Gross Misdemeanors in Seattle
Gross misdemeanors are more serious than misdemeanors. The maximum penalty for a gross misdemeanor is 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. Other penalties often appearing with gross misdemeanor convictions include restitution, drug & alcohol evaluations, court ordered treatment, no contact orders, stay out of area orders, license suspensions, ignition interlock requirements, and even the loss of gun rights.
A City’s Municipal court and a County’s District Court are responsible for handling gross misdemeanor charges. The statute of limitations for a gross misdemeanor is two years, which means the prosecutor has up to two years to decide whether to press charges.
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