Criminal Defense


Assisting Clients with an Array of Criminal Matters in King County

Being accused of a crime in the PNW is an overwhelming and terrifying experience for many people. If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime in Washington, it’s important to remember that you still have rights. The experienced Seattle criminal defense attorney at Hale Law Enterprises is prepared to defend those rights. With more than 25 years of experience, Attorney Matthew Hale is capable of defending you against even the most serious of charges, including vehicular homicide, domestic violence, sex crimes, and murder in Washington. No matter the complexity of your situation, the firm can provide you with the sound legal counsel and outstanding representation you need. Whether you or your loved one is facing firearms charges, accusations of theft, assault, or reckless driving, you can rely on Hale Law Enterprises.

Call our King County criminal law firm today at (206) 207-4776 to schedule a free initial consultation with Seattle Criminal Attorney Hale.

What is a DEFEnse Attorney?

A defense attorney is a legal professional representing individuals or organizations in criminal cases. The primary goal of a defense attorney is to defend their client's rights and ensure that they receive a fair trial. 

A defense attorney performs various duties to represent their client's interests in a criminal case. Here are some of the things that a defense attorney may do:

  • Investigate the case: A criminal defense attorney will thoroughly investigate the facts of the case and gather evidence that could support the client's defense.
  • Advise the client: They will advise their client on their legal rights, the potential consequences of their charges, and what to expect during the legal process.
  • Represent the client in court: criminal lawyers will represent their client in court, arguing on their behalf and advocating for their rights.
  • Negotiate plea bargains: If appropriate, a criminal defense attorney may negotiate with the prosecution to reach a plea bargain that reduces their client's charges or penalties.
  • Cross-examine witnesses: They will cross-examine witnesses presented by the prosecution and challenge the evidence against their client.
  • File motions: Your lawyer may file motions with the court to suppress evidence, dismiss charges, or request a change of venue.
  • Appeal decisions: If their client is found guilty, a Seattle criminal defense attorney may file an appeal to challenge the verdict or sentence.

Overall, our main goal as criminal defense attorneys is to ensure that their client's legal rights are protected and that they receive a fair trial.

Trusted Representation from a Skilled Seattle Criminal Lawyer

Facing criminal charges in Seattle is a serious matter, one that requires swift, reliable assistance from an experienced Seattle defense attorney.

At Hale Law Enterprises, Attorney Hale provides his clients with:

  • Aggressive representation from investigation to trial
  • Sound legal counsel and answers to their questions
  • Thorough preparation and attention to detail
  • Knowledge gained from extensive litigation experience
  • Complimentary case evaluations/consultations
  • Legal services in both English and Spanish

Seattle Attorney Hale has successfully fought for the rights of thousands of individuals, including executives at Northwest companies, NBA athletes, and good people accused of serious crimes. Over the course of two decades, he has gained an in-depth knowledge of how prosecutors and law enforcement work. He knows what to look for when building your case and will leave no angle unexamined.

Contact Hale Law Enterprises at (206) 207-4776 Today

When you need a trusted criminal defense attorney in Seattle, you can rely on Hale Law Enterprise. The firm can help you navigate the daunting legal process, offering honest advice and compassionate guidance as it works to aggressively advocate for your rights. Attorney Matthew T. Hale has the necessary resources, skills, and working knowledge of the legal system to assist you and, in every case, he strives to secure the best possible outcome. Hale Law Enterprises can help you work to protect your freedom—and your future. 

Need a Seattle criminal attorney? Call (206) 207-4776 to speak to a seasoned attorney about your case today. Initial case evaluations with the firm are free!


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