Tacoma Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyer

Cristine Beckwith is a Tacoma criminal lawyer who is dedicated to defending her clients. She is a zealous advocate and proven negotiator who will work hard on your behalf. Her mission is to fight for and protect your legal rights, while providing clear options during each step of the process.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and needs the help of an experienced Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, or DUI attorney, please contact Cristine any day of the week for a free consultation.

Criminal Accusations in Pierce County & King County

When accused of any crime in Washington State, it is very important that you stop all communication with the police. An experienced Tacoma criminal lawyer should be consulted as soon as possible to protect your rights and defend you against further police actions or court orders. 

Below are a few examples of criminal charges with special considerations.

  • DUI - You 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 attempt to save your license.
  • Domestic Violence - It is advisable to speak to a domestic violence attorney before communicating with the alleged victim. A No Contact Order may be issued immediately and a violation is an additional criminal charge.
  • Assault Charges - False or exaggerated accusations are common. Self-defense can be an important defense strategy.
Experience & Focus

Cristine has been a Tacoma DUI attorney and criminal lawyer since 2004. In order to provide her clients with the highest level of legal representation, she works exclusively with cases that relate to Criminal Defense, DUI defense, Domestic Violence defense, and Juvenile defense.

This focus has helped Cristine earn a strong reputation in the courts of King, Pierce, and Thurston County. Her experience working with Prosecutors and Judges in courts such as Tacoma, Seattle, Puyallup, Olympia, Federal Way, and Lakewood, WA can be valuable to your defense.


The legal system is very complex and without adequate legal representation, it is very easy to feel confused. Cristine believes in maintaining excellent communication with her clients, so that her clients are always aware of what is happening with their case. You will be kept informed as your case develops and you will be given the legal representation needed to make informed decisions about your options.


There is nothing easy about being charged with DUI, Domestic Violence, or any criminal wrongdoing. Even harder is when those allegations break apart your family or relationships. 

A good attorney can shoulder some of the stress of this process and allow you to focus on maintaining a quality of life that is often times put on hold through the court process.

If Cristine 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. Cristine will not rest until every possible angle of your defense is fought and until the best possible outcome is reached.

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