Navigate attorneys believe everyone facing allegations by the government should have a skilled lawyer in their corner. Out defense attorneys have experience defending against many different crimes including DUI, assault, domestic violence, theft, property crime, driving while suspended, negligent driving, reckless driving, and many other types of cases in Vancouver, Portland, Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Washougal, and the surrounding aeas.
A DUI can be either a felony or misdemeanor and may come in many forms. A DUI can result from a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher, a THC concentration of 5.00 ng/ml or higher, or if a BAC or THC level below .08% or 5.00 ng/ml concentration if the person's driving is affected by intoxication. The penalties for DUI can be severe including fines, jail time, suspension of your license, and more. If you have been charged with a DUI in Washington, an attorney experienced in DUI cases may be able to do several things to help your position.
DUI is a serious allegation in Washington because it carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence if you plead guilty or are convicted. A DUI attorney may be able to challenge the traffic stop, the sufficiency of the DUI investigation, the instrument used to measure the BAC or THC concentration, or many other things to help your position. Further, a knowledgeable DUI lawyer will be able to advise if you may take advantage of alternative options that would not involve jail time.
In Washington one party to a domestic dispute can be charged with domestic violence assault if they placed someone in reasonable fear of imminent bodily injury, even if there was no intent to actually harm someone. However, there are several defenses an attorney experienced with assault and domestic violence cases may raise on behalf of the accused. A few of these defenses include self-defense, defense of others, and defense of property. There also may be alternative options in these types of cases depending on the defendant's criminal history and the facts of the case. Make sure to discuss any alternative resolution options with an attorney experienced with domestic violence cases.
Driving While License Suspended
In Washington it is a misdemeanor to drive if your license has been suspended (DWLS). This is one of the most common charges in Washington. If you have been charged with DWLS an attorney may be able to challenge several things, including the traffic stop underlying the charge. An attorney may also be able to help you work with the court's to get your license reinstated and avoid having a DWLS on your criminal record.
Theft can range from shoplifting to serious felony charges. Theft convictions are very serious as they can result in fines, jail time, payments of restitution, and more. Theft convictions can also make it very difficult to gain employment later on. Even less serious charges of theft, such as shoplifting, could be taken very seriously. A Washington attorney experienced in defending theft cases should be consulted. Misdemeanor theft cases sometimes raise the potential for alternative resolutions through a civil compromise. Anyone accused of theft should consult an attorney.
Other Criminal Charges
The defense team at Navigate has handled many criminal cases beyond those listed above ranging from simple misdemeanors to major felonies. We have handled cases involving harassment, malicious mischief, burglary, trafficking, negligent driving, reckless endangerment, and many more.