Sometimes misunderstandings occur between people in Spokane, especially when it comes to property. However, these misunderstandings become serious when they lead to accusations of theft. For example, a person may have lent something to someone else, and then forgot he or she did so, believing the item had been stolen. Or sometimes a person misplaces something, but instead of thinking it is lost, accuses someone of stealing it. However, just when does a situation fall under the realm of "theft" for which a person can be criminally charged?
Washington residents have little patience for elected officials who don't follow the law. Fortunately, most elected officials are of stellar moral aptitude. But when these elected officials are not following the law, they may find themselves facing serious charges. In these situations, a criminal defense attorney may become necessary.
Spokane police officers are valuable members of our society. They protect our city and help our citizens. But, when a police officer finds himself on the other side of the law, it can be detrimental to his reputation.
What if you or someone you loved were being attacked? You may need to take defensive measures, even if it means harming the attacker, in order to save your life or the life of a loved one. Such situations can be traumatizing, but what a person in such a situation should not have to fear is that they will face criminal charges as a result.
Does a slap on the backside constitute assault in the fourth-degree with sexual motivation? A district court had said "yes," and now municipal courts in Spokane may do the same.
Being accused of any crime is a monumental moment in any person's life, and not in a good way. Criminal charges can change your life and make it very difficult to ever lead the life that you wanted before the charges came down. Depending on the charge, the penalties and indirect consequences of the crime will vary. With drunk driving or drugged driving charges, the consequences can be severe.
For many people who are charged with criminal allegations in Spokane, it is not necessarily one individual crime that has resulted in the arrest and charges, but several stacked up. Individually, criminal charges can cause a litany of problems. In combination, it can be substantially worse. If, for example, a person is arrested on drug charges and this occurred simultaneous to an assault and weapons investigation, he or she will need to make certain they have a lawyer who can provide a comprehensive defense for all they are facing.