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Legal Question: Felony

Can a gross misdemeanor become a felony?

Yes that can happen, but first the prosecutor would have to ask the court dismiss the gross misdemeanor without prejudice and then re-file the case in Superior Court as a felony charge. The term “without prejudice” means the state is allowed to re-file the case if it chooses to do so.

Arrest Warrants

Arrest warrants are issued by judges when a person is wanted by the police for the commission of a…

Alternatives To Jail Time

The Bellingham Municipal Court system has approved the use of home detention and other…