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Cristine Beckwith

Cristine Beckwith

Affordable & Effective Criminal Defense, DUI, & Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Washington
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Biography

Cristine Beckwith is a compassionate defender that will give you an honest assessment of your case. She can almost always uncover evidence that works in her client's favor, resulting in a case dismissal or significantly reduced charges.

Even if incriminating statements or an admission of guilt has been made to law enforcement, hope is not lost. A strong defense combined with a positive history in the community can still result in a favorable outcome.

Cristine is rated 10/10 by the Avvo lawyer rating service. She offers a reasonable flat fee pricing structure as well as a free consultation.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Assault
  • Military Defense
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are available by phone as well as in person at our Tacoma and Seattle locations.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Pricing is a flat fee and it varies based upon the type of case. We offer short term payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Cristine Beckwith, Attorney at Law
Current
Education
Gonzaga University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Washington School of Law
B.A. | Business Administration
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Awards
Rated Superb
Avvo
Rated Superb for Criminal Defense & DUI
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
The National Trial Lawyers Organization
Thought Leader
Westlaw Publishing
Rated "A"
Better Business Bureau of Western Washington
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar
Member
Current
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Pierce County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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American Association of Private Practice Lawyers and Attorneys
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Case Law Changes to Mandatory Blood Tests
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Trends in DUI Discovery
Thomson Reuters
Speaking Engagements
How to Run a Successful Law Practice, CLE, Seattle, WA
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Certifications
Teacher of continuing legal education course
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
35 Questions Answered
Q. I was involved in a mva I was cited for Careless Driving now after a week later they say they wanna charge me wit
A: Hi, sorry to hear. Yes the State can charge you with DUI after releasing you. Washington State has two years to file charges for a gross misdemeanor such as DUI.
Q. somebody reported I aimed a gun at them, police searched my vehicle and find a gun out in the open. do they have a case?
A: Sorry to hear that this happened to you. From what you have described, it appears they do have evidence to include the firearm and possibly multiple witnesses that were in the other vehicle. It is very likely that the county prosecutor's office will move forward with criminal charges. It would be a good idea for you to avoid making statements to law enforcement. You definitely have a defense to these accusations and an experienced criminal defense attorney should handle all communications as part of their representation. Many of us offer free phone consultations and can at the very least point you in the right direction. Best of luck.
Q. Assault 3 washington state. What can I do to avoid jail or prison
A: Sorry to hear of your situation. The most important thing you can do is to avoid speaking to anybody but an experienced criminal defense attorney about what happened. Speaking to law enforcement or trying to represent yourself are both very bad ideas. Most of us offer free phone consultations and can at the very least point you in the right direction. Best of luck.
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Cristine Beckwith, Attorney at Law
1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 238-8273