Washington Murder Attorney
Have you been charged with Murder in the State of Washington? Do not face this charge alone! Let WEBER LAW help you today!
Murder is one of the most serious crimes a person can be charged with, not only in Washington, but around the world. Specifically, in Washington, being found guilty of murder can come with a hefty fine, a lengthy imprisonment, or in some cases life imprisonment. There are different aspects to the crime of murder, all of which come with serious penalties. A charge of murder can have detrimental impacts on your record that can follow you for life. Do not face these charges alone. Let Weber Law help you today!
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Washington Murder Charges and Penalties
What is Murder?
n Washington, a person is guilty of murder in the first degree when, with premeditated intent to cause the death of another person, he or she causes the death of another person; or under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to human life, he or she engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to any person, and causes the death of a person; or he or she commits or attempts to commit a crime of either (1) robbery in the first degree or second degree, (2) rape in the first or second degree, (3) burglary in the first degree, (4) arson in the first or second degree, or (5) kidnapping in the first or second degree, and during the course of committing that crime or attempting to commit that crime causes the death of another person.
There are a lot of different aspects to the crime of murder. While it may seem straight forward and is depicted often in the media, it is extremely important to have knowledgeable legal counsel who knows the law.
What is the Punishment?
There are different punishments depending on the degree of murder in Washington, but any conviction of murder is extremely serious.1
Murder in the first degree and in the second degree is a class A felony.
A class A felony in the State of Washington is punishable by life imprisonment, a fine of up to $50,000.00, or both.
As the sentence can be so serious, it is important to have competent legal counsel who will advocate for the lowest sentence possible for you. An attorney can work for you to get the charges dropped, or the sentence reduced. While acquittal and sentence reduction are possible, those options require the help of an attorney. Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a murder charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Murder, and how can WEBER LAW help you?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, but it has an added severity when life in prison and a hefty fine are the potential punishments. The court system can be intimidating, and without good legal help, the consequences can be devastating. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the charge of murder. Additionally, Weber Law will look at all the evidence available regarding the different aspects you could have been charged with, including but not limited to, speaking to potential witnesses, looking at the crime scene, and your alibi. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. We will fight for you to keep your record clean. Murder, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone. Let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with murder in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law for your consultation today.
WA ST § 9A.32.030, Murder in the first degree
WA ST § 9A.32.050, Murder in the second degree
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
A Seattle, Washington Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
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