The process of being charged with a crime is often very confusing for people. Often, the actual criminal charges themselves can be difficult to understand, especially if this is someone's first experience with the criminal justice system. In Washington State, there are various penalties for different types of criminal offenses; in order to help oneself avoid the most severe or maximum penalties, a criminal defense attorney can be relied-upon.
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The federal government is known for being tough on drug crimes. While various states, including Washington, have legalized marijuana to some degree, the federal government has not and, as a result, a resident of Washington or Idaho could face federal drug charges regarding marijuana or any number of other substances. When faced with these charges, what can a person do to help themselves?
Various groups of Islamic extremists have regularly featured in the news ever since the 9/11 terror attacks. Occasionally, U.S. citizens, including Americans in Washington, are accused of committing a crime with such groups, sometimes facing accusations of conspiracy, weapons charges or various other allegations. Since even the accusation of being involved with a hate group or terror organization is taken exceptionally seriously, the accused is likely to benefit from a vigorous defense.
Having a court order against another person is a very serious tool, one that is not taken lightly by Washington State courts. When it comes to domestic violence, there are four different types of court orders available to a victim. These include domestic violence orders of protection, anti-harassment orders, no contact orders and restraining orders.