Tacoma Assault Defense Attorneys
Fighting for the Accused since 1968
Have you been accused of assault in or around the Tacoma area? An allegation of assault can be serious, leading to potential jail time, fines, probation, and a permanent criminal record. When accused of this offense, it is in your best interests to bring in a trusted Tacoma criminal defense lawyer from Hester Law Group as soon as possible for your defense. If you have not been charged, we may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to drop the charge. If you have been charged, it is vital that your legal rights are protected in the face of investigators, law enforcement, and judges.
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What Is Assault in Washington State?
Assault is unwanted physical contact or threat of contact that is considered to be offensive to the alleged victim. It may or may not result in an actual injury. How it is charged will depend on what type of physical contact was involved, whether it resulted in injuries, and if a weapon was used.
The various types of assault in Washington include:
- Fourth-degree assault, which may be any unwanted touching, charged as a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and fines of up to $5,000
- Third-degree assault, which results from contact with a firefighter, law enforcement officer, or other specified public servant, charged as a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and fines of up to $10,000
- Second-degree assault, in which bodily harm was inflicted with force or a deadly weapon, charged as a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000
- First-degree assault, resulting in great bodily harm inflicted with force or a deadly weapon punishable by up to life in prison and fines of up to $50,000
In cases where assault offense involved a family member, domestic violence can be added to the charges.
Why You Need Hester Law Group
Unfortunately, prosecutors can be overzealous and file charges before the facts are known. You could be charged with assault when no injury has occurred and with no actual evidence except the accuser’s statement. Bringing in a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible is crucial. Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation into all of the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. As trial-tested attorneys, we have the skills, resources, and knowledge to build a defense designed to give you the best chance of a favorable outcome.
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