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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Were you charged with a Yakima or Kittitas County criminal charge? You're probably worried about jail, impacts on employment, probation consequences, and a slew of other things. Tony Swartz, an attorney in Ellensburg, knows how to help.

Tony takes a proactive approach to your case, seeking to assist you with completing any requirements BEFORE you resolve the case. Tony offers flat fee payments so you know exactly how much you will end up paying for attorney fees. As the former prosecutor for various entities, including City of Ellensburg and the  Yakima area, he maintains excellent working relationships with all required parties. It is important that you hire an attorney who has knowledge about the local court system. He is available to assist with:

  • DUI defense
  • Assault, disorderly conduct defense
  • Domestic violence defense
  • Theft defense
  • Alcohol related charges such as minor driving after consuming alcohol cases, minor in possession of alcohol (MIP) defense
  • Any other misdemeanor charged in District Court


If you are charged with a crime, you need a good criminal defense attorney on your side. That's Tony Swartz. Tony has many years of experience as both a criminal lawyer and a prosecutor, so he understands both sides the issues. He's your best choice for a criminal attorney in Ellensburg, Yakima, and surrounding areas. He has handled, most from start to finish, nearly an estimated 10,000 criminal cases including over 60 jury trials. He has dealt with various types of civil cases, including administrative law hearings, Superior Court cases, District Court cases, and more.

Criminal Charges

Oftentimes criminal charges seem to come out of nowhere. You may get into an altercation in a bar. You may have a fight with your spouse and before you know it, the police are there. You may not have thought the situation was a big deal, but when you have been arrested, you must take the charges seriously.

The Law Office of Tony Swartz also specializes in DUI cases. Although you may have friends or acquaintances who have gotten a DUI, being convicted of driving under the influence can result in loss of driving privileges, fines and jail time. Tony is known as a top DUI attorney in Ellensburg, Washington. He has defended many residents who have been charged with DUIs, but got them reduced or minimized in terms of jail, license loss, fines, probation, or other aspects.

Tony also handles cases involving misdemeanor thefts. These cases can range from shoplifting to simple mistakes that really aren't theft at all. It is important to have an experienced attorney work with you, as a theft
charge on your record can have serious long term consequences for employment, living situations, and more.

Any criminal case is very serious. It's important to have a competent lawyer by your side to protect your interests and ensure you are treated fairly by the courts and prosecutors. A conviction stays on your record and can impact your ability to get a job, security clearance, travel out of the country or own a gun.

Best Criminal Lawyer in Ellensburg, WA

When you hire a criminal attorney to defend you in an Ellensburg, Washington or in the Yakima area,  it's critically important that they have experience in defending others who have been charged with similar crimes. Tony has many years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, but he also has years of experience working in the county and city prosecutor's offices.

This kind of experience is invaluable in a criminal trial. Because Tony has been on all sides of the courtroom, he knows how the prosecutor's office works. He knows what type of evidence they are looking for, how they prepare for cases and what they expect at trial.

When you or a member of your family needs a criminal attorney in Ellensburg, Washington, call Tony now. Being charged with a crime is scary. It can cause months of worry and anxiety while you prepare for trial. Make things easier on yourself and hire Tony Swartz.

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Law Office of Tony Swartz

Tony Swartz is a lawyer who practices criminal defense in Kittitas County and Yakima County. He also represents clients with speeding tickets and other infractions. Call today for a free consultation.

Tony has lived in Ellensburg since 2005, other than a brief break for law school. He attended CWU and Willamette University College of Law.

Contact Info

​PO Box 684
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Office: 422 N Pine, Ellensburg WA 98926

[email protected]
509-293-7593
Fax: 509-295-8378

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