Taking a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree in Washington

Under Washington law, it’s a crime if you take someone else's vehicle without that person’s  consent and then do certain other things with it (like change the vehicle’s appearance or remove its parts).  Taking a vehicle in the first degree is a serious felony offense that is punishable by up to 10 years in state [...]

By |2022-09-21T19:01:38+00:00September 21st, 2022|Theft|Comments Off on Taking a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree in Washington

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

Theft of a Motor Vehicle in Washington State

You commit the Washington crime of theft of a motor vehicle if you steal a car or some other type of vehicle. People accused of this offense will face a felony charge (as opposed to a misdemeanor charge) punishable by up to 10 years in prison. If you or a loved one has been charged [...]

By |2022-09-14T22:06:01+00:00August 17th, 2022|Theft|Comments Off on Theft of a Motor Vehicle in Washington State

Theft of a Firearm in Washington

It is a serious crime under Washington law if a person steals, or commits a theft of, any firearm. This form of theft is a felony offense punishable by up to a decade in state prison. If you or a loved one is facing a Washington theft charge, it is critical to contact an experienced [...]

By |2022-03-30T19:41:18+00:00March 30th, 2022|Theft|Comments Off on Theft of a Firearm in Washington

Possessing Stolen Property Under Washington Law

Possessing stolen property is a serious crime under Washington criminal law. The offense can lead to felony charges punishable by up to 10 years in state prison. If you or a loved one is facing charges of this crime, please contact a criminal defense attorney today for help. How Does Washington Law Define “Possessing Stolen [...]

By |2022-01-28T23:16:36+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Theft|Comments Off on Possessing Stolen Property Under Washington Law

Shoplifting in Washington

Shoplifting is a crime in Washington whereby people steal or unlawfully take goods from a retail establishment. The offense typically leads to a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to one year in jail. If you or a loved one is facing a shoplifting charge, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer now for help. What [...]

By |2022-01-28T23:13:41+00:00December 15th, 2021|Theft|Comments Off on Shoplifting in Washington

Washington’s Laws on Misdemeanor Petty Theft and Felony Theft

Theft offenses are those that involve the stealing or possession of property that belongs to someone else. Some common examples include: shoplifting, burglary, possession of stolen property, and vehicle theft. These types of crimes can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The decision about what charge is brought is largely based on [...]

By |2021-08-13T23:27:16+00:00October 29th, 2020|Theft|Comments Off on Washington’s Laws on Misdemeanor Petty Theft and Felony Theft

Washington’s Laws on Trafficking Stolen Property

Trafficking stolen property is generally an offense that happens after there has been a theft of property. The crime is serious and can result in a prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of $20,000. If you or a loved has been charged with this offense, it is critical that you contact a skilled [...]

By |2021-08-18T21:40:43+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Theft|Comments Off on Washington’s Laws on Trafficking Stolen Property

What is Identity Theft Under Washington Law?

As the name applies, “identity theft” is a type of Washington theft offense. The crime is a very serious felony that can lead to a significant number of years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If you or a loved one has been charged with this offense, it is vital that you contact [...]

By |2021-08-24T17:40:41+00:00August 13th, 2019|Theft|Comments Off on What is Identity Theft Under Washington Law?
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