Criminal Defense

When facing criminal charges, it’s important to have an experienced attorney to guide you. A criminal conviction can have long-standing effects on someone’s life, both personally and professionally. It can make it extremely difficult to maintain your job or find a new one after a criminal conviction. This can stretch over to obtaining a house or participating in certain programs as well. It can also be costly having to pay court fees and fines.

Speak with defense attorney Jodi Liukkonen to learn your options.

Drug Crimes


Being charged with a drug or alcohol crime means you could face serious penalties, including incarceration, fines and suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. A criminal defense attorney can help determine which defenses might apply to your case should you plead not guilty. Common drug and alcohol crimes include:


  • Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance

  • Possession of Marijuana

  • Driving While Intoxicated

  • Public Intoxication

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance


Sex Crimes


When accusations about sex crimes arise, it is often a difficult and emotional time for all parties involved. They’re lifechanging and extremely serious. If convicted, you could face a harsh reality of difficulties, including finding a place to live and work. It could also lead to a felony conviction, damaged reputation, years of intensive supervision, a lengthy prison sentence and other collateral consequences. Common sex crime cases Liukkonen Law takes on include:


  • Sexual Assault

  • Internet Sex Crimes

  • Public Lewdness

  • Prostitution

  • Molestation


Violent Crimes


Punishments for violent crimes are severe, no matter where you live. If you’ve been accused of a violent crime, you could face years in prison, a life sentence or even the death penalty. In this situation, you need a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who can provide guidance and advocacy. Common violent crimes include:


  • Aggravated Assault

  • Domestic Violence

  • Involuntary Manslaughter

  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon

  • Murder


Protection Orders


Also known as “restraining orders,” protection orders are taken out against both men and women to prevent one party from contacting the other party. It’s important to understand the rights of the parties involved and the different types of protection orders out there. Ms.  Liukkonen has navigated a wide range of protection order cases. She has helped individuals suffering from harassment file a protection order and has defended others from having a protection order granted against them.


All Other Crimes


Liukkonen Law handles all sorts of criminal defense cases, including:

  • Shoplifting

  • Embezzlement

  • Burglary

Penalty Overview


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