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Assault is the crime of threatening to cause physical harm to another person or putting them in fear for their safety or their life. Although assault doesn't involve the crime of actually hurting or touching another person, it is still taken seriously in the eyes of the law. It is important that you know to never answer police questioning without a skilled Bellevue criminal defense lawyer present, especially when you are being charged with a violent crime.
Call Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, P.S. today at (425) 576-0026 for a free consult.
Penalties for Assault Charges in Washington
Assault is either charged as a misdemeanor or felony. These charges are based on the circumstances of the alleged offense, such as if a weapon was allegedly used to carry out the crime. In order to determine what consequences you could be facing, it is important that you speak with a Bellevue assault defense lawyer.
You could face penalties that include:
- Jail or Imprisonment
- Probation or Community supervision
- Community service
- Up to $50,000 in fines
- Loss of the right to bear arms and vote
Providing Dedicated Legal Advocacy
Regardless of the circumstances which have led to you being arrested, speaking with a trusted criminal attorney is essential. The sooner you hire our firm to represent you, the sooner we can investigate your charges and assess your options. Once we have provided you with our assessment, we can determine which option is most likely to lead to a favorable outcome for your case.
Do not give up hope before you have retained legal counsel, as you may have options available to you. You can rely on us for our advocacy and to fight aggressively to protect your rights.