In Washington State a misdemeanor Interference with health care facilities or providers offense can have a variety of penalties depending on if this is your 1st, 2nd or 3rd offense. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor you could be facing jail time and trouble securing employment in the future.
Often times Interference with health care facilities or providers charges are prosecuted in city courts with differing procedures and penalties. Although a Disorderly conduct charge may sound relatively harmless, it can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to obtain housing and find employment. If convicted many employers will simply pass over your application for years to come. With a criminal record most employers will not ask for an explanation, but simply reject your application. Additionally, government employment and military service may be impossible.
For many people charged with Interference with health care facilities or providers this is the first time they have been on the wrong side of the law. Additionally, many of these charges are domestic disputes and simply a misunderstanding.
Below I have listed the Washington State Law for Interference with health care facilities or providers conduct:
RCW 9A.50 INTERFERENCE WITH HEALTH CARE FACILITIES OR PROVIDERS
Additionally, below I have listed the various penalties that Washington State Law allows for the 1st, 2nd or 3rd offense of Interference with a health care facility.
(1) For a first offense, a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars and a jail term of not less than twenty-four consecutive hours;
(2) For a second offense, a fine of not less than five hundred dollars and a jail term of not less than seven consecutive days; and
(3) For a third or subsequent offense, a fine of not less than one thousand dollars and a jail term of not less than thirty consecutive days.