The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield PLLC provides aggressive and unparalleled criminal defense services for individuals in Tacoma, Washington and the surrounding areas.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a criminal charge or accusation, we welcome your questions and have provided a brief overview of the cases we handle.
If you’ve been accused of any of the following crimes, it’s imperative that you seek representation right away. No matter the charge – we can help.
DUI / OVI CHARGES
Washington DUI charges can lead to mandatory jail time, the loss of your license, and a permanent criminal record. For a lot of people, a DUI is the first time they’ve encountered the criminal justice system and they will understandably have a lot of questions. A DUI doesn’t have to define your life because from the DUI court process to reinstating your license, we can help.
The drug laws in Washington are complex and if you are convicted of a drug crime, it can drastically impact your life for a very long time, including possible incarceration and difficulty finding a job. Whether you’ve been charged with drug possession or drug sales and delivery, you’ll need to know all your options. Don’t be taken by surprise.
In Pierce, King, and Snohomish counties, domestic violence charges are taken very seriously. In many cases, the police are obligated to make an arrest and even a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction can result in jail, thousands of dollars in fines, and a significant stain on your reputation. Learn how we can help.
Some crimes are punished more harshly than others. If you’ve been charged with a felony in Pierce, King, or Snohomish counties, you will be exposed to long periods of incarceration, staggering fines, and the life-altering impact of a felony conviction. You need knowledgeable and local representation. Start building a defense.
Theft crimes in Washington involve more than simply taking something that doesn’t belong to you. They are considered crimes of dishonesty and in addition to possible time behind bars, fines, and an enduring criminal record, the effects of a theft conviction can follow you forever. Learn what an attorney can do.
If your child has been charged with a crime, their case will likely be handled by Washington’s Juvenile Court System. Juvenile charges should never be underestimated and always pursued by a skilled legal professional. This system is not meant to be punitive and there are usually options including sealing juvenile records. Your child’s future is important. Protect it.
Good people make mistakes on the road. It’s bound to happen, but traffic tickets in Washington can result in significant costs to your driving record and your bank account. From higher insurance premiums to the loss of your license, learn what it takes to preserve your driving record.
Some offenses can change your life forever. Washington classifies “sex crimes” as a wide range of acts, from sexual assault to solicitation. These allegations are complex and a sex crime conviction can result in long prison terms and life-long sex offender registration. Defending against these claims takes a lot of skill and finesse, so don’t take chances and call an aggressive sex crimes attorney right away.
In Washington, both state and federal prosecutors make firearm offenses a top priority. Gun crimes carry the very real possibility of prison time in addition to permanently losing your gun rights upon conviction. If you have been charged with a gun crime in Washington, you need a committed and qualified attorney to defend your rights.
Find a Tacoma Attorney that works for you
At The Law Offices of Morgan Fletcher Benfield, PLLC, we know that good people can quickly find themselves in difficult situations, that they may not fully understand. That makes it critical to gather all the information you can and go over all your options with a compassionate and highly-motivated criminal defense attorney.