Tacoma Defense and DUI Lawyer
Criminal Defense Solutions
Without the proper support, needing a legal defense can seem overwhelming. At Jordan Foster Law, their goal is to serve as your legal guide and advocate, so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Jordan is a highly rated, Tacoma, Washington, criminal defense attorney, specializing in
No matter your legal defense needs, Jordan will develop a solution specific to your unique case.
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Meet Attorney Jordan K. Foster
My law practice focuses primarily on criminal defense. I help people facing misdemeanors, felonies, and traffic infractions. A significant portion of my practice involves DUI/DWI Defense, Assaults, Malicious Mischief, Theft, Drug Possession, Burglary, Identity Theft, Domestic Violence DV, Harassment, Traffic Tickets.
I am an active member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Washington Defenders Association, and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
A long time local to Tacoma, I graduated from Wilson High School. From there, I went on to the University of Washington and later to Gonzaga University School of Law. I enjoy rooting for both the Huskies and the Zags, but it can be bit tough come basketball season in the chance they play each other. I live in Gig Harbor with my wife, Lisa, who is also an attorney, and our two sons.
Criminal Defense, Tacoma, Washington
DUI Defense Attorney
Washington State has tough Driving Under the Influence (DUI) laws with minimum required jail times, even if you refuse to submit to blood alcohol content (BAC) testing. First-time offenders face penalties of
- mandatory two days in jail,
- up to one year in jail,
- up to $5,000 in fines and fees,
- license suspension ranging from 90 days to two years,
- drug or alcohol education, and
- one year of required ignition interlock device (IID) use.
Second-time offenders will see similar penalties, with a minimum 30-day jail sentence and a two-year license suspension. Convicted third-time offenders will serve a minimum of 90 days in jail and up to a three-year license suspension.
DUI arraignments in Tacoma generally occur the next business day after your arrest. Don’t wait to contact an experienced DUI defense attorney.
Jordan has over a 90% success rate of dismissals, acquittals, and penalty reductions for DUI cases. If you’ve been arrested for DUI, don’t wait, contact Jordan Foster Law immediately for your confidential consultation.
Domestic Violence Attorney
Washington law takes domestic violence (DV) seriously, allowing for aggressive prosecution of DV cases. Common offenses include
- telephone harassment,
- interference with domestic violence reporting,
- malicious mischief,
- violation of a no contact order,
- rape, and
- unlawful imprisonment.
Domestic violence laws in Washington dictate a wide range of penalties depending on the class of your conviction. Most DV charges are gross misdemeanors, carrying penalties up to one year in jail and $5,000 in fines. However, penalties for felony DV charges range from five years to life in prison and $10-$50,000 in fines.
Additional consequences may accompany a domestic violence conviction including loss of the right to carry a firearm or vote, as well as potential loss of job or housing. Felony convictions stay with you, making it difficult to get a job even after you’ve served your time. Even being accused of DV, without a conviction, can hurt your reputation for years to come.
If you or a family member have been accused of domestic violence, you shouldn’t trust your case to just anyone. You need a domestic violence charges attorney with a proven track record for defending DV cases. Someone with a deep understanding of domestic violence laws in Washington.
Jordan will go above and beyond to reach the best outcome for your unique circumstance. He will fight to protect your rights, obtaining records from law enforcement and conducting private investigations, when necessary. If warranted, he will challenge questionable arrests to have your case dismissed.
Contact Jordan Foster Law today to schedule your confidential consultation.
Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Often, traffic tickets seem like an inexpensive infraction. Why go through the process to hire a speeding ticket lawyer when you can just pay the fine? Tickets are often much more expensive than the $100-$500 fine stated on your speeding ticket.
In the state of Washington, moving violations remain on your driving record for three years. That is three years of increased insurance premiums on top of your fine. With an average increase of 15-25% of your annual car insurance premium, that traffic ticket will likely cost you hundreds of dollars a year while it remains on your record. For more serious offenses, it could end up costing you thousands.
For habitual offenders, you could be facing a minimum four-year driver’s license suspension, making everyday tasks, like commuting to work, seem impossible. If you are required to have a valid license as a term of your employment, you risk losing your job.
An experienced speeding/traffic ticket lawyer can often negotiate a reduced charge, lesser fine, or even have the case dismissed. Paying the fine is an omission of guilt. Before you sign that check, call Jordan Foster Law for a complimentary consultation and case evaluation.
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You don’t need to feel unsettled and uncertain about your future. Jordan will help you regain control of your life once more.
Jordan will evaluate your case and explain the legal process.
Hire Jordan and we’ll work out a strategy to get your life back.
“Where to begin, Jordan is a top notch criminal defense attorney. He is by far a superb lawyer. He contacts his clients day and night. He always does what he says no matter what. He will fight for you and the justice that you deserve. Words cannot describe what this man has done for me. Jordan is dedicated and in my opinion, the best lawyer.”
“Working with Jordan was such a relief in a very stressful situation. He explained things very well and made me feel comfortable throughout my entire experience. He was available to answer all of my questions and always got back to me immediately. He showed up to every court date and was always on time. Never left me hanging last minute worrying if he’d be there.”
“Jordan Foster’s performance exceeded my expectations. Mr. Foster has the knowledge and clearly explained my options. I Immediately hired him, completely confident. My case was dismissed. Not only was his professional performance great, but his ability to be a fantastic counsel! Mr. Foster is a honest-trustworthy lawyer for hire! I couldn’t ask for…”
Criminal Defense Attorney and Strategist
If you or a family member have been accused of a crime, from DUI to domestic violence, you need a dedicated criminal defense attorney at your side. During a confidential consultation, Jordan will hear your side and provide a complimentary case evaluation. Once hired, Jordan will walk you through the legal process as it relates to your unique case.
As your attorney, there are several roles Jordan will play.
- Investigator. Interviewing witnesses, combing through law enforcement records, and scanning available video to thoroughly investigate every angle of your case.
- Researcher. Studying pertinent case law and statutes specific to your situation.
- Defense Strategist. Developing the best strategy to reach the most favorable outcome.
- Negotiator. Negotiating lesser charges or penalties and, when possible, getting your case dismissed.
- Advocate. Keeping your best interests as the focus of your strategy and advocating for your rights at every step.
- Administrator. Filing complicated legal paperwork on your behalf.
Jordan is a skilled legal strategist. Each case has its distinct complexities, requiring a unique approach. His deep knowledge of the law and proven experience has prepared him to represent the people of the Tacoma, Washington area. He communicates with each client honestly, keeping you informed as your case progresses, and he fights to get you the most favorable outcome possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - Will contesting my speeding ticket make it worse?
A. No, contesting a speeding ticket will not make it worse. There isn’t really any pitfall to contesting a ticket other than the time you’ll waste at court. Hiring an attorney can be very beneficial as they can likely waive your appearance and handle it for you. A successful contest can also help avoid a moving violation on your record and avoid insurance hikes.
Q - Will I get a drug test on the date of my court appearance and what will my approximate penalty be?
A. Unless you have already been placed under probation, court supervision, or specific conditions of release it is unlikely you will be required to take a drug test. A charge of minor in possession (MIP) is classified as a gross misdemeanor under Washington law RCW 66.44.270. The penalty or punishment of a MIP conviction can be serious, including jail and monetary fine; not too mention a conviction on your record. However, if you have never been in trouble before, most courts and prosecutors will be fairly reasonable in these circumstances. Sometimes pre trial diversion agreements will be offered to teach you a lesson and hold you accountable, but also offer an alternative to a conviction.
If you’re facing an MIP charge you should really seek the advice of a lawyer. At such a young age, you don’t want your record tarnished, if possible. The court system can be very confusing and having a good attorney can help guide you through the process and fight for you.
Q - Misdemeanor charges at 17, what happens at 18?
A. You should know upfront whether he is currently being tried as an adult or a juvenile. If he is in the juvenile system currently, he will likely remain there. Different rules do apply between juvenile and adult court.
If this is in Pierce County, you should be able to get additional information from working with probation officer. I would also encourage you to reach out to an attorney on this matter.
Q - Can you be fined for failing to display disable parking tag properly on city street parking?
A. Yes, you can be cited and possibly fined for not properly displaying a parking tag. Many judges and parking enforcement will employ a strict letter of the law when it comes to proper display of parking passes/disabled parking tags. Unfortunately, you can’t always expect empathy or compassion from some people.
You should consider contesting the matter and request a court date before a judge. If you properly document the incident, bring in the display tag, and possible pictures of where it was displayed, you may find a compassionate judge who will let you go with a warning.
Q - How to get protection order from judge dropped?
A. To get a protection order dropped, you need to file a motion to rescind or remove. To give yourself the best opportunity for removal you should consult with a lawyer. Protection orders are put in place for a reason. The judge will not be compelled by the simple passage of time. You will need to demonstrate and show to the judge a very compelling reason(s) to rescind: factors such as counseling, treatment, medication, inherit bonds – family parent/children husband/wife, safety plans are just a few. Having third parties available for support can also help (e.g. family members, counselors). It should also be noted separate attorneys may help facilitate the request.
Q - How can I remove a no contact order between me and my husband from Washington?
A. I can only presume the No Contact Order (NCO) was put in place through a criminal court, and there is an underlying allegation of Assault or Malicious Mischief and the charge came with a Domestic Violence tag. If so, you may petition the court (file a motion) to ask the court or judge to Rescind the NCO.
Understand, the judge will not simply remove or rescind the NCO because you, or the alleged victim, is asking. There are a lot of factors the judge will consider before removing a NCO; such as, is this isolated incident, are safety plans in place, has anyone undergone treatment, were drugs or alcohol involved, etc. The judge wants assurance no further incidents are going to occur. To accomplish this, you should go speak with and hire an attorney.
Q - What I fail to yield for emergency vehicle?
A. Yes, contest the ticket! The facts and fine seem outrageous. I think hiring an attorney would be money well spent in this circumstance.