The Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S., provides aggressive criminal defense against felony charges in state, federal, and appellate courts in Seattle and throughout the State of Washington.
We regularly defend clients accused of:
-Murder & Homicide
-State Restoration of Firearm Rights
-Vacation / Expungement of Criminal Record
-State Court Criminal Defense
-Federal Court Criminal Defense
Firm founder John Henry Browne (JHB) is a top-ranked attorney known for his aggressive defense of clients and his decades of obtaining successful results. Along with his associate Emma Scanlan, a Super Lawyers magazine "Rising Star" for 2010, JHB guides clients and their families through the criminal justice system. We invite you to learn more about these experienced litigators and their successes by visiting our attorney profiles and press pages.
State Court Criminal Defense:
If you have been charged with violating a criminal statute in the State of Washington, it is critical that you contact an experienced defense attorney who can help you minimize your punishment or possibly avoid conviction. If you are convicted, your sentencing will depend on the court's determination of the severity of your crime. There are three classes of felonies, Class A being the most serious and Class C being the least serious. For instance, if you are convicted of first degree murder, the most serious level of Class A felonies, you could face more than 20 years in prison or even the death penalty, whereas a conviction for second degree theft, a Class C nonviolent felony, may result in substantial fines and two months of jail time. No matter the charge, conviction of a felony is a serious matter that can substantially impact your life. Consult with an experienced attorney who can advise you on your rights and represent you in court.
Federal Court Criminal Defense:
The U.S. government has enacted a substantial body of federal criminal statutes, including many laws governing drug crimes. In addition, crimes under state law can become federal crimes if any part of the offense was committed across state borders. If you have been charged with violating a federal statute, you may be tried and, if convicted, sentenced under complex advisory federal sentencing guidelines. If you have been charged with violating a federal criminal statute, contact an attorney who is experienced at handling cases in the federal courts as soon as possible.
If you have been convicted of a crime, you may have the right to appeal your conviction. However, your appeal must be based on some type of error which occurred during your trial. Even if you can prove an error occurred, not all errors will result in a reversal of your conviction, such as "harmless errors." However, "reversible errors," including improperly admitted evidence, can sometimes be enough to overturn a conviction. If you have been convicted, contact an experienced appellate attorney who can advise you on your rights as soon as possible.