Lynnwood Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

Misdemeanors vs. Felonies

In the State of Washington crimes can be broken down into two categories, misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors involve those crimes for which a person can be fined and jailed for up to a year. Crimes involving sentencing for over a year are Felonies.

Although misdemeanors are the lesser of the two categories, they are still nevertheless serious and need to be dealt with skillfully in order to minimize the damage these can bring to one's life.

There are two categories of misdemeanors in the state of Washington:

  • Gross Misdemeanors - punishable up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.
  • Simple Misdemeanors - punishable up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

The exact punishment of the misdemeanor will also depend on your prior criminal history. If this is a first offense you may be eligible for an outcome that does not involve a criminal conviction. However, more serious misdemeanors can bring more severe penalty and criminal conviction can impair aspects of your life, such as not being able to secure a job due to the conviction.

Facing criminal charges in Lynnwood, WA? Contacting a Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer to discuss the circumstances of the incident is vital in determining your next course of action and potential outcomes. Contact my firm of the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear right away to schedule a free consultation.

Lynnwood Attorney Lance R. Fryrear Knows The System

Having spent 7 years as a prosecutor for the City of Lynnwood, I know what to expect from the prosecution when handling your case. I also have 17 years of criminal defense to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances. There are many defenses and resources to consider. With my knowledge and skill I will do my best to utilize those defenses and resources to obtain the most favorable result possible.

In additional to a free consultation you will receive my report entitled, "10 Things Every Person Charged With A Crime Must Know". Don't wait, contact me today.

Contact a misdemeanor defense attorney at the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear if you have been arrested for a misdemeanor. If there is a defense, I will find it.