How can a criminal defense attorney help me defend myself against criminal charges?
No criminal defense attorney can guarantee that he can clear you of criminal charges. What a criminal defense attorney can do is assess your situation and help you fight to reduce or eliminate some of the charges you are facing. Even if we are unable to get the charges dismissed, there may be options to reduce the penalties or seek a lesser charge.
Do I need a criminal defense attorney?
If you have been arrested and have any type of charges pending against you, you may need to hire an attorney. Washington State’s criminal laws are complex; there can be major differences between the penalties for a simple assault charge and an aggravated assault charge, for example. Each case may require unique evidence, which an attorney can help you secure, and case strategy, which an attorney can help create.
Hiring a criminal defense attorney also places someone on your side whose focus is giving you the representation and defense to which you are entitled. Fighting criminal charges alone can result in accepting penalties higher than necessary or missing out on potential plea bargains that can also reduce your sentence. Make sure you get legal defense to exercise and protect your rights.
What kind of cases do you handle?
This is one of the most important questions to ask a criminal defense attorney before you hire him. At Daryl Graves Law, PLLC we help clients facing the following charges.
- Traffic Offenses
- Domestic Violence
- Licensing Offenses
- Drug Crimes
- Hit and Run
- Assault Charges
- Armed Robbery
- Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance
- Possession of Controlled Substances without Legal Cause
- Possession of Controlled Substances with Intent to Distribute
- Illegally Manufacturing Controlled Substances
- Self Defense
We also handle other types of misdemeanor and felony charges, including juvenile crimes. Our criminal defense team can even help you before and after criminal charges have been filed. If you have not yet been charged with a crime and are under investigation by law enforcement, it is important that you contact us right away to help represent you during the pre-charge investigation.
Even if the court already convicted you of a crime, some criminal history can be sealed or erased through the expungement and vacation processes. Our law firm offers these services even if we did not handle your initial criminal case.
Contact Daryl Graves Law, PLLC for Criminal Defense Representation in Washington
From pre-charge representation to post-charge expungement and the entire criminal defense process in between, we are at your side every step of the way. When your future is at stake due to criminal charges, call us at 253-442-2947 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your legal rights and defense options.