If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the surrounding areas of Snohomish, King or Skagit County, Washington, get help from one of our aggressive, experienced misdemeanor attorneys. Contact Russell & Hill, PLLC by filling out and emailing our Case Evaluation Form or call our toll-free number at 425-728-7467 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Russell & Hill, PLLC, misdemeanor attorneys, also serving the communities of Arlington, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Kenmore, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Shoreline, Snohomish, Stanwood, and Sultan.
At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our criminal attorneys defend clients against all types of a misdemeanor including drug charges, possession, shoplifting, assault and all other misdemeanor charges.
A misdemeanor should be taken seriously. Consequences include up to a $5,000 fine, one year in jail, loss of license, and probation up to five years. A misdemeanor charge will affect employment privileges and opportunities.
Common misdemeanor charges include:
Our criminal attorneys examine the facts of your case, present them in a hearing and argue for full dismissal of charges.
Being charged with a misdemeanor can be a stressful experience. This experience becomes even more overwhelming than it already is if you make certain mistakes while your case is being handled.
This is one of many reasons to hire a qualified Everett misdemeanor lawyer. Our main goal is to ensure you receive the effective defense you need in these circumstances. However, the experts at our Everett misdemeanor defense law firm can also advise you regarding what you should and should not do after being charged.
Common mistakes that you must avoid making include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
It is understandable if you fear that being convicted of the crime you’re accused of will have a significant impact on everything from your employability to your finances. You might thus assume you can potentially avoid a harsh sentence if you convince your attorney that you are innocent even though this may not actually be true.
Never lie to your lawyer when you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor. You must assume that the prosecution will be able to uncover the true facts of a case. If you deceive your attorney, they will be unable to provide you with the best defense possible when the prosecution learns of details that your lawyer was not privy to.
Our Everett misdemeanor attorneys strive to ensure that all clients who work with us feel comfortable discussing their cases openly. Again, the best way for us to build a strong defense is to be thoroughly informed in regard to all the relevant details of your case.
However, until your case has been resolved, you should not discuss it with anyone else. You want to avoid making any incriminating statements that the prosecution could potentially become aware of.
The team at our Everett misdemeanor defense law firm has observed that avoiding this mistake is even more critical in the social media age. You must never post about your case on social media, even if you believe the nature of a post is so harmless or vague that it can’t have any influence on your case’s outcome. It’s always best to err on the side of caution and not bring up your case in any context except during discussions or other forms of correspondence with your lawyers.
Always consult with your Everett misdemeanor lawyer before going on a trip while your case is still in motion. Although it may be acceptable to travel for some purposes, such as work, in general, when you’re facing charges, it’s best not to venture too far.
Some individuals in the circumstances even travel with the intention of running away from the situation. That only exacerbates the issue in the long run.
None of this is meant to worry you. It’s simply meant to help you understand that trusting your lawyers to handle your case and listening to them when they advise against certain actions or behaviors is the best thing you can do for yourself right now.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the surrounding areas of Snohomish, King, or Skagit County, Washington, get help from one of our aggressive, experienced criminal attorneys. Contact Russell & Hill, PLLC by filling out and emailing our Case Evaluation Form or call our toll-free number at 425-728-7467 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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