Legal Question in Criminal Law in Washington

If I am filling out a background check that asks if I have any felony or Gross Misdemenor convictions or pending chargers and I have a misdemenor charge pending can I answer no? Is there a difference between midemenor and Gross misdemenor?

Asked on 8/03/10, 10:13 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Paul Ferris Law Office of Paul T. Ferris
0 users found helpful
0 attorneys agreed

A gross misdemeanor falls within the category of misdemeanors. The only difference between gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor is the maximum penalties - gross misdemeanors are more serious offenses with higher penalties.

A pending charge is one that has been filed in a court. Unless you are referring to a pending investigation in which a charge has not yet been filed, it appears you must answer "yes"

Read more
Answered on 8/08/10, 11:03 am

Related Questions & Answers

More Criminal Law questions and answers in Washington

Looking for something else?

Get Free Legal Advice

88953 active attorneys ready to answer your legal questions today.

Find a Legal Form

Browse and download our attorney-prepared and up-to-date legal forms from $4.99

Find a Form

Featured Attorneys

Anthony SmithLawSmithLee's Summit, MO
Rahul Manchanda, Esq.Manchanda Law Office PLLCNew York, NY
Glen AshmanAshman Law OfficeAtlanta, GA
Find An Attorney

Are you an Attorney?

Earn additional revenue and grow your business. Join LawGuru Now