If you are charged with Theft in the Third Degree in Bothell, Edmonds, or elsewhere in Washington State, it is extremely important that you not be convicted of the Theft 3 charge. To have the best chance of avoiding conviction, you should contact an experienced Washington Theft 3rd Defense Attorney as soon as possible.
A Bothell or Edmonds Theft in the Third Degree charge is a gross misdemeanor, meaning, you are facing up to 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. All theft convictions are considered crimes of dishonesty and can be used to attack your credibility as a witness if you ever testify in court. If you are not a U.S. citizen, a theft conviction will be considered a crime involving moral turpitude and can lead to a denial of your citizenship application or even deportation. Additionally, oftentimes criminal convictions must be disclosed on housing and job applications. Theft convictions in particular can be a major hurdle in finding stable employment. Clearly it is extremely important to have the best defense possible for your Bothell or Edmonds Theft 3 charge.
I have been defending Theft in the Third Degree charges in Bothell, Edmonds, and throughout Washington State for over a decade. I have the experience necessary to aggressively defend your case and I am familiar with the many defenses to Theft 3 charges including the Compromise of Misdemeanor Statute. Oftentimes, I am able to resolve my client's cases without a conviction.
Contact my office today for your free consultation. Washington Theft in the Third Degree Defense Attorney Lance R. Fryrear is here to help.