Facing Harassment Charges?

In Washington state, accusations of harassment carry serious consequences, ranging from fines and probation to potential imprisonment. It’s crucial to be well-informed and seek excellent legal representation when facing such charges. Read on to gain insights into Washington State harassment laws and discover how the experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer can provide the legal help you need.

Understanding Harassment in Washington State:

Washington’s harassment laws, outlined in Revised Code of Washington, Section 9A.46.020, encompass various actions, whether in person or through communication mediums. This includes threats of harm, damaging property, restraining or confining someone, or any action causing mental or physical harm. Intent is not a determining factor; what matters is the reasonable belief of the victim that the threatened action could be carried out.

Penalties for Harassment:

A conviction for harassment in Washington can result in a gross misdemeanor charge, with penalties of up to 364 days in jail and $5,000 in fines (RCW Section 9A.20.030). Repeat offenders, those threatening to kill, or those targeting individuals involved in criminal trials can face a Class C felony charge, carrying potential imprisonment of up to five years and a $10,000 fine.

Facing harassment charges demands a proactive approach. False accusations are not uncommon, making it essential to fight back rather than hope for the issue to disappear. The Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer, with over 30 years of combined experience in criminal law, stands ready to help. By understanding Washington State harassment laws and leveraging their expertise, their legal team can gather evidence to challenge the accusations, aiming to reveal the truth and avoid severe criminal consequences.  Harassment accusations in Washington state demand a robust defense. The Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer, with a commitment to justice and a wealth of experience in criminal law, is here to assist both victims and those facing accusations. Don’t navigate the complexities alone – contact Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer at 360-334-6277