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DuPont Criminal Defense Lawyer

When addressing a criminal charge, some people believe they do not need an attorney and are more than capable in representing themselves. While this is certainly one path you can take, a lack of extensive knowledge in Washington law, the courts, and how to analyze the evidence regarding your case often means self-representation produces more harm than good.

A criminal charge that is poorly handled can lead to difficulty in finding stable employment in the future, puts your personal life at risk, and can raise costs of insurance premiums. Don’t think you are alone when arrested for a crime; DuPont defense lawyer Daniel J. Murphy has represented many clients in similar situations. As an experienced criminal defense attorney he is dedicated to fight for the best outcome possible for your case.

DuPont Misdemeanor Charges

Misdemeanors can include many crimes, with charges often resulting due to one of the following events:

  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Harassment
  • Reckless Driving
  • Disorderly Conduct

A DuPont misdemeanor can be in one of two levels: regulars misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor. A gross misdemeanor is more grave, with court-ordered prison sentences that can last for at least a year, and accompanying fines as high as $5000. Regular misdemeanor penalties can include a maximum of 90 days in jail or up to $1000 in fines. If a misdemeanor charge goes unchallenged, it can harm your future employment opportunities by adding a mark to your criminal record.

DuPont DUI Charges

Even if you did not have a criminal record beforehand, a DUI arrest in DuPont can mean severe penalties. For an officer to arrest you for DUI, he must record a blood alcohol level of at least .08 or higher. The police can detain you if you reach that limit. This test provides reasonable cause, in other words, law enforcement has reason to believe you were driving drunk. When a DUI charge is not challenged, you risk the loss of your driving freedoms, with possible jail times and court fines, as well as having an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.

DuPont Felony Charges

A felony in DuPont can be in one of three categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C. These felonies can be defined by the penalties that may occur:

  • Class C felonies can mean 5 years in prison and up to $10,000 fines.
  • Class B felonies incur penalties that are doubled, meaning 10 years in prison and $20,000 fines.
  • Class A felonies are for the most egregious crimes, as such the court ordered fines can be as high as $50,000 and prison sentences may last for a lifetime.

If you were arrested for a felony, the class your felony is assigned will depend on the circumstances of the event and your past criminal record. Theft, white collar crimes, drug possession, and felony DUI accusations can be challenged with an effective defense. DuPont Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel J. Murphy has provided consul to individuals who received such charges.

You do not have to face your DuPont criminal charge alone; Daniel J. Murphy, Jr. can make a difference in your case. He is prepared to litigate for you to the end, providing the support, advice, and representation you need. Don’t wait for the charge to go away by itself, call Murphy’s Law Offices today at 253-312-6122 to schedule a free consultation.

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33515 10th Place South, #17
Federal Way, WA 98063

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506 S. 11th St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

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  • Criminal Defense
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  • Personal Injury
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Murphy’s Law Offices
506 S. 11th St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: (253) 312-6122

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