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From the moment the cuffs have been placed on your wrists, you are a part of the system. Depending on the charge, you may or may not have been booked into jail and had to bail out. But what now? A prosecutor will review the police report and determine what charges to file. You will receive a court date, either upon your release or in the mail, that indicates when you must show up to court.

This first court appearance is typically referred to as the Arraignment. At this hearing the Judge reviews the charges, advises you of those charges, and considers conditions of release. The prosecutor will likely ask for certain requirements to be placed on you as a condition of your release (or continued release) from custody. Depending on the charge and your criminal history, those conditions can range from staying out of trouble, to probation appointments, Ignition Interlock requirements, No Contact Orders, Bail and/or more. This is why it is so important to have a skilled Skagit County Lawyer with you. The State or City will have their attorney reviewing your case and asking for conditions, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side fighting for you rights and your freedom.

At the arraignment you will be advised of the conditions of your release and given a new court date. This is the procedural beginning of your case. Whether you are charged with a Misdemeanor like DUI, Theft, or Assault IV or a Felony, you need a strong advocate on your side as early as possible. Contact me for a free case evaluation and affordable rates.

Skagit County felony

A Skagit County misdemeanor charge includes Theft, Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Malicious Mischief, Hit and Run, Reckless Driving and many more. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine and a gross misdemeanor is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. Additionally, many of these charges carry other penalties like a license suspension or requirements like theft awareness classes. If you have been accused of a crime, you need a Skagit County Criminal Defense Lawyer that knows how to defend you and protect your rights. A criminal conviction can have severe consequences on your current job and your future prospects. Contact the Law Firm of Lucas D. McWethy to discuss your case and how I can help you protect your future.

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Skagit County Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Law Firm of Lucas D. McWethy


If you have been charged with a DUI, you need a Skagit County DUI Lawyer to fight for you. Driving Under the Influence is one of the most common misdemeanor charges in Skagit County. Just being charged with a DUI can lead to strict supervision by the court including an Ignition Interlock Device, 24/7 sobriety monitoring, and/or bail. A DUI conviction will lead to mandatory jail time, fines, license suspension, ignition interlock requirements, alcohol treatment, and more. You need an attorney skilled in DUI defense to fight for you and get the best possible outcome. Call for a free case evaluation.

Skagit County Misdemeanor

Skagit County DUI

Arrested? what now?

A Skagit County Felony can land you in prison and strip away many of your constitutional rights. It is absolutely essential to have a skilled Skagit County Criminal Defense Lawyer fighting for you from day one. The State will spare no expense in preparing their case against you, you need the skill and expertise of the Law Firm of Lucas D. McWethy to fight for you. Depending on the charge and your history, the State will not be going easy on you. You have to be prepared to stand up for your rights and fight to preserve your future. Contact me at 206-427-4901 for your free case evaluation.

As a Skagit County Criminal Defense Lawyer I have represent those accused of criminal offenses in the District court as well as every municipality. If you or a loved one has been arrested in Skagit County, you need the help of a skilled, affordable, and respected attorney.

Depending on what you have been charged with, the State or City may request severe conditions be placed upon you if you are to be released from the Skagit County Jail. For example, if you have been arrested for a DUI, the Judge may impose an Ignition Interlock requirement or a 24/7 sobriety device.  If you have been arrested for an assault (DV or non DV), the prosecutor will likely request a No Contact Order which will restrict your access and may even require you to relocate. Contact the Law Firm of Lucas D. McWethy at 206-427-4901 to discuss your case and how we can protect your rights.

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PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE:   A criminal charge can be sudden and financially devastating. At the Law Firm of Lucas McWethy we will work with you to come up with a plan that you can afford. We offer in house financing, reasonable retainers, and discounts for military and first time offenders.