorney that specialized in the area you are being charged with. You most likely do not want to use the lawyer who handled your will, divorce or car accident to be your lawyer in a criminal defense case. Lawyers for the these types of legal issues are referred to as civil lawyers. Criminal lawyers tend to practice as individuals or in very small partnerships, unlike civil attorneys that tend to work in large firms. When looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Monroe Washington don't be worried about the size of the firm.
You do want to worry about the lawyers experience in the court where you trial will be. Different courts have different procedures and different personalities. You want a court where your lawyer knows the players: the judges, the prosecute, etc. This will make a difference in how your trial runs.
Criminal law can be very complex and it is important to retain a lawyer who has experience in the crime, or a very similar crime, to which you are being accused. Don't hesitate to ask for the level of experience or even statistics when you are doing an initial interview with a lawyer.
Finally, the defendant lawyer relationship cannot be overlooked. Defendants and defense lawyers work as a team to provide the best defense possible. It is critical that you feel comfortable with the lawyer you select. Make sure you don't find yourself questioning their ability and that you thoroughly believe they have your best interests in mind. Make sure that you feel as though the two of you form a compatible team that works well together.
If you believe you are in need of a solid defense call Scott Lawrence now for a free phone consultation.