Lynnwood Assault Defense Attorney

Arrested? Put a former prosecutor in your corner!

Assault crimes are serious in Washington and should not be taken lightly. If you were recently arrested for allegedly committing assault against another individual, your future is on the line. Whether a misdemeanor or a felony, the time to take action against your charges is right now.

My name is Lance Fryrear and I am the lead assault lawyer at my Lynnwood criminal defense firm. Having handled more than 20,000 cases, it is safe to say that I am no stranger to the criminal justice system in Washington. I have also served as a prosecutor and am well-acquainted with both sides of the courtroom. My goal is to protect your best interests and fight for a reduced or dismissed sentence.

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How are assault crimes punished in Washington?

An assault crime can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony, based on the circumstances surrounding the offense. A misdemeanor, also known as simple assault, occurs when a person intentionally and harmfully touches someone else, attempts to inflict injury on them, or does anything to place them in harm's way.

First degree assault, however, is considered a felony according to state law. This means that the accused individual acted out against another person with the intent to cause great bodily harm, such as death or permanent disfigurement.

Penalties depend on the offense, but can include:

  • A fine of up to $50,000
  • Imprisonment
  • Restitution to the victim
  • Probation

The last thing you want is a state prosecutor deciding your fate, but many who are charged with assault show up in court defenseless and unprepared. By retaining my firm, I can make sure that this does not happen to you. A swift response to your charges is key and I am prepared to deliver exactly what you need.

There is no better time than the present to face your charges head on. Contact my firm right away to speak with a Lynnwood assault defense attorney.