Criminal Defense

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In Times of Peril
Call Rick Merrill

You can call Rick at any time, 24 hours a day, even if it's 3:00 o'clock in the morning and you've just been arrested, Rick is always available to answer your legal questions.

We know you have questions, we've answered a few of them below, but we know you're probably thinking the following:

  • How much is this going to cost?
  • How am I going to pay for it?
  • What's going to happen next?

Call Rick now and you'll get both answers to those questions and an experienced attorney who has deep connections with the local legal system.

 Rick H. Merrill - Criminal Defense Attorney

Rick H. Merrill - Criminal Defense Attorney

Everybody's situation is unique. Until you speak with an attorney, your options are unknown and you are unsure of what will happen next. 

425 259 4972
In times of peril call Rick Merrill


I have a criminal charge, how much is it going to cost me?

Each case is different, so it is best to talk with Rick directly.  There are cases that are misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony cases.  Rick would like to talk with you directly to find out more about your case.

How long will this process take?

Most criminal cases take at least 6 months or more to come to completion.  Rick wants to make sure to get the best possible outcome for you and he needs time to gather all of the evidence and make the best possible defense for you.

What if I can't pay the retainer fee?

Rick is very flexible.  Just let him know your situation and he will be able to give you options.

What can I do now?

The most important thing that you can do once Rick is retained, is notify the court of any address changes.  They will be mailing court date information to the address on file, and if that is incorrect you might not receive the court date in a timely manner

I am really worried I don't understand the legal system

The legal system is very intimidating. Fortunately, Rick is a very experienced criminal defense attorney, and once he is retained, you can be assured that your case will be taken care of from beginning to end.  It is Rick's job to worry about the legal system.  Once hired the complexities of the legal system will be something you should not have to worry about.


What will I hear from Rick, when I call?

Rick will ask you a series of questions to determine how to best help you.  He will ask a list of questions such as, which court your case is located, have you been in this situation before, and of course what happened during the incident?

Why should I hire Rick for my criminal case vs. another criminal defense attorney?

Rick's experience in the criminal justice systems spans several decades.  He has worked in the criminal justice system doing various jobs.  Rick has been a volunteer in the juvenile jail, a prison guard on death row, a correction counselor at a work camp,  a state parole/probation officer, US probation/parole officer, and has been practicing law since 1992.  Rick has established professional relationships with several prosecutors and judges in Western Washington, and will do his best in assisting you during this difficult time.

Do I have to attend the court date?

It is best to plan on attending every court date.  Each case is handled differently, when you talk with Rick directly he will advise you on which court dates you need to attend. 

Will Rick represent me at all of my court dates?

Rick will be present with you through the entire process.  We want to assure you we take each case very seriously and see to it that your case will be handled with the utmost priority

In times of peril call Rick Merrill

425 259 4972