Seattle Felony Defense Attorney
What Crimes Are Felonies in Washington State?
Washington has three felony classifications: Class A, B, and C felonies. Class A felonies are the most severe, while Class C felonies are the least serious of the three classes.
The following is a breakdown of the felony classes in WA:
- Class A felony: Punishable by a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000. Common examples of Class A felonies include murder, rape, and assault with a deadly weapon.
- Class B felony: Punishable by a maximum prison term of 10 years and a fine not exceeding $20,000. Common examples of Class B felonies include manslaughter, burglary, and grand theft auto.
- Class C felony: Punishable by a maximum five-year prison sentence and a fine no more than $10,000. Common examples include lesser assault offenses, as well as theft of property valued from $750 to $1,500.
As we mentioned before, a felony conviction can have severe long-term repercussions – even after you complete your prison sentence. A felony on your criminal record can make it extremely tough to get a job, obtain a professional license, find a place to live, or live a normal life.
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In virtually every case, the sooner you hire a criminal defense attorney after being charged with a crime—or even when you think you are the subject of a criminal investigation—the better off you will be. When your Seattle attorney is on board right from the beginning, they will be able to build a solid defense on your behalf.
Let Attorney Thorley Protect Your Rights & Future
Felony offenses in Washington are punishable by a state prison sentence and fines worth tens of thousands of dollars, rather than spending less than a year in county jail and being subject to less costly fines for misdemeanor offenses. In addition, a felony conviction can lead to a permanent criminal record and being stripped of certain rights, such as gun and voting rights. To avoid conviction or get your charge/sentence reduced, you must hire a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to fight for you during this difficult and trying time.
Thorley Defense Law has handled thousands of cases throughout the Greater Seattle Area. With nine years of experience, Attorney Rebecca Thorley can listen to your story, thoroughly review your case, and figure out all your available legal options to obtain the best possible result. We will answer any questions or concerns throughout the legal process while protecting your rights and freedom every step of the way.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a felony offense, do not hesitate to let Thorley Defense Law fight for you. Rebecca can investigate your arrest, collect and examine evidence, and create an effective and personalized defense strategy to either get your case dismissed altogether or your sentence reduced to avoid prison time.
Call (206) 202-8250 today for more information about the firm.