What's next?

Being charged with a crime can be a scary experience. Read more about what to expect in a criminal case. I give an overview of each stage from arraignment to trial.

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Practice Areas

I handle the following types of cases:

DUI, Physical Control, Reckless Driving, Theft, Possession of Marijuana, Minor in Possession (MIP), Reckless Endangerment, Assault, Obstruction, Speeding, Negligent Driving 2nd Degree,  Vehicle Prowling, Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol, Boating Under the Influence, and others. If you don’t see your charge, contact me to see if I can take your case.

I practice in Spokane and the surrounding areas. If you are charged in Spokane County, the City of Spokane, Deer Park,  Airway Heights, Medical Lake, Cheney, Davenport, Reardon, Lincoln County, Whitman County, Pullman, Colfax, Colville, or Stevens County, I can help

Sentencing Hearing

When a plea agreement is reached between the prosecutor and defense, this hearing usually takes place at the same time. At a sentencing hearing, the judge will hear from the prosecutor, defense attorney, the defendant and sometimes others about any information they believe is relevant in determining what sentence should be imposed after a guilty plea or guilty finding at trial.

Some crimes carry a minimum mandatory sentence or sentence range that the judge must impose.

When a plea agreement is reached between the prosecutor and defense, this hearing usually takes place at the same time. At a sentencing hearing, the judge will hear from the prosecutor, defense attorney, the defendant and sometimes others about any information they believe is relevant in determining what sentence should be imposed after a guilty plea or guilty finding at trial.

Some crimes carry a minimum mandatory sentence or sentence range that the judge must impose.

Appeal

If a defendant is found guilty at trial, or if the cases is dismissed on a motion from defense counsel, the case can be appealed to the next highest court. District court cases are appealed to Superior Court, and Superior Court cases are appealed to the Court of Appeals.