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If you face larceny, or theft crime charges in Western Washington, then you could be fighting for your freedom, your career prospects, and your reputation. From petty theft charges to an arrest for armed robbery, our Kitsap County criminal defense lawyers are ready to battle for your rights.
At Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., our defense team has more than three decades of combined legal experience. In fact, our theft lawyers have handled thousands of criminal cases. Known for our tireless advocacy, we are qualified to defend your liberty and beat your charge.
1,000s Of Criminal Cases Successfully Handled
According to Washington Code §9a.56 RCW, a great number of offenses can fall under the term theft, offenses that include robbery, burglary, grand theft auto, identity theft, embezzlement, and shoplifting. Whatever the details of your case, our Kitsap County theft crime lawyers are prepared to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
The Serious Penalties for Theft in Washington
If you are charged with stealing more than $5,000 worth of items or services, you’re being charged with first-degree theft. Second-degree theft involves more than $750 worth of stolen goods, while third-degree theft in Washington covers larceny of items valued at $750 or less.
- Theft in the first degree in Washington: Up to 10 years’ prison and/or a $20,000 fine
- Theft in the second degree in Washington: Up to 5 years’ prison and/or a $10,000 fine
- Theft in the third degree in Washington: Up to 364 days’ jail and/or a $5,000 fine
What Qualifies as Felony Theft?
In order to be a felony theft, the value of the property must exceed a minimum amount established by Washington, typically between $500 and $1,000. For example, if a state has a $600 felony theft limit, a person who steals a bicycle worth $400 has committed a misdemeanor. If another person in the same state steals a bicycle worth $700, the crime is a felony.
30+ Years of Collective Defense Experience in Your Corner
Experience matters. When your future is being threatened, you cannot afford to work with a less than seasoned litigator. Whether it’s a rookie lawyer or a public defender with too many cases to handle at once, you are doing yourself a serious disservice if you work with someone who lacks the time or resources to do everything possible to preserve your liberty.
At Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., not only do our Kitsap County theft crime attorneys have decades of experience to draw from, but we further offer affordable payment plans to ensure that seasoned defense comes at a reasonable cost for you.
The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.
Over 30 Years’ of Combined Legal Experience
Former Prosecution Experience*
Thousands of Criminal Cases Handled
Over 1,000 DUI Cases Handled
Hundreds of Cases Tried to Verdict or Judgment
Appeared Before the Supreme Court