Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney
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Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney with over 25 years of Experience in Assault / DV, DUI and other Criminal Defense Cases.
Hire an Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving the Bellevue Washington Area with Integrity and Compassion
Effectively helping clients through difficult times since 1986. *RESULTS*
Experienced Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Phil Weinberg has experience in a wide range of Criminal Defense areas. Hiring an
accomplished lawyer who knows the system to represent you is the first and most important step you must take if you are facing criminal charges in Bellevue. Attorney Phil Weinberg will provide you with the personalized, caring service and experienced legal representation you deserve. For over 25 years, Phil has been defending those accused of Assault / DV, Drunk Driving / DUI and Drug- and Theft-Related Crimes in and around the Bellevue area. Don’t delay – Get help now – call (425) 455-4784 today for immediate help. Having an experienced, tactful and relentless defense attorney on your side as soon as possible can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case.
Free Initial Consultation
If you’re looking for experienced and effective legal representation for a Criminal Case call (425) 455-4784 to schedule your free initial consultation. Attorney Phil Weinberg will be available to answer questions by phone and/or to meet in-person as he builds a defense plan tailored to your unique situation – the specific facts of your case (and each case is different believe it or not) and your unique life needs and circumstances.
Effective, Compassionate, Accessible and Experienced – Attorney Phil Weinberg will probably be your only real friend in Bellevue District Court, standing fearlessly against the City Prosecutor who seeks to prosecute and punish you and disrupt your life.
If you are charged with a crime in or around the Bellevue area, this experience could result in serious consequences that negatively impact your life both personally and professionally. Attorney Phil Weinberg, a Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney with over 25 years’ experience, consistently obtains excellent results for his clients in the Bellevue, Washington area. If you need effective legal representation for your Bellevue Criminal Case, call Phil Weinberg at (425) 455-4784 for immediate help.
Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney
Call Today! (425) 455-4784 for a Free Consultation!
Have you been charged with a crime in Bellevue? If so, then it’s most likely you were arrested by Bellevue Police and your case will be prosecuted in the Bellevue District Court.
I can’t emphasize enough that you need to make sure you hire a qualified, experienced Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney.
First Hearing with Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney Phil Weinberg
The first significant hearing is your initial (first) pretrial hearing and will ordinarily occur approximately 3-6 weeks after the arraignment. Many things need to be discussed and done to prepare for that critical hearing. This may include various private defense investigation, case analysis, alcohol/drug, mental health and DV assessments.
I know how the system works and what the Bellevue City Prosecutors will likely seek from the court against you. Also, I know which forensic evaluators and treatment professionals to refer you to so we can prepare your best defense. In addition, there are almost always other things I will ask you to proactively do in order to optimize your defense. For example, obtaining an alcohol/drug evaluation (and in some cases, a mental-health assessment) or attending a 90-minute DUI Victim Impact panel – if you are willing to do so and if it will help your defense, as it very often does). Other things you may be asked by me to do ASAP could include performing some voluntary community service hours, when applicable. These are just a few examples. Sometimes we also need to bring my private investigator in to interview police officers, witnesses and even alleged victims.
Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney Phil Weinberg will fight to get your case dismissed
As an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, I always start out optimistically and realistically thinking your case can be dismissed on good pretrial motion practice or as the result of relentless negotiation = or won at trial. I will not recommend that you proceed to trial unless you want and agree to go to trial; this is never my decision – it is yours alone. But I help you reach your decision on whether to go to trial based upon the strengths and weaknesses of the case and the charge(s) filed against you. There may be several pretrial hearings while I am negotiating or preparing for trial, arguing pretrial motions to suppress evidence or dismiss the case, and gathering all available evidence to support our defense plan.
Don’t be a ‘sitting duck’. Go to Bellevue District Court with an experienced, seasoned Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney on your side. I go all-out for my clients in the Bellevue District Court.
Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney Phil Weinberg has handled many hundreds of cases
I have defended thousands of criminal cases over the past three decades. I know my way around the system.
I am here to help you get an optimal and dignified result. Dismissal must always be the first goal, but if it cannot be had in your matter. I am extremely successful in avoiding jail time for my clients.
I look forward to showing you what I can do to help and to protect and relentlessly fight for your rights in Bellevue District Court. Call me for an in-depth meeting to go over your case and your best defense options at my Bellevue Office in the Key Center. The address is:
10900 NE 4th St, Suite 2300
Bellevue, WA 98004
About Bellevue Court & Bellevue Arrests
There is one court in Bellevue, a District Court, and it is part of the King County District Court System. The King County District Court (KCDC), East Division – Bellevue Facility (Courthouse) handles misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, infractions, anti-harassment and protection orders (if no children are involved) and minor civil actions. It enforces the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Bellevue Municipal Code, Title 10.
Have you been arrested for a Criminal charge in Bellevue?
If you’re arrested by a Bellevue Police officer for a criminal charge your case will be heard at Bellevue District Court, though if you are in custody it is possible your first appearance for arraignment or to see if the prosecutor will file its complaint within 72 hours may be in Seattle at the KCDC jail Courtroom #1. It could also be at the SCORE Jail in Des Moines on a Bellevue PD arrest. But the Bellevue District Court where all future hearing will be held is located at 1309 114th Ave SE #100, Bellevue, WA 98004. Bellevue District Court no longer handles state cases resulting from arrests by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) or King County cases that occur when a King County Sheriff arrests you; these are handled in Seattle usually if the arrest was in the Bellevue vicinity, at the KCDC West Division, Seattle Courthouse, or in the King County District Court in Redmond or the one in Issaquah.
Arrestees booked on a Friday night, over the weekend or the day before or day of a legal holiday must wait in jail until the court reopens to appear before a judge to seek their release from custody. That makes for a very tough weekend that one rarely forgets.
How it works – Your Arraignment
The first hearing is the arraignment. The plea you enter at the arraignment should always be “Not Guilty” regardless of the facts and circumstances of your case. The court will also set conditions of release at this hearing. Prosecutors often ask the judge to impose strict conditions such as a bail or an Ignition Interlock Device, EHM (Electronic Home Monitoring) or SCRAM or TAD devices to detect alcohol consumption with an ankle bracelet, orders not to consume alcohol or drugs (including marijuana except in rare cases of medical necessity), No-Contact Orders, surrender of weapons, etc. An experienced Bellevue Criminal Defense Attorney can usually effectively resist and minimize or avoid these conditions of release for his client, especially on first-time offenses.
Next – Pretrial Hearings, Negotiation
Next, there are Pretrial Conferences, also called Pretrial Hearings (PTR). Most cases have several PTR’s before they are resolved or set for trial. They generally occur 4-5 weeks apart. After a few of them, the court will often pressure the defense to conclude the case with a plea deal or go to trial. If a good offer is presented by the prosecutor, the case can be disposed of by a plea deal (plea bargain) at a PTR. During this process, your defense attorney will be investigating your case and obtaining police reports, medical records, interviews from witnesses, victims, experts and law enforcement as well as any other evidence related to your case.
There are numerous pretrial motions that can have a significant impact on your defense – or even result in the dismissal of your case. A few common ones include motions to challenge probable cause (PC) for the stop or arrest in a DUI, whether statements made by the police, witnesses or defendant are admissible, motions to compel or limit discovery and Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel deprivation motions. Pretrial motions require extensive legal briefing and strategic planning to be successful.
Readiness Hearing & Trial
Less than 15% of the criminal cases filed proceed to trial – trial is frankly the last resort due to the inherent risk and cost. You may choose to go to trial in the event the prosecution has not offered an agreeable plea deal, or if a conviction would be unacceptable or especially damaging to your career and/or personal life.
Phil Weinberg has over 25 years of experience and has a wealth of tools, an excellent private investigator available at all times, a handful of forensic alcohol drug, mental health, domestic violence and other professionals, and numerous effective and proven defense strategies to fight your case and protect your rights, interests, lifestyle, family, employment, citizenship status, ability to travel, and to preserve your liberty and FREEDOM!!! Call Phil at: (425) 455-4784.