Criminal Defense Lawyers Seattle Wa

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Jun 17, 2015 (1 year and 4 months ago)


At St. Clair Law Offices, we have the resources and experience to handle virtually any type of criminal case in the Seattle, Tacoma, or Everett area.

Criminal Defense Lawyers Seattle WA

Seattle criminal defense attorney Coleen St. Clair is a highly experienced and regarded
Seattle criminal lawyer who has successfully defended
the rights of many with remarkable results. Having
handled tens of
thousands of criminal cases from DUI to
profile homicides, she has the skill, experience and
resources to provide you your best defense to DUI or
criminal charges.

If you are under investigation or charged with a DUI or
any criminal offense, you need
a top Seattle criminal
attorney. Choosing a lawyer to assist you could be the
most important decision you ever make. Who you choose
to represent you could make a tremendous
difference in

how your case is resolved. You must have a skilled,
knowledgeable and

highly experienced criminal defense lawyer or

DUI attorney to
represent you.

Former Senior Deputy Prosecutor

You must have
a criminal
attorney who
knows how it
Contrary to
common belief,
it is the
who decide whether to file cha
rges, not the police or a victim. This is the advantage of
having a former prosecutor defending you,

we've been there, and we know what evidence
they are looking for and know what evidence doesn't help them.

We know the strengths and weaknesses of their

case and the factors that influence their
decisions. We know police. We know how evidence is gathered, considered and presented.
When you choose Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney Coleen St. Clair you will get the benefit
of years of inside knowledge and r
esources on your side.

Seattle Drug Defense Attorney/Lawyer

It is important to speak with a drug defense attorney immediately following a drug arrest

even if you have not yet been charged. Important events are already occurring whether or
not you've even

received a court date. Drug laws in the State of Washington are some of the
strictest in the nation. The penalties for those convicted of drug crimes in Washington are
severe and can carry mandatory jail sentences and often, long prison sentences even for

first offenses. These penalties can increase significantly depending on such factors as
whether the offense occurs in certain areas, if any weapons are involved and any prior
offenses you may have. Drug crimes can result in seizure and forfeiture of your
and mandatory treatment requirements.

There are far reaching consequences to a drug charge which may affect; your employment,
your immigration status, your ability to obtain housing, obtain state or federal aid, attend
college, or maintain a licen
se. Hiring the right drug lawyer can make a difference in how
your case is resolved. You need an exceptional, experienced drug defense attorney who will
ensure your rights and interests are protected and who will thoroughly evaluate the
factual, scientific
, and legal issues in your case as well as help you address issues particular
to your situation and interests.

Washington DUI Charges

A driver can be charged with a DUI if he registers a .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
by way of a breath or blood te
st, or if there is other evidence of impaired driving under the
influence of alcohol or drugs. A person can be charged with DUI not only based on their
level of alcohol consumption based on a breath or blood test, but by evidence that shows
impairment alon

The DUI laws also apply to driving under the influence with drugs in one's system. This is
not limited to illegal drugs, but can also include marijuana, prescription, or over the
counter drugs as well.

Seattle Marijuana DUI attorney: Seattle
ett Free Consultation

Marijuana DUI Defense

If you are charged with a DUI based upon use of marijuana, you need a Marijuana DUI
defense lawyer who understands the law and has the experience to provide you your best
defense. The consequences for a marijuan
a DUI charge are the same as an alcohol related
DUI. Your car will be impounded; you will face license suspension, jail time, fines,
increased insurance costs, and probation and potential treatment requirements. There are
not only substantial consequence
s to a charge of DUI based on use of marijuana, there are
significant evidentiary issues involved in a marijuana DUI and you should consult an
experienced Marijuana DUI attorney as soon as possible.

Ms. St. Clair is an experienced marijuana DUI defense at
torney with over 25 years of
experience with marijuana charges and marijuana DUI's. She is a former senior prosecutor
who has handled thousands of marijuana DUI related offenses. She understands the
evidence relied upon by police and prosecutors and the we
aknesses and problems inherent
in that that evidence. More importantly she understands the substantial legal issues that
recent changes in the law will present to someone accused of a marijuana DUI in

Washington DUI Penalties: Seattle
Tacoma Free Consultation

In the State of Washington, all crimes are classified by what the maximum possible penalty
a judge could impose for the crime. The criminal charge of DUI is classified as a gross
misdemeanor. A gross misdemeanor has a
maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $5,000
fine. Some crimes, such as DUI have mandatory minimum penalties which prohibit the
judge from going lower than the proscribed penalty if someone is convicted of the offense.
These penalties are set by the legi
slature and are dependent on factors such as prior
offenses, the level of the breath test or whether a person refused a breath test.

The Criminal Justice System in Washington is Tough

Penalties for a DUI are some of the harshest in the nation and the cons
equences for a
conviction for any offense are far reaching. Your freedom and future are at stake.

At St. Clair Law Offices, we have the resources and experience to handle virtually any type
of criminal case in the Seattle, Tacoma, or Everett area. This in
cludes DUI charges to
murder and everything in between. Some particular areas of practice include: DUI/DWI,
domestic violence, traffic crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, juvenile defense,
and weapons charges.

Seattle Felony Attorney

If you or

someone you know has been charged with a felony, it is a frightening and stressful
ordeal. You are ultimately facing the possibility of jail or prison time, exorbitant fines
penalties, diminished employment opportunities, embarrassment, and emotional turm
with family and friends. Having the right criminal defense attorney can make all the
difference in the successful resolution of your case.

Whether through negotiations with the prosecution or taking your case to be tried before
judge or jury, Coleen St
. Clair has the experience and knowledge to fight for your freedom.
You have a right to understand and participate in every facet of your defense. Sometimes
the most disconcerting aspect of criminal charges is confusion over the penalties and lack
of famil
iarity with the criminal process. Criminal defense attorney Coleen St. Clair will
explain your options in light of potential penalties and will keep you informed every step of
the way. At St. Clair Law Offices we believe that open communication and vigorou
representation will best serve our clients and we are committed to achieving the best
results possible.

Ms. St. Clair has over 25 years experience in criminal law. She served 20 years as a senior
prosecutor for the State. She then turned her talent,
experience and powerful resources to
criminal defense, where she excels at handling both felony and misdemeanor defense.

At St. Clair Law Offices, we're committed to providing you with top notch legal support. We
approach every client with a focus on integ
rity, advocacy, and understanding. We fight for
you! Ms. St. Clair has a well
deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible,
and cost
effective legal representation to her clients. We offer high
quality legal work and
exceptional, personal

client service.

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