Other Serious Felonies

Ms. Muth focuses her practice on defending complex criminal cases. She has over a decade of experiencing defending individuals accused of serious felonies including, assault, kidnapping, robbery, and homicide, in state and federal courts. She has taken over forty cases to jury trial for charges ranging from simple misdemeanor assaults and drug possession to burglary, felony assault, numerous sex offenses, and double homicide. Representative results include:

  • Obtained dismissal: Client accused of forcibly entering an apartment building, threatening victims with knife, and stealing money. Client charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, and second-degree assault charges. He faced a 15-year sentence. Amy's investigation revealed problems with the eyewitnesses' identifications. The state dismissed the charges. (Kitsap County Superior Court)
  • Obtained not guilty verdict, hung verdict on deadly weapon enhancement: Client was accused of entering an acquaintance's home with a knife during a dispute. He was charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault, with deadly weapon sentencing enhancements. Amy took the case to trial and got an acquittal on the assault and a hung jury on the weapon enhancement. This brought the client's sentencing range down from 102-123 months to 31-41 months. (Kitsap County Superior Court)
  • Obtained conviction of lesser offense in assault trial: Client was accused of pulling a knife on a bouncer at a bar. He was charged with second-degree assault. This would have been the client's second strike under Washington's three-strikes law. Amy took the case to trial and avoided the second strike by convincing the jury to convict the client of a misdemeanor assault instead of a felony. The client was sentenced to time served. (King County Superior Court)
  • Reduced sentence by seven years: Client's previous attorney did not investigate his case. He pleaded guilty to serious charges and received a 10-year sentence. His co-defendant attorneys investigated and negotiated three-year sentences. Amy brought a successful motion to vacate the client's sentence. The court re-sentenced him to three years. (King County Superior Court)