Kitsap County Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer


Kitsap Criminal Defense provides misdemeanor defense representation for clients in Kitsap County who are charged with a misdemeanor crime. Hearings and trials for misdemeanor criminal charges made in Kitsap County may be heard by municipal courts in the city charged (Bremerton Municipal Court, Port Orchard Municipal Court, Poulsbo Municipal Court, Bainbridge Island Municipal Court), Kitsap County District Court or Superior Court here in Kitsap County.

Misdemeanor charges may be considered low level crimes, but convictions can lead to jail time and expensive fines.  A criminal record can also make finding employment difficult or even impossible in certain fields. At Kitsap Criminal Defense we understand that mistakes happen. Actions sometimes have unintended consequences.  Many times people are in the wrong place at the wrong time and may have been wrongly accused.

We Believe You Deserve the Best Possible Defense
In your defense, we diligently examine the circumstances surrounding charges, including the details of an arrest, if such action was taken, and any evidence or witnesses to ensure the actual facts surrounding criminal charges are as clear and certain as possible.  We offer experienced guidance at each step of the legal process to help you make the choices that are best for you while aggressively protecting your rights and advocating for your best interest. Defense attorneys are not magicians and cannot make guarantees about outcomes in any case, but at Kitsap Criminal Defense your rights are important to us and we believe every client deserves the best possible defense, even if there is a previous criminal record.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Kitsap County, call our office at 360.204.5954 to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney who can help you.

Kitsap County Misdemeanor Defense Attorney Representation

Kitsap Criminal Defense provides misdemeanor defense representation for clients in Kitsap County.  Hearings and trials for misdemeanor criminal charges made in Kitsap County may be heard by municipal courts in the city charged (Bremerton Municipal Court, Port Orchard Municipal Court, Poulsbo Municipal Court, Bainbridge Island Municipal Court), Kitsap County District Court or Superior Court here in Kitsap County.  If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Kitsap County, call our office at 360.471.3300 to schedule a free consultation with a defense attorney who can help you.

Misdemeanor Representation for Spanish Speakers

Language must not be a barrier to effective criminal defense in your misdemeanor case.  As a native Spanish speaker, Attorney Eric McDonald is able to ensure that Spanish speaking clients are afforded quality, experienced criminal defense.  If you have been charged with a misdemeanor and speak Spanish, please call our office at 360.204.5604 to schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney McDonald.

Idioma no debe ser una barrera para obtener representación legal efectiva y profesional en su caso penal de delito menos grave.

El Licenciado Eric McDonald habla español y puede asegurar a los clientes quienes hablan español una representación legal de alta calidad, asequible y profesional en todos los casos de delitos menos graves.

Si usted ha sido acusado de un delito menos grave y habla español, llame a nuestra oficina al 360.204.5604 para una consulta confidencial con el Licenciado McDonald.

Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Representation for Military Service Members in Western Washington

If you are a military service member in Western Washington and you have been charged with a misdemeanor in civilian courts, you are undoubtedly aware of the potential consequences.  Attorney Eric McDonald is the lead defense attorney here at Kitsap Criminal Defense.  He is also a retired Lieutenant-Commander and former Navy JAG Corps officer.  There are few attorneys with his experience and understanding of the unique challenges you face within the military and from the civilian courts.

If you are active duty military and have been charged with a misdemeanor, Attorney McDonald can help you navigate the parallel channels of civilian courts and military commands.  He has practiced on military installations throughout Western Washington including Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Naval Base Kitsap (PSNS, Bangor), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, and Naval Station Everett.

To schedule a free consultation with Attorney McDonald, call our office at 360.471.3300.

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Types of Misdemeanors in Washington State

  • Assault 4th Degree

  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence, commonly Drunk Driving, may be considered a felony under certain conditions)

  • Criminal Trespass 1st and 2nd Degree

  • Disorderly Conduct

  • Failure to disperse

  • Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree

  • Custodial Interference

  • Possession of Stolen Property (Other than firearm and motor/or vehicle- which are felonies)

  • Theft of Property valued less than $750

Misdemeanor Representation outside of Kitsap County
(King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Mason County, Jefferson County, Clallam County)

Kitsap Criminal Defense can provide misdemeanor criminal defense representation on a case by case basis outside of Kitsap County.  If you have a misdemeanor case in King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Mason County, Jefferson County or Clallam County (Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Belfair, Shelton, Port Townsend, Port Angeles and outlying areas), contact our office at 360.204.5954 for a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney.

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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.