Criminal Defense

“I don’t make value judgments or moral judgments, I make legal judgments.

I ask the government to follow the law. If the facts and the law show that the case

should be dismissed, that’s what I ask the courts and government to do.”

-John Kannin

Criminal acts are defined as offenses against the public order that violate a specific criminal statute. The federal government – along with cities and states – prosecutes people who commit crimes that range from minor traffic violations to violent offenses such as rape and murder. The person charged with a crime – the defendant – is represented by a criminal defense attorney. The lawyer who represents the governmental body pursuing charges against the defendant is called a prosecutor.

A crime committed in the State of Washington is classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The penalty imposed when a person is convicted of a crime depends on the type of crime and whether the individual has a prior criminal record.

If you are charged with a crime in the Seattle area, you need the legal counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Remember, the prosecutor has all the resources of the government arrayed against you. In order to protect your rights you need a defense attorney who will fight for you. Washington Criminal Defense Attorney John Kannin and Kannin Law Firm’s criminal defense practice focuses on matters involving DUI, drugs and VUCSA charges, accidents, white collar crimes such as frauds and forgeries, sex crimes such as rape, molestation, possession of illegal pornography, and violent crimes including vehicular assault, assault, domestic violence and homicide.

Hiring an Experienced Criminal Law Attorney

Kannin Law Firm P.S. is a criminal defense law firm that has been helping clients throughout Washington State contest their criminal charges and obtain superior results for over ten years. Our skilled attorneys have years of courtroom experience and we are fully prepared to undertake our clients’ cases. When we work with our clients, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive the attention, resources, and dedicated legal counsel that they deserve. When you hire Kannin Law Firm you will have the best attorney to represent you.

What Should I Do If I Have Been Charged With a Crime?

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you will need help to succeed against the government. Call Kannin Law Firm P.S. at 206.257.7950 or fill out the contact form on the right of this page. We can evaluate your case, advise you of your best legal options, and start working to secure your rights. If you have been charged with a crime you need to act quickly to ensure that your rights are protected. The sooner an attorney is able to help and advise you, the more likely your case will have a satisfactory resolution.

Free and Confidential Initial Consultation

In order to ensure the best results in your case, contact an attorney right away. Don’t speak to the police, FBI, prosecuting attorney or other government representatives. Once you contact us, we will set up an appointment for you to meet directly with criminal defense attorney John Kannin for a free consultation. Mr. Kannin will assess your risk of being convicted of the crime you are charged with or being investigated for. He will advise you on the penalties you face and begin to build your defense. Your meeting is completely confidential.

If you have been charged with any of the following criminal offenses, Kannin Law Firm can help. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Criminal Defense Areas of Practice


  • Felony Assault
  • Assault and Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Telephone Harassment and Malicious Harassment
  • Criminal Traffic Offenses
  • Hate Crimes


  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
  • Negligent driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Vehicular Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide

Drug Offenses

  • Possession
  • Delivery
  • Manufacture
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy/Designer Drugs
  • Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine and crack
  • Heroin
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Firearms and Weapons
  • Illegal Possession
  • Dangerous knives
  • Explosives and bombs

Sex Crimes

  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Prostitution, Promoting and Solicitation
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Child Pornography
  • Voyeurism
  • Child Molestation
  • Indecent Liberties


  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Felony theft
  • Theft by Deception
  • Robbery

White Collar Crime

  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Identity Theft
  • Internet and Computer Crimes
  • Clearing Criminal Conviction Records
  • Vacating Criminal Records
  • Sealing
  • Dismissal Orders

Violent Crimes

  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Assault and Battery
  • Kidnapping
  • Carjacking
  • Armed Robbery

Call us today at 206.257.7950 for your free and confidential consultation.

Give us a call and let us help you build your case. During your consultation, we will discuss your case and whether it is likely that you will be convicted of the criminal charges filed against you . From there, your Kannin Law Firm Seattle and King County criminal defense lawyer will advise you on the next steps and outline the legal process that lies ahead, including timelines and fee structures. We work hard to defend our clients and provide flexible payment plans to make our services affordable.