Your determined criminal defense team.
A criminal trial is not the time to try out a new lawyer or rely on an overworked public defender – you need a strong, aggressive defense designed to keep you out of jail. When you hire Flinn Law Northwest we will aggressively fight to protect your rights and freedom.
EXPERIENCED AND TOUGH REPRESENTATION
Have you been arrested? Are you under investigation? If so, you may be feeling overwhelmed about your situation. It is important to remember that you have rights and working with an attorney from Flinn Law Northwest can ensure that your rights are protected. We are committed to providing outstanding representation to our clients as we guide them throughout the entire legal process.
We have almost 30 years of experience helping our clients resolve their criminal defense matters. We bring experience, perspective, and determination to your defense. When you are accused of a criminal violation, you need every advantage you can get. We are never afraid to stand up and fight for our clients. We take great pride in providing high-quality, personalized defense strategies which are designed to protect the best interests of our clients.
It’s no secret that police and other authorities work aggressively to investigate and prosecute crime. These charges can range in severity from a DUII to homicide, and a conviction of any crime can carry serious, life-altering consequences.
If you’re facing criminal charges, trust your defense to Flinn Law Northwest.
If you are trying to protect your future and get the best outcome you can when facing criminal charges, contact Flinn Law Northwest to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney. We practice in both state and federal courts, and have experience defending our clients from a wide range of accusations.
At Flinn Law Northwest, we offer the legal acumen your case needs for an effective, strategic approach. Using our understanding of the personal needs of our clients, we can develop a defense to the allegations against you. If you need a resourceful, aggressive defender on your side to help deal with criminal charges, our team is prepared for and responsive to your needs.
When you retain our firm, you can count on vigorous representation, a defense strategy that uses all available legal options, and a highly experienced and determined criminal defense lawyer who maintains focus on what matters to you. We efficiently help our clients through the complex courtroom experience. Our goal is to help you get the best possible result for your case, no matter how difficult.
Work with us
Without proper legal counsel, you could be facing serious complications and steep penalties. When you work with Flinn Law Northwest, you work with a team who have dedicated their careers to advocating for people fighting to protect their constitutional rights.
At Flinn Law Northwest, we know one thing is true: regardless of charges against you or the mistakes you may have made, you deserve a knowledgeable lawyer who is willing to go the distance in your defense.
Benefits of retaining Flinn Law Northwest for your criminal defense:
- Increased chances of a successful outcome
- Professional guidance and ensure your rights are protected throughout the process
- Knowledge about the legal system, its procedures, and all laws relevant to your case
- Can explain confusing language that may be used in criminal proceedings
- Ability to negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or penalties
- Knowledge of available legal options, including plea bargains and alternative sentencing programs
- Access to resources such as expert witnesses and private investigators when necessary
- An understanding of prosecutors: how they think, work, and prepare for cases
- Representation at pre-trial hearings, trials, appeals, and post-conviction proceedings where applicable
What to Do if You Are Under Investigation
Discovering that you have been accused of a crime, and that the police are investigating, can be a frightening prospect. You might find out you are a suspect when the police contact you for an interview; or you learn a subpoena or search warrant has been served on your home; or when friends tell you they have been contacted by the police about you. Even if you have done nothing wrong, officers may come to a different conclusion. For this reason:
Do not speak to law enforcement.
Although it may seem like a good idea at the time, do not speak to law enforcement. Often, officers are only looking for evidence or a statement that may be incriminating. We recommend that you only speak with your defense attorney.
Do not speak to anyone else about possible charges.
Those people (friends or family) can be called as witnesses by the prosecutor to testify against you.
Hire a lawyer.
Your lawyer can contact the police and attempt to find out what evidence they have against you. They can assist you in gathering documents and finding witnesses to help your defense. They can contact the District Attorney’s Office before a charging decision is made to attempt to convince the prosecutor that charges should not be filed.
What to Do After Being Arrested
After an arrest, we recommend following the guidelines listed below and contact Flinn Law Northwest right away to start building a strong defense.
1. Do not speak to law enforcement.
If you are under arrest, the police have already made up their mind about your guilt. Anything you say will only be used against you.
2. Know your rights.
You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you are placed into police custody, you should be read your rights. These rights will protect you from self-incrimination and should be exercised by every person under arrest.
3. Do not consent to a search.
Some people will consent to a search of themselves, their vehicle, or their property in an effort to comply with law enforcement. However, you should never consent to a search. Make the police get a warrant.
4. Be pleasant but firm.
Even if you are innocent, you should never become rowdy or belligerent with an officer. Resisting arrest can become an additional charge against you. It is essential that you are polite and courteous without incriminating yourself or sacrificing your right to consult a lawyer.
5. Remember, nothing is confidential when you talk to the police.
Things that you tell an officer in confidence, such as in the back of a police car or when they are trying to be friendly with you, are not private. Assume that everything you say to the police is recorded. Anything you say to a law enforcement official can be held against you in a court of law. It is best to remain silent and speak with an attorney first.
6. Identify witnesses if possible.
If it is possible, identify people who were with you at the time of the arrest or alleged crime. Were you with a neighbor or family member? Would they be able to testify on your behalf? Having trustworthy witnesses can make a huge difference in your case.
7. Immediately contact Flinn Law Northwest.
You should never wait to contact a trusted attorney. The moment you get a chance to speak with a lawyer, we recommend that you contact Flinn Law Northwest.