CRIMINAL LAWYERS IN WA STATE

Every state, as well as the federal government, has a unique criminal code. Defendants facing criminal charges in Washington need an attorney who’s intimately familiar with its criminal statutes, court system, and case law in order to give your defense the best chance at success. Whether your case involves criminal misdemeanors or felony charges like violent, theft, or even white collar crimes, having a knowledgeable Washington based criminal defense team is the most likely path to help you avoid conviction.

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Criminal Law Cases

Criminal cases arise when a person or entity engages in behavior that violates a section of Washington state’s penal code. They often include behaviors that put yourself or another person or their property at risk of “injury” and include:

  • Assault

  • Domestic Violence

  • Violation of No-Contact Order (VNCO)

  • Harassment

  • Reckless Endangerment

  • Stalking

  • Obstruction of Justice

  • Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer

  • Motor Vehicles

  • Drivers License Defense

  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Defense

  • Traffic Tickets

  • Reckless Driving

  • Negligent Driving

  • DWLS 3, DWLS 2, and DWLS 1

  • Hit and Run

  • Speeding Tickets

  • No Insurance Tickets

  • Cell Phone Tickets

  • Theft

  • Stolen Property

  • Trafficking Stolen Property

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

  • Breaking and Entering

  • Possession of Stolen Property

  • Embezzlement

  • Burglary

  • Robbery

In criminal cases, the state is the complainant. To prove its case, it must collect evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime in question.

How to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you hire a criminal defense lawyer, you’re entrusting another person – often one you’ve never met before –  with your future. They should be relentless in representing your rights as a defendant. That includes an intimate knowledge of the state and local laws, courts, case law, and more.

It should also mean open, honest, and clear communication. Your criminal defense attorney will be a lifeline while your case is open. They should proactively share information about various milestones with you, providing a clear path for what to expect as you move forward.

When you hire a criminal defense lawyer, you’re entrusting another person – often one you’ve never met before –  with your future. They should be relentless in representing your rights as a defendant. That includes an intimate knowledge of the state and local laws, courts, case law, and more.

It should also mean open, honest, and clear communication. Your criminal defense attorney will be a lifeline while your case is open. They should proactively share information about various milestones with you, providing a clear path for what to expect as you move forward.

Our Approach to Criminal Defense Law

Brumley Law Firm handles a wide variety of criminal cases every year, from simple misdemeanors to felony accusations. We aggressively represent the right of our clients, examining every part of the case to ensure that the state meets its prosecutorial obligations. That includes outreach to potential witnesses, professional examination of the evidence, examination of past case law, and review of the prosecution’s legal process and requirements. When you work with us, you can be sure that you’re getting the best criminal defense representation in Washington.

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It is important to understand that in criminal investigations, time is truly of the essence. Contacting a Washington State Criminal Law attorney in the early stages of your case will help ensure that the crime scene is processed correctly, the evidence is properly handled and that witnesses are interviewed with integrity. At Brumley Law Firm our team of attorneys draw on a wide range of expertise and years of experience in Criminal Law to vigorously and effectively defend you.

When you hire Brumley criminal lawyers, you can expect us to jump right to start managing the outcome of your case immediately. Our team of lawyers, investigators and expert witnesses work in harmony to coordinate the most results-oriented defense for your case while aggressively protecting your rights. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge of Washington courts and expect skillful handling of all criminal cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to felony charges. Our team will be right by your side to guide you through all the phases of your case.

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Ask Our Criminal Lawyers

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Charges for a DUI become increasingly intense after your first charge, and eventually can land you a felony. However, your first DUI will be charged as a gross misdemeanor.

When charged with any crime it is imperative that you not only take the charge seriously, but that you make it a top priority by contacting a lawyer as soon as possible.

Regardless of your innocence, you will have to attend multiple hearings and be an involved part of your defense, collaborating with your attorney throughout the duration of your case.

Felony convictions will typically stay with you forever. However, under certain circumstances for certain charges, a felony conviction can be cleared from your records through a process called vacation. If you would like to know more about vacating a felony charge, contact our office for more information.

Unfortunately, our legal system is not designed to be easy to navigate and does not favor you as a criminal defendant. Once a prosecutor files a charge, their sole focus is proving your guilt however they can and unfortunately the truth doesn't always come out. Simply put, you need a lawyer to stand up for you and ensure the truth does come out.

Factors in Winning Criminal Defense Cases

Criminal cases can turn on a number of important legal factors, but it’s important to remember that in criminal proceedings the state must prove its case “beyond a reasonable doubt”. Effectively defending yourself often depends on your ability to present contradictory evidence. As often, it means exposing alternate scenarios in which the crime may have occurred. Showing potential conflicts in the way that officers or the prosecution carried out the investigation may be just as important to winning your case as the defense itself.

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“I had a really good start with this firm. They really did a good job helping me out with my case. They helped me out way more than what I had expected. I would highly recommend them.”

- Miguel, Jun 2019

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“Great and awesome Law Firm the office lady Sabrina is very nice and you know we all have our bad days but she seems to never have one, Josh is very knowledgeable and doesn't suck up to the prosecution and most importantly believes his clients and listen to his clients I would recommend them to anyone for any case.”

- D E, Sep 2019

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“Brumley Law Firm is an exceptional law firm with some of the best support staff and attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. The staff promptly responds to me and works their hardest to get me answers to my questions. I really appreciate this hard working team who really puts their clients before anything else. Thank you BLF for all your help with winning my case!”

- Ken, Jun 2019
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