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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Jason S. Newcombe
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Get help now. Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

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... Read More »
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Travis Moeller
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney

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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney

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Deborah Alexander
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

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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
Jacey Liu
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Nadine Bertman
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Stryder J. Wegener
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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James H. Curtis
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(253) 327-1063University of Washington School of LawWashingtonTacoma Community College, Washington State Bar Association and Pierce County Bar AssociationWashington Defender Association and Pierce County Bar AssociationMy Child was Charged with a Crime. What should I Do?
Courtney James Will
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Brad A. Meryhew
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Shane McKinnie
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Emily M. Gause
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Carrie Fulton-Brown
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Duncan Ives Lewis
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 32 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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David Stanley Marshall
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Megan M. Dunn
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Bellevue, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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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
Andrea R. Kim
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Tukwila, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(206) 660-8775Seattle University School of LawWashington State University- Pullman and Washington State University- PullmanWashingtonMoot Court Board and The Center for Computer Assisted Legal InstructionWashington State Bar Association, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers...
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
Andrew Schwarz
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Charles Henry Williams
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Timothy Healy
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
(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 Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, King County Bar Association...Criminal Defense
Steven Wells
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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Duncan Ives Lewis
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney
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David L. Donnan
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Seattle, WA Criminal Defense Attorney with 33 years experience

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Kelly McNertney Eckert
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Aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases. Call today!

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... Read More »
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