"Misdemeanor" is a term used to define a criminal offense that is significant, but is not as inherently serious as a felony crime. While misdemeanor crimes are usually not taken seriously by the public, they can still provide significant penalties to those convicted of them. In fact, many of those accused of misdemeanors are surprised that they could be facing jail time.
If you have been accused of a misdemeanor crime, our team at Guadagno & Virant, PLLC is ready to hear from you. These charges can potentially interrupt the lives and damage the reputations of the accused and proven, experienced defense counsel is required to properly challenge them. Our Seattle misdemeanor crime attorneys have more than a decade of experience in our criminal justice system and know what it takes to secure results for our clients.
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Washington has a fairly basic system for classifying misdemeanors. Unlike felony offenses, which are assigned different "classes," misdemeanors instead have two categories: misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors. Gross misdemeanors are considered more serious and come with harsher penalties.
In some cases, depending on the offense, additional penalties can be levied against the accused, as well. Common examples of misdemeanors include prostitution, shoplifting, and disorderly conduct. Driving under the influence is the most common example of a gross misdemeanor.
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