Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Assault Four - Domestic Violence Dismissed - Marysville Municipal Court

Today, in Marysville Municipal Court, located in Snohomish County, Washington, Ashbach Law Offices, LLC and their client had an assault four - domestic violence case dismissed through negotiation, research, and a steadfast willingness to go to trial if necessary.

If you, or anyone you care about, has been charged with a crime in Snohomish County, call the aggressive and effective law firm of Ashbach Law Offices, LLC today for a free consultation.

(360) 659-4950.

You can also visit us at our website, for more information.

If you have a speeding ticket, please visit for more information.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snohomish County Speeding Tickets Website

This week, Ashbach Law Offices, LLC launched a website for speeding tickets in and around Snohomish County. If you have received a ticket in Snohomish County, be it in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, or any other city or municipality, visit today, or call us at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Assault Fourth Degree Dismissed

This week, Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, though research, investigation, negotiation and a steadfast willingness to go to trial, secured a dismissal of a Fourth Degree Assault Charge that was allegedly committed in the officers' presence.

We fight hard for our clients, checking every angle and turning over every rock to ensure your rights are protected.

If you, or anyone you know, has been charged with assault or any other crime, call the aggressive and effective lawyers of Ashbach Law Offices, LLC today for a free consultation.

You can reach us at (360) 659-4950 or

Or visit us online at

The Ignition Interlock Drivers License and You

The Ignition Interlock Driver’s License
Even if you have had your license suspended for a DUI conviction or a DUI arrest, it is possible to keep driving legally. Recognizing that many persons who have had their license suspended for DUIs keep driving while under the influence in violation of the law, the legislature took action in 2008 to try and solve that problem.
On January 1, 2009, a new law took effect providing for an “Ignition Interlock Driver’s License” for persons who have had their license suspended for a DUI conviction, conviction for Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence, or an administrative suspension from the Department of Licensing based on allegations of those crimes. To qualify, you must have had a Washington residential address on file with the Department of Licensing, and must have had at one time a driver’s license issued from Washington State.

If your DUI or Physical Control conviction was for a drug offense, the Ignition Interlock License is not available to you. Talk to a lawyer immediately if you are alleged to have been under the influence of a drug while driving or in physical control. A person whose license is suspended based on vehicular homicide or vehicular assault likewise cannot get an Ignition Interlock License (or if the driver has had such a conviction in the past seven years).

One must apply to the Department of Licensing to get an ignition interlock license, and successful application requires a) proof of installation on all vehicles you drive, b) proof of financial responsibility (SR-22 Insurance, typically), and c) a filled-out application and application fee of $100 (which may be waived in certain circumstances).

Briefly, an Ignition Interlock Device is to be installed on any vehicle you drive, including motorcycles and scooters. A driver must blow in the vehicle, and register a sufficiently low (or absent) blood alcohol content (BAC) in order for the vehicle to start. Periodically, a driver is required to pull off to the side of the road and blow into the device in order to keep the vehicle functioning. While there is an exception for employer-owned vehicles that can be applied for, if you drive a vehicle without an Ignition Interlock Device and are caught by police, your license can be revoked, you can be charged with a new gross misdemeanor, and if you are probation for a DUI, the sentencing judge is required by law to give you 30 days jail. Additionally, the Ignition Interlock Device records each “blow” into the machine, and a report is generated for every month. If you blow too high, or try to tamper with the device, the installer will notify the court, probation, and possibly the Department of Licensing.

In addition to what is discussed above, there are many situations where an Ignition Interlock License does not apply. The following are some examples:
• The Ignition Interlock License does not apply to Commercial Drivers’ Licenses. A lawyer can help you protect your CDL, but acting fast is crucial.
• Minor in Possession convictions
• Habitual Traffic Offenders (persons with three or more serious driving offenses within a five-year period, or persons with 20 or more driving infractions)
• People convicted of Reckless Driving. Reckless Driving carries with it an independent 30 day license suspension, for which an Occupational Restricted License may be available. Note: if your DUI was reduced to Reckless Driving, the court will order a 30 day (or more) license suspension, IN ADDITION to the administrative suspension for the DOL. These may or may not overlap.

If you get charged with a new driving offense while on an Ignition Interlock License, your license will be revoked. Also note that if you have been convicted of a DUI or Physical Control, a court is now required to order you to apply for an Ignition Interlock Device or similar alternative if you do not drive a vehicle.
While an Ignition Interlock License has many advantages (primarily, keeping you on the road legally), there are very good reasons why a person may not want to apply for the temporary license, which depend in part on the specifics of your arrest, your driving history, and your criminal history, if any.
Contact Ashbach Law Offices, LLC today for a Free Consultation
24/7 at (360) 659-4950
email at

DUI Mandatory Minimum Penalties

Being pulled over for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and the subsequent arrest can be one of the most terrifying, stressful events in a person’s life. You may be released to go home by the police that day, or in the morning, but the impact can stay with you for a lifetime.
The immediate impacts of a DUI arrest involve suspension of your drivers’ license. Depending on the reading of your blood alcohol content (BAC) or refusal to blow, in conjunction with your prior history, your license may be suspended from anywhere between 90 days and seven years. Even if you blow under the “legal limit” of .08, you can still be charged (and convicted) of DUI.
If you are convicted of a DUI, you face, at a minimum, of the following results:
• Suspension of license for 90 days
• $856.50 fine (plus probation fees)
• Alcohol evaluation and treatment
• Probation for 5 years
• Requirement of an Ignition Interlock Device to be installed on all cars you drive for one year (or an alcohol detection ankle bracelet)
• One day in jail (or 15 days on house arrest)
• SR-22 insurance
Note that these are minimums. If you blew particularly high, refused to blow, or have DUI history, your mandatory minimums will be higher.

If you, or a person you care about, has been arrested or charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Physical Control of a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, located in Marysville, Washington for a FREE Consultation today.
For excellent and aggressive DUI Defense, call us 24/7 at (360) 659-4950 or email us at today.
You can also visit our website to learn more at

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Reckless Driving and MIP - Amended and Dismissed

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC fights hard for you. We work to get the best possible result, whether it is a dismissal, reduction in charge, or verdict at trial.

We consistently get great results, and keep our clients informed and in the loop.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, LET US PROTECT YOU.

We practice primarily in Snohomish County, in all municipal courts, district courts, as well as Snohomish County Superior Court.

Call our office today at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation. There is no time to waste. Evidence that may be useful to you can be lost, forgotten, or be destroyed.

Act now.

Domestic Violence Lawyer - Everett Washington

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has recently continued its trend of successfully representing those charged with domestic violence crimes like assault, harassment, malicious mischief, and other varieties.

We consistently achieve great results for our clients, including dismissal of charges (charges dropped), charges being reduced to non-domestic violence classifications, including lower (or non-criminal) offenses.

We will fight for YOU. If your case requires a trial, stand ready to take it to a jury. We will do what it takes to represent you and your interests.

If you, or a loved one, has been charged with domestic violence, CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

Call us at (360) 659-4950, email at, or visit our website at for more information.

Do not delay. CALL TODAY.

DUI Defense Lawyers - Everett Washington

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC provides aggressive DUI defense to those who are charged with DUI in and around Snohomish County.

We are experienced both in negotiation and trial practice, and regularly attend seminars and conferences to stay educated on scientific and legal principles necessary to present your best defense.

We fight for you. We protect you. And we achieve great results for our clients.

For testimonials, visit our website at

If you have been charged with a DUI, CONTACT OUR OFFICE TODAY for a free consultation. Our phone number is (360) 659-4950. We can be easily reached by email at

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - No conviction

Another happy client - charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (pipe used for smoking meth). No conviction. No Jail Time. No Probation.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC aggressively represents its clients, analyzing every issue to protect you best.

If you have a criminal matter, have been charged, or have a family member who has been charged, CALL OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY. The sooner a lawyer gets involved, the safer it is for the person accused by the government.

Call us at (360) 659-4950, email us at, or visit our website at TODAY.

Quashing a warrant in Snohomish County

Having a warrant can be very stressful, and expensive. Many people miss a court date and then the court will issue an expensive warrant, usually resulting in either arrest or being required to spend several hundred, if not thousands of dollars to quash (squash, terminate) the warrant.

Our office handles these type of warrants. If you have missed a court date and think the court may have issued a warrant, CALL OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY. We may be able to save you a lot of time and money, plus the stress and embarrassment of being arrested.

To contact us for a Free Consultation, call (360) 659-4950, email at, or visit our website at

Driving Licenses Saved From Suspension

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC continues its track record of aggressively representing its clients and their interests. Since the last blog update, we have represented clients on numerous criminal driving charges, where substantial jail time and lengthy license suspensions (both from DOL and Court) were possible. In all these cases, we have prevented jail time, prevented license suspensions, and either had criminal charges dropped or reduced.

As always, Ashbach Law Offices, LLC strives to protect its clients, their families, and their interests. If you are charged with a driving crime (or citation) in Snohomish County, contact us today for a Free Consultation - no charge.

You can contact us by phone at (360) 659-4950, by email at, or by visiting our website at

Friday, November 13, 2009

Juvenile Defense in Snohomish County

In addition to representing those charged in adult courts in Snohomish County, Ashbach Law Offices represents children charged with crimes in Juvenile Court, located at the Denney Youth Center in Everett, Washington.

While no two criminal cases are the same, cases handled in Juvenile Court have their own risks, pitfalls and procedures. A child charged with a crime can face very different consequences than an adult, including loss of drivers' license and an inability to obtain student loans for higher education, among others.

Let our knowledgeable lawyers help you and your important young person through this troubling time. Call (360) 659-4950 to speak with an attorney with experience in Juvenile Court today.

Theft Case Dismissed - Marysville

This week, Ashbach Law Offices received a dismissal in a misdemeanor theft case, through knowledge and application of legal procedures, court rules and statutes, as well as negotiation and argumentation. This legal maneuvering resulted in keeping our client's criminal history clean.

As always, Ashbach Law Offices pursues every legal opportunity available to ensure our clients receive the best outcome possible.

If you have any legal issue, major or minor, from speeding tickets to misdemeanors to felonies, call Ashbach Law Offices at (360) 659-4950 today for a free consultation.

You can also visit our website for testimonials from some of our many happy clients.

Probation violation - snohomish county - Everett

This week, Ashbach Law Offices represented a client, who received (and was convicted) of numerous new charges while on probation. Based on legal skill, negotiation and persuasiveness, we were able to achieve no sanctions for our client, who was all but certain he would be serving at least thirty days in jail.
Once again, Ashbach Law Offices exceeds client expectations and achieves great results.

If you are having an issue with probation, or any criminal matter at all, call Ashbach Law Offices today at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation.

Traffic Infraction - Dismissed - Lynnwood, Washington - Snohomish County - Speeding Tickets

Earlier this week, Ashbach Law Offices successfully represented a client in a traffic infraction in Snohomish County, showing that the prosecuting authority could not establish proper foundation for the ticket. Ticket Dismissed.

As always, Ashbach Law Offices continues to provide aggressive, and effective representation of its clients, whether the matter be a simple speeding ticket, misdemeanor, or gross misdemeanor.

If you are involved in a legal problem or dispute, call our office at (360) 659-4950 today for a free consultation

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Speeding Tickets - Everett, Marysville, Arlington, Lake Stevens and the rest of Snohomish County, Washington

Just a reminder that the aggressive and effective lawyer skills of Ashbach Law Offices consistently result in excellent results for those clients who have received speeding tickets, failure to fully stop, traffic light and other traffic citations and violations.

If you have received a speeding ticket or other traffic infraction, CHALLENGE IT. Even if you believe you have committed the infraction, your case can still be won. We will our knowledge, skill and experience to help you with your ticket.

If you have received a speeding ticket or any other type of driving infraction, call our office at (360) 659-4950 today for a free consultation and estimate.

You can also visit our "Speeding Ticket" section of our website at

Our main office is located at:

4025 80th Street NE, Suite B
Marysville, WA 98270
(360) 659-4950

We practice in all Snohomish County Courts, including:
Marysville Municipal, Edmonds Municipal, Everett Municipal, Lynnwood Municipal, Cascade District Court, Everett District Court, Evergreen District Court, Lynnwood District Court, as well as Snohomish County Superior Court.

We also have an office in Burlington to fill your Skagit County needs.

Successful Snohomish County Defense Attorneys

The successful defense attorneys of Ashbach Law Offices continue achieving good results for their clients, including recent victories in contested hearings, mini-trials, probation reviews (violations, but no action taken by court), agreements from prosecutors to dismiss charges, dismissal of charges, successful suppression motions, as well as other favorable dispositions of cases.

We strive to provide you aggressive and effective representation, ensuring that you and your interests are protected. Respected by prosecutors and judges alike, we use our experience, knowledge of laws and court procedures, as well as our personal relationships, to protect YOU.

As always, contact us today at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation. You can also email us at or visit us at our website,

Contact information

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC currently has two offices, one in Marysville and one in Burlington. Depending on which is most convenient to you, appointments can be scheduled in either office.
Here is the full contact information for each office:

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC
4025 80th Street NE, Suite B
Marysville, WA 98270
(360) 659-4950

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC
20291 State Route 20 Ste C,
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone: (360) 757-8470

You can also reach us at or visit our website at for more information.

Monday, November 2, 2009

More excellent results

In the few weeks since the last blog post, Ashbach Law Offices has received several excellent results for its clients in various Snohomish County Courts. Recent results include:
  • Legal research and brief writing resulting in dismissal and no convictions in Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Lynnwood Municipal Court
  • dismissal of charges on an Assault 4 - DV (Domestic Violence) out of Marysville Municipal Court
  • Probation violation hearing for a DUI, with two new reckless driving convictions - NO JAIL TIME
  • Prevented filing of Assault 4 - DV charge
  • Reduction of a Felony (malicious mischief) to misdemeanor, agreed no days in jail
  • Probation violation for DUI (new charges and non-compliance) - no jail time, no sanctions - Cascade District Court in Arlington
  • Assault 4 DV reduced to Disorderly Conduct, no jail-time
  • Speeding tickets dismissed

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Some of the courts in which we practice

We consistently achieve excellent results for our clients in all Snohomish County Courts, from local municipal courts to Snohomish County Superior Court. We also aggressively represent our clients in all criminal matters (such as DUI, Possession of Drug Charges, Suspended License Charges, Reckless or Negligent Driving, Assault and Domestic Violence Charges, Malicious Mischief, etc.) in the following Snohomish County District Courts:
          (1)  Cascade Division
415 E. Burke Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223-1099

(2) Evergreen Division
14414 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272-0625

(3) Everett Division
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201-4060

(4) South Division
20520 68th Avenue W., Lynnwood, WA 98036-7406

Friday, October 16, 2009

Speeding Ticket - Dismissed

Today, legal legwork and knowledge of court rules and procedures resulted in dismissal of a client's speeding ticket. We routinely achieve such great results for our clients, whether the matter be a speeding ticket or other infraction, or a criminal matter. We work hard to protect you, your family, your interests, and your rights.

Let our experienced, aggressive and successful lawyers help you through a difficult time. Call us today at (360) 659-4950 or visit us online at

DUI Defense Conference - Las Vegas

One of our lawyers recently attended a three-day DUI Defense conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, put on by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. We go to these conferences so we can stay updated on the newest technologies, research, and trial/motion tactics to in order to provide you with aggressive, cutting-edge defense. If you have been charged with a DUI, please contact our office in Marysville, Washington (phone: 360.659.4950) immediately.

You can also visit us at our website at to learn more about us, or to read testimonials from happy clients.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

DUI = reckless endangerment

Big success in Marysville Municipal Court today as a client's second DUI was reduced to reckless endangerment, which is a non-driving charge, resulting in no license suspension, no ignition interlock requirement and no expensive insurance (SR-22) requirement.

This highly unusual and highly favorable outcome was the result of extensive research and legal argument on the part of Ashbach Law Offices, resulting in a very pleased client.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Victory in DOL Hearing

Today Ashbach Law Offices received notice of a victory in a hearing with the Department of Licensing in a hearing related to an alleged drunk driving incident. This victory, coupled with a successful result in the DUI case, saved our client a lengthy license suspension, a DUI conviction, several years of probation, and thousands of dollars in court fines/costs.

View our website for testimonials of happy clients we have represented in Snohomish County, including Cascade District Court (Arlington), Everett District Court, South District Court (Lynnwood), Evergreen District Court (Monroe), Everett Municipal Court, and Marysville Municipal Court.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Making False Statement - DISMISSED

Today Ashbach Law Offices achieved a dismissal in a case out of Marysville Municipal Court in a case involving allegedly making a false statement to a police officer.
Also, on a driving with a suspended license in the first degree (Habitual Traffic Offender), our experienced lawyers got a result requiring no jail time.

Our clients remain happy and satisfied with our aggressive and relentless representation. Please visit our website at, email us at, or call today for for a free consultation at 360.659.4950.

As always, we zealously represent clients in Everett District Court, Cascade District Court (Arlington), Evergreen Municipal Court (Monroe), South District Court (Lynnwood) and Snohomish County Superior Court. We also practice extensively in the following municipal courts: Marysville Municipal Court, Everett Municipal Court, Lynnwood Municipal Court, and Edmonds Municipal Court.

You will also find our lawyers daily in Skagit County courthouses

Monday, September 14, 2009

Snohomish County Criminal Defense Lawyers - Case Dismissed!

Today the aggressive and effective lawyers of Ashbach Law Offices successfully got all charges against their client dropped on the eve of trial. Charges were Hit and Run (Attended) and Driving with a Suspended License - Third (3rd) Degree. Client is thereby saved suspension of drivers license, conviction, fine, probation, treatment and likely jail time.

Ashbach Law Offices is composed of criminal defense lawyers who zealously fight to protect you and your rights, ensuring your life is not destroyed by prosecutor allegations.

Ashbach Law Offices continues establishing a strong reputation in the legal community.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Big Day for Snohomish County Defense Lawyers

Successful Criminal Defense in Snohomish County Courts - Everett Municipal, Cascade District Court (Arlington), and Marysville Municipal Court.

Today, Ashbach Law Offices had numerous successes, from outright dismissal of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Malicious Mischief (Domestic Violence), as well as reduction of charges of Theft 3 (shoplifting), Domestic Violence, etc.

Client satisfaction remains high as Ashbach Law Offices continues to aggressively represent its clients.

For all your criminal defense needs in Snohomish County, including cases in Cascade District Court, Everett District Court, Evergreen District Court (Monroe), Lynnwood Municipal Court, Marysville Municipal Court, South District Court (Lynnwood) as well cases out of Arlington and Lake Stevens,
CONTACT ASHBACH LAW OFFICES today at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation, or visit for more information.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Contested Hearing - Victorious

Today Ashbach Law Offices won a 2.5 hour contested hearing in Superior Court. Effective direct and cross-examination, combined with persuasive opening statements and closing arguments result in a happy client.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Possession of Marijuana - Dismissed

Crime of Possession of Marijuana dismissed, criminal charge of reckless driving reduced to traffic infractions. Another good day in court for the criminal defense lawyers of Ashbach Law Offices.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Charge Dismissed in Snohomish County

Legal research, investigation and persuasiveness leads to charge being dismissed today in Snohomish County. Happy client, happy lawyers, happy everyone.

As always, the criminal defense lawyers of Ashbach Law Offices, located in Marysville, Washington, continue to aggressively and zealously represent those charged with crimes in Snohomish County.

We practice in Marysville Municipal Court, Everett Municipal Court, Lynnwood Municipal Court, Edmonds Municipal Court, Snohomish County District Court (Cascade, Everett, South and Evergreen Divisions) as well as in Snohomish County Superior Court.

If you are faced with a criminal issue, protect yourself, and call the lawyers at Ashbach Law Offices at (360) 659.4950 for a Free Consultation today! You can also visit us at our website, located at

Friday, August 28, 2009

Minor wins

Today: Probation violation (new felony charge) - no action taken by court. Also, traffic citation dismissed.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Victorious DOL Hearing

Today had a successful DOL hearing where the Department of Licensing was attempting to suspended a client who had been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). We were able to show that the Washington State Patrol Officer made substantial errors, and have the suspension dismissed, saving the client thousands of dollars and a suspended license. Up next - the criminal case.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Continued Success

Ashbach Law Offices continues its pattern of success in aggressively representing those charged with criminal offenses. Great results achieved lately include dismissal of assault charges, suppression of evidence and subsequent dismissal, reduction of DUIs to lesser charges, dismissal of marijuana and drug possession charges, as well as successful representation in speeding tickets, probation violations, sentence reviews and department of licensing (DOL) hearings for suspended licenses.

Ashbach Law Offices has also recently successfully represented clients in Malicious Mischief, Trespassing many other types of misdemeanors.

For a sample of comments volunteered by happy clients, please look at our Testimonials page.

Monday, August 10, 2009


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