Harassment in Washington State

Under Washington law, you commit the crime of harassment if you threaten someone else and the other person is placed in reasonable fear because of the threat. Harassment is a serious criminal offense that can result in a jail or state prison sentence. Please contact a criminal defense attorney now if you or a loved [...]

By |2022-11-16T21:54:22+00:00November 16th, 2022|Domestic Violence, Protection Orders, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Harassment in Washington State

Controlled Substances Homicide in Washington

Under Washington law, you commit the crime of controlled substances homicide if you unlawfully deliver a controlled substance to a person, and he/she dies after using it. The offense is a serious felony (as opposed to a misdemeanor) that can result in up to 10 years in state prison. Please contact a skilled criminal defense [...]

By |2022-10-30T19:16:57+00:00October 27th, 2022|Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Controlled Substances Homicide in Washington

When is Murder a Federal Offense?

While the crime of murder is typically charged at the state level, there are certain cases where it is charged under the federal laws of the U.S. An example is when a federal judge is killed. If a federal crime, murder can lead to decades in federal prison and even the death penalty. Please consult [...]

By |2022-10-13T04:05:53+00:00October 12th, 2022|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on When is Murder a Federal Offense?

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 |2022-10-05T02:23:25+00:00September 27th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Uncategorized, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington Hate Crimes

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

Is “Drive-by-Shooting” a Felony in Washington?

Yes. People in Washington commit the crime of “drive-by-shooting” if they fire a gun from a motor vehicle and the firing creates a risk of death or serious injury. The offense is a serious felony that could lead to 10 years behind bars. If you or a loved one is facing firearm related charges in [...]

By |2022-10-05T14:57:47+00:00May 25th, 2022|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Is “Drive-by-Shooting” a Felony in Washington?

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 |2022-10-05T15:02:48+00:00May 4th, 2022|Legal Terms/General Issues, Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington Law on Possessing a Stolen Firearm

Federal Crime of Arson

Arson is both a crime under Washington State law and the federal criminal laws of the U.S. People commit the offense when they damage or destroy certain property by means of a fire or an explosive. Arson can lead to felony charges punishable by years in federal prison. If you or a loved one is [...]

By |2022-10-05T15:05:58+00:00April 20th, 2022|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Federal Crime of Arson

Hit and Run Resulting in Death Under Washington Law

People in Washington commit the crime of hit and run with death if they are involved in an accident that results in the death of a party and then leave the accident scene. The offense is a serious felony that can result in a state prison term of up to ten years. If you or [...]

By |2022-10-05T15:10:07+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Hit and Run Resulting in Death Under Washington Law

Washington Law on Hit and Run with Injury

Washingtonians commit the crime of hit and run with injury if they leave an accident scene when a person is injured. The offense is a serious felony that can result in a state prison term of up to five years. If you or a loved one is charged with hit and run, please contact a [...]

By |2022-10-05T15:12:16+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Violent Crimes|Comments Off on Washington Law on Hit and Run with Injury
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