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Theft Crimes Criminal Defense in Lynnwood

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In the state of Washington, the severity of a theft charge depends on the type and value of the items allegedly stolen. Charged with a theft crime in Lynnwood, WA? Regardless of the severity of the charge, it is imperative that you hire a Lynnwood criminal defense lawyer, as a conviction can entail extended jail time, fines, community service and restitution.

There are three degrees of theft (First Degree, Second Degree and Third Degree) and each is charged differently:

  • Third Degree Theft occurs when the value of the items stolen is less than $750 and the theft does not include a motor vehicle or a firearm. This is a gross misdemeanor and is punishable by up to one year and jail and up to $5,000 in fines or both.
  • Second Degree Theft includes theft of items above $750, but not more than $5,000 and excludes motor vehicles or firearms. This level of theft is charged as a Class C Felony and is punishable up 5 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines or both.
  • First Degree theft is the most serious and covers theft over $5,000 and includes penalties of up to 10 years in jail and up to $20,000 in fines or both. Again, this excludes motor vehicles or firearms.
  • If a person is found guilty of theft of a motor vehicle or a firearm they will be charged with a Class B Felony no matter the value of the items stolen.

In order to form the best defense, your case should be evaluated by a criminal defense attorney without delay. Don't risk your freedom when it comes to choosing the right criminal defense lawyer.

Former Prosecutor Lance R. Fryrear Is Able To Help

Need an attorney for a theft case in Lynnwood, WA? As a former prosecutor, I am uniquely positioned to defend your case. I have over seventeen years of experience successfully helping people fight their criminal charges. Taking action immediately is of the utmost importance so your case can be assessed and dealt with in a timely fashion with minimum damage to your life and loved ones. In addition to handling standard theft crime charges, I take on cases that involve the possession or trafficking of stolen property. I am ready to put my experience to work for you.

If you have been accused or arrested with any form of theft, contact a Lynnwood criminal defense attorney right away for a free consultation.