Centralia, Washington Criminal Lawyers
Even if incriminating statements or an admission of guilt has been made to law enforcement, hope is not lost. A strong defense combined with a positive history in the community can still result in a favorable outcome.
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.
A 1987 graduate of Willamette University School of Law, Mr. Lewis and his clients have enjoyed extraordinary success in thousands of cases ranging from the death penalty mitigation to misdemeanors.
Mr. Lewis has also successfully won the pretrial dismissal of dozens of criminal cases based on motion practice and intensive investigations.
Mr. Lewis has particular expertise in how mental health intersects with the law and his collaborative...
Cell: (206) 326-0803
Office: (206) 357-8434
LAW OFFICES COURT & CARPENTER, P.C., – Seattle, WA (2008–Present)
- 24+ years’ experience aggressively defending active-duty members around the world in Courts-Martial, Boards, and in other UCMJ-related actions.
WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE – Olympia, WA (2005–2007)
- Prosecuted professional licensing cases against doctors and dentists accused of professional misconduct.
U.S. ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS – Charlottesville, VA, and...
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...
He completed his law studies at Gonzaga University School of Law, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in political science. After passing his bar exam, he turned his attention to the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.
When handling DUI cases, he overlooks no detail when searching for the strongest defense route. He works hard to deliver legal representation of the highest caliber....
I understand that being charged with a crime is beyond stressful. As such, I strive to explain each step of the case. More importantly, I give each client a road map to getting their life back.
Without exception, I promise that when you hire me, I...
Tacoma, WA 98402
Seattle University School of Law
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.
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