Criminal Defense Attorneys in Seattle, Washington
Defending You Against Criminal Charges
If you have been charged with a federal crime, such as illegal reentry after deportation, distribution of a controlled substance or another federal felony, Carney & Marchi has significant experience. You should know that federal cases can be extraordinarily complex, so you need attorneys with experience. Some criminal offenses involve the federal government prosecuting an individual for a crime.
Federal felonies can be more serious than state crimes and can have severe penalties. The FBI is the law enforcement agency that investigates federal felony charges while local law enforcement investigates state crimes. You should contact our office to speak to our experienced criminal defense attorneys who can help you resolve your case.
Accomplished Counselors Represent Clients in Assault Cases
In Washington, an assault charge covers both the actual and threatened use of force. Penalties for assault can include jail time and fines. However, we will aim to use every defense at our disposal, including the possibility that you acted in self-defense or in defense of another person to argue against a conviction. With half a century of criminal law experience, we will confidently defend you and strive to avoid severe sentences.
Dedicated Attorneys Defend Against DUI Charges
In Washington State, you can be charged with a DUI if you have a blood alcohol content of .08% or more, a THC concentration of at least five nanograms or more per milliliter of blood or are otherwise under the influence of substances. Penalties for DUIs include fines, jail time and suspended licenses. However, we can fight these charges in order to get a reduction in sentencing, which would allow you to undergo house arrest or a sobriety program in lieu of incarceration. In addition, we’ll work to plead down your DUI charge to a lesser offense in order to keep your record free of a DUI conviction.
Experienced Lawyers Represent Clients Accused of Drug Crimes
Even though recreational marijuana is legal in Washington under certain circumstances, drug crimes account for a significant amount of arrests. Whether you’ve been charged with possession, production or distribution of a controlled substance, we can defend you competently. In some cases, challenging how law enforcement officials obtained the evidence can prevent a conviction.
Skilled Attorneys Represent Individuals Facing Burglary Charges
Burglary, or entering someone else’s property with the intent to commit a crime, is a felony in Washington State. If convicted, you may be sentenced to jail time, forced to pay restitution, assigned community service or placed under house arrest. There are several defenses to a burglary charge, including the argument that the defendant had permission to enter the premises or didn’t intend to commit a crime. With our combined 50 years of experience, we have the know-how to apply every relevant defense and represent you aggressively in court.
Contact an Experienced Washington Criminal Defense Attorney
At Carney & Marchi, P.S., we serve criminal defense clients in our Seattle and Kennewick offices. To schedule an initial consultation, call us or contact us online.