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WashingtonCriminal Defense Lawyers in Tacoma, 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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Jordan Foster

Jordan Foster
Daryl Graves Law, PLLC
705 S 9th Street Suite 205
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 17 years, Jordan Foster is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel J Murphy Jr

Daniel J Murphy Jr
Murphy's Law Offices
506 S. 11th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 18 years, Daniel J Murphy Jr 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 30 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 9 years, Antonio Garguile is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daryl L Graves

Daryl L Graves
Daryl Graves Law, PLLC
705 South 9th Street Suite 205
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 44 years, Daryl L Graves is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Seattle University... read more >

Matthew Robert White

Matthew Robert White
South Sound Law Group
705 S 9th St STE 204
Tacoma, WA 98405-4622
Licensed for 9 years, Matthew Robert White is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... 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 35 years, Mark S. Treyz is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Seattle University School of Law... read more >

Cynthia Ann Macklin

Cynthia Ann Macklin
Law Office of Cynthia Macklin, LLC
1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 21 years, Cynthia Ann Macklin is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >

Steven John Krupa

Steven John Krupa
The Law Offices of Krupa & Clark
705 S 9th Street, Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 27 years, Steven John Krupa is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Morgan Benfield

Morgan Benfield
The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield
1201 Pacific Ave Ste 600
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 8 years, Morgan Benfield is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >

Cassandra L Stamm

Cassandra L Stamm
The Law Offices of Cassandra Stamm PLLC
810 Third Avenue Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 22 years, Cassandra L Stamm is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Washington School of Law... read more >

Nicholas Ross Andrews

Nicholas Ross Andrews
Puget Law Group
708 Broadway Ste 400
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 13 years, Nicholas Ross Andrews is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kurt Palmer Hermanns

Kurt Palmer Hermanns
Gordon Thomas Honeywell
1201 Pacific Ave Ste 2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 40 years, Kurt Palmer Hermanns is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jill Fadia Spielmann

Jill Fadia Spielmann
5412 N 23rd St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Licensed for 17 years, Jill Fadia Spielmann is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of Law... read more >

Michael E Schwartz

Michael E Schwartz
524 Tacoma Ave. South South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Michael E Schwartz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edwin S Budge

Edwin S Budge
Budge & Heipt PLLC
705 2nd Ave, #910
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 27 years, Edwin S Budge is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Willamette University College of Law... read more >

Thomas Peters

Thomas Peters
Peters Associates, LLC
Skyline Tower, 10900 NE 4th St #2300
Bellevue, WA 98004
Licensed for 7 years, Thomas Peters is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Angela Horwath

Angela Horwath
Horwath Law
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 15 years, Angela Horwath is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alison Ganem

Alison Ganem
Horwath Law, PLLC
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 16 years, Alison Ganem is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kent W Underwood

Kent W Underwood
Law Office of Kent W Underwood, P.S.
705 S 9th St STE 205
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 24 years, Kent W Underwood is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Cristine Beckwith

Cristine Beckwith
1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 17 years, Cristine Beckwith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert Charles Freeby

Robert Charles Freeby
724 S Yakima Ave Suite 200
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 32 years, Robert Charles Freeby is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Barbara Ann Bowden

Barbara Ann Bowden
Law Office of Barbara Bowden
5611 76th St W
Tacoma, WA 98499
Licensed for 35 years, Barbara Ann Bowden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Amity A Bjork

Amity A Bjork
Law Office of Amity Bjork
705 S 9th St STE 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 24 years, Amity A Bjork is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Martha A Mclaughlin

Martha A Mclaughlin
The Law Offices of Barbara Bowden
5611 76th St W
Tacoma, WA 98499
Licensed for 13 years, Martha A Mclaughlin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Derek Michael Smith

Derek Michael Smith
The Law Offices of Smith and White, PLLC
717 Tacoma Ave S Ste C
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 25 years, Derek Michael Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew Wade Mcgowan

Matthew Wade Mcgowan
Tacoma Pro Bono / Housing Justice Project
621 Tacoma Ave S Ste 303
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 12 years, Matthew Wade Mcgowan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kurt A Stender

Kurt A Stender
Law Office of Kurt Stender, PLLC
1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 19 years, Kurt A Stender is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Scott Emmett Wonder

Scott Emmett Wonder
Goddard Wetherall Wonder PSC
155 108th AVE NE Suite 700
Bellevue, WA 98004
Licensed for 37 years, Scott Emmett Wonder is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Washington School of Law... read more >

Paula Tuckfield Olson

Paula Tuckfield Olson
Law Office of Paula T. Olson
4020 N Vassault St
Tacoma, WA 98407
Licensed for 40 years, Paula Tuckfield Olson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ross Dean Brittain

Ross Dean Brittain
Law Offices of Barbara Bowden
5611 76th St W
Tacoma, WA 98499
Licensed for 11 years, Ross Dean Brittain is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Megan Rebecca Campbell

Megan Rebecca Campbell
Horwath Law
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 10 years, Megan Rebecca Campbell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dominique Shamay Crisp

Dominique Shamay Crisp
Horwath Law
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 4 years, Dominique Shamay Crisp is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Thomas Doherty Jr

John Thomas Doherty Jr
JOHN T. DOHERTY, Attorney
3011 N 7th St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Licensed for 28 years, John Thomas Doherty Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jon Christopher Iverson

Jon Christopher Iverson
Law Offices of Jon C Iverson
PO Box 65472
Tacoma, WA 98464
Licensed for 31 years, Jon Christopher Iverson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Craig Gordon Kibbe

Craig Gordon Kibbe
The Law Office of Craig G Kibbe
902 S 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 20 years, Craig Gordon Kibbe is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Catherine Laura Lee Guza

Catherine Laura Lee Guza
Case Legal, P.S.
2661 N Pearl St Ste 217
Tacoma, WA 98407
Licensed for 6 years, Catherine Laura Lee Guza is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Abigael Drew Pence

Abigael Drew Pence
Horwath Law
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 2 years, Abigael Drew Pence is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew T Hale

Matthew T Hale
Hale Law Enterprises
506 2nd Avenue Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 23 years, Matthew T Hale is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven Franklin Burgess

Steven Franklin Burgess
602 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 33 years, Steven Franklin Burgess is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alberto Guadagno

Alberto Guadagno
Guadagno Law, PLLC
1818 Westlake Ave N Suite 228
Seattle, WA 98109
Licensed for 16 years, Alberto Guadagno 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 9 years, Sergio G. Garcia is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lance M Hester

Lance M Hester
1008 S Yakima Ave Suite 302
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 23 years, Lance M Hester is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Heather Rogers Straub

Heather Rogers Straub
Law Offices of Heather R. Straub, PLLC
902 S 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 17 years, Heather Rogers Straub is a Criminal Defense and Administrative Law lawyer... read more >

Wayne Clark Fricke

Wayne Clark Fricke
1008 S Yakima Ave Suite 302
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 35 years, Wayne Clark Fricke is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

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 49 years, Irwin H Schwartz is a Federal Crimes and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >

Brett Andrews Purtzer

Brett Andrews Purtzer
1008 S Yakima Ave Suite 302
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 34 years, Brett Andrews Purtzer is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Matthew A Leyba

Matthew A Leyba
Leyba Defense PLLC
1700 7th Ave #2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Licensed for 15 years, Matthew A Leyba is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Steinborn

Jeffrey Steinborn
Jeffrey Steinborn, PLLC
3161 Elliott Ave Suite 340
Seattle, WA 98121
Licensed for 53 years, Jeffrey Steinborn is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana 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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