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Tacoma, WA Criminal defense lawyers (405 attorneys, 2197 reviews)

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  • Law Office of Kent W. Underwood, P.S.
    705 South 9th Street, Suite 205, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    A Conviction, Charge Or Investigation Can Have Significant Consequences. Kent W. Underwood Can Help!
  • Puget Law Group
    708 Broadway, Suite 400, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    COVID-19: VIDEO AND PHONE CONFERENCING AVAILABLE Puget Law Group is leading the way for client service and communication during the COVID-19 crisis. We are available to meet with you or love ones by video or phone, Puget Law Group, we believe that...
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    Law Offices of Smith & White, PLLC
    717 TACOMA AVE S., Suite C, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    24/7! Phones Answered. Hablamos Español. Free Consultation call 253-201-2624
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    Practice area
    50% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 11% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
    Some lawyers offer a free consultation to help determine whether their services are right for your legal needs
    60 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 1997

  • Puget Law Group
    708 Broadway, Suite 400, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    COVID-19: VIDEO AND PHONE CONFERENCING AVAILABLE Puget Law Group is leading the way for client service and communication during the COVID-19 crisis. We are available to meet with you or love ones by video or phone, free of charge.
  • Our Tacoma Offices
    201 St. Helens Ave #204, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe provides legal services throughout Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound Region in the following areas: Criminal Defense DUI Defense Divorce and Family Law Bankruptcy Civil Traffic Infractions ...
  • The Law Office of Michael Austin Stewart
    1105 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    We are defined by how we meet life's challenges. Let's meet and traverse these challenges together!
  • Derek Smith
    717 Tacoma Ave. S, Suite C, Suite C, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Veteran of thousands of criminal felony and misdemeanors. Compassionate Counsel, Passionate Defense.
  • 615 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA
    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”
  • Puget Law Group
    708 Broadway, Suite 400, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    COVID-19: VIDEO AND PHONE CONFERENCING AVAILABLE Puget Law Group is leading the way for client service and communication during the COVID-19 crisis. We are available to meet with you or love ones by video or phone, Puget Law Group, we believe that...
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    Open for Business

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    1008 S. Yakima Ave, Ste 100, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Tacoma/Pierce County Criminal Defense Lawyer. Call to speak directly with me - not an assistant!
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    Practice area
    50% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 10% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
    Some lawyers offer a free consultation to help determine whether their services are right for your legal needs
    30 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 2004

  • Law Offices of Heather R. Straub, PLLC
    902 S 10th St, Tacoma, WA
    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...
  • Blanford Law
    705 S 9th Street, Suite 303, Tacoma, WA
    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...
  • Puget Law Group
    708 Broadway, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    COVID-19: VIDEO AND PHONE CONFERENCING AVAILABLE Puget Law Group is leading the way for client service and communication during the COVID-19 crisis. We are available to meet with you or love ones by video or phone, free of charge.
  • Puget Law Group
    708 Broadway, suite 400, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    “Being accused of a crime can cost you everything. For most, it is a scary, intimidating, and daunting challenge. With stakes so high you need and deserve an attorney with the experience and expertise who is willing to meet the challenge with you....
  • Wallis Law Firm, PLLC
    1101 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Mr. Wallis' aggressive practice emphasizes personal injury, criminal defense of innocent people and civil litigation.  Mr. Wallis worked as a federal extern for the Honorable Thomas Coffin, U.S. District Court.  From there he was hired by Bill Bar...
  • Law Offices of Johnson & Cyr, PLLC
    1105 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma, WA
    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.

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.