Washington Signature by Deception or Duress Attorney
Have you been charged with Obtaining a Signature by Deception or Duress? Do not face these charges alone! Let WEBER LAW help you today!
In Washington, if you are being prosecuted for obtaining a signature by deception or duress, you could be facing a variety of penalties including jail time, a permanent record, and hefty fines. It can be stressful and scary to have criminal charges pending. You need someone on your side to help you navigate the system. Do not let one mistake or blemish on your record follow you for the rest of your life. A crime on your record can be problematic when applying for potential jobs, keeping your current job, or even trying to rent an apartment. Let Weber Law help you keep your record clean.
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Washington Obtaining a Signature by Deception or Duress Charges and Penalties
what is Obtaining a Signature by Deception or Duress?
A person is guilty of obtaining a signature by deception or duress if by deception or duress and with intent to defraud or deprive he or she causes another person to sign or execute a written document.
Convincing someone to sign a document by telling them something that is not true or promising something that you cannot give is an example of obtaining a signature by deception or duress.
Putting someone in a situation where they feel duress unless they sign a document is another example of obtaining a signature by deception or duress.
What is the Punishment?
Obtaining a signature by deception or duress is a class C felony.
A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment of up to five years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, or both.
As the sentence can range so widely, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel that can fight for the lowest sentence possible. It is possible to get a sentence reduction, but it requires good legal counsel.
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 an obtaining a signature by deception or duress charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged for Obtaining a Signature by Deception or Duress, and how can Weber Law help?
If you are being prosecuted for obtaining a signature by deception or duress, no matter the circumstances, there are several ways that Weber Law can fight for you. There are defenses against the crime of obtaining a signature by deception or duress which include but are not limited to the victim misunderstanding you. Weber Law can help lower the charge to a lesser crime, lowering your sentence for less jail time, lowering your fine amount, or representing you at trial. Do not face these charges alone, let Weber Law work for you. By looking at potential evidence such as video surveillance (if available), your criminal record, and potential eyewitness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and creating an outcome you can be happy with. An outcome that will allow you to live a life free of a criminal charge. Being convicted of theft can have impacts on the rest of your life, let Weber Law help you navigate the criminal justice system. The court room can be a very intimidating place, let Weber Law do the work for you. If you or anyone you know are being prosecuted for obtaining a signature by deception or duress in the State of Washington, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST § 9A.60.030, Obtaining a Signature by Deception or Duress
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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