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Criminal Defense Attorneys | Lawyers

Serving Seattle / Tacoma with offices in Kent, Kirkland, & Lakewood

emphasizing DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug and Sex Crimes

Criminal Defense Attorneys 

If you have been charged with a crime, you need fast, smart, aggressive action from a criminal defense attorney who is concerned about you and your future

Our criminal defense attorneys have over 125 years of combined experience representing accused persons in courtrooms in the Seattle-Tacoma area, as well as throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, including persons charged with driving offenses from DUI to Vehicular Homicide, persons accused of Domestic Violence, from Assault to Malicious Mischief, Stalking and Violation of Court Orders, and persons accused of serious felonies including Murder, and Sex Crimes from Child Molestation to Rape, Possession of Child Pornography and Voyeurism.

Experience and Reputation Matter

Familiar with idiom "all bark and no bite?"  In criminal law, the skills associated with taking a case to trial, and the willingness to take a case to trial, are the strongest negotiating tools that a criminal defense attorney has.  Prosecutors become familar with those criminal defense attorneys who pose a real threat in the courtroom, and those who are all talk.  Attorneys who regularly try cases are in the superior negotiating position, and even better if they have a reputation for winning.  .

Of course, not every case goes to trial.  In fact, the vast majority don't. Furthermore, the decision to take a case to trial is always one that will ultimately made by you, the client.  However,  both you and, more importantly, the prosecution should know that your criminal defense lawyer is able to take you there should it be necessary to do so.

Intelligent and Aggressive Representation

The fact is, our criminal defense attorneys are in court everyday, appearing at preliminary hearings, arraignments and pre-trials, arguing motions, and trying cases in front of a jury. Where some lawyers might convince a client to plead guilty as charged, our attorneys have a reputation for intelligently and aggressively representing each individual at every stage of the criminal process. 

Judges, Attorneys, Cops and Former Clients

At Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S., we are proud of the fact that most of our clients arrive at our firm having been referred to us by people who are familiar with the quality of our representation, including referrals from the judges who we have appeared before, prosecutors and fellow attorneys who we have either opposed in the courtroom, or who are simply familiar with our reputations, cops who we have cross-examined and, most importantly, our present and former clients.

High Profile Cases

Our attorneys have represented people on cases that were in the media at both the national and local level.  We have been quoted in hundreds of newspapers, and appeared on television shows from King 5 News to Good Morning America and Anderson Cooper.


If You Are Looking to Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney

We offer a Free Consultation - and Evenings and Weekend Appointments if Needed


Contact Us

Monday through Friday 8:00 - 5:00

South King & Pierce County (253) 859-8840
Eastside (425) 454-9959
Seattle (206) 901-9984
Toll-Free 1-800-547-8639


Looking to Hire an Attorney After Hours or on a Weekend

Please Text Our Lawyers at: 206-909-2025, or 253-653-9899


or email us at: consultdefenselawyer@sbmhlaw.com


If Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S., already represents you,

(Including appointed clients in Kent, Kirkland, Shoreline, Bothell, Seatac, Kenmore and Sammamish)

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Free Initial Consultation: If you have been arrested on a criminal charge or injured as the result of another's conduct, you need a lawyer who answers your questions, makes you feel comfortable and fights for you. At Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S., the first phone call and first meeting are free.  If you have been arrested for crime, make sure you have a criminal defense attorney by your side defending your rights and preparing your defense. Call Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S., and talk to a lawyer now.

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Disclaimer: This information is not intended as legal advice or as a guarantee of the outcome of any future case. This is because every case has unique facts, and no one can ever guarantee results. Furthermore, this information does not establish an attorney client relationship. Any reliance on information contained herein is taken at your own risk.


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