Washington Lawyers Defend Clients in Criminal Matters
Experienced Vancouver attorneys provide skilled criminal defense
If you are facing criminal charges, the consequences of a conviction can be life-altering. When going up against the government’s prosecutors, it is essential for you to retain a seasoned criminal lawyer who can help you mount a strong defense against the charges you face. Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP has the experience needed to capably assert your rights and protect your freedom.
Firm provides seasoned defense counsel in misdemeanor criminal cases
While a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor — such as driving with a suspended license or violating a restraining order — may be classified as a minor crime, the penalties can be significant. Under state law, defendants convicted of a misdemeanor can face up to $5,000 in fines, one year in jail or both. Since these consequences can impact your freedom and finances, our firm will leverage our extensive experience in misdemeanor cases to mount a defense that is designed to achieve the best possible outcome.
Skilled lawyers provide strong defense against felony charges
Felony charges like armed robbery or the selling of illegal narcotics are serious, and so are the sentences. Washington law specifies the maximum penalties for criminal convictions by statute, and depending on the class of felony, you could face up to life imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000. If you have been charged with a felony, we will build an effective legal defense for your case and fight the charges against you in order to limit the effect on your life.
Experienced attorneys help clients fight traffic violations
Traffic offenses can range from speeding or running a red light to fleeing the scene of an accident and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. All of these alleged violations carry the potential for lost driving privileges, fines and increased auto insurance rates. While it might seem like pleading guilty is the easiest way to move forward, it may not be in your best interests to do so. When you face a motor vehicle driving charge, our firm can work to minimize the consequences of the citation by disputing it in court, potentially saving you from accruing unwarranted points on your license and various other penalties.
Southwest Washington firm helps clients attempting to seal and expunge their criminal records
When you have a criminal history, the effects can last a lifetime. The records can remain on file indefinitely and are accessible to the public, which can impact your employment prospects, real estate searches and your credit. To minimize the effect that your records can have on your future, our firm has significant experience with sealing and vacating convictions and court records to remove the impact of these barriers on your life.
Accomplished legal counselors represent those charged with domestic violence crimes
Being charged with an act of domestic violence can be overwhelming, especially when the allegations could lead to incarceration and an inability to return to your home or be with your family. With prosecutors aggressively pursuing these cases, we can help you defend against charges of domestic violence and seek a reduced charge or a complete dismissal. Trust our firm to evaluate the facts of your arrest and the evidence in order to defend you in court, protect your rights and aim to preserve your future.
Contact a trusted Southwest Washington criminal defense firm
At Morse Busby Andrews & Terry LLP, we provide clients with focused criminal law defense. Please call 360-213-2040 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Vancouver office.