Assault For a Serious Charge, You Need a Serious Defense

Shoreline Assault Attorneys

Presenting a Strong Defense Against Violent Crime Charges in Seattle

If you are charged with assault, you may be facing prison time. You need an attorney who is determined and serious about fighting for you, one with the experience and knowledge to succeed. At Peale Law Firm, we defend individuals in the criminal justice system accused of assault and other violent crimes. Our Shoreline assault lawyers are true advocates for your rights if you are arrested or accused of these offenses.

Call us at (206) 429-4777 to schedule your free initial consultation.

What Is Assault in Washington?

Generally, assault is usually combined with the crime of battery in the public’s mind. Assault, however, usually refers to the threat of violence, and battery is any violent or unwanted touching. These charges vary by state, and the names of the two crimes are often used interchangeably. In some states, they are not considered separate offenses.

Actions such as hitting, kicking, punching, or pushing are considered assault. Many other actions, such as grabbing or spitting, can also lead to criminal charges. Our attorneys fight all types of violent crime charges in our pursuit of justice for our clients.

Common Types of Assault

Assaults occur for a variety of reasons, and charges can stem from:

  • Simple fights
  • Gang-related offenses
  • In conjunction with other crimes, such as robbery

Assaults of a sexual nature are treated differently by the law and these cases are generally more complex and emotional. We will look into the specific circumstances and the evidence against you to build a strong defense on your behalf. In the case of fights, our Shoreline assault attorneys work to show that you were acting in self-defense and are not a violent criminal. In all cases, our attorneys present a strong defense in an attempt to preserve your freedom.

Reducing an Assault Charge

Most states have a variety of assault charges, such as aggravated assault or assault in the first degree. Depending on the facts of your case, the prosecution may choose to charge you with a higher-level crime than is necessary. Our lawyers work to get your charges reduced through a variety of pretrial motions. We also fight to get our clients the most lenient sentence possible under the circumstances.

If you have been charged with assault in the Greater Seattle area, you need a strong defense. Call (206) 429-4777 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation at Peale Law Firm.

Client Success Stories

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  • If anyone can get him off it will be you.

    “Mr. Peale I think your client is guilty. That is why I arrested him. I look forward to trial. You always do a good job. If anyone can get him off it will be you.”

    - Sheriff Homicide Detective
  • I knew you would give him the best defense.

    “Walt I referred my neighbor to you because I knew you would give him the best defense he could get. He told me I was right.”

    - J.L., County Sheriff
  • One of the finest criminal defense attorneys in the state.

    “As an attorney who has practiced criminal law for 45 years, I know Walter Peale to be one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in the state. Walter has a reputation as a skilled advocate and a ...”

    - John Segelbaum, Attorney
  • You are the best!

    “I thought about getting a different lawyer but all the guards said I was crazy. They see all the lawyers in trial. They said you are the best. I guess they were right. Thank you.”

    - Former Client
  • You should be glad he is your lawyer.

    “Mr. [defendant] you should be glad he is your lawyer. Mr. Peale is one of the best in King county.”

    - R. K., Judge

What Makes Us Different? 

  • Committed to Our Clients' Best Interests
  • Over 40 Years of Combined Experience
  • Confident & Effective in the Courtroom
  • More than 300 Jury Trials Handled
  • Over 30 Murder Cases Tried
  • Se Habla Español

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