There Is No Substitute For Focused Experience

Defending Local Citizens For Over 25 Years

Criminal charges are traumatic and stressful. You may be hazy about your rights and scared or hopeless about what will happen to you. The most important first step is to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer, someone you can trust to protect your rights and fight for you.

I am attorney Bob Butler. I have practiced law in Bellingham for more than 25 years, with a focus on criminal defense. You can count on me to be straight with you and treat you with respect, no matter what allegations you face. You can depend upon me for fierce and aggressive representation. Give me a call today at 360-325-7242 for a free consultation.

Experienced Criminal Defense In Whatcom County

You are in good hands, whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense or accused of serious felony crimes. I have tried cases in the federal, state and municipal courts of northwest Washington, including Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties. I can capably address all criminal matters including:

  • Drug charges, from simple possession to trafficking
  • Crimes of violence, from assault charges to robbery or homicide
  • Theft, burglary and property crimes
  • Sex crimes, from rape allegations to possessing child pornography
  • DUI and traffic crimes
  • Juvenile offenses, including youths prosecuted as adults
  • Domestic violence
  • Firearm and weapon offenses

With your freedom and future on the line, my focused criminal defense experience gives you an edge. I know how to challenge the circumstances of your arrest and the prosecution’s evidence to get the charges dismissed or reduced. I know where the lines are drawn in plea negotiations to angle for the most favorable outcome. I can confidently defend you at trial before a judge or jury.

Did the police go too far? I also handle lawsuits for civil rights violations, such excessive use of force by police. If you suffered injuries from brutality during your arrest or while in police custody, we can explore your possible legal remedy.

A Holistic Approach To Criminal Law

What you did does not define who you are. Many people get in trouble with the law because of underlying addictions, mental health issues or financial hardships. When confronting the criminal charges, I help clients and the court identify services and resources – such as counseling or treatment programs – that will lead to positive life changes.

The goal is to get you to a place where you will not need a criminal defense attorney in the future. That starts with an attorney who genuinely cares about what you are dealing with today.

I Have The Right Experience To Help

As a former teacher, I believe in educating and empowering my clients. I will help you understand the charges and potential penalties and what to expect at each stage of the criminal justice process. As a proven trial lawyer, you can depend on me for a robust defense and compassionate support.

Call my Bellingham office at 360-325-7242 to arrange a free consultation or contact me online.