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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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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Nadine Bertman
Nadine Bertman July 16, 2019
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Cristine is one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in the state of Washington due to her work ethic and the results that she generates for clients.
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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
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
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
Owner
Cristine Beckwith, Attorney at Law
- Current
Attorney
Pierce County DAC
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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
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013, 2014)
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Society of Legal Advocates
Thought Leader
Westlaw Publishing
Thought Leader in DUI Defense
Westlaw
Clients' Choice Award
AVVO
Best of Tacoma Award for Criminal & DUI defense
US Commerce Association
Best of Tacoma Award for Criminal & DUI defense (2008 - 2010)
Top 15 DUI Blogs
Blogging Awards Organization
Rated "A"
Better Business Bureau of Western Washington
Professional Associations
Pierce County Bar Association
Member
Current
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WWL
Attorney Member
- Current
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National College for DUI Defense
Attorney Member
- Current
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Old Town Business and Professional 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
Attorney Member
- Current
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Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Attorney Member
- Current
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Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
Attorney Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Washington Defender Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Juveniles Charged as Adults
WAHM
Case Law Changes to Mandatory Blood Tests
WSBA
Trends in DUI Discovery
Thomson Reuters
How Acid Reflux Affects the Breathalyzer Test
Cantor Law
Reckless Driving vs DUI in Washington State
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Speaking Engagements
Human Rights, Myra Bradwell Award Ceremony
How to handle a driving while license suspended case., WSBA CLE
Oral board interview for law enforcement position, Oral board interview
The Fallacy of Field Sobriety Tests, Chamber Monthly Meeting
Juvenile Law, Criminal Defense for Juveniles
DUI, Trends in DUI Discovery
Continuing Legal Education Course for Attorneys, Guest Lecturer
How to Run a Successful Law Practice, CLE, Seattle, WA
WSBA
Certifications
Teacher of continuing legal education course
WSBA
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Website
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Legal Answers
59 Questions Answered
Q. My son feel out over a cigarette they had to reputation him. No they are saying my son is smuggling drugs in cause he
A: Sorry to hear. Your son should ask to speak to an attorney. Drug smuggling is a very serious allegation.
Q. Does a police officer in Washington State, have to ask the driver if he wants to take a sobriety field test.
A: Yes, law enforcement must inform that the field sobriety tests are optional. This is one of many issues that can be challenged by an experienced DUI lawyer.
Q. Will signing an affidavit hurt me as a victim?
A: Sorry to hear. Do not sign anything without the guidance of an attorney representing you.
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Contact & Map
Cristine Beckwith, Attorney at Law
1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 238-8273
Monday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 9 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 9 PM (Today)
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