Auburn, Washington Criminal Lawyers

Timothy Healy
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I'm an experienced Washington criminal defense lawyer and represent clients who have been charged with a crime. I will fight for your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Washington 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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Deborah Alexander
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced Seattle criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Jason S. Newcombe
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Get help now. Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients who have been arrested or are facing criminal charges. I will fight for you and your rights and work for the best possible outcome in your case. Read More »
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Duncan Ives Lewis
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 32 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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Kurt Hermanns
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
#2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal, IP, Real Estate and Tax
University of Puget Sound
Kurt represents South Sound businesses and individuals in White Collar Crime matters. He advises clients on corporate criminal risks, federal grand jury investigations, financial crimes, securities frauds, bankruptcy crimes, government contract frauds, real estate schemes, Medicare frauds-and tax frauds. He is GTH’s authority on cybercrime and legal issues relating to cybersecurity and data privacy. His work includes assisting South Sound businesses in creating cybersecurity plans consistent with the US protocols issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also advises clients on data privacy requirements arising from the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR)...
Martha A McLaughlin
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 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...
Timothy Healy
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(425) 657-5006 10655 NE 4th St. Suite 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
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 incarceration and are proud of our consistent record of success. Our success stories include multiple cases of dismissals and not guilty verdicts on behalf of our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to save people's freedom, and even lives.

While we are often proud of our system of justice, at times we are shocked when people aren't defended well. Things happen quickly in a courtroom....
James H. Curtis
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(253) 327-1063 596 Industry Drive
Suite 231
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
With over ten years' worth of work as a prosecutor, extensive legal research and writing experience, and a demonstrated commitment to community service and outreach, James Curtis is the attorney you need in the Tacoma, WA, area.

James Curtis received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2005. For the next few years he worked in Seattle in several firms where he gained experience in legal research and writing, drafting motions, conducting interviews and depositions, and case evaluation. In 2007 he began working as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Pierce County (Tacoma). He has conducted...
Andrea R. Kim
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(206) 660-8775 130 Andover Park East
Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
I knew that I was destined to be a criminal defense attorney at seven years old when my mother told me that I should be a lawyer because I argue so much. Throughout my life, I watched people I loved get chewed up and spit out by the criminal justice system and that cemented my passion for defending those accused of crimes in our complicated court system.

I studied Political Science and Criminal Justice at Washington State University. I then attended Seattle University School of Law to fulfill my dreams of becoming a criminal defense attorney. During law school I interned...
Derek Michael Smith
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(253) 203-1645 13005 SW 267th Ln
Vashon, WA 98070
Free ConsultationVashon, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
I was a prosecutor for 15 years for the cities of Kent and Seattle. I serve or have served as a pro tem judge for the cities of Kent, Federal Way, Des Moines, Algona/Pacific and Issaquah. Since 2011 I have practiced as a defense attorney doing criminal defense, civil rights restoration, and protection order litigation. I represent individuals on cases from murder in the first degree to traffic infractions.
James White
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(253) 203-1645 13005 SW 267th Ln
Vashon, WA 98070
Free ConsultationVashon, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
My Frenchie takes me for walks on the waterfront. He swerves all over the walkway like a suspected DUI driver. My wife and I go ballroom dancing. I try not to swerve all over the dance floor like a DUI driver.

I am good at reducing complicated things, like the law, to their simple and easy components. Clients like simple and easy choices. Judges like it when the law is clear. Juries like it when your clients actions make sense. Where I grew up in the mountainous Redwoods, people prided themselves on their common...
John Cyr
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(253) 888-5993 1105 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
John Cyr is a founding partner of the Law Offices of Johnson & Cyr and a lifelong resident of Washington State. John is a rising attorney in the legal field with a record of not guilty verdicts and dismissals.

John started his legal career in private practice where he aggressively and successfully litigated cases involving workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, property disputes and real estate litigation. John took a natural affinity for advocating for the rights of the underprivileged and wrongfully accused and quickly expanded his practice to include personal injury and criminal defense. John has successfully negotiated highly favorable settlements for...
James B. Feldman
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 759-4555 4947 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
James B. Feldman is an experienced trial and criminal defense attorney in Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston counties Tacoma and other areas of Western Washington. He is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago and the University of Puget Sound School of Law. For twenty-eight years, he has been fighting to protect the rights of people accused of crimes both misdemeanors and felonies including DUI, domestic violence, property crimes, fraud and murder. He is a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, The Federal Bar of the Western District of Washington, the...
Diego Javier Vargas
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(425) 531-1676 3326 160th Avenue SE
Suite 215
Bellevue, WA 98008
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Mr. Vargas focuses his practice exclusively on representing people accused of Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, DUI, Homicide by Watercraft, Assault by Watercraft, Boating Under the Influence (“BUI”), Domestic Violence, and other criminal offenses. Mr. Vargas’ cases have been featured on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and local news programs.
Brad A. Meryhew
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 22 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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David L. Donnan
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Washington Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

David Donnan is an experienced advocate who has successfully represented clients in the trial and appellate courts of Washington and California. David’s success in the state and federal courts over the past 30 years... Read More »
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Mariko Lisa Mulligan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(206) 707-9361 14900 Interurban Ave S
Suite 271
Seattle, WA 98168
Criminal
New York University School of Law
Michael Austin Stewart
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 383-5346 1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Puget Sound
Michael Austin Stewart has been practicing as a defense attorney for over 22 years. His practice is based on respect, rapport, accessibility, trust, and a keen understanding of the law. He has a solid record of successful outcomes in a wide variety of cases, ranging from murder cases to DUI cases. He is dedicated and committed to protecting your Constitutional Rights.
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....
Kelly McNertney Eckert
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(425) 657-5006 10655 N.E. 4th Street
Suite 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Criminal
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
Kelly was admitted to practice in 2001. Criminal defense has been Kelly’s niche since the outset of her career. She started out at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office in 1999 as an intern and after her admission to the bar, Kelly continued as an Assistant Public Defender. After gaining experience and enhancing her litigation skills, she opened her own successful criminal defense practice. Concurrent with her private practice, Kelly was a Professor of Legal Writing at Lincoln Law School in California.

Now Kelly has over 18 years of criminal defense experience under her belt...
Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 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...
Chloe Alyn
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(206) 617-8220 3326 160th Avenue SE, Suite 215
Bellevue, WA 98008
Free ConsultationBellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Criminal
Seattle University School of Law
Chloé graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice.  Enjoying the study of law, she continued her legal education, and in 2003, she graduated from Seattle University School of Law, with a Juris Doctor.  While attending law school, she served as a Legal Clerk for Travelers' Insurance defending against property and personal injury claims. After law school, she worked briefly for Pierce County Public Defender's Office in misdemeanor criminal cases. She later  became employed with the King County Public Defender's Office and handled approximately 3,000 criminal felony and misdemeanor cases,  within her 10 + years of service.  Chloé has extensive...
James Bible
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(425) 748-4585 14205 SE 36th St
#100
Bellevue, WA 98006
Criminal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
In 2015 Mr. Bible was selected as a member of the National Trial Lawyers top 100. He is an attorney who is known for his zealous representation of his client. In 2009 he received the Champion of Justice Award from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Bible will fight hard for your rights.
Christopher Kirk Steuart
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Burien, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 293-4377 11206 Des Moines Memorial Drive S.
Suite 104
Burien, WA 98168
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Communications and Military
Drake University
Scott Mills
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(855) 469-2889 317 South 72nd Street
Tacoma, WA 98408
Free ConsultationCriminal and Immigration
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
If you were having heart problems, you wouldn’t hire an eye surgeon. So don’t turn to a tax lawyer when you have an immigration problem. Choose a lawyer dedicated to immigration law. I am attorney Scott D. Mills, and I have developed my expertise in immigration law by practicing exclusively in immigration law for years. The United States was founded by people seeking freedom and the chance to work and build a life for their families. I fight for my clients so they can have those same opportunities. I am a Washington licensed attorney authorized to provide United States...
John Rodney Crowley
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(206) 621-5700 216 1st Avenue South
Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98104
Criminal
Seattle University
Attorney John Crowley has spent his entire career as a lawyer of 21-years working in the field of criminal law. In 1990, he served as a Law Clerk with the United States Department of Justice, before accepting an Assistant District Attorney's position with the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Crowley was the prosecutorial voice for the State of Washington. And it was during his seven-year tenure in this position that he became well versed with the legal strategies and applications of criminal law, as they are implemented by the State of Washington. He also became...
Kelly McNertney Eckert
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Aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases. Call today!

I’m an experienced Washington criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Mark Blair
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I am an experienced Seattle criminal defense attorney, defending clients in cases including sex crimes, drug crimes and violent crimes. I will fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Barry J. Wallis
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(253) 272-1245 1101 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Oregon
Christopher Courtlandt Van Vechten
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(253) 666-8987 705 S. 9th St Suite 206
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Chris Van Vechten moved to Tacoma from Portland in 2004 to attend the University of Puget Sound. He studied history, volunteered in the community, worked as a legislative staff member for a state representative and later a state senator, and even personally ran for school board before enrolling in Seattle University School of Law. Prior to launching the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten, Chris worked as a Rule 9 prosecuting attorney with the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office and later with the Lakewood City Attorney’s Office. In addition, he interned with the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Civil Division...
Philip Edward Thornton
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 383-3102 705 S 9th St
#301
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Creighton University School of Law
Antonio Hill
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(253) 835-4455 201 South 34th Street
Tacoma, WA 98418
Criminal
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Antonio Hill, a bilingual (Spanish) criminal defense attorney, is located in Tacoma, WA. With 20+ years experience in the criminal field of law, he is knowledgeable of the processes and procedures required to proceed through the legal process. Antonio Hill has worked as a public defender, a prosecutor, and now as a private criminal defense attorney dealing exclusively in criminal defense cases. Antonio Hill dedicates himself to getting the best possible results for his clients. He will guide you through every step of the legal process and offer professional, affordable criminal defense services.
Jennifer Vickers Freeman
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(253) 651-0660 1115 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
The George Washington University Law School
Steven J. Krupa
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(855) 384-2237 705 S 9th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Military and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
Tracey V. Munger
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(253) 220-3511 1001 S Yakima Ave
#1
Tacoma, WA 98405
Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Nathan L. Johnson
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 254-5353 539 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Emory University School of Law
Facing criminal charges is a complicated and intimidating process, requiring an experienced and zealous advocate on your side. Throughout this challenging time you need someone unafraid to stand up and protect your rights. I have practiced criminal defense exclusively for my entire career and am passionate about defending people.
Jayson A. Haile
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(206) 486-4810 11504 28th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Criminal, Estate Planning, Immigration and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
Claire Kintanar
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(253) 298-7133 724 Yakima Ave. Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
Criminal and DUI
Claire Kintanar Valdez is a respected Tacoma DUI Lawyer and criminal defense attorney with abundant experience in a wide variety of criminal cases from Theft to Driving Under the Influence. Claire has dedicated her practice to criminal defense focusing on Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influences cases. She is dedicated to providing each client with expert representation, no matter what the charge is. Claire gained important trial experience as a criminal defense attorney in King County, Thurston County, and Pierce County, Washington. As a public defender for the City of Puyallup and Milton, Washington, she handled hundreds of criminal...
Travis Moeller
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney

Travis Moeller is an associate attorney at Blair & Kim and a recent graduate of Seattle University School of Law. Travis practices criminal defense, family law, and personal injury law. Travis previously worked as a... Read More »
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Morgan Fletcher Benfield
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(253) 234-1880 1201 Pacific Ave
Ste 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
At The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield, PLLC, we believe everyone is entitled to the best possible defense. If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Tacoma area, we understand what you’re facing. Whether it’s a DUI, domestic violence, a misdemeanor, or a felony charge, attorney Benfield can offer real guidance and solutions when you need them most.

Morgan Benfield can help if you have been accused of a criminal charge. For more information, call Morgan today: (253) 234-1880.
Scott Moriarity
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(253) 830-5848 215 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Jordan Foster
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 222-4878 1008 S. Yakima Ave, Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Jordan K. Foster, Criminal Defense Attorney I started my career doing real estate, business, and construction law. A few years back, I decided a change of pace was in order and began practicing criminal defense law. Since entering the criminal defense arena, I have been voted a Rising Star in Criminal Defense Law by Washington Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Today I focus primarily on criminal defense and also perform some real estate and contract matters. I assist people facing misdemeanors, felonies, and traffic infractions. I am an active member of the Washington State Bar Association,...
Thomas Andrew Balerud
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 573-1111 417 S G St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Juvenile and Nursing Home
Thomas Balerud, after 17 years with the same firm, has opened his own law practice, located in downtown Tacoma. Tom is a graduate of both Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound. Tom has enjoyed success in many well publicized high-profile State and Federal cases. He is currently serving as a Trustee to the TPCBA. Tom and his experienced staff are currently available to assist clients in his two practice areas: Criminal Law and Personal Injury.
Donald William Winskill
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(253) 597-8813 15 N Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98403
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Stephen Trinen
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(253) 798-3375 930 Tacoma Avenue, RM 946
Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal and Appeals
University of Puget Sound and University of Puget Sound
Mark Samuel Treyz
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 272-8666 705 S 9th St. Ste 206
Tacoma, WA 98405
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
Mark began his legal career in 1986 as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with Pierce County and moved on to work with a criminal defense firm in 1988. In 2002 Mark started his own criminal defense firm, The Law Office of Mark Treyz.
Kelsey Ault
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(253) 620-0033 1117 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Coleen St. Clair
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 578-2200 2211 ELLIOTT AVE STE. 200
Seattle, WA 98121
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Oregon School of Law
Daniel J. Murphy Jr.
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TACOMA, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(253) 312-6122 506 s. 11th St.
TACOMA, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
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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.