Spokane Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you have been arrested for a crime, the most crucial step to protecting your rights is contacting a competent and reliable defense attorney like ours at Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S.
Effectively representing clients since 1981
Since 1981, our criminal defense law firm has been effectively representing clients facing serious misdemeanor and felony criminal charges in Spokane and the surrounding Washington communities.
A Spokane County Criminal Defense Lawyer Aggressively Defending Your Rights
Choosing the right criminal defense attorney can be a difficult decision, especially when there’s a real possibility of a jail or prison sentence. Whatever the charges are that you’re facing, you’ll want aggressive representation from defense attorney who holds the prosecution to its burden of proving its case against you.
Mentored by one of our late founding attorneys, John R. Clark, Spokane criminal defense attorney Dean Chuang has dedicated his legal career to zealously advocating the rights of our clients in a wide range of criminal defense cases involving:
- All misdemeanor and Felonies
- Traffic infractions
- Drug crimes
- Criminal Traffic Crimes
- Domestic Violence Crimes
- Property crimes
- Restraining Orders
- Department of Licensing Suspension Hearings
- Gun Rights Restoration
Do I need a lawyer?
A criminal conviction can have a devastating impact on a career, a family and a future. Since the prosecution will start building its case against you right after you’re arrested, you’ll want to start putting your defense together as soon as possible. A top Spokane criminal defense lawyer can have a tremendous influence on the outcome of your case by protecting and invoking your rights throughout the legal process.
Protect your rights after an arrest
The best way that you can protect yourself is to exercise your right to remain silent, and then speak with this office. Don’t discuss the facts surrounding your case or arrest with police or anybody else. You’ll appreciate the personalized service and attention that you’ll get here. Every case is different. The procedures that law enforcement personnel used and the facts of your case will be carefully examined. No stone will be left unturned in identifying possible due process of law violations, unlawful arrest, search and seizure issues or even involuntary confessions. Here’s a page explaining what to expect after an arrest.
Will my case go to trial?
Considering that criminal cases often go to trial, you want assurance that you’re being represented by an experienced and effective Spokane criminal defense lawyer who knows his way around courtrooms and can present a powerful case on your behalf. Every detail of the charges against you must be thoroughly examined and evaluated so as to assert your strongest defense. This law office approaches cases in exactly that way. You’ll receive concise explanations of the criminal statutes and legal procedures that control your case. Although some cases don’t look like they can be won at first glance, extensive experience and hard work are often translated into not guilty verdicts that allow clients to return to their normal activities.
Should I use a public defender?
Criminal courts can be unforgiving. While public defenders might be knowledgeable and experienced, they’re burdened by tremendous caseloads that make it nearly impossible to meet with you at length to discuss your case. Public funding considerations might not even allow you to retain the experts that you need to help you assert your defense. You’ll need a Spokane criminal defense attorney with unwavering loyalty to you who isn’t intimidated by prosecutors.
Contact a Spokane Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S., is committed to helping you protect your rights and your future when you are up against serious legal penalties, including expensive fees, drivers’ license suspension and revocation, incarceration, etc.
When you consult with our firm, you can expect to speak to an attorney who understands the state and federal laws surrounding your charges. A successful trial attorney, Dean Chuang understands how to build a resilient defense plan supported by facts. Our goal is to help you achieve the best outcome in your case, whether it is a reduction of charges or acquittal.
In addition to our comprehensive criminal defense representation, we can also help you restore your gun rights and erase some misdemeanor and felony charges from your criminal record. Learn more about how we can help you with your restoration of rights.
A recent review
AWESOME LAW FIRM! I was in a serious situation and a friend of mine who attends the same church as me (who is a lawyer) referred me to Dean! I feel so blessed to have had Dean Chuang as my lawyer. He was VERY helpful in guiding me through the steps to get out of a situation. The entire law firm staff has been so great and encouraging! From the receptionist to the lawyers- they are all AWESOME! I will be referring my family and friends to this office. Thank you for a great experience! 🙂
– Angela Finnie via Google Reviews
Meet Your Attorneys
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I do if a police officer wants to talk to me?
Should I consent to a search by a police officer?
What should I do if I get arrested in Spokane?
Next, as soon as you have the opportunity to make a phone call, request a call to your lawyer. If you don’t have an attorney, ask the police officer to let you speak to a public defender (they are usually on duty at all hours).
If you are booked into jail, either someone will need to pay cash for your bail, or you need to make arrangements to get bailed out by calling a bail bondsman. Normally a bondsman will charge you a non-refundable 10% fee of the bail amount.
Released from custody, when is my court date?
How does court work following my criminal charge?
After the arraignment, the next appearance is usually a pre-trial conference. These hearings allow the parties to discuss the case and determine if a resolution can be reached regarding the charges. If no resolution can be reached during pre-trial hearings, your case will proceed towards trial.
How long will my criminal case take in Spokane County?
What is a criminal "trial" and how does it work?
What's the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor in Washington?
Felonies are classified as Class A, Class B and Class C. Class C felonies are the lesser. A felony penalty depends on the type of crime, with the maximum sentence for a Class A felony is life imprisonment.
Felonies in Washington carry much broader effects on your rights. With a felony conviction you will lose your right to vote, to own or possess a firearm, to be on a jury, and to hold public office. On top of that, you will likely be excluded from many job opportunities on this basis alone.
How does Sentencing work in Washington?
Misdemeanor sentencing is simple and straightforward and will depend a lot on your past criminal history and the severity of the offense. Some charges, such as DUI, carry mandatory jail for first time offenses.