In Washington State harassment is defined as any threat to cause bodily injury, or physical damage to property, or to restrain or confine another person, or to perform any act intended to substantially harm another person mentally and/ or physically. It is important to understand that if you have a previous conviction for harassment, or the allegation of harassment includes a threat to kill another person, the charge is a Class C Felony. A Seattle criminal lawyer can help you reach the best resolution through investigating and analyzing, and negotiating with the State Prosecutors who bring charges upon you. Another crime against a person, is Malicious Mischief
Malicious Mischief in Washington means knowingly and maliciously causing damage to the property of another. Criminal charges for malicious mischief can arise when an individual, in a moment of anger (or sometimes even accidentally) causes damage to someone else’s property. The following are some unfortunate examples of when the government might file malicious mischief charges: (1) a window gets broken because someone slams a door during an argument, or (2) something gets knocked over and broken while a person is attempting to back away from a potentially volatile confrontation. Damaging another’s property at your home or that of a family member can result in malicious mischief charges being filed with a domestic violence charge in Washington State.
The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys, located in Western Washington, is a very skilled and experienced team dedicated to providing effective, aggressive representation for those charged with assault, harassment and/or Malicious Mischief in Western Washington. The team creates success by not only working with alleged victims to develop a relationship and encourage positive communication, but the team also works with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegations are considered in creating an equitable and fair resolution.