Tacoma Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer

Any lawyer can plead you guilty. That's not what you need. You want to know that your attorney has done everything possible to beat the charges or reduce the consequences. You want a lawyer who is willing and able to take your case to a jury if necessary.

I am Les Tolzin, a criminal law attorney with 18 years of trial experience. I have handled every type of criminal case from DUI to aggravated murder. Every client gets my undivided attention and my best effort, because I understand what's at stake for you.

My criminal defense practice is located in Tacoma, Washington. I take cases in Superior, district and the municipal courts of Pierce County, as well as Thurston County, King County, federal district court and beyond. Call me for passionate, proven defense of any misdemeanor or felony, including:

  • Drug charges
  • Drunk driving
  • Assaults and domestic violence
  • Sex offenses and violent felonies
  • Theft and burglary
  • White collar crimes
  • Juvenile crimes

I'm Not Afraid to Go to Trial

When you hire me, I personally handle your case from start to finish — not a junior associate. I will explain the charges and the possible outcomes. I will review the evidence piece by piece and then I will mount a smart, aggressive defense and take on a criminal justice system stacked against you.

I will go to trial if the prosecutor's best offer does not benefit my client, and I have a record of success in achieving favorable results for my clients. There's too much at stake to rely on the mercy of the system. You need a fighter.

Criminal Law Is All I Do

Contact my Tacoma law office to speak with me directly and find out where you stand. I offer a free initial consultation, including evening or weekend appointments. I accept Visa and MasterCard.