An Experienced Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer in Your Corner
There may be nothing scarier than being placed under arrest for a crime or finding yourself the subject of a criminal investigation. Law enforcement – whether it be the local police, sheriff’s department, DEA, FBI, or other government agency – can intimidate you with jail time, fines, and threats to ruin your reputation if you don’t cooperate with their demands. This is why it is crucial that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner who can protect your rights and fight for your interests. Vancouver criminal defense attorney John Lutgens has the skills to fight for you, and he will put his decades of experience to work for you in standing up to prosecutors and law enforcement so that you can win the best possible outcome to your criminal law matter.
Experienced Legal Defense in Washington/Oregon for Felonies and Misdemeanors
Since 1992, criminal defense attorney John Lutgens has been representing defendants in southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area in criminal defense matters relating to the following charges:
- Drug possession
- Drug distribution
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic violence
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while suspended
- Juvenile crimes
- Other misdemeanor crimes
Don’t Give Up Your Constitutional Rights By Going It Alone
Whether you’ve been placed under arrest and/or charged with a crime, or are merely under investigation, law enforcement and prosecutors will want you to tell them what they want to hear, through incriminating yourself or others or both. They may tell you that things will be easier if you just give them what they want, and that you are better off without a lawyer. But, remember, their interest is in closing cases, not in helping you understand your rights and protect your freedom. The only way to make sure someone is sticking up for your rights is to have your own criminal defense attorney, whose sole interest is in helping you and not the government. Under the US Constitution, it is your Sixth Amendment right to be represented by your own counsel, and you may demand to speak with an attorney whenever you are being interrogated by law enforcement, regardless of whether you have been placed under arrest, read your Miranda warnings, or taken to the police station.
Vancouver criminal defense attorney John Lutgens has been helping protect the rights of criminal defendants in southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area since 1992, and he will put his vast experience to work for you in helping you achieve the best possible outcome to your criminal law matter, whether that be through a dropped investigation, a dismissal of charges, a not guilty verdict, or a plea bargain or reduced sentence. It is your right to be represented by an attorney at all stages of the criminal law process, including any initial questioning by police, and the earlier you bring in experienced criminal defense counsel, the better position you will be in to fight the charges and get back to a life of freedom.
Contact Vancouver Criminal Defense Attorney John Lutgens to See How He Can Help You
If you have been charged with a crime or are currently under investigation for a crime in Washington or Oregon, get immediate help in protecting your rights and your freedom by contacting Vancouver criminal defense attorney John Lutgens today at 360-693-2119 to set up a free consultation.