There are a number of people who mistakenly believe that a misdemeanor conviction will have little effect on their life. While this could be true in some cases, it's more likely that a misdemeanor conviction will have implications that go far beyond your expectations.
Misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes are handled in Everett Municipal Court, in addition to infractions and civil violations. If you've been charged with any of these crimes, you may have to deal with the Everett Municipal Court, and possibly even appear before a judge.
Before appearing in court, you need to be prepared. Our Everett Municipal Court criminal attorneys will help you understand your charges and the penalties you could be facing. We can also help you explore lines of defense and help prepare you for court, if necessary.Everett Municipal Court And Criminal Penalties
Most of our clients are concerned about the punishments they could be facing if convicted of a crime. A misdemeanor conviction incurs a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a fine of up to $1,000. Gross misdemeanor convictions for crimes like domestic violence, shoplifting and DUI incur penalties that are even more severe - up to a year in jail and fines of $5,000.
Infractions are different from crimes and include situations where a person is citied for parking violation or speeding. Civil offenses often deal with the enforcement of various code violations and are also heard by the Everett Municipal Court.
Penalties for crimes, infractions, and code violations will all have a negative impact on your life. Some may not be evident at first, but are often the most devastating to someone who is unprepared for the legal ramifications. For example, a speeding ticket often causes auto insurance rates to skyrocket, and a DUI could affect a person's reputation, job, and family in countless ways.Avoiding Costly Penalties Is Our Primary Goal
Our Everett Municipal Court criminal lawyers routinely see how even seemingly minor infractions can impact a person's life. There are even occasions when innocent people are accused of crimes or infractions they didn't commit, and if this has happened to you it makes sense to get reliable legal advice from an Everett lawyer who will protect your rights in municipal court.
If you are facing charges that require dealing with the Everett Municipal Court, we can help you protect your legal rights and help you understand how the law applies to your situation. The Law Office of Jason S. Newcombe offers a free case evaluation, so that you can more information about dealing with the Everett Municipal Court.
Our team of Everett Municipal Court criminal lawyers will use their more than 30 years of collective experience to defend your interests and ensure you are treated fairly.