The only "work" I enjoy more then a good jury trial is coaching kids. I love the joy... more
The only "work" I enjoy more then a good jury trial is coaching kids. I love the joy and revelation on their faces when they learn a new skill. My clients get a similar look when the jury says NOT GUILTY.
Hello, Since opening my ofice in 1992 I have focused on the aggressive defense of... more
Hello, Since opening my ofice in 1992 I have focused on the aggressive defense of persons accused of crime. Just some of the types of cases I have previously tried in front of a jury include murder, 3 strikes offenses, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, and traffic offenses such as DUI, physical control, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, and negligent driving.
If you are facing Criminal Charges, it is important to protect yourself by working... more
If you are facing Criminal Charges, it is important to protect yourself by working with a knowledgeable and an experienced criminal defense lawyer. A criminal conviction can result in jail time, force you to pay restitution and give you a criminal record that may follow you for the rest of your life. I havebeen protecting the interest of the criminally accused for over 20 years in the Pierce, K... 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
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
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