Friday Harbor and San Juan County

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“Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me”

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office is responsible for enforcing the laws in Friday Harbor and throughout San Juan County. If you have been charged with a crime in San Juan County your case will be heard in either the San Juan County District or the San Juan County Superior Court. Attorney Justin Campbell can serve as your "criminal defense attorney near me" for San Juan County criminal charges.

The San Juan Superior Court and the San Juan District Court are in the same building, which is located at 350 Court Street, Friday Harbor, Washington, at the intersection of Court Street and First Street North. The courthouse is on the south side of the street, across from Grange Hall. Parking is available on the northwest side of the building.

“Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me”

The San Juan County Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction. The San Juan County Superior Court judge hears cases involving violations of state laws and felony cases throughout San Juan County. You can access the court schedule and court docket online.

San Juan County District Court

The San Juan County District Court hears criminal cases involving misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, traffic and non-traffic violations, and parking infractions in San Juan County. The court also functions as the municipal court for the city of Friday Harbor.

DUI Defense

If you have been charged with a DUI or Physical Control in San Juan County, you need a criminal defense lawyer who understands the complex nature of breath and blood testing science and can successfully challenge the evidence against you.

Conviction for a Washington DUI carries serious consequences, including up to 364 days in jail, a fine of up to $5,000, or both. You also face suspension of your driver’s license, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, and evaluation for chemical dependency (at your own expense).

Defense Against Allegations of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence involves almost any crime committed against a family or household member. It is most often associated with charges of assault, burglary, trespass, kidnapping, disorderly conduct, and violations of a protective order. A conviction for domestic violence can lead to up to 60 months of probation and loss of firearm rights as well as jail time, fines, and costs associated with the underlying criminal charge.

Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Defense in Friday Harbor and San Juan County

If a law enforcement officer believes you were operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you can be charged with Boating Under the Influence (BUI). BUI is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and up to 364 days in jail.

If you refuse to submit to a breath test you can be charged with a Class 1 Civil Infraction that carries a maximum penalty of $1,000. Unlike a DUI there is no license suspension for BUI, but you may be subject to a hearing before the USCG where you would face significant fines.

Experienced Criminal Defense in San Juan County

Even though San Juan County is small, the prosecutor’s office takes an aggressive stance on enforcing and prosecuting criminal cases. If you have been charged with a crime in Friday Harbor or San Juan County, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side who understands the unique nature of the San Juan County courts, and who knows the court personnel and prosecuting attorneys.

Even though few lawyers are truly local to San Juan County, attorney Justin Campbell has been defending people accused of crimes in San Juan County since 2016, throughout Washington State since 2009, and has frequently appeared before San Juan county judges. He has experience being the “criminal defense attorney near me.”

In any case he handles, you will find attorney Campbell to be thoroughly prepared to aggressively defend your rights after an exhaustive review of your case. He routinely works with forensic experts and investigators to develop evidence that can be used to identify inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case and to present the strongest defense. In some cases, success is nothing short of outright dismissal of the case against you, while in others, it is significant reduction of the charges.

Conveniently Located in Anacortes

From his office in Anacortes, attorney Justin Campbell frequently represents people who have been charged with crimes in San Juan County. The Campbell Law Firm is located at 1101 8th Street in Anacortes, on the corner of O Avenue and 8th Street. It is one block west of the Anacortes Licensing Department, and diagonally across the street from Wells Fargo. If you are approaching from the West, his office is one block East of Causland Memorial Park.

Defense Attorney Near Me: San Juan County Criminal Charges

Attorney Justin Campbell has been helping people charged with crimes in San Juan County since 2016, and throughout Washington State since 2009. If you have been charged with a crime in San Juan County, contact the Campbell Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation, virtually or in person, to discuss your case.