General Info on Criminal Defense
Whether you are charged with a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor offense the impact of criminal charge on one’s life can have devastating effects. It is at this time that you need to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner. John Lutgens has been practicing criminal defense law in Southwest Washington and the Portland Metropolitan area since 1992.
Protection of your rights commences at the moment of contact with law enforcement. Generally being interviewed by police or prosecuting attorneys should not be done without the protection of a lawyer advising you during such questioning. Both the United State’s Constitution and the Washington State Constitution protect your right to have the assistance of an attorney, but you must request an attorney for such right to be afforded to you.
Having represented clients charged with Assault Crimes, Sex Offenses, Drug Possesson and Distribution crimes, Domestic Violence, Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Suspended, and Property Crimes, he can apply his knowledge and experience in protecting your rights when facing criminal charges.
Contact John Lutgens to discuss your case during a free telephone consultation, 360.693.2119.