Des Moines, 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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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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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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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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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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Normandy, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(206) 447-1661 19803 1st Avenue South, Suite 200
Normandy, WA 98148
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(206) 878-4100 22030 7th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98198
Criminal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 243-4219 648 S 152nd St
Seattle, WA 98148
Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Keith Hall
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Lawyer
(253) 867-2675 610 Central Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of San Diego School of Law
Criminal Defense Attorney | Managing Attorney Keith loves representing and fighting hard for his clients. His clients are often people who have never been in trouble before, but now find themselves in the gun sights of the government's prosecution machine. Often times these clients have nowhere else to turn. Keith is a passionate trial lawyer who will advocate for his clients, when it feels like everyone else is against them. Keith is a believer in the jury trial system, which gives an opportunity for regular people, with the help of a hard working defense lawyer, to stand up in court...
Norman Scott Stewart
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(253) 859-8840 655 W Smith St
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
In his over twenty years representing persons in courtrooms throughout the state of Washington, Scott Stewart has attained a level of courtroom experience few attorneys can match. He has represented persons at every stage of a case, including approximately 300 jury trials. Scott has represented persons on personal injury cases, including those involved in motor vehicle accidents, and he has represented persons accused of crimes ranging from Driving Under the Influence to Hit and Run Resulting in Death, from Assault Domestic Violence to Residential Burglary, from Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana to Felony Distribution of Drugs, from Voyeurism to Child Molestation,...
Bradley Barshis
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(253) 867-2675 610 Central Ave South
Kent, WA 98032
Criminal
Gonzaga University School of Law
Mr. David Ranz
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 851-4827 604 W. Meeker St. Ste 206
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
David Richard Kirshenbaum
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(253) 852-7979 1314 Central Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Criminal and DUI
Michael Frans
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(206) 246-5300 645 SW 153rd St
Seattle, WA 98166
Criminal
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...
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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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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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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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
Scott John Terry
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(253) 852-6100 25028 104th Ave. SE
Kent, WA 98030
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
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
Kenneth Lawrence Grover
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Renton, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 241-5508 981 Powell Ave SW
Suite 115
Renton, WA 98057
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Stephen Lewis Freeborn
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Federal Way, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 838-4477 33400 9th Avenue South
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Federal Way, WA 98003
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
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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Thomas E. Gates
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(253) 332-7899 651 Strander Blvd, Suite 209
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Jonathan Smith
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Federal Way, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(425) 452-9797 33305 1st Way S
Suite B202
Federal Way, WA 98003
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Mitchell Reuben Greene
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SEATTLE, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 760-9822 P.O. Box 88139
SEATTLE, WA 98138
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
David H. Fuller
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Lawyer
(206) 789-8751 1316 Central Ave S.
Suite 102
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal and Bankruptcy
Douglas Barnes
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Renton, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(425) 559-7897 330 SW 43rd ST STE K-274
Renton, WA 98057
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Edward Nelson
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Federal Way, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(253) 941-6340 31620 23rd Ave S.
STE 315
Federal Way, WA 98003
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
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.
Angela Horwath
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(253) 620-0033 117 Tacoma Ave S.
Tacoma, WA 98402
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.
Megan M. Dunn
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(425) 643-1606 1606 148th Ave SE
Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98007
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
As a criminal defense attorney, Megan is an aggressive and compassionate advocate for all of her clients. Megan Powers attended the Walter F. Georgia School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, GA. Before law school, she attained her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. This combination of degrees gives Megan a unique perspective when advocating for her clients. At Mercer, she was the president of the Association of Women Law Students as well as the Vice Chair of Mock Trial for the Mercer Advocacy Council. Competing in the National Trial Competition is where she honed her oral argument...
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...
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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Duncan Ives Lewis
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(425) 657-5006 10655 NE 4th St, Ste 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 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...
Courtney James Will
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 209-5585 701 5th Ave. #3510
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...
Gregory Wayne Schwesinger
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 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.
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 18 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...
Jacey Liu
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(425) 998-7045 1408 140th Pl NE
Ste 250
Bellevue, WA 98007
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Willamette University College of Law
A graduate of Willamette University College of Law where she was presented with the Distinguished Legal Writing Award for her contribution to the International Human Rights Clinic. As an advocate for the accused, Jacey is one of a small group of attorney's factory trained and certified by the National Patent Analytical Systems on the BAC Datamaster Breath Testing device to help bring legal challenges to breath testing results across Washington State. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Spence's Trial Lawyer College and Trial Skills University which teaches invaluable skills in protecting her clients rights and has led...
Nadine Bertman
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(206) 855-3964 101 Yesler Way, Suite 603
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Nadine Bertman is a criminal defense attorney in Seattle, Washington. She is a managing attorney at Beckwith Law.

At Avvo.com she is rated a 10/10 and has over 50 client reviews. Nadine is accessible to clients and has a history of generating favorable outcomes in difficult cases.
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....
Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 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...
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...
Schoen Parnell
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(206) 619-2521 5000 Carillon Point
Ste 400
Kirkland, WA 98033
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...
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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.