Felony Theft Crimes Defense Attorney In Lynnwood

Defending Felony Theft Crimes

Being charged with Felony Theft is a serious situation that can adversely affect the rest of your life. Besides the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, your future could also be impacted with loss of a job, difficulty in finding future employment, trouble with housing and credit issues. The immediate retention of skilled representation may be vital to your case.

There are two main categories of Felony Theft:

  • Theft in the Second Degree: theft of property over $750 and up to $5,000, which is a Class C Felony punishable by imprisonment up to 5 years or a $10,000 fine, or both.
  • Theft in the First Degree: theft over $5,000, which is a Class B Felony punishable by imprisonment up to 10 years or a fine up to $20,000, or both.

If your Theft 1 charge is charged as a "major economic offense," the prosecutor intends to ask the judge for an exceptional sentence of up to the maximum 10 year period of imprisonment. In this and every other felony theft case, there are many things that we can do to greatly help your situation. Obtaining the services of an experienced theft crimes defense attorney should be done before you take any further action. I need to thoroughly investigate your case in order to get you the best possible outcome.

Even if you actually did what they are accusing you of, you may still be able to keep a felony theft off of your record. Some counties offer adult diversion or drug court options. These are not easy to get into. If we are able to get you into one of these programs, (Snohomish County has a program called TAP for example) you may be able to keep from going to jail or even being convicted. In my fifteen years of defense work I have learned that there is always a complicated reason that someone runs afoul of the law. By scheduling a free consultation in my office we may be able to begin to understand those reasons and take the necessary steps to help you recover personally and also to improve your chances of getting into an alternative prosecution program

Get Advice From A Former Prosecutor In Lynnwood

Prior to my 15 year history as a defense attorney, I paid my dues in the legal system as a skilled prosecutor for 7 years. I know how the prosecutor thinks and this gives me an advantage in defending my clients. I know this is a difficult time for you and I will do everything in my power to put your mind at ease and give you a direction to follow in putting this episode behind you. Call me now and I will be there for you.

Contact the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear if you have been charged with Felony Theft to use my knowledge and experience to get the best defense possible.

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