Vancouver Felonies Attorney

Aggressive Felonies Lawyer Protecting the Freedoms of Vancouver Residents

Felonies are among the most serious crimes for which you can be charged. These charges typically carry prison sentences longer than a year, with a maximum penalty of life in prison or capital punishment. Exorbitant fines are also common consequences of felony convictions.

Felony Classes

Washington state felonies are categorized into three classes: A, B, and C. Class A felonies are the most serious, whereas class C are the least punishable of the three. Many factors contribute to the classification of felonies, but the basic tenets of each are as such:

Class A Felonies

The most serious felonies are Class A and typically include first-degree murder and rape charges. These convictions can result in:

  • Capital punishment
  • Life in prison
  • Fines up to $50,000

Class B Felonies

The next class of felonies typically result in:

  • Prison terms up to ten years
  • Fines up to $20,000

Class C Felonies

These felonies most often incur:

  • Prison terms up to five years
  • Fines up to $10,000

Don’t Attempt to Face a Felony Alone

Whatever your specific circumstances, you need to be extremely careful in handling these serious allegations. Do not talk about your charges with anyone aside from a trusted criminal defense attorney. Mr. Mayhew has personally handled countless felony cases and has a successful record. He will help you mitigate the most serious consequences to the best of his ability and help get you through to the other side.

Attorney James Mayhew believes every person, regardless of their circumstances, deserves a fair and just legal process. If you are currently facing a felony charge in Cowlitz, Clark, or Skamania County, Mr. Mayhew is the criminal defense lawyer you need. Contact our Vancouver office today at (360) 699-6317 to schedule your free consultation.