Felony Defense Lawyers in Tacoma
What Are Washington State's Felony Sentencing Guidelines?
Felony cases are more serious than misdemeanors and come with long potential prison sentences, the state of Washington uses sentencing guidelines that calculate the length or sentences after conviction.
Sentencing guidelines include:
- Class A Felonies - Up to life in prison and/or up to $50,000 in fines.
- Class B Felonies - Up to 10 years in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines.
- Class C Felonies - Up to 5 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
Our experienced Washington felony criminal defense attorneys can help you understand what the potential sentence would be in your case. We provide you with all of the relevant, necessary information to guide any decisions you have to make throughout the process. Call today for a free consultation.
With You Every Step of the Way
Our focus is on our clients and their goals. As your advocate, we will guide you to make decisions based on your top priorities. While our top goal is always dismissal of the felony charges, we understand your highest concern may be facing jail time, facing a fine, or having a felony conviction on your criminal record. We will navigate negotiating any agreements based on your priorities and explain everything so you are able to make smart, informed decisions.
During your free consultation, we will explain the defense process and what you can expect. As this may be your first experience in court, we want to ensure you fully understand everything that happens. No question is too small. Communication is extremely important to us and is a priority for all of our attorneys.
Defense for your charges could include:
- Self-defense: Acting in a way that protected you, someone else, or your property from a clear and present threat
- Insanity: A complete lack of awareness of the consequences of your behavior
- Diminished capacity: While some charges may hold up in court, you are not guilty of a specific allegation due to a lack of clarity about your intent
If your case does result in a conviction, we are skilled in taking cases to appellate courts and having convictions overturned. We handle direct appeals as well as writs of habeas corpus and personal restrain petitions. You won’t have to worry about finding a different attorney and the expense of getting that attorney up to speed. We can handle your case from start to finish.
Schedule your free consultation today by calling (253) 300-3034.
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We feel honored to help someone through the toughest time they will ever go through.
At Hester Law Group, we use a personal approach that best suits the needs of our clients.
We have been a successful team for two decades and have over 130 years of combined experience.