Practice Area Overview

At the law firm of Matthew R. Hoff, Attorney at Law, in Vancouver, Washington, I provide skilled legal representation for people accused of a wide range of crimes, with an emphasis on issues related to domestic violence, DUI and drug crimes.

As a criminal defense attorney in Vancouver servicing DUI and other cases, I devote my legal practice to criminal defense covering all felonies and misdemeanors. My focus on criminal defense allows me to stay current with the laws as they change, and it provides me the experience necessary to effectively protect my clients’ rights, interests and most importantly, their freedom. I do not dabble in criminal defense. Basically, criminal defense is all I do.

For a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact me today. I can address your concerns relating to all types of offenses:

Drunk Driving Defense Attorney in Washington

DUI/DWI: I provide aggressive DUI defense for people throughout the State of Washington. I work to minimize the consequences of DUI charges and to protect the driving privileges of my clients. With extensive knowledge of field sobriety tests and other elements of DUI defense, I handle all types of drunk driving defense, including first offense DUI and repeat DUI offenses. I also handle driver’s license suspension and revocation issues.

Drug Crimes Defense Attorney in Washington

Drug crimes: A conviction for almost any drug offense, including drug possession, can come with potentially severe consequences. If you have been accused of any drug crimes, I can effectively represent you and protect your interests.

Juvenile Defense Attorney in Washington

Juvenile defense: I provide aggressive juvenile defense representation to minimize the long-term consequences a juvenile adjudication can have on a child’s adult life.

Domestic Violence Defense Attorney in Washington

Domestic violence defense: I have developed a track record of success handling domestic violence matters, including both felony and misdemeanor offenses. I work diligently to avoid conviction and am always prepared to go to trial in these matters to protect my clients’ interests. In the event that a conviction is unavoidable, I work to minimize the consequences of a domestic violence conviction. If you have been charged with a domestic violence offense, a key component to your defense and success may be uncovered by way of a privately conducted investigation. I routinely collaborate with private investigators to obtain the evidence necessary to build strong cases.

Felony domestic violence: The variety of felony charges related to domestic violence is nearly limitless. Felony domestic violence charges include assault, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, assault of a child, felony harassment, domestic violence violation of a no-contact order, burglary in the first degree, residential burglary, and malicious mischief.

Misdemeanor domestic violence: Domestic violence matters may involve a wide range of specific charges, including assault in the fourth degree, disorderly conduct, harassment, cyberstalking, domestic violence, violation of a no-contact order, malicious mischief, and interference with reporting of domestic violence.

Domestic violence and the military: For people who serve in the military, a domestic violence conviction is a threat to their careers, livelihoods and reputations. A domestic violence conviction makes the person convicted ineligible to possess a firearm — an essential tool for members of the military. Consequently, a domestic violence conviction may result in early and involuntary discharge from the military.

Anti-harassment and orders of protection: A civil protection order or anti-harassment order may appear on a background check, regardless of whether or not there are related criminal charges. Accordingly, civil protection order requests should be taken seriously and handled without delay.

Probation Violation Defense Attorney in Washington

Probation violations: Prompt attention to probation violations may mean the difference between jail time and no jail time. You can also fight to have no-contact orders dropped when you and your family are ready to be reunited after a domestic violence conviction. Let me assist you in taking the necessary steps to minimize the risk of jail for probation violations and also address post-conviction remedies like having a No Contact Order dropped.

Contact me today to schedule a free initial consultation.