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Bellingham, WA Criminal Defense Lawyers

82 lawyers specializing in Criminal Defense are available in the Bellingham, WA area.

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Bellingham has 82 Criminal Defense Attorneys with 639 Reviews

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    Robert David Butler

    Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC
    1303 Commercial St. Suite #4, Bellingham, WA
    23 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 30 years
    Aggressive Defense Counsel with Over 28+ Years of Experience.
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    Michael P Brodsky

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    Law Office of Michael Brodsky
    120 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA
    74 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.1 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 27 years
    Aggressive Representation for DUIs & Criminal Charges . Don’t settle for a less experienced lawyer!

    Practice area
    30% Criminal Defense, 20% DUI & DWI, 10% Expungement and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 1998
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    Emily Caitlin Beschen

    Beschen Law PLLC
    103 East Holly Street, Suite 512, Bellingham, WA
    36 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 12 years
    Emily C. Beschen is an attorney with Beschen Law PLLC. She focuses her practice primarily on defending those accused of criminal conduct and protecting the privacy rights and civil rights of individuals.
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    Jeffrey Alan Lustick

    Lustick Law Firm
    2000 West Bakerview Rd, Suite A, Bellingham, WA
    67 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 26 years
    Jeffrey Lustick is an lawyer, former military JAG attorney, and part-time judge in Northwest Washington State. He is currently providing citiminal defense in Whatcom and Skagit Counties and aviation-related legal services to the aviation community...
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    Douglas R. Hyldahl

    Douglas Hyldahl, P.S.
    1303 Commercial St., Suite 5, Bellingham, WA
    17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 40 years
    I have 35 years experience representing persons accused of crime. I have defended my clients against accusations ranging from simple misdemeanors to capital offenses. I believe that thorough investigation of the facts and research of the law, comb...
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    Alexander Floyd Ransom

    Law Office Alexander F. Ransom, PLLC
    119 North Commercial Street, Suite #1420, Bellingham, WA
    67 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 18 years
    Attorney Alexander F. Ransom provides professional and zealous legal services in criminal law. Alexander routinely handles cases in the District and Superior Courts of Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties as well as in all of the local municipa...
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    Paul Richmond

    Paul Richmond, Attorney at Law
    119 North Commercial Street, Suite 1225, Bellingham, WA
    25 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 21 years
    I will work diligently to assess your problem and work with you to obtain the best available outcome. Offering remote consultations as available, just call!

    Practice area
    15% Criminal Defense, 40% Divorce & Separation, 15% Consumer Protection and more

    Cost
    RetainerSometimes

    License
    WA, Active since 2002
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    Adrian Martinez Madrone

    Victory Legal Services, PLLC
    222 Grand Ave, Suite A, Bellingham, WA
    55 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 16 years
    As a partner in Victory Legal Services, PLLC, I focus on defending people who face criminal charges. I have developed particular knowledge and training regarding DUI charges, which I use to assist my clients. I also work extensively in defending a...
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    Ziad Iskandar Youssef

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    Law Offices of Ziad I. Youssef, PLLC
    1828 Franklin Street, STE D, Bellingham, WA
    36 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 20 years
    12 Years of Proven Experience & Great Results: Research, Investigation, Negotiations & Trial!

    Practice area
    25% Criminal Defense, 30% DUI & DWI, 30% Car Accidents and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutesHourly Rates$350-475 per hourContingency25%-50%

    License
    WA, Active since 2003
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    David Alan Nelson

    301 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA
    8 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 37 years
    David Nelson has been practicing criminal law for 28 years in Whatcom County. He handles DUI cases, Domestic Violence cases (all types of misdemeanor matters), Sex Offenses, all Felony charges and Murder cases. In September 2013 Dave and his defen...
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    Thomas Paul Lyden

    Keating & Lyden, LLC
    114 W. Magnolia Street, Suite 440, Bellingham, WA
    12 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 16 years
    I was born and raised in Washington State and love living in the Northwest. I attended the University of Washington where I studied politics and philosophy and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree. I continued on to law school at the University of Id...
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    Carl A Munson

    119 N Commercial St Ste 860, Bellingham, WA
    19 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.4 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 26 years
    I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane in 1997. I started working as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Yakima County Prosecutor’s office that fall. As a Deputy Prosecutor, I prosecuted cases from Driving Under the Influence to serio...
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    Mark Aaron Kaiman

    Lustick Kaiman & Madrone PLLC
    222 Grand Avenue, Suite "A", Bellingham, WA
    17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 22 years
    Attorney Mark A. Kaiman is a 1997 graduate of Washington State University, and graduated with honors from Syracuse University College of Law in 2000. Even though he went to law school in New York State, Mark's northwest roots brought him back home...
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    Jason R. Smith

    LAW FIRM OF JASON R. SMITH
    114 W. Magnolia Street, Suite 437, Bellingham, WA
    5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.3 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 21 years
    Mr. Smith is owner and lead attorney at the Law Firm of Jason R. Smith. He grew up in Canada playing ice-hockey which as a teenager included competition overseas in Russia, Sweden and Finland. Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Victoria in...
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    Thomas Henry Fryer

    Grochmal & Fryer, PC
    114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 315, Bellingham, WA
    4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.1 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 30 years
    Tom has significant experience with very serious cases such as homicide, sex offenses, drug cases, and three-strikes cases. His jury trial experience far exceeds that of most lawyers in our community. Tom has had a number of successful jury verdic...
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    David Nelson Jolly

    Law Firm Of David N. Jolly Ps
    218 W. Champion Street, Bellingham, WA
    82 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 26 years
    I have more than 23 years of experience in Washington State representing those accused of DUI and driving crimes. It is a privilege representing people and I work very hard at gaining the best result for every client I represent. I have published ...
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    Aaron Lukoff

    PO BOX 1153, Bellingham, WA
    5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.1 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 19 years
    Review: I hired Mr. Lukoff to take care of a traffic infraction--I couldn't afford to have it go on my record. He got the ticket completely dismissed, and I didn't have to do anything but pay the fee (which was very reasonable considering that now I don't...
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    Andrew Schwarz

    ANDREW SCHWARZ
    119 N COMMERCIAL ST, SUITE 1225, Bellingham, WA
    5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 36 years
    Nobody wants to have to hire a lawyer, but when you do, do it well. Money spent now on high quality legal help may prevent lots of heart ache later. When serious matters arise, you want to be able to say, "No matter what the outcome, I gave it eve...
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    Patrick Terrance Lackie

    Office of Patrick T. Lackie
    2003 D Street, Bellingham, WA
    11 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.9 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 22 years
    I'v e been practicing law in Washington state for 17 years. When working on a clients case, i bring years of experience and courtroom knowledge. I work dilligently on behalf of all my clients and strive to obtain the best outcomes in case.
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    Mark E Bratlien

    Bratlien Law Firm
    119 N. Commercial Street, Suite 195 B, Bellingham, WA
    6 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.3 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 20 years
    Mark Bratlien started his criminal justice career in 1976 as a military policeman in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany for his three year tour of duty. After being honorably discharged, Mark worked his way through college. He earned a Bac...

If you have criminal charges, you will need a good defense strategy to have your case dismissed by the judge or get a reduced sentence. An experienced criminal defense attorney will represent you in court and defend you against criminal charges. They review the materials, devise a defense strategy to appeal to the judge or jury, and effectively negotiate the terms for dismissal if it is an option. They are familiar with Washington state and local Whatcom County laws to justify your actions. Whatcom County criminal defense attorneys handle criminal cases ranging from assault, battery, and theft. They ensure a loss of liberty, property, or children does not occur.

How much does a criminal defense lawyer charge per hour in the Bellingham area

Based on Attorneys' reported rates, you should expect to pay between $144.00 and $169.00 per hour. This rate may be dependent on factors like experience and different specializations within criminal defense.

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Nearby Courthouses

Superior Court Clerk
Superior Court, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-778-5560Court Website | Get Directions

Whatcom County District Court
Civil and Criminal Court, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 401
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-778-5400Court Website | Get Directions

Whatcom County Superior Court
Superior Court, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 301
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-778-5560Court Website | Get Directions

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