Misdemeanor crimes, which may seem like lesser offenses compared to felony charges, can have a serious impact on your life if you are convicted. Being subject to a heavy fine, facing jail time up to one year and gaining a criminal record are consequences no one wants. And if you are arrested or convicted of other offenses in the future, penalties may be increased because of that prior offense.
To avoid these long-lasting consequences, as well as the risk of a charge being upgraded to a felony, don’t take your chances with a second-tier law firm. The Seattle criminal defense attorneys of the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC offer top-notch defense for misdemeanor charges of crimes including:
The decision to pursue charges on a misdemeanor or felony level rests with a prosecuting attorney. If significant amounts of money, valuable property or serious personal injury are involved, a crime such as robbery or Seattle identity theft might be increased to a felony with increased penalty risk.
Whether your charges would benefit from the assistance of a skilled Seattle theft lawyer or a knowledgeable harassment attorney, we work aggressively to help reduce your exposure to consequences for:
In the case of assault, a fourth degree charge results from a crime that is not considered serious enough to warrant first through third degree felony charges. As a gross misdemeanor, fourth degree assault could be resolved through probation if your criminal record is clean.
With more than 60 years of combined experience, James Newton Law criminal attorneys in Seattle are well acquainted with prosecutors throughout Washington State. We know exactly how to approach these cases and have a strong record of success preventing charges from escalating to felonies.
Contact a skilled Seattle theft attorney for a free consultation today
When you are facing a misdemeanor criminal charge, we can help. Call us at 206.389.1855 or contact the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC online. With offices conveniently located throughout the state, we serve clients everywhere in Washington, including Tacoma, Kent and surrounding areas in King County. We take your call 24 hours a day.