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WE WILL GET YOU THROUGH THIS
WE WILL GET YOU THROUGH THIS

Being charged with a crime can feel like the world crashing down on you. Let our courtroom-tested defense lawyers step in, protect your rights, and fight back on your behalf.

Black & Askerov is a team of expert criminal attorneys. Criminal defense is all we do, and we’ve been doing it for more than 20 years. Based in Seattle, we specialize in the defense of serious criminal cases in state, federal and appellate courts throughout Washington. Our attorneys are leaders in the field, and have the accolades, results, and reviews to show it. From federal crimes, white-collar defense, and serious drug crimes, to homicides, assaults and sex crimes, we have the experience, skill, and toughness required to achieve results that you will not get elsewhere. We have a team of attorneys and staff ready to hit the ground running as soon as we take your case. Call us and let us be the ally you need in what will likely be one of the scariest and most stressful situations of your life.

Black & Askerov is Endorsed By:

10.0Christopher Robert Black
10.0Teymur Gasanovich Askerov
Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Kirkland

A CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM THAT NEVER STOPS FIGHTING

Don’t ever give up on your case. We certainly don’t. With over three decades of experience, our dedicated and proven defense attorneys know the importance of standing by your side, upholding your rights and believing in positive results.

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A CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM THAT NEVER STOPS FIGHTING

Don’t ever give up on your case. We certainly don’t. With over three decades of experience, our dedicated and proven defense attorneys know the importance of standing by your side, upholding your rights and believing in positive results.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

federal crimes
Violent Crimes
child pornography
domestic violence
pre-charge investigations
forfeitures
white collar
SEX CRIMES
DRUG CRIMES
appeals & Post-conviction relief
dui defense
protection orders

SEATTLE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS GUARDING YOUR FREEDOM

At Black & Askerov, PLLC, we understand the serious consequences that may follow a criminal conviction and the importance of fighting for a defendant’s rights to the limits of the law. We are attorneys who have developed a hard-earned reputation as leaders in the criminal defense community. With offices in Seattle, our dedicated criminal defense lawyers are tireless in investigating each client’s case, negotiating during the plea bargaining process, and aggressively preparing cases for trial.

If you choose us, you can trust our expert criminal lawyers to provide an honest assessment of your options, rather than promising unrealistic results. Committed to pursuing your optimal outcome with single-minded determination, our criminal defense firm represents Washington residents in the following areas:

Some criminal cases require skilled courtroom advocacy, some cases require insiders’ knowledge of the intricacies of the legal system, some cases require deep investigation into the prosecution’s alleged “facts,” some cases require extensive knowledge of constitutional issues to challenge the government’s investigation, and some cases require aggressive confrontation of witnesses. We rely on all of these strategies wherever they’re needed. But all cases require tenacity and a refusal to accept results that are unfair, unjust, or just plain wrong. And while we can’t ever promise any particular result, what we can promise is that you’ll get our all, in every single case.

Call us now to get the superior protection and representation you and your loved ones deserve. We always offer a free consultation. Just contact us and let us help.

MEET OUR SEATTLE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

PROFESSIONAL. RELIABLE. DEPENDABLE.

Tim Akerov

Tim Askerov

Criminal Defense Attorney – Seattle, WA

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Chris Black

Chris Black

Criminal Defense Attorney – Seattle, WA

Meet Chris
Chris Black

Sarah Kohan

Criminal Defense Attorney – Seattle, WA

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THE BLACK & ASKEROV BLOG

A COLLECTION OF FIRM NEWS AND INSIGHTS INTO CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE AREAS AND ISSUES

Please find below our most recent posts. Visit the Black & Askerov Blog here to view and access all of our firm’s blog posts.

Revised Code of Washington – A Legal Guide to the Most Common Crimes

Washington state criminal laws are statutes written and passed by the Washington state legislature and can be found in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). These laws define what is considered a crime in Washington State.

Although RCW sections provide the formal definition of a criminal offense, court case law, legislative history, and jury instructions offer further guidance as to how particular sections apply.

Below, our skilled criminal defense attorneys offer an in-depth legal analysis of the most significant RCW criminal sections.

 

RCW 9A.08.020 – Accomplice

 

RCW 9A.32.030 – Murder in the First Degree

RCW 9A.32.050 – Murder in the Second Degree

RCW 9A.32.055 – Homicide By Abuse

RCW 9A.32.060 – Manslaughter in the First Degree

RCW 9A.32.070 – Manslaughter in the Second Degree

 

RCW 9A.36.011 – […]

Washington Law on Indecent Liberties

Under Washington criminal law, you generally commit the crime of indecent liberties if you have sexual contact with another person and either do so by means of physical force or threats, or when the “victim” is incapable of providing consent. The offense is similar to rape.

Indecent liberties is a serious felony in Washington (as opposed to a misdemeanor) and a conviction could lead to a life term in state prison. Please contact a skilled criminal defense attorney now if you or a loved is being charged with any type of sex crime.

How Does Washington Law Define the Crime of “Indecent Liberties”?

RCW 9A.44.100 is the Washington statute that defines the crime of […]

Promoting Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor

It’s a crime under Washington law for a person to promote commercial sexual abuse of a minor. The offense is a serious felony, and a conviction could lead to a life sentence in state prison. Please contact a skilled criminal defense attorney now if you or a loved one is being charged with any type of sex crime or criminal offense involving a minor.

How Does Washington Law Define “Promoting Commercial Sexual Abuse of a Minor”?

RCW 9.68A.101 is the Washington statute that sets forth the crime of promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor. Per this law, you are guilty of a crime if you knowingly:

  1. Advance commercial sexual abuse of a […]

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