Unlawful Imprisonment in Washington

Unlawful imprisonment is the crime where a person knowingly restrains someone else. The offense is a serious felony under Washington law that can lead to a state prison term of up to five years. If you or a loved one is facing an unlawful imprisonment charge, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney now for assistance. [...]

By |2021-11-24T20:55:53+00:00November 24th, 2021|Legal Terms/General Issues, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Unlawful Imprisonment in Washington

Washington Law on Kidnapping in the Second Degree

Second-degree Kidnapping involves the intentional abduction of another person. The crime is a serious felony under Washington law that can lead to a prison term of up to 10 years. People charged with this offense should contact a criminal defense attorney now for assistance. How Does Washington Law Define Second Degree Kidnapping Washington criminal law [...]

By |2021-11-17T19:52:40+00:00November 17th, 2021|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington Law on Kidnapping in the Second Degree

What is Kidnapping in the First Degree Under Washington Law?

People in Washington commit the offense of first-degree kidnapping if they intentionally abduct a person with the intent to perform another specific act (like hold the person for ransom or inflict injury on the person). The crime is a serious felony under the law and a conviction can result in years in state prison. If [...]

By |2021-11-10T20:32:02+00:00November 10th, 2021|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on What is Kidnapping in the First Degree Under Washington Law?

Washington’s Laws on Manslaughter in the First Degree

Like the crime of murder (either first degree or second degree), manslaughter involves the taking of a person’s life. Unlike murder, though, the offense does not involve premeditation or the intentional killing of a victim. Manslaughter in the first degree, rather, involves a person “recklessly” causing the death of another. The crime is a serious [...]

By |2021-11-06T16:02:31+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington’s Laws on Manslaughter in the First Degree

Homicide by Abuse Under Washington Law

Homicide by abuse is the crime where someone causes the death of a particular vulnerable person, like a child, dependent adult, or developmentally disabled individual. The offense is a serious felony under Washington law. If you or a loved one is facing a homicide by abuse charge, it is critical that you contact an experienced [...]

By |2021-11-06T16:45:01+00:00October 20th, 2021|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Homicide by Abuse Under Washington Law

Arson Under Washington Criminal Law

People generally commit the crime of arson if they knowingly set something on fire or cause an explosion. The offense is a serious felony under Washington law. If you or a family member is facing an arson charge, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for help. What is the Crime [...]

By |2021-11-06T16:48:30+00:00October 13th, 2021|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Arson Under Washington Criminal Law

Second Degree Manslaughter Under Washington Law

Manslaughter is a separate and distinct crime than the offense of murder. Unlike murder, manslaughter does not require a defendant to have acted with premeditation or an intent to kill. Rather, a person commits the offense if he or she kills another person while acting with “criminal negligence.” A conviction of the crime can bring [...]

By |2021-08-15T22:56:05+00:00September 9th, 2020|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Second Degree Manslaughter Under Washington Law

Washington’s Laws on Manslaughter in the First Degree

Like the crime of murder (either first degree or second degree), manslaughter involves the taking of a person’s life. Unlike murder, though, the offense does not involve premeditation or the intentional killing of a victim. Manslaughter in the first degree, rather, involves a person “recklessly” causing the death of another. The crime is a serious [...]

By |2021-08-16T16:06:05+00:00August 25th, 2020|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington’s Laws on Manslaughter in the First Degree

What is Second Degree Murder Under Washington State Law?

A charge of second degree murder is life altering. The crime is one of the most serious offenses under Washington law and a conviction can lead to a life in prison. An allegation of committing this crime demands the assistance of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney. The lawyers at Black & Askerov have [...]

By |2021-08-18T23:28:46+00:00June 26th, 2020|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on What is Second Degree Murder Under Washington State Law?

First Degree Murder in Washington

First degree murder charges represent the most serious allegations that a defendant can face under Washington law. A conviction for the offense can mean a life spent in prison. Persons facing these charges need an advocate on their side that will fight for them every step of the way. The lawyers at Black & Askerov [...]

By |2021-08-20T17:14:28+00:00May 27th, 2020|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on First Degree Murder in Washington
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