Criminal Defense

-Legal Defense Services for Serious Criminal Offenses

After you’ve been charged with a crime, one of the first steps you should take is to contact a lawyer. Having a defense lawyer review your situation and work to identify potential issues with the arrest or conduct of law enforcement could drastically affect the outcome of your case. Handling matters on your own could result in the abandonment of potential defenses.

LaCross & Murphy, PLLC, is led by skilled trial attorneys who have extensive experience handling criminal law matters. Our firm is located in Port Orchard, and we represent individuals facing misdemeanor and felony offenses throughout the surrounding Washington areas. We take a team-oriented approach to representing our clients so we can best address your legal needs.

We routinely represent clients in courts and therapeutic courts in Kitsap County, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island and other cities and counties near Kitsap County, Washington.

DUI Defense

You’ve been pulled over by law enforcement and now you face a DUI charge. What’s next? What can you do to protect your rights? Can you avoid jail time? Can you prevent a license suspension and/or a conviction?

Drug Offenses

The consequences for drug offenses vary greatly. With your future at stake, it is important you have experienced legal counsel. Your choice of an attorney can have a direct impact on the outcome of your criminal case.

Domestic Violence & Assault

Once you are charged with a domestic violence-related offense, there are many complications that can affect you, your kids and your family. Even what you think is a misunderstanding could lead to serious criminal charges. Our lawyers will seek to prevent such problems, if possible.

Criminal Law Cases We Handle

When your future is at stake, you want to be represented by a lawyer who cares about the outcome of your case and doesn’t look at your situation as just a case number. At LaCross & Murphy, PLLC, we are proactive in working hand in hand with our clients and in developing effective defense strategies that will likely achieve the best result.

Our Kitsap criminal lawyers focus on defending clients in the following legal areas:


Murder / Homicide Defense


DUI / Drunk Driving Defense


Drug Charge Defense


Firearms Offense Defense


Traffic Court and Infraction Defense Traffic Ticket Defense


Robbery and Theft Defense


Domestic Violence


Vacation of Criminal Conviction


Restoration of Gun Rights


Assault Defense

Criminal offenses can be particularly complex for military members.

An offense can negatively impact employment and status in the military. We have extensive experience in representing military members in criminal cases at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

To book your initial free consultation with LaCross & Murphy, PLLC, contact us at 360-895-1555 to get in touch with our team. We handle cases for military members of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and McChord Air Force Base.

Contact Us About Your Case

Whatever your legal issue may be, whether it's a personal injury or a criminal charge, we are always available to help. We promptly respond to all phone calls and emails.