What to Do if You are Charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree in Lynnwood, WA

What to Do if You are Charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree in Lynnwood, WA

If you have been charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree in Lynnwood, or elsewhere in Washington State, you need to talk to an experienced Lynnwood Assault 4 Defense Attorney as soon as possible.

Assault in the Fourth Degree is defined by statute as any assault that does not amount to Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, or Assault in the Third Degree. Though the term "assault" itself is not defined by statute, caselaw recognizes three definitions of assault which include (1) an unlawful touching, (2) an attempt, with unlawful force, to inflict bodily injury upon another, and (3) placing another in reasonable apprehension of harm. This is a very broad definition that generally includes any unwanted touching or any reasonable apprehension of physical injury, even if no injury actually occurs. Though this may seem overwhelming, an experienced Lynnwood Assault 4 Defense Attorney can thoroughly go through your case to find any applicable defenses, including self-defense, and prepare a customized defense strategy for your best resolution.

It is important to contact a Lynnwood Assault in the Fourth Degree Defense Attorney as quickly as possible to have the best chance at avoiding a conviction. If convicted of a Lynnwood Assault 4 charge, you could be facing up to 364 days in jail and a $5000 fine. The court could issue a no-contact order and any violation of that order could result in additional criminal charges. If the Lynnwood Assault 4 charge is domestic violence related you could lose your right to possess firearms and be ordered to complete a lengthy domestic violence treatment program. Any Lynnwood Assault 4 conviction must typically be disclosed on job or tenancy applications. This can seriously affect your ability to obtain work and housing. Clearly, it is important to have an aggressive advocate on your side.

I, Lynnwood Assault 4 Defense Attorney Lance R. Fryrear, have over a decade of experience defending Lynnwood Assault in the Fourth Degree charges. Additionally, I have seven years experience as a former prosecutor. This gives me the unique ability to analyze your case from both sides and come up with your best defense. For many of my clients, I have successfully advocated for a reduction or even an eventual dismissal of the charges.

Call Lynnwood Assault in the Fourth Degree Defense Attorney Lance R. Fryrear today for your free consultation. I am on your side.