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Have You Been Charged with a Crime? DUI, domestic violence, felony or misdemeanor, the potential consequences are the same.  You could face jail, probation, thousands of dollars in fines and loss of your job or license.  If this has you worried, call us to today to get the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.  If you have been wrongfully charged with a crime, we can help you prepare a strong defense and fight for your liberty.

Why do I need a criminal defense attorney?

Even if you don’t think you want to go to trial, you should consult with a criminal defense attorney.  Maybe you’ve said to yourself,  “I know I did it; I should just plead guilty and not waste everyone’s time.”  While this might seem like you are taking responsibility, you may be making an irresponsible and rash decision.  Judges have wide discretion when sentencing.  Without having a criminal defense attorney to carefully negotiate on your behalf, you could be taking on jail when you didn’t have to.  You could be pleading to more serious charges than you needed to.  Worst of all, you might be wrong in your belief that your are guilty.  The law can be complicated and an experienced criminal defense attorney might show you that your case is actually defensible.  Even if you are guilty, hiring a criminal defense lawyer can insure that you understand all potential consequences.  It can guarantee that you are sentenced fairly.  And it can make sure you don’t plead to more serious charges than absolutely necessary.  At VanWa Legal PLLC, we can help negotiate reduced charges, less jail time, lower fines, less restrictive probation and more.  Because you likely don’t know how the system works, handling things on your own leaves your fate to chance.

Why Hire Roger Priest?

Roger Priest is a former prosecutor, former public defender and long-tenured private criminal defense attorney in Vancouver WA.  Roger Priest has handled thousands of cases and nearly one hundred jury trials.  Do you want the best help in the courtroom?  Then you need the help of someone who lives in the courtroom.  Whether you’re facing a felony or misdemeanor, we can help.  We handle DUI charges, domestic violence charges, drug charges, assault, burglary, robbery, weapon charges, traffic crimes, serious felonies and more.

How Will You Afford Good Representation?

Call VanWa Legal PLLC today to schedule a a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.  We can help throughout Southwest Washington.  Is money an issue?  We also offer flexible flat-fee payment plans and will work with you to be able to afford quality representation.  Give us the chance to earn your trust and business.

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Has someone injured you?  Then you owe it to yourself to consider whether they have insurance that will cover your personal injury claim.  Isn’t that why insurance exists?  Unfortunately, insurance companies want to pay out as little on insurance claims as they can.  They will often try to get you to settle your claim quickly and without help for a low sum.  They also employ a team of lawyers to help them fight paying more than they need to if the case goes to court.  This is where a Vancouver WA personal injury lawyer like Roger Priest can help!

How much is my personal injury claim worth?

If you have a personal injury claim, you may need compensation for your medical costs, future medical needs, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering or more.  Every personal injury case is different, so it takes an experienced personal injury lawyer to help determine the value of your case.  At Van Wa Legal PLLC, we can help you gather evidence, guide your treatment, and build a winning claim that will maximize your potential recovery.

So where should you start?  Above all, you should follow four simple rules to protect your claim.  First, seek medical treatment right away.  It may seem obvious, but if you don’t even go to the doctor or follow through with treatment, the insurance company will devalue your claim.  Don’t “tough it out” if you’re in pain.  It could worsen your condition and leave you paying for the bills.

Secondly, you should collect as much evidence early as is available.  Evidence can go missing and memories can fade.  In the end, the evidence is the strength of your case.  The longer you wait to gather it, the less quality evidence that may still be around.

Third, you should be patient.  Don’t rush to settle your case before you’ve healed.  Maybe you want to pay some bills or are thinking of what else you could buy with the money.  This can be a dangerous way of thinking if you’re still recovering.  What if your recovery takes longer than anticipated?  What if you don’t fully recovery?  You only get one chance to settle your claim.  Don’t rush in and undervalue your injuries.

Finally, you should call for the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.  If you’ve followed the above steps, then the tough question is “how much is your case worth?”  How do you calculate all of your past and future medical needs, lost wages, lost earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering damages?  What was it all worth in cold hard cash?The answer to this question can vary depending on who you ask.  It is easy to shortchange yourself.  You can settle your claim on your own, but you may always wonder whether you sought enough.  Calling a personal injury lawyer to help you can take out the guesswork.

How can I afford a personal injury lawyer?

We offer a free consultation on every personal injury case.  We also don’t earn our fee unless we can recover compensation for you.  That way you only have to pay us out of your final recovery.  We are conveniently located in downtown Vancouver WA, but we take cases across the state of Washington.  Are you too injured to travel?  No problem.  We will come see you.  We are here to serve you and will do whatever it takes to earn your trust and business.  As your personal injury lawyer, we want to serve you.

Located in Downtown Vancouver, Washington

Serving Clark County and Throughout Washington

On criminal cases, we serve Clark County (including the municipal courts of Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, and Woodland).  Plus we also take criminal cases as far away as the Southwest Washington counties of Cowlitz, Skamania, Lewis, Klickitat, Wahklakum, Pacific, or Thurston counties.  On personal injury cases, we are willing to travel anywhere in Washington State for the right case.  If you have a personal injury case, do not hesitate to call us to discuss.  You might be surprised how far we’ll go to serve you.

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How much does an attorney cost?

On criminal charges we offer flat fees and payment plans

We offer flat fees and payment plans on criminal charges.  If you need a DUI attorney or criminal defense lawyer tomorrow, we can meet today and get the ball rolling.  A criminal lawyer is not cheap, but we will work with you if you cannot pay it all up front.  Call today!

On personal injury cases we offer contingency fees

You don’t need a fortune to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.  We can help on a contingency basis.  This means we don’t earn a fee unless we earn you a settlement or award.  We can evaluate your case for free and will fight hard to help you recover well-being.

Why VanWa Legal PLLC?

  • Dedication.  We are available 24/7.
  • Experience.  We’ve won scores of jury trials and handled thousands of cases.
  • Satisfaction.  We make sure you know your case and our winning strategy.
  • Results.  There are no guarantees in life, but a great attorney always helps your odds.

Client Testimonials

Mr. Priest is very good at his job . . . .  I will never go to anybody else.

Brandon Lockwood

Couldn’t have asked for a better outcome with my case.

Jade Williams

Never had a doubt that he’d get my case dismissed.

Travis Stackhouse

I was and am very thankful for his hard work.

John Wilson

I HIGHLY recommend roger, he is affordable and does an amazing job.

Breanna Grisham