Bothell Defense Attorney
Experienced Drunk Driving / DUI Attorney & Assault Domestic Violence (DV) Lawyer Serving the Bothell, Washington Area
If you’re facing charges for Drunk Driving / DUI or Assault DV in Bothell you may be experiencing a number of undesirable side effects and consequences that can impact you both now and in the future. For over 20 years, Attorney Phil Weinberg of Evergreen Criminal Defense has consistently obtained outstanding results for his clients in and around Bothell, Washington. If you need effective legal representation for your DUI, Assault DV or other criminal charge; Call Evergreen Criminal Defense at (425) 355-5300.
Effective Bothell Criminal Defense Attorney
It is crucial that you take action immediately if you’ve been charged – or think you might be charged – with a crime in Bothell.
Why should you call Phil?
- Over 20 years of criminal defense experience in Washington
- Free initial consultation and case evaluation
- Personalized service for your unique situation
- A tactful but relentless approach to your case
Don’t delay, call (425) 355-5300 today. Having a dedicated advocate on your side as soon as possible can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case.
Free Initial Consultation
Have you been charged with DUI, Assault DV or another crime in Bothell? Call Evergreen Criminal Defense at (425) 355-5300 to schedule a free no-risk legal consultation and case evaluation. Attorney Phil Weinberg understands that your situation is unique. He will listen patiently as you describe what happened before offering his honest opinion of how he can help.
About Bothell Courts & Arrests
Bothell is unique; the city falls in both King and Snohomish Counties. There are five courts that serve Bothell; a Municipal court, two District courts and two Superior courts.
Bothell Municipal Court handles misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, infractions and civil violations. It enforces the Bothell Municipal Code (BMC), which is similar (or in some sections identical) to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). If you’re arrested by a Bothell Police officer for a crime like Drunk Driving / DUI or Assault DV, it is likely your case will be heard at Bothell Municipal Court.
Bothell Municipal Court
10116 NE 183rd St.
Bothell, WA 98011
The Lynnwood District Court is a division of the Snohomish County District Court System (South Division). It has jurisdiction over state and Snohomish County cases; including Bothell arrests for Drunk Driving / DUI or Assault DV. Arrests made in the Snohomish County portion of Bothell that result in misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor charges are handled by Lynnwood District Court.
Lynnwood District Court
20520 68th Ave. W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
The Redmond District Court is a division of the King County District Court System (East Division). It has jurisdiction over state and King County cases; including Bothell arrests for Drunk Driving / DUI or Assault DV. Arrests made in the King County portion of Bothell that result in misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor charges are handled by Redmond District Court.
Redmond District Court
8601 160th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052
The Snohomish County Superior Court primarily handles felonies; including Bothell felony Drunk Driving / DUI or felony Assault cases that occur in the Snohomish County portion of Bothell.
Snohomish County Superior Court
3000 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201
The King County Superior Court primarily handles felonies; including Bothell felony Drunk Driving / DUI or felony Assault cases that occur in the King County portion of Bothell.
King County Superior Court
516 Third Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
After being booked into jail, you will appear before a judge on the next court day. Arrestees booked on a Friday night, over the weekend or the day before or day of a legal holiday must wait until the court reopens to appear.
How it works
At the arraignment hearing; the plea you enter should always be “Not Guilty”; regardless of the details and circumstances of your case. At this hearing, prosecutors will often request that the judge require strict release conditions such as bail or an Ignition Interlock Device (in the case of DUI). An experienced Bothell defense attorney can frequently avoid these conditions, especially on first-time offenses.
Pretrial Conferences; also called Pretrial Hearings (PTR); are the next step. Most cases have several PTR’s before they are resolved or set for trial. If the prosecutor presents an acceptable plea bargain (plea deal), the case can be concluded at a PTR. Throughout this process, your defense attorney will be investigating and gathering any evidence relevant to your case.
If a case is not resolved of at a PTR; your attorney will likely make pretrial motions. Depending on the facts and laws surrounding your case, there are several pretrial motions that can have a significant impact on your defense.
Many cases do not go to trial – a last resort due to risk and cost. You may decide to proceed to trial if, for example, the prosecution has not offered an acceptable plea deal or if a conviction would cause considerable damage to your career or personal life.