Tacoma Criminal Defense Attorney

Former Prosecutor and Staff Judge Advocate (JAG)

When you need to have an aggressive, high quality and talented criminal defense lawyer on your side, it can be difficult to know which law firm to choose. There are specific criteria that can help you come to the right decision – after all, it is your freedom and future that is at risk, and your choice of a Tacoma criminal defense lawyer is a critical factor in the final result when criminally charged. The outcome of a criminal charge, whether in civilian or military court, is largely determined by the legal skills, strategic case building and persuasive abilities of your lawyer. At Law Office of Michael P. Sheehy, PLLC, the founding attorney is a former prosecutor and is a Staff Judge Advocate (JAG).

Whether you are facing charges in state, federal or military court, he has the background and trial abilities you need on your side. He is a commissioned officer for the Washington Air National Guard, and has served for over 12 years. He defends military personnel in adverse actions, and serves in advising unit commanders. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in D.C., and in the U.S. Federal District Court. There are few attorneys in the area that have the depth of insight and experience in the state, federal and military legal systems. He also served as the Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and has honed his trial skills in many serious criminal cases.

Types of Criminal Cases

Whether you are facing charges in a violent crime such as assault, any type of accusation regarding burglary/theft, drug crimes or need an aggressive DUI/DWI defense, your first and most vital action is to call upon the firm and get a full analysis of your legal situation, so that a strategy for your defense can be determined. With early intervention in your case, you increase the possibility of a case dismissal or reduced charge, as well as ensuring that your rights are protected throughout every step of the legal process. Mr. Sheehy has served as defense counsel in cases of domestic violence, serious traffic offenses such as reckless driving or driving with a suspended license or hit and run charges. There is no question that the quality of your defense will impact the outcome of your case. If you or someone you love is accused of committing a misdemeanor or felony offense, exercise your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney – and ensure the defense lawyer you choose has a history of favorable case results.

You must have legal representation that has extensive trial experience and a proven record of success in difficult criminal cases. If your child is facing charges in juvenile crimes, it is imperative that their future is protected at every turn. Mr. Sheehy takes his job of defending his clients extremely seriously, and is prepared to act quickly if it appears that charges will be filed against you or your family member, or if charges have already been filed. Every detail of the case will be reviewed carefully. If any rights violations have occurred, this matter will be brought to the attention of the court immediately, with the goal of ensuring illegally obtained evidence will not be used against you in court.

Some of the most difficult cases are those involving sex crimes, and for both civilians and members of the Armed Forces, this has become a matter of real concern. Individuals facing criminal accusations in any sex crime will have very serious repercussions if convicted, including the requirement to register as a sex offender. It is a serious matter to be accused of any sex offense, and the defense of your case must be initiated immediately. As your personal and professional reputation can suffer great damage, even if you are completely innocent, the attorney will take every possible defense action early in the process, and the lawyer treats all clients with the utmost of respect and dignity.

Crime Statistics and Information for Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma has a higher crime rate on a per capita basis than many areas in the state. With a population of almost 200,000, the rate of violent crimes is at 8.62 per 1,000 residents – much higher than the state's overall percentage. City leaders and law enforcement are concerned with the crime rate in the area and is aggressively taking action to try to reduce it. They have been tasked with identifying, arresting and charging those in the area that are engaged in criminal activities, whether it is driving drunk or a serious violent crime. South Tacoma has the highest percentage of crime, and this area is heavily patrolled by highly motivated officers who are prepared to stop and arrest any person believed to be involved in a criminal activity, whether drugs, DUI, or other illegal action. If you have been stopped by law enforcement and subsequently charged with a crime, or are under investigation in a criminal case, it is strongly advised that you contact the firm at their Tacoma offices immediately for assistance.

To find out more about Law Office of Michael P. Sheehy, PLLC, and get a free case evaluation, contact the firm at once. Fast action can make all the difference in your case.

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