Spanaway, Washington Criminal Lawyers

Duncan Ives Lewis
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Experienced criminal defense lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Washington criminal defense lawyer and represent those 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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Mr. John William Fuhrman
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

John grew up in Pierce County and has been practicing law in Puyallup since he began his career back in 1993. John has become well respected in his community for his legal knowledge and exemplary client service. Most of... 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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Derek Michael Smith
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

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... Read More »
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James White
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Washington Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

My Frenchie takes me for walks on the waterfront. He swerves all over the walkway like a suspected DUI driver. My wife and I go ballroom dancing. I try not to swerve all over the dance floor like a DUI driver. I am... Read More »
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Scott Mills
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(855) 469-2889 317 South 72nd Street
Tacoma, WA 98408
Free ConsultationCriminal and Immigration
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
If you were having heart problems, you wouldn’t hire an eye surgeon. So don’t turn to a tax lawyer when you have an immigration problem. Choose a lawyer dedicated to immigration law. I am attorney Scott D. Mills, and I have developed my expertise in immigration law by practicing exclusively in immigration law for years. The United States was founded by people seeking freedom and the chance to work and build a life for their families. I fight for my clients so they can have those same opportunities. I am a Washington licensed attorney authorized to provide United States...
Robert Kendall Ricketts
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(253) 535-2211 8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Stephen Grant
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(253) 366-5576 ** Ask about our pay in full discount and payment plans **
1107 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
Stephen Grant has always known that he wanted to be a lawyer. As a young boy growing up in Everett, he was fascinated with the idea of becoming a lawyer and helping those in need.

He completed his law studies at Gonzaga University School of Law, where he also completed his undergraduate studies in political science. After passing his bar exam, he turned his attention to the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.

When handling DUI cases, he overlooks no detail when searching for the strongest defense route. He works hard to deliver legal representation of the highest caliber....
Cristine Beckwith
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(253) 238-8273 1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Cristine Beckwith is a compassionate defender that will give you an honest assessment of your case. She can almost always uncover evidence that works in her client's favor, resulting in a case dismissal or significantly reduced charges.

Even if incriminating statements or an admission of guilt has been made to law enforcement, hope is not lost. A strong defense combined with a positive history in the community can still result in a favorable outcome.

Cristine is rated 10/10 by the Avvo lawyer rating service. She offers a reasonable flat fee pricing structure as well as a free consultation.
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...
Derek Michael Smith
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(253) 203-1645 717 Tacoma Ave S
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Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
I was a prosecutor for 15 years for the cities of Kent and Seattle. I serve or have served as a pro tem judge for the cities of Kent, Federal Way, Des Moines, Algona/Pacific and Issaquah. Since 2011 I have practiced as a defense attorney doing criminal defense, civil rights restoration, and protection order litigation. I represent individuals on cases from murder in the first degree to traffic infractions.
Duncan Ives Lewis
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(253) 753-1941 1201 Pacific Ave. Suite C7A
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma, 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...
Angela Horwath
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(253) 620-0033 117 Tacoma Ave S.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Angela Horwath is the owner of a 3 attorney firm that represents clients charged with crimes. She has successfully represented 1000s of clients in Washington and has a 10/10 rating on avvo. She is well liked by her clients and nearly 50 clients have provided online reviews of Ms. Horwath.
Martha A McLaughlin
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
711 St Helens Ave Ste 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
I graduated Seattle University School of law and immediately began working at the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office. After two years with the Prosecutor's Office, I joined Durflinger Oliver & Associates where I help those who have been accused of committing crimes. I have handled thousands of cases ranging from domestic violence to DUI's. I have helped hundreds of clients keep or restore their driving privileges by prevailing in administrative hearings with the the Department of Licensing. I have also helped many clients vacate felony and misdemeanor convictions and restore their firearm rights. My previous experience as a prosecutor...
Michael Harbeson
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Puyallup, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(253) 209-6366 105 W Main Avenue
Suite B117
Puyallup, WA 98371
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Gonzaga University School of Law
I have been a local resident of Pierce County for over 40 years and have strong ties with the local community. I am the proud father of two daughters and maintain active ties with my local church and community. Upon graduation from Seattle University in 1993, I decided to become a trial attorney. At the age of 25 years, I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law and have been a successful trial attorney ever since. My experiences include being a former prosecutor with King County and the City of Auburn. I have successfully...
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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Michael Harbeson
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

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... Read More »
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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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(253) 753-1941 1201 Pacific Ave Ste C7
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 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...
John Cyr
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(253) 888-5993 1105 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
John Cyr is a founding partner of the Law Offices of Johnson & Cyr and a lifelong resident of Washington State. John is a rising attorney in the legal field with a record of not guilty verdicts and dismissals.

John started his legal career in private practice where he aggressively and successfully litigated cases involving workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, property disputes and real estate litigation. John took a natural affinity for advocating for the rights of the underprivileged and wrongfully accused and quickly expanded his practice to include personal injury and criminal defense. John has successfully negotiated highly favorable settlements for...
James White
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(253) 203-1645 717 Tacoma Ave S
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Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
My Frenchie takes me for walks on the waterfront. He swerves all over the walkway like a suspected DUI driver. My wife and I go ballroom dancing. I try not to swerve all over the dance floor like a DUI driver.

I am good at reducing complicated things, like the law, to their simple and easy components. Clients like simple and easy choices. Judges like it when the law is clear. Juries like it when your clients actions make sense. Where I grew up in the mountainous Redwoods, people prided themselves on their common...
Stephen H Carpenter Jr.
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(833) 446-8265 621 Pacific Avenue
Suite 214
Tacoma, WA 98402
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...
Kurt Hermanns
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(800) 240-5051 1201 Pacific Ave
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Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal, IP, Real Estate and Tax
University of Puget Sound
Kurt represents South Sound businesses and individuals in White Collar Crime matters. He advises clients on corporate criminal risks, federal grand jury investigations, financial crimes, securities frauds, bankruptcy crimes, government contract frauds, real estate schemes, Medicare frauds-and tax frauds. He is GTH’s authority on cybercrime and legal issues relating to cybersecurity and data privacy. His work includes assisting South Sound businesses in creating cybersecurity plans consistent with the US protocols issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He also advises clients on data privacy requirements arising from the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR)...
Mr. John William Fuhrman
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Puyallup, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(253) 848-7788 112 West Meeker
Puyallup, WA 98371
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Military
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
John grew up in Pierce County and has been practicing law in Puyallup since he began his career back in 1993. John has become well respected in his community for his legal knowledge and exemplary client service. Most of John's clients come to him by way of referrals from community members and former clients. A former Field Artillery officer in the Washington Army National Guard, John commanded a unit in Baghdad, Iraq from February 2004 through March of 2005 where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Timothy Healy
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(253) 753-1941 1201 Pacific Ave, Ste C7
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
We are a winning criminal defense firm with over twenty years of experience successfully representing clients charged with all types of criminal offenses. We have helped numerous clients avoid conviction and incarceration and are proud of our consistent record of success. Our success stories include multiple cases of dismissals and not guilty verdicts on behalf of our clients. We pride ourselves on our ability to save people's freedom, and even lives.

While we are often proud of our system of justice, at times we are shocked when people aren't defended well. Things happen quickly in a courtroom....
Natalie Lynn Durflinger
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(253) 683-4180 711 St. Helens Ave.
Ste. 209
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Gonzaga University School of Law
I was born and raised in the Northwest. After graduating from the University of Washington with honors, I attended Gonzaga University School of Law where I was awarded a Thomas More Scholarship. As a Thomas More Scholar, I dedicated myself to helping others both in the local and international communities. My international work included a visit to Rome where I provided services for the homeless and co-leading a mission in Honduras where our group of students provided much needed repairs at local village schools, and distributed needed school supplies which our group had purchased through fundraising....
Philip Edward Thornton
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 383-3102 705 S 9th St
#301
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Creighton University School of Law
John Rodney Crowley
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(206) 621-5700 1105 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal
Seattle University
Attorney John Crowley has spent his entire career as a lawyer of 21-years working in the field of criminal law. In 1990, he served as a Law Clerk with the United States Department of Justice, before accepting an Assistant District Attorney's position with the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Crowley was the prosecutorial voice for the State of Washington. And it was during his seven-year tenure in this position that he became well versed with the legal strategies and applications of criminal law, as they are implemented by the State of Washington. He also became...
Timothy Healy
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

We are a winning criminal defense firm with over twenty years of experience successfully representing clients charged with all types of criminal offenses. We have helped numerous clients avoid conviction and... Read More »
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Philip Edward Thornton
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Washington Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience

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Kelly McNertney Eckert
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(253) 753-1941 1201 Pacific Ave
Suite C7
Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
Kelly was admitted to practice in 2001. Criminal defense has been Kelly’s niche since the outset of her career. She started out at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office in 1999 as an intern and after her admission to the bar, Kelly continued as an Assistant Public Defender. After gaining experience and enhancing her litigation skills, she opened her own successful criminal defense practice. Concurrent with her private practice, Kelly was a Professor of Legal Writing at Lincoln Law School in California.

Now Kelly has over 18 years of criminal defense experience under her belt...
Christopher Courtlandt Van Vechten
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(253) 666-8987 705 S. 9th St Suite 206
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
Chris Van Vechten moved to Tacoma from Portland in 2004 to attend the University of Puget Sound. He studied history, volunteered in the community, worked as a legislative staff member for a state representative and later a state senator, and even personally ran for school board before enrolling in Seattle University School of Law. Prior to launching the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten, Chris worked as a Rule 9 prosecuting attorney with the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office and later with the Lakewood City Attorney’s Office. In addition, he interned with the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Civil Division...
Antonio Hill
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(253) 835-4455 201 South 34th Street
Tacoma, WA 98418
Criminal
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Antonio Hill, a bilingual (Spanish) criminal defense attorney, is located in Tacoma, WA. With 20+ years experience in the criminal field of law, he is knowledgeable of the processes and procedures required to proceed through the legal process. Antonio Hill has worked as a public defender, a prosecutor, and now as a private criminal defense attorney dealing exclusively in criminal defense cases. Antonio Hill dedicates himself to getting the best possible results for his clients. He will guide you through every step of the legal process and offer professional, affordable criminal defense services.
James B. Feldman
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 759-4555 4947 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Seattle University School of Law
James B. Feldman is an experienced trial and criminal defense attorney in Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston counties Tacoma and other areas of Western Washington. He is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago and the University of Puget Sound School of Law. For twenty-eight years, he has been fighting to protect the rights of people accused of crimes both misdemeanors and felonies including DUI, domestic violence, property crimes, fraud and murder. He is a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, The Federal Bar of the Western District of Washington, the...
Barry J. Wallis
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(253) 272-1245 1101 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationTacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Oregon
Kelsey Ault
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(253) 620-0033 1117 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Seattle University School of Law
Nathan L. Johnson
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 254-5353 539 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Emory University School of Law
Facing criminal charges is a complicated and intimidating process, requiring an experienced and zealous advocate on your side. Throughout this challenging time you need someone unafraid to stand up and protect your rights. I have practiced criminal defense exclusively for my entire career and am passionate about defending people.
Michael Austin Stewart
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(253) 383-5346 1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98407
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Puget Sound
Michael Austin Stewart has been practicing as a defense attorney for over 22 years. His practice is based on respect, rapport, accessibility, trust, and a keen understanding of the law. He has a solid record of successful outcomes in a wide variety of cases, ranging from murder cases to DUI cases. He is dedicated and committed to protecting your Constitutional Rights.
Steven J. Krupa
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(855) 384-2237 705 S 9th Street
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Military and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
Harry Steinmetz
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(253) 272-4575 724 S. Yakima Ave
Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative and DUI
Santa Clara University School of Law
Tacoma's Trusted Criminal Defense Law Firm The Law Office of Harry S. Steinmetz takes care of clients. The firm's experience in criminal defense in all levels of the Washington State Court system and the Federal Court system inspires clients to entrust their cases to us. The practice focuses on criminal defense, specifically: * Criminal Law * Juvenile crimes * DUI * Sex crimes Helping clients throughout their cases The firm's effective legal representation is two-fold: skilled legal counsel and aggressive advocacy on behalf of clients. Harry Steinmetz helps you make good,...
Stephen Grant
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Washington Criminal Law Lawyer

Stephen Grant has always known that he wanted to be a lawyer. As a young boy growing up in Everett, he was fascinated with the idea of becoming a lawyer and helping those in need. He completed his law studies at... Read More »
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Cristine Beckwith
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Washington Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

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... Read More »
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Mark Samuel Treyz
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(253) 272-8666 705 S 9th St. Ste 206
Tacoma, WA 98405
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Seattle University School of Law
Mark began his legal career in 1986 as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with Pierce County and moved on to work with a criminal defense firm in 1988. In 2002 Mark started his own criminal defense firm, The Law Office of Mark Treyz.
Morgan Fletcher Benfield
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(253) 234-1880 1201 Pacific Ave
Ste 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
At The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield, PLLC, we believe everyone is entitled to the best possible defense. If you’ve been charged with a crime in the Tacoma area, we understand what you’re facing. Whether it’s a DUI, domestic violence, a misdemeanor, or a felony charge, attorney Benfield can offer real guidance and solutions when you need them most.

Morgan Benfield can help if you have been accused of a criminal charge. For more information, call Morgan today: (253) 234-1880.
Scott Moriarity
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(253) 830-5848 215 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Tracey V. Munger
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney
(253) 220-3511 1001 S Yakima Ave
#1
Tacoma, WA 98405
Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Jonathan Smith
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Federal Way, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(425) 452-9797 33305 1st Way S
Suite B202
Federal Way, WA 98003
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Thomas Andrew Balerud
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(253) 573-1111 417 S G St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Juvenile and Nursing Home
Thomas Balerud, after 17 years with the same firm, has opened his own law practice, located in downtown Tacoma. Tom is a graduate of both Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound. Tom has enjoyed success in many well publicized high-profile State and Federal cases. He is currently serving as a Trustee to the TPCBA. Tom and his experienced staff are currently available to assist clients in his two practice areas: Criminal Law and Personal Injury.
Shane M Silverthorn
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(253) 686-4489 4008 South Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law
Jordan Foster
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(253) 222-4878 1008 S. Yakima Ave, Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Jordan K. Foster, Criminal Defense Attorney I started my career doing real estate, business, and construction law. A few years back, I decided a change of pace was in order and began practicing criminal defense law. Since entering the criminal defense arena, I have been voted a Rising Star in Criminal Defense Law by Washington Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Today I focus primarily on criminal defense and also perform some real estate and contract matters. I assist people facing misdemeanors, felonies, and traffic infractions. I am an active member of the Washington State Bar Association,...
Daniel J. Murphy Jr.
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TACOMA, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(253) 312-6122 506 s. 11th St.
TACOMA, WA 98402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Coleen St. Clair
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Tacoma, WA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(206) 578-2200 1201 Pacific Ave Ste 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
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.