Being charged with a felony is a serious accusation. A felony conviction can have severe consequences on your employment, housing, education, ability to possess a firearm, and voting rights. It is important to hire an attorney who is skilled at felony practice, one who has fought against felony prosecutors across the state, and one who has won felony trials in many different Washington State counties.
In Washington, there are three levels of felonies. See RCW 9A.20.010.
Class A felonies are the most serious, and include crimes such as murder, manslaughter, rape in the first and second degree, assault in the first degree, robbery in the first degree, burglary in the first degree, child molestation, arson in the first degree, kidnapping in the first degree, and others. Class A felonies are punishable by up to life in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. All class A felonies require a prison sentence after conviction, even if a person has no criminal history.
Class B felonies are punishable by up to ten years in prison and a fine of $20,000. These crimes include: assault in the second degree, theft in the first degree, theft of a motor vehicle, possessing stolen property, drive-by shooting, unlawful possession of a
Class C felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison and fine of $10,000. These crimes include: vehicle prowling, criminal trespass in the first degree, theft in the second degree, forgery, rape in the third degree, assault in the third degree,
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If you are charged with a felony offense, call Gause Law Offices today at 206-660-8775 for a free consultation.
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