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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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Reviewed by Nadine Bertman July 16, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia 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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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
  • 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.
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Gonzaga University School of Law
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University of Washington School of Law
B.A. | Business Administration
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Rated Superb
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
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Pierce County Bar Association
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Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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American Association of Private Practice Lawyers and Attorneys
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Articles & Publications
Case Law Changes to Mandatory Blood Tests
Trends in DUI Discovery
Thomson Reuters
Speaking Engagements
How to Run a Successful Law Practice, CLE, Seattle, WA
Teacher of continuing legal education course
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24 Questions Answered
Q. I just received a request for DUI hearing But I have never been arrested. Is this a mistake?
A: I'm sorry to hear. The Department of Licensing can and will take administrative action on your license when they receive a police report that meets certain criteria for suspicion of DUI. The license suspension will range from 90 days to 1 year depending on what is alleged in the report. This is completely independent of the criminal process. It sounds like you were investigated for DUI and a police report was authored. You should consult an experienced DUI attorney to discuss the risk of criminal charges being filed.
Q. I was arrested and made aware of an restraining order by officer. He showed me on computer. I ever got paper copy¿
A: Sorry to hear. An attorney can file a motion to reconsider for lack of service. You should contact an attorney ASAP.
Q. My boyfriend and I are involved in a DV case and he had a court date this week but missed it
A: Be very careful. If you attempt to change your story, you could be charged with making a false or misleading statement or obstruction of justice. Also, remaining in contact with your boyfriend puts him at risk for a violation of the No Contact Order.
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Cristine Beckwith, Attorney at Law
1115 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 238-8273
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