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Pelley Law, PLLC
Aaron Pelley

119 1st Ave. South
Suite 260
Seattle WA 98104
(206) 355-5527

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Pelley Law, PLLC

Legal maters often have profound, life altering consequences, for you and your loved ones. You need a lawyer who will work hard, value your time, money and liberty. Call today for a consultation. (206) 355-5527

Please Call: 206.355.5527

Seattle criminal defense lawyer Aaron Pelley truly believes there is no such thing as a small case. At Pelley Law we are aware of the everlasting impact criminal charges have on our clients. Once you become a client of our firm, we are accessible every single day for all of your questions and concerns. We do not guarantee results, but you can be assured that we will fight aggressively for your rights. We have achieved extraordinary results on Felony and Misdemeanor criminal cases. If you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you, call us today.

Please Call: 206.355.5527

Practice Areas

  • Sealing Criminal Records
  • DUI
  • Drug Offenses
  • High Profile Cases
  • Property Crimes
  • Violent Crime
  • Violent Crime

    If you have been charged with committing a crime against another person, you need immediate criminal defense representation. Pelley Law will assist clients in the defense of violent crime charges. We provide trustworthy criminal legal advice and representation. Pelley Law represents individuals accused in the following criminal offenses:

    • Aggravated Robbery
    • Arson
    • Assault and Battery
    • Bank Robbery
    • Burglary
    • Carjacking
    • Domestic Violence
    • Firearms and Gun Offenses
    • Homicide
    • Kidnapping
    • Manslaughter
    • Murder
    • Robbery
    • Stalking

    If you have been charged with any violent crime in Washington, contact Pelley Law and arrange a free consultation to discuss your case with us.

    Property Crimes

  • Shoplifting (retail theft)
  • Theft
  • Malicious Mischief
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Trafficking in stolen property
  • Crime and Punishment

    Criminal law is the body of law that relates to so-called “public wrongs”. Criminal law does not concern itself with disputes between individuals, but relates to offenses against the public order.

    The federal government, along with cities and states, define and prosecute people who commit crimes that range from minor traffic violations to serious, violent offenses.


    Washington State breaks their crimes into two major groups: Felonies and Misdemeanors.

    Whether a crime falls into one category or the other depends on the potential punishment. If a law provides for imprisonment for longer than a year, it is usually considered a felony.

    If the potential punishment is for a year or less, then the crime is considered a misdemeanor.


    Generally speaking, a felony is a crime for which the sentence may be more than one year in prison. In the state of Washington, there are three classes of felonies:

    • Class A (maximum penalty of life in prison and $50,000 fine)
    • Class B (maximum penalty 10 years in prison and $20,000 fine)
    • Class C (maximum penalty 5 years in prison and $10,000 fine)

    Sentencing in felony cases is governed by the Sentence Reform Act of 1981, which established determinate sentencing based on the seriousness level of the offense (levels I – XVI; level I being the least serious) and the defendant’s “offender score.”

    The offender score is determined by looking at the number and type of prior convictions. To view the felony sentencing grids, go to the Washington Sentencing Guideline Commissions.

    Persistent Offenders

    In 1993 Washington became the first state to pass a “three strikes and you’re out” law.
    Washington now has both a “three strikes” law and a “two strikes” law. Each law specifies a list of crimes for which a third or, in the case of certain sex offenses, a second conviction results in a mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole.


    For information on the elements of specific crimes, search the Revised Code of Washington (RCW)


    There are two categories of misdemeanors in Washington state:
    Gross Misdemeanors (punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine) and Misdemeanors (punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine).

    For information on the elements of specific crimes, search the
    Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

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