Dismissal of Theft Charges

The Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear recently had success with assisting a client in fighting against their theft charges. Theft charges in Washington hold severe penalties. For our client's case, the value of the goods were less than $250 dollars which means that the possible consequences were a jail sentence of up to a year and a possible fine of up to $5,000. The penalties for other theft crimes in Washington vary according to the value of the goods allegedly take. The breakdown follows these guidelines:

Property Value:

  • Less than $250
    • Charged as a gross misdemeanor
    • Jail sentence of up to one year
    • Fine up to $5,000
  • Between $250-$1,500
    • Charged as a Class C felony, level I
    • Potential prison sentence of up to 16 months
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • More than $1,500
    • Charged as a Class B felony, level II
    • Prison sentence of up to 43 months
    • Fine of up to $20,000

If you have been arrested or charged for any of the above offenses obtain a skilled Lynnwood criminal defense attorney from my firm right away. The case that I defended was for a theft crime for goods less than $250 and after aggressively defending my client I was able to negotiate a continuance of case with a dismissal of the charge in 12 months. Defending against theft charges requires dedicating time into investigating into the details of the case. As a former prosecutor I know the arguments that prosecutors can make in court and I can build a strong defense against them. If you are facing a possible conviction for a theft crime it is imperative to team up with a lawyer who knows the criminal system. As a Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer who has handled over 20,000 cases I am experienced in defending clients so call today to see how I may be able to help you as well.

Categories: Criminal Defense, Theft


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