Top Seattle Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe

Criminal Defense Attorney | Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

866-696-0466

Responsive, Affordable, & 20+ Years of Experience, We Will Defend Your Rights Properly. Call for a Free Consult Today!

Law Office of John Taylor Hicks

Criminal Defense Attorney | Seattle, WA

206-708-9222

Aggressive Criminal Defense for Individuals Charged with Complex Felonies and Misdemeanors in the State of Washington

Doug Cloud Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

253-200-4013

With 30+ Years of Experience as a Lawyer and Politician, Doug Knows How to Maximize Your Recovery. Call for a Free Consult Today!

Michael P. Brodsky Attorney At Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

360-865-5002

17 Years of Experience
If You or a Loved One Has Been Charged With a Crime, DUI or Traffic Violation, Don’t Wait Call Me Now
Serving Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish and Island Counties

Heritage Law Offices

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Seattle, WA

Free Consultation

Defending Clients in DUI and Traffic Matters Throughout Eastern, Central and Western Washington for Over a Decade

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Seattle Criminal Defense Information

Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Seattle criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Seattle, WA

King County Superior Court Division

516 Third Ave.,Seattle,WA98104
Phone: (206) 477-1400

King County District Court Division

516 Third Ave.,Seattle,WA98104
Phone: (206) 205-9200

Seattle Municipal Court

600 Fifth Ave.,Seattle,WA98104
Phone: (206) 684-5600