Cinebar, Washington Criminal Lawyers

Ryan Witt
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(253) 312-3838 5800 Soundview Drive
Bldg C Suite 103
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Free ConsultationGig Harbor, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, 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...
Cristine Beckwith
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(253) 238-8273 1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
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 almost always uncover evidence that works in her client's favor, resulting in a case dismissal or significantly reduced charges.

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.
Michael Harbeson
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Puyallup, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 209-6366 105 W Main Avenue
Suite B117
Puyallup, WA 98371
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law
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 graduation from Seattle University in 1993, I decided to become a trial attorney. At the age of 25 years, I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law and have been a successful trial attorney ever since. My experiences include being a former prosecutor with King County and the City of Auburn. I have successfully...
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.
Duncan Ives Lewis
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(253) 785-9944 10116 36th St Ct SW, Ste 310
Lakewood, WA 98499
Free ConsultationLakewood, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
Criminal
Willamette University College of Law
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 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...
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.
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...
James H. Curtis
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Tacoma , WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(253) 327-1063 1216 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Suite 1
Tacoma , WA 98405
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...
Elissa Brine
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Criminal, DUI 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...
Stephen H Carpenter Jr.
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(833) 446-8265 621 Pacific Avenue
Suite 214
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, International and Military
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Oregon School of Law
“Stephen is a gifted military defense lawyer whose reputation as an advocate is among the very best in the Western United States.….” Kyle Van De Water, Attorney, former U.S. Army Trial Defense Lawyer (JBLM)

CONTACT:
Cell: (206) 326-0803
Office: (206) 357-8434

BACKGROUND:
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...
Timothy Healy
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(253) 785-9944 10116 36th Ave St Ct SW, Ste 310
Lakewood, WA 98499
Free ConsultationLakewood, 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....
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...
Carrie Fulton-Brown
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(253) 785-9944 10116 36th St Ct SW, Ste 310
Lakewood, WA 98499
Free ConsultationLakewood, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Criminal and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington - Bothell campus
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 emotional. Of course, these allegations have a devastating impact on the accused if not handled correctly.

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...
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)...
Jakob Daniel McGhie
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Centralia, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(360) 736-1301 114 W Magnolia St
Centralia, WA 98531
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Gonzaga University School of Law
Jakob graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. He then attended Gonzaga University School of Law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He excelled academically, earning CALI awards in several courses including Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, and Real Estate Law. He also excelled in Moot Court competition, competing in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition twice, and winning the Gonzaga University Clarke Cup oral advocacy competition in 2012. During law school, Jakob volunteered for several organizations such as the Washington Moderate Means Program, the Center for Justice,...
James Laukkonen
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Olympia, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(360) 358-2077 1800 Cooper Point Rd SW, STE 12
Olympia, WA 98502
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Elder
Washington and Lee University School of Law
James Laukkonen primarily practices criminal law. He has successfully defended a wide variety of cases from complex felonies to simple misdemeanors. James has handled cases in District and Superior courts throughout the South Sound region, most often in Thurston, Lewis, and Mason Counties. He also appears in the courts for many of our local cities, including Olympia, Lacey, Yelm, Tenino, and Shelton. James is a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Veterans Bar Association, and the Thurston County Bar Association. He graduated from Washington and Lee University,...
Mr. John William Fuhrman
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Puyallup, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(253) 848-7788 112 West Meeker
Puyallup, WA 98371
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Military
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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 John's clients come to him by way of referrals from community members and former clients. A former Field Artillery officer in the Washington Army National Guard, John commanded a unit in Baghdad, Iraq from February 2004 through March of 2005 where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
James White
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(253) 203-1645 717 Tacoma Ave S
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Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, 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...
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...
Michael Austin Stewart
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 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....
Scott Mills
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Olympia, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(855) 469-2889 2401 Bristol Court SW
Suite C-102
Olympia, WA 98502
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...
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
Thomas Paul Keehan
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Olympia, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(360) 357-7791 1800 Cooper Point Rd SW, Building #16
PO Box 7846
Olympia, WA 98507
Criminal, Business, DUI and Employment
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Micah Preston White
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(360) 556-9825 400 Union Avenue SE, Suite 200
Suite 200
Olympia, WA 98501
Free ConsultationOlympia, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Preston White has been defending people accused of crimes, and policing the police since 2014, and in Western Washington since 2016. He is experienced in DUIs, Drug and Alcohol related crimes, Fish and Wildlife crimes, Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes, Misdemeanors, Felonies, and Traffic Infractions.
Stephen Grant
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(253) 366-5576 ** Ask about our pay in full discount and payment plans **
1107 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
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 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....
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
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.
Kevin R. Vibbert
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Longview, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(360) 423-0242 1402 Broadway St
Longview, WA 98632
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Gonzaga University School of Law
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...
John Rodney Crowley
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(206) 621-5700 1105 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
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...
Wesley Johnson
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Longview, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 606-8707 1146 14th Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of Oregon School of Law
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
Derek Michael Smith
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(253) 203-1645 717 Tacoma Ave S
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Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Charles William Lane IV
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Olympia, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(360) 352-8887 1800 Cooper Point Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
20 years litigation experience. I have helped thousands of clients get through very difficult situations
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.
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
Donald Alan Blair
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Centralia, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(360) 623-1070 1016 Mellen St.
Centralia, WA 98531
Criminal and Juvenile
Brigham Young University
Mr. Blair has been practicing law for over 17 years and has lived and worked in Lewis County for the last 15 years. He specializes in criminal defense of serious felony cases, includging murder, arson, rape, burglary, drug offenses, and various misdemeanor charges including DUI and DV Assault.
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
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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.