Assault in Washington means an intentional touching that is offensive and is done with unlawful force, or is intended to create fear of bodily injury. A simple accusation of a push, a slap, or even that a person stopped another person from leaving a room, can result in a criminal assault charge being filed in Washington State. Assault charges are broken down into four degrees, ranging from Assault in the First Degree (Assault I) to Assault in the Fourth Degree (Assault IV). Assault I, II and III are Felonies and are filed as crimes in Superior Court. Assault IV is a Gross Misdemeanor and is filed as a crime in either Municipal or District Court.
The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys, located in Western Washington, is a very skilled and experienced team dedicated to providing effective, aggressive representation for those charged with assault, harassment and/or Malicious Mischief in Western Washington. The team creates success by not only working with alleged victims to develop a relationship and encourage positive communication, but the team also works with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegations are considered in creating an equitable and fair resolution.
If you or a loved one is charged with a assault, harassment and/or Malicious Mischief in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County, Thurston County or one of the following cities or towns: Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Burien, Des Moines, Duvall, Edmonds, Enumclaw, Everett, Federal Way, fife, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Medina, Mercer Island, Milton, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, New Castle, Normandy Park, North Bend, Olympia, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Sea Tac, Seattle, Shoreline, Snohomish, Sumner, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, and/or Woodinville, or any other city or town in Western Washington, call The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900 for an initial free consultation.