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If you have been charged with murder, manslaughter, assault, VUCSA charges, sex crimes or another serious felony

Our Law Firm can defend you when you are facing charges in state or federal court. Because of our experience we can aggressively defend you using the very latest in legal resources, forensic technology and expert testimony. At Our Law Firm, we believe in you and will defend you to our utmost ability! We understand the feeling of being alone with seemingly everyone against you when faced with serious charges such as murder, manslaughter, assault, robbery, kidnapping, and burglary. We also defend people charged with gang related crimes, organized crime offenses such as RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) violations, racketeering, and money laundering.

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Regardless of the allegations and evidence against you are entitled to the benefit of legal counsel.

You are not alone.

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 Felony Charges in Washington State

The State of Washington charges and classifies the type of crime based on the length of sentence the accused receives if they are convicted and imprisoned. Anything 364 days or less is considered a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor and anything one year or over is a felony. The three classifications of felonies in Washington State are:

  • (a) For a class A felony, by confinement in a state correctional institution for a term of life imprisonment, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of fifty thousand dollars, or by both such confinement and fine;
  • (b) For a class B felony, by confinement in a state correctional institution for a term of ten years, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of twenty thousand dollars, or by both such confinement and fine
  • (c) For a class C felony, by confinement in a state correctional institution for five years, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of ten thousand dollars, or by both such confinement and fine. (source: Washington State RCW 9a.20.021)

As a criminal defense law firm, we are with our clients from the discovery process; through obtaining the testimony of DNA experts and forensic pathologists; to a trial before a judge and jury.

We have provided counsel to clients facing these types of serious felony allegations:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Felony assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Drive-by shootings
  • Gang related crimes
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • “Three strikes” offenses

An attorney from our criminal defense law firm can review the full range of charges and sentencing structures associated with felony crimes.

Our Law Firm also has extensive experience defending clients charged with Drug Offenses and Sex Offenses. Please see the links for those categories of charges.

You’ll need an aggressive, experienced defense attorney to defend you against felony charges

In our pursuit to establish your innocence, we may implement any one or a number of the following defenses:

    • Insufficient Evidence is used when there is little to no factual evidence to support the allegations against you.
    • Duress is an argument that can be utilized when the accused felt threatened, intimidated or bullied into participating in the crime.
    • Entrapment is an argument utilized by our criminal defense law firm when federal or law enforcement officials have baited and manipulated targeted individuals to coerce them into committing a crime.
    • Absence of Intent to Commit a Crime is implemented when the crime itself is a result of a series of events that, in combination, causes the appearance of a crime, but, lacking intent, is merely the logical outcome of a set of sequential and/or coincidental occurrences.
    • Insanity is a defense that is presented when the insanity of the defendant can be evidenced and proven. It is a hard sell, but viable when circumstances warrant its use.

When facing serious felony charges, you must have an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney who has been in trial and knows how to win cases, not just negotiate plea agreements. Our Law Firm has a record of defending and winning difficult cases not only in Seattle, Yakima and Washington State, but also in jurisdictions throughout The United States. Call us now for an initial consultation.