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If you have been accused of assault, you need to secure serious legal representation from me, a Seattle assault lawyer, who can match the seriousness of your charge. Individuals convicted of assault may be penalized with fines, a criminal record, and jail time.
Assault doesn't necessarily have to involve a weapon or actual physical harm to lead to charges. The mere act of threatening or making someone believe that physical harm is imminent is also considered to be a form of assault. Most of these incidents occur when individuals are in a provoked state. Unfortunately, even the smallest lapse in judgment can cost you everything.
Defense for Serious Assault Charges in Washington
Whether you are charged with assault in the first degree or the fourth degree, I am here to help you get through this difficult and overwhelming experience. After carefully reviewing all the details of your arrest, I may be able to prove that your actions were out of self-defense or in defense of someone else. The chances of walking away with a favorable result greatly increase when you hire an experienced law firm such as mine. If convicted, your criminal record could inhibit your ability to find work. Don't let this happen to you.
Can I Go to Jail for 4th Degree Assault?
In Washington state, fourth-degree assault is the lowest level of assault also known as simple assault. Assault in the fourth degree is charged as a misdemeanor and includes actions such as attempting to hurt someone, hitting or touching, or causing fear of injury by physical action. A conviction for fourth-degree assault can be punished by a $5,000 fine and up to 364 days in jail.
How Much Time Can I Get for Assault?
The amount of jail time that you can be sentenced to depends on the degree of assault you are charged with. For simple assault, you can be sentenced to less than 1 year in jail, while if you are charged with aggravated assault, you can face 93-123 months incarceration.
Are There Defenses to Assault Charges?
If you have been accused of assault, this can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. Assault 4 is a gross misdemeanor, while Assault 1, 2, and 3 are felonies. If the assault is in connection with domestic violence or occurs against a child, you may face additional penalties.
The following defense to assault charges may be employed on your behalf:
- Lack of intent to commit assault
- You were acting in self-defense
- You were acting in defense of another person
You need to know that your Seattle assault attorney is on your side. When you are facing possible incarceration, fines, and penalties to your future, you cannot trust anything less than the aggressive defense of Guadagno Law, PLLC.
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At Guadagno Law, PLLC, I have represented thousands of individuals, including those charged with assault. I draw from experience as a former prosecutor to help build results-driven case strategies that meet the specific needs of my clients. Should you choose to retain my legal services, you can rest assured knowing that I can work tirelessly to help you obtain a positive case outcome, such as a reduction of charges or case dismissal.
Guadagno Law, PLLC proudly offers the following benefits to individuals in the Seattle area:
- Professional and personalized attention from a defense attorney—not a paralegal or junior associate
- 24/7 availability
- 17 years of legal experience
- Free initial consultations
- Former prosecutor who is well-versed in criminal justice
I have worked on both sides of the criminal courtroom.
I have handled thousands of cases over the years.
I am on call for 24-hour emergency counsel.
I have a sole focus on criminal defense law.
I have over 17 years of criminal defense experience.
I offer affordable payment plans to focus on what matters.