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Juvenile Defense

Hire an attorney who has extensive experience representing juvenile clients.  Lyliane Couture was a contract public defender for juvenile clients in Grant County for over eight years.  She now represents clients in Grant County, Adams County, Douglas County, Chelan County, and Kittitas County.  

She has extensive experience representing juveniles and has represented clients charged with crimes such as:

  • DUI
  • Drug Possession
  • Minor in Possession (Alcohol)
  • Minor in Possession (Firearms)
  • Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Harassment
  • Trespass
  • Riot
  • Escape
  • Malicious Mischief
  • Possession of Machine Gun
  • Possession of Short Barreled Rifle
  • Attempt to Elude
  • Threats to Bomb
  • Possession of Stolen Vehicle
  • Theft
  • Trafficking in Stolen Property 
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Rape
  • Rape of a Child
  • Attempted Murder
  • Robbery
  • Child Molestation
  • Voyeurism
  • Child Pornography (Possession of Depictions of Minors) 
  • Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Kidnapping
  • Witness Tampering

Lyliane Couture is knowledgable regarding all aspects of juvenile defense.  She has successfully defended juvenile decline hearings, argued knapstad motions to return cases to diversion, conducted Ryan hearings, and is knowledgable regarding sentencing alternatives.  She can also provide legal advice regarding immigration consequences and driver's license suspensions. 

Juvenile clients are eligible for deferred sentences, sex offender sentencing, chemical dependency alternatives, and mental health treatment.  RCW 13.40.0357. 

Lyliane Couture has also prepared Emancipation Petitions and can help with all juvenile court proceedings.  

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