I have lived and practiced law in Everett, WA for 17 years. I love my job because my... more
I have lived and practiced law in Everett, WA for 17 years. I love my job because my clients face all of the resources of the police, prosecutors, and a court system that can be baffling and intimidating. As my clients' defender I am often the only person standing up for them. I am the proud father of a 14 year old daughter, and my ex-wife and I, who is also an excellent attorney, often col... view profile
Anna Goykhmanâ€™s litigation practice focuses on the defense of persons accused of... more
Anna Goykhmanâ€™s litigation practice focuses on the defense of persons accused of serious crimes, with a special emphasis on sex crimes, drug offenses, juvenile offenses and Driving Under the Influence. She received her law degree from the UW at the age of 22. Two years later she defended her first of several murder cases. She has been named "Rising Star" by Washington Law and Politics Magazine.
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.