Criminal Law


Those who have been charged with a crime find themselves in a complex system. If navigated improperly; their entire life could be permanently changed.

The criminal justice system can be overwhelming. When someone is charged with a crime, they enter into a confusing process and system to navigate which involves many agencies, individuals and organizations. This process is governed by the Washington State Criminal Code, an intricate collection of criminal laws. Though complex and potentially perilous, you should not feel alone, and you do not have to navigate this system by yourself.

Criminal charges in the state of Washington are categorized as either felonies or misdemeanors. Felonies are more serious crimes than misdemeanors, and they tend to carry harsher sentences. Felonies are divided into three different classes: Class A, Class B and Class C. Class A felonies are the most serious crimes in this category. All other crimes are classified as misdemeanors or gross

If a defendant is charged with DUI, the charge may be categorized as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The classification of the crime will depend on the defendant’s criminal history. Regardless of how the charge is classified, hiring an experienced attorney is highly recommended in order to mitigate potentially high sentences.

We Are Here To Help

Individuals immersed in the criminal justice system can depend on a knowledgeable practitioner in their corner. Since 2009, Joe Kuhlman has been litigating criminal cases and representing the people of Washington State. The Kuhlman Law Office litigates all manners of criminal cases.

If you have been charged with a crime or have concerns please do not hesitate
to contact contact us.