Criminal Defense


Prior Inconsistent Statements – Criminal Defense

How Prior Inconsistent Statements Can Torpedo The Prosecution’s Case As a criminal defense attorney in Vancouver, WA, who defends people accused of crimes, the evaluation and ability to discredit the evidence of the prosecution is a critically important skill that is vital to my ability to successfully defend those accused of crimes.  I do not care if you have a

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La Center Women Gets 9 Months in Fire

She set mobile home ablaze after boyfriend broke up with her By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Courts Reporter Published:May 26, 2017, 8:00 PM Summary ​A La Center woman who set multiple fires inside the mobile home she was renting, following a breakup with her then-boyfriend, was sentenced Friday to nine months in jail. ​ Cindy Jo Clem, 50, previously pleaded guilty

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What is the process of a criminal trial in Vancouver, WA?

A criminal trial can be one of the most stressful experiences in your life. A jury of six (District Court trial) or twelve (Superior Court trial) or judge (if you elect to waive your right to a jury) determining if you committed a crime or crimes. The prosecution has the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, unless

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Obtaining or Defending a Domestic Violence Protection Order in Washington State

As an attorney, I have been involved in Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) litigation on both sides in multiple jurisdictions in Washington State. What I have learned is that jurisdictions vary greatly in regards to the amount of time, and the type of evidence that they will entertain in evaluating the merits of a Domestic Violence Protection Order case. Some

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