Tampering with fire alarm or firefighting equipment — False alarm in Washington State

In Washington State a misdemeanor Tampering with fire alarm or firefighting equipment — False alarm offense can have a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.  If you are convicted of Tampering with a fire alarm you could be facing jail time and trouble securing employment in the future.

Often times Tampering with fire alarm or firefighting equipment — False alarm charges are prosecuted in city courts with differing procedures and penalties. A misdemeanor charge may sounds relatively harmless, but it can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to obtain housing, find employment and attend institutions of higher education. Additionally, even mischief related crimes like Tampering with a fire alarm can create significant barriers to employment for many people.

For many people charged with Tampering with fire alarm or firefighting equipment — False alarm this is the first time they have been on the wrong side of the law. Additionally, many are juveniles and have a bright future ahead of them.

Below I have listed the Washington State Law for Tampering with fire alarm or firefighting equipment — False alarm:

RCW 9A.84.020 Failure to disperse

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