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Felony Charges

A felony offense is the most serious offense Washington can file against a person. Felony offenses are divided into three classes as follows:

Class A

Punishable by a maximum penalty of life in prison and by a maximum fine of $50,000. For example, Robbery in the First Degree, Rape in the First Degree and Burglary in the First Degree are classified as Class A felonies.

Class B

Punishable by a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000. For example, Theft in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree and Vehicular Assault are classified as Class B felonies.

Class C

Punishable by a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. For example, Theft in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree and Malicious Mischief in the Second Degree are classified as Class C felonies.

If the crime you have been charged with is not mentioned on these pages please contact the attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. for more information.