Cases We Handle (and Cases We Don't Handle)

Cases We Handle

  • Felony and Misdemeanor cases that carry a possible jail or prison sentence
  • Probation Violations
  • Juvenile Offender cases
  • Civil Commitment/Involuntary Treatment cases 

Cases We Do Not Handle

  • Municipal Court cases
  • Federal cases
  • Tribal Court cases
  • Traffic tickets and infractions that do not carry the risk of jail
  • Appeals to the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court
  • Department of Licensing (DOL) hearings
  • Cases outside of Whatcom County
  • Divorce proceedings or child custody matters
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Dependency cases/At-Risk Youth (ARY)/Child in Need of Services (CHINS)