Forks, 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.
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...
After graduating with a degree in criminal justice from Washington...
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...
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...
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...
David previously served as the Executive Director of the Washington Appellate Project, one of the leading appellate public...
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...
Bellevue, WA 98004-4376
University of Oregon School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Tacoma, WA 98402
Seattle University School of 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.
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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