My practice is focused almost entirely on sex offenses. This includes child... more
My practice is focused almost entirely on sex offenses. This includes child molestation and child pornography charges. While many of my clients have already been charged with a criminal offense, some are simply being investigated for such crimes. My office is situated in Seattle, but I handle these cases throughout the State.
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
Mr. Steinmetz represents people who are accused by the government of a crime or... more
Mr. Steinmetz represents people who are accused by the government of a crime or violating their licensing standards. The government makes mistakes, sometimes they accuse the wrong person or don't do a complete investigation. Mr. Steinmetz is a strong advocate who will assure that the truth comes out and help the court to understand the whole circumstances surrounding the accusations and to see ... view profile
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