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Patrick Owen Earl

Patrick Owen Earl

Patrick Earl, Attorney at Law
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law ...
  • Washington
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Biography

Born and raised in Moses Lake, WA Grant County.
Attended BYU Provo and graduated Dec 1988
Played college football at BYU from '84-'86
Attended and Graduated Gonzaga University Law School May 1992

I am married to Lori Dawn (Irick) Earl since Dec 1991. We have 5 children, 4 girls and 1 son. I have been a practicing attorney here in Moses Lake, Grant County since July 1992.
All I do is criminal defense.
Superior, District, Municipal and Juvenile courts
All misdemeanors and felonies.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    First consultation over the phone or in person for 1/2 hour.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    You can pay a retainer fee held in an office account, based on the severity of the criminal offense you are facing and than I bill against that account at 250/hour. Or I can usually give you a set price amount for the case(s) you are facing if you would rather have a fixed amount for my services.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 22408
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Self Employed Criminal Defense Attorney
Patrick Earl, Attorney at Law
Current
Education
Gonzaga University
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Brigham Young University
B.S. (1988) | Physical Therapy
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Honors: BYU Football National Champion 1984
Activities: BYU Football '84-'86
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Awards
Outstanding Attorney 2019
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Client's Choice Award 2019
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Top Contributor Award 2019
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Reviews 84 by clients
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10 out of 10 Top Attorney Rating
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Outstanding Attorney 2018
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High Peer Review Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Martindale-Hubbell
10 out of 10 Top Attorney Rating
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10 out of 10 Top Attorney Rating
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10 out of 10 Top Attorney Rating
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Professional Associations
Washington Defender Association  # 22408
Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar  # 22408
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Spoke to BBCC Business Law Students, Moses Lake, WA
Big Bend Community College
Criminal Law
Certifications
High Peer Review Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Martindale-Hubbell
High Peer Review Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Martindale-Hubbell
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
41 Questions Answered
Q. If I was charged with theft and trafficking in the first is there anyway to get it dropped and what's a good defense
A: You need to sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney today and talk about this situation because nobody can teach you how to defend these cases for you. This isn’t like calling up a plumber and getting instructions how to replace a sink. You need to just interview and talk to an experience crew on the fence attorney and choose one to represent you.
Q. An inmate in the county jail Yakima Washington wants me to be his POA to negotiate a plea bargain for him
A: It is not smart to have a person talk with prosecutor's about a possible resolution to criminal offenses without being an attorney AND not the attorney that will trying the case if it is to go to trial. The person NEEDS to be an attorney first of all, I wasn't sure if this person with a POA is actually a licensed attorney. With that said an experienced criminal defense attorney knows what is necessary for the State to potential win at trial and what the possible solutions would be for different charges. Please do yourself a favor and hire an experienced criminal defense attorney NOW to deal with these matters. One other note: I don't know what the counteroffer issue was that you claim wasn't delivered to the State in time but if the prosecutor is set with his/her thoughts on the cases already maybe there isn't any negotiations available anymore and the defendant will have to have trials on all of the charges from before and the other charges the State said they would add. Good Luck
Q. How can I get this 4 degree assault charge dropped?
A: This sounds like a very frustrating situation. The prosecutor is the only person that has the authority to dismiss a criminal offense. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you and see whether he could persuade the prosecutor to dismiss. This isn’t easy! This is why you hire someone that has experience because these type of arguments or negotiations are delicate! Good luck
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Contact & Map
Patrick Earl, Attorney at Law
1334 S. Pioneer Way
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Toll-Free: (509) 750-9921
Telephone: (509) 750-9921
Cell: (509) 750-9921