Three Strikes Offenses in Ellensburg
Protecting Clients in Kittitas County & Central Washington
Washington was one of the first states to enact what is commonly known as the “Three Strikes” policy—a law that a third-time, serious violent felony offender, would be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. There are crimes in Washington which would not, on their face, appear to be a serious violent crime such as Burglary First or Vehicular, Assault Second or Trafficking. For those wrongfully convicted, this can become a devastating mandate in their life. At Ellensburg Law, we understand that there are many reasons a person can be convicted of a crime, and not all of them are because the person was guilty. Our Ellensburg Three Strikes offense attorney can help you protect your rights and preserve the possibility of a hopeful future.
Which Crimes Are Considered Dangerous Felonies?
Most felonies are not included in Washington’s Three Strikes law—only serious violent crimes. This differs significantly from other states such as California. If you are to be convicted on the grounds of this law, at least one of your felonies will need to be considered a violent.
Some Included crimes are:
- Robbery 1 or 2
- Assault 1 or 2
While these laws seem easy enough to understand, they are not. There are many ways to legally attack a finding of three strikes. In some cases, people are charged with felonies they didn’t commit and are expected to exonerate themselves. Our criminal defense attorney can help you protect yourself. And even if you are charged and convicted of a third strike, there are ways to avoid the penalty, if the proper procedure was not followed.
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The Three Strikes law is not likely to go away anytime soon, and many people are unnecessarily harmed in its wake. At Ellensburg Law, we understand the challenges you face, and we are committed to helping you tell your side of the story. With the right preparation and understanding, you could have your charges reduced or even dropped, keeping you from suffering the devastating consequences of a conviction.
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