Criminal charges can change your life. When you learn that a warrant has been issued, receive a summons to appear in court, or are taken into custody it can be intimidating. You may not know where to turn, or what will happen in the days and weeks to come. But I do. I'm Attorney Justin Campbell, and I have been representing criminal defendants in Anacortes, Skagit County, Island County, and all across Northwest Washington since 2009. I understand the local court processes and can help you make the important decisions that could affect your freedom and your livelihood.
I can defend you against a wide variety of criminal defense charges, including:
If you have been charged with any of the federal or state level charges that fall under the umbrella "white collar crime" it's not your criminal record on the line. These charges can threaten your freedom, your job, and your ability to provide for your family. Common white collar crimes include:
Washington has beautiful wilderness, which residents and tourists love to take advantage of. However, sometimes those recreational activities cross the line into federal or state fish and wildlife violations. If you are facing charges for poaching, use, or license violations, I can help you make your strongest case.
Taking a case all the way to trial is a serious decision. My office works with a number of experts and investigators to make sure you have all the information you need to make the informed decision of whether going to trial is right for you.
For some cases, going to trial is the only option. These are cases where the government is unwilling to negotiate or has an offer that is unacceptable to you. The decision to go to trial is 100% up to you. With that in mind, not all cases are meant for trial. Many times I am able to negotiate a settlement with the government that will put you in a better situation than if the case goes to trial.
Some cases involve issues where evidence can be suppressed. When evidence is suppressed, it is not considered by the trier of fact. In effect, it is eliminated from the case. Suppressing evidence that is crucial to the government's case against you can lead to a dismissal of the charges against you or a more favorable offer from the prosecutor. Being able to spot and argue suppression issues in a case requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. I have experience arguing and winning suppression motions that ultimately lead to dismissals for my clients.
If your case goes before the judge or jury, I will take the time to make sure you are fully prepared. Every criminal defendant has the option to testify on his or her own behalf, or not. If you decide to take the stand, I will make sure you are ready. We will review your testimony, together, consider cross-examination possibilities, and make sure you know how to respond to a prosecutor's most intense questions. When the time comes, we will both be ready to make your best defense.
I have experience getting not guilty verdicts for my clients in front of juries and before administrative tribunals. If you make the decision to take your case all the way to trial, I will do all I can to preserve your rights and obtain a not guilty verdict.
If you are facing criminal charges, you need to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Representing yourself or taking a "wait and see" approach could put you at risk for serious criminal conviction. In some cases, time is of the essence. If you do not get competent legal representation on your side right away, evidence that points to your innocence may be lost.
I make sure you understand the potential consequences early on. I set you up with a free 90 minute consultation so you will have plenty of time to get all of your questions answered. I handle most cases with one clear flat fee, so you will know what to expect before you leave the office. When you're ready to choose Campbell Law Firm as your criminal defense firm, all you need to do is contact me.