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Assault Charges in Washington

In Washington, assault generally refers to the intention to harm another person, regardless of whether a violent act actually took place. Whether you were acting in self-defense or in aid of a friend, or you were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, we believe it is our duty to listen to your side of the story and to make sure it gets heard.

At Ramirez & Cooper, Inc., we're the right people to keep you out of the wrong place—jail. Our firm utilizes a “hands-on” approach to the law, and we do so with discretion, professionalism, and finesse. With more than 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys are recognized as leaders in criminal law. We use proactive defense strategies to provide you the immediate help you need after an assault and battery arrest or after an aggravated assault charge.

With our Kitsap County assault lawyers, your defense could start NOW. Don’t hesitate to schedule your free and completely confidential consultation, call (360) 383-5244 today.

Washington Assault Laws

According to Washington code RCW 9A.36, assault is categorized into four degrees with Assault in the first degree being the most serious charge. Assault can be charged as:

  • Assault in the First Degree: Charged as a Class A Felony
  • Assault in the Second Degree: Charged as a Class B Felony, unless sexual motivation is found in which case it is charged as a Class A Felony
  • Assault in the Third Degree: Charged as a Class C Felony
  • Assault in the Fourth Degree: Charged as a Gross Misdemeanor, unless domestic violence was proven in which case it is charged as a Class C Felony

What Penalties Could You Face for an Assault Charge?

Under Washington state law, assault can be classified as a physical altercation or even just a threat of violence or harm. When firearms or weapons that can bring harm are used to aid in the assault, then the penalty can be much more severe.

For a gross misdemeanor charge of simple assault, you could face:

  • 364-days in jail
  • A $5,000 fine

On the other end of the spectrum is first-degree assault or aggravated assault, which may seem minor in comparison to murder or homicide, but it could still result in a sentence of:

  • Over 10-years in prison
  • A $50,000 fine

Repeat offenders could face life in prison.

How Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. Can Help

What happens if we take your case? Our assault and battery lawyers will diligently prepare a tactical defense that fits the specific needs of your case. We will strengthen your defense by working with investigators, researching every detail of your charges, interviewing witnesses, and collecting information from the police to make sure they are doing their job correctly.

We are ready to fight for an acquittal or a dismissal of your charges, strategically crafting the best possible defense. Even if the evidence against you seems overwhelming, we can work tirelessly to minimize the charges and reduce the penalties you face.

Why Choose Our Kitsap County Assault Defense Lawyers?

  • 30+ Years’ Combined Experience
  • 1,000s of Criminal Cases Handled
  • Zealous and Knowledgeable Advocacy
  • FREE Consultation & Affordable Payment Plans

Contact Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. today to discover what a qualified Kitsap County assault defense lawyer can do to defend your liberty!

We proudly serve Kitsap County, Clallam County and Jefferson County, Washington.

Find experienced defense for your assault charge today. Contact our assault lawyer in Kitsap County to schedule your 100% free & confidential consultation!

Why Choose Ramirez & Cooper, Inc.

  1. Over 30 years' of combined legal experience
  2. Former prosecution experience*
  3. Thousands of criminal cases handled
  4. Over 1,000 DUI cases handled
  5. Hundreds of cases tried to verdict or judgment
  6. Appeared before the Supreme Court
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