Seattle Criminal Lawyers

Compare 921 top rated Washington attorneys serving Seattle. Would you like to know more about Criminal Law? View FAQs.
What should I do if I’ve been arrested for a crime in Seattle?

Even if you believe you are innocent, it is critical to reach out to a Seattle criminal defense attorney. Speaking to law enforcement without having a lawyer present to advise you can result in errors, criminal charges, and even conviction for crimes you may not have committed.

Many people erroneously believe that if they haven’t done anything wrong, they can’t get in trouble with the law. While it is true that every individual is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, do not underestimate the ability of law enforcement to find and prosecute a case. Sometimes it is their way of getting to someone else who did commit a crime, or it could be the result of an honest mistake. Either way, you should have a Seattle criminal defense lawyer on your side.

In Washington, as in other jurisdictions, the government has the burden of proving every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. “Reasonable doubt” must be fair and honest doubt arising from the evidence or lack of evidence presented at trial. In other words, the doubt must stem from logic and common sense after careful consideration of all the facts of the case.

What are some examples of defenses to criminal charges?

A skilled Seattle criminal defense lawyer will have a strong understand of the full range of defenses that may be applicable in your case. For example, you may be able to assert a self-defense claim to an assault charge. Other possible defenses to a crime might include entrapment, impossibility, mistake, intoxication, duress, or necessity. The stakes are extremely high in criminal cases, so finding the right Seattle criminal defense attorney to represent you is of the utmost importance.

Seattle Criminal Lawyer Timothy Healy
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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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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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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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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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Travis Moeller
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Seattle, WA 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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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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(206) 512-3464 600 University Street, Ste. 3010
Seattle, WA 98101
Offers Video ChatSeattle, 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...
Timothy Healy
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(206) 512-3464 600 University St., Ste. 3010
Seattle, WA 98101
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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,...
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...
Andrew Schwarz
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(206) 622-9909 2601 fourth ave
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Seattle, WA 98121
Criminal, Family, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Seattle University
As a founder and principle of the Schwarz~Garrison Law Firm I am committed to providing the highest quality representation to our clients. We listen to our clients and we pursue their goals tenaciously. Recent Verdicts: State v. Gipson: Assault Charge: Not Guilty, Self Defense: $256,000 in fees and costs reimbursed to client by the court following verdict. Dunakin v. Ronngren: Dog Bite: $229,015.73 jury verdict for plaintiff. Rollins and Hendershot v. King County Metro: Assault on Metro Bus: $250,000 Jury Verdict for plaintiffs, On appeal, plaintiffs were able...
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...
David Stanley Marshall
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(206) 202-1633 1001 4th Avenue
Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154
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University of California - Berkeley
Since 1997, David Marshall has been committed to providing the best possible defense to persons accused of child abuse, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and other special assaults. He does this in criminal cases, civil claims for compensation, Title IX disciplinary proceedings on college campuses, administrative hearings, dependency cases—any kind of case except family law. His commitment has shown in decades of victories, many in trial, and some without need for trial.

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...
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.
Alex Thomason
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 262-7900 701 5th Avenue Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
Criminal, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Seattle University School of Law
Alex grew up on his family’s apple farm in Brewster, Washington. He learned every trade required to run a farm, but specialized in being the certified “gopher.” Alex graduated from high school ranked 2nd in the nation and top 25 in the World for his age in downhill ski racing. Alex studied at Jerusalem University in Israel, completed undergraduate studies from Seattle Pacific University, and finished his legal education at Seattle University School of Law where he was the Graduation Speaker. Alex learned trial skills by working as a Prosecutor for King...
Duncan Ives Lewis
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(206) 512-3464 600 University Street
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Seattle, WA 98101
Seattle, 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...
Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(206) 395-9175 119 1st Ave S
Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Military
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...
Brad A. Meryhew
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Seattle, WA 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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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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Brad A. Meryhew
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 264-1591 200 Broadway
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Seattle, WA 98122
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law


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 dismissed has earned him a reputation as a leading voice in Washington for developing effective strategies for representing those charged with sex offenses. His experience includes Federal court as well as Superior, District and Municipal courts around the state.

Brad is recognized as a leading voice among the criminal defense bar in advocating for a higher standard of practice in defending sex crimes, as well as sound and...
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.
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.
Bradley Clar Johnson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 223-1601 1325 4th Ave
Suite 535
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Washington School of Law
Bradley Johnson opened his firm straight out of law school to provide top notch legal aid to those who need it. As a zealous advocate for the rights of injured victims, and those accused of crimes, Bradley has had tremendous success over the years. Bradley's belief is that no matter what your financial situation, everyone deserves aggressive and effective legal reprsentation. This philosophy is a large part of the success of Bradley Johnson Attorneys.
Steven Wells
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
1111 3rd Avenue
Suite 2220
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Tax and White Collar Crime
California Western School of Law
Steve Wells is a criminal defense attorney with nearly two decades of experience, including 10 years practicing in Alaska. He handles criminal cases at the state and federal level, and has a 97% record of success. Steve’s commitment to excellence has earned him the recognition of his peers, with inclusion in the 2014 edition of the Alaska Super Lawyers list and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He takes an active role in the profession, such as by serving on the board of directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and as a founding president of...
Eric John Makus
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(206) 652-2562 411 University Street
Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Active personal injury and criminal defense practice. Read for the bar exam through the Washington State Bar Association’s Rule 6 Law Clerk Program under attorney Dean Standish Perkins in Seattle, Washington. Former special assistant to Representative Thomas S. Foley, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Taught English in Viet Nam. Member of Tribal Court Bars. Member of Phi Delta Theta.
Mark Blair
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
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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...
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...
David L. Donnan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(877) 264-1591 200 Broadway
#301
Seattle, WA 98122
Criminal, Appeals and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
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 has been a testament to the skills and insight he can provide in your legal representation. As a result, David was recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2006 by Washington Law & Politics and as an Outstanding Mentor in 2011 by the King County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division.

David previously served as the Executive Director of the Washington Appellate Project, one of the leading appellate public...
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...
Duncan Ives Lewis
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Seattle, WA 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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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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Jason S. Newcombe
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(844) 925-2943 10700 Meridian Ave N
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Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationSeattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Boston College
We are a dedicated team of legal professionals who are here to help you in your time of need and crisis. Our Washington State lawyers have the resources, the knowledge, and the experience to assist you with your legal matter in our practice areas.
Blake Harris
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(206) 512-3464 600 University Street, Ste. 3010
Seattle, WA 98101
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University of Idaho College of Law
Blake Harris is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. He primarily focuses in all areas surrounding criminal defense, including pre-charging, pre-trial and trial practice.

Mr. Harris has a wide-range case history where he has consistently displayed the motives and tactics that is equivalent of even the most experienced attorneys. He has represented over 300 clients during all facets of trial, including but not limited to first appearances, sentencing hearings and plea negotiations. Among his credible practice, he has drafted successful motions for suppression of evidence, material witness warrants and subpoenas. In addition, Mr. Harris has even carefully analyzed...
Timothy Charles Milios
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 745-2371 1325 4th Ave
#940
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona and University of Washington
I am a graduate of the University of Washington where I received my bachelor’s degree in 1989. In 1993 I graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law. After a brief stint working for the Pima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, I realized my talents and passions were better served to defend people and not prosecuting them. The “obtain a conviction regardless of the individual facts” mentality has never appealed to me and seems counterproductive to obtaining a just result. I moved back to Washington and began my criminal defense practice.

Though I have defended people who have been charged with...
Brent Thompson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(206) 569-8630 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107-4027
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Liberty University School of Law
Brent P. Thompson is a local attorney from Oak Harbor whose practice emphasizes criminal defense including but not limited to DUI, DWI, Assault, Domestic Violence, and Vacating/Expunging Prior Convictions. Mr. Thompson further represents clients with personal injury claims. Beyond this Mr. Thompson is a general practitioner who is capable of handling a variety of matters. He is dedicated to providing passionate representation and will seek to obtain the best results possible.
Anna M. Tolin
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(206) 812-5850 4200 Two Union Square
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Appeals and Domestic Violence
Cornell University
For over 17 years, Anna M. Tolin has successfully advocated for clients under investigation or facing charges at all levels of state and federal criminal courts, with an emphasis on complex federal crimes. She also assist individuals under investigation by administrative agencies, in federal grand jury and special inquiry proceedings, and police internal affairs investigations and disciplinary proceedings
Gloria Backus
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(206) 512-3464 600 University Street, Ste. 3010
Seattle, WA 98101
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...
Travis Moeller
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
#C-3
Seattle, WA 98105
Offers Video ChatCriminal, Family and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
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 Rule 9 intern at Blair & Kim during his second and third year of law school.

Travis graduated from Seattle University Cum Laude and achieved CALI awards in Legal Writing and Professional Responsibility during his time in law school, which are given to the student who earns the top grade in a class. During law school, Travis was a student fellow at the Fred T. Korematsu...
Kimberly Exe
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(206) 661-4694 707 East Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Washington School of Law and The City University of New York School of Law
I have dedicated my entire career to defending the rights of people facing criminal charges. In my nearly 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer I have defended adult and juvenile clients against every kind of felony and misdemeanor allegation. I am committed to vigorously representing my clients' interests. My breadth of experience as a criminal defense attorney, my depth of knowledge of the law, my skill as a negotiator and a litigator, and my compassion for people caught up in the criminal justice system are the considerable strengths I bring to my representation of every client....
Scott Jeffrey Engelhard
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(206) 683-2020 1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Domestic Violence and International
UCLA School of Law
Gregory Scott Hoover
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(206) 613-3111 815 S. Weller Street Suite 105
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Oxford Brooks University, University of Washington School of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
My firm, The Hoover Law Group, was founded in 1998. We mainly cover immigration law, EB5 applications, personal injury, criminal defense in WA, OR, and NY. Check out our website www.gshlaw.net.
David L. Donnan
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Seattle, WA 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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Diana Lundin
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(425) 440-3930 710 Tenth Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Appeals and DUI
University of California - Los Angeles
At Phillipson & Lundin, I specialize in administrative hearings before the Department of Licensing and represent clients in both civil and criminal appeals. In that role, I enjoy success when it comes, but ensuring client satisfaction is my greatest ambition.
Robert L. Jaeggli
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(206) 818-1253 10303 Meridian Ave. N
Ste. 104
Seattle, WA 98133
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Immigration
University of Idaho College of Law
Craig Alan Platt
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(206) 569-8630 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107-4027
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Stanford Law School and University of Illinois College of Law
Kenan Lee Isitt
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 775-8848 600 1st Ave
STE CW23
Seattle, WA 98104
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Personal Injury
Seattle University
Currently practicing in King, Snohomish, Skagit, and Kittitas Counties.
Chris Black
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(206) 623-1604 705 2ND AVE #1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Washington School of Law
Peter J Simpson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 639-0454 600 First Avenue #428
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Gonzaga University School of Law
Experienced criminal defense attorney serving King County and Island County.
Steve Karimi
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(206) 621-8777 119 1st Ave South #500
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Pepperdine University School of Law
A Seattle/Eastside native. Attended Redmond High School, University of Washington and Pepperdine Law School. Awarded honors throughout academic career. Originally hired by King County Prosecutor's Office. After many years of criminal trials and convictions, Attorney Karimi went into private practice. Defending clients accused of crimes, Attorney Karimi's trial record is exceptional.
Edward Chung
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(206) 264-8999 1511 3rd Ave #1088
Seattle, WA 98101
Criminal, Business and Immigration
Villanova University School of Law
Mr. Chung is the senior partner at Chung, Malhas, Mantel & Robinson, PLLC. Mr. Chung’s primary practice is comprised of Civil and Criminal Litigation, Immigration and Business Transactions. Mr. Chung has represented clients in complex litigations before the Washington Court of Appeals and the Washington State Supreme Court. Mr. Chung has argued numerous cases before Washington State District and Superior Courts. Mr. Chung has counseled and represented clients throughout King County, Pierce County, Island County, Kitsap County, and Snohomish County. In Civil Litigation, Mr. Chung has represented various individuals and entities in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Vulnerable Adult Protection Act (VAPA), Employment...
Deborah Alexander
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(206) 403-3426 800 5th Ave
#4100
Seattle, WA 98104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
DePaul College of Law
Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(206) 799-2797 2317 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
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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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