Shoreline, 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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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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Mark Blair
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in 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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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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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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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 22 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.
Robert L. Jaeggli
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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
Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(206) 443-3232 1155 N 130th St
Seattle, WA 98133
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(206) 361-0776 18238 24th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98155
Criminal, Administrative and Business
Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(206) 205-5684 18050 Meridian Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133
Criminal
Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(206) 363-2117 1834 N 150th St
Seattle, WA 98133
Criminal
Justin Elsner
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Mountlake Terrace, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(206) 447-1425 23105 58th Ave. W.
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Elsner Law Firm, PLLC is committed to our clients. We have had great success and growth because of the life long relationships we create with our clients. We are here to serve you. We will strive to give you the best legal representation while keeping you informed and explaining the legal process every step of the way.
James Johanson
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Edmonds, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(425) 776-5547 7009 212th Street Southwest #203
Edmonds, WA 98026
Criminal and DUI
If you or someone you care about has been accused of a crime, it is important to get professional legal help as soon as possible. The Johanson Law Group, Inc., your Edmonds criminal defense attorney, has the knowledge and experience to be able to represent you as you deserve. With more than 20 years of experience, attorney Jim Johanson is committed to doing his utmost to ensure that his clients have a smooth and professional experience. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Johanson possesses valuable insight that can greatly benefit his clients' cases. The firm...
Stephanie Hartung
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(206) 669-1379 9709 3rd Ave NE Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98115
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Central Washington University and Seattle University School of Law
Rebecca Thorley Esq.
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(206) 239-8755 155 NE 100th St. Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98125
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
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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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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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
“Stephen is a gifted military defense lawyer whose reputation as an advocate is among the very best in the Western United States.….” Kyle Van De Water, Attorney, former U.S. Army Trial Defense Lawyer (JBLM)

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

BACKGROUND:
LAW OFFICES COURT & CARPENTER, P.C., – Seattle, WA (2008–Present)
- 24+ years’ experience aggressively defending active-duty members around the world in Courts-Martial, Boards, and in other UCMJ-related actions.

WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE – Olympia, WA (2005–2007)
- Prosecuted professional licensing cases against doctors and dentists accused of professional misconduct.

U.S. ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS – Charlottesville, VA, and...
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...
Jonathan Dichter
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Mill Creek, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(425) 424-9401 16708 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Suite 104
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
Are you facing a criminal charge such as DUI, domestic violence or a drug charge? At Dichter Law Office, Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Dichter will be able to assist with your criminal charge by providing an experienced and defensive approach. Having a knowledgeable attorney who understands how important your rights are to you is essential. Contact the firm and discuss your offense with a Lynnwood defense attorney you know you can trust. Call 866-620-9524 today.
Stryder J. Wegener
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(206) 973-0407 100 W Harrison St Ste N440
Seattle, WA 98119
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, 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...
Lance Rodman Fryrear
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Lynnwood, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(425) 670-9090 19401 40th Ave. W.
Suite 340
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Washington School of Law
My name is Lance Fryrear. I'm a former prosecutor. Call me now for your free consultation. I will identify your best defense and tell you what to do. You may be asking yourself "Why should I call this guy?" Well, the bottom line is that I know what I'm doing. I have been successfully defending people charged with crimes for over a decade. In addition, I paid my dues as a prosecutor for seven years so I know how the system works. If you have a legal defense, I will find it. If not, my experience as...
W. James Kotlowski
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(206) 325-2801 520 East Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Regent University
W. James Kotlowski, Attorney at Law, PLLC is determined to get the best possible result for your DUI case while guiding you through the twists and turns of the Washington State Court process. As an experienced Washington State and Seattle DUI Attorney, he can assist you with your arrest and has handled numerous DUI’s and Criminal driving cases across Western Washington. He appears regularly in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties among others to represent his clients. Penalties for these crimes have many severe consequences, so it is important to obtain a competent and seasoned attorney as soon as possible after your...
Matthew A. Leyba
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(206) 357-8454 1700 Seventh Avenue Ste. 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Gonzaga University School of Law
Im a DUI Attorney in Seattle, WA. I started my legal career at the Spokane Public Defenders Office in 2004. After 2 years I got a job in Seattle, WA at the largest criminal defense firm in the State. While there I handled a wide variety of criminal cases and represented thousands of individuals. In 2010 I started my own practice Leyba Defense PLLC, a Seattle DUI Law Firm focusing on DUI and other serious traffic offenses. In my career I have litigated over a 100 jury trials to verdict, and I currently have an...
Mark Blair
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
#C-3
Seattle, WA 98105
Criminal, 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...
Andrew Schwarz
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 622-9909 2601 fourth ave
suite 470
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...
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....
Duncan Ives Lewis
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 31 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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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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Travis Moeller
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(206) 622-6562 215 NE 40th St
#C-3
Seattle, WA 98105
Criminal, 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...
Paul Gerhard Hanson III
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Lynnwood, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(425) 778-7339 3400 188th St SW Suite 580
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of San Diego School of Law
Defending DUIs, criminal charges, traffic tickets and driver license suspensions. Auto accident injury insurance claims representation. Expunging / deleting old criminal records. Over 34 years experience. Former Lynnwood City Prosecutor. Top ratings by the national lawyer rating services: an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a "10-Superb" rating by Avvo.com Aggressive. Affordable. Experienced. Convenient. located right next to the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood,WA Free First Consultation (office or by phone) Military $ discounts.
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.
Brian Ashbach
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Mill Creek, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(888) 925-2969 15117 Main St.
Suite #208
Mill Creek, WA 98012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Brian’s legal career started at the Snohomish County Public Defender’s Association, representing juveniles charged with crimes. After that position, he worked for one of the most successful personal injury attorneys in Montana. Brian now focuses primarily on criminal defense, using his skills and experience to aggressively represent those being prosecuted by various governmental agencies. Brian is a successful trial attorney, and has represented clients charged with crimes including assault, domestic violence, drug charges, DUI, theft and more. He has been referred cases by prosecutors, judges and other attorneys due to his reputation in the field of criminal defense.
Enrico Salvatore Leo
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Bothell, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(425) 481-2600 18920 Bothell Way NE, Suite 208
Bothell, WA 98011
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Kennet M Phillipson
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(425) 440-3930 710 Tenth Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Kennet's practice is focused on criminal misdemeanors and serious traffic offenses with an emphasis in DUI defense. No matter how simple or complicated the case, he approaches them all with the single goal of achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. Whether it is in the backroom negotiating with the prosecutor or in open court arguing before a judge and jury, he is an effective voice and commanding presence. Kennet graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Washington University, where he was appointed by Gov. Gary Locke to serve on the Board of Trustees of EWU. Prior to attending law school,...
Joseph Rome
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(425) 429-1729 512 6th Street South, Suite 101
Kirkland, WA 98033
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Protect the rights of those accused of crimes or have been injured by the negligence of another.
Scott Allen McDonald
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(425) 822-5700 410 Market St
Kirkland, WA 98033
Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Washington School of Law
Craig Alan Platt
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(206) 569-8630 2317 NW Market St
Seattle, WA 98107-4027
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stanford Law School and University of Illinois College of Law
Diana Lundin
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 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.
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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Scott Jeffrey Engelhard
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(206) 683-2020 1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Domestic Violence and International
UCLA School of Law
Jennifer Ellen Horwitz
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(206) 799-2797 2317 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Criminal
Harvard Law School
Gregory Fullington
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(206) 374-8500 2200 6th Ave
Suite 888
Seattle, WA 98121
Criminal, Business, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Willamette University College of Law
Practice and Experience Litigation practice encompassing business, contracts, residential and commercial real estate, commercial leasing, employment and labor, construction, and criminal. Representation has involves among others, business and entity formation, buying and selling businesses, assets, and business interests, commercial construction design defect and breach of contract/warranty, residential construction breach of contract, employment and labor disputes, real estate purchase and sale disputes, drafting and negotiating contracts, leases, and employment documents, drafting estate planning documents, and negotiated with city and county officials, and drafted documents on land use and permit matters. Represented clients in municipal, state and federal courts. Former King County Deputy Prosecutor. Prosecuted...
Marcel Andre Green
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(206) 395-6568 PO Box 20241
Seattle, WA 98102
Criminal and International
Lewis & Clark Law School
Brett Nagle
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Lynnwood, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(425) 280-8906 19000 33rd Avenue West
Ste. 100
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
I am a Judge Pro-tem, former prosecutor, and experienced trial attorney. I use this experience to fight for my clients in court and negotiate positive outcomes.
Dan Fiorito III
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(206) 395-5384 844 NW 48th St
Seattle, WA 98107
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Ernest Saadiq Morris
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 938-7770 PO BOX 45637
Seattle, WA 98145
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Family
Ernest Saadiq Morris, Esq. is committed to achieving his goal of providing the highest quality legal representation to his clients, regardless of their economic or social standing. Mr. Morris is dedicated to defending the rights of those who have been mistreated or had their rights violated by individuals, corporations, or governments. Ernest Saadiq Morris has extensive successful experience in a wide range of civil rights & liberties, constitutional rights, and other individual rights litigation-- including Free Speech/First Amendment Rights, Police Misconduct, Youth Justice/Education Rights, Disability Rights, Age/Race/Sex Discrimination, Employee...
Patrick Michael Moriarty J.D.
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Lynnwood, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(425) 670-0800 3500 188th St SW
Suite 502
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Western New England University School of Law
Douglas Cowan JR
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(425) 822-1220 4040 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Criminal
I defended my first DUI in 1969, and what I've learned during 40 years of daily combat in the courtroom is that there is no such thing as a DUI case that can't be won. Today, I work alongside a team of experienced Seattle DUI lawyers to defend the rights of people accused of driving under the influence. Call 1-866-822-1230 today and put our 75 years of combined experience to work for you. At Cowan, Kirk & Gaston, DUI litigation is our passion. We have spent decades refining our strategies for handling these difficult and complex cases on your behalf. Although...
Coleen St. Clair
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Seattle, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 578-2200 2211 ELLIOTT AVE STE. 200
Seattle, WA 98121
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Oregon School of Law
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.