Lake Stevens Defense Attorney
Experienced, Accessible Drunk Driving / DUI Attorney & Assault / Domestic Violence (DV) Lawyer Serving the Lake Stevens, Washington Area
If you’re facing charges for Drunk Driving / DUI or Assault DV in Lake Stevens you may be experiencing a number of undesirable side effects and consequences that can impact you both now and in the future. For over 25 years, Attorney Phil Weinberg of Evergreen Criminal Defense has consistently obtained outstanding results for his clients in and around Lake Stevens, 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 Lake Stevens 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 Lake Stevens.
Why should you call Phil?
- Free initial consultation and case evaluation
- Over 25 years of criminal defense experience in Washington
- 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 Lake Stevens? 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. Phil cares about his clients’ legal rights.
About Lake Stevens Courts & Arrests
There are two courts that serve Lake Stevens; Marysville Municipal court, where the law firm of Zachor & Thomas have the contract to prosecute Lake Stevens cases, and the Snohomish County Superior court. Marysville Municipal Court handles misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, infractions and civil violations of all Lake Stevens non-felony cases. It enforces the Lake Stevens Municipal Code (LSMC, found online at: https://www.codepublishing.com/WA/LakeStevens/), which is similar (or in some sections identical) to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). If you’re arrested by a Lake Stevens Police officer for a crime like Drunk Driving / DUI or Assault DV, it is likely your case will be heard at Marysville Municipal Court.
Marysville Municipal Court
1015 State Ave.
Marysville, WA 98270
The Evergreen District Court is a division of the Snohomish County District Court System (Evergreen Division). It has jurisdiction over state and Snohomish County cases; including Lake Stevens arrests for Drunk Driving / DUI or Assault DV arrests made by a Snohomish County Sheriff or Washington State Trooper that result in misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor charges are usually handled by Evergreen District Court, though occasionally such cases are filed and heard at the Evergreen District court in Monroe or the Cascade District Court in Arlington, which are also divisions of the Snohomish County district court system.
Evergreen District Court
14414 179th Ave. SE
Monroe, WA 98272
The Snohomish County Superior Court primarily handles felonies; including Lake Stevens felony Drunk Driving / DUI or felony Assault cases as well as felony cases for all other parts of Snohomish County.
Snohomish County Superior Court
3000 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201
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 Lake Stevens defense attorney can frequently avoid these conditions, especially on first-time offenses.
Pretrial Conferences; also called Pretrial Hearings (aka 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 at a pretrial hearing (“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.