Washington Vehicle Prowling Lawyer
Have you been charged with Vehicle Prowling? Your record could be in Jeopardy!
Being charged with vehicle prowling in Washington can have consequences that can be detrimental to all aspects of your life. Having a charge like vehicle prowling come up on a background check or having the reputation of someone who has been charged with vehicle prowling will not make your life easier. Do not face these charges alone, let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Vehicle Prowling Charges and Penalties
What is Vehicle Prowling?
A person is guilty of vehicle prowling in the first degree if, with the intent to commit a crime against a person or property within, he or she enters or remains unlawfully in a motor home, or in a vessel equipped for propulsion by mechanical means, or by a sail which has a cabin equipped with permanently installed sleeping quarters or cooking facilities. A motor home, RV, or sailboat with sleeping quarters are all examples of such type of vehicle.
A person is guilty of vehicle prowling in the second degree if, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property within, he or she enters or remains unlawfully in a vehicle other than a motor home, or vessel equipped for propulsion by mechanical means, or by a sail which has a cabin equipped with permanently installed sleeping quarters or cooking facilities. This would be a regular car without sleeping or cooking quarters.
What is the Penalty?
What may seem like a funny prank to some can actually have very serious repercussions. Having vehicle prowling on your record can make it hard to get a job, or even keep your current job.
Vehicle prowling in this first degree and vehicle prowling in the second degree for a third or subsequent conviction is a class C felony. A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, or both.
Vehicle prowling in the second degree is a gross misdemeanor. A gross misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment of up to 364 days, a fine of up to $5,000.00, or both.
As the sentence can range by so much, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel that can advocate for the lowest sentence for you.
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 vehicle prowling charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should I do if I have been accused of Vehicle Prowling and how can WEBER LAW help?
If you have been accused of vehicle prowling, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending, and Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a shorter jail time or no jail time, and a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against a charge of vehicle prowling, which include but are not limited to, not realizing it was not your car, a misunderstanding, and being falsely accused.
Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case, including surveillance footage (if available), eyewitness testimonies, and even your prior criminal record. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of vehicle prowling on your record could potentially hurt future job offers and ruin your record. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney. The court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience to represent you. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental effects on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of vehicle prowling in Washington, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST § 9A.52.095, Vehicle Prowling in the first degree
WA ST § 9A.52.100, Vehicle Prowling in the second degree
WA ST. § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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