Yes. If a person is convicted of felony charges, they could go to jail or prison. Generally speaking, less criminal history a person has, the less in custody time they possibly face. Having prior similar charges dismissed on deferral is better than having then on record as convictions. They will not count as mandatory reasons to increase possible in custody time, but the prosecuting authority may consider then in negotiations. You certainly need an experienced felony criminal defense lawyer. Find a lawyer you trust and ask for a consultation.
Mr. Nelson gave you very good advice. Go get a lawyer whether you hire one yourself or request a Public Defender. Do it today, do it now. Good luck.
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Yes, they can give you jail time. Yes, they may consider your past history. You need to talk to an attorney who can go through the specifics of your situation and figure out what options are available to you. You need to get set up with a lawyer immediately. If you wait, it will make the attorney's job more difficult. Good luck.
Talk to your attorney. If you don't like your attorney hire a new one. Make sure you understand what the good and the bad is about your case so that you can make an informed decision on what to do, settlement of trial. Good Luck I live in Moses Lake not far from Spokane if you need an attorney.