Cristine Beckwith is a compassionate defender that will give you an honest assessment of your case. She can almost always uncover evidence that works in her client's favor, resulting in a case dismissal or significantly reduced charges.
Even if incriminating statements or an admission of guilt has been made to law enforcement, hope is not lost. A strong defense combined with a positive history in the community can still result in a favorable outcome.
Cristine is rated 10/10 by the Avvo lawyer rating service. She offers a reasonable flat fee pricing structure as well as a free consultation.
- DUI & DWI
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Law
- Military Defense
Free consultations are available by phone as well as in person at our Tacoma and Seattle locations.
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Pricing is a flat fee and it varies based upon the type of case. We offer short term payment plans.
- English: Spoken, Written
- Cristine Beckwith, Attorney at Law
- Gonzaga University School of Law
- University of Washington School of Law
- B.A. | Business Administration
- Rated Superb
- Rated Superb for Criminal Defense & DUI
- Top 100 Trial Lawyer
- The National Trial Lawyers Organization
- Thought Leader
- Westlaw Publishing
- Rated "A"
- Better Business Bureau of Western Washington
- Washington State Bar
- Pierce County Bar Association
- Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- American Association of Private Practice Lawyers and Attorneys
- Trends in DUI Discovery
- Thomson Reuters
- How to Run a Successful Law Practice , CLE , Seattle, WA
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- Q. My boyfriend and I are involved in a DV case and he had a court date this week but missed it
- A: Be very careful. If you attempt to change your story, you could be charged with making a false or misleading statement or obstruction of justice. Also, remaining in contact with your boyfriend puts him at risk for a violation of the No Contact Order.
- Q. Can a probation officer go to a business and get my information off of a piece of paper and give it to the courts ?
- A: Unfortunately, if your name was in a clear place and they were not violating any privacy laws by obtaining it, they can turn that information over to the prosecutor. The prosecutor can then choose to charge you based on the credibility of the information. You should retain an experienced attorney to investigate and handle this serious charge.
- Q. My boyfriend got arrested for dv I’m wondering if it would be extremely beneficial to hire a lawyer or not?
- A: Yes, your boyfriend definitely needs an attorney to fight for him as the consequences can be life changing. Unfortunately, the state can press charges against your wishes. You also need to be advised by an attorney. If you recant your statement made to police, you can be criminally charged with making a false police report. You can read more about it here: https://www.seattle-domesticviolence.com/false-reporting-of-domestic-violence/