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Tacoma, WA Criminal defense lawyers (391 attorneys, 2136 reviews)

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  • Jason Newcombe
    Our Tacoma Offices
    201 St. Helens Ave #204, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 105 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Our four lawyers focus on DUI, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Bankruptcy, PI, and Traffic Tickets.

    Practice area
    40% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 10% Divorce and separation, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 1999

  • Michael Stewart
    The Law Office of Michael Austin Stewart
    1105 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 34 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    We are defined by how we meet life's challenges. Let's meet and traverse these challenges together!

    Practice area
    75% Criminal defense, 25% DUI and DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 1994

  • Timothy Healy
    Vindicate Criminal Law Group
    1201 Pacific Ave, Suite 1503, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 95 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I win cases. What else do you need to know? Call me.
  • Bret Woody
    Eloquence Law, PLLC.
    1201 Pacific Ave #600, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 137 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Representing DUI, Domestic Violence, Violent Crime, Infractions, and Gun Rights Restorations
  • Jordan Foster
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    1008 S. Yakima Ave, Ste 100, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Tacoma/Pierce County Criminal Defense Lawyer. Call to speak directly with me - not an assistant!

    Practice area
    50% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 10% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 2004

  • Kent Underwood
    Law Office of Kent W. Underwood, P.S.
    705 South 9th Street, Suite 205, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 31 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    A Conviction, Charge Or Investigation Can Have Significant Consequences. Kent W. Underwood Can Help!
  • James White
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    Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC
    717 TACOMA AVE S., Suite C, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 27 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    24/7! Phones Answered. Hablamos Español. Free Consultation call 253-201-2624

    Practice area
    50% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 11% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 1997

  • Derek Smith
    Derek Smith
    717 Tacoma Ave. S, Suite C, Suite C, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 15 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Veteran of thousands of criminal felony and misdemeanors. Compassionate Counsel, Passionate Defense.
  • Cristine Beckwith
    Open for Business

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    Cristine Beckwith, Attorney at Law
    1115 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 24 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    "Cristine is compassionate with clients, but she is tough when she fights your criminal charges."

    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 30% Domestic violence, 30% DUI and DWI, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 2004

  • Carrie Fulton-Brown
    Vindicate Criminal Law Group
    1201 Pacific Ave. Ste. 1503, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 30 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Jury's Love Carrie - Another 2019 Not Guilty Verdict!
  • Heather Straub
    Law Offices of Heather R. Straub, PLLC
    902 S 10th St, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 37 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    For over 15 years, I've been a criminal trial attorney, and I have nearly 20 years total legal experience.  I enjoy fighting for my clients - most of whom are facing the toughest challenge of their lives.  When I opened my private firm in 2011, I ...
  • Daniel Gerl
    PUGET LAW GROUP
    708 Broadway, Suite 400, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 35 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I am a former prosecuting attorney with over ten years experience handling DUI and other criminal cases in the Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia area and throughout Western Washington. I went to law school with the goal of becoming a prosecutor and began my ...
  • James Feldman
    James B Feldman PSC
    4947 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA
    4.5 stars 14 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    When you're in trouble, a good lawyer can help.

    Practice area
    15% Criminal defense, 25% DUI and DWI, 25% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutesHourly Rates, $250-$500/hour

    License
    WA, Active since 1986

  • Kelsey Ault
    Horwath Law
    1117 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 31 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I understand that being charged with a criminal offense can be a daunting experience. The court system can be confusing, difficult and frustrating. I always strive to give you the strongest possible legal defense, as well as provide you with the ...
  • Gina Buskirk
    Puget Law Group
    708 Broadway, Suite 400, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 22 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Gina Buskirk was born and raised in Washington. As a daughter from a blue collar Boeing family, she set her sights on being the first woman in her family to graduate from college. She worked her way through college earning her J.D. from Seattle Un...
  • Anna Woods
    615 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 10 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Review: “Fought aggressively in and out of court, had great results. Kept me informed of what was going on and answered all of my questions”
  • Bayly Miller
    C. Bayly Miller, Attorney at Law
    1008 South Yakima Ave, Suite 201, Tacoma, WA
    4.5 stars 18 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Family related crimes are crimes that occur within a family.
  • Kenneth Blanford
    Blanford Law
    705 S 9th Street, Suite 303, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 24 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    It's essential to get a good sense of what we're all about. Beyond being aware of what type of law we practice, defining who we are is just as important. Obviously, selecting a criminal defense attorney is a critical decision. A firm with experien...
  • John Cyr
    Law Offices of Johnson & Cyr, PLLC
    1105 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 21 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    I represent people accused of serious felony and misdemeanor offenses throughout the State of Washington. I make a personal investment in every case that comes across my desk and I fight hard to reach the best possible outcome for every client.
  • Sean Wickens
    602 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA
    5.0 stars 7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.8  
    Licensed
    Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights and Your Future

Tacoma, Washington has seen a decrease in recent years of violent crimes like murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery. However, property crimes such as theft, particularly motor vehicle theft, and burglary occur at rates higher than the national average. If you are accused of a crime in Tacoma, having a competent defense attorney can mean the difference between acquittal and being found guilty, or between a deferred sentence or the maximum penalty. A criminal defense attorney can help you to represent yourself in the best possible light, from initial questioning through the arrest and trial. A good criminal defense lawyer can also help you stay out of jail prior to the trial and find exculpatory evidence, forcing the prosecution to truly prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Citizens facing criminal charges can lose their liberties and be forced to pay fines. In many cases, criminal charges result in jail time. If you recently have been accused of criminal charges such as robbery, vehicle theft, larceny, or assault in Pierce County, finding a criminal defense attorney based in Pierce County will improve your chances of reducing the severity of the charges. These attorneys are familiar with Washington state law as it relates to criminal charges and local legal proceedings. They will work with you to find the best strategy to get you the best outcome possible.

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

Based on Attorneys' reported rates, you should expect to pay between $144.00 and $232.00 per hour. This rate may be dependent on factors like experience and different specializations within criminal defense.