About Us

Complicated law, simple results.

We’ve built relationships with clients by clearly communicating with them and being honest and we certainly don’t sugar coat your problems to make you feel better. We analyze problems, and then give solutions that are practical for your situation; not just cookie-cutter answers. Not every client requires a complicated strategy; so we don’t rack up “fake” hours.

We’re with you, every step of the way.

We leverage our networks, resources, knowledge, and wisdom to get you through your crisis. We seek to inspire, be results driven, and build relationships in the Tri-Cities community, focused on community stakeholders who need results fast.

An Aggressive, Proactive Approach to all Cases

Some criminal defense lawyers take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach. They stall until the first court date, or until they receive the police reports, before investigating and working up your case.

By contrast, we believe there’s no time to waste. The most critical window for defense work may be the first few days following an arrest, or even prior to formal charges being filed. By getting to work immediately, often we can locate favorable defense evidence and witnesses, and get a “head start” towards defeating the charges.

Facing criminal charges traumatizes people. Nothing compounds the stress more than the inability to reach your attorney.

At the Betancourt Law, we put a premium on the accessibility of our Washington criminal defense lawyers and support staff. We’re here to provide moral and emotional support as well as legal representation. To do this, we observe two policies:

  1. Every client phone call, email or text is returned as soon as possible;
  2. Every client gets access to our firm’s legal software portal, which allows the client to view documents in your case.

Not only does this provide you the assurance of knowing you can reach your lawyer at critical times. It also helps us to do our job more effectively.

We find that close client interaction is pivotal to our work. Our clients are the best resource for understanding what happened and who the key players are in the case. We want to hear from you, and you’ll definitely be hearing from us as together we map out the story and put together the best defense possible.

Meet the Team

Angel Betancourt - Attorney at Law

Angel Betancourt, grew up in Yakima, WA. He joined the United States Air Force in 2005. While in the USAF he was a TACP (Tactical Air Control Specialist). As a […]