Have you been charged with a crime in Bothell, WA? If so, you know that you need to act fast to find the right Bothell criminal defense attorney – one that will work hard to defend you and protect your rights.
My name is Schoen Parnell, and I’m an experienced, dedicated and affordable criminal defense lawyer working in Bothell, WA. For over 20 years, I have defended hundreds of people just like you – men and women facing criminal charges ranging from firearms offenses to assault, DUI, and even murder one.
In 2006 I opened my own criminal defense law firm a few minutes away from Bothell to offer an alternative to those high-priced, big-name law firms, and the bare-bones service offered by public defenders. Before that, I worked with one of the busiest DUI firms in the state, where I gained years of criminal trial experience. I’m an active member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Washington State Bar Association, and the National College of DUI Defense.
I understand that facing criminal charges is stressful – for many people, being charged with a crime is one of the most difficult things they’ve ever had to deal with. Being found guilty will impact your ability to travel, your work, your family, and most importantly, your freedom. That’s why you need a criminal defense attorney who can give your case the personal attention you deserve, providing you with the best chances for a successful outcome.
I know that choosing a criminal defense attorney in Bothell can be hard – that’s why I offer everyone a free, no-obligation consultation. I’ll review your case, and tell you how I can help you during this tough time.
Bothell’s location is somewhat unique since it’s borders overlaps both King and Snohomish county. Misdemeanor arrests made by a Bothell city police officer will have their case held in the Bothell Municipal Court. However, if you’ve been arrested by a police department other than Bothell’s, the courthouse your case will be held in will be decided by several factors like where you were arrested and what police agency made the arrest.
Arrests made by Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies or Washington State Patrol within the Snohomish county side of Bothell will be heard in Snohomish County’s District Court (SCDC) South Division located in Lynnwood. It generally takes several weeks before the Snohomish County prosecutor’s office will review and file charges with the court. Felony arrests are held in the SCDC’s Superior Court located in downtown Everett.
Arrests made on the King County side of Bothell by either a King County Sheriff’s Deputy or WA State Trooper will have their case sent to the King County prosecutor’s office. All misdemeanor cases will be filed with the King County District Court’s (KCDC) Redmond facility and all felonies charges will be filed with the KCDC’s Superior Court in downtown Seattle.
If you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI / DWI) in Bothell more than likely you will be taken to the Bothell police department to conduct a breathalyzer (BAC) test. There’s an important “20 day rule” DUI arrests need to consider. The WA State Department of licensing requires you file for a DOL hearing within 20 days of being charged with a DUI. Failure to file for this hearing will result in the suspension of your driver’s license for 90 days (1 year for a 2nd offense).
Since DOL hearings are not criminal proceedings a public defender will not be able to assist you. This is where hiring a an experienced DUI lawyer can make all the difference. WA state’s DUI penalties are amongst some of the stiffest in the country and I understand how they can negatively impact your livelihood. I can help you, call me to request a FREE initial consultation to discuss your options and potential strategies.
Bothell Municipal Court
10116 NE 183rd St.
Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (425) 487-5587
Fax: (425) 488-3052
Hours (Except Holidays)
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about your arrest in Bothell, WA don’t hesitate to contact me.
Contact me so we can discuss your case and I can let you know what your options are. The initial consultation is on me, no strings attached.