If you intentionally injure someone in Washington state, you will face assault charges. Even if you did not intend to cause the injury or hurt the person as badly as you did, prosecutors will charge you and seek your conviction for assault. If your alleged actions caused severe injuries, involved the use of a firearm or deadly weapon, or hurt a police officer, firefighter, or another specially protected person, you could be looking at steep and lengthy penalties if convicted.
Prosecutors take acts of violence – even threats of violence – seriously. If they believe that you committed an assault, they will vigorously pursue your conviction. No matter the nature of the assault charge, your future is at stake. Time behind bars, hefty fines, and a criminal record are just a few of the potential consequences that await you if you are found guilty of assault.
Whether you have been wrongly accused or suffered a regrettable lapse in judgment, you have rights. The state needs to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and any number of evidentiary weaknesses or errors on the part of law enforcement or prosecutors can be the basis of an effective defense strategy. Often, individuals charged with assault were merely defending themselves against another person’s violence or threats.
The Everett, Washington, criminal defense attorneys at Deno Millikan Law Firm, PLLC, aggressively defend our clients against all assault charges, standing alongside them and fighting to obtain dismissal of the charges, an acquittal, or another best possible outcome.
No matter the nature or circumstances of the charges, we take a thorough approach and provide a realistic and thoughtful evaluation to develop the most robust defense strategy for your particular case. Our forceful courtroom advocacy, clear counsel, and understanding of how prosecutors approach assault cases give our clients every advantage when facing assault charges.
We have experience handling all forms of assault and related crimes of violence in Everett and Snohomish County, including:
- Aggravated assault
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Vehicular assault
- Child abuse
- Spousal abuse
Contact an Everett Assault Defense Attorney Today to Discuss Your Case
Being charged with assault or another violent crime is a serious matter with life-altering consequences if you are found guilty. Don’t face these charges alone. Contact one of Deno Millikan’s experienced assault defense attorneys today to discuss your situation.