Steptoe, Washington Criminal Lawyers
Jacqueline has her own unique life experience that she brings to client-attorney relationships that envelops compassion and understanding. While she is kind with clients (unless they absolutely need her tough love), she is fierce and passionate in the courtroom. Jacqueline’s ability to articulate the law and how it applies to clients’ situations is comforting...
Jason grew up in Coeur d’Alene and has a background in construction. As a project manager, he has managed multi-million dollar highway construction projects and understands business and contract disputes from both the legal and practical perspective.
Jason Johnson has litigated numerous major felony cases, including Violent Crimes, Murder,...
defense cases. Our attorney, Teresa Keene, a 2007 Gonzaga Law School graduate, is a former prosecutor as well as public defense attorney, and has ten years experience as owner of her own private law practice. Ms. Keene is presently accepting new clients and provides no cost initial consultations with prospective clients.
I earned my J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College...
During her career, she has successfully litigated numerous jury trials for clients charged with homicide, assault, sexual assault, child abuse, drug offenses, and property crimes.
She specializes in crimes involving sexual assault and child abuse, with national training in challenging child interview techniques and medical evidence. She has also prevailed in the litigation of assault cases by asserting self-defense
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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