Washington State Criminal Defense

If you or someone close to you have been accused of a crime it is important that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who is willing and able to zealously protect and defend the rights of the person accused.

Joseph Rome provides personal representation to clients facing criminal charges throughout Washington State.  Joseph Rome has represented people accused of all sorts of different criminal charges, from first time Washington DUI Charges to serious felony charges.

Some examples of criminal charges the Attorney Rome handles are: Serious Washington traffic offenses, violent crimes, Drug charges, sex crimes and etc…..

Washington States crimes fall under penalties depend on the specific crime and the category. Washington State crimes are; Misdemeanors, Gross Misdemeanor or Felony.

RCW 9A.20.021 – Maximum Sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984 and after:

(1) Felony. Unless a different maximum sentence for a classified felony is specifically established by a statute of this state, no person convicted of a classified felony shall be punished by confinement or fine exceeding the following:

(a) For a class A felony, by confinement in a state correctional institution for a term of life imprisonment, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of fifty thousand dollars, or by both such confinement and fine;

(b) For a class B felony, by confinement in a state correctional institution for a term of ten years, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of twenty thousand dollars, or by both such confinement and fine;

(c) For a class C felony, by confinement in a state correctional institution for five years, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of ten thousand dollars, or by both such confinement and fine.

(2) Gross misdemeanor. Every person convicted of a gross misdemeanor defined in Title 9A RCW shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of up to three hundred sixty-four days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than five thousand dollars, or by both such imprisonment and fine.

(3) Misdemeanor. Every person convicted of a misdemeanor defined in Title 9A RCW shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than ninety days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both such imprisonment and fine.

(4) This section applies to only those crimes committed on or after July 1, 1984.

Joseph Rome understands that criminal charges are extremely scary especially when your freedom is in jeopardy. Attorney Rome believes that everyone, no matter what the charge is should have a strong defense and the matter should be thoroughly investigated.