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Recent Results:

DUI - "NOT GUILTY" jury verdict - South District Court in Lynnwood

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Marysville Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

Possession of a Dangerous Weapon - Dismissed - Edmonds Municipal Court

Ignition Interlock Violation - Dismissed - Marysville Municipal Court

Violation of No Contact Order - Dismissed - Marysville Municipal Court

Hit and Run – Dismissed – Edmonds Municipal Court      

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Evergreen Distric Court

Hit and Run – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Evergreen District Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Everett District Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Everett District Court

Violation of a protection order (no contact order) – Dismissed – South District Court in Lynnwood, WA

Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer – Dismissed – South District Court in Lynnwood, WA

Reckless Endangerment – NOT GUILTY– Cascade District Court

Felony Convictions vacated – Snohomish County Superior Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Whatcom County District Court

Violation of a protection order (no contact order) – Dismissed – Edmonds Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Reduce to Disorderly Conduct Non-DV – no jail – Marysville Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Cascade District Court

Soliciting a Prostitute – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court

DUI  – Reduced to Negligent Driving First Degree, no jail – Bothell Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree  – Set for Dismissal – Bothell Municipal Court

Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct then dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court

 

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Reckless Endangerment - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Theft in the First Degree - Dismissed

Assault with Sexual Motivation - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - case dismissed

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - evidence suppressed, case dismissed

Hit and Run - Dismissed

Felony drug possession - reduced to gross misdemeanor, no jail

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence and Interfering with Reporting Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

DUI - resolved as infraction

Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer - Dismissed

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Second Degree Assault (Felony) - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Theft/Shoplifting - Dismissed

Disorderly Conduct - "NOT GUILTY" at trial

Felony Drug Possession - resolved as gross misdemeanor; no jail and case set for dismissal

No Contact Order Petition - Successfully Defended

Possession of Marijuana – Dismissed

Client's 3rd DUI in 7 years- reduced to Negligent Driving 1st Degree

Trespassing - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – No conviction

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

DUI with .19 BAC- resolved as Negligent Driving; to be dismissed after a year

Hit and Run Attended - Dismissed

Negligent Driving First Degree – Reduced to traffic infraction

Trespassing – Dismissed

Manufacture of a Controlled Substance (Felony) - reduced to gross misdemeanor, no jail

Assault in the 4th Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed

Rendering Criminal Assistance - Dismissed

Malicious Mischief (Domestic Violence) - Reduced to Disorderly Conduct; No Jail, firearm rights retained

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - No Contact Order dropped, Case Dismissed

Hit and Run Unattended - Dismissed

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Theft in the Third Degree - Dismissed

Negligent Driving in the First Degree - reduced to simple traffic infraction

Reckless Driving - Reduced to simple traffic infraction; no license suspension

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence; Original offer 60 days jail; result in Disorderly Conduct, no jail.

DUI - Dismissed and refiled as Negligent Driving - no jail, no license suspension

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Dismissed on Compromise of Misdemeanor

Furnishing Liquor to Minors - Dismissed

No Contact Order dropped

Felony Drug Possession - resolved as gross misdemeanor; no jail and no treatment

Federal Drug Possession - Dismissed

Driving with Suspended License - Dismissed

Theft in the Third Degree - Dismissed

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed

Two counts of assault with a firearm - one day jail; case to be dismissed after 12 months probation.

Probation Review Hearing - New Criminal Charges - No Action by Court

Client's Third DUI - resolved as Negligent Driving

 

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If you have a question concerning a theft or shoplifting crime in Snohomish or Skagit County, call (360) 659-4950 today for a free consultation/case assessment.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has extensive history successfully representing clients who have been, or are about to be, charged with theft or shoplifting crimes. Recent history includes many dismissals, reductions in charges, agreed recommendations to dismiss cases after a period of time, and in several cases, negotiating Theft in the First Degree (most serious felony) into eventual dismissals. We know what it takes to get you a great result when you are charged with a theft or shoplifting crime. If you, or someone you care about, has been charged with theft or shoplifting, call us at (360) 659-4950 today for a free, no-pressure consultation.

Sample Results include:

Theft in the Third Degree (shoplifting) – Dismissed – South District Court in Lynnwood
Theft in the Third Degree (shoplifting) – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court
Theft in the Third Degree – Dismissed – South District Court in Lynnwood
Theft in the Third Degree – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court
Theft in the Third Degree (shoplifting) – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court
Theft in the Third Degree – Dismissed – Edmonds Municipal Court
Theft in the Third Degree (shoplifting) – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court
Theft in the Third Degree – no conviction – Cascade District Court
Theft in the Third Degree (shoplifting) – Dismissed – Everett Municipal Court
Theft in the Third Degree – Dismissed – Evergreen District Court in Monroe
Theft in the Third Degree – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court (City of Lake Stevens Case)
Theft in the Third Degree – Dismissed – Marysville Municipal Court (City of Arlington Case)

 

In general, “Theft” is

  • the unlawful acquisition or exertion of unauthorized control over another’s property or services
  • with intent to deprive the owner of such property or services
  • OR to obtain by color or aid of deception
  • OR to appropriate lost or misdelivered property or services of another with the intent to deprive him or her of such property or services

Theft is typically split up into three degrees, ranging from most serious (first degree) to least (third degree). First Degree Theft and Second Degree theft are felonies, while Theft in the Third Degree is a gross misdemeanor. Except for high-value items, shoplifting is typically charged as Theft in the Third Degree.


Recently, the dollar values dividing the various degrees of theft have changed, the legislature updating the dollar amount presumably to reflect inflation since the last time the statutes were passed.


Here is the breakdown:


Third Degree Theft:  Theft of property (or services) which are not valued in excess of $750. Note that even if the item has zero value, it still can be the basis for a theft charge.
Second Degree Theft:  Theft of property (or services) that does not exceed $5000 in value. Also, it includes theft of public records. Specifically excluded are Theft of a Firearm and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.
First Degree Theft:  Theft of property  (or services) in excess of $5000, theft of a rescue dog while the dog is on duty, or theft of property from another. Please note: there is a thin line between First Degree Theft and Second Degree Robbery; robbery is generally considered to be the more serious charge.

In addition to the classical divisions of theft crimes (First through Third), there are various other crimes falling under the general “theft” umbrella, such as: Theft of a Firearm, Taking a Motor Vehicle Without Permission, Theft with Intent to Resell, Organized Retail Theft, Identity Theft, Unlawful Issuance of Bad Checks, Trafficking in Stolen Property, and Possession of Stolen Property.

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC represents those charged with Theft in the First, Second or Third Degree (or other variations of theft) charges arising out of Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, and the rest of Snohomish County, Washington. We also have extensive practice in Skagit County, and have an office located in Burlington, Washington. Our defense attorneys, or defense lawyers, fight hard for the best results.

These charges are typically filed in Cascade District Court, Edmonds Municipal Court, Everett District Court, Everett Municipal Court, Evergreen District Court, Lynnwood Municipal Court, Marysville Municipal Court, and South District Court, all located in Snohomish County, Washington.


If you, or someone you care about, have or has been charged with Theft in the First, Second or Third Degree, or other variations of theft, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC at (360) 659-4950 for a FREE CONSULTATION today.

RCW 9A.56.050 - Theft in the third degree.

(1) A person is guilty of theft in the third degree if he or she commits theft of property or services which (a) does not exceed seven hundred fifty dollars in value, or (b) includes ten or more merchandise pallets, or ten or more beverage crates, or a combination of ten or more merchandise pallets and beverage crates.

(2) Theft in the third degree is a gross misdemeanor.

 

 

 

 

For a free, no-pressure consultation, call 360-659-4950 or 1-888-WA-LAW-NW (1-888-925-2969)

 

Sample Reviews:

"Working with Mr. Ashbach brought a great sense of peace to me and to my family. I was so relieved the day in which I hired him, and appreciated not only his knowledge, but his approachable and trustworthy character, as well as his availability. Brian is very diligent and dedicated, and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a strong defense. "

"Communication with Brian was amazing, he would always respond ASAP and would provide useful information, worked hard getting the case dismissed. Highly recommended."

"Brian Ashbach represented me in my criminal case and I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the results. I had a very challenging case and was amazed when it was dismissed. Brian was very dependable and conscientious of my situation and exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend his services to others. "

"Brian Ashbach represented me in my criminal case and I can't tell you how pleased I am with the results. I had a very challenging case and was amazed when it was dismissed. Brian was very dependable and conscientious of my situation and exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend his services to others."

"Hiring Brian is the best thing I could do for myself. He kept me informed on everything I needed to know, acted professionally, and even got my case dismissed by one of the toughest prosecutors in the county. I will be recommending him to anyone who needs a lawyer."

"Brian did a great job for us....resolved everything quickly and discretely. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to family and friends."

"Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your help in handling my DV assault charges. I feel as if a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I could not have done it without your help. I feel that your rates were extremely reasonable for the amount of work you put in on my case, and I will be referring you to everyone I know that may need counsel."

 

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More Recent Results:

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - amended to Disorderly Conduct and to be dismissed in twelve months

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed.

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Malicious Mischief Third Degree - Domestic Violence - to be dismissed after 12 months; no treatment

Felony Drug Possession - Resolved as misdemeanor, no jail, no treatment

Theft in the Third Degree - Shoplifting - to be dismissed in 12 months

Client's Second DUI - resolved as Negligent Driving

Shoplifting - Dismissed

Negligent Driving Second Degree - Dismissed

Theft - Dismissed

Assault in the Fourth Degree - Domestic Violence - Dismissed at arraignment upon legal argument

Shoplifting - Dismissed

Possession of Dangerous Weapon - Evidence suppressed, case dismissed

Prostitution Charges - Dismissed

Failure to Comply with Police - Dismissed

First Degree Robbery - Resolved as Theft

Reckless Driving - No Conviction

Driving with Suspended Licence - No Conviction

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Dismissed

Reckless Driving - No Conviction

Trespassing - No Conviction

Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Dismissed
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – To be dismissed; no contact order dropped; no jail
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct; no contact order dropped; no jail
Possession of Marijuana  – Dismissed
Violation of No Contact Order – Dismissed
Possession of Marijuana  – Dismissed
Driving with Suspended License – no conviction; no jail
DUI – Reduced to Negligent Driving
Assault in the Fourth Degree – Domestic Violence – Dismissed; no contact order dropped; no jail
DUI – Reduced to Negligent Driving