Despite the difficulties encountered by many due to the Pandemic the Powers Law Group will meet your legal needs. A criminal charge, in normal times, is a stressful experience. Due to Covid-19, a criminal charge is even more taxing. We are open and can assist you. Our staff is working remotely but can put you in contact with an attorney or answer you questions about a pending case.
1. Is your office currently open during normal business hours?
Yes, we are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.
2. When and how can I contact you?
You can contact our office by telephone during normal business hours or by email. After hours you are welcome too email or fill out the questionnaire on our website. Our office staff will get back to you as soon as we can.
3. What video chat platforms do you offer for clients?
Our office is currently utilizing Zoom services.
4. Are you accepting new clients?
Yes. We are accepting new clients in these difficult times. Usually, we like to meet in person but due to the sheltering restrictions we can set a phone or video conference.
5. How can I get updates regarding the status of my case or legal matter?
We are still informing clients or updates and court hearings by phone or email. The staff at Powers Law Group are still working, just remotely. Your questions and concerns will still be addressed.
6. Are courts of law still open in my area? Will my court date be rescheduled? What if I can’t come to court because I’m sick or quarantined?
The courts in Skagit County are only open for limited matters. If your criminal case is pending and you are out of custody, then your next hearing will be after May 5, 2020. If you are newly charged, the court will set a hearing in May or June for your next hearing. It is important, however, you obtain an attorney prior your next court appointment because work needs to be done to prepare your defense.
7. Will scheduled hearings, trials or settlement negotiations occur as planned?
If the hearing is prior to May 5, 2020, then any hearing will mot occur. Trials will not take place until at least May 11, 2020, if not later due to concerns in having jury members in a crowded courtroom. Our firm is still working and attempting to resolve your case even with the court closing and the prosecuting attorneys on a limited schedule.