Seattle assault attorneys - defending you.
Many do not understand that the crime of assault includes the threat to cause bodily harm to another. In other words, you don’t have to have touched the other person in order to be charged with the crime of assault. A Seattle criminal lawyer can answer all of your questions concerning this charge and the unique circumstances of your case.
Another fact of assault is that the person threatened felt fear or apprehension, as they believed the person threatening had the ability to carry out the threat. There must have been some act committed that caused this fear. For example, a man verbally threatening and raising his arm as if to strike, but not actually striking, would be assault. Some act, in this example raising his arm, must have occurred that caused the alleged victim to feel harm was imminent.
Misdemeanor and felony assault charges in Seattle, WA.
The crime of assault can be charged from a misdemeanor all the way up to a Class A felony for first-degree assault. Accordingly the penalties can range from jail time for the lesser charge to a life sentence for the most serious charge. Fines can also be assessed with imprisonment and can be significant.
Our Assault lawyers in Seattle urge you to act quickly.
It is important that you take immediate action if you have been charged with this serious crime. There are many things that an experienced and aggressive criminal attorney can do for you but it is important that the work begins as soon as possible. It may be possible to get the charges dismissed or lowered to a less serious charge if this is a first offense. There may be alternative penalties that a determined attorney can negotiate for you. You need to know that no matter what the circumstances of your case are, we care about your rights and we will work to ensure that they are protected throughout the process. We will fight on your behalf to create the most positive outcome possible for you.
Contact a Seattle assault attorney at our office as soon as possible and let our team get to work for you.
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