The Angus Lee Law firm was proud to represent Kelly C. Carroll, a small business owner in Battle Ground, Washington. Kelly owns a Vancouver-based pet grooming business, ThePetBiz, which she opened just five days before Governor Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order on March 23.
Carroll's business was legally allowed to operate under the stay-at-home order, as she provided services such as pet daycare for essential workers.
Even though she was practicing her constitutional rights, and operating her business legally, Vancouver City Prosecutor Kevin McClure filed a criminal charge against her for allegedly violating an emergency order proclamation.
This was a gross display of political persecution. Ms. Carroll was entitled to run her business under the policy guidelines, but was targeted for prosecution because she organized a protest against lockdown orders.
After the Angus Lee Law Firm filed multiple motions to have the prosecutions case dismissed, the case was dismissed by the court.
D. Angus Lee is a civil rights lawyer and defender of the accused. He previously served as a deputy prosecutor, an elected county prosecutor, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, and a United States Marine.
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