150 “Not Guilty” Verdicts/Case Dismissals…and Counting
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150 “Not Guilty” Verdicts/Case Dismissals…and Counting

Last week, the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten had its 150th case dismissal: a possession of a stolen motor vehicle case.  These are cases where Chris took the client to trial and received “not guilty” verdicts on all counts or via motion/negotiation in the pre-trial phase got all charges completely dismissed.  Chris has successfully…

WHO DO WE REPRESENT?
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WHO DO WE REPRESENT?

The Law Office of Chris Van Vechten has served as counsel to clients who seem to represent every cross-section of our community. Chris has represented: professional athletes; politicians and elected officials; the homeless and the addicted; business owners and working class heroes; soldiers who serve our country, and immigrants – documented or otherwise – who…

WE’VE MOVED
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WE’VE MOVED

The Law Office of Chris Van Vechten has a new location in down-town Tacoma, conveniently located just a few blocks away from the Pierce County Court House. Our new address is 306 S 7th St, Suite 208, Tacoma, WA, 98402.   Look forward to seeing you soon.

HOW EASILY YOU CAN BE CHARGED WITH BURGLARIZING YOUR OWN HOUSE
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HOW EASILY YOU CAN BE CHARGED WITH BURGLARIZING YOUR OWN HOUSE

HYPOTHETICAL BASED ON REAL EVENTS One day in January, police officers responded to a house in Pierce County for a domestic disturbance and possible no contact order violation.  It was reported that the Defendant – Jack – was living with his sister – Jill. Deputies subsequently arrived at the aforementioned address and interviewed both Jack and…

The Effect of I-594
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The Effect of I-594

Nationwide, gun violence has been in a continual decline for the past 30 years. Nevertheless, this year Washington’s gun-control advocates made the case that additional laws were necessary to keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill. Their mechanism for doing so was I-594. Here’s the facts about the new law, what it changes,…