The Law Office of Chris Van Vechten

The South Sound’s Most Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney

Why I Work as a Criminal Defense Lawyer

“Van Vechten” means “ready to fight”

Van Vechten is a Dutch name which literally means “ready to fight,” “to struggle,” “to crusade” or “to zealously advocate.”

As a criminal defense lawyer, I strive every day to live up to the name “Van Vechten” by zealously advocating on behalf of our clients. I believe deeply in the right of every person to have a robust and professional criminal defense when they are accused of breaking the law.

You probably found this website because you need a defense lawyer to defend a personal freedom, liberty, right or privilege that is under threat. Hopefully you are already committed to asserting your right to retain a private criminal defense lawyer, but you may not yet be sure whether you’re ready/willing/able to “Van Vechten” the matter.

Take some free legal advice:

Contact us for a free case evaluation before you make any decisions.

Mistakes can be costly. We is ready to take your call and provide you with a free case evaluation. You will receive valuable information and insight into the law and into your case, and you will be better equipped to make the right decision after you speak with us.

Who we represent as criminal defense clients

Who We Represent

The Law Office of Chris Van Vechten has serves as counsel to criminal defense and other clients who represent every cross-section of our community – professional athletes, politicians and elected officials, the unhoused and the addicted, business owners and working class heroes, soldiers who serve our country, immigrants – documented or otherwise – who seek to join it. We have represented high school drop-outs, college students, university professors and fellow attorneys, people as young as 10 and as old as 81, residents of countless communities, the famous, the infamous and a lot of people who wish to remain unknown.

Many lawyers employ an “assembly line strategy” for representing the accused, particularly those charged with petty crimes like Assault 4, DUI, or even high volume felonies like unlawful possession of a controlled substance. By contrast, Chris Van Vechten strives to provide a defense which is both powerful AND personalized to meet the individual goals/needs of each client.

This, along with a willingness to go to trial and the ability to win, has kept The Law Office Of Chris Van Vechten in demand across the South Sound for criminal defense, juvenile defense, and civil matters for years.

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Defending against speeding tickets and moving violations can be very dry and technical. A prosecutor or intern may appear in court to prosecute the infraction. Your chances of success dramatically increase if you are represented by a lawyer.