I keep my caseload limited to ensure that I am able to focus the necessary resources to my relentless and dedicated pursuit of justice for you.
Being accused of a crime can be terrifying; the consequences of a conviction can be potentially life-changing.
My work begins with a personal consultation, followed by extensive investigation. If you have not yet been charged with a crime, there are steps I can take to attempt to prevent that criminal charge, or to mitigate the effect of the charge once you are summoned into court. After criminal charges are filed, I examine every piece of evidence the government plans to use against you to determine whether it is accurate, or even admissible in court. I dedicate the time to address legal, factual, and scientific issues with the attention they require and deserve. I utilize my extensive network of the most qualified consultants, colleagues, investigators, and expert witnesses to assist in your defense. I keep in regular contact with you to ensure that you are updated and informed.
Having spent time working with you to know your individualized needs and concerns, I explore every conceivable tactical scenario to accomplish the best possible result in your case. I can artfully negotiate, but if I cannot get the government to agree to a resolution that works for you, I am an experienced and aggressive Seattle trial attorney, and I am ready to fight for you at trial.
Law Office of Shira J. Stefanik
Modern Law Firm Offering Expert Criminal Defense In Seattle Washington.
DUI Attorney Seattle Washington
the police and the state toxicology lab have to follow the law if they expect a judge or a jury to believe them. In this area of law, police officers and government scientists often times cut corners and make mistakes. Contact me and we can discuss options for fighting your DUI charge.
Drug Case Attorney Seattle Washington
The State of Washington has become fairly lenient on charges of simple drug possession, but the government still cracks down on people accused of selling, manufacturing or distributing drugs. Do not talk to the cops. Tell them you want to speak to a skilled experienced Seattle defense lawyer. Then give us a call.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Anything from assault, self defense, harassment, and even malicious mischief. We handle a wide array of cases. Our expertise and knowledge in the Seattle criminal courts ensuring we get our clients the best possible outcome. When your freedom is on the line. We're the ones you should call.
Law enforcement still obtains warrants and busts “illegal grows”, usually contained in a residence. You need an aggressive Seattle marijuana lawyer in your corner. I have handled countless cases like this over the years and I know where to look for weaknesses in the government's case.
Domestic Violence Court Attorney
Domestic Violence is a label that can be attached to any crime against another person, and this label makes the crime more serious. A criminal charge can be labelled with a “domestic violence designation” when the person charged and the alleged victim/complaining witness have a current or past dating relationship, or they are related by blood or marriage.
Asset Forfeiture Attorney
You do not need to be charged with a crime for the government to take your property. Civil asset forfeiture is a proceeding that the government uses to try to take property they think you obtained with money from illegal sources. The government will take your cars, your cash, your bank accounts, electronics, clothing, and even the title to your house if they believe you cannot prove that the money you used to buy these things was legal.
- Felony DUI
- Vehicular Assault
- Vehicular Homicide
- Reckless Driving
- Negligent Driving
- Ignition Interlock violations and Driving While License Suspended
- Violation of a No-Contact Order
- Cyber Crimes
- Financial Crimes
- Possession of Stolen Property
- Violent Crimes (Rape, Murder)
- Growing Marijuana/Cannabis
- Marijuana/Cannabis DUIs
- Marijuana Asset Forfeiture
- Cannabis Business/Legal Cannabis