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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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Cassandra Stamm

Cassandra Stamm
The Law Offices of Cassandra Stamm PLLC
810 Third Avenue Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 21 years, Cassandra Stamm is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Washington School of Law... read more >
waacdl
waacdl
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Cassandra Stamm
Member

Thomas Peters

Thomas Peters
Peters Associates, LLC
Skyline Tower, 10900 NE 4th St #2300
Bellevue, WA 98004
Licensed for 6 years, Thomas Peters is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Thomas Peters
Member

Edwin S. Budge

Edwin S. Budge
Budge & Heipt PLLC
705 2nd Ave, #910
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 26 years, Edwin S. Budge is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Willamette University College of Law... read more >

Dallas Cooney

Dallas Cooney
Cooney Law Offices, P.S.
330 W Indiana Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
Licensed for 18 years, Dallas Cooney is a Criminal Defense and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Scott Emmett Wonder

Scott Emmett Wonder
Goddard Wetherall Wonder PSC
155 108th AVE NE Suite 700
Bellevue, WA 98004
Licensed for 36 years, Scott Emmett Wonder is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Washington School of Law... read more >
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duidla-c
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Scott Emmett Wonder
Charter Member

Jordan Foster

Jordan Foster
Daryl Graves Law, PLLC
705 S 9th Street Suite 205
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 16 years, Jordan Foster is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
waacdl
waacdl
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jordan Foster
Member

Daniel J Murphy

Daniel J Murphy
Murphy's Law Offices
506 S. 11th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 17 years, Daniel J Murphy is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sergio G. Garcia

Sergio G. Garcia
Black Law, PLLC
705 2nd Ave Suite 1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 8 years, Sergio G. Garcia is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Albert Guadagno

Albert Guadagno
Guadagno Law, PLLC
1818 Westlake Ave N Suite 228
Seattle, WA 98109
Licensed for 15 years, Albert Guadagno is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Timothy J. Murphy

Timothy J. Murphy
Jeffrey D. Barrar, P.S.
2300 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 5 years, Timothy J. Murphy is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Matthew Hale

Matthew Hale
Hale Law Enterprises
506 2nd Avenue Suite 1010
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 22 years, Matthew Hale is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Nicholas George

Nicholas George
Attorney & Counselor at Law PS Inc
1919 N Pearl St Suite A2
Tacoma, WA 98406
Licensed for 29 years, Nicholas George is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Antonio Garguile

Antonio Garguile
Garguile Law, PLLC
728 Pacific Avenue Suite 220
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 8 years, Antonio Garguile is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark Anthony Chmelewski

Mark Anthony Chmelewski
Mark A. Chmelewski, PS, DUI Attorney, Speeding Tickets, Crim
410 North Pine Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Licensed for 30 years, Mark Anthony Chmelewski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Nicolas Vernon Vieth

Nicolas Vernon Vieth
Vieth Law Offices, CHTD
505 W Riverside
Spokane, WA 99201
Licensed for 17 years, Nicolas Vernon Vieth is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Nicolas Vernon Vieth
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Arturo Menéndez

Arturo Menéndez
Menendez Law Firm
1001 Fourth Ave Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Arturo Menéndez is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Irwin H Schwartz

Irwin H Schwartz
710 Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 48 years, Irwin H Schwartz is a Federal Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >
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abcl
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Irwin H Schwartz
Fellow

Chris A. Bugbee

Chris A. Bugbee
Bugbee Law Office, P.S.
1312 N Monroe St Ste 147
Spokane, WA 99201
Licensed for 25 years, Chris A. Bugbee is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Chris A. Bugbee
Member

Sean Esworthy

Sean Esworthy
Kottkamp & Yedinak, PLLC
435 Orondo Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Licensed for 10 years, Sean Esworthy is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Seattle University, School of Law... read more >
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Sean Esworthy
Member

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 27 years, Robert David Butler is a Criminal Defense and Employment Law lawyer... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Robert David Butler
Member

Matthew Leyba

Matthew Leyba
Leyba Defense PLLC
1700 7th Ave #2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 14 years, Matthew Leyba is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >
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waacdl
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Matthew Leyba
Member

Mark W Muenster

Mark W Muenster
Law Office of Mark W. Muenster
1010 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 41 years, Mark W Muenster is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

Stephen Thomas Graham

Stephen Thomas Graham
Law Office of Steve Graham
1312 North Monroe #140
Spokane, WA 99201
Licensed for 25 years, Stephen Thomas Graham is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
waacdl
waacdl
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Stephen Thomas Graham
Member

Jeffrey Steinborn

Jeffrey Steinborn
Jeffrey Steinborn, PLLC
3161 Elliott Ave Suite 340
Seattle, WA 98121
Licensed for 52 years, Jeffrey Steinborn is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Jeffrey Steinborn
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Christopher Kirk Steuart

Christopher Kirk Steuart
Law Office of Christopher K. Steuart
5355 204th Place NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Licensed for 25 years, Christopher Kirk Steuart is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Drake University Law School... read more >

Derek Radtke

Derek Radtke
Phillips Law Firm, PLLC
17410 133rd Ave NE #301
Woodinville, WA 98072
Licensed for 23 years, Derek Radtke is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Roger Priest

Roger Priest
VanWa Legal PLLC
211 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98663
Roger Priest is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Kurt Edward Boehl

Kurt Edward Boehl
Law Office of Kurt E. Boehl, PLLC
1001 4th Ave Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98154
Licensed for 6 years, Kurt Edward Boehl is a Marijuana Law and Business Law lawyer who attended Seattle University School of Law... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Kurt Edward Boehl
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Emily C. Beschen

Emily C. Beschen
Butler Beschen Law PLLC
103 East Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 9 years, Emily C. Beschen is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended Lewis and Clark Law School... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Emily C. Beschen
Member

Daryl L. Graves

Daryl L. Graves
Daryl Graves Law, PLLC
705 South 9th Street Suite 205
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 43 years, Daryl L. Graves is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Seattle University... read more >

Richard Jonathan Troberman

Richard Jonathan Troberman
1501 4th Ave Suite 2150
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 45 years, Richard Jonathan Troberman is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Marke Schnackenberg

Marke Schnackenberg
Schnackenberg Law
19303 44th Avenue
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Licensed for 25 years, Marke Schnackenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert
Gilbert & Gilbert Inc
314 Pine St
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Licensed for 21 years, Peter Gilbert is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Willamette Law School, Salem, OR... read more >

Erin Bradley McAleer

Erin Bradley McAleer
Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer
3709 E 4th Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661
Licensed for 10 years, Erin Bradley McAleer is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jason Scott Newcombe

Jason Scott Newcombe
Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe
10700 Meridian Ave N #108
Seattle, WA 98133
Licensed for 21 years, Jason Scott Newcombe is a and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston College School of Law - Summa Cum Laude -... read more >
waacdl
waacdl
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jason Scott Newcombe
Member

Elizabeth Kelley

Elizabeth Kelley
Elizabeth Kelley
2525 East 29th St. Suite 10-B #225
Spokane, WA 99223
Licensed for 26 years, Elizabeth Kelley is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >

Kenneth Lawrence Grover

Kenneth Lawrence Grover
Kenneth L Grover, Attorney At Law
981 Powell Ave SW SUITE: 115
Renton, WA 98057
Licensed for 28 years, Kenneth Lawrence Grover is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Seattle University... read more >

Krisztian Carrasco

Krisztian Carrasco
Kris Carrasco Attorney at Law
2300 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 12 years, Krisztian Carrasco is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Lewis and Clark Law School... read more >

Samuel Ramirez

Samuel Ramirez
Ramirez & Cooper, Inc.
900 Winslow Way E Suite 200
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Licensed for 13 years, Samuel Ramirez is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Mark S. Treyz

Mark S. Treyz
The Law Offices of Mark S. Treyz
705 S 9th St. Ste 206
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 34 years, Mark S. Treyz is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Seattle University School of Law... read more >

Joel Phillip Nichols

Joel Phillip Nichols
Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC
3411 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
Licensed for 27 years, Joel Phillip Nichols is a DUI / DWI and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Puget Sound... read more >
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
Joel Phillip Nichols
General Member

Christopher Robert Black

Christopher Robert Black
Black Law, PLLC
705 Second Ave Suite 1111
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 19 years, Christopher Robert Black is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Cynthia Macklin

Cynthia Macklin
Law Office of Cynthia Macklin, LLC
1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 20 years, Cynthia Macklin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Aaron A. Pelley

Aaron A. Pelley
Cultiva Law PLLC
2510 Western Avenue Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98121
Licensed for 14 years, Aaron A. Pelley is a Civil Trial Law and Business Law lawyer who attended Willamette University College of Law... read more >
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nlc-lt
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Aaron A. Pelley
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

David Nelson Jolly

David Nelson Jolly
Law Firm of David N. Jolly P.S.
301 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Licensed for 23 years, David Nelson Jolly is a DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Northern Illinois University College of Law... read more >
duidla
duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
David Nelson Jolly
Member

Jeffery Patton Robinson

Jeffery Patton Robinson
810 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 39 years, Jeffery Patton Robinson is a 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 25 years, Jayne M. Gilbert is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Chloé Alyn

Chloé Alyn
Alyn Law Office, PLLC
3326 160th Avenue SE, Ste. 215
Bellevue, WA 98008
Licensed for 7 years, Chloé Alyn is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Seattle University School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey L Kradel

Jeffrey L Kradel
Kradel Defense, PLLC
600 University Street Suite 1928
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 23 years, Jeffrey L Kradel is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jeffrey L Kradel
Member

W. Keith Goody

W. Keith Goody
Attorney at Law
PO Box 23
Cougar, WA 98616
Licensed for 13 years, W. Keith Goody is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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