Seattle Felony Defense Attorney
Have You Been Accused of a Felony in Seattle, WA?
Felony crimes are some of the most serious charges you can face in Washington state. Heard in Superior Court, felony crimes are designated into classes by order of seriousness. While felony crimes are usually punished more harshly than misdemeanor crimes, sentencing for these crimes is more complicated.
When your rights and freedoms are on the line, you deserve the best possible representation for your case. As such, you can trust Guadagno Law, PLLC to advocate for you. I, a Seattle felony crime defense attorney, stand out from the rest. With years of experience serving the Seattle community, I have successfully defended the residents that needed me most.
Types of Felony Charges
Felony accusations must be handled with the seriousness they deserve. With complicated sentencing guidelines and long-lasting ramifications, a felony charge can affect you for the rest of your life. Some felony crimes stand as felonies on their own, while some misdemeanor crimes can become felonies based on the history of the accused or extenuating circumstances, such as the presence of a weapon.
Felony crimes can include:
What are the Penalties for Felonies?
The level of felony you have been accused of will also have an effect on the sentence you may face:
- Class A felonies are the most serious and can result in life in prison and $50,000 in fines.
- Class B felonies can result in 14 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.
- Class C felonies can result in 5 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
In addition to these maximum sentencing guidelines, Washington state divides sentencing into Levels with corresponding sentencing amounts. These levels work in tandem with a pre-sentencing report which also illustrates past criminal, employment, and family history, victim statements, a psychological assessment, and more, to determine the sentencing guidelines you may face.
How Can I Defend Myself Against a Felony Charge?
There are numerous additional penalties outside of incarceration and fines if convicted of a felony crime in Seattle. Your ability to obtain employment, attend school, obtain a professional license, rent an apartment and more can be affected. Don’t let a felony accusation ruin your life! Work with me, an experienced Seattle felony crime attorney at Guadagno Law, PLLC. I have experience as a former prosecutor, meaning I am familiar with the variety of ways you may be convicted of a crime and how to defend you.
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