Obscuring the identity of a machine in Washington State

In Washington State a misdemeanor Obscuring the identity of a machine offense can have a maximum sentence of 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.  If you are convicted of a misdemeanor you could be facing jail time and trouble securing employment in the future.

Often times Obscuring the identity of a machine charges are prosecuted in city courts with differing procedures and penalties. Although a misdemeanor charge may sounds relatively harmless, it can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to obtain housing, find employment and attend institutions of higher education. Additionally, property crimes like Obscuring the identity of a machine create significant barriers to employment for many people.

For many people charged with Obscuring the identity of a machine this is the first time they have been on the wrong side of the law. Additionally, many are young and have a bright future ahead of them.

Below I have listed the Washington State Law for Obscuring the identity of a machine:

RCW 9A.76.175: Making False or Misleading Statement

KING COUNTY

King County: Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish, Bothell, Duvall, Woodinville, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Kent, Renton, Federal Way, Auburn, SeaTac, Kenmore, Tukwila, and more.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY

Snohomish County: Bothell, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Everett