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Criminal Defense Archives

A primer on Washington's burglary laws

Burglary is a common criminal charge in Washington. Fully understanding what burglary laws entail can be key to mounting a successful criminal defense. Those who fail to know the law and how to fight back against allegations of wrongdoing can leave themselves susceptible to conviction. This, in turn, can lead to prison, fines, and a criminal record that can damage an individual's reputation and make post-conviction life extremely difficult. In hopes of clarifying this area of the law, this week we will look at Washington's laws as they apply to burglary.

Criminal defense: what is expungement?

If you have been found guilty of a crime, you may notice that even after dealing with all the penalties associated with the crime, whether it was fines, time in prison or a license revocation, that your criminal record is a dark cloud following you affecting other facets of your life as well.

Two Spokane men face allegations related to drugs, weapons

Law enforcement in Spokane is always trying to interrupt or put an outright stop to alleged criminal activity. When they conduct their investigations, it might have a focus on one type of criminal charge, but when they begin to dissect the case, there are multiple crimes people will be charged with. An example might be a person who is alleged to have been selling drugs and carries an illegal weapon. For those who are caught up in the allegations and investigations, the charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony with the accompanying punishments. Having legal assistance with an all-encompassing criminal defense is vital.

Man arrested on drug and domestic assault charges

For many people who are charged with criminal allegations in Spokane, it is not necessarily one individual crime that has resulted in the arrest and charges, but several stacked up. Individually, criminal charges can cause a litany of problems. In combination, it can be substantially worse. If, for example, a person is arrested on drug charges and this occurred simultaneous to an assault and weapons investigation, he or she will need to make certain they have a lawyer who can provide a comprehensive defense for all they are facing.

Don't navigate criminal charges alone

Being accused of a crime is a very serious situation. The experience can be wrought with uncertainty and fear, but there is no reason that anyone needs to navigate the process alone. Having a criminal defense ally who will fight for your rights is crucial given how much is at stake, because being charged with a crime can severely damage your reputation, relationships, employment prospects and more.