Assault charges can result from a wide range of circumstances. You may have been coming to the aid of friend. You may have been defending yourself. No matter why you have been charged with assault, there is one important thing you need to know: felony level assault charges count as strikes under Washington's three strikes law.
The three strikes law can mean life in prison without parole for those with three violent felony convictions. Don't let a misunderstanding about a bar fight or other situation put you in prison for the rest of your life.
At Partovi Law, P.S., our Spokane assault lawyer David Partovi can help you fight any assault charges. Contact our office via email to set up a free initial consultation.
Determined Investigation And Representation
The law may not see you as anything more than the charges you are facing, but we do. We know how important it is in the creation of effective criminal defense that no stone go unturned. We will work to make sure that the prosecutor, the judge and the jury all know the best about you, not just the trouble you have right now.
About Assault Charges
In Washington, assault is broken down into four categories or degrees:
- First degree assault
- Second degree assault
- Third degree assault
- Vehicular assault
- Fourth degree assault
Which degree you are charged with will depend on a variety of factors, including the level of injury the other party sustained, what the prosecution thinks your intent was, if a weapon was used, and if the other party was a police officer, firefighter, nurse, doctor or bus driver.
Assault charges in Idaho are broken down into four categories:
- Aggravated battery
- Aggravated assault
The difference between a misdemeanor and a serious felony can be as simple as a police officer misconstruing the facts of your situation. Did the officer mistakenly believe a weapon was part of the incident? If so, you could be facing serious prison time for a simple assault.
We will work tirelessly to bring out your side of the story and achieve the best possible resolution for our clients.