Alcohol and drugs

The lawyers at Ashbach Law Offices, LLC provide aggressive, strong defense for those charged with alcohol and drug offense throughout Skagit, Snohomish, King and Whatcom Counties. Our goal is to aggressively protect you, your family and your interests from the prosecution, saving jail time, licenses, occupations and reputations. With offices in Marysville and Mill Creek, Washington, we are available to meet you discuss your case. We help good people in bad situations. Let us help you.

Delivery of a Controlled Substance


Delivery of a Controlled Substance can be charged as either a Class B or a Class C Felony, depending on the type of controlled substance allegedly delivered. New to the Delivery of a Controlled Substance statute is a section addressing delivery of marijuana, indicating that delivery in accordance with certain statutes is not a violation of Washington State law, although it is still illegal at a federal level. Even delivery of a counterfeit drug is a Class C Felony.

If you are, or someone you care about is, facing a Delivery of a Controlled Substance charge, contact our office at 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW immediately for a free, no-pressure case evaluation. Our skilled, seasoned attorneys are ready to protect you and your interests from these serious, high-impact allegations. ...more

Sample Result - Delivery of a Controlled Substance - charges reduced

Manufacture of a Controlled Substance


Similar to Delivery of a Controlled Substance is the Manufacture of a Controlled Substance class of charges. These offenses are typically Class B or Class C Felonies.

Our lawyers give each case the individualized attention it needs and deserves. We have the experience, knowledge and track record to protect you, your liberty and your record. Let us defend you. Call 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW for a free, no-pressure consultation. Let us help you. ...more

Sample Result - Manufacture of a Controlled Substances - charges reduced

Minors and Alcohol


The Washington State Legislature has stated that people under the age of 21 should not be allowed to consume alcohol, except under very limited situations. As part of that statement of purpose, the legislature has made it a crime to Furnish Liquor to Minors (or Premises for Consuming Alcohol), and to be a Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP) or a Minor Exhibiting Effects of Consumption of Alcohol (MIC).

Our office has successfully defended clients facing allegations involving minors and alcohol, obtaining dismissals, reductions and keeping our clients’ records clean. Let our experienced attorneys protect you from unwanted outcomes. We stand ready to defend and fight for you, at pretrial, motions or trial. Call 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW for individualized, personal attention for your case. ...more

Sample Result - Minor in Possession of Alcohol - Dismissed

Sample Result - Furnishing Alcohol to Minors - Dismissed

Sample Result - Unlawful Sale of Alcohol to Minors - Dismissed

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Use Thereof


RCW 69.50.412 criminalizes the “use” of drug paraphernalia, while local ordinances enacted by cities and municipalities often criminalize the basic “possession” of drug paraphernalia. Although there is an important distinction between the two possible criminal allegations, both charges are commonly referred to as “possession” charges.

Drug paraphernalia allegations can have significant downstream impacts, which can include loss of employment and harm to reputation, in addition to jail, fine and probationary concerns. Let our lawyers use our knowledge, experience, and track record to protect you, or someone you care about, with your charge. Call 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW for a free, no-pressure consultation. ...more

Sample Result - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Sample Result - Use of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Possession of Marijuana


Possession of Marijuana in Washington is still generally punishable as a crime, although certain exceptions, such as medical use and possession of small amounts by adults, do exist. For minors, the law essentially remains unchanged. Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug, meaning a marijuana felony conviction is punished severely. Although “legal” to some degree in Washington, Marijuana is still illegal federally.

With successful representation of clients facing Possession of Marijuana allegations, we have the experience, knowledge and track record to protect you, your freedom, and your record. Let us defend you. Call 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW for a free, no-pressure consultation. We aggressively defend each case; let us represent you. We are here to help our clients through difficult times. Let us help you. ...more

Sample Result - Possession of Marijuana - Dismissed

Possession of a Controlled Substance – VUCSA


Possession of a Controlled Substance is generally chargeable as either a Class B or Class C Felony, subject to marijuana possession as described in the “Possession of Marijuana” section. Possession must be knowing, but can be considered “constructive” rather than actual possession. The degree, or Class, of Felony to be charged depends on the amount and substance allegedly possessed.

The lawyers at Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, have established a strong track record in aggressively representing clients charged with serious offenses. We help good people in bad situations. Let us use our knowledge, skills and experience to best protect you, your freedom and your reputation. Call our office at 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW immediately for a free, no-pressure case evaluation and personalized attention. ...more