2406 3rd Street
Tillamook, OR 97141-2415


Criminal Defense

When you've been charged with an offense, you want an experienced legal firm defending you. At John H. Tuthill & Associates, our lawyers have spent more than a combined 35 years defending criminal cases in Tillamook County. We are familiar with the courts, judges, procedures, law enforcement and district attorneys in Tillamook County and consequently are able to provide personalized, local service with regard to criminal defense work.

We believe every person charged with an offense is entitled to a comprehensive, vigorous legal defense. When someone has been charged with an offense, he or she faces a large and powerful foe—the government. The defendant is also faced with extreme consequences—the sacrifice of liberty and/or property.

With law enforcement, the district attorney’s office and to some extent the court and the court process working against you, you need a diligent, resourceful, dedicated attorney to represent you. It is vitally important for anyone under investigation or facing criminal prosecution to retain the best possible attorney as early in the process as possible.

Our areas of criminal defense practice include:
  • Felonies, such as rape, assault, theft, burglary, manslaughter, felon in possession of a firearm, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawful possession of a weapon, delivery of a controlled substance, manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance (PCS).
  • Misdemeanors, such as menacing, recklessly endangering, reckless driving, driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII), boating under the influence of intoxicants, harassment, driving while suspended and driving while revoked.
  • Violations, such as speeding tickets, careless driving, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana (PCS), speed racing and minor in possession (MIP).

Through the entire process: arrest, release, arraignment, discovery, investigation, negotiations, civil compromise, diversion, entry of plea, trial preparation, trial, sentencing, probation and expungement, the attorneys at John H. Tuthill & Associates can help you when you have been charged with an offense.

John H. Tuthill & Associates has served the needs of those charged with offenses in Tillamook County since 1980. Contact us for more information on how we can assist you with your criminal defense needs.

Visit the Fish and Wildlife Offenses, and Traffic Offenses pages for additional information.