WA Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyer
Cristine Beckwith is a Puget Sound criminal lawyer who fights for her clients. She is a zealous advocate and proven negotiator who will work tirelessly on your defense.
At Beckwith Law, our mission is to fight your criminal charges and protect your legal rights, while providing clear options during each step of the process.
If you or a loved one is facing criminal accusations and need the help of an experienced Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, or DUI attorney, you can contact Beckwith Law any day of the week (including after hours) for a free consultation.
We are currently accepting clients who have cases in Pierce County, King County, Thurston County, Kitsap County, & Snohomish County.How to Avoid Common Mistakes after an Arrest
When accused of any crime in Washington State, it is very important that you stop all communication with the police. An experienced criminal defense attorney should be retained as soon as possible to protect your constitutional rights and defend you against further police actions and court orders.
Below are special considerations for our three most common practice areas:
- Domestic Violence - It is advisable to speak to a domestic violence attorney before attempting to communicate with the alleged victim. A No Contact Order is normally issued before release and each violation is an additional criminal charge.
- DUI - You or your attorney must request a hearing with the WA State DOL within 7 days of your arrest or your license will be automatically suspended. At this hearing, your DUI lawyer will fight to save your license.
- Assault Charges - False or exaggerated accusations are often made to police by witnesses or the alleged victim. Self-defense or mutual combat can be an important defense strategy.
Cristine Beckwith has been a Tacoma DUI attorney and criminal lawyer since 2004. To provide Beckwith Law clients with the highest level of legal representation, we work exclusively with cases that relate to Criminal Defense, DUI, Domestic Violence, and Juvenile Law.
This focus has earned Beckwith Law a strong reputation in the courts of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Thurston County. Our experience working with Prosecutors and Judges in courts such as Tacoma, Seattle, Kent, Puyallup, Olympia, Federal Way, and Lakewood, WA can create an important advantage in your case.Why is Attorney-Client Communication so Important?
The legal system is very complex and without adequate legal representation, it is very easy to feel confused and underrepresented.
At Beckwith Law, we believe in maintaining excellent communication with our clients, so clients are always aware of what is happening with their case. You will be updated as your case develops and you will be given the legal representation needed to make informed decisions about your options.What can a Good Criminal Attorney Accomplish?
It can feel overwhelming when charged with DUI, Domestic Violence, Assault, or any criminal charge. Even harder is when those allegations break apart your family or relationships.
A good criminal attorney can shoulder some of the stress of this process and allow you to focus on maintaining a quality of life that is often put on hold during the court process.
It is a good idea to have representation as soon as possible. This will give your criminal defense attorney a head start on trying to end the prosecution and prevent you from inadvertently making a mistake that harms your defense.
If Beckwith Law represents you on your pending case, you can be assured that you have a fierce negotiator and an experienced Tacoma criminal attorney on your side. We will not rest until every possible angle of your defense is fought and the best possible outcome is reached.
At Beckwith Law, we are available every day of the week (including after-hours) for a free consultation by phone.