There are four categories of Felonies in Washington State.
- Class “A” felonies carry a maximum fine of $50,000 and a maximum sentencing term of up to life in prison.
- Class “B” felonies carry a maximum fine of $20,000 and a maximum sentencing term of 10 years in prison.
- Class “C” felonies carry a maximum fine of $10,000 and a maximum sentencing term of 5 years in prison.
- Unranked Felonies carry a maximum fine of $5000 and a maximum sentencing term of 12 months in custody.
Sentencing alternatives such as mental health court, drug court, veterans drug court, Residential Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA), Prison Based DOSA, Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative (SSOSA) and Family and Offender Sentencing Alternative (FOSA) programs are all possible resolutions to your case that can reduce or eliminate jail sentences and provide treatment and training where appropriate. Aggressive defense coupled with creative resolutions have made Groves Law Offices a leader in felony criminal defense in the South Sound Region.Drug Crimes
Violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (or VUCSA’s) are governed by chapter 69.50 of the Revised Code of Washington. VUCSA penalties vary depending upon whether you are charged with simple possession, delivery or manufacturing and also by the schedule of drug that you are associated with. Because of the complexities involving a drug charge and the potential collateral consequences, it is imperative that you choose the right law firm for your case. Groves Law Offices is here to support and defend you through a very difficult situation.Property Crimes
Property crimes include charges such as Retail Thefts, Motor Vehicle Thefts, Burglaries, Malicious Mischiefs, Arsons, and other crimes against another person’s property. Property crimes frequently implicate search and seizure rules and having the right attorney to navigate the issues is imperative. A faulty search or improper seizure of evidence can be grounds for dismissal of your charges. Groves Law Offices is exceptionally experienced in arguing 4th amendment issues on behalf of our clients.Crimes Against Persons
Crimes against persons generally include assault, robbery, murder and manslaughter, and other crimes where a person is injured during the commission of a crime. Frequently crimes against persons include sentencing enhancements for weapon possession and an enhancement can significantly increase potential jail sentences. These can be the most emotionally difficult charges a person ever faces. A good investigation into the true facts of what happened in your case can easily turn the tide in your favor. At Groves Law Offices we are fully prepared to investigate your case and navigate this difficult time with you while utilizing our experience to zealously represent you.