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The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe

Criminal Defense Attorney | Seattle, WA

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866-696-0466

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

At the Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe, our attorneys believe in one simple principle: there is nothing more important than serving our clients. We can help you get past your legal issue. We are dedicated, experienced attorneys who will tirelessly protect your rights and work toward the best possible solution for your case. The Seattle criminal defense lawyers at our firm …

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Espada Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney | Seattle, WA

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866-664-8344

We Help People Defend their Rights Across the State of WA • Criminal Defense is All We Do • Don't be Unprepared • Call Today for a FREE Consultation! • Hablamos Español

Whether you are under investigation or charged with a serious crime, we will provide experienced, aggressive criminal defense at all stages of the criminal investigation and prosecution to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. A criminal conviction can follow you for years, hurting your career options, limiting your rights, and damaging your reputation. We will …

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Doug Cloud Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Seattle, WA

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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!

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Michael P. Brodsky Attorney At Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Seattle, WA

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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

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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

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Heritage Law Offices

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Seattle, WA

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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.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

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.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.

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