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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For Attorneys

The impact of criminal accusations often go beyond the criminal courts.  Clients may face potential civil liability, licensing or employment investigations, and immigration or family law consequences.  They may also face CPS investigations.  We regularly advise non-criminal law attorneys on how to protect their client’s Fifth Amendment rights in depositions, declarations, and other contexts where the possibility of questioning or being compelled to share information regarding a criminal accusation may arise. We also provide representation for related CPS matters that arise. We have been brought in to associate with cases in the following contexts:

  • Tort lawsuits
  • Healthcare licensing investigations
  • School employee investigations
  • Family law cases, including situations where CPS has been contacted
  • Other workplace investigations

In addition, we work with attorneys from out of state who need assistance with local counsel for matters like:

  • Out of state subpoenas
  • Consultation on potential Washington criminal consequences
  • Title IX investigations
  • Interstate Compact on Adult Supervision probationer transfer to Washington State
  • Federal probationer transfer of probation or jurisdiction to the Western District of Washington
  • Sex offender relocation to Washington State, including issues related to registration

When criminal law issues arise, it is critical to take steps to protect your client’s constitutional rights and provide candid advice on criminal liability.  We are happy to assist you with these matters.