Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney

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Bellevue is the second-largest city in Washington State and home to some of the world’s largest tech companies. The city has also been rated as one of the best places to live in the U.S. In spite of these accolades, crime is not uncommon in Bellevue. If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Jennifer Horwitz Law is a leading criminal defense practice representing clients in Bellevue and throughout Washington. Lead attorney Jennifer Horwitz is well-versed in the Washington Criminal Code and regularly handles a wide range of criminal matters, including:

  • Domestic violence charges
  • Protection orders 
  • Drug crimes
  • Sexual offenses
  • Federal criminal defense cases
  • White-collar crimes (fraud)
  • Juvenile matters
  • Title IX defense
  • Clemency
  • Inquests

From domestic violence to drug crimes to sexual offenses to white-collar crimes, Jennifer has the skills and experience to defend you in state and federal court. Contact her office today to schedule a consultation.

Why You Need a Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney

Being arrested and charged with a crime is a serious matter. A conviction can result in jail time, fines, and lasting damage to your reputation. Because prosecutors in Bellevue have an unfair advantage over the accused, it takes a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer to level the playing field. Jennifer Horwitz has a demonstrated track record of achieving positive outcomes in all types of criminal cases. She will carefully weigh the evidence against you, choose the best line of defense, and work to win an acquittal. At the same time, Jennifer will always be honest about your prospects at trial and may recommend seeking a plea bargain for a lesser offense.  

Bellevue Washington Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

No intimate relationship is immune to conflict, but violence between family or household members or dating partners is a crime in Bellevue. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you need a strong legal defense. That’s where Jennifer Horwitz Law comes in. 

While there is no place for violence in any relationship, false accusations of domestic violence are not uncommon, particularly in contentious divorce and child custody cases. Even if you are not convicted, being accused of domestic violence can badly damage your reputation. Above all, Jennifer Horwitz will work tirelessly to clear your name and protect your rights. 

Bellevue Attorney for Protection Order Cases

Jennifer Horwitz regularly represents both petitioners and respondents in various types of protection orders cases, including:

  • Domestic violence protection orders
  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Anti-harassment protection orders
  • Sexual assault protection orders

The purpose of protection orders is to stop two individuals from having physical or verbal contact with each other. These orders are usually sought in domestic violence cases and require the alleged offender to stay a specified distance away from the victim, as well as their home, workplace, or school. Whether you are seeking a protective order or you have unjustly been targeted for such an order, Jennifer Horwitz will work to protect your interests. 

Drug Crimes

While Washington is known as a progressive state and recreational marijuana has been legal since December 2013, prosecutors in Bellevue take drug crimes very seriously. From the possession of a controlled substance to drug manufacturing and drug trafficking, a conviction for a drug crime can result in a lengthy prison sentence and steep fines. Depending on the type and quantity of narcotics involved, you may also be facing federal charges. Being arrested for a drug crime does not mean you will be convicted as long as you have an experienced drug crimes defense attorney in your corner.  

Sexual Offenses

Sexual offenses are some of the most serious criminal charges; merely being accused of a sex crime can cause lasting damage to your reputation. With so much at stake, it is essential to have the powerful legal representation Jennifer Horwitz Law provides. Once you become her client, Jennifer will thoroughly investigate the charges, collect and examine forensic evidence, interview any witnesses, including the alleged victim, and vigorously defend you at trial. 

Federal Crimes 

Jennifer Horwitz has a proven history of successfully defending clients against federal criminal charges, including white-collar (fraud) crimes such as:

  • Bank fraud
  • Check fraud (forgery)
  • Credit card fraud
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Real estate fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud

Because federal prosecutors have a head start in investigating fraud, you need a criminal defense attorney who can identify weaknesses in the government’s case against you and will make sure that you have a fair trial. 

Juvenile Matters

Jennifer Horwitz has an in-depth understanding of a wide range of juvenile offenses and regularly guides families through the judicial system. Given that a conviction for a juvenile crime in Bellevue can have a lasting impact on your child’s future, it is imperative to have a capable juvenile defense attorney on your side. 

Title IX Defense

If you are the subject of a Title IX investigation by a college or university and have been accused of sexual harassment or assault, you need an attorney who understands these proceedings to protect your rights and your future.

Clemency Cases

Clemency is a request to commute a long prison sentence once the appeals process has been exhausted. Only a small percentage of these petitions are heard by the Clemency Board and recommendations for release are rare; however, Jennifer Horwitz has successfully petitioned the Clemency Board and won a release on behalf of her client. Jennifer has also co-authored a how-to manual for representing clients in clemency cases.

Inquests

Jennifer Horwitz represents clients in inquests to investigate the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of Bellevue law enforcement and is committed to helping underserved communities find justice. 

Contact An Experienced Bellevue Washington Criminal Defense Attorney

Being charged with a crime is frightening, but being convicted can change the course of your life. By working with an adept criminal defense attorney, you can protect your rights, your freedom, and your future. Contact Jennifer Horwitz Law today for a confidential consultation.