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: