In addition to being the Prosecutor for the City of Lynden, here at Carmichael Clark I handle most of the criminal-type work for the firm. That means that whenever a firm client faces a difficult issue in this arena, we are often able to help without having to refer the client elsewhere. This furthers the firm’s mission of being a comprehensive resource for our clients. Below is a list of common issues that I work on regularly.
At times overlooked because of the relatively minor nature of the offense, it is important to remind clients that traffic infractions may have unforeseen consequences over the long term. Typically, these costs present themselves in the form of Department of Licensing administrative actions, or more commonly, increased vehicle insurance premiums. There is legal action that can be taken upfront to limit these negative results for our clients, and I am happy to help.
Minimizing mistakes from the past is often important to firm clients both for peace of mind and for employment or international travel reasons. Under Washington law, it is possible to go back and remove prior criminal convictions from ones record. In this way, we can help clean up past mistakes and allow our clients to move forward with their lives.
With the ever expanding field of municipal code requirements, clients at times may find themselves, or their properties, at odds with the local government. These issues can result in stop work orders being issued or hefty civil fines being assessed. Besides advising our clients proactively about avoiding these problems, the firm is also able to help in the event a violation has already been alleged or established.
If these or similar issues have presented themselves, please contact us and we will talk about what can be done.
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