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Felony and Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

Kitsap Criminal Defense is a Criminal Defense Law Firm located in Silverdale, Washington.  If you have been charged with a crime in Kitsap County including Bremerton, Port Orchard, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island or surrounding areas including Gig Harbor, Belfair and Shelton, and you need an experienced defense attorney, call our office at 360.204.5954 for a 30-minute free consultation with a defense lawyer who can help you. Do not discuss your case with anyone except a defense attorney.

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Consulta gratuita de 30 minutos con un abogado perito en materia de Derecho Penal en el Condado de Kitsap. Si usted ha sido acusado de un crimen y habla español, llame a nuestra oficina al 360.204.5954 para una consulta confidencial con el Licenciado McDonald. No hable de su caso con nadie quien no es un abogado defensor.

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Experienced Defense Attorney Serving Kitsap County

Experienced Misdemeanor and Felony Defense Representation in Kitsap County including:

Port Orchard Criminal Defense
Bremerton Criminal Defense
Silverdale Criminal Defense
Poulsbo Criminal Defense
Bainbridge Island Criminal Defense

Kitsap County Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer


Kitsap Criminal Defense provides misdemeanor defense representation for clients in Kitsap County who are charged with a misdemeanor crime. Hearings and trials for misdemeanor criminal charges made in Kitsap County may be heard by municipal courts in the city charged (Bremerton Municipal Court, Port Orchard Municipal Court, Poulsbo Municipal Court, Bainbridge Island Municipal Court), Kitsap County District Court or Superior Court here in Kitsap County.

What is a Misdemeanor in Washington State

Misdemeanor charges may be considered low level crimes, but convictions can lead to jail time and expensive fines.  Simple misdemeanors (misdemeanors) like 1st degree negligent driving, disorderly conduct or hunting/fishing violations may carry penalties of up to 90 days in jail and up to $1000 in fines.  Gross Misdemeanors like Assault IV, Domestic Violence, and Criminal Trespassing may carry penalties of up to 364 days in jail and up to $5000 in fines.

While misdemeanors may be considered to be less severe crimes, they can still have long lasting consequences like not being able to get certain jobs, security clearance or difficulties obtaining housing.  Our chief goal is to work to minimize any impact that criminal charges will have on our client’s lives and futures.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Kitsap County, call our office at 360.204.5954 to schedule a 30-minute free consultation with a criminal defense attorney who can help you.

Examples of Misdemeanors in Washington State

Gross Misdemeanors

Assault 4th Degree
DUI (Driving Under the Influence, commonly Drunk Driving, may be considered a felony under certain conditions)
Criminal Trespass 1st Degree
Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree
Custodial Interference 2nd Degree
Possession of Stolen Property 3rd Degree(Other than firearm and motor/or vehicle- which are felonies)

Misdemeanors

Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree
Disorderly Conduct
Failure to Disperse
Theft of Property valued less than $750 (4th Degree)

Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Representation for Military Service Members in Western Washington

If you are a military service member in Western Washington and you have been charged with a misdemeanor in civilian courts, you are undoubtedly aware of the potential consequences.  Attorney Eric McDonald is the lead defense attorney here at Kitsap Criminal Defense.  He is also a retired Lieutenant-Commander and former Navy JAG Corps officer.  There are few attorneys with his experience and understanding of the unique challenges you face within the military and from the civilian courts.

If you are active duty military and have been charged with a misdemeanor, Attorney McDonald can help you navigate the parallel channels of civilian courts and military commands.  He has practiced on military installations throughout Western Washington including Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Naval Base Kitsap (PSNS, Bangor), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, and Naval Station Everett.

To schedule a free consultation with Attorney McDonald, call our office at 360.204.5604.

Misdemeanor Representation outside of Kitsap County
(King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Mason County, Jefferson County, Clallam County)

Kitsap Criminal Defense can provide misdemeanor criminal defense representation on a case by case basis outside of Kitsap County.  If you have a misdemeanor case in King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Mason County, Jefferson County or Clallam County (Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Belfair, Shelton, Port Townsend, Port Angeles and outlying areas), contact our office at 360.204.5954 for a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney.

Kitsap County Felony Lawyer


What is a Felony in Washington State?

Under the Washington Criminal Code, Title 9A of the Revised Code of Washington, a felony is an especially serious type of crime that can be punished by more than a year in prison and fines that may reach up to $50,000 depending on the specific crime. If you have been charged with a felony in Washington State, a felony lawyer can help you to understand the details of your specific charge and what legal options are available to you.

There are many types of felony crimes which fall under three primary classes:  Class A Felonies, Class B Felonies and Class C Felonies.  Class A felonies are the most egregious crimes and sentencing for convictions of Class A felonies may include life in prison.  Class C felonies are the most common type of felony crimes.  While Class C felonies are serious crimes, they are considered less grievous than Class A or B felonies and carry lower sentences.

Felony Classifications in Washington State

Class A Felonies

The designation of a Class A Felony is reserved for the most egregious crimes.  Class A Felonies are punishable by up to life in prison and fines up to $50,000.

Examples of Class A Felonies

  • Arson 1
  • Assault 1
  • Aggravated Murder
  • Burglary 1
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder 1 and 2
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Over 18 and Deliver Heroin, Methamphetamine, a Narcotic from Schedule I or II, or Flunitrazepam from Schedule IV to Someone under 18

30-Minute Free Consultation with a Felony Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a Class A felony in Kitsap County or surrounding areas and need an attorney to represent you, call Kitsap Criminal Defense at 360.204.5604 to schedule a consultation with a felony defense attorney.

Class B Felonies

Under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), a Class B Felony are crimes punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $20,000.

Types of Class B Felonies

There are many types of Class B Felonies including but not limited to the following:

  • Assault 2
  • Bribery and Bribing a Witness
  • Burglary 2
  • Residential Burglary
  • Robery
  • Intimidating a Judge, Juror, Witness or Public Servant
  • Malicious Mischief 1
  • Manslaughter 2
  • Possession of a Stolen Firearm or Stolen Vehicle
  • Theft of a Firearm or Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine or
  • Anhydrous Ammonia with Intent to Manufacture
  • Methamphetamine

30-Minute Free Consultation with a Felony Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a Class B felony and need a attorney to represent you, call Kitsap Criminal Defense at 360.204.5604 to schedule a consultation with a felony defense attorney.

Examples of Class C Felonies

There are a wide range of crimes listed as Class C Felonies.  Some of the most common types of Class C Felonies include:

  • Certain types of Assault charges including
    •  3rd Degree Assault- Resisting Arrest, Assaulting Police Officer
    • 4th Degree Assault- With history of DV related offenses
  • Attempting to Elude Pursuing Police Vehicle
  • Forgery
  • Driving Under the Influence (under certain conditions, multiple offenses)
  • Hit and Run causing injury
  • Certain Drug Crimes including, but not limited to the following:
  • Possession of Controlled Substance that is Either Heroin or Narcotics from Schedule I or II
  • Possession of Controlled Substance that is a Narcotic from Schedule III, IV or V or Nonnarcotic from Schedule I-V
  • Selling for Profit (Controlled or Counterfeit) any Controlled Substance in Schedule I
  • Unlawful Use of Building for Drug Purposes
  • Unlawful Fortification of Building for Drug Purposes
  • Create, Deliver or Possess a Counterfeit Controlled Substance – Schedule I-II Nonnarcotic, Schedule IIIV Except Flunitrazepam or Methamphetamine
  • Theft of Property valued from $750 to $1500.00

30-Minute Free Consultation with a Felony Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a Class C felony and need an attorney to represent you, call Kitsap Criminal Defense at 360.204.5604 to schedule a consultation with a felony defense attorney.

Felony Lawyer for Military Service Members in Western Washington

If you are a military service member in Western Washington and you have been charged with a felony in civilian courts, you are undoubtedly aware of the potential consequences.  Attorney Eric McDonald is the lead defense attorney here at Kitsap Criminal Defense.  He is also a retired Lieutenant-Commander and former Navy JAG Corps officer.  There are few attorneys with his experience and understanding of the unique challenges you face within the military and from the civilian courts.

If you are active duty military and have been charged with a felony, Attorney McDonald can help you navigate the parallel channels of civilian courts and military commands.  He has practiced on military installations throughout Western Washington including Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Naval Base Kitsap (PSNS, Bangor), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, and Naval Station Everett.

To schedule a free consultation with Attorney McDonald, call our office at 360.204.5604.

Felony Defense Representation outside of Kitsap County (King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Mason County, Jefferson County, Clallam County)

Kitsap Criminal Defense can provide felony criminal representation on a case by case basis outside of Kitsap County.  If you have a felony matter in King County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Mason County, Jefferson County or Clallam County (Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Belfair, Shelton, Port Townsend, Port Angeles and outlying areas), contact our office at 360.204.5604 for a free consultation with a felony defense attorney.