Criminal Convictions and Consequences

First Time Felony Waiver

The First Time Felony Waiver. A Washington Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. When you are facing a felony charge for the first time, there are alternatives to a prison sentence  if you are facing a felony conviction.  A First Time Felony Waiver gives a judge the option of imposing a lighter sentence than it otherwise…

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Felony Conviction Consequences

Felony Conviction Consequences.  A Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. Depending on how serious the legislature considers a crime, every Washington state felony conviction falls into one of three categories: Class A (most serious), Class B and Class C (least serious).  It is important to understand these categories specify the “maximum” amount of time and…

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Misdemeanor Conviction Consequences

Misdemeanor Conviction Consequences.  A Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. Any Washington State criminal defense attorney | lawyer worth their salt should be able to immediately tell you the following: Maximum Jail Time and Fines for Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors. A Misdemeanor crime carries a maximum punishment of a $1000.00 fine and 90 days in…

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Criminal Convictions. What is a “Conviction”?

What is a criminal conviction and what is not?  A Criminal Defense Lawyer | Attorney’s Perspective. As criminal defense lawyers | attorneys, we get asked this question a lot because clients want to know (1) Do they need to admit to a conviction on a job application? (2) Will a plea result in a “conviction”…

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