Seattle Gross Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
Let an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Fight for You
There are two types of misdemeanors in Washington: misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors. Since gross misdemeanors are considered more serious than plain or simple misdemeanors, a conviction carries harsher criminal penalties, such as a longer jail sentence.
If you or a loved one is facing a gross misdemeanor charge in Seattle, let Thorley Defense Law help you avoid serious criminal penalties or getting convicted. With nine years of experience, Attorney Rebecca Thorley has handled thousands of cases throughout Washington State. We can investigate your arrest, gather and review evidence, and help you obtain the most favorable result in court.
The Difference Between Misdemeanors & Gross Misdemeanors
As we mentioned before, a plain misdemeanor is less serious compared to a gross misdemeanor. Getting convicted of a gross misdemeanor is punishable by a jail term of up to 364 days and a maximum fine of $5,000, while a misdemeanor conviction carries a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a fine of up to $1,000.
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, if the offense involved the theft of money or property, the judge may order you to pay restitution to the victim, rather than a fine. The restitution amount may be twice as much as the amount you allegedly obtained from the offense.
In addition, a gross misdemeanor conviction can lead to a criminal record. After serving your sentence, getting a job or professional license, finding housing, or taking advantage of other opportunities in life can be extremely difficult.
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Due to the seriousness of the penalties you face for a gross misdemeanor, it is imperative to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system while fighting for the best possible outcome. We provide personalized and responsive legal representation to each client, giving them the attention necessary to get their lives back on track.
Call (206) 202-8250 to learn more about Thorley Defense Law and how the firm can help you.