Federal Charges

Federal ChargesRegardless of the criminal charge you are facing, you need an experienced Washington Federal Criminal Defense Attorney. Here at Hester Law Group, all of our attorneys are very experienced in federal court. Federal court is much different from state court and if you are in federal court, you need an attorney who understands the ins-and-outs of federal court. Otherwise, a deadline could be missed, a pleading could be deemed invalid or any number of other detrimental things could occur in your case.  We are experienced, skillful and we will give you the attention and defense you deserve.

In defending your criminal case in Washington Federal Courts, 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. Knowing the importance of understanding of how the process works, we want to ensure you fully understand everything that happens. 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. We strive to make communication a priority for our clients to allow our clients to make smart, well-informed decisions.

Our focus is on our clients and their goals. We will guide you to make decisions based on your goals. Our top goal is always to have the assault charges dismissed. However, we understand your priorities may be avoiding jail time, avoiding a fine or avoiding a conviction on your criminal record. 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.

All of our Washington Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys are also 9th Circuit Appellate lawyers and can 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 will continue to fight for you through the appellate phase.

We treat each case individually and fight for what is best for you. In our experience, we have successfully tried numerous federal court criminal cases throughout 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 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.

At Hester Law Group, our Washington Federal 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.

Drug Trafficking

Drug Trafficking

Federal Drug Trafficking charges are taken very seriously by prosecutors, judges and the federal government. Drug trafficking includes delivering, selling, distributing and/or transporting controlled substances and is more serious than drug possession. However, you could be charged with trafficking if you are... Learn More

White Collar

White Collar

Our Washington White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in federal court for white collar crimes. We handle cases involving medicare fraud, healthcare fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement, credit card fraud, bankruptcy fraud and counterfeiting, mortgage fraud, mail fraud, forfeiture... Learn More

Conspiracy Charges

Conspiracy Charges

If you are facing a federal conspiracy charge, you could be looking at  up to 5 years imprisonment. Federal Conspiracy charges involve federal crimes that are committed by two or more individuals. Because of the nature of this charge, you could also... Learn More

Mail/Wire Fraud

Mail/Wire Fraud

Mail/Wire fraud is a federal crime that occurs when there is a scheme in place to deprive individuals of property through mail or wire methods. Mail/Wire fraud typically requires a scheme and is not applicable when it is an isolated incident transaction... Learn More

Environmental

Environmental

Regardless of the criminal charge you are facing, you need an experienced Washington Environmental 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 criminal cases and we will give you the attention and defense you deserve. Learn More