Seattle Criminal & DUI Defense Lawyer
More Than 45 Years of Combined Experience
If you've been criminally charged, you need a Seattle criminal defense attorney to represent you. Sometimes the criminal justice process can be overwhelming. Anyone who has been accused of a criminal action may be facing uncertainty in these trying times. Where do I turn? Who can I trust? What's going to happen to me?
Beginning with an arrest, the entire legal process leading up to a conviction can be a traumatic experience for any person. Once formal charges are actually filed against you, or you face the possibility of having charges filed in the future, you need the comfort of knowing that an experienced and reputable attorney is on your side.
At Baker, Lewis, Schwisow & Laws, PLLC, a knowledgeable and professional member of our criminal defense attorney team can help you. We're proud to have represented and helped hundreds of clients who have been in the exact same place you are right now. We realize the amount of stress you are under and will always acknowledge the severity and seriousness of your situation. Unlike other law firms where the attorneys can be impersonal and not take into consideration your individual needs, the criminal lawyers at our firm will always provide you with personal, concentrated service. A client should not have to wonder if his or her attorney is doing anything on their case, will take their phone call, or show up to court when they are supposed to. We take pride in having your needs be our top priority.
Our Seattle, WA Office Location:
200 West Mercer Street #411
Seattle, WA 98119
Whether this is your first arrest or if you already have a criminal record and have been through this process before, there is no question that your future will be on the line. The steps you take at this immediate moment may serve to either positively or negatively impact the outcome of your case. It is absolutely crucial that you get in contact with a Seattle criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible, even if you have not been formally charged. Law enforcement officials can start quickly after an arrest to gather enough evidence against you to allow the prosecuting attorney to move forward with formal charges. By exercising your right to legal counsel early in the process, you can sometimes avoid charges or receive a reduced charge. Our skilled team can conduct a pre-file investigation on your behalf to help you during the investigatory phase of legal proceedings.
Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle
If you have been arrested in the Seattle area, you should act immediately to contact our criminal defense law firm. We represent our clients in cases related to
DUI, various types of
driving offenses, all types of
assault, and more.
Even if the charge seems minor or irrelevant, you may want to consider talking to a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Even the lowest level of criminal offense could result in jail time, probation, fines, and loss of privileges such as a driver's license. The last thing that you want is criminal record following you for the rest of your life. In handling all types of criminal law cases, our firm fights to help clients avoid the many serious penalties associated with criminal convictions of all kinds, including imprisonment, fines, restitution, community service, probation, and sex offender registration if they are facing
sex crime charges.
We also fight to help them avoid having a misdemeanor or felony conviction on their record, which may result in limited employment opportunities in the future. We represent adult and juvenile defendants alike, taking care to provide the level of aggressive representation combined with the personalized service that we believe they deserve. In addition to handling criminal charges, we can help you if you were previously convicted of a crime and are interested in
clearing your record. This can positively influence your ability to gain employment and can help you with matters related to financial, housing and educational opportunities.
Have you been arrested for drunk driving in Seattle, WA?
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), more than 1.4 million drivers were arrested for drunk driving in 2010. If you have found yourself facing these types of criminal charges, it is extremely important that you do not waste a moment in contacting an experienced Seattle DUI lawyer who you trust to help protect our legal rights. The state of Washington does not take these types of criminal charges lightly – even for a first time conviction, you could be facing
penalties that include up to a year of imprisonment, fines that range up to $5,000, as well as a 90 day suspension of your driver's license and the installation of an ignition interlock device. For each subsequent charge, the penalties only grow more severe. If you are interested in learning more about how our firm can help with these types of charges, we encourage you to
visit our DUI section and read more. You can also call us today to schedule your initial case consultation.
Contact a Seattle Criminal & DUI Defense Attorney Today
Whether you have been charged with a gross misdemeanor crime such as DUI, or a more serious offense such as a felony, a Seattle criminal defense attorney from our firm can provide you with the quality representation you deserve. No matter how minor or severe your charges may seem, our attorneys have the training and experience it will take to positively resolve your criminal case. Your choice of a lawyer will be a huge factor in determining how successful your case will be, and this decision should not be taken lightly.
When you choose our Seattle-based law firm to represent you during your criminal case, you will have the opportunity to meet directly with the lawyer who will be representing you throughout your trial. This meeting will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the charges filed against you and can help your lawyer to begin collecting evidence, information, and witness testimonies that may benefit you in clearing you of criminal charges. The law offices of Baker, Lewis, Schwisow & Laws, PLLC will provide you with individualized service to keep you updated on the status of your case throughout the entire judicial process. You can rest assured that you will be receiving quality legal counsel to defend your rights. Contact us today to learn how we can help you!
Our firm proudly serves clients in the Kent, Renton, Bellevue and Kirkland areas.