Seattle Assault Lawyer
Have you been accused of assault or battery? The Schwartz Law Office, PLLC has an assault lawyer in Seattle, WA, who is willing to defend your case in court. Our criminal attorneys in Seattle offer free initial consultations and case evaluations to help you determine what to do after criminal charges have been brought against you.
Let Our Assault & Battery Lawyer Defend You
Our assault and battery lawyer can educate you about the definitions of assault, including the act and intent requirements, as well as what constitutes battery. This will help you understand the legal process and allow you to make an informed decision about your case. Then, we listen to your side of the story in order to prepare a defense.
Whether you have been accused of assault or battery, our lawyers are ready and willing to defend your rights in court. Our assault attorney knows the laws well, due to an extensive amount of legal experience, so he can determine whether the charge is legitimate or can be dismissed if brought to a judge. Let us use our knowledge in your favor.
Why You Should Hire an Assault Attorney
Assault and battery is defined as the crime of threatening a person with an act with physical contact involved. If someone claims you tried to strike them or caused physical harm to them, consult with our assault attorney. This charge may also come up if a person claims that you threatened them to the point where they feared immediate harm. Both charges of assault and battery require an act or intent to warrant a conviction. For an assault charge, a criminal act is needed for a guilty verdict. This may involve an overt or direct action that makes the other person fear for their safety. According to current laws, you cannot “accidentally” assault someone; there must be general intent involved.
In cases involving battery, the charge will only stand if there is intentional touching which is harmful or offensive and no consent is given by the other party. Individuals who act in a reckless, negligent, or dangerous manner that results in such contact may be charged with battery.
A further extension of this charge is aggravated assault or battery, where the other party states that you tried or did cause a severe injury, or used a deadly weapon against them. These crimes may be pursed in a civil or criminal court of law. We represent clients in criminal law cases.