Felonies

If you have been accused of a felony in Eastern Washington, you should not represent yourself. Contact Mark A. Chmelewski to represent you. Mr. Chmelewski may be able to get your felony charged reduced to a lesser charge or may even be able to get the charges dismissed, based on the facts and law of your case.

Mr. Chmelewski has been practicing law since 1990. Your future depends on the outcome of your case. As an experienced criminal attorney Mr. Chmelewski does not look at you as “just a case number.” He will defend and protect your rights, whether you have a problem as minor as a speeding ticket or have been accused of a major felony.

Consequences of Being Charged with a Felony

In addition to being fined and spending time in jail if convicted, you will find that it is difficult to get hired for most jobs, may have a hard time obtaining insurance, may not be able to rent an apartment or buy a house and many other collateral consequences. Additionally, your civil rights as to gun ownership, voting and other rights may be revoked.

Mr. Chmelewski will review your case the facts surrounding your case to determine whether you may have been wrongfully accused or should not have been charged with a felony, but a misdemeanor instead. Prior to your trial, Mr. Chmelewski will attempt a settlement with the prosecuting authority if your situation warrants it.

Felony Maximum Sentences

Washington classifies felonies in three sections. According to RCW 9A.20.021, a person charged with a felony after July 1, 1984 could spend significant time in jail and could face significant fines.

  • A person convicted of a Class A felony could see a maximum of life imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $50,000.
  • A person convicted of a Class B felony could see a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $25,000.
  • A person convicted of a Class C felony could see a maximum of five years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

The court, upon its discretion could choose imprisonment, a fine or both. Felony charges risk damaging your rights and options for the rest of your life. Contact Mr. Chmelewski Eastern Washington to help you protect and defend your rights.

Regularly representing clients in Kittitas, Yakima, Grant, Chelan and Douglas Counties.

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