Tacoma Criminal Defense Attorney
Finding you options, keeping you informed, defending your rights.
Tacoma Criminal Defense Lawyer
Washington’s legal system can be intimidating and unforgiving. Protect yourself, your future, and your freedom.
If you have been arrested for a criminal or felony offense it is likely a confusing and difficult time in your life, which is why you need an experienced Tacoma Criminal Defense Attorney in your corner. For a lot of people, a criminal arrest is their first experience with the criminal justice system and it can get complicated and a little nerve-wracking.
Contact our Tacoma Criminal defense team for a free consultation. Call (253) 518-3643
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.
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 County, 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 county 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 be 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.
Our Only Focus is You
When you are represented by our Tacoma criminal defense team, you can be assured that an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney is advocating for you and fighting for the result you need to see when criminal charges put everything in jeopardy.
We realize that your case is as distinct as you are, and that’s why we take great pride in getting to know every client, what’s important to them, and finding an outcome that puts them in the best position to put their charges behind them. Beginning with a free, no-risk consultation, an attorney from our Tacoma criminal defense team will meet with you personally, discuss what led to your charges, and offer real and attainable solutions. From there, we will craft a plan of action to achieve your goals. This includes aggressively negotiating for dismissal if it is warranted, working to reduce the charges based on the facts, or securing a manageable sentence that fairly relates to your situation.
What Sets Morgan Fletcher Benfield Apart
- We exclusively handle criminal charges
- A commitment to remaining responsive and keeping you informed from start to finish
- Local knowledge of the Tacoma court system and what can make a difference for you
- A deep understanding of what it takes to obtain the best outcomes and how to get results
- Aggressive advocacy at every turn and a meticulous approach to crafting your defense
- Top quality criminal defense for reasonable fees
Upfront Fees for the Defense Your Deserve
We are committed to providing our clients with quality and affordable legal representation to those facing criminal charges in Tacoma, Washington, and throughout Pierce County. Our fees will always be discussed up-front and based on your situation, the intricacy of the charges, as well as the time and work involved.
Our rates are always flat, so you won’t be surprised by unexpected trial costs or fees. We also offer sliding scale options to those that qualify. We encourage you to call our offices and schedule a free, no-risk case evaluation, where we will discuss how we can help and provide you with a flat fee for our services.