Misdemeanor Lawyer Silverdale

In Kitsap County a crime is either a misdemeanor (moderately serious) or a felony (very serious). Some offenses, depending on the circumstances, will result in steep penalties or jail time. At the Law Office of Michael A. Dunn, for instance, we defend individuals accused of both misdemeanor and felony DUI.

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Felonies in Washington are punishable by steep fines and jail or prison time. But misdemeanor penalties can be very painful as well. You can be sentenced to county jail for up to a year and fines up to $5,000.

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The law specifies punishments for most misdemeanors. If no sentence is specified, the maximum jail time is 90 days. Punishments may range from jail time or time in a work program, community service, alcohol treatment programs, fines and the like. Some judges order at-home detention or electronic monitoring.

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In drug cases you may be eligible for deferred sentences or "diversion," requiring you to complete a substance awareness program, after which the conviction may be vacated.

Commonly Charged Misdemeanors in Kitsap County


Domestic violence



Traffic offenses

Marijuana possession

Public intoxication

Disorderly conduct


Criminal mischief

Misdemeanor gun crimes

Indecent exposure

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If you've been charged with a misdemeanor crime in Kitsap County, call our Port Orchard lawyer's office at 360-443-4421, toll free 800-673-9826. Or drop us an e-mail. We can help protect your freedom and your record.