Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dishonesty Crimes...Don't do it!

Being charged with a property crime in Washington (such as Theft or Possession of Stolen Property) is embarrassing and has the possibility of significantly impacting a person’s personal and professional life. This is so because these types of crimes are considered “crimes of dishonesty”. At SQ Attorneys we have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds through continuous, intensive and sustained plea bargaining efforts; we create success by applying the factual circumstances of our cases to the applicable law, and presenting mitigating factors throughout the entire negotiating process. These efforts have routinely resulted in reduced charges, reduced sentences and even dismissals.

SQ Attorneys creatively works with prosecutors, courts and local agencies to keep our clients’ criminal records clean; especially in first time offender situations and those situations where the individual does not have a long criminal history. Some examples of this creative effort includes establishing counseling initiatives, full payment of restitution, and/or the immediate return of stolen items to the aggrieved party. Undergoing counseling places the client in the best light in the eye’s of the prosecution and of the court. Similarly, immediate payment of restitution and/or the immediate returning of property can often reduce charges and may even result in the dismissal of charges in less serious cases.

If you have been arrested for Theft in Washington, or if you have been charged for being in possession of stolen property in Washington, it is essential that you speak with a qualified Seattle criminal defense lawyer who has knowledge of the Washington State court system and the Washington State police procedures. The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those charged with property crimes in Western Washington. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegation are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible.

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