DUI charges in Washington are very serious. If you have been charged with a DUI, you could be facing extremely severe penalties including loss of your driver’s license, fines and jail time. DUIs may also affect your insurance rates, and your ability to find employment.
Domestic violence cases are often difficult. The circumstances surrounding such charges are often emotionally and psychologically complex. Facing criminal charges under such sensitive circumstances can leave a person overwhelmed and confused as to how to proceed.
In Washington, there are three levels of felony charges. The level of the felony charged depends upon the severity of the alleged crime. The punishment for a conviction of a felony depends upon one's criminal history and is determined by the Washington State Sentencing Guidelines.
A misdemeanor offense is a lesser crime punishable by a fine and/or county jail time for up to one year. Crimes are classified as infractions, misdemeanors or felonies depending on the seriousness of the crime.
In today's climate, sex offenses carry a special stigma. Accusations of a sex offense are serious and must be addressed as soon as possible.