At Betancourt Law, we know that your time is valuable.

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a felony or misdemeanor crime, this is a very stressful time. Before hiring a criminal defense attorney in the Tri-Cities, speak with several defense attorneys until you find an attorney that has the necessary education, training, and experience.

Complicated law, simple results.

I build relationships with clients by clearly communicating with them and being honest. I certainly don’t sugar coat your problems to make you feel better. I 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 I don't rack up "fake" hours.

I am with you, every step of the way.

I leverage my networks, resources, knowledge, and wisdom to get you through your crisis. I seek to inspire, be results driven, and build relationships in the communities I work in, 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, I 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 I 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.

I put a premium on the accessibility. 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, providing you secure access to your case documents.

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.

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

Meet the Attorneys at

Betancourt Law

Jared R. Hanson

I was born and raised in Tri-Cities where I graduated from Kennewick High School.  I left Kennewick for ...

Branden D. Landon

My name is Branden Landon. I was born in Riverside, California. Over the course of my life I ...

Angel David Betancourt

I am an attorney located in Richland, Washington. I grew up in Yakima, Washington. After a short stint ...