Tacoma Criminal Defense Attorneys Have The Trial-Toughened Experience You Need
Criminal Law Firm handling a wide range of cases
In the area of criminal defense, experience counts. Your driving privileges, your standing in the community, your relationship with friends and family — and most importantly, your freedom — depend on working with an attorney who knows the system. And few defense lawyers in Pierce County know the system better than we at The Woods Law Office, PLLC do. As a former Thurston County and City of Auburn prosecutor, Tacoma criminal attorney Douglas Woods knows how district attorneys think and develops a strategy that counters their tactics, challenges their evidence and drives towards the best possible outcome for our clients.
Prepared, persistent and professional
As a criminal law attorney with an insider perspective on federal, state and local courts, Doug Woods knows that preparation is the key to an effective defense. Whether you have been charged with DUI or are facing other felony or misdemeanor charges, we leave no stone unturned in laying a strong foundation for your defense.
You can also count on defense attorney Doug Woods to be persistent. We know what is at stake for you, and we tenaciously pursue all avenues to achieve a goal of acquittal or a reduced charge in matters of:
White collar crimes
Fraud and forgery
Assault and violent crimes
Theft and shoplifting
We also believe that being professional is about more than knowing the law. It is also about treating each client with respect and dignity. We take the time to discuss your legal needs and how the situation will affect you personally. From customizing payment plans to fit your budget to offering flexible office scheduling, we do everything we can to make you and your family feel comfortable as you face a difficult circumstance. If you are facing charges stemming from drug crimes, traffic violations, or any other type of violent or non-violent crime, Doug Woods answers all your questions and makes sure you understand your options — helping alleviate the stress and fear that goes along with criminal charges.
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Tacoma White Collar Crime Attorneys Build Strong Defenses Against Non-Violent Charges
Preserve your reputation and protect your rights with the help of a white collar lawyer in Pierce County
White collar crimes can include a range of offenses from embezzlement and falsifying business records to computer/Internet crimes and insider trading — almost all involving financial motives. As a professional or business person, even an accusation can do nearly irreparable damage to the good name you have spent your entire career building.
At The Woods Law Office, PLLC, we bring a decade of experience in providing skilled representation to helping those throughout Pierce County and King County who find themselves facing white collar crime charges. As skilled white collar lawyers in Tacoma, we have provided solid and successful legal defense to our clients and are prepared to help those in fields from banking to insurance, medical professionals, and even public officials.
A comprehensive approach
Defense attorney Doug Woods understands that white collar crimes are complex and may involve a number of federal government agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Customs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or even the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). If you have been charged with a crime on a federal level, it is likely that the government has spent months or more building its case. As your criminal lawyer, Doug Woods and our staff know that in addition to providing a smart, sound and strategic defense, we may also be called upon to deal with the media.
You can count on The Woods Law Office, PLLC for professional, discreet representation for white collar matters including:
Fraud including credit card fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, wire and mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and other types of fraudulent activities
Forgery of checks or documents
Deceptive business practices, including price fixing, false advertising and pyramid schemes
Computer crimes/computer hacking
Gun crime defense attorneys in Pierce County with a record of success
Prosecution of gun crime is now one of Washington’s highest law enforcement priorities. In June 2012, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington stated that “if you bring a gun to a crime, you will do time, and you will likely do federal time.” Just three months later, a proposal was floated in King County to crack down on juveniles who illegally carry guns. As Tacoma weapons crimes attorneys, we can tell you the message is clear: gun and weapons crimes will be more forcefully prosecuted than ever before.
While you have the constitutional right to bear arms, weapons charges carry some of the most severe penalties. You also have a right to legal representation when facing a criminal charge — a right you must exercise when facing weapons charges, whether they involve handguns, sawed-off shotguns, machine guns or switchblade knives. The Woods Law Office, PLLC can help. If you have been charged with a gun or other deadly weapons crime, defense attorney, retired military officer and former prosecutor Doug Woods has experience that can make the difference between dismissal, acquittal or reduced charges and steep fines and prison time.
Solid defense against a range of weapons charges
Whether you have been charged on a federal or state level, you will need a criminal lawyer who has skill and a strong background in weapons charges trials. For more than a decade, gun crimes lawyer Doug Woods has successfully represented clients in gun and deadly weapons charges, including:
Illegal possession of a firearm
Possession of a stolen weapon
Illegal firearms discharge
Firearms use or possession in the commission of a felony
Possession of unregistered firearms
Use of a weapon in self defense
Assault with a deadly weapon
Carrying a weapon without a license
Carrying a concealed weapon without a license
Minors in possession of a firearm
Switchblade or gravity knife charges
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Tacoma Theft Lawyers Build The Best Case To Get The Best Results
Shoplifting attorneys in Pierce County, WA provide creative defense strategies
Tough economic times have led to increased incidences of shoplifting and theft — and increased vigilance by store security and loss-prevention teams. And with 30 percent of losses caused by shoplifting and 45 percent of losses caused by employee theft, retailers are more likely to prosecute to send a message to both shoppers and employees that they mean business.
While being publicly apprehended or charged with a crime is humiliating, it is nothing compared to the penalties you may face. Depending on the value of the item, you could be looking at felony charges that may include imprisonment and steep fines — and may affect your job options, ability to obtain student loans and more.
Don’t let a shoplifting or theft charge ruin your life. criminal law attorney Doug Woods of The Woods Law Office, PLLC in Pierce County is an attorney who provides strategic representation against shoplifting charges with the goal of helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.
Misdemeanor and felony theft
Do you know the top five things you should do if you are charged with a crime? At the top of the list is to get competent, experienced legal representation before you talk to anybody — particularly store loss prevention staff or the police. Do not assume that you will just be able to return the merchandise and walk away.
As your Tacoma theft and shoplifting lawyer, we are here to help you fight the charges leveled against you — including avoiding prosecution and possibly expunging your record. Contact us immediately if you have been charged with:
Third-degree theft of an item valued at less than $750
Second-degree theft of an item valued between $750 and $4,999
First-degree theft of an item valued at $5,000 or more
Misdemeanor theft of an item valued at $250 or less
Possession or receipt of stolen property
Trading in stolen property
Learn more about your rights when you schedule a free consultation with Tacoma theft lawyer Douglas Woods
To find out about your legal options, please contact us online or call us at 253.329.5621 to schedule a free consultation. Weekend or evening appointments can be arranged, and we offer flexible, affordable payment plans.