YOUR PROBLEMS ARE OUR PROBLEMS. Our team specializes in DUI, Criminal Defense, Gun Rights, Military & Aviation Law Attorneys serving Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties, and the Federal and Military court systems.
Misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors are regarded as minor criminal offenses.
Felonies are considerably more serious criminal charges with significant life impacting ramifications.
This court system prosecutes both misdemeanors and felonies at the federal level.SEE MORE +
5 myths about the Criminal Justice System
Navigating the justice system can be tricky and often times you can base your action on incorrect information, resulting in even more trouble.Read More
Alternatives to jail time
The Bellingham Municipal Court system has approved the use of home detention and other monitoring systems in lieu of time spent in Whatcom County Jail facilities.Read More
Quick Facts about Appeals
Appeals typically arise out of a mistake by law enforcement, misconduct on the part of the prosecution, ineffective legal counsel, insufficient evidence, illegal sentencing, or other errors of law.Read More
If you are arrested and are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, you need legal representation right away. Criminal defense clients and their families who are facing serious charges in Bellingham and Whatcom, Skagit, or San Juan County don’t have to face the criminal justice system alone. As former prosecutors, we understand the system, know how prosecutors think, and can provide you with a distinct advantage.
If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, the procedures can be confusing. Federal law presents significant challenges to a criminal defendant, and the consequences of a federal conviction are often much more severe than in the state courts. Federal prosecution moves even more quickly and differs greatly from state court processes. We can help you anticipate and prepare for every step.
Basic Rights & Other Information
Your Basic Rights
- The right to an attorney at all stages of the proceedings.
- The right to remain silent, and not testify against yourself.
- The right to confront the government’s witnesses and cross examine them.
- The right to call your own witnesses to aid in your defense.
Jeff Lustick is a strong advocate with command in the courtroom. He is not afraid of hard work. As a fellow attorney in the criminal defense community, he is an attorney to whom I can turn with confidence for a second opinion on a sticky case.
Criminal Defense Attorney - WA