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WashingtonCriminal Defense Lawyers in Bellingham, Washington

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Washington, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Washington should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Alexander Floyd Ransom

Alexander Floyd Ransom
Law Office Of Alexander F Ransom, PLLC
119 North Commercial Street Suite #1420
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 16 years, Alexander Floyd Ransom is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seattle University School of Law... read more >

Robert David Butler

Robert David Butler
The Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC
103 E Holly St Suite 512
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 28 years, Robert David Butler is a Criminal Defense and Employment Law lawyer... read more >

Emily C. Beschen

Emily C. Beschen
Butler Beschen Law PLLC
103 East Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 10 years, Emily C. Beschen is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended Lewis and Clark Law School... read more >

Todd M Anderson

Todd M Anderson
Todd M. Anderson Law Firm
1828 Franklin Street Suite D
Bellingham, WA 98225
Todd M Anderson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Stephen Wray Jackson

Stephen Wray Jackson
Butler Beschen Law PLLC
103 E Holly St STE 512
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 6 years, Stephen Wray Jackson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael P Brodsky

Michael P Brodsky
120 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 23 years, Michael P Brodsky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Andrew Schwarz

Andrew Schwarz
The Schwarz~Garrison Law Firm, PLLC
119 N Commercial St STE 1225
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 34 years, Andrew Schwarz is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Adrian Martinez Madrone

Adrian Martinez Madrone
Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone, PLLC
222 Grand Ave Ste A
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 14 years, Adrian Martinez Madrone is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Jonathan David Rands

Jonathan David Rands
21 Bellwether Way Ste 109
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 19 years, Jonathan David Rands is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Alan Nelson

David Alan Nelson
Law Office of David A. Nelson
301 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 35 years, David Alan Nelson is a Criminal Defense and Local Government Law lawyer... read more >

Ziad Iskandar Youssef

Ziad Iskandar Youssef
Law Offices of Ziad I. Youssef, PLLC
1828 Franklin St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 18 years, Ziad Iskandar Youssef is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Kristin Miriam Hanna

Kristin Miriam Hanna
2616 Victor St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 29 years, Kristin Miriam Hanna is a Criminal Defense and Civil Rights lawyer... read more >

Richard Scott Mawson

Richard Scott Mawson
Mawson & Mawson Attorneys PLLC
103 E Holly St Ste 508
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 24 years, Richard Scott Mawson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert
Gilbert & Gilbert Inc
314 Pine St
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Licensed for 22 years, Peter Gilbert is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Willamette Law School, Salem, OR... read more >

Thomas Paul Lyden

Thomas Paul Lyden
Keating & Lyden, LLC
119 N Commercial St Suite 910
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 14 years, Thomas Paul Lyden is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Lynn Tepker

Jennifer Lynn Tepker
Tepker Law Firm Inc
1050 Larrabee Ave STE 104
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 19 years, Jennifer Lynn Tepker is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Matthew F Davis

Matthew F Davis
Matthew F. Davis, PLLC
1155 N State St Ste 619
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 30 years, Matthew F Davis is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >

David A Henken

David A Henken
LAW Advocates
1415 Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 9 years, David A Henken is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer... read more >

Megan Nicole Yeates

Megan Nicole Yeates
Keating & Lyden LLC
119 N Commercial St Suite 910
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 13 years, Megan Nicole Yeates is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

David Thomas Kennedy

David Thomas Kennedy
Law Offices of Aaron M. Lukoff & Assoc., PLLC
PO Box 1153 Ste 1153
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 15 years, David Thomas Kennedy is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Annalise Hazebrouck Martucci

Annalise Hazebrouck Martucci
Northwest Justice Project
1814 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 6 years, Annalise Hazebrouck Martucci is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Slattery

Jennifer Slattery
Kulshan Law Group, PLLC
301 Prospect St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 13 years, Jennifer Slattery is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Mark E Bratlien

Mark E Bratlien
Bratlien Law Firm
4152 Meridian St STE 105
Bellingham, WA 98226
Licensed for 18 years, Mark E Bratlien is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Elizabeth Sarahi Fasano

Elizabeth Sarahi Fasano
Law Offices of Elizabeth S. Fasano
PO Box 3186
Bellingham, WA 98227
Licensed for 19 years, Elizabeth Sarahi Fasano is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Carl A Munson Jr

Carl A Munson Jr
Maxwell & Webb, PLLC
119 N Commercial St Ste 860
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 24 years, Carl A Munson Jr is a Employment Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Simon Paul Brownlie

Simon Paul Brownlie
Simon Paul Brownlie P.S., D/B/A Brownlie Legal
12 Bellwether Way Ste 211
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 25 years, Simon Paul Brownlie is a International Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mitchell Gene Faber

Mitchell Gene Faber
Adelstein Sharpe & Serka LLP
400 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 20 years, Mitchell Gene Faber is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Elizabeth Colette Parkes

Elizabeth Colette Parkes
Safeway Inc. Dba Haggen
PO Box 9704
Bellingham, WA 98227
Licensed for 21 years, Elizabeth Colette Parkes is a Criminal Defense and Employment Law lawyer... read more >

Patrick Edward Byrnes

Patrick Edward Byrnes
Adelstein Sharpe & Serka LLP
400 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 9 years, Patrick Edward Byrnes is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >

Carrie Blackwood

Carrie Blackwood
Barron Smith Daugert PLLC
300 N Commercial St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 5 years, Carrie Blackwood is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Aaron Lukoff

Aaron Lukoff
Law Office of Aaron M Lukoff
PO Box 1153
Bellingham, WA 98227
Licensed for 17 years, Aaron Lukoff is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Henri S Vanderhage

Henri S Vanderhage
Vanderhage Law LLC
114 W Magnolia St STE 400
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 16 years, Henri S Vanderhage is a Business Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jayne M. Gilbert

Jayne M. Gilbert
Gilbert & Gilbert Lawyers
314 Pine St Suite 211
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Licensed for 26 years, Jayne M. Gilbert is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Christopher Ben Villani

Christopher Ben Villani
1225 E Sunset Dr Ste 145-486
Bellingham, WA 98226
Licensed for 29 years, Christopher Ben Villani is a Criminal Defense and Intellectual Property Law lawyer... read more >

Mary Lucille Dickinson

Mary Lucille Dickinson
Law Office of Mary L Dickinson PLLC
PO Box 5572
Bellingham, WA 98227
Licensed for 21 years, Mary Lucille Dickinson is a Real Estate Law and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Dean Ralph Brett

Dean Ralph Brett
Brett McCandlis Brown & Conner, PLLC
200 W Chestnut St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 49 years, Dean Ralph Brett is a Health Law and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Douglas Ross Shepherd

Douglas Ross Shepherd
SHEPHERD and ALLEN
2011 Young St STE 202
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 42 years, Douglas Ross Shepherd is a Appellate Law and Administrative Law lawyer... read more >

Heather Courtney Shepherd

Heather Courtney Shepherd
Shepherd and Allen
2011 Young St STE 202
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 5 years, Heather Courtney Shepherd is a Health Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Joshua W Fox

Joshua W Fox
Belcher Swanson Law Firm, PLLC
900 Dupont St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 10 years, Joshua W Fox is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Corbin Volluz

Corbin Volluz
Corbin T. Volluz
508 South 2nd Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Licensed for 31 years, Corbin Volluz is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Sara Lc Hulford

Sara Lc Hulford
Elder Law Offices of Meyers, Neubeck & Hulford, PS
2828 Northwest Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 4 years, Sara Lc Hulford is a Family Law and Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Thomas Matthew Dunn

Thomas Matthew Dunn
Law Offices of Michael K Tasker
510 E Holly St
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 17 years, Thomas Matthew Dunn is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Kolb Sitkin

Jonathan Kolb Sitkin
Chmelik Sitkin & Davis PS
1500 Railroad Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 33 years, Jonathan Kolb Sitkin is a Environmental Law and Real Estate Law lawyer... read more >

Charles Frederick Rendina

Charles Frederick Rendina
Rendina Law Firm
1991 Lake Whatcom Blvd
Bellingham, WA 98229
Licensed for 22 years, Charles Frederick Rendina is a Criminal Defense and Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Laughlan Hunter Clark

Laughlan Hunter Clark
Carmichael Clark PS
PO Box 5226 Ste 5226
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 41 years, Laughlan Hunter Clark is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer... read more >

Carrie M Coppinger Carter

Carrie M Coppinger Carter
Coppinger Carter P.S.
100 Central Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 22 years, Carrie M Coppinger Carter is a Health Law and Employment Law lawyer... read more >

Thomas Eugene Lester

Thomas Eugene Lester
Lester & Associates
119 N Commercial St Ste 175
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 35 years, Thomas Eugene Lester is a Bankruptcy and Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Steven Avery

Steven Avery
Avery Elder Law, P.S.
801 Samish Way Ste 202
Bellingham, WA 98229
Licensed for 17 years, Steven Avery is a Family Law and Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Phillip Ray George

Phillip Ray George
Safe Harbor Legal Solutions, PLLC
1313 E Maple St UNIT 222
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 7 years, Phillip Ray George is a Family Law and Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Bethany C Allen

Bethany C Allen
Shepherd and Allen
2011 Young St STE 202
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 12 years, Bethany C Allen is a Health Law and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

WACDL works to improve the quality and administration of criminal justice in the state of Washington while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys.


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