Since I was a child I defended the underdog, getting myself into trouble by fighting battles that weren’t my own. Bullies, schoolyard thieves, and other would-be wrongdoers were never a match for my sense of justice and my willingness to stand up for the little guy. I just can’t mind my own business when I see injustice, so the law was perfect path for me. Every day I can take pride in the fact that my job is to take care of people who for one reason or another can’t stand up for themselves. I am dedicated to helping you and your loved one through life’s legal battles.
Experience & Insight
Since my first internship at the Spokane County Public Defender’s Office during law school, I have viewed the lawyer-client relationship as one where I am literally my client’s only true friend. I strongly believe that when your DUI attorney has experience on both sides of the law, it benefits the client in that she knows what the judge and the prosecutor want to see. They want to do justice but they need the defense attorney to show them a good reason to reduce or dismiss your charges. I have both defended and prosecuted. This is one of the many things that my first paid internship with the best DUI attorney in Spokane, the late great John Clark of Crary, Clark and Domanico, taught me.
Available When You Need It
I am a hand holder and I am available. Clients tell me that other lawyers just never call them back, never tell them what’s going on. At Canyon Law Office, we always make sure the client knows what’s going on. I allow clients to text me anytime when they are anxious. Specifically, I believe that the Courts and the Department of Licensing set people up to fail on so many levels. We call and write to remind clients of everything they need to do, even after the case is resolved. Sometimes the resolution is for a lesser charge, and the client needs to follow up on alcohol and drug information school, probation reports, fines payments, victim’s impact panels, ignition interlock and the ignition interlock license, getting their regular license back, SR-22 insurance, and more. Most lawyers are done when they resolve the case in court. We put “ticklers” on our calendar and help you remember to do all these things.
Also, we visit you in jail if that’s where you are sitting out the initial arrest. Sometimes they arrest you Friday night and won’t let you out until Monday morning. I will come to you, or if I can’t, my paralegal Mackenzie will. We will do whatever we can to help you.
Finally, I forward my office phone calls to my cell phone at the end of the day so that you can still reach me 24/7 when you need my help.
Call Canyon Law Office today at (360) 858-6620 to schedule your free in-person consultation!
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