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

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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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney

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Elissa Brine
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Criminal Defense Attorney with 13 years experience

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

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James Bible
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Aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases. Call now!

In 2015 Mr. Bible was selected as a member of the National Trial Lawyers top 100. He is an attorney who is known for his zealous representation of his client. In 2009 he received the Champion of Justice Award from the... Read More »
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Ryan Witt
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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
Emily M. Gause
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Nadine Bertman
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 855-3964Seattle University School of LawWashingtonThe American Society of Legal Advocates and American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysWashington Defender Association and Tacoma Pierce Bar AssociationMissoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town
Stryder J. Wegener
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Stephen H Carpenter Jr.
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(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...
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
Duncan Ives Lewis
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 512-3464Willamette University College of LawUniversity of Puget SoundWashingtonWashington State BarThe Komo Politicast
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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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 223-1601University of Washington School of LawUniversity of California - BerkeleyWashingtonWashington Law and Politics MagazineWashington State Bar
Phillip L. Weinberg
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(877) 422-8384The John Marshall Law SchoolLake Forest CollegeWashingtonSnohomish County Bar Association, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers...
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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Elissa Brine
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Andrew Schwarz
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 622-9909Seattle University9th Circuit, Federal Circuit and WashingtonAvvoWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Collaborative Professionals of Washington...
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
Eric John Makus
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 652-2562University of Southern California and Whitman CollegeWashington, 9th Circuit and U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States Patent & Trademark Office and United States Patent & Trademark OfficeWashington State Bar AssociationSeattle & Puget Sound Town Compass and Los Angeles Town Compass
Stephen Grant
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 866-6739Gonzaga University School of LawGonzaga UniversityWashingtonAvvoFederal Bar Association, Western District of Washington and Washington State Bar AssociationMedicolegal Aspects of Marijuana: Washington Edition
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
Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(877) 373-0835Seattle UniversityWashington and U.S. Supreme CourtNational Trial Lawyers, Thurston County Bar Association and Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersNational College for DUI Defense , King County Bar Association...Socratic Impeachment: The Theory and Method of the Impeachment Defense, Upping Your DUI Game...
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...
Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 395-9175Seattle University School of LawWashington State University and Naval War CollegeWashington and US District Court, Western District of WashingtonUS Navy, US Navy, US Navy and US NavyWashington Defender Association, Washington State Veterans Bar Association...
Alex Thomason
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 262-7900Seattle University School of LawSeattle Pacific University and Jerusalem UniversityWashingtonWashington State Bar, Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyers Magazine, Washington State Bar...Washington Defender Association, Washington State Association for Justice...Mastering Commercial Collection and Collecting and Recovering Assets & Judgments 101 CLE
Jason S. Newcombe
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Get help now. Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

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Duncan Ives Lewis
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 31 years experience

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