Take Immediate Action After An Assault And Battery Arrest
There is no doubt human emotions are messy, and sometimes fuel some impulsive behavior that we may regret later. When an argument escalates to the point of physical violence, those actions can lead to an arrest for assault. These charges are considered very serious under criminal law.
If your freedom is in jeopardy, get a competent lawyer and the best defense possible. Contact Hansen Law immediately if you have been arrested or charged with assault.
Our attorney understands that these cases are often the result of a chain of bad events, but does not take them lightly. Your rights and your freedom are on the line. We will do everything in our power under the law to protect them.
Prosecutors Will Use Aggravating Circumstances To Elevate An Assault Charge
In Washington, an individual is formally charged with assault when a criminal incident involves physical harm. Assault can be charged on varying degrees based on the circumstances. Some of the factors that could elevate an offense include:
- The severity of the injuries involved
- Use of a firearm or deadly weapon
- Exposure to or transmission of HIV, poison or other noxious substance
- Violence in the commission of a felony
- Acts involving a sexual motivation
When a family member is involved, police will automatically make an arrest. Assault charges that are considered domestic violence have the potential to affect your parental rights as well. Our promise to you is that we will do everything in our power under the law to reduce the charge or have the charges dismissed, if possible.
After An Arrest, Don’t Wait To Contact Us
If you are facing misdemeanor or aggravated assault, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. You can contact our Yakima assault and battery attorney by calling 509-388-0160 or toll free at 877-657-3179. You can also submit your information through our confidential online form. Se habla español.