Obtain Diligent Misdemeanor Legal Defense Before It’s Too Late
In the state of Washington, misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes are the least serious of criminal charges, but this doesn’t mean you should take them for granted. Misdemeanors can land you a sentence of up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, whereas gross misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail and fines as high as $5,000.
Although misdemeanor crimes are considered less serious offenses than felonies, this doesn’t make it any less stressful. These go on your record and can complicate a number of matters in your personal and professional life if not handled properly. This can include loss of employment, loss of child custody, forfeiture of your driver’s license, and more.
Examples of Misdemeanor and Gross Misdemeanor crimes include:
- Simple assault
- Domestic violence charges
- Driving without a license or with a suspended license
- Misdemeanor theft
- Disorderly conduct
- Violations of protection or anti-harassment orders
- Most Fish & Game violations including commercial violations
- Malicious Mischief
All criminal charges should be taken seriously. Failure to show up to court can not only result in a warrant for your arrest being issued, but it can also result in your driver’s license being suspended. It is important that you understand your rights and learn how your case may affect you.
Finding yourself on the wrong end of the law can be terrifying, regardless of the charge. Endless questions reel through your mind such as how you should conduct yourself in court, what you should tell officials, and whether or not you could actually face jail time. You may feel like police officers, court officials, and even the judge are not listening and are not here to help you. The criminal justice system can be a dehumanizing experience – their goal is to make someone pay for an action that has occurred, regardless of its impact on your life and the lives around you.
When you need answers from a legal team that treats you like a human being, we are here for you. We will guide you through the criminal justice system, helping you understand what is at stake and your options. This includes solutions that protect your future and your rights.