Criminal Defense

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If you are in trouble and you need a criminal defense lawyer to advise you, fill out the form on this page. One of our criminal defense lawyers will be notified immediately and contact you as soon as possible.

If you’ve been arrested or detained by the police:

  • Immediately stop answering questions
  • Explain calmly and politely that you will not speak further without a lawyer present
  • Speak with a criminal defense lawyer who is committed to representing your rights and best interests

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“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”


The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

The Law Offices of Chris Van Vechten serves all of Pierce County including Tacoma, Auburn, Lakewood, Puyallup, University Place, Bonney Lake, Enumclaw, Sumner, Edgewood, Fife, DuPont, Gig Harbor, Milton, Orting, Pacific, Fircrest, Steilacoom, Buckley, Eatonville, Roy, Carbonado, Wilkeson, and South Prairie.

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