Today we are very happy to announce that Dayani Law Firm successfully negotiated the dismissal of three charges against our Client. The State of Washington charged our Client in Snohomish Superior Court with two felonies and a gross misdemeanor. The charges unsettled our Client, threatened whether they could keep their job, and made this year the hardest year of our Client’s life.
A conviction of these charges would have potentially exposed our Client to years of prison, loss of his family, and deportation.
Let’s take a moment to review the charges Our Client faced:
Alien in Possession of a Firearm - RCW 9.41.171
It is a class C felony for any person who is not a citizen of the United States to carry or possess any firearm, unless the person: (i) Is a lawful permanent resident; (ii) has obtained a valid alien firearm license pursuant to RCW 9.41.173; or (iii) meets the requirements of RCW 9.41.175.
Possessing a stolen firearm - RCW 9A.56.310
(1) A person is guilty of possessing a stolen firearm if he or she possesses, carries, delivers, sells, or is in control of a stolen firearm.
(2) This section applies regardless of the stolen firearm's value.
(3) Each stolen firearm possessed under this section is a separate offense.
(4) The definition of "possessing stolen property" and the defense allowed against the prosecution for possessing stolen property under RCW 9A.56.140 shall apply to the crime of possessing a stolen firearm.
(5) As used in this section, "firearm" means any firearm as defined in RCW 9.41.010.
(6) Possessing a stolen firearm is a class B felony.
Reckless endangerment - RCW 9A.36.050
(1) A person is guilty of reckless endangerment when he or she recklessly engages in conduct not amounting to drive-by shooting but that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person.
(2) Reckless endangerment is a gross misdemeanor.
The State of Washington charged our client but gave them no opportunity to explain their side of the story. This is how it works in the criminal justice system: good people can find themselves in bad situations and are unable to defend themselves against serious and life-changing allegations.
This is just another example of why you need someone to be able to speak up on your behalf, explain who you are, and fight for your freedom. In this case, we were able to point out some serious flaws in the State’s case in chief, and ultimately convinced them that they did not have enough proof to prove their case.
We are proud of our team’s excellent work on this matter! Shout out to our investigative team for some kick-ass interviews which resulted in this pre-trial dismissal.
Nuestro cliente fue acusado de tres cargos graves, pero no tuvo oportunidad de explicar su versión de la historia. Así es como funciona en el sistema de justicia penal: muchas veces, las personas buenas pueden encontrarse en malas situaciones y son incapaces de defenderse contra acusaciones graves y que cambian la vida.
Este es solo otro ejemplo de por qué necesita que alguien pueda defender su nombre, explicar su historia, y luchar cuando sea necesario. En este caso, pudimos señalar algunos defectos serios en el caso principal del Estado, y finalmente los convencimos de que no tenían pruebas suficientes para probar su caso.
¡Orgulloso del excelente trabajo de nuestro equipo en este asunto!
ANDRE DAYANI ES UN ABOGADO DE DERECHO CRIMINAL EN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. ¿TIENES UNA PREGUNTA SOBRE UN CASO CRIMINAL?
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