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WashingtonCriminal Defense Lawyers in Vancouver, 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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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Thomas Floyd Carley

Thomas Floyd Carley
Carley Legal Services
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 6 years, Thomas Floyd Carley is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Jon J McMullen

Jon J McMullen
900 Washington St Suite 800
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 23 years, Jon J McMullen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Therese Marie Lavallee

Therese Marie Lavallee
1104 Main St Suite 620
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 34 years, Therese Marie Lavallee is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edward LeRoy Dunkerly

Edward LeRoy Dunkerly
Attorney at Law
1014 Franklin St Suite 24B
Vancouver, WA 98660
Edward LeRoy Dunkerly is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ann S Christian

Ann S Christian
Attorney at Law
4114 Idaho St
Vancouver, WA 98661
Ann S Christian is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas J Gray

Thomas J Gray
Tom Gray & Associates
8009 NE 102nd Circle
Vancouver, WA 98662
Thomas J Gray is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Sowder

James Sowder
1600 Daniels
Vancouver, WA 98660
James Sowder is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alexander Ian Uskoski

Alexander Ian Uskoski
Wheeler, Montgomery & Boyd Pllc
902 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660-3026
Licensed for 4 years, Alexander Ian Uskoski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven Whitman Thayer

Steven Whitman Thayer
Steven W. Thayer
112 W 11th St Ste 200
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 43 years, Steven Whitman Thayer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Bruce Dodds

Michael Bruce Dodds
Northwest Legal Advocates, Llc
PO Box 61912
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 40 years, Michael Bruce Dodds is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brandy Y Jeffers

Brandy Y Jeffers
Heritage Family Law
11105 NE 14th St Ste 101
Vancouver, WA 98684
Licensed for 14 years, Brandy Y Jeffers is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Carlson Terry

John Carlson Terry
Morse Bratt Andrews & Terry Llp
108 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660-3282
Licensed for 11 years, John Carlson Terry is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Megan Diane Peyton

Megan Diane Peyton
Jeffrey D. Barrar, P.s.
2300 Main St STE 100
Vancouver, WA 98660-2671
Licensed for 13 years, Megan Diane Peyton is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew Dinh Lawhon

Andrew Dinh Lawhon
Jeffrey D Barrar Ps
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660-2671
Licensed for 10 years, Andrew Dinh Lawhon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew R Hoff

Matthew R Hoff
Attorney At Law
2901 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98663-2721
Licensed for 19 years, Matthew R Hoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew William Wheeler

Andrew William Wheeler
Wheeler Montgomery & Boyd Pllc
902 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660-3026
Licensed for 17 years, Andrew William Wheeler is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Joseph Lutgens

John Joseph Lutgens
Lutgens Law Firm
4001 Main Street Suite 212
Vancouver, WA 98663
Licensed for 27 years, John Joseph Lutgens is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Winniferd Ann Clements

Winniferd Ann Clements
Winnie Clements, Attorney At Law
712 W Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660-3033
Licensed for 33 years, Winniferd Ann Clements is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Dustin Douglas Richardson

Dustin Douglas Richardson
Dustin Richardson, Attorney At Law, Pllc
712 W Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660-3033
Licensed for 17 years, Dustin Douglas Richardson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Karen Buchholz Peterson

Karen Buchholz Peterson
Law Office Of Karen E Peterson
1101 Broadway St Ste 205
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 29 years, Karen Buchholz Peterson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jason Case Bailes

Jason Case Bailes
Jason C Bailes Pllc
310 W 11th St
Vancouver, WA 98660-3146
Licensed for 19 years, Jason Case Bailes is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven Jay Rucker

Steven Jay Rucker
Law Office Of Steven Rucker
207 E 19th St
Vancouver, WA 98663-3301
Licensed for 29 years, Steven Jay Rucker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edward L Dunkerly

Edward L Dunkerly
Attorney At Law
3709 E 4th Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661
Licensed for 42 years, Edward L Dunkerly is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Koji Tucker

Koji Tucker
Jeffrey D. Barrar, P.s.
2300 Main St STE 100
Vancouver, WA 98660-2671
Licensed for 3 years, Koji Tucker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gregger Edward Highberg

Gregger Edward Highberg
Vancouver Defenders
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660-2671
Licensed for 4 years, Gregger Edward Highberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen I Liss

Stephen I Liss
Vancouver Defenders
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660-2671
Licensed for 8 years, Stephen I Liss is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William P Whitehall

William P Whitehall
Jeffrey D. Barrar, P.s.
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660-2671
Licensed for 13 years, William P Whitehall is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Victoria Ann Kesala

Victoria Ann Kesala
Kesala Law Office
3205 NE 78th St Ste 102
Vancouver, WA 98665-0697
Licensed for 22 years, Victoria Ann Kesala is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick M Robinson

Patrick M Robinson
Patrick Robinson Law, Pllc
1104 Main St Ste 640
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 12 years, Patrick M Robinson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Thomas C Phelan

Thomas C Phelan
Phelan Law Office, Pllc
904 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660-3026
Licensed for 40 years, Thomas C Phelan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Roy D Pyatt

Roy D Pyatt
Landerholm P.s.
805 Broadway St Ste 1000
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 12 years, Roy D Pyatt is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer... read more >

Gregory Jack Dennis

Gregory Jack Dennis
The Landerholm Firm
805 Broadway St Ste 1000
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 42 years, Gregory Jack Dennis is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >

Tonya Renae Rulli

Tonya Renae Rulli
Law Office Of Tonya Rulli
514 W 9th St
Vancouver, WA 98660-3017
Licensed for 19 years, Tonya Renae Rulli is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Christopher Jesse Dumm

Christopher Jesse Dumm
Christopher J Dumm Pc
710 W Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660-3033
Licensed for 22 years, Christopher Jesse Dumm is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey W Holmes

Jeffrey W Holmes
Holmes Law Firm, Pc
311 W 11th St
Vancouver, WA 98660-3145
Licensed for 14 years, Jeffrey W Holmes is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

John Peterson

John Peterson
Jack Peterson, Attorney At Law, P.c.
1014 Franklin St Ste 220
Vancouver, WA 98660-3040
Licensed for 14 years, John Peterson is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Tresa G Cavanaugh

Tresa G Cavanaugh
Tresa G. Cavanaugh, Attorney At Law
1104 Main St Ste 220
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 10 years, Tresa G Cavanaugh is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Mark Andrew Carter

Mark Andrew Carter
Mark A Carter Attorney At Law
1409 Franklin St Ste 206
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 26 years, Mark Andrew Carter is a Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

Eugene Graff

Eugene Graff
Mckell Graff, Pllc
1508 Broadway St
Vancouver, WA 98663-3434
Licensed for 19 years, Eugene Graff is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Aaron Ritchie

Aaron Ritchie
Green & Ritchie Pllc
1601 Lincoln Ave
Vancouver, WA 98660-2758
Licensed for 16 years, Aaron Ritchie is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

F James Mayhew

F James Mayhew
Mayhew Law Firm
211 E McLoughlin Blvd Ste 100
Vancouver, WA 98663-3368
Licensed for 30 years, F James Mayhew is a Criminal Defense and Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Tanya Green

Tanya Green
Dalton Law Office, Pllc
2904 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98663-2722
Licensed for 7 years, Tanya Green is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Joseph P Loughlin

Joseph P Loughlin
Loughlin Law Firm Pllc
904 Esther St Ste A
Vancouver, WA 98660-3026
Licensed for 16 years, Joseph P Loughlin is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Matthew Philbrook

Matthew Philbrook
Law Office Of Matthew Philbrook, P.s.
300 W 39th St
Vancouver, WA 98660-1960
Licensed for 19 years, Matthew Philbrook is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

John Lehr Green

John Lehr Green
Green & Ritchie Pllc
1601 Lincoln Ave
Vancouver, WA 98660-2758
Licensed for 16 years, John Lehr Green is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial 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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