Kitsap Criminal Defense- 25+ Years of Criminal Defense Experience Serving Kitsap County: Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and Surrounding Areas


Kitsap Criminal Defense is the Criminal Law division of Compass Legal Services, P.S. located in Silverdale, Washington, serving all of Kitsap County including Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and the surrounding communities as well as military service members throughout Western Washington. Kitsap Criminal Defense provides criminal defense services for felony and misdemeanor cases including, but not limited to, traffic violations, DUI (Drunk Driving or Driving Under the influence), drug charges, Class B and Class C Felonies, and misdemeanor charges ranging from theft, criminal trespassing, domestic violence, and driving without a license. We also provide criminal defense for Juvenile cases.

Attorney Eric McDonald

Kitsap Criminal Defense is led by criminal defense attorney Eric McDonald, a retired Navy JAG officer with over 25 years’ experience in criminal defense.  Attorney McDonald is a native of Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish and English as native languages.  Mr. McDonald provides criminal defense services for both Spanish speaking and English speaking clients.  Eric is committed to serving the area’s military community and has served as a past president for the WSBA Legal Assistance for Military Personnel program.

In addition to his Criminal Law Practice, Mr. McDonald consults with military service members and practices in Immigration Law and Landlord Tenant Law.  He spends a great deal of time in volunteer service through WSBA’s LAMP program and with Kitsap Legal Services.

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Compass Legal Services, P.S

Kitsap Criminal Defense is a division of Compass Legal Services, P.S. (CLS), a multi-practice firm founded in 2014 by our Managing Attorney, Heather Forrler.  CLS is a trusted legal resource for individuals, families and businesses throughout Kitsap County and often beyond.  Our firm helps hundreds of clients each year in the practice areas of:

Criminal Law matters may intersect or cooccur with legal issues from other practice areas and our firm is privileged to assist clients in matters within the entire scope of our practice.

Attorney Heather Forrler

Attorney Heather Forrler is the founder and Managing Attorney at Compass Legal Services.  She practices in Family Law, Estate Planning and Business Incorporation while overseeing the total operations and services of the firm.  She began as a practicing attorney in 2002 and founded Compass Legal Services, P.S. in 2014.

Criminal Defense Attorney Eric McDonald