In Washington State a gross misdemeanor False representation concerning title 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 False representation concerning title 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 False representation concerning title create significant barriers to employment for many people.
For many people charged with False representation concerning title this is the first time they have been on the wrong side of the law. Additionally, there may be a reasonable explanation or confusion that police were unwilling to listen to.
Washington State Law for False representation concerning title:
Every person who shall maliciously or fraudulently execute or file for record any instrument, or put forward any claim, by which the right or title of another to any real or personal property is, or purports to be transferred, encumbered or clouded, shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.