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.