Seattle Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
Facing Misdemeanor Charges in WA? Get Thorley Defense Law on Your Side!
While a misdemeanor offense is not as serious as a felony, getting convicted can still lead to harsh criminal penalties, including jail time and a permanent criminal record. Your best chance to avoid conviction or get the charges/penalties reduced is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for you from start to finish.
If you or a loved one have been arrested for a misdemeanor offense in the State of Washington, let the Seattle misdemeanor defense lawyer at Thorley Defense Law protect your rights, freedom, and future. Attorney Rebecca Thorley has nine years of criminal defense experience and handled thousands of cases throughout the state. We understand what it takes to obtain the best possible outcome in your case by providing attentive and responsive legal representation inside and outside the courtroom.
Misdemeanor Classifications in Washington
Misdemeanors in Washington are punishable by a potential jail sentence of less than a year. There are two main types of misdemeanors: (plain/simple) misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors.
When it comes to plain misdemeanors, a conviction can result in a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a fine not exceeding $1,000. A gross misdemeanor carries harsher penalties.
If a misdemeanor offense involves the theft of money or property, the defendant may be ordered to pay restitution to the alleged victim, rather than a fine. The amount of restitution is typically twice the amount of the value of the stolen property.
Speak with an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
An arrest does not be you are automatically guilty of the alleged crime. You still have an opportunity to defend yourself with the help of Thorley Defense Law. Rebecca can listen to your story, assess the facts and circumstances of your case, and determine all your legal options to either get your entire case dismissed or your charge/sentence reduced to avoid spending time behind bars.
Do not hesitate to contact the firm immediately to let us get started on your defense.