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Seattle Criminal Defense That’s Above & Beyond

At Emerald City Law Group, we understand your fears and uncertainties if you’ve been charged with a crime in or around Seattle, WA. Our capable and highly successful criminal defense attorneys have the compassion to get to the heart of your case, the skill to find the best possible outcome, and the courtroom prowess to make it happen.

From dismissals to reduced penalties and proving your innocence, contact Emerald City to protect you.

Based in Seattle, We Assist People Across Washington and Offer Virtual Consultations. Initial Consults are Free, Confidential, and We’re Available 24/7 to Answer Your Questions.

Were You Charged with a Crime?

Your case demands serious advocacy. Our defense attorneys have a successful track record defending against everything from misdemeanors to felonies in King County, WA, and beyond. Emerald City Law Group can assist with:

Emerald City Law Group believes everyone deserves top-tier legal representation, and our defense attorneys deliver. We fiercely advocate for you through every motion and court battle, ensuring you receive the best possible outcome and all the support you need.

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Why Work with a Criminal Defense Attorney?

No one should face criminal charges alone.

Being arrested and accused of a crime in Washington can jeopardize your freedom, family, reputation, job, and license. A criminal defense attorney who focuses on your interests can navigate the legal system, ensure your rights are protected, and aggressively pursue the best possible defense so you can put criminal charges behind you.

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Avoid the Penalties & Consequences of a Conviction

Being convicted of a crime can negatively impact every aspect of your life. Whether it’s misdemeanor assault or felony drug possession, the Court can impose consequences that can create debilitating conditions on your life.

  • Incarceration/Loss of freedom
  • Lost or Limited Job Prospects
  • Housing Issues
  • Loss of Gun Rights
  • Strained Relationships/Imposition of No Contact Orders
  • Financial Harm
  • Immigration Problems
  • Reduced or Revoked Child Custody
  • Travel Restrictions
  • License Suspension/Ignition Interlock requirements
  • Social Stigma
  • Loss of voting rights
  • Sex offender registration
  • Imposition of mental health or alcohol/drug treatment

Put Your Trust in Emerald City Law Group

As a Seattle criminal defense firm, our attorneys know how good people can be overwhelmed by the system. Trust us to provide open communication, aggressive advocacy, and unwavering representation during your most challenging times.

How Our Lawyers Defend You

Our defense lawyers act swiftly, representing you from start to finish. We start by getting to know you and listening to your perspective and position. We then scrutinize every detail of your case.

If evidence is illegally obtained or charges rely on unreliable testimony, we will challenge it. If it’s possible to secure a favorable resolution, we will. And if we can show you were falsely accused of a crime, we’ll fight to prove your innocence.

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Criminal Defense Attorney FAQs

Should I speak to the police without a lawyer?

No! You should always have legal representation before speaking to law enforcement. You can detrimentally harm yourself and your case by trying to clear things up yourself.

What rights do I have if arrested?

You have the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, and protection against self-incrimination and unreasonable searches. If a loved one is arrested, you can contact our firm on their behalf, and we can help preserve their rights and secure their release.

How much does a defense attorney cost in Seattle?

Fees vary based on the case’s complexity, and other factors. As part of your initial consultation, we‘ll discuss costs upfront so you know what to expect.

Can a defense lawyer reduce or dismiss my charges?

Depending on evidence, mitigation, proactive behavior, and humanizing factors, defense attorneys can often negotiate better resolutions. It’s also possible to secure a dismissal when evidence is deficient, witnesses or law enforcement lack credibility, and procedural errors are found.

Can a criminal record be expunged in Washington?

The laws regarding expungements in Washington are constantly evolving, and some convictions can now be sealed or expunged. However, eligibility criteria vary, so it’s best to consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer about your case and how to clear your record.

Can I just use the public defender?

Public defenders are attorneys the court appoints to represent individuals who can’t afford representation. They play a vital role in ensuring everyone can have legal representation regardless of their financial means. However, due to high caseloads, public defenders often cannot provide individualized attention. For a more focused, personalized defense, you should hire your own private attorney, who can dedicate more time and resources to your case.

Your Lawyer & Ally is Close By

Emerald City Law Group provides Seattle and the greater Washington area with high caliber legal representation for those facing criminal accusations. If you’ve been charged with a crime, call Emerald City Law Group right away.

Seattle – Local Areas Served

  • King County – Bellevue, Auburn, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Issaquah, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Sammamish, Seattle, & Woodinville
  • Snohomish County – Everett, Lynnwood, and Marysville.
  • Pierce County – Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, and Lakewood

Greater Washington

  • Grays Harbor
  • Kittitas County
  • Spokane County
  • Cowlitz County
  • Douglas County
  • Mason County
  • Skagit County
  • Thurston County
  • Island County
  • Mason County
  • Grays County
  • Kitsap County
  • Lewis County
  • Whatcom County
  • Whitman County
  • San Juan County