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    Facing criminal charges is a terrifying thing.  Not only does it create complex, stressful legal situations, but the consequences of criminal charges can also follow individuals for a lifetime — affecting their future career potential, car insurance rates, employment opportunities, and more.  If you or a loved one has found yourself facing criminal charges, continue..

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    A first-time speeding ticket for any driver is inconvenient, expensive, and stressful.  It can be challenging to know the extent of what you can or should do as a first-time offender. You’ll likely be wondering what your options are as well as how problematic a speeding ticket is for your record.  Continue reading to learn..

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    When is Speeding a Felony?

    Speeding is a very dangerous driving practice that directly contributed to deaths of 9,478 in 2019. While speeding may seem harmless to many drivers and helps them make their appointments on time, the consequences of speeding can be dire. Not only does this driving practice endanger others on the road, it also places the speeding..

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    The definition of a criminal offense is knowing or conducting one’s behavior in a way that violates local, state, or federal laws. Some behaviors are only considered civil offenses, like disagreements concerning payment schedules, other, more severe offenses toward a person or property are considered criminal. Criminal offenses in the state of Washington can fall..

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    If you’ve never been charged with a criminal offense before, the dizzying number of terms in the justice system can be confusing. Let’s examine the facts and find a few layman’s terms that will clear up confusion about the different criminal offenses and how they can impact a life. A criminal offense is a broad,..

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    Criminal misdemeanors can be a frightening charge to face. If you face misdemeanor charges in Washington, contact the Leyba Defense team at (206) 922-8658 to discuss your concerns about possible misdemeanor jail time today. According to the Revised Code of Washington (sections 9A.20.010 and 9A.20.021), a simple misdemeanor charge is any crime punishable by a..

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