Spokane Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney in Spokane

Fighting to Protect Your Rights for 25+ Years

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter with life-changing implications. Aside from facing potentially heavy fines and penalties, your record, reputation, and freedom are all on the line.  Because of the high stakes, it is imperative to get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

At Karen Lindholdt, we understand what is at risk and can provide you with the representation and support you need to fight the charges and protect your rights. With nearly three decades of experience under our belt, we will plan strategically and battle aggressively for you to bring about a favorable outcome.

Navigating the justice system can be complicated and overwhelming; you will need guidance every step of the way. We can provide that guidance and the educated counsel you need when making hard decisions. When you go with our firm, you can rest assured that we will put our best efforts into your defense to give you the best chance of success.

Discuss your case with one of our Spokane criminal defense attorneys by contacting us online or calling (509) 779-8180. Se habla español.

Cases We Handle

When you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you may feel scared and uncertain. This is where we come in to reassure you. An arrest is not a conviction, and you still are innocent until proven guilty. The state prosecutes aggressively and will be ready to throw the book at you, but as your legal counsel, we can make sure your case is treated fairly and your rights are protected. While no law firm can guarantee results, our dedicated team will explore all the options and strive to help you reach your desired outcome or reduce the penalties so you can move forward with dignity.

We handle cases involving the following criminal charges:

Domestic Violence

Charges of domestic violence can cause outrage and make the public view you as a monster. Far too often, accusations of domestic violence can stem from an argument and be overly exaggerated. We understand how such accusations can significantly damage your life, which is why we take an aggressive approach to defending our clients to preserve your reputation and future. We will conduct our own investigation into the incident and build a strong defense on your behalf.

Sexual Assault

Being accused of sexual assault when you are innocent can ruin your reputation and put your future in jeopardy. The community may shun you and your own family members may turn against you, but you can trust us to remain in your corner. We will use every tool in our legal toolbox to ensure that your story is heard in court and defend you against the accusations. 


When tempers flare during an argument, things can go left real quick. You may get arrested and an accuser may charge you with assault. No matter what degree the assault charge may be, a conviction can follow you for the rest of your life, making it hard to find employment, housing, or financial assistance. For this reason, you need a tough, dedicated Spokane criminal defense attorney to fight the prosecution and ensure you receive a fair trial.

Violent Crimes

Anyone charged with a violent crime in Washington or Idaho faces a tough road ahead. The courts prosecute these crimes aggressively and a conviction can come with a lengthy prison sentence, heft fines, and a ruined record. From battery to rape to even murder, we can advocate for you in the courtroom to ensure you get the best possible defense. 

Serving Clients Throughout Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho

If you are facing criminal charges, you may not know where to turn. You need legal counsel you can trust to navigate through the complicated processes of the justice system. With a qualified criminal defense lawyer on your side, you can get the help you need to fight a conviction and reduce the penalties so your record is not tarnished. By choosing not to fight or hiring the wrong firm, you could be subjecting yourself to serious consequences that will forever impact your personal life, career, and reputation.

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Get Help Today From Attorney Karen Lindholdt

At Karen Lindholdt, we help clients like you see the light at the end of the tunnel. We know that more serious crimes are prosecuted much more harshly, and therefore are harder to win – but we are not ones to back down from a challenge. We bring our deep knowledge of the law and decades of experience to the table to help clients build compelling defenses that will convince juries and cast doubt on the prosecution. Our goal is to vindicate you and clear your good name, and we will use our savviness aggressive attitude, and strategic approach to help you to reach that goal the best we can.

Discuss your case with a Spokane criminal defense attorney today by calling (509) 779-8180 or completing our simple online form. We are standing by and eager to provide you with key legal advice.


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