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Hart Jarvis Murray Chang PLLC Seattle's Premier Criminal Defense Firm

Our Case Results

Read more about how we have helped our clients obtain favorable outcomes for their cases. While each situation is different, our careful planning and compassionate representation has earned us a reputation as the criminal defense lawyers in Seattle clients can trust. Call Hart Jarvis Murray Chang PLLC for a free consultation.

  • Child molestation — dismissed.
  • Assault 1 with firearm enhancements (exposure over 15 years) — reduced to Assault 3 with no firearm or weapon enhancement and 22 month agreed sentence.
  • Felony forgery cases — dismissed.
  • Sexual assault protection order petition where we represented the Respondent — protection order dismissed.
  • Indecent liberties (felony sex offense) — reduced to non-sex offense misdemeanor on day of trial.
  • Federal felony tax fraud — dismissed.
  • Burglary charges (three counts) — dismissed after successful completion of Drug Court program.
  • Assault 4 allegation — dismissed.
  • Felony harassment charge — reduced to misdemeanor harassment with credit for time served sentence.
  • Federal probation violations — credit for time served and close file (no additional probation).
  • Assault 1 with firearm enhancement — reduced to Assault 2 with no firearm enhancement.
  • Domestic violence Assault 4 — dismissed.
  • Murder 1 investigation — no charges filed based on self-defense claim.
  • Motion to terminate supervised release in federal court — granted.
  • DUI — dismissed.
  • DUI — reduced to negligent driving.
  • DUI — reduced to negligent driving and dismissed following a deferred sentence.
  • Sexual exploitation/patronizing a prostitute — dismissed.
  • Felony sex offense — reduced to a misdemeanor.
  • Domestic violence no-contact order violation conviction — reversed on appeal.
  • Assault 4 and resisting arrest convictions — reversed on appeal.
  • Assault 2 — trial verdict of not guilty.
  • DUI — trial verdict of not guilty.
  • Reckless driving — trial verdict of not guilty.
  • Harassment — dismissed.
  • Harassment — trial verdict of not guilty.
  • Misdemeanor assault — trial verdict of not guilty.
  • Domestic violence assault — trial verdict of not guilty.
  • Possession of stolen property — trial verdict of not guilty; found guilty of lesser charge
  • Possession with intent to deliver controlled substances — hung jury.
  • Assault 2 — trial verdict of not guilty; found guilty of unlawful display of a firearm.
  • Robbery 2 — trial verdict of not guilty.
  • Unlicensed hulk hauling — trial verdict of not guilty.
  • Robbery 1 — successfully negotiated for juvenile client charged as an adult to have case transferred back to juvenile system.
  • Domestic violence no contact order violation and Harassment — dismissed.
  • DUI — dismissed after winning suppression motion.
  • Unlawful bus conduct — dismissed.
  • Libel and defamation — successfully defended a client in a libel and defamation lawsuit.
  • Felony drug charge — reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time.
  • Assault 4 — dismissed.
  • Assault 4 — hung jury; case later dismissed.
  • Misdemeanor harassment — dismissed.
  • Petition to terminate juvenile sex offender registration — granted.
  • Robbery 1 — reduced to theft 1 with credit for time served sentence.
  • Rape of a child — hung jury; case reduced to a non-sex offense.
  • Drive-by shooting — successfully negotiated for juvenile client charged as an adult to have the case transferred back to juvenile system.
  • Bank fraud — hung jury; case later dismissed.
  • Felony harassment — hung jury; case later dismissed.
  • Misdemeanor stalking conviction — reversed and dismissed on appeal.
  • Misdemeanor unregistered contracting conviction — reversed on appeal.
  • Child molestation charge — dismissed.
  • Felony drug charge — dismissed after filing motion to suppress evidence.
  • Stalking conviction - reversed and remanded for a new trial after appeal.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • AV Preeminent
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Criminal Defense Top 10 Attorney and Practice Magazines 2018
  • Avvo Client Choice Award 2017 - Brent
  • National Trial Lawyers 40 under 40
  • Avvo 10.0 - Zach

True Stories from Our Clients

  • I'm more at ease knowing that I have someone in my corner

    “I enjoyed my conversation with Brent, because he was very open honest and let me know what my options were.”

    - Alan
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    “Very professional, straightforward, transparent and full of integrity. I was very glad to have Kristen on my side!!”

    - Previous Client
  • I can wholeheartedly recommend Kristen V. Murray as a lawyer without reservation.

    “I was unexpectedly arrested on a harassment charge and found myself in need of an attorney. Happily, I was referred to Ms. Murray, who helped me navigate the unfamiliar paths of the legal system with ...”

    - Chris
  • I feel much better and more hopeful than I did before I spoke with him.

    “Brent was very easy to talk to and gave me really helpful information. I feel much better and more hopeful than I did before I spoke with him. I would highly recommend him.”

    - Share
  • He kept me informed every step of the process.

    “I would recommend Brent Hart to anyone who is facing any kind of legal situation.”

    - Sandra
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