Seattle, Washington Criminal Lawyers

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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.

Timothy Healy
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 23 years experience

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Elissa Brine
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 13 years experience

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Jason S. Newcombe
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Brad A. Meryhew
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 22 years experience

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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Emily M. Gause
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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(206) 357-8434Georgetown University Law Center and University of Oregon School of LawUniversity of VirginiaOregon, Washington and Federal CircuitU.S. Military Service AwardsUnited States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals...Panel Finds Navy Client "Not Guilty", Interview with Japanese Times Reporter...
Megan M. Dunn
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(425) 643-1606Mercer University Walter F. George School of LawUniversity System of Georgia - Southern Polytechnic State UniversityWashingtonAvvo.comWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Washington State BarMedicolegal Aspects of Marijuana: ?Washington Edition
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Bremerton, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(360) 792-1000Gonzaga University School of LawWashingtonMartindale-Hubbell, Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, Avvo and Kitsap County Hockey AssociationSuquamish Tribal Court Bar Association, Bremerton Municipal Court Practice and Procedure Committee...Vehicles of DUI suspects to be impounded for 12 hours and Legal Wellness
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(877) 264-1591Seattle University School of LawUniversity of Maryland - University College and University of UtahWashingtonWashington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersKing County Bar Association, Pierce County Bar Association...
Jeremy Aaron Morris
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Port Orchard, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(360) 519-3500Lewis & Clark Law SchoolUniversity of Puget SoundWashingtonMoot Court BoardWashington State Bar
Bradley Clar Johnson
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(206) 223-1601University of Washington School of LawUniversity of California - BerkeleyWashingtonWashington Law and Politics MagazineWashington State Bar
Timothy Healy
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(206) 512-3464Seattle University School of LawUniversity of Washington-Seattle9th Circuit, U.S. District Court Western District of Washington and WashingtonMartindale-Hubbell, Avvo, Avvo, Martindale-Hubbell...Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers...Criminal Defense
Courtney James Will
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Duncan Ives Lewis
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 31 years experience

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Deborah Alexander
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 28 years experience

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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 512-3464Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington - Bothell campusSeattle UniversityWashington and Puyallup Tribal CourtAvvo, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer and Super LawyerWashington State Bar Association, Tacoma Pierce COunty Bar Association...Gaining advantage through pre-trial representation in juvenile sex crimes and Limitations of the Federal Vaccine Injury Fund
David Stanley Marshall
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James Bible
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(425) 748-4585Seattle University School of LawWestern Washington UniversityWashington and WashingtonWashington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersWashington State Bar
Schoen Parnell
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Kirkland, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 619-2521Regent UniversityCalifornia Lutheran UniversityWashington, Alaska and IdahoThe National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), Northwest Acadamy for DUI Defense...
Michelle Dellino
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 659-6839Seattle University School of Law and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State UniversityArizona State University, Seattle University and New York UniversityWashingtonWashington State Bar AssociationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Washington Defender Association
Gregory Wayne Schwesinger
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 293-9590Willamette University College of Law and University of Washington School of LawWashington and CaliforniaUnited States Marine CorpsNational College of DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers...New DUI Warnings Lead to Suppressed Evidence and The New DUI Laws: Sorting Through the Aftermath of Hurricane 2660
Alex Thomason
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Matthew A. Leyba
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(206) 357-8454Gonzaga University School of LawUniversity of UtahWashingtonWashington State Bar
Lennard Anthony Nahajski
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 621-0500University of Oregon School of Law and University of Washington School of LawWashington and WashingtonAvvo, Avvo, Martindale Hubbell and AvvoWashington State Bar
Stan Glisson
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Port Orchard, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(360) 519-3500University of Washington School of LawUniversity of Alaska - FairbanksWashington and Federal District Court, Western District of WashingtonWashington Law and Politics and Kitsap Peninsula Business JournalKitsap County Bar Association and Washington State Bar
David L. Donnan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 33 years experience

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Travis Moeller
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney

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