Our Defense Attorneys Represent Clients in the Following Practice Areas:

The Seattle drug crime lawyers at Black Law represent people who have been charged with a wide range of offenses related to controlled substances, ranging from simple possession to trafficking and conspiracy...

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Black & Askerov, PLLC represents individuals who have been charged with fraud and other white collar crimes. We also become involved in the investigative stage of these cases, which is often where we...

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Our Seattle federal crime lawyers can represent people who have been charged with a wide range of federal offenses. Whether it's a drug trafficking charge, a sex offense, an allegation of fraud or another white collar crime, or...

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The criminal defense lawyers at Black & Askerov represent people in many Washington communities who have been charged with violent crimes, as well as other offenses. We rely on nearly two decades of legal experience...

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Our criminal defense attorneys assist defendants who have been charged with sex crimes. Some examples of these crimes include: rape, prostitution, sex with a minor, and molestation. The Black & Askerov lawyers draw on...

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Our firm assists defendants who have been charged with domestic violence offenses, both felonies and misdemeanors. We start by providing each person who seeks advice from us with an honest and...

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Those charged with theft offenses need immediate representation and our theft lawyers are here to help. Knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated, Black & Askerov starts as early as possible in every theft case...

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The criminal defense lawyers at Black & Askerov represent people in Seattle and all over Washington state who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence, or DUI, as well as other driving-related offenses...

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We protect the rights of people who have been charged with a wide range of offenses and our defense lawyers can actively investigate cases before any charges are made. We understand the stress...

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Black & Askerov, PLLC is well experienced with appeals and post-conviction relief and our defense attorneys represent Washington residents in appellate proceedings...

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The attorneys at Black & Askerov assist both petitioners and respondents in protection order cases in Seattle and other Washington communities. At Black Law, we have over two decades...

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Our criminal defense lawyers work to fight forfeiture cases. The forfeiture lawyers at Black & Askerov, PLLC are committed to helping those in Seattle and across Washington protect their rights and their property...

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Black & Askerov often gets asked questions on certain Washington crimes and issues/topics related to Washington's criminal procedures. In response, we provide the following answers to many of our clients' frequently asked questions:

Please note that we are always updating this list. If you have questions about anything not covered above, simply contact us now and we are more than happy to answer your questions.


Black & Askerov, PLLC represents clients in a wide variety of practice areas - including practice areas at both the state and federal levels. Our Seattle criminal defense lawyers have nearly two decades of combined experience advocating for the rights of our clients and crafting strong arguments on their behalf. We take pride in our commitment to giving clients a straightforward and honest assessment of their case, neither overselling nor underselling their prospects. Our Seattle criminal defense attorneys recognize the importance of understanding each individual client’s situation and will keep you aware of your rights and options at every step of the way - no matter the practice area in which you seek representation in. Whether you need a drug crime attorney or assistance with charges involving white-collar crime, sex crime, domestic violence, DUI, or another offense, we are here to make the process as smooth as possible under the circumstances.

Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious matter that may come with significant penalties. In many cases, these include the possibility of steep fines and jail time. A criminal record also often carries a social stigma that may make it difficult to find and keep a job. This is why it's crucial that a person suspected of or charged with a crime seek the advice of an experienced Seattle criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Constructing a Strong Defense in a Criminal Case

The good news for a person charged with a crime in Washington is that state and federal laws provide a number of potential safeguards and defenses. This holds true across multiple practice areas. The first is the burden of proof. It is important to remember that the burden is at all times on the police and prosecutors to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime with which you are charged.

Other defenses often relate to how police officers and prosecutors obtained the evidence that they want to use against you. To pull over your car or stop you on the street, for instance, an officer must have a reasonable suspicion to believe that you are committing or were recently involved in a crime. When law enforcement wants to search a home without a warrant from a judge, the standard is even higher. Police officers must have probable cause to believe that there is evidence of a crime inside, or the situation needs to fall under one of several exceptions to the rule. These exceptions include situations in which evidence or contraband is likely to be destroyed if the police do not get it immediately or if they are in “hot pursuit” of a suspect. If police officers fail to adhere to these rules, the evidence obtained generally may not be used against you.

Explore Your Options with a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Seattle or Surrounding Areas

At Black & Askerov, we have had significant success fighting charges - across multiple practice areas - based on various procedural and substantive grounds. We understand the stress that being charged with a crime may cause to both the person charged and their family. Our Seattle criminal defense attorneys work tirelessly to resolve these matters on appropriate terms. Our firm also has significant experience working with immigrant communities to protect the status of citizens of other countries who are charged with a crime in the United States. We serve clients throughout the city of Seattle, as well as in Tacoma, Everett, Kent, Bellevue, and other areas of King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. We can also arrange translation services for clients who speak Korean, Russian, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, French, Tigrinya, Somali, Vietnamese, and many other languages. Call (206) 623-1604 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a member of our firm if you need help in fighting any state or federal charges or in related types of cases such as protection orders or forfeitures.


Black & Askerov, PLLC is rated an extraordinary criminal defense firm for a reason. Contact us now and let us help.

We serve clients throughout Washington including those in the following localities: King County including Bellevue, Kent, and Seattle; Benton County including Kennewick; Chelan County including Wenatchee; Clallam County including Port Angeles; Grays Harbor County including Aberdeen; Kitsap County including Port Orchard; Kittitas County including Ellensburg; Pierce County including Tacoma; Skagit County including Mount Vernon; Snohomish County including Everett; Spokane County including Spokane; Thurston County including Olympia; Whatcom County including Bellingham; and Yakima County including Yakima.

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