Criminal Charges

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Felony & Misdemeanor Charges: Stop, Arrest, and Penalties

What should I do after an Arrest?

An arrest for a criminal charge is a very stressful event, and it can cause much anxiety.  It can happen to anyone.  You may be thinking what is going to happen to my license?  Will I have to serve jail or prison time?  Am I going to lose my job? It may feel like the end of the world, IT IS NOT!  But, it is absolutely time to level the playing field with an experienced attorney.

In this situation, the best thing to do is hire an experienced attorney immediately!  The faster you have an attorney on board, the more you will understand about the process and your rights.  You will know what to expect.  For Example: How can you help preserve evidence in your favor?  Who should you confide in?  Time is of the essence.

A great criminal defense requires knowledge of case law, the judge, the prosecutor, but of utmost importance…how to best maneuver your specific case in the system.

Contact our office today to see how we can help you with your criminal charge, your consultation is always free.

Some of the Criminal Charges We Handle

 Below is a non-exclusive list of charges and specialty courts that we handle and a link to their statutory authority.  If you do not see your charge here, please contact us to discuss your case.

The Revised Code of Washington

Sets out the differences between classes of crimes from Misdemeanors to Felonies, and has specific rules on when the crime must be filed by the Prosecutor’s Office.

Misdemeanor charges can either be a Gross Misdemeanor or a Simple Misdemeanor.  A Gross misdemeanor can be punished no more than 364 days in jail and $5,000 fine.  A Simple Misdemeanor can be punished no more than 90 days in jail and $1,000 fine.

Felony charges can either be Class A, B, C or unranked.  A class A felony can be punished no more than life in prison and a $50,000 fine.  A class B felony can be punished no more than 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. A class C felony can be punished no more than 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  Unranked felonies are punished 0-12 months.

RCW 9A.20.021  Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after.

A Felony Score Sheet is completed for every felony charge to calculate the standard sentencing range.  The calculation takes into consideration a persons criminal history, concurrent offenses, whether the person was on community custody status at the time of the offence and any mandatory enhancements by statute.  RCW 9.94A.525 Sentencing Reform Act.

 

A Felony Score Sheet is completed for every felony charge to calculate the standard sentencing range.  The calculation takes into consideration a persons criminal history, concurrent offenses, whether the person was on community custody status at the time of the offence and any mandatory enhancements by statute.  RCW 9.94A.525 Sentencing Reform Act.

The Statute of Limitations is the amount of time the government has to prosecute for a certain crime. There are many exceptions, but generally a felony must be prosecuted within 3 years of its commission, a Gross Misdemeanor must be prosecuted within 2 years of its commission, and a Simple Misdemeanor must be prosecuted within 1 year of its commission.  RCW 9A.04.080.  This time limit is tolled by Statute (put on pause) if the person is not within the state and therefore unavailable for prosecution.

 

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PAYMENT PLANS

Representation for criminal charges is based on a flat rate fee.  We understand that criminal charges aren’t usually planned.  Our office can work with you by accepting payment plans.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, American express, Money Orders and Cash.