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Defense of Major Crimes

Aggressively attacking the state’s evidence and charges can make a huge difference in obtaining the best possible results.  Once an accusation is made, as an extremely detailed-oriented criminal defense attorney, Ms. Dalton takes the trouble to carefully go through all the evidence submitted by the government and to conduct an independent investigation.  Sometimes things are not as they seem and sometimes law enforcement officers make serious mistakes that violate the rights of the accused.  Ms. Dalton uses a cutting edge approach to litigation, keeping up on recent developments in the law, and has a proven track record of holding the government to its duty of complying with the rules and their mistakes against them.


Procedural rules and statutory defenses are also important parts of fighting a criminal case.  A criminal defense lawyer with thorough knowledge of these laws may be able to use them to the advantage of a person accused.  Through pre-trial motions and aggressive litigation, Ms. Dalton has obtained favorable results including dismissals, acquittals after trial and significant reduction of charges and sentences in a wide variety of cases.


When clients need to take their case to trial, Ms. Dalton is an experienced and successful trial attorney.  In addition to knowing how to develop a case for litigation, having a lawyer with the skills to get results from a jury is crucial.  Sometimes the prosecutor won’t budge and pre-trial resolution is not a satisfactory option.  When that happens, Ms. Dalton is not afraid to dig in her heels and take off the gloves.  With years of experience and superior skill in presenting cases to the jury, Ms. Dalton is never afraid to get into the fight. Sometimes, that’s just the best option.  Prosecutors will carefully consider the options before picking a fight with a formidable opponent.  Having an unwavering trial lawyer on your side gives you a fighting chance.


If charges have not yet been filed, but you are suspected of committing a crime, getting a lawyer involved before talking to the police can make a huge difference in the outcome.  Police often try to speak with suspects to strengthen their case.  Even though police may say they are trying to give a suspect the opportunity to clear his or her name or to give his or her side of the story, anything the suspect says is very likely to be used against him or her should charges be filed.  Get real advice before you inadvertently help the police build a stronger case.  Even people who have done absolutely nothing wrong can unknowingly corroborate details that seem to support the complaining party’s version of events.  Get help and advice on what to do now by calling 360-213-0013 for you free initial consultation.   


If you are suspected of committing a crime, getting an experienced attorney on board as soon as possible can make a huge difference.  Sometimes, getting quick and competent advice about how to best protect yourself from an accusation can deprive police or investigators of information they might otherwise use to accuse and convict you.  Sometimes, when police have the wrong person or don’t understand that no crime was actually committed, an experienced attorney can provide information to investigating agencies to keep them from charging the suspect.  Ms. Dalton is an experienced attorney who has successfully helped clients avoid criminal charges in past cases and can help give you a fighting chance if you are suspected of committing a crime.



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100 E 13th Street, Suite 108, Vancouver, WA  98660

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Aggressive criminal defense services available in Southwest Washington areas including Clark County, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Battleground, Ridgefield, Cowlitz County, Skamania County, and other areas.

At the Law Office of Nicole T. Dalton, PLLC, we have experience defending people against a wide variety of criminal charges, from serious violent crimes and sex offenses to traffic and driving offenses.  Some of the cases Ms. Dalton has handled pre and post accusation include:


Ms. Dalton focuses her energies on providing an aggressive, detailed approach to litigating serious charges.  Crucial to a strong defense is a thorough investigation.  Ms. Dalton works with professional investigators to explore in detail possible defenses, look for witnesses, and to scrutinize the state’s evidence.