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Michelle Bos

Michelle Bos

Compassionate, experienced, and aggressive defense you can trust.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • California, Florida, Washington
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Summary

Call now for a free consultation (360) 220-2676. I grew up in Bellingham and learned to practice law at one of the preeminent law firms in San Diego. I handled a wide variety of cases from citations to serious felonies and family law. I have brought that experience back to Bellingham to advocate for the rights of my clients and to ensure the most favorable outcome for my client's cases. Family law and criminal law often go hand in hand. Domestic violence charges may impact time spent with your children, or bring up restraining orders. Being arrested for a crime can signal a separation from your spouse. Since these things are often so linked, I decided to provide a full service legal solution where you do not have to juggle two attorneys, but have one person you can reach out to in your time of need. I handle each case from start to finish and work extremely hard to communicate each step of a very confusing process to my clients, so they are informed and up to date throughout their case. I offer flexible payments plans and a free case consultation. You need a compassionate attorney who you can trust with your case and your life. I provide each client with my cell phone number and can be reached whenever issues arise.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Florida
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Washington
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Languages
  • English
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
360 Law Firm
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Senior Associate Attorney
Sevens Legal, APC
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Volunteer Attorney
Veteran's Law Clinic, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Small Claims Volunteer Attorney
Superior Court San Diego
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Contract Attorney
Contract Attorney
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Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2012)
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Awards
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Pro Bono Honors Award
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Distinguished Honor Roll
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian Award
National Lawyers Guild
Professional Associations
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego
Attorney Member
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Criminal Defense Lawyers Club
Attorney Member
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National Trial Lawyers Association
Attorney Member
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San Diego Bar Association
Attorney Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Peeping Tom Sentenced (Pro Bono Federal Case)
San Diego Union Tribune
Solo Practitioner Program
The Advisor
Speaking Engagements
Targeted Direct Marketing and Small Firm Application, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Ca
Law Firm Visual Branding, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Ca
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Bellingham Criminal Law Attorney
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Why would a public defender not have a client's full discovery before arraignment.
A: Your arraignment is the first hearing in criminal court where you are put before a judge. If you have the financial means to do so, you can hire an attorney to represent you at this first hearing; otherwise, you will need to fill out a financial affidavit, as well as some personal information, that the judge reviews and determines if you are eligible to have a court appointed attorney (i.e. public defender, alternate public defender, or an attorney from the office of appointed counsel). If the judge agrees that you do not have the money to hire an attorney, he or she will appoint an attorney for you. Because this appointment does not occur until the judge says you are eligible, the appointed attorney does not have access to your personal discovery before this hearing. Once the judge appoints them, they will then have access to your discovery and depending on the case and court location it may need to be sent to them after the hearing. I hope this answers your question. Best of luck with your case.
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Contact & Map
360 Law Firm
301 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
USA
Toll-Free: (360) 220-2676