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Homicide and Violent Crime Lawyer Seattle

Seattle Homicide Lawyer

If you are charged with homicide, it is critical that you put your life in the hands of a skilled and experienced homicide attorney who has successfully defended this most serious of all offenses.  If you are charged with vehicular homicide, murder by abuse, manslaughter, or even First Degree Murder, you will need to have a highly-skilled criminal defense attorney on your side.

Washington Homicide Lawyer

Experience is critical because you will be facing one of the top prosecutors that the State of Washington employs.  Not only will you face senior prosecutors, but you will also be up against all the money, resources, and technology that the prosecutor’s office can bring.  You need a champion criminal defense attorney on your side, one that has a high-level understanding of forensics, and one that can put together a high-level defense.

Homicide Attorney Seattle

I am an experienced Seattle homicide lawyer, and have 26 years of defending all types of violent crimes, ranging from simple assault and domestic violence to Capital Murder. I aggressively defend these cases, and I never give up.

In one case I defended, a young man and his cousin were charged with breaking into the house of his cousin’s wife and abducted her.  His cousin then shot her in the head. My client was charged with aiding this attempted murder, and also with attempting to run her over with his car after the shooting.  However, after a several week trial, including the testimony of a defense accident reconstruction expert, my Client was acquitted on all counts.   

I have represented many people charged with First Degree Murder, and from Dec. 1995 until July, 2009 I have represented an inmate on death row here in Washington. My client has been on death row since 1991, the longest of any person in the State of Washington, and his case is on appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. I believe that it is my hard work for over 13 years which has prevented his execution, and will likely stop his execution completely on appeal.
Also, I recently conducted at state court trial challenging as cruel and unusual the lethal injection protocol in Washington. This case is currently on appeal where I will present oral argument in the Washington Supreme Court on March 2010.
I know how to conduct a major homicide defense and how to get the job done.  When your life is on the line, you need more than just a good effort, you need results.

If you’ve been accused of homicide or are under investigation for homicide, please call me today to schedule your free initial consultation to discuss how we will fight this charge together.

The Law Office of Scott Engelhard serves clients in Seattle, Washington, and throughout the greater Seattle Metro area, including Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, Tacoma, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Puget Sound, SeaTac, Federal Way, Puyallup, Everett, Lynnwood, Bothell, Marysville, Tukwila, Burien, Mt. Vernon, King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, and Skagit Counties.

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Scott Engelhard has over 26 years of experience handling criminal cases in Federal Court and State Court. He has handled dozens of complex cases, and hundreds of smaller cases, at both trial and on appeal. If you or a loved one are under investigation for or charged with a crime, contact us for a free […]

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As a graduate of UCLA School of Law and having argued many cases before the Washington Supreme Court as well as the Federal Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, I will share with you the law applicable to your case and help you reach the best result possible in your case. Contact us with […]

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