Experienced Kitsap County Felony Lawyer

Do you need an experienced Kitsap County Felony Lawyer? Kitsap Criminal Defense is a division of Compass Legal Services, P.S.  Our criminal law division is led by Attorney Eric McDonald, a retired naval officer with over 25 years of experience in felony defense representation.  KCD provides felony defense representation in Kitsap County and beyond.  In most cases, felonies charged in Kitsap County will be tried in the Superior Court of Kitsap County located in Port Orchard, Washington.  Our office is conveniently located near Old Town Silverdale. We provide a free half-hour consultation for criminal defense.  If you have been charged with a felony in Kitsap County, call our office at 360.204.5954 to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer who can help you.

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 punishable 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 to 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

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 360.471.3300 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

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 360.471.3300 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

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 360.471.3300 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 360.204.5954.

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Felony 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 360.204.5954 for a free consultation with a felony defense attorney.

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Compass Legal Services, P.S


Kitsap Criminal Defense is a division of Compass Legal Services, P.S. (CLS), a multi-practice firm founded in 2014 by our Managing Attorney, Heather Forrler.  CLS is a trusted legal resource for individuals, families and businesses throughout Kitsap County and often beyond.  Our firm helps hundreds of clients each year in the practice areas of:

Criminal Law matters may intersect or cooccur with legal issues from other practice areas and our firm is privileged to assist clients in matters within the entire scope of our practice.