Jeff is a former Prosecuting Attorney and is an experienced trial lawyer who limits... more
Jeff is a former Prosecuting Attorney and is an experienced trial lawyer who limits his practice to the areas of Personal Injury, DUI and Criminal Defense. Jeff is the author of "Defending DUI's-A Defense Perspective", which is a reference book published for attorneys in the "Law and Practice Manual" attorney Deskbook Series. Jeff has also been honored with the distinction of being named a "Top... view profile
Derek brings more than 15 years of criminal law experience to the Tacoma attorney... more
Derek brings more than 15 years of criminal law experience to the Tacoma attorney team of Smith and White. His work as a prosecutor, judge, and defense attorney provide him valuable insight into Washington criminal defense law. Derek tried hundreds of criminal defense cases, including in the state Court of Appeals and Washington State Supreme Court, as a prosecutor with the cities of Seattle a... view profile
If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney who has worked on your particular type of case to provide you with the best defense. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows what information the government will need to prove your guilt. The defense attorney will also know what information you need to prove your innocence, including whether there are any legal rules justifying your actions.