Proficient Washington State Law Firm Protects Defendants’ Rights
Compassionate defense attorney aids Seattle clients in criminal cases
When you’ve been arrested, a compassionate and experienced defense lawyer will work toward getting you the best possible result, which may be a dismissal, a charge reduction or a favorable plea deal, depending on the details of your case. Since 1995, Kradel Defense PLLC in Seattle has successfully stood up for clients in state and federal courts who have been charged with a variety of criminal acts. I have 25 years of experience assisting Washington residents who are being prosecuted for DUIs, drug possession and sales, theft, gun crimes and other matters.
Respected lawyer develops effective defense strategies in DUI cases
You can be arrested for driving under the influence in any of these circumstances:
- Your blood alcohol level (BAC) is .08 or higher (lower limits apply to minors and commercial drivers)
- You have 5 nanograms or more of THC per milliliter of blood
- A police officer believes your ability to drive is significantly reduced because of alcohol or drugs
Depending on case details and prior convictions, you can face up to 120 days in jail and a $10,000 fine. In addition, your driver’s license could be suspended for anywhere from 90 days to four years. I will thoroughly examine your case to discover opportunities to challenge testing procedures and other evidence against you.
Strategic legal counselor aids people facing time for serious drug crimes
Even though marijuana is legal for recreational and medical use in Washington, the laws are complicated and you can still be arrested for possession in certain circumstances. For drugs such as cocaine, heroin and other controlled substances, a possession conviction can send you to prison for up to five years. People found guilty of trafficking could spend 10 or more years behind bars. When you’ve been arrested for a drug crime, you can count on me to carefully scrutinize your case for rights’ violations and other issues that could influence its outcome.
Dedicated attorney helps individuals accused of petty and felony theft
There are three degrees of theft charges based on the value of the goods or services stolen:
- Third-degree — Theft of $750 or less is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
- Second-degree — Theft of between $750 and $5,000 is a felony that could result in imprisonment for up to five years and a maximum $10,000 fine.
- First-degree — Theft of more than $5,000 has a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Prior convictions can result in harsher punishments. If you’ve been charged with theft, my law firm will look at the unique circumstances of your case to discover the strongest defense.
Capable legal firm represents individuals charged with gun and weapons crimes
There are restrictions on the possession, use, purchase and sale of guns in Washington. For example, you must have a license to carry a concealed pistol. If you have prior criminal convictions, you may not be able to own or possess a firearm. Machine guns, short-barreled shotguns or rifles and bump-fire stock are illegal to possess. If you unknowingly or knowingly were in violation of gun laws, you could face serious penalties. I will review the circumstances involved and advise you about possible defense strategies.
Contact a resolute Seattle defense attorney for experienced help with your criminal charge
Since 1995, Kradel Defense PLLC in Washington State has developed successful defenses for Seattle clients charged with DUI, drug offenses, gun crimes, theft and other wrongdoing. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 206-395-4998 or contact me online.