Theft in Washington state can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the character and value of the property or services in question. In general, theft of property or services in excess of $5,000 is a class B felony, between $750 and $5,000 is a class C felony and $750 or less is a gross misdemeanor. Theft crimes can include but are not limited to burglary, robbery, identity theft, possession of stolen property, possession of stolen vehicle, money laundering and financial fraud. Theft is considered a crime involving moral turpitude and a conviction can result in severe immigration consequences, the loss of important constitutional rights and can completely bar you from working in certain areas of employment entirely. Other penalties may include substantial fines, restitution, probation or imprisonment.
The attorneys at Johnson & Cyr have years of experience working in theft law and will fight for your exoneration at every stage. We are aggressive, capable and effective at evaluating theft cases and identifying every advantage that can be used to prove your innocence. Many public defenders or attorneys working in high volume practices simply don’t have the time to put in the hours that your case deserves. These attorneys will often advise clients to take the first offer that comes across their desk. We will treat your case with the importance it deserves and go the extra mile to aggressively prove your defense in a court of law. We evaluate every case with an eye for trial and this puts us in a better position to potentially settle your case favorably.
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