Criminal Defense: Felony
If you are convicted of a felony crime in Washington, you can be sentenced to 1 or more years of jail time and made to pay fines in excess of $5,000.00. The severity of this sentence will be increased if you have previous criminal history.
Of all criminal convictions, felony convictions are the most likely to result in incarceration. If you have been charged with a felony crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to begin protecting your rights as soon as possible. Examples of felonies include perjury, assault, aggravated assault, carjacking, blackmail, robbery, theft, bigamy, bribery, kidnapping, pandering, rape, arson and trafficking.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor, do not trust that a misdemeanor charge will remain a misdemeanor. Certain misdemeanors can be amended so that they can be prosecuted as a felony, depending on the case details.
Having a criminal defense attorney represent you is important, as they can fully understand the elements of the charge, the burden of proof for the prosecutor, whether to have an judge or jury trial, how to present a trial, and alternatives to trial. A criminal defense attorney cannot guarantee results, but can properly walk you through this complicated process.
Please contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to discuss you possible criminal misdemeanor charges. You can contact us at 425-255-4542 or visit our other criminal defense articles on our web page. Our firm is available to assist you in your legal needs.