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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.

Call (253) 300-3034 or contact Hester Law Group online to schedule your free consultation.

Local Tacoma Resources for Felony Defense

When facing felony charges in Tacoma, it's crucial to understand the local resources and government entities that can impact your case. The Pierce County Superior Court, located in Tacoma, is where felony cases are typically heard. Familiarity with this court and its procedures can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

One of the common pain points for Tacoma residents dealing with felony charges is the legal system's complexity. Navigating the Pierce County legal landscape can be daunting, especially if it's your first encounter with the law. Our team at Hester Law Group is well-versed in local court procedures and has extensive experience working within the Tacoma legal framework. We understand the nuances of the local system and can help you make informed decisions every step of the way.

Another concern for many in Tacoma is the potential impact of a felony conviction on their future. Whether it's the possibility of jail time, hefty fines, or the long-term consequences of having a felony on your record, these issues require knowledgeable legal guidance. Our attorneys are committed to minimizing these impacts and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

Additionally, Tacoma residents can benefit from local support services such as the Pierce County Public Defender's Office and various community organizations that assist those facing legal challenges. While we are not affiliated with these entities, we recognize their importance in the broader legal ecosystem and can help you understand how to leverage these resources effectively.

At Hester Law Group, we pride ourselves on our deep connection to the Tacoma community. We know the local streets, the neighborhoods, and the people. This local knowledge allows us to provide a personalized defense strategy that considers the unique aspects of living and working in Tacoma. Trust us to be your advocate and guide through this challenging time.

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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