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Highly Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Washington State

Focused on results for people accused of misdemeanors and felonies

If you have been arrested for a felony or a misdemeanor, you have an ordeal ahead of you: relentless interrogation, aggressive prosecution, and potentially severe penalties, including fines and jail or prison time. But when you contact the Law Office of Laura Shaver, you immediately get a determined advocate to protect your rights and fight for the best possible results. Since my days as a public defender at the Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel, I have presented vigorous defenses in state and federal criminal court as well as the juvenile justice system. I have capably managed a wide range of cases including violent felonies and have secured impressive victories, including dismissals of charges and acquittals. No lawyer can guarantee results, but I can promise to assert your rights and work tirelessly to mitigate the consequences of your arrest.

Reputable Washington defense lawyer for misdemeanor and felony crimes

My firm is deeply committed to providing a dependable defense to state and federal criminal charges. I have earned a reputation for confident litigation in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases, including:

  • Violent crimes — In today’s society, an unpleasant exchange can easily escalate into a physical altercation, resulting in assault and battery charges, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and assault with a deadly weapon. Depending on the facts, affirmative defenses can be viable, such as self-defense and reasonable defense of a third person. I am prepared to present defenses to a wide array of charges, including assault, robbery, kidnapping, domestic violence, homicide, and sexual assault.
  • Homicide — If you have been charged with criminal responsibility for the death of another person, I am prepared to challenge every piece of evidence the State alleges against you. Washington law has various degrees of homicide, from murder in the first degree to manslaughter in the second degree. I fully understand the law and use all facts available to create reasonable doubt for the jury.
  • Drug crimes — A drug crime conviction carries severe consequences, but it is often possible to minimize the damage with a strategically planned defense that exposes constitutional problems with police procedure or raises doubt about the origin of the drugs.
  • Theft — I defend clients accused of various theft crimes including fraud, forgery, larceny, robbery, identity theft, armed robbery and shoplifting.

I also assist minors in juvenile adjudications arising from a range of violent and nonviolent offenses.

When I take your case, I relentlessly pursue a positive outcome. Under the best facts, it is possible to get a dismissal of charges and never have to go to trial. At other times, a prosecutor insists on taking a case to trial, but the facts, if skillfully presented, convince the jury or judge to acquit. However, even when the facts are against a defendant, a skilled defense lawyer can still improve the outcome by getting a reduction in charges or sentencing, getting probation for a client instead of jail time, or getting a client into a sentencing alternative. When you hire me to defend you, you get my firm commitment to work tirelessly on your behalf.

Facing criminal charges? Call my Everett office any time, 24/7, for a free consultation.

If you have been arrested in Everett or anywhere in Washington State, choose a highly skilled attorney to fight in your defense. Call the Law Office of Laura Shaver day or night at 425-595-6130 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.

Everett Office
3120 Broadway
Everett, Washington 98201
Phone: 425-595-6130
Fax: 425-595-3167
Email: [email protected]