Misdemeanors are classified in two groups: Simple Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors.  Misdemeanors are held in either Municipal, State or Federal Courts in Washington.

Simple Misdemeanors have a maximum penalty of  90 days in Jail and a $1,000.00 fine.  Examples of Simple Misdemeanors are Driving While License Suspended 3rd Degree,  Disorderly Conduct, Possessing a Fake ID as a minor.

Gross misdemeanors have a maximum penalty of 364 days in Jail and a $5,000.00 fine.  Examples of Gross Misdemeanors are DUI, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Assault 4th Degree, Theft in the 3rd Degree, Trespassing, Minor in Possession, Harrassment.

I have handled well over a thousand simple and gross misdemeanors in my years of criminal defense practice as an attorney in Municipal, State and Federal Courts across Washington State and am able to bring this extensive experience to your defense.


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