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.

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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

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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
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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