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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 16 years, Jordan Foster is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Steven John Krupa

Steven John Krupa
The Law Offices of Krupa & Clark
705 S 9th Street, Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 26 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 7 years, Morgan Benfield is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law... read more >

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 >

Tammy Shuffield

Tammy Shuffield
Puget Law Group
708 Broadway Ste 400
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 5 years, Tammy Shuffield is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Nicholas Ross Andrews

Nicholas Ross Andrews
Puget Law Group
708 Broadway Ste 400
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 12 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 39 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 16 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 26 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 6 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 14 years, Angela Horwath is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Cristine Beckwith

Cristine Beckwith
Cristine Beckwith, Attorney At Law
1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 16 years, Cristine Beckwith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alison Ganem

Alison Ganem
Horwath Law, Pllc
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 15 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 23 years, Kent W Underwood is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Barbara Ann Bowden

Barbara Ann Bowden
Law Office Of Barbara Bowden
5611 76th St W
Tacoma, WA 98499-8650
Licensed for 34 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 23 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 12 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 24 years, Derek Michael Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Paul Jeffrey Bernstein

Paul Jeffrey Bernstein
Paul Bernstein Law
2522 N Proctor St
Tacoma, WA 98406
Licensed for 49 years, Paul Jeffrey Bernstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew Wade Mcgowan

Matthew Wade Mcgowan
Mcgowan Law Office
1107 1/2 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 11 years, Matthew Wade Mcgowan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kurt A Stender

Kurt A Stender
Law Office Of Kurt Stender, Pllc
818 S Yakima Ave Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98405-4865
Licensed for 18 years, Kurt A Stender is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Barbara L Corey

Barbara L Corey
Law Offices Of Barbara Corey
902 S 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 39 years, Barbara L Corey is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Laura Jeanne Rodgers

Laura Jeanne Rodgers
Case By Case Legal Services Ps
705 S 9th St Ste 303-1
Tacoma, WA 98405
Licensed for 8 years, Laura Jeanne Rodgers 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 36 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 39 years, Paula Tuckfield Olson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stan Bonner

Stan Bonner
Bonner Law Office
1702 6th Ave Ste 1
Tacoma, WA 98405-3310
Licensed for 27 years, Stan Bonner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ross Dean Brittain

Ross Dean Brittain
Law Offices Of Barbara Bowden
5611 76th St W
Tacoma, WA 98499-8650
Licensed for 10 years, Ross Dean Brittain is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven Franklin Burgess

Steven Franklin Burgess
Attorney At Law
602 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405-4801
Licensed for 32 years, Steven Franklin Burgess is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dominique Shamay Crisp

Dominique Shamay Crisp
Horwath Law
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Licensed for 3 years, Dominique Shamay Crisp is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Travis R Currie

Travis R Currie
Pierce Co Dept Of Assigned Counsel
949 Market St Ste 334
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 21 years, Travis R Currie 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 98406-6204
Licensed for 27 years, John Thomas Doherty Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ladyclaire Marion Estillore kintanar

Ladyclaire Marion Estillore kintanar
Kintanar Law
724 S Yakima Ave Ste 100
Tacoma, WA 98405-4864
Licensed for 8 years, Ladyclaire Marion Estillore kintanar is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jennifer Vickers Freeman

Jennifer Vickers Freeman
Department Of Assigned Counsel
949 Market St Ste 334
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 16 years, Jennifer Vickers Freeman 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 30 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 98405-4537
Licensed for 19 years, Craig Gordon Kibbe is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey Hoon Kim

Jeffrey Hoon Kim
Department Of Assigned Counsel
949 Market St Ste 334
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 17 years, Jeffrey Hoon Kim 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 5 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 98402-2005
Licensed for a year, Abigael Drew Pence is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Emily Anne Prest

Emily Anne Prest
Department Of Assigned Counsel
949 Market St Ste 334
Tacoma, WA 98402
Licensed for 6 years, Emily Anne Prest is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Noel P Shillito

Noel P Shillito
Law Office Of Noel Shillito
PO Box 64781
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 44 years, Noel P Shillito is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Samuel Addison Vanfleet

Samuel Addison Vanfleet
Horwath Law
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Licensed for 5 years, Samuel Addison Vanfleet is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew Hale

Matthew Hale
Hale Law Enterprises
506 2nd Avenue Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104
Licensed for 22 years, Matthew Hale 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 >
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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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