Skagit County

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"Criminal Defense Lawyers Near Me"

If you have been charged with a crime in Skagit County, Washington, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who has defended people in courts throughout northwest Washington.

Skagit County criminal defense lawyer Justin Campbell has been representing people accused of assault and domestic violence, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), and other crimes in Skagit County since 2014, and in Washington State since 2009.

Depending on the nature of the alleged offense and where it occurred, your case might be filed in one of the municipal courts in Skagit County or in one of the Skagit County courts.

Municipal Courts in Skagit County

Municipal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction that hear cases involving violations of city ordinances. These are typically non-felony crimes such as vehicular criminal cases, misdemeanor criminal violations, and traffic violations. Municipal courts within Skagit County include Anacortes Municipal Court, Burlington Municipal Court, Mount Vernon Municipal Court, and Sedro-Woolley Municipal Court.

Anacortes Municipal Court

The Anacortes Municipal Court hears vehicular criminal cases involving DUI, Negligent Driving 1, Reckless Driving, Driving with a Suspended License, and other criminal traffic violations, non-traffic criminal cases involving Assault 4, Theft 3, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Trespass, as well as traffic infractions such as speeding, failure to obey a traffic device, no valid operator’s license, and no insurance.

The court is commonly referred to as the “Eugene Anderson Municipal Court” and is located at 1218 24th Street on the corner of 24th Street and M Avenue, inside the Police Department Building. It is directly across the street from Island Hospital and Anacortes Middle School. Parking is accessible from 24th Street.

Burlington Municipal Court

The Burlington Municipal Court hears cases involving violations of Burlington municipal ordinances and some state laws. These include criminal traffic cases such as DUI, Negligent Driving 1, Driving with a Suspended License, and other criminal traffic violations. The court hears non-traffic criminal cases such as Domestic Violence Assault, Theft 3, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Trespass, and traffic infractions such as speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, no valid driver’s license, or no insurance violations.

Pretrial and probation-related court hearings are held on the first, second, and third Wednesday of every month. Jury trials are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of every month. You can search online to find your court date.

The Burlington Municipal Courthouse is located at 311 Cedar Street #A in Burlington, Washington, on the north side of the street between S Alder Street and S Spruce Street. The courtrooms are in the Public Safety Building. Parking is available out front.

Mount Vernon Municipal Court

The Mount Vernon Municipal Court is responsible for processing citations for violations of city ordinances in Mount Vernon. The pretrial and probation-related court calendar is in session on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Mount Vernon Municipal Courthouse is located at 1805 Continental Place, in Mount Vernon, Washington, on the West side of the street just north of the intersection of Continental Place and E College Way. It is in the same building as the Police Department and is across from the Skagit County Planning and Development Building.

Sedro-Woolley Municipal Court

The Sedro-Woolley Municipal Court hears misdemeanor cases involving violations of Sedro-Woolley city ordinances. Court is typically in session on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The court’s calendar is accessible online, and you can search for information about your case.

The Sedro-Woolley Municipal Courthouse is located at 325 Metcalf Street in Sedro-Woolley, Washington on the West side of the street, just North of the intersection of Murdock Street and Munro Street, just south of Tesarik Field and the Sedro-Woolley Skatepark. Parking is available in the front of the building.

Skagit County Courts

County courts hear cases involving violations of Washington state laws and violations of criminal laws that do not occur within a particular city’s jurisdiction.

Skagit County Superior Court

The Skagit County Superior Court is a court of general jurisdiction. It is the trial court for all felony-level criminal charges that occur in Skagit County. If you are accused of committing a felony anywhere within Skagit County, your case will most likely be filed in Skagit County Superior Court, unless it is conflicted to another County.

The Skagit County courthouse is located at 205 W Kincaid Street in Mount Vernon, on the northwest corner of the intersection of W Kincaid Street and S 3rd Street.

The Skagit County Superior Court website provides links to the Daily Court Schedule, Court Calendars, Video and Telephonic Hearings, and answers to Video Hearing FAQs.

Skagit County District Court

The Skagit County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction. It hears criminal cases involving traffic infractions, misdemeanors, and gross misdemeanors. The court has jurisdiction over crimes that do not occur with a particular city’s limits (these are handled by the individual city’s municipal court). District Court handles a large number of DUI cases.

The courthouse is located at 600 S 3rd Street in Mount Vernon, and is across the street from the Skagit County Superior Court. You can access the Skagit County District Court’s calendar online, which also provides access to city municipal court scheduling information.

How Skagit County Criminal Defense Lawyers Near Me Can Help

If you are facing criminal charges in a municipal court within Skagit County, in Skagit County Superior Court, or Skagit County District Court, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side who knows the Skagit County prosecutors, court personnel, and is familiar with the rulings of local judges.

Skagit County criminal defense attorney Justin Campbell has been defending people accused of crimes throughout Skagit County since 2014, and throughout Washington State since 2009. He has a keen insight into how Skagit County criminal prosecutions work, and meticulously prepares every case he handles.

DUI Defense

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

A Washington DUI conviction 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).

Domestic Violence Defense

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.

General Criminal Defense

In addition to defending people accused of DUIs and Domestic Violence, attorney Justin Campbell represents people who have been accused of other types of crimes in Skagit County. Regardless of the nature of the alleged crime, attorney Campbell will thoroughly review and meticulously prepare your case. In some cases, successful resolution is nothing short of outright dismissal of all charges. In others, it is significant reduction of the charges.

Regardless of the charges against you, Skagit County criminal defense lawyer Justin Campbell will aggressively defend your rights. He will carefully analyze the charges and evidence against you, work with investigators and forensic experts as necessary, and identify inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case that can be used to present the strongest defense.

Defense Lawyers Near Me: Conveniently Located in the Heart of Skagit County

Based in Anacortes, attorney Justin Campbell has easy access to courthouses throughout Skagit county. His office is located at 1101 8th Street in Anacortes, on the corner of O Avenue and 8th Street. His office 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.

Call the Campbell Law Firm for Criminal Defense in Skagit County

Attorney Justin Campbell has been helping people charged with crimes in Skagit County since 2014, and throughout Washington State since 2009. If you are facing Skagit County criminal charges, contact the Campbell Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation, virtually or in person, to discuss your case.