Criminal Defense

Criminal DefenseRegardless of the criminal charge you are facing, you need an experienced Washington Criminal Defense Attorney. Here at Hester Law Group, all of our attorneys are experienced in both state and federal court. In fact, our 5 attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience defending cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to first degree capital murder. Whether your case is a misdemeanor or a felony, in state court or federal court, we will give you the attention and defense you deserve.

In defending your criminal case in Washington, we will explain the process and what you can expect as well as answer any questions you have. We know this may be your first experience in court. We want to ensure that you understand how the process works every step of the way. No question is too small. We also understand that you may be taking in a lot of information and are happy to answer questions again or in a different way if you are unclear on anything.

Our primary goal is to obtain a dismissal of the criminal charges. In some cases, you may decide to pursue an agreement to reduce the charges or lessen a fine or jail time. We have the experience to negotiate those agreements and advise you on the consequences of accepting or rejecting an agreement. We listen to your main goals and adjust our plan to focus on those goals.

Our 9th Circuit Appellate lawyers also handle appeals of criminal convictions.We petition, write and argue appeals, personal restrain petitions and writs of habeas corpus in both state and federal court. Similarly, we will explain this process and ensure you fully understand what is happening. We have successfully obtained numerous reversals of criminal convictions for clients who were wrongfully accused or victims of prosecutorial misconduct or ineffective assistance of counsel.

We treat each case individually and fight for what is best for you. In our experience, we have successfully tried both state and federal court criminal cases in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Arizona. We have handled high profile cases, navigating the media surrounding them and understand the need for anonymity for our clients. Through those cases, we have used techniques including using forensic experts for defenses involving computer and cell phone evidence , defenses of diminished capacity, insanity, self-defense as well as suppressing BAC and/or blood evidence in DUI cases. We know how to think outside the box and will use the necessary tools to fight for you.

Our Washington Criminal Defense Attorneys also handle cases involving departments of licensing. If you are facing a professional disciplinary action, administrative hearing, school expulsion or other licensing matters, we are here to help you. We understand the seriousness of these cases and that your livelihood may depend on the outcome of the case. Don’t take those hearings lightly. Even though you may not step foot in a courtroom, these are still legal cases and you need an experienced advocate on your team.

At Hester Law Group, our Washington Criminal Defense Attorneys provide the customer service of a small firm with the experience and knowledge of a larger firm. We put our clients first and will put all of our experience, knowledge and skills to fight for you.

We know this process can feel intimidating and overwhelming, and we know you want to make sure you have the right attorney on your side. Because of this, we offer free consultations. Contact us today to ensure you have the best criminal defense attorneys by your side.

Felony Defense

Felony Defense

Federal charges are serious. If facing such a charge you need a proven lawyer with trial experience in federal court. Learn More

Sex Offenses

Sex Offenses

Simply being accused of a sex offense can have life-long consequences. If you have been accused of such contact you need attorneys in your corner to make sure you make the right decisions. Learn More

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

When emotions are high, exaggeration is not uncommon. We work hard to investigate what really went on. Sometimes its best if two people go their separate ways forever. Other times, family reconciliation is the best answer. We work hard to serve the best interests of our clients charged with DV allegations. Learn More

Assault Charges

Assault Charges

We have successfully defended clients based on claims of self-defense. Credibility plays a significant role in these cases, and we work hard to properly secure evidence favorable to our clients. False confessions? False eyewitness identification? We’ve got the training and experience to handle your case. Learn More

DUI/Traffic Misdemeanor

DUI/Traffic Misdemeanor

You deserve experienced counsel if you are facing a DUI. Your license will typically be in jeopardy twice. Once by the Washington State DOL, the other by the courts. If you have been arrested for DUI, you need to act very quickly in order to protect your chance of retaining your WA State License. Learn More