Case Results

The Law Office of Amy Muth, PLLC, defends adults and juveniles accused of sex offenses and other serious offenses in Washington's state and federal courts. Many of our clients are accused of:

  • Rape
  • Child Rape
  • Child Molestation
  • Indecent Liberties
  • Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes
  • Possession, Delivery, and Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Voyeurism
  • Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor
  • Sexually motivated assault
  • Other sexually motivated crimes, such as burglary, unlawful imprisonment, and kidnapping
  • We also represent individuals who are arrested in sting operations

We have attained acquittals, reductions, or dismissals for people accused of all of the above charges.

Representative Results Include

  • Not Guilty verdict in DNA rape case: Not guilty verdict for individual charged with Rape in the Second Degree. Client's DNA had been located as evidence. Jury acquitted in forty minutes. (King County Superior Court)
  • Not Guilty, Assault of a Child, First Degree: Client’s early elementary age son came to school with a bruise on his arm. When school staff asked him about it, child said his father hit him and made his mouth bleed for not cleaning his room. Law enforcement and CPS were called to the school. The parents arrived and CPS took their baby from her mother’s arms and their two elementary age children. They were placed with another family member. The parents were devastated and felt completely powerless. At trial it became apparent that their son was not assaulted, nobody knew where he got the bruise on his arm, he was disciplined for not cleaning his room and was probably still upset about that, and his mouth bled because he lost a tooth that day. Client was found not guilty. CPS ended their investigation with no adverse findings. All of the kids returned home. (Kitsap County Superior Court)
  • Not Guilty, Child Molestation, Second Degree: Client was accused of inappropriately touching his teenage niece during a sleepover. Niece reported the incident to her grandmother the same night. Niece had mental health needs that contributed to the allegation. Jury acquitted. (King County Superior Court)
  • Attempted Rape, Second Degree, Indecent Liberties, Unlawful Imprisonment with Sexual Motivation – Not Guilty, All Charges: Client attended house party to celebrate daughter’s birthday; daughter was in early twenties. Client had too much to drink, went to use the bathroom, and accidentally walked in on a female inside. She screamed and several people came running to her aide. The State believed he was trying to sexually assault her. Jury acquitted on all charges. (Kitsap County Superior Court)
  • Rape charges not filed: Client investigated for third degree rape charges following a sexual encounter on a boat with an intoxicated female. Interviewed client's witnesses who corroborated client's account and provided information to detective, which convinced detective not to refer case to the prosecutor for charging. (Skagit County)
  • Child molestation charges not filed: Female client accused of sexually touching her foster son. Obtained mental health records of accuser that called accuser's credibility into question. Provided package to detective, which convinced state not to file charges. (Skagit County)
  • Sentence of probation and no jail time for federal child pornography charges: Sentence of probation (no jail time) for individual charged with possessing over 1500 images and 300 videos of child pornography; client faced 78-97 months in federal prison under the United States Sentencing Guidelines range. (U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington)
  • Dismissal of child molestation and child rape charges: Dismissal of multiple counts of first degree child molestation and child rape on grounds that individual was incompetent to stand trial, after two years of litigation and extensive expert consultation.(Kitsap County Superior Court)
  • Dismissal of child molestation charges: Dismissal of multiple counts of first degree child molestation against an Ethiopian immigrant who had received asylum to live in the United States. (King County Superior Court)
  • Dismissal of child molestation charges against female client: Dismissal of charges of first degree child molestation against a female client. Investigation revealed that the accuser had extensive mental health issues which impacted his credibility. (King County Superior Court)
  • Successfully litigated constitutional challenge to sexual assault advocate privilege statute, significant reduction of child molestation charges: Successfully litigated a challenge to the sexual assault advocate privilege statute. First degree child molestation charges reduced to third-degree assault and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. Original charges carried a penalty of 51-68 months in prison; client released from jail after serving eight months. (Kitsap County Superior Court)
  • Reduction of indecent liberties charges to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration: Represented health care professional charged with multiple sex offenses involving patients under his care. Investigation revealed that the accusers had significant impairments which impacted their credibility. Case reduced to misdemeanor assault, no jail time. (King County Superior Court)
  • Reduction of child molestation charges to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration: Reduction of first-degree child molestation charges to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault charges. Client was mother of child. Six months of expert consultation and investigation revealed that police had incorrectly reported that client failed a polygraph, daughter was improperly influenced by stepmother, and daughter had made accusation after attending a Girl Scout's four-hour retreat on Stranger Danger. Client sentenced to 30 days of community service, not required to register as a sex offender. (King County Superior Court)
  • Reduction of child molestation charges to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration: Client accused of attempting to molest the seven-year-old daughter of a friend. Seven-year-old was put to bed during a party at her father's friend's house. Investigation revealed that client, who later entered that bedroom to sleep, had previously arranged to stay in that room that night and was unaware that the child was there, and that child was unable to state that defendant touched her sexually. Counseled client through successful psychosexual evaluation showing that client did not pose a risk of sexual harm to the community, which was presented to the prosecutor and used as the basis for the resolution. (Pierce County Superior Court)
  • Reduction of child molestation charges to misdemeanor non-sex offense, no sex offender registration: Reduction of attempted second degree child molestation to misdemeanor assault with sexual motivation. Client sentenced to two months' work release and not required to register as a sex offender. Subpoenaed 184 pages of mental health records of teenage accuser diagnosing accuser as a paranoid schizophrenic who was experiencing extreme mental disturbances around the time that she accused defendant of molesting her, and retained juvenile psychiatrist as expert prepared to conduct a competency examination of the accuser. (Clark County Superior Court)
  • SSOSA sentence for client to be completed out-of-state: Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative for client convicted of molesting younger brothers over a four-year period, to be completed out-of-state, in Utah. (King County Superior Court)
  • Dismissal of First Degree Child Rape Charges: Daughter had accused father of sexually assaulting her over a several-year period. After an extensive investigation, including an interview with the accuser's therapist, accuser recanted after being confronted with inconsistencies. Charges dismissed. (King County Superior Court)
  • Reduction of rape case to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration: Reduction of third degree rape charges to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration. Defense interview of accuser showed significant inconsistencies with initial report. (Kitsap County Superior Court)