Washington Criminal Lawyers

Stephen Grant
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Shelton , WA Criminal Law Lawyer

Stephen Grant has always known that he wanted to be a lawyer. As a young boy growing up in Everett, he was fascinated with the idea of becoming a lawyer and helping those in need. He completed his law studies at Gonzaga... Read More »
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Timothy Healy
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

We are a winning criminal defense firm with over twenty years of experience successfully representing clients charged with all types of criminal offenses. We have helped numerous clients avoid conviction and... Read More »
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Mr. John William Fuhrman
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Puyallup, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

John grew up in Pierce County and has been practicing law in Puyallup since he began his career back in 1993. John has become well respected in his community for his legal knowledge and exemplary client service. Most of... Read More »
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Duncan Ives Lewis
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience

Duncan I. Lewis has been a criminal defense attorney for over 31 years, practicing primarily in the federal and state courts of Washington. Many of his cases and clients have been featured prominently in the media. A... Read More »
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Jacqueline Porter
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(509) 747-1817 421 W. Riverside Ave
Ste 707
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Juvenile
Gonzaga University School of Law
Jacqueline Porter's passion for the law began with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1997. She went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. She has a demonstrated record of success in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings.

Jacqueline has her own unique life experience that she brings to client-attorney relationships that envelops compassion and understanding. While she is kind with clients (unless they absolutely need her tough love), she is fierce and passionate in the courtroom. Jacqueline’s ability to articulate the law and how it applies to clients’ situations is comforting...
David Nelson Jolly
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Mount Vernon, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(360) 293-2275 415 Pine Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Northern Illinois University
I have been practicing law in Western Washington since 1997. Since my first day of practice my area of emphasis has been DUI law. My first few years of practice were as a Prosecuting Attorney then in 2001 I moved to private practice representing those accused of the crime. Since 2004 I have only practiced this DUI and Criminal Defense. My knowledge in this area is immense and has been helped by my work in completing a total of 20 DUI books including, "The DUI Handbook for the Accused" in 2007. I have two more...
Ziad Iskandar Youssef
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Bellingham, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(360) 734-0908 1838 Franklin St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
I've Spent the last 12 years focused on DUI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury Cases. I've represented 1000's of hard working residents through some very difficult situations. Whether a Serious Auto-Accident or Serious Criminal Charge, each case can have a permanent impact on your future. Criminal Charges, like DUI or Felonies will create a permanent record that employers, schools, and banks are increasingly search as a matter of course in decision making. Applying my winning strategies, TODAY, in every case helps keep my clients on track for great future. In 2014, I published #DUI:...
Angela Horwath
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Olympia, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(253) 620-0033 505 Summit Lake Shore Rd
Olympia, WA 98502
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Angela Horwath is the owner of a 3 attorney firm that represents clients charged with crimes. She has successfully represented 1000s of clients in Washington and has a 10/10 rating on avvo. She is well liked by her clients and nearly 50 clients have provided online reviews of Ms. Horwath.
Linda Medeiros Callahan
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Olympia, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(360) 464-2705 924 Capitol Way S
Suite 221
Olympia, WA 98501
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Notre Dame
At Callahan Law, we are inspired to give our clients the peace of mind and confidence that only experience, skill and knowledge can provide. We are dedicated to extraordinary service and to aggressive, innovative advocacy, seeking the winning strategies necessary for every client's case.
Gregory Wayne Schwesinger
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 293-9590 Harborscape Professional Bldg
1524 Alaskan Way, Ste 110
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Willamette University College of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Following a successful career as a Judge Advocate and subsequently as a Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Seattle, I chose to enter the private sector and represent those who unfortunately find themselves charged with a crime. I have handled hundreds of criminal cases throughout my career. I represent my clients zealously and with an abundance of compassion and care, and I continue to look forward to the challenge of serving those who find themselves in need of my professional services.
Bradley Clar Johnson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 223-1601 1325 4th Ave
Suite 535
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Washington School of Law
Bradley Johnson opened his firm straight out of law school to provide top notch legal aid to those who need it. As a zealous advocate for the rights of injured victims, and those accused of crimes, Bradley has had tremendous success over the years. Bradley's belief is that no matter what your financial situation, everyone deserves aggressive and effective legal reprsentation. This philosophy is a large part of the success of Bradley Johnson Attorneys.
Andrew Schwarz
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 622-9909 2601 fourth ave
suite 470
Seattle, WA 98121
Criminal, Family, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Seattle University
As a founder and principle of the Schwarz~Garrison Law Firm I am committed to providing the highest quality representation to our clients. We listen to our clients and we pursue their goals tenaciously. Recent Verdicts: State v. Gipson: Assault Charge: Not Guilty, Self Defense: $256,000 in fees and costs reimbursed to client by the court following verdict. Dunakin v. Ronngren: Dog Bite: $229,015.73 jury verdict for plaintiff. Rollins and Hendershot v. King County Metro: Assault on Metro Bus: $250,000 Jury Verdict for plaintiffs, On appeal, plaintiffs were able...
Cristine Beckwith
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(253) 238-8273 1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Cristine Beckwith is a compassionate defender that will give you an honest assessment of your case. She can often times find evidence that works in her client's favor, resulting in a case dismissal or significantly reduced charges. Cristine is rated 10/10 by the Avvo lawyer rating service. She offers a reasonable flat fee pricing structure as well as a free consultation.
Stryder J. Wegener
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 973-0407 100 W Harrison St Ste N440
Seattle, WA 98119
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
After law school, Stryder worked at the YWCA of Pierce County in the legal services department, where he represented primarily Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence in matters ranging from criminal hearings to protection orders and dissolutions.

These experiences fostered Stryder’s perspective on how cases are practically handled and instilled a deep appreciation that everyone deserves responsive and aggressive legal representation. This guided him to establish Emerald City Law Group, which is dedicated to protecting people’s rights. With a unique focus on listening to our clients and fostering real, lasting relationships, attorney Wegener and every member of our firm is committed...
Brad A. Meryhew
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience

Brad Meryhew is a passionate and highly regarded advocate for individuals accused in Washington of any form of sexual misconduct. Brad’s track record of success at jury trials, negotiations, and in getting cases... Read More »
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Katie Merrill
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Spokane Valley, WA Criminal Law Attorney

My name is Katie Merrill. I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Spokane to attend Gonzaga Law School. I knew since the time I was 8 years old that I wanted to be an attorney; and when I was 13 I told everyone... Read More »
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Courtney James Will
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 209-5585 705 2nd Ave. #1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Court was born and raised in Tacoma and has had an interest in the legal system ever since he can remember. While he always knew he would ultimately make his home in the Pacific Northwest, the draw of the sun and surf beckoned him to Southern California where he completed his undergraduate and law degree at Pepperdine University. Following internships at multiple Prosecutor’s offices, the FBI, and the United States Attorney’s Offices, Court initially decided to stay in Southern California after school and cut his teeth as a criminal defense attorney in the trenches of the most overburdened...
Emily M. Gause
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(206) 660-8775 130 Andover Park East, Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law and Washington State University
Recognized as an aggressive defender who gets impressive results in serious cases, Emily M. Gause is committed to compassionate representation, working with clients to devise an investigation plan and craft the most effective defense strategy. She defends people charged with serious felonies in state and federal courts across the State of Washington. Ms. Gause has overturned convictions in the Washington State Court of Appeals and obtained many favorable results in felony trials. She has carved an impressive reputation in the criminal defense legal community as a rising star.

After graduating with a degree in criminal justice from Washington...
Jeremy Aaron Morris
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Port Orchard, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(360) 519-3500 569 Division Street
Suite 320
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Criminal, Administrative, Appeals and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
I have been licensed to practice law in Washington since 1998. After years as a deputy prosecutor and appellate attorney, I now focus my practice on personal injury litigation.
I specialize in making sure my clients receive the maximum possible compensation from their personal injury cases. If you have been hurt as a result of someone else's negligence, I would be happy to talk to you about how we can help.
Robert David Butler
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Bellingham, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(360) 734-3448 103 E Holly Street
Suite 512
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
Bob is an extremely skilled and dedicated attorney who focuses on defense of serious criminal charges in State and Federal Courts.
Natalie Lynn Durflinger
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(253) 683-4180 711 St. Helens Ave.
Ste. 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I was born and raised in the Northwest. After graduating from the University of Washington with honors, I attended Gonzaga University School of Law where I was awarded a Thomas More Scholarship. As a Thomas More Scholar, I dedicated myself to helping others both in the local and international communities. My international work included a visit to Rome where I provided services for the homeless and co-leading a mission in Honduras where our group of students provided much needed repairs at local village schools, and distributed needed school supplies which our group had purchased through fundraising....
Emily Beschen
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Bellingham, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(360) 734-3448 103 East Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Lewis & Clark Law School
Emily C. Beschen is an Attorney at Butler Beschen Law PLLC. The firm has two lawyers that work together on each of the cases to obtain the best possible results for clients. Emily is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School and Western Washington University. During law school she focused her studies on criminal and privacy law. While there, Emily worked as a research assistant, assisting a local civil rights attorney with lawsuits involving law enforcement. She also served as an associate editor of the nation's oldest law review dedicated solely to animal law issues. Emily...
David Stanley Marshall
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(206) 202-1633 1001 4th Avenue
Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of California - Berkeley
Since 1997, David Marshall has been committed to providing the best possible defense to persons accused of child abuse, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and other special assaults. He does this in criminal cases, civil claims for compensation, Title IX disciplinary proceedings on college campuses, administrative hearings, dependency cases—any kind of case except family law. His commitment has shown in decades of victories, many in trial, and some without need for trial.

From his office in Seattle, David handles cases around Washington State and throughout the Northwest.

David began his career as a deputy prosecuting attorney. He decided to focus on child...
Michelle Bos
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Bellingham, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(360) 220-2676 301 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Call now for a free consultation (360) 220-2676. I grew up in Bellingham and learned to practice law at one of the preeminent law firms in San Diego. I handled a wide variety of cases from citations to serious felonies and family law. I have brought that experience back to Bellingham to advocate for the rights of my clients and to ensure the most favorable outcome for my client's cases. Family law and criminal law often go hand in hand. Domestic violence charges may impact time spent with your children, or bring up restraining orders. Being arrested for a...
Lennard Anthony Nahajski
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 621-0500 601 - 108th Avenue NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004-4376
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Oregon School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
The Nahajski Firm was established in 1996 by partners Lennard A. Nahajski and Rayne J. Nelson with the primary goal of providing aggressive, effective and discreet representation to those facing criminal prosecution. Since that time, the firm has continued to practice exclusively criminal defense and established itself as one of the premier criminal defense firms in the region. With almost forty years of combined criminal defense experience, we recognize that good people occasionally face difficult allegations that will have a significant impact on themselves, their families, reputation, finances and careers. Being aware of the impact of facing criminal prosecution,...
Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(206) 395-9175 119 1st Ave S
Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Military and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Attorney Shane McKinnie is a former criminal prosecutor, and has experience working for both large and small law firms in the Seattle area. Shane approaches his cases from a practical perpective and above all, seeks to help his clients solve their problems in the way that best suits their circumstances and desires.
Shane is a fourth-generation Washingtonian and military veteran. He grew up in Snohomish County and attended Washington State University where he was a member of the Honors College and president of a fraternity. Shortly after graduating from WSU, he attended Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as...
Derek Michael Smith
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Seattle University School of LawWashington and North Dakota
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Michael Harbeson
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Puyallup, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

I have been a local resident of Pierce County for over 40 years and have strong ties with the local community. I am the proud father of two daughters and maintain active ties with my local church and community. Upon... Read More »
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Brad A. Meryhew
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 264-1591 The Pioneer Building
600 1st Ave #512
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law


Brad Meryhew is a passionate and highly regarded advocate for individuals accused in Washington of any form of sexual misconduct. Brad’s track record of success at jury trials, negotiations, and in getting cases dismissed has earned him a reputation as a leading voice in Washington for developing effective strategies for representing those charged with sex offenses. His experience includes Federal court as well as Superior, District and Municipal courts around the state.

Brad is recognized as a leading voice among the criminal defense bar in advocating for a higher standard of practice in defending sex crimes, as well as sound and...
Schoen Parnell
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Lynnwood, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(425) 744-1500 3405 188th St SW
Ste 301
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Regent University
I am Schoen Parnell (pronounced “Shane”), a leading criminal defense attorney in Washington. I have over sixteen years of experience defending individuals and protecting their rights. I am the former lead jury trial attorney for one of the busiest DUI defense law firms in Washington. I have extensive knowledge of the DUI process and am never afraid to go to trial. Over the past 13 years, he has tried hundreds of cases and have spoken at DUI seminars for Washington criminal defense attorneys. I am an active member of both the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the...
Stan Glisson
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Port Orchard, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(360) 519-3500 569 Division Street
Suite 320
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Washington School of Law
I began my career as a public defender. Later, I accepted a position with the county prosecutors office, and worked there for 4 years before starting my own private firm. I have been practicing both criminal and civil law in Western Washington since 1998, and look forward to helping you with your legal questions.
Jeffrey Alan Lustick
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Bellingham, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(360) 685-4221 222 Grand Avenue
Suite "A"
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Gonzaga University School of Law
Jeffrey is the founder and senior partner of Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone where his law practice focuses on felony and misdemeanor defense, DUI and traffic law, aviation law, and military law. Jeffery began his legal career in the U.S. Air Force in 1997, where he served as a military prosecutor and circuit defense counsel and, later, as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. After leaving active duty, he was the Lead Prosecutor for the City of Bellingham until entering private practice in 2004. Jeffrey was elected President of the Whatcom County Bar Association in 2006 after serving as...
Ryan Witt
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Bremerton, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(360) 792-1000 400 Warren Ave Suite 415
Bremerton, WA 98337
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
My philosophy in all cases is that there can be no fair resolution without a thorough review of each and every detail in a case. You can learn more about how I dissect a criminal case on my blog (located on our website) where I detail some of the methods I use to analyze how your defense will take shape. In my 16 years of trial experience as a felony-level prosecutor and a defense attorney, it is rare that the court documents accurately provide the Judge and the Prosecutor the true account of the situation. For me, every client must...
Angus Lee
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Vancouver, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(800) 691-0039 9105A NE Hwy 99, STE 107277
Vancouver, WA 98665
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law
Angus Lee is a life long resident of Washington, except when he was serving in the USMC. He has twice been elected as a county prosecutor and now focuses his practice on criminal defense in South West Washington.
Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(877) 373-0835 707 S. Snoqualmie St., Ste. 4A
Seattle, WA 98108-1700
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University
After obtaining his law degree (Seattle University) and serving for four years as an administrative law judge, Charles started his own law firm in Olympia and worked in a number of areas of law. Eventually he limited his practice to criminal defense.   In 2010 he moved his law practice to Seattle. In the course of his career as a criminal-defense lawyer, Charles has successfully defended persons accused of everything from homicide, sex, firearm and drug charges to DV assault and DUI.  He has also served as a pro tem judge in juvenile and district courts. And he...
John Brendan Kidd
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Spokane, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(509) 290-6171 901 N. Adams
Spokane, WA 99201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law
Kidd Defense emphasizes all aspects of criminal defense, including DUI, felonies, domestic violence, post-sentencing, firearms restoration, drug, property and sex crimes. Brendan is an experienced litigator that has been providing exceptional results for clients in Eastern Washington for nearly a decade, previously working with Cooney Law Offices. Strong relationships have helped Brendan build a positive reputation within the Spokane legal community, resulting in successful strategic negotiations on behalf of his clientele. Clients have noted Brendan’s calm demeanor and ability to clearly communicate has helped them make informed decisions in times of uncertainty and emotional stress. ...
Carl Munson JR
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Bellingham, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(360) 738-8584 119 N. Commercial, Suite 860
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationCriminal, Social Security Disability, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Comp
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
I graduated from the University of Washington in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science. I then attended law school at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane. I graduated with my Juris Doctorate degree in 1997. I was a prosecutor for 8 years before opening my own office and practicing criminal defense for 11 years. I have handled all criminal matters from misdemeanors to murder. I have now taken my experience and help injured workers with their worker's compensation claims, social security and personal injury matters. I also help people vacate...
Elissa Brine
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(425) 651-6687 10655 NE 4th St, Ste 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Free ConsultationBellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law
In her 13 years as an attorney, Elissa has learned to fight for her clients at every opportunity. She believes that every client needs individual attention and zealous advocacy. Elissa understands that whether the charge is a class A felony or a simple misdemeanor, the stakes are high, and she works to make sure that her clients get the best result possible for their case.

Elissa has an open-door policy with clients. She understands the stress involved with criminal charges and understands that clients need access to their attorneys even when there are no major updates in a...
James White
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Seattle University School of LawWashington
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Travis Moeller
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney

Seattle University School of LawWashington
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Sarah Lowell
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Redmond, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(425) 885-7500 8201 164th Ave. NE #200
Redmond, WA 98052
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
Seattle University School of Law
Born in Texas, Sarah and her family moved to Washington when she was 7 years old to be closer to their family. Growing up in Woodinville, she attended Woodinville High School where she met her high school sweetheart, Josh. They graduated high school and attended the University of Washington together. After three short years, both headed straight to Seattle University School of Law.

Throughout law school, Sarah worked at the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in the Sexually Violent Predators unit and Special Assault unit. She also worked as a Rule 9 intern in the Juvenile Division for a summer and...
Jason Powers
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Mt Vernon, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(360) 419-0809 309 Pine St
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of California - Davis
Eric John Makus
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(206) 652-2562 411 University Street
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Active personal injury and criminal defense practice. Read for the bar exam through the Washington State Bar Association’s Rule 6 Law Clerk Program under attorney Dean Standish Perkins in Seattle, Washington. Former special assistant to Representative Thomas S. Foley, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Taught English in Viet Nam. Member of Tribal Court Bars. Member of Phi Delta Theta.
Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
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Olympia, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(360) 943-8999 1801 West Bay Dr NW
Suite 207
Olympia, WA 98502
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
An effective defense requires a good relationship between you and your attorney. When I meet with a client for the first time, usually he or she is scared & humiliated of being accused of a crime. Entrusting me along with my staff is a calling I take to heart. Together we navigate our client through the tedious and exacting criminal justice system. We care for a client's best outcome. Our firm is dedicated to the aggressive defense of dui and other serious traffic matters such as reckless driving charges, negligent driving offenses, and driving with a suspended license. Prosecutors and police...
Mark Blair
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
#C-3
Seattle, WA 98105
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle criminal defense lawyers at Blair & Kim, PLLC have had the privilege of handling over 15,000 criminal cases making them some of the best in town. If you are facing charges for a criminal offense, whether it be petty crimes such as a traffic violation or disorderly conduct or a more serious offense like theft or a violent crime, this is the firm to seek out. With years of experience on their side you can trust that you will receive the dedication you deserve fighting for your case. In the event that you are looking for a Seattle divorce...
James O. Thompson
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Olympia, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(360) 200-7546 1700 Cooper Point Rd. SW
Building #A-3
Olympia, WA 98502
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
James Thompson is an attorney and owner of the Thompson Law Office, P.C. in Olympia, Washington. He has defended hundreds of cases like yours over the years. His practice is concentrated on criminal defense and personal injury in Olympia, Thurston County, and the greater Seattle, WA area. He represents clients in a wide variety of criminal matters such as driving under the influence, theft, assault, etc. He has also been involved in the defense of serious felonies such as manslaughter, drug distribution, and sex offenses. James is also committed to providing aggressive representation to personal injury, medical malpractice, and products...
Martha A McLaughlin
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
711 St Helens Ave Ste 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
I graduated Seattle University School of law and immediately began working at the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office. After two years with the Prosecutor's Office, I joined Durflinger Oliver & Associates where I help those who have been accused of committing crimes. I have handled thousands of cases ranging from domestic violence to DUI's. I have helped hundreds of clients keep or restore their driving privileges by prevailing in administrative hearings with the the Department of Licensing. I have also helped many clients vacate felony and misdemeanor convictions and restore their firearm rights. My previous experience as a prosecutor...
Roger Priest
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Vancouver, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(360) 281-7314 211 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98663
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Florida Coastal School of Law
Roger Priest is a former prosecutor and Vancouver, Washington attorney helping clients with DUI, Criminal Defense, Car Accident, and other Personal Injury cases.
Alexander Floyd Ransom
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Bellingham, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(360) 746-2642 119 North Commercial St.
Suite #1420
Bellingham, WA 98225
Free ConsultationCriminal
Seattle University School of Law
Attorney Alexander F. Ransom is an experienced trial attorney who provides professional and zealous representation in Criminal Law Litigation. He routinely handles cases in the District and Superior Courts of Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish County as well as in the municipal courts of surrounding cities and towns. Alexander specializes in criminal drug cases, assaults, property crimes, DUI defense, police misconduct, criminal record expungements, probation, Department of Licensing hearings, and Civil Litigation. He is a former prosecutor and public defender. Alexander's office is located in the heart of downtown Bellingham at the historic Bellingham Towers. He strives to provide you...
Sharon Louise Fields
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Mount Vernon, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(360) 336-8181 1202 S. 2nd Street, Ste. A
www.sharonfieldslaw.com
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Divorce
Sharon Fields has been practicing law in the criminal justice system for over 14 years. Graduating in 1996 from the University of Utah College of Law. She began her career as a public defender for juveniles in Salt Lake County, Utah. In 2000, she was appointed as an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Salt Lake where she prosecuted DUIs, domestic violence cases and business corruption cases in the Utah State District Court. In 2001, Sharon was recruited to work as a Deputy District Attorney for the Salt Lake County District Attorneys Office. She also worked on various felony...
Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney

My career as an elite criminal trial lawyer has focused on defending good people. When facing allegations of sexual crimes, domestic violence and felonies and misdemeanors. These types of cases are high-stakes and... Read More »
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Elissa Brine
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

In her 13 years as an attorney, Elissa has learned to fight for her clients at every opportunity. She believes that every client needs individual attention and zealous advocacy. Elissa understands that whether the... Read More »
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.