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Aggressive criminal defense and zealous advocacy

We specialize in providing aggressive, creative and zealous criminal defense services in Clark County and throughout Southwest Washington. We defend the rights of the accused, protect your interests, and zealously advocate for your interests. We still believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.  There is always more to the story than what is written in the police reports.

Proudly meeting your criminal defense, family law and civil litigation needs in Vancouver, Clark County, Southwest Washington and throughout Washington State.

We defend against allegations of every crime, and every kind of crime, with an emphasis on:

  • Felony Defense
  • Homicide Defense
  • Allegations of Sexual Impropriety
  • Assault Defense
  • Burglary Defense
  • Vehicular Assault Defense
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Defense
  • Misdemeanor Defense
  • Domestic Violence (DV) Defense
  • No Contact Order Violation Defense
  • Department of Licensing (DOL) Issues and Hearings
  • Expunging Records
  • Sealing Records
  • Firearm Rights
  • Traffic Tickets

Results oriented – Representing your interests is our only interest. In doing so, we focus on the bottom line resolution without driving up fees and costs.  We strive to continually provide client focused, issue sensitive and cost effective representation.

While each case is judged and evaluated on its own merits, the following are non-representative sample cases of past results:

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, charge of attempted murder: dismissed after defense motions to dismiss for governmental misconduct prejudicing the right of the accused. December, 2016.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, charge of assault in the first degree: reduced to assault in the third degree, sentence running concurrent with other sentence already being served. April, 2017.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, two charges of possession with intent to deliver: reduced to one count of simple possession, sentence running concurrent with other sentence already being served. April, 2017.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, charge of drug possession with law enforcement testifying client admitted possessing the substance in question. The jury returned a not guilty verdict after 14 minutes of deliberation. September, 2016.

Charges of felony harassment and malicious mischief. Not guilty two counts. Judge dismissed one count in the middle of trial. September, 2016.

Charge of felony harassment of a police officer (allegations caught on multiple 911 calls): Dismissal in the middle of trial after defense motion to dismiss for governmental misconduct prejudicing the rights of the accused. Motion to dismiss granted. October, 2016.

City of Vancouver, gross misdemeanor domestic violence charge: Second attorney on case, retained immediately before trial in a dated case. Government dismissed all charges. June, 2016.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Charge of Murder in the First Degree and Murder in the Second Degree. Not guilty on all counts at jury trial. Shon Bogar sat “second chair” on the case with primary responsibility being the preparation of client for testimony necessary to assert self-defense. Client testified, jury acquitted. June, 2015.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, charge of assault-3 on a mental health care worker: Bench trial, not guilty on charged count of Assault-3 (class-C felony), guilty of lesser included Assault-4 (gross misdemeanor), sentence of 60 days in jail with 41 already served.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Day of trial reduction from class-C felony to gross misdemeanor, small work-crew sentence.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, charge of drug possession following SWAT raid on local residence: Split verdict on jury trial, final sentence better than offer by prosecution.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, charge of Assault-2: Negotiated resolution from class-B “strike offense” felony to gross misdemeanor, agreed sentence.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, allegations of child sex abuse: High profile case involving allegations of forced rape, incest and child pornography. Prosecution originally wanted more than 20 years minimum in prison. Negotiated resolution to 11 year minimum following defense motion to suppress illegally obtained statements by defendant.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Burglary-2 (class-B felony) dismissed.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Two felony no-contact order violation prosecutions with more than nine total counts, including recorded calls from the jail with a potential of 60 months in prison total. All counts dismissed.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: District court assault-4/dv case entered into diversion following “tenacious” representation that included multiple requests for senior prosecutor review to get client into diversion.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Day of trial dismissal for prosecutorial mismanagement/prosecutorial misconduct for Residential Burglary/DV (class-B felony) and Assault-4/DV (gross misdemeanor) charges, hung jury on remaining charge of felony bail jump when all court appearances were recorded on videotape.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Assault-2 (class-B felony and “strike offense”) dismissed.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Charges of possession with intent following search warrant execution uncovering a large amount of alleged controlled substances, more than $30,000 in cash and guns. Reduced to felony malicious mischief, no admission of guilt, sentence of 30 days in jail.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Juvenile charged as adult with robbery-2 (class-B felony and “strike offense”) dismissed.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Burglary-2 charge (class-B felony) reduced to simple misdemeanor.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney: Trespassing/DV case (gross misdemeanor) in District Court, dismissed.

State v. C.C.: Three count district court case including DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment acquitted on all counts following three day jury trial including expert testimony from law enforcement where defense did not call any witnesses. Not Guilty.