An Experienced Marijuana Lawyer in Burlington, WA Can Save Your Reputation

January, 2014 by Alma Abell

Many people regard possession of marijuana in Washington as a minor offense or completely legal. While the laws have changed significantly, that does not mean that a Washington resident can drive under the influence of marijuana. In fact, the State Patrol reports that the number of people arrested while driving under the influence of marijuana has increased. It’s probable that some people are choosing to smoke marijuana rather than drinking before getting behind the wheel. It’s an equally bad decision with equally bad repercussions.

Fighting this charge requires an experienced attorney. The case proceeds both through the court system and the Department of Licensing at the same time. A conviction for driving under the influence of marijuana can still result in a lost license and jail time. Having a criminal record is going to have extreme negative consequences on employment opportunities and housing. Juvenile convictions can have life-long impacts, affecting educational opportunities and future careers. While many cases appear ‘cut and dried’ to an outsider, an experienced attorney will know how to examine the evidence for the benefit of the client.

Howson Law Office has been a criminal defense law firm since its inception in 1997 by Jenifer Howson. The firm focuses on DUI and drug defense, assault, theft and juvenile offenses. They deal with driver’s license hearings mandated by the Department of Licensing, fighting to restore and reinstate driving privileges for their clients. When someone has been charged with a marijuana offense, an experienced Marijuana Lawyer in Burlington, WA will know what to do.

Jenifer Howson received her Juris Doctorate from the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1990. She is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the Federal Bar and has handled every type of criminal case, including murder. Ms. Howson is well-known for her skill in defending her clients. Roy Howson has also been exclusively focused on criminal law, both as a deputy prosecutor and defense attorney. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is considered to be one of the best trial lawyers in the region. Mr. Howson joined his wife, Jenifer, in her practice in 1999 and they work jointly on all matters.

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