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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 Beckwith Law any day of the week (including after hours) 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 criminal defense attorney should be consulted as soon as possible to protect your rights and defend you against further police actions and court orders. 

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

  • Domestic Violence - It is advisable to speak to a domestic violence attorney before communicating with the alleged victim. A No Contact Order is normally issued immediately and each violation is an additional criminal charge.
  • 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 fight to save your license.
  • Assault Charges - False or exaggerated accusations are often times made to police by witnesses or the alleged victim. Self-defense can be a very important defense strategy.
Experience & Focus

Cristine Beckwith 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 create an important advantage in your case.

Client Communication

The legal system is very complex and without adequate legal representation, it is very easy to feel confused and underrepresented. 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 updated as your case develops and you will be given the legal representation needed to make informed decisions about your options.


It can feel overwhelming when charged with DUI, Domestic Violence, or any criminal violation. 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 during 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. 

At Beckwith Law, we are available every day of the week (including after-hours) for a free consultation.

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Meet the Owner
Cristine Beckwith

Cristine Beckwith is exceptionally qualified to provide strong representation to clients facing a wide range of criminal charges. At Beckwith Law, each client receives personalized attention and an aggressive defense.

Cristine began her career as a Deputy Prosecutor for Pierce County. During her time as a Prosecutor, Cristine realized that her passion was not for building cases against people.

Her desire to fight for people accused of a crime caused her to change direction and focus on criminal defense. As a result, Cristine knows the legal system from both sides and can create opportunities that other attorneys often do not explore.

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  2. 2Criminal Defense Focus
  3. 3Reasonable Flat Fee

Fill out the contact form or call us at (253) 238-8273 for a free consultation.