Defending Criminal ChargesAfter an arrest, a person rarely feels as if they are treated fairly or “innocent until proven guilty.” In the beginning of the case, the deck is normally stacked against you. Police reports are often times one sided and include statements that are exaggerated or simply untrue. Making matters worse, prosecutors tend to file charges first and investigate later.
As advocates, we are your voice in the criminal justice system. We don’t rest until every reasonable defense option is fully explored. Over 95% of the cases that we defend result in a case dismissal or an amendment to a less serious charge.
Mistakes After the Arrest
If you have been accused of a crime (even if no charges have been filed), it is a good idea to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Unrepresented defendants all too often:
- Have their rights trampled on
- Unknowingly waive important rights by failing to exercise them in time
- Make statements that will later be used against them
- Suffer unnecessary stress
By securing the assistance of an experienced criminal lawyer, you will have the best chance of an acquittal or a negotiated settlement that protects your future. A good lawyer can:
- Conduct their own independent investigation
- Interview witnesses or medical experts
- Negotiate with the prosecutor outside of court
- Prepare motions to have evidence suppressed
- Keep their client informed about progress in the case
Our office is in Seattle, but we also work in courts throughout King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County, Washington. We are available for a free consultation any day of the week. We also have an attorney available to answer your questions after business hours.