Washington Hate Crimes

Washington law makes it a crime if you perform certain criminal acts against someone because of that person’s attributes or make-up (for example, the person’s race or religion). Hate crimes are serious felonies in Washington punishable by confinement in state prison for several years. If you are facing criminal charges under Washington or federal law, [...]

By |2022-09-27T20:46:39+00:00September 27th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Uncategorized, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington Hate Crimes

Taking a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree in Washington

You are guilty of a crime in Washington if you intentionally take a vehicle without the permission of the owner. The offense is often referred to as “joyriding.” The crime is a serious felony (as opposed to a misdemeanor) that can lead to a jail term of up to five years. If you or a [...]

By |2022-09-14T21:59:32+00:00August 31st, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Theft|Comments Off on Taking a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree in Washington

Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

Under Washington law, you are guilty of a crime if you possess a stolen vehicle. The offense is a serious felony (as opposed to a misdemeanor) that is punishable by up to a decade in state prison. Please contact a criminal defense lawyer now if you are facing criminal charges. What is the Crime of [...]

By |2022-09-14T22:03:56+00:00August 24th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Theft|Comments Off on Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

Federal Law on Felon in Possession of a Firearm

U.S. federal criminal laws make it a crime for a felon to possess a firearm. A violation of these laws is a felony offense punishable by years in state prison. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges involving a firearm, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer today for help. Can a Felon [...]

By |2022-09-14T23:46:02+00:00August 10th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Federal Law on Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Graffiti Charges Under Washington Law

In general, you commit the crime of graffiti if you tag graffiti on public or private property without the owner’s consent. The offense is a gross misdemeanor under Washington law that could lead to custody in county jail for up to one year. If you or a loved one is facing a graffiti charge, please [...]

By |2022-09-15T03:52:47+00:00July 27th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues|Comments Off on Graffiti Charges Under Washington Law

What is Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree?

Promoting prostitution in the second degree is a serious crime under Washington law. People commit this offense if they profit from or advance prostitution. The crime is a felony (as opposed to a misdemeanor) punishable by up to five years in state prison. If you or a loved one is facing a prostitution charge, it [...]

By |2022-09-15T03:54:32+00:00July 13th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues|Comments Off on What is Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree?

Computer Trespass Under Washington Law

Washingtonians commit the crime of computer trespass if they gain access to another person’s computer system and do so with the intent to commit another crime. The offense is a serious felony under the law that can lead to a prison sentence of up to five years. If you or a loved one is facing [...]

By |2022-06-15T18:25:36+00:00June 15th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, White Collar/Fraud|Comments Off on Computer Trespass Under Washington Law

Washington Law on Possessing a Stolen Firearm

People in Washington commit the crime of possessing a stolen firearm when they have a stolen firearm on their person or in their control. The offense is a serious felony that can result in a state prison term of up to 10 years. If you or a loved one is facing an illegal firearm possession [...]

By |2022-05-04T18:47:56+00:00May 4th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington Law on Possessing a Stolen Firearm

Pre-Charge Investigations in Washington Criminal Cases

A “pre-charge investigation” is when a criminal defense attorney or law firm investigates criminal acts that a person is alleged to have committed. The investigation takes place before a prosecutor actually files formal charges of a crime. The investigation plays a valuable role in the criminal court process in so far that it could convince [...]

By |2022-04-27T20:55:39+00:00April 27th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues|Comments Off on Pre-Charge Investigations in Washington Criminal Cases

Washington Law on Stalking

Under Washington criminal law, people commit the crime of stalking if they repeatedly harass or follow another person, and as a result, the person fears for his or her safety. The offense can lead to felony charges punishable by several years in state prison. If you or a loved one is facing a stalking charge, [...]

By |2022-04-13T19:39:43+00:00April 13th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Protection Orders|Comments Off on Washington Law on Stalking
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