As of November 1, 2023, most juveniles will no longer have to register as a sex offender and be eligible to seal their convictions. Law enforcement will start removing eligible people from the registry soon and mailing letters confirming they have been removed. If you receive a letter indicating that you have been removed from the registry, please contact our office for a free consultation to determine if you are eligible to seal your offense.

Helping You Protect Your Future

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A Thorough Investigation Is Critical To A Positive Outcome

Many of our firm’s clients retain our services during the investigation phase of a case prior to any criminal charges or CPS findings being filed. If you have been contacted by law enforcement or by Child Protective or Adult Protective Services and are under investigation, it is critical that you retain an attorney immediately to protect your rights.

We act quickly during this stage to contact law enforcement or CPS, investigate and present your side of the story, or counsel you on what to expect. As a result of our quick action, we have been able to avoid criminal charges or adverse CPS findings in several cases:

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)
  • Aggressive pre-charge investigation of sexual assault accusation revealed alleged victim had significant credibility issues and led to prosecutors declining to file charges.

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)

Child Molestation Charges Not Filed

  • Client accused of molesting daughter. Counseled client continuously throughout a year-long investigation. State declined to file charges after evidence uncovered that accuser recanted to family member. (Snohomish County)