SeaTac Criminal Lawyers

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Timothy Healy
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Let us GET YOUR LIFE BACK!

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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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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David L. Donnan
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Washington Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you. Call today!

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent those who have been arrested or charged with a crime. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Mark Blair
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Get help now! Aggressive representation in criminal cases! Call today!

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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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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(425) 549-7937 707 S Grady Way, Ste 600
Renton, WA 98057
Offers Video ChatRenton, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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...
Emily M. Gause
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 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...
James H. Curtis
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 327-1063 400 Industry Drive
Suite 100
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...
Timothy Healy
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(425) 549-7937 707 S. Grady Way, Ste 600
Renton, WA 98057
Offers Video ChatRenton, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
When you are facing the most difficult time in your life--being accused, you need skilled advocates who have spent their whole lives preparing for the fight of your life.

Mr. Healy and our lawyers at Vindicate Law have a reputation for being the most prepared people in the courtroom. When literally everything you care about: family, freedom, livelihood and reputation are all on the line, you need a lawyer who will go to the ends of the earth and leave no stone unturned while preparing a defense that will convince the Jury to vindicate you and your life.

Police officers,...
Andrea R. Kim
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(425) 358-1603 130 Andover Park East
Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
As the Owner of ARK Law, PLLC, I am passionate about representing juveniles and adults charged with crimes in Washington State. Juvenile Defense is where my heart truly lies. I have a great deal of experience defending adults against Domestic Violence and DUI cases. I tell my clients' stories so that the prosecutor and Court see who they are, not just what they did.

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 with the Associated...
Christopher Kirk Steuart
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Burien, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 293-4377 11206 Des Moines Memorial Drive S.
Suite 104
Burien, WA 98168
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Communications and Military
Drake University
Gloria Backus
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Renton, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(425) 549-7937 707 S. Grady Way, Ste. 600
Renton, WA 98057
Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law
Gloria Backus is a criminal defense attorney who brings over 25 years of diverse legal experience to Vindicate Criminal Law Group’s team. One distinct advantage Ms. Backus has over most – she was a Federal Prosecutor for the US Government. She knows prosecution tactics firsthand and how to apply that knowledge to her defense. While she was outstanding during her time as a prosecutor, which includes the infamous case out of Maricopa County: United States v. David Pecard (https://caselaw.findlaw.com/az-court-of-appeals/1489624.html), she prefers defense practice. Ms. Backus states, “Criminal defense is like a difficult puzzle and it is my job to eliminate...
Mariko Lisa Mulligan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 707-9361 14900 Interurban Ave S
Suite 271
Seattle, WA 98168
Criminal
New York University School of Law
Mitchell Reuben Greene
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SEATTLE, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(206) 760-9822 P.O. Box 88139
SEATTLE, WA 98138
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Kenneth Lawrence Grover
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Renton, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(206) 241-5508 981 Powell Ave SW
Suite 115
Renton, WA 98057
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Gloria Backus
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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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Brad A. Meryhew
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 23 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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Douglas Barnes
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(425) 559-7897 14715 Pacific Ave S. #109
Tacoma, WA 98444
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Michael Frans
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(206) 246-5300 645 SW 153rd St
Seattle, WA 98166
Criminal
Stryder J. Wegener
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(206) 973-0407 1366 31st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144
Free ConsultationCriminal, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
After law school, Stryder worked at the YWCA of Pierce County in the legal services department, where he represented primarily Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence in matters ranging from criminal hearings to protection orders and dissolutions.

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...
Matthew Zenner
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(253) 859-8840 655 West Smith St.
Suite 210
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Matthew Zenner has been an associate attorney with Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S. since September 2016. He has represented thousands of criminal defendants in courts all throughout King County and Pierce County. He represents clients charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. He is an experienced trial attorney and negotiator.

He also represents clients with civil protection order cases, such as domestic violence protection orders, anti-harassment protection orders, extreme risk protection orders, and sexual assault protection orders. Prior to joining Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S, Matthew practiced family law and represented clients in divorce, child custody, and adoption cases.

Matthew is a...
Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 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...
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...
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(206) 659-6839 4130 1st Ave S.
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98134
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Seattle University School of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Devoted. Prepared. Accessible. Compassionate. Michelle Dellino is the managing attorney at Dellino Law Group. At Dellino Law Group our practice is results oriented and heavily focused on both preparing an aggressive defense right away and client communication. We provide non-judgmental and efficient representation with an emphasis on achieving client goals through immediate problem solving.
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,...
Robert Dunn Rhodes IV
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(206) 708-7852 918 South Horton St
Ste 901
Seattle, WA 98134
Criminal, Business and Health Care
Jayson A. Haile
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(206) 486-4810 11504 28th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Criminal, Estate Planning, Immigration and Real Estate
Tulane University School of Law
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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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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Scott John Terry
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(253) 852-6100 25028 104th Ave. SE
Kent, WA 98030
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Scott Shawver
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 686-5075 4409 California Avenue
Seattle, WA 98166
Criminal, Business, DUI and Insurance Claims
University of Oregon School of Law
Mr. David Ranz
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(206) 851-4827 604 W. Meeker St. Ste 206
Kent, WA 98032
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Bradley Barshis
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(253) 867-2675 610 Central Ave South
Kent, WA 98032
Criminal
Gonzaga University School of Law
Alexander Savojni
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(206) 708-7852 918 South Horton Street, Suite 901
Seattle, WA 98134
Criminal, Administrative and Traffic Tickets
David Richard Kirshenbaum
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Kent, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(253) 852-7979 1314 Central Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
Criminal and DUI
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
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
Brian James Todd
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(206) 778-0750 6523 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
Criminal, Divorce, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Cristine Beckwith
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(253) 238-8273 1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 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 23 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...
Nadine Bertman
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(206) 855-3964 101 Yesler Way, Suite 603
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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.
Stephen H Carpenter Jr.
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(206) 357-8434 1700 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100
21st Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, International and Military
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Oregon School of Law
PROTECTING YOUR MILITARY CAREER, YOUR ROAD TO RETIREMENT AND YOUR FAMILY'S FUTURE FINANCIAL SECURITY

Whatever your rank, worldwide location, charged offense or circumstance, your military career deserves more than just a competent legal defense. We "exclusively" defend active-duty members facing courts-martial around the world.

Stephen has published several articles on military justice, including: Federal Criminal Practice: A Military Justice Primer; A PTSD Primer: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things; Resolving the Torture Memo Conundrum by Court-Martial; Guantanamo 101: Rejecting Cruel, Unusual and Degrading Justice; Military Commissions: Justice Guantanamo Style; Defending Gay Soldiers Who Defend America; and Blessed are the Peacemakers: Remembering...
Derek Michael Smith
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(253) 203-1645 13005 SW 267th Ln
Vashon, WA 98070
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatVashon, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 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.
Lennard Anthony Nahajski
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 621-0500 601 - 108th Avenue NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA 98004-4376
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Oregon School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
The Nahajski Firm was established in 1996 by partners Lennard A. Nahajski and Rayne J. Nelson with the primary goal of providing aggressive, effective and discreet representation to those facing criminal prosecution. Since that time, the firm has continued to practice exclusively criminal defense and established itself as one of the premier criminal defense firms in the region. With more than fifty years of combined criminal defense experience, we recognize that good people occasionally face difficult allegations that will have a significant impact on themselves, their families, reputation, finances and careers. Being aware of the impact of facing criminal...
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 ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
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...
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...
Courtney James Will
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Mark Blair
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
#C-3
Seattle, WA 98105
Offers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle criminal defense lawyers at Blair & Kim, PLLC have had the privilege of handling over 15,000 criminal cases making them some of the best in town. If you are facing charges for a criminal offense, whether it be petty crimes such as a traffic violation or disorderly conduct or a more serious offense like theft or a violent crime, this is the firm to seek out. With years of experience on their side you can trust that you will receive the dedication you deserve fighting for your case. In the event that you are looking for a Seattle divorce...
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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.

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