Theft Crimes Defense Attorney In Lynnwood

What is Theft In The Third Degree?

Theft in the Third Degree is defined as taking the property or services of another of a value of less than $750. Shoplifting is most commonly charged as Theft 3. Theft 3 is a Gross Misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of a $5000 fine and 364 days in jail. Theft in the Third Degree convictions often make it difficult to gain employment or housing; an experienced theft crimes defense lawyer may be able to help you and your future.

How We May be able to Get your Theft Charge Dismissed

The good news is that there are many ways to keep a Theft in the Third Degree charge off of your record, even if you have committed the offense. I may be able to negotiate a favorable offer on your behalf, especially if you have a clean record. A favorable offer may involve attending a class and staying out of trouble in return for a dismissal of the charge. Often, it is possible to work things out with the victim store or property owner by paying a civil demand and getting a release in return. While this release does not automatically make your charge go away, we can sometimes use the release to petition the court for something called a Compromise of Misdemeanor under RCW 10.22.020. If the Court grants our motion, your case may be dismissed without any penalty to you whatsoever. To give yourself the best chance of avoiding jail time and a criminal record, it is important that you contact the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear as soon as possible, even if you have not yet received a notice to appear in court.

Have a Former Prosecutor On Your Side

I spent 7 years handling theft crimes when I was a prosecutor, and this knowledge and experience helps me tremendously when defending Theft In The Third Degree cases for my clients. I know what I am doing when it comes to theft cases. The vast majority of theft cases can result in favorable outcomes if they are handled appropriately.

Get experienced help and contact the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear if you have been charged with Theft In The Third Degree.

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