Overview of Prowling Charges and Allegations in Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and the Rest of Snohomish County, Washington, as well as Skagit County and King County

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Vehicle Prowling (First and Second Degree) in Washington State

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC has extensive experience representing clients who have been charged with Vehicle Prowling (First and Second Degree) in Snohomish and Skagit Counties. Our successful results include many dismissals, reductions in charges, agreements to dismiss after a set period of time, and other non-conviction results. If you have a question about Vehicle Prowling, call us at (360) 659-4950 for a free, no-pressure consultation. Please read below for more information.

Vehicle Prowling in Washington is divided up into two degrees (levels) of seriousness. Vehicle Prowling in the First Degree is a Class C Felony (punishable by more than a year, sentence determined base on prior history), which Vehicle Prowling in the Second Degree is a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to 365 days in jail and $5000 in fines.

What separates the two degrees is the type of vehicle that was allegedly prowled. If the vehicle was a motorhome (or boat with permanent living quarters) the appropriate charge is a felony. For any other vehicle, the correct charged is alleged Vehicle Prowling in the Second Degree.

We aggressively represent our clients charged with Vehicle Prowling in all of Snohomish County and Skagit County, whether it be in municipal or district courts. Common cities in which we practice include: Anacortes, Arlington, Burlington, Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, and Sedro Woolley, Washington. We have offices in Burlington, Everett and Marysville, Washington for your convenience.

RCW 9A.52.100 - Vehicle prowling in the second degree.

  • (1) A person is guilty of vehicle prowling in the second degree if, with intent to commit a crime against a person or property therein, he enters or remains unlawfully in a vehicle other than a motor home, as defined in RCW 46.04.305, or a vessel equipped for propulsion by mechanical means or by sail which has a cabin equipped with permanently installed sleeping quarters or cooking facilities.
  • (2) Vehicle prowling in the second degree is a gross misdemeanor.


Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, aggressively represents clients throughout the Washington I-5 corridor, covering Skagit, Snohomish, King and Whatcom Counties. Regular courts of practice include, but are not limited to, Anacortes, Arlington, Bellevue, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Edmonds, Everett, Issaquah, Lake Stevens Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrance, Redmond, Seattle, Sedro Woolley and Shoreline.


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