Seattle & Tacoma Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Attorney Seattle

Are You Being Investigated? Have You Been Charged With A Crime?

If either are true, then you need the advice of an attorney skilled in the criminal defense area of law. The best attorney in a different area of law will tell you they can’t give you criminal defense legal advice.

Two main reasons to use an attorney for criminal defense are:

  1. Anything you say “can and will” be used against you in a court of law.
    It’s your Miranda Right and it’s so true. Police are not investigating a crime in order to send you a birthday card. They think the perpetrator is you and they want to get their report filed so you can be charged. Sorry, but it’s all about you. Police are under almost no obligation to tell you the truth either. That means they may tell you: “Listen buddy, everybody else is pointing the finger at you, so you need to come clean and tell us what’s going on so we can put in a good word for you with the prosecutor…” In other words, tell us everything so we can get the case filed and lower this stack of paperwork. Jensen Legal means no disrespect for hard working, honest law enforcement, but it’s part of their job and don’t expect the police to cut you slack. If you have any liability at all, you need to hire a competent criminal defense lawyer and insulate yourself from the problem.
  2. You don’t know what you are doing. You will tell yourself: “All I need to do is convince them that…etc, etc…I didn’t do it”. In reality, the police will listen to you, write down everything they can use against you, write down everything anybody else told them to use against you and then file their case with the prosecutors. Ask your best friend: “Can I really talk my way out of this?”, then listen to your friend’s answer and hire a lawyer to handle the case.

You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to good legal advice before you do anything. These are the two main tenants of being charged with a crime.

Do everything with forethought and good criminal defense advice because it’s really hard to put Pandora back in the box once you let her out.

Call Jensen Legal: (206) 617-9173

Gross Misdemeanors:

City Municipal courts can charge only gross misdemeanors and misdemeanor criminal charges.
Typical criminal cases are:

  • DUI
  • Assault Fourth Degree
  • Domestic Violence Charges that may include the following:
    • Assault
    • Harassment
    • Malicious Mischief
    • Interfering with Reporting to 911
  • Theft in the Third Degree (theft of items worth less than $750)
  • Criminal Trespass


State courts (Superior Courts) can charge Class A, B and C felonies. These range from motor vehicle theft, drug possession, serious assaults and robberies, up to murder and manslaughter.

Experienced Criminal Defense

Jensen Legal has handled most every criminal defense case out there. From simple misdemeanors to murder. We’ve been there and we can handle your case. Do you want someone who only handles a small niche of criminal defense cases? Heck No! You want an attorney who is familiar with a large variety of solutions to a large variety of criminal cases.

There is no one-fit, square-peg-square-hole remedy for these cases. You want somebody who is thorough, aggressive and creative to handle your case.

Criminal Defense Trail Lawyer

At Jensen Legal we have spent more than 20 years representing clients and cases ranging from traffic incidents, driving charges, DUI, assault, robbery, fraud, embezzlement, drug charges, sex crimes and also murder. We’ve handled murder charges successfully and with respect for our clients.

Kris Jensen also works as a Judge Pro Tem. That means he knows what it’s like to wear the black robe and be a judge. Your case will ultimately benefit from his experience in the courtroom on both sides of the bench. This is not saying that favors are had by his connections, but you can be sure that experience in the courtroom counts.

A Good Criminal Defense Is Important

You need a criminal defense attorney who knows the judges, prosecutors. You need an attorney who knows what resolution options the case might have. Ask yourself: Do you really want to go through a jury trial? If you do, then you’ve come to the right place. Or, do you want to resolve this case with little disruption to your life and then move on? If you do, then you’ve come to the right place.

Experienced Seattle Criminal Defense Law Firm

To talk with a defense lawyer about the evidence and possible defenses in your criminal case, contact an experienced Seattle and Tacoma criminal law defense attorney right away.

We stay in touch with our client needs. We resolve cases with full discussion because it’s ultimately your case and your decision.